Ontario's NDP

Ontario's NDP

September 12, 2007 09:44 ET

Reality Check: McGuinty Invents in Northern Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2007) - If Dalton McGuinty's Liberal campaign is to be believed, Sudbury Mayor John Rodriguez wants to see a Liberal victory on October 10th. That's what they were telling reporters on Howard Hampton's campaign bus during yesterday's stop to support the two strong NDP candidates in the Sudbury area.

Problem is, Dalton McGuinty's Liberal campaign is not to be believed. The fact is that Mayor Rodriguez isn't, and won't be endorsing any Liberal candidate.

TRANSCRIPT: CTV News (Sudbury), 11 September 2007

Michelle: For a while, it looked like Sudbury mayor John Rodriguez was picking sides in this election. The mayor was once an elected New Democrat parliamentarian, but last night he was sporting Liberal red. This is a shot of Rodriguez opening (Liberal candidate and Sudbury city councilor) Ron Dupuis' campaign office. The Liberals also sent a news release quoting the mayor says he supports Dupuis and wants him to win. NDP candidate France Gelinas took the news in stride.

France Gelinas, NDP Candidate, Nickel Belt: First of all, I laughed, so I'm still laughing. This is the type of things that new democrats will never do. This is not true. It got put out there. It is absolutely not true. A lot of people have called in and corrected. And -- but the Liberals like to do this. They put out those press releases. I guess they're going to retract it sometime in the future when nobody is listening.

Michelle: Mayor Rodriguez told CTV News today that he is not endorsing any candidate in this election.

The Liberals have yet to retract their double talking press release.

It's another example of how Dalton McGuinty is out of touch -- Northern Ontario needs investments, not Liberal inventions.

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