Hudak Says Forming Coalition Equal to “Cheating” Voters

Progressive Conservative Leader, Tim Hudak, has straightforwardly refused the idea of forming a coalition government with any other party in case he fails to win a majority of seats in the legislature on June 12. During a campaign speech in Toronto on Friday, Hudak alleged that forming a coalition government would be equivalent to ignoring the will of voters.

Rejecting the idea of coalition, Hudak stated that “I think that’s cheating voters, and I think that it’s all about Kathleen Wynne trying to keep her job instead of doing the right thing.” He said that “my position is clear — no coalitions. We will follow whatever the voters tell us they want.” Hudak challenged his opponents, Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, to do the same. However, Horwath alleged on Friday that she cannot say whether or not she would enter into a coalition with either the Liberals or the Progressive Conservatives. She said that “I do not know what decisions (voters) are going to make and I am going to wait for them to do that.” Commenting on Hudak’s remarks, she alleged that “I don’t know what he’s talking about half the time.”

On the other hand, Wynne revealed on Wednesday that she is “not ruling out anything.” She pointed out to her record of more informal cooperation between parties. She said that “I have demonstrated how I can work in a minority parliament,” and added that “that’s how I would continue to work in a minority parliament if that is what the people of Ontario decide.”

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