Toronto – Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak continued his campaign in Toronto Saturday. This time, he took his family to Hollywood Gelato in St. Paul’s. Hudak spoke with voters and handed out Changebooks.
Digital Journal reported Saturday about Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak making a campaign stop at an electronics store in Toronto. During the media availability, the PC Leader criticized both the Liberals and New Democrats by saying they will increase taxes.
Following that press conference, he made a brief campaign stop at Hollywood Gelato in uptown Toronto on Bayview Avenue. Accompanied by his wife, Deb, and his daughter, Miller, Hudak spoke with voters at the gelato establishment.
Speaking with a Hollywood Gelato employee, Hudak promised to lower taxes and that the Ontario Premier will continually to do so if re-elected. When asked by the server if he will eliminate the Harmonized Sales Tax, Hudak responded that he wishes he could – Hudak pledged to eliminate the HST on hydro and heating bills.
Upon leaving the successful gelato business, Hudak spoke with two young children. He handed them a PC Changebook that he also signed.
After the photo-op, Hudak headed to Chinatown for the annual Toronto Chinatown Festival.
Day five of the campaign
On Sunday, the PC Leader honoured the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Hudak laid a wreath in front of the United States Consulate on University Avenue in downtown Toronto.
“We should pause to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as well as the families they left behind,” said Hudak in a statement. “Twenty-four Canadians were among those who were murdered on that black day, and thousands of others were impacted through the loss of their family members, colleagues, neighbours or friends. Today we mourn them all.”
Afterwards, Hudak travelled to Hamilton where he promised to grow annual healthcare funding by $6.1 billion by the end of the first PC term. Speaking alongside Don Sheppard, Hamilton Centre PC candidate, Hudak said his party would establish wait time guarantees, bring in 40,000 new and renovated beds and introduce more doctors to crucial communities.
“We will put an end to the McGuinty Liberal scandals that waste precious health care dollars,” said Hudak in a statement. “No more eHealth-style fiascos or wasteful spending on consultants at the Ministry of Health and Cancer Care Ontario. We will shut down the LHINs and put the money back into front line health services, where it belongs.”