Ontario's NDP

Ontario's NDP

September 15, 2007 11:42 ET

Fortress McGuinty: The Week in Eschew

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2007) - Behind the walls of Fortress McGuinty those manning the barricades are calling for tight scripting, timed staging and well-rehearsed denials - nothing can be left to chance. This isn't the MTV Awards, after-all.

A look back at McGuinty's week of eschew:

The Change is Working -- from a Script: "Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty prefers scripted events -- roundtables with screened guests who offer predictably banal observations or encounters with students who may be 10 years away from voting age." - Murray Campbell's Election Blog, globeandmail.com, 14 September 2007

Fishy Supporters: "(McGuinty) has only 'mainstreeted' (gone out in public for an unscripted event) once in three days, and even that event was at least partly staged. The tell-tale sign: the Peterborough fish and chips shop he visited had one table full of firefighters, who have become a mainstay at Liberal campaign events. The McGuinty campaign picked up their tab." - National Post Election Notebook, 13 September 2007

Northern job loses? Well, um, hey look -- is that an elk? "Up north, the Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty was dodging some criticism about job loss. He was pressed about the foreign ownership of Ontario's mines and job losses in the forest industry sector. McGuinty says they would boost the Northern Ontario heritage fund but offered little in the way of hope for job losses." - CRHO News, Pembroke, 14 September 2007

If the McGuinty Liberals are already this afraid to defend their record, how can they expect working Ontarians to trust them for another four years?

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