Russ Campbellâs Blog: Ontario Provincial Police Association Exchanges Anti-Hudak Ads for Fat Pay Increases
The OnÂtario LibÂeral Party ought to be very pleased to see that the OnÂtario ProvinÂcial PoÂlice AsÂsoÂciÂaÂtion has deÂlivÂered on its exÂpected quid pro quo.
The poÂlice union yesÂterÂday launched two atÂtack ads tarÂgetÂing ProÂgresÂsive ConÂserÂvÂaÂtive leader Tim HuÂdak. This from repÂreÂsenÂtaÂtives of a poÂlice force that reÂceives an 8.5% pay raise this year, comÂpleÂments of the rulÂing Grits.
OPP ofÂfiÂcers got a 5% inÂcrease in 2011, and the new 8.5%inÂcrease is a catch-up for the two years DalÂton McGuinty froze their wages. FurÂtherÂmore, the Grits have guarÂanÂteed that the OPP will be the highÂest paid poÂlice serÂvice in OnÂtario in 2014.