Organizers banned CUPE Ontario’s election campaign bus from a ploughing match parade in Crosby, Ontario.
The bus, which depicts Liberal leader and premier Dalton McGuinty and Conservative leader John Tory as two sides of the same coin, had been allowed into the parade along with campaign buses from all three parties.
But just before the parade got under way, the CUPE bus’s driver Tony Christiano was told that the bus was being barred because of complaints that its message was ‘too political.’
“Obviously, our message about how the Liberals and Tories have failed the people of Ontario is hitting a nerve,” said CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Fred Hahn.
Despite being rebuffed at the plowing match parade, CUPE Ontario’s bus will continue to take its message across the province.