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Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak greets employees at Ranfar Steel Ltd. while campaigning in Courtice, Ont. on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak greets employees at Ranfar Steel Ltd. while campaigning in Courtice, Ont. on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
(Darren Calabrese/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Shawn McCarthy

Hudak could repeat McGuinty’s mistakes in cancelling contracts

Political parties seeking advantage in election campaigns have little sense of irony.

And so, Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak stole a play from former Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty by promising to tear up contracts in the province’s troubled electricity sector in order to reverse a politically contentious decision.