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June 5th, 2014:

Getting consent to publish a child’s photo…

in campaign literature, a permit to hold a presser on a subway car… meh. Hudak and the Cons are above that, it seems.

A Durham Region woman is upset her eight-year-old stepdaughter’s photo is being used in a Progressive Conservative Party pamphlet.

The PC literature was delivered in the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock riding, where Tory Laurie Scott is the incumbent, and a copy ended up at the home of a family friend.

“I don’t want that picture available to the general public,” Jennifer Dugan said Wednesday. “In this day and age you never know whose hands that photo could fall into.”

This is the statement what I find more than a bit surprising:

Delaney (PC spokesminion) said the young girl’s photo was one of many taken at the event. She added it is not the party’s practice to have waivers signed at public events, and said no one else in the photo had signed a waiver.


It is standard practice to get waivers before using images. I NEVER publish any picture of a person (child or adult) without their permission. And none of the organisations with which I am affiliated would ever think of doing so either.



A Premier Hudak would put Ontario’s education system back to the Dark Ages…

…aka, The Harris Years.

Anyone with school age kids are really worried about the impact that a OPC government would have on our kids. As someone who has been involved with a not-for-profit childcare centre and my kids’ Parent Council for a number of years, I have seen firsthand the great things that the Liberals have done for our schools and our daycares. I know what I am talking about.

My Liberal MPP, John Fraser was key in securing funding for a daycare in a Ottawa Community Housing building; a daycare that has allowed several at-risk mothers on social assistance to find and hold down jobs. How can that not be a good thing? A Hudak government would undoubtedly sunset this funding and those families would be back to where they were before the Liberal government stepped in and did what was right.

But there is room for improvement – improvements that only the LPO can make happen.

The only people I know who think that cutting education is a good thing are those that either a) don’t have school age children b) are blinded by their dogmatic attachment to conservative “values” or, c) put finances above all else and damn the consequences.