Tim Hudak won't back down on union membership changes
Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is sticking to his guns on a controversial proposal to end mandatory union membership, even though his party appears to be split over the issue.
The idea got the green light at last weekend's Tory policy convention, but only by a narrow margin.
There are fears, If it ends up in their campaign platform, it could spark a backlash among the thousands of broader public sector workers in vote-rich Toronto, which the Tories need to form a majority government.
Even Hudak's predecessor, John Tory, has urged Hudak to turf the so-called ``right to choice'' policy, saying it's too divisive and will cost the party votes.
But the Tory leader , who'll make the final call on the party platform, isn't backing down, saying Ontario needs ``bold'' solutions to tackle its mounting economic troubles.