09.07.2011 09:32 AM

Tea Party Tim caught in (another) lie (updated)

He told a Globe reporter 36 minutes ago that he has never, ever said “foreign workers” to describe the targets of his race-baiting new policy. To wit:

Ladurantaye: Why do you keep calling immigrants foreign workers?

Hudak: I’m not.



  1. Mike says:

    To be fair – that is a tweet……nevermind why be fair. What a xenophobe!

  2. bigcitylib says:

    Their new attack ad does as well.

  3. Michael S says:

    He might not be lying. He might not be aware of how Ragin’ Randy’s Racist Rural Revolutionaries are running his show. If so, he’s got a big problem.

  4. TheSilentObserver says:

    it amazes me how disingenious politicians have not wrapped their head around the internet at this point

  5. Dave says:

    I’m confused :s

    Reporter Question: Why do you keep calling immigrants “foreign workers”?

    Tea Party Tim’s Answer: Oh, I’m not. Dalton McGuinty’s plan, and Greg Sorbrara was on the radio about it yesterday, is to bring more people to Ontario. Now listen, Ontario is a welcoming province. I’m proud to stand before you today to say I’m the Roman Catholic grandson of Slovakian immigrants who came to who came to Ontario not speaking a word of the language who climbed their way up the ladder. What they wanted a fair shake not special treatment. But Dalton McGuinty is playing favourites with his affirmative action program for “foreign workers”. I know some people agree with it, but I reject it and I think the vast majority of Ontarians reject the affirmative action idea by Dalton McGuinty to pay companies $10000 to hire foreign workers.

    Reporter Question: You just called them “foreign workers” again. Is someone who came here five years ago not a citizen?

    Tea Party Tim’s Answer: That’s the way Dalton McGuinty put his plan on the table. Where’s his cutoff? Yesterday on the radio Greg Sorbrara said this is going to help bring more people into Ontario. i guess as soon as they come to Ontario they are a given a $10,000 cheque to help them get a job. I think that’s wrong. Ontario a welcoming province because of values that we are all treated equally and get a fair shake and not special deal.

    Source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ontario-election/on-the-hustings/with-family-front-and-centre-hudak-dodges-foreign-worker-questions/article2156507/

  6. Steven M says:

    I find it troubling that someone aspiring to be the Premier of Canada’s largest province is either ignorant as to the distinction between permanent resident and foreign worker, or is deliberately trying to mislead the Ontario public.

    • AmandaM says:

      This. And what Dave said.

      At which point does a “foreign worker” become an “immigrant” like Hudak’s grandparents? Does he honestly think that The Premier and Mr. Sorbara are encouraging businesses to hire MIGRANT workers? It seems like Hudak has “foreign worker” and “migrant worker” confused. And to Steven M’s point, if he doesn’t know the difference, he has no business being in charge of the whole show.

  7. Harith says:

    I wonder how Rossi is taking all this foreign worker xenophobia when the man himself comes from an immigrant family and is trying to court a district that is made up primarily of immigrants?

    What a pillock.

  8. steve says:

    Did he lie about the Leep the Peep sexting?

  9. Jelena says:

    Warren, could you please post the link to the actual tweet Tea Party Timmy sent?. I would like to forward
    it to some contact I have in both the media and amongst a few ethno-cultural groups.

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