Hudaks says he may legislate public sector wage freezes

While Tim Hudak talks about making life more affordable for Ontarians, clearly he isn’t thinking about families that rely on public sector wages.

Canadian Press reported Friday that Hudak would not rule out using legislation to enforce a public-sector wage freeze.

Hudak said that such legislation would only be used as a “last resort” in the event that union demands become “unreasonable.”

“If these groups are not responsible, you have to consider any tool at your disposal,” he told CP.

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that unionized public sector workers have a right to collective bargaining, making it unlikely that Hudak’s legislation would hold up to a challenge.

While Hudak cries poor when it comes to public sector wages, he plans on spending $3.5 billion over four years on new tax cuts.

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