Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Truth About Hudak's Hooligans

...gate-crashing ex Premier Bill Davis' speech in praise of the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.  WK mentioned this yesterday, but the perps--Tory candidates Pam Hundal (Brampton-Springdale), Sanjeev Maingi (Bramalea-Gore-Malton), Amarjeet Gill (Mississauga-Brampton South)-- disputed a few details.  Its nice, therefore, to have the story from an imparital source:

Also present was Brampton native Bill Davis, 82, who served as Ontario’s Progressive Conservative premier from 1971 until 1985. “This hospital will be a guidepost for other hospitals not only in this province but in the country,” Davis said, jokingly referring to the city as a “small rural town,” which it was when he grew up there.

Three Progressive Conservative candidates in the upcoming election showed up, but it was evident from the reaction of Matthews and event staff that they were not invited. Amarjeet Gill, Sanjeev Maingi and Pam Hundal stood in front of the dignitaries with a sign that read, in part: “When was the last time the Liberals made this promise? Five days before the last election.”

At one point, Anderson asked the three to move further to the side so as not to obstruct the view of the invited guests.

So, in short, Hudak sent three of  his candidates to stomp all over a speech given by one of Ontario's best-known, best-loved Conservative politicians.  Guy's got a lot of class.  All of it 3rd.


Dr.Dawg said...

You know, I'm just not getting this, and I am quick to find evil intent in Con ranks.

Their silent display didn't appear to be a disruptive attack on Davis. Nothing he said contradicted their message. They just stood there, like a poster at a rally.

What am I missing here?

bigcitylib said...
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bigcitylib said...

Well, Davis saidthe new project will do x y and z. The 3 candidates are saying the promise to build is an election stunt, which suggests to me that they think its an empty promise. Which would suggest that Davis is some kind of sucker for being on board with it.

sharonapple88 said...

Outside of the Bill Davis situation, the protest was a bad idea. The hospital looks pretty much like a done deal. Add to this the fact that when the PC candidates were asked what they would do differently from the Liberals, their answer was basically nothing. (Tim Hudak is “looking forward to seeing the planning results of this project.”) There's not much substance to their protest. They should have thought this through.

Dr.Dawg said...

OK, with you now. Sorry.

ridenrain said...

Terrorists, just like the tea party..

double nickel said...

I see ridofbrain just can't help herself. Once a troll, always a troll.