Check out this brief, but interesting panel discussion on Ontario News Watch with political commentators John Snobelin (Tory), Howard Hampton (NDP), and Hershell Ezrin (Liberal).
The topic is whether Tim Hudak’s adoption of far right Republican style policies will sell to Ontarians beyond a small core base that will always vote Tory. Among the proposed work law changes are restricting the discretion of interest arbitrators to grant raises to public sector workers, and ordering unions to provide free services and benefits to non-members (what Repblicans call ”Right to Work” laws, and opponents call “Right to Free Ride” laws).
Ezrin says no, Snobelin’s not sure but believes the Tories need to clearly distinguish themselves from the other parties in some way, and my hockey buddy (read ‘goon’) Hampton predicts that the “Tea Party Tim” label will bring down the Tories in the next the election.
What do you think? Will far right Republican style policies sell in Ontario?