Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak is backing off of making Ontario a “right-to-work” province.

The idea of making union membership and dues payment optional had been part of one of the party’s policy discussion white papers.

Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece tells us why the idea is being dropped:

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Pettapiece says Ontarians don’t want this kind of legislation:

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He adds that the PC’s are still looking at other labour reforms:

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Hudak announced he would not campaign on right-to-work legislation this morning during a speech in Toronto.