Ontario's NDP

Ontario's NDP

October 04, 2007 11:10 ET

Fortress McGuinty: McGuinty Denies Accusations; Names Both of the Occasions he has met with Regular Ontarians

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2007) - For a party whose slogan is "We're all in this Together," the Liberals couldn't be farther apart from ordinary Ontarians.

In the final week of the campaign, Dalton McGuinty is again on the defensive for running a tightly stage-managed and sanitized campaign that is guided by the determination to stay away from ordinary people on the Main Streets of our province.

So hermetically-sealed has been the candidate that he related with precision the two times he has had to meet with regular folks in this campaign:

"When asked about his apparent unwillingness to 'mainstreet' - or interact with ordinary voters in a spontaneous way - McGuinty mentioned his visit to a plowing match in eastern Ontario two weeks ago.

'I met a number of people there,' he said.

'You maybe weren't there when I met Mr. Brady and mainstreeted in an Ottawa hospital,' he continued, referring to the angry cancer patient who refused his hand. 'I've had a great opportunity to meet with Ontarians and get a sense of where they're at and where they want to go.' (Source: CanWest News, 3 October 2007)

Let's revisit those "great opportunities" shall we?

Plowing match in eastern Ontario: "Seven young supporters jogged beside the vehicle and shouted approval as the Premier entered the event through a back route." - National Post, 22 September 2007

Met Mr. Brady and mainstreeted in an Ottawa hospital: "Asked later why he didn't ask Brady about his concerns, McGuinty searched for an answer. "From that gentleman's perspective, more needs to be done," he said." - Toronto Star, 27 September 2007

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