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Tim Hudak Must Go

September 7th, 2012

After tonight’s provincial by-elections in Kitchener-Waterloo and Vaughan, party President Richard Ciano sent an email to the faithful:


…we showed that we are the only Party that can put Ontario back on the right track.

So you won those by-elections then?

Woah, not so fast there. Vaughan was Liberal before the vote, and we all know how hard it is to gain a seat from a governing party mid-term.

Kitchener-Waterloo then?

Well here’s the thing, it was a Conservative seat. And it’s not now a Liberal seat. No, a 22-year Tory seat is now NDP. That’s not showing we can put Ontario on the right track, it’s standing on the track wondering what that light is, and why is it getting bigger?

It’s become clear, if it wasn’t last October, that Tim Hudak can’t win. He is, as Mark Steyn likes to say about Republican Presidential candidates, a nice guy who gives great concession speeches.

Over the last nine years Ontario has gone from economic powerhouse to a recipient of federal equalization, the debt has gone through the roof and public finances are a mess. How do you beat a guy with a record like that?

Turns out, showing up isn’t enough. And neither is Tim Hudak.

I like Tim Hudak, he’s a nice guy and seems like a truly decent man, but enough already. If we are ever to get this province back on track, we need a leader who can win, and Tim Hudak ain’t him.

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  1. Seth Allen
    September 7th, 2012 at 00:46 | #1

    I agree it’s time for Hudak to go. I’m surprised more people weren’t calling for this after the last election.

  2. Brian Fairey
    September 7th, 2012 at 02:44 | #2

    The question is that how a high tech and therefore a high wage area like
    Kitchener/Waterloo can vote NDP?

  3. Tony Ducey
    September 7th, 2012 at 04:12 | #3

    I think the NDP won last night in Kitchener Waterloo because of the candidate. That said the PC’s if they are indeed the government in waiting in Ontario, as they should be, given how much Dalton Mcguinty has flubbed up the province the PC’s should be winning seats not losing them. There are still 3 yrs. left until the election, maybe it’s time to get someone like Tony Clement or Peter Van Loan to leave federal politics and get them to run provincially because Ontario needs a change in government badly to restore itself to what it was in the past.

  4. Jordan
    September 7th, 2012 at 05:34 | #4

    The NDP may have won due to their star candidate, but where were Hudak’s star candidates? If he was the premier in waiting he should have been able to get to strong candidates for these ridings, especially in the “safe” PC riding of K-W.

    It’s time for Hudak to call it a career, even with McGuinty’s record he is still more popular then Hudak. As well someone like Tony Clement is not the answer. I like Clement but after all his controversies he can’t win as leader of a party. I’m also not that into Pete Van Loan.

    Someone I know little about but was impressed by his biography is Vic Fedeli. The PCs need someone who knows business and can get Ontario on the right track. Federally Mike Ching is still a great leadership candidate in my opinion.

  5. Sam
    September 7th, 2012 at 05:50 | #5

    How about John Baird for leader

  6. Michael Harkov
    September 7th, 2012 at 07:24 | #6

    You know what a big part of the problem is? It is as if the party doesn’t want to go for the strong, decisive leader that is needed because they are afraid of the “aother Mike Harris” and the backlash that it might cause. It is all I heard during the last two leadership races, but who cares? Who cares what the naysayers say(id)? We should be embracing a record like Harris’ and stop rejecting what has worked.

  7. Dave B.
    September 7th, 2012 at 07:25 | #7

    I agree with you 100%. I was saying this last Oct. The province IS IN SHAMBLES. With the right ledger, we should have won both those seats last night. Somebody call a leadership review. If Tim was a true leader, he would resign.

  8. Dave B.
    September 7th, 2012 at 07:27 | #8

    And to Mike Harkov. Mike Harris was the greatest Premier this province has ever seen.

  9. Michael Harkov
    September 7th, 2012 at 07:42 | #9

    Yes, we need to stop being Liberal-lite in a bid to stop the PPG/MSM media hacks and the leftards from wringing their hands and whining over a return to Mike Harris’s legacy. Who gives a %$#@ WHAT they think? This province is in serious, serious trouble, and if we can’t see a problem with our leadership losing out constantly to McGuinty, the worst leader at the workst time and arguably the worst premier this province has ever seen, then we are in for some very troubling times.

  10. wilson
    September 7th, 2012 at 09:49 | #10

    Wow, you guys sound like the federal Liberals! Toss out your leaders when they can’t produce instant success.

    From afar, it looks like the Ontario PCs have trouble on the ground, not in the leaders office.

    How many of you donated time and money to the riding, to give the PC candidate a helping hand?

  11. Terry M.
    September 7th, 2012 at 11:54 | #11

    I concur with a lot of the comments here. Tim is a nice guy, but lacks the”royal jelly” to lead our party to victory. I did not support his leadership at the convention last February, where he received 79% support, & I believe he should resign soon. The first problem is, he & the caucus will continue to support the Libs, to avoid an election that Tim can’t win.
    The second problem is finding a strong replacement. Who have we got?? Christine Elliot, Lisa McLeod, Peter Shurman?? Don’t know all the new folks, but the bench doesn’t strike fear into the hearts of the opposition.
    The only Federal Mp I’d want would be Flaherty, but he’s rather busy these days.
    Incidentally, our riding association sent $2,500. to the K.W campaign.

  12. Jordan
    September 7th, 2012 at 15:09 | #12

    Mike Chong obviously, dumb autocorrect.

  13. Brent
    September 7th, 2012 at 17:21 | #13

    Sour grapes Hudak…its time to go…your kid cant help you, your wife cant help you and now your words cant help you….bow gracefully away…Please!

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