Russ Campbell’s Blog: Ontario Provincial Police Association Exchanges Anti-Hudak Ads for Fat Pay Increases
The On¬≠tario Lib¬≠eral Party ought to be very pleased to see that the On¬≠tario Provin¬≠cial Po¬≠lice As¬≠so¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tion has de¬≠liv¬≠ered on its ex¬≠pected quid pro quo.
The po¬≠lice union yes¬≠ter¬≠day launched two at¬≠tack ads tar¬≠get¬≠ing Pro¬≠gres¬≠sive Con¬≠ser¬≠v¬≠a¬≠tive leader Tim Hu¬≠dak. This from rep¬≠re¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tives of a po¬≠lice force that re¬≠ceives an 8.5% pay raise this year, com¬≠ple¬≠ments of the rul¬≠ing Grits.
OPP of¬≠fi¬≠cers got a 5% in¬≠crease in 2011, and the new 8.5%in¬≠crease is a catch-up for the two years Dal¬≠ton McGuinty froze their wages. Fur¬≠ther¬≠more, the Grits have guar¬≠an¬≠teed that the OPP will be the high¬≠est paid po¬≠lice ser¬≠vice in On¬≠tario in 2014.