Unifor, the union representing journalists and other media workers (see here) has now openly called for its members to not vote for the Ontario PCs:
The union representing journalists and other media workers across Ontario is asking its 2,600 members not to vote for Tim Hudak and his Progressive Conservative Party in Thursday’s provincial election.
In an unprecedented move, Unifor Local 87-M, historically known as the Southern Ontario Newsmedia Guild, has broken its traditional silence during elections by asking members not to vote Progressive Conservative.
“This is a big deal for us,” said Paul Morse, president of Unifor Local 87-M. “As a media local representing a large number of journalists, we have strict policies against endorsing candidates or contributing financially to election campaigns.”
I’m actually very happy that they’ve fully outed themselves and given me the list of Ontario media outlets covered by this union:
Unifor Local 87-M represents media workers at 35 workplaces, including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Hamilton Spectator, Ottawa Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Waterloo Region Record, Guelph Mercury, Metroland papers, Belleville Intelligencer, Brantford Expositor, Chatham Daily News, Fairway Group, Glengarry News, Hamilton Community News, Korea Times, London Free Press, Macleans Magazine, Metro, Ming Pao, Niagara Falls Review, NOW Magazine, Owen Sound Sun Times, Pembroke Observer, Sarnia Observer, Simcoe Reformer, Sing Tao, St. Catharines Standard, Stratford Beacon Herald and Winchester Press. (see here)
My guess from this press release and other bizarre statements from Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne like when she compared NDP leader Andrea Horwath to Rob Ford is that the Liberal’s internal polling numbers are looking very desperate.