John Tory stopping by

Ontario opposition leader John Tory will stop by at 3pm EST today to take your questions on Premier McGuinty’s economic update. This space will host a live video chat where your economic questions to Mr. Tory.

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that joined the discussion. Here is the recorded video of our townhall.

  • http://strongconservative.blogspot.com J. Strong

    Yeah I’ve got a question: does he consider himself a Red Tory or a conservative?

  • http://strongconservative.blogspot.com J. Strong

    Yeah I’ve got a question: does he consider himself a Red Tory or a conservative?

  • Bruce

    I find this kind of policy discussion offensive. Are Mr Tory's pronouncements official Party policy or are they his personal statements . Unless the caucus,at the very least, supports these positions Mr Tory should get elected before issuing any policy statements or speaking on behalf of the rank and file

  • Phil Hauser

    Wow John Tory even sounds like he knows what he is talking about. I was going to suggest he throw his hat in the ring for the federal liberal party.

    @ Bruce – the party is the leader the leader is the head of the caucus. See Stephanie Dion for example. You might not like how leaders are chosen but they are chosen this way. You don't change the rules because you don't like the leader. He does not have to be an MPP to be the leader. Mackenzie King lost his seat three times while remaining prime minister and I don't think a ton of people view him as anything but a good PM.

    What is he saying that is so offensive other than he is not your choice for leader of this party? Hell, I don't like him at the helm but he is at the helm and he is there fair and square. That is the case. If you are attacking him from another party affiliation than say so.

  • Rush

    Didn't watch the video but did any one ask him why he didn't resign like Dion? He and Ernie Eves lost by being Conservative light. Wish we had a real conservative leading our party.

  • Liz J

    John Tory has a tough road ahead, not sure he'll be able to fill the bill. He certainly proved he doesn't listen until the writing is on the wall. We recently saw an example of another who doesn't listen, Stephane Dion and where he has ended up.
    When Mr. Tory didn't even have the foresight to run in his own riding, instead choosing to go after a popular Education Minister's riding, we have to wonder how successful he'll be next time around. Of course Ontario voters are stranger than fiction. They re-elected a Premier, who broke almost every promise he made to get elected the first time, to a second majority. Whether it was over the one issue, school funding , the fact he showed poor judgment or a bit of both, is anyone's guess in this province.

  • Beer and Popcorn

    I have a lot of respect for Mr Tory, but it's very tough to get excited about a John Tory-led PC party after his performance in the last election. I have never been so frusturated as a conservative supporter.

  • East of Eden

    Offensive? Why would it be offensive?

  • East of Eden

    My opinion of John tory is that he is an intelligent as well as good man. Everything I have heard about his in the business world has been positive. He has no clue, unfortunately, as to how to win over this province. His school funding gaffe in the last election will taint our party for a long while, no matter who is the party leader. He could have gone after McGuinty's tax increase lie, Smitherman's callous mockery about the plight of our seniors living in nursing homes, McGuinty's autism funding cuts, McGuinty's delisting of vital medical services but funding of non-vital services…instead, he had to bring up the explosive subject of funding faith-based schools. I'm a man of faith and I wouldn't touch that one with a 10-foot pole.

  • http://www.bluelikeyou.com/ Joanne TB

    I agree. Can't get excited about that prospect at all. He will wear the FB-funding issue forever, no matter how hard he tries to disassociate himself from it.

    Ontario needs strong oppostion parties.

  • http://www.bluelikeyou.com/ Joanne TB

    I agree. Can't get excited about that prospect at all. He will wear the FB-funding issue forever, no matter how hard he tries to disassociate himself from it.

    Ontario needs strong oppostion parties.

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