Ontario Provincial Police Association launches attack ads targeting Hudak

The Ontario Provincial Police Association is slamming Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak.

For the first time in its 60-year history, the OPPA has launched attack ads. The two 15-second spots will run on television across Ontario from Monday through June 10th.

"Tim Hudak says he's a friend, but Tim wants to cancel our contract, cut our pay and cut pensions for new hires," said the narrator in one ad.

OPPA President Jim Christie told CP24 they couldn't stand for that.

"After about two and a half years of working hard with the PC leader to try to educate him and bring him around to how some of his possible policies if he were to become premier were going to affect my membership, it was clear that we weren't getting through," Christie said.

"Even though we have good relationships with a lot of the PC caucus - the majority of course - and we're probably historically a more conservative-based organization, some of the things that Tim's proposing are just too much for us to swallow right now," added Christie

He said they are not endorsing the Liberals or the NDP, they just don't want Tim Hudak to be premier.

"This is a measured thing," said Christie. "This isn't you know, going after millions of dollars or ad buys. This is a very low key and very strategic message to the PC leader that if you're successful, you know, we're not just going to acquiesce."

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