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No gays in Sochi, and apparently no one on minimum wage in Thornhill

The statement yesterday by Sochi’s mayor that there were no gay people in Sochi was idiotic.

The statement today by Thornhill Progressive Conservative candidate, Gila Martow, is nearly as idiotic:

Thornhill provincial Progressive Conservative byelection candidate Gila Martow called the move to raise the minimum wage this week “a vote-buying, feel-good kind of message,” in an interview. “If you think about it, what does it mean? I don’t think that, especially in the Thornhill riding, there’s too many families… that are working ­— the parents ­— at real minimum-wage jobs,”… I would like you to show me a few families living in Thornhill that are paying their mortgage and both parents are working real minimum-wage jobs, not a penny more than minimum wage.

If she’d bothered to do any research, she’d find that approximately 14% of the riding lives at or below the poverty line. (Hat-tip: Jordan Owens, for finding that)

Hudak hasn’t had a good couple of weeks with candidates. He fires his one candiate in Essex for apparently disagreeing on the right-to-work policy, 2 Hamilton candidates mysteriously resigned yesterday, and now this candidate has decided to try to make people with minimum wage jobs disappear and belittle the minimum wage rate increase.

Will Hudak stand behind this candidate’s statement?

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2 comments to No gays in Sochi, and apparently no one on minimum wage in Thornhill

  • jrkrideau

    would like you to show me a few families living in Thornhill that are paying their mortgage and both parents are working real minimum-wage jobs, not a penny more than minimum wage.

    Is she related to Marie Antoinette? Minimum wage earners seldom can afford a mortgage. Heck, they seldom can afford to eat properly.

  • Mark

    The catch, the part that makes her statement more dishonest than untrue is “… that are paying their mortgage…”

    Because, you know, people that don’t actually own their own home aren’t really people, or something.

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