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Hudaks PCs play with fire by playing the foreign card
Cohn, Martin Regghttp://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/provincialelection/article/1052313--cohn-hudak-s-pcs-play-with-fire-by-playing-the-foreign-card
Publisher: Toronto Star, Toronto, Canada
Date Written: 11/09/2011
Year Published: 2011
Resource Type: Article
Tory Leader Tim Hudak has either tapped into a deep vein of voter resentment against recent immigrants, or taken a detour possibly a U-turn that has thrown his campaign off course after two years of meticulous preparations. I cant recall ever seeing the normally mild-mannered Hudak more impassioned than when he railed against foreign workers in stump speeches across Eastern Ontario. Speaking to relatively sparse crowds of predominantly white, rural, older Progressive Conservative supporters, he claimed they were being disadvantaged by a nefarious Liberal affirmative action scheme to help outsiders....
Yet after reaching out to cultural communities for two years, and boasting that hes translated his platform into 15 foreign languages, Hudak has changed his tune. He still extolls his own Slovak roots, but stresses that his grandfather arrived here without much English or money and never took handouts.
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