07.19.2011 03:11 PM

Hudak weasels out again, a continuing series

Voters deserve clarity from Hudak, party leaders on abortion: McGuinty (Hudak-Abortion)
Source: The Canadian Press
Jul 19, 2011 14:56

OAKVILLE, Ont. – Premier Dalton McGuinty is urging Opposition Leader Tim Hudak to come clean about his stance on abortion.

In Oakville today, the Liberal premier said voters are looking for clarity on the important issue ahead of the fall election.

McGuinty says he supports a woman’s right to choose and all party leaders owe it to voters to be clear about their position on the issue.

Hudak appears to be shying away from his previous anti-abortion stance, saying he doesn’t plan to re-open the issue if he wins the Oct. 6 vote.

But he has refused to say if he still opposes abortion, walking away from the microphone Monday when reporters asked repeatedly if he still considered himself pro-life.



  1. Dave Roberts says:

    The Ontario Liberals are cleverly following the “monkey scat” strategy of throwing everything at their opponent in the hopes it will stick. This winning formula was perfected by the federal Liberals in the 2011 election.

  2. Wannabeapiper says:

    Is his refusal to respond already a response? Seems to me it is. But will the electorate get it?

    I guess he will have to come out of the abortion closet eventually………..

  3. Wes says:

    I honestly think that voters look at stories like this and think: “Gee, those Liberals must be getting really desperate.”

    Why? Because most people aren’t too worried about abortion. They know that nothing’s going to change on that file, because when it comes to a woman’s right to choose, nothing has changed in Canada in the last two decades.

    Team McGuinty is taking a huge risk by playing the abortion card right now. It reeks of desperate fearmongering by a party trapped in a death spiral.

    • Warren says:

      Uh-huh. Thanks, male Conservative concern-troll fella. We greatly appreciate your heartfelt expression of empathy.

      • Wes says:

        Any time, Warren! I’m a fan of your blog, and I respect your willingness to allow contrary opinions to be posted on this forum.

        • The Doctor says:

          Wes: re “blog”, I believe WK considers that to be a 4-letter word around here. In fact, if you’re going to mention those things at all, refer to it as “the B word”.

    • ottawacon says:

      Nothing has changed because the politicians who win are absolutely aware that abortion is the electric third rail for many voters – particularly women. I know of several who absolutely loathe McGuinty but are now watching how Hudak evades, and deciding he simply cannot be trusted.

  4. DB Smith says:

    This never gets old, so remind me again, how well did this work out for the Federal Liberals – 18.9%, 34 seats, loss of official status as official oppostion, their leader.

  5. Abortion, contortion, what’s Hudak’s contortion?
    Mixing up words and phrases and clauses.
    Abortion, contortion, how’s that contortion?
    Hudak’s got three favourite saying that get his job done.
    Abortion, contortion, what’s his contortion?
    He’s got “now for it, never said that,” and “not my priority.”
    They’ll get you pretty far.

  6. RN200 says:

    Triple-E Election (TM) – economy, electricity, education. No abortion to be found as an issue in this one….Liberals not too swift on the uptake as to what this is all about.

  7. DL says:

    Apparently Khailil Ramal the Liberal MPP for London-Fanshawe has told Campaign Life that he wants to stop all public funding of abortion. Will McGuinty stand up for his principles and expel this anti-abortion freak from the Liberal caucus???

  8. jack says:

    The silence of Hudak shold be no surprise. when in the lead in the polls say nothing. The odd thing is that in my opinion, none of this willl matter in October. People In canada are now responding to populism. Proven by Harper, Ford, now Hudak.

    But as can be seen by Harper and his prison costs already doubling with no change in crime rates and Fords gravy-less gravy train, these leaders will set their countries, provinces, cities back decades. The question is, will anyone care?

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