Tim Hudak has tried to claim that nurses, doctors, water inspectors and police officers will be spared from his 100,000 Pink Slip Pledge.

But we’ve seen this story before.

Back in 1995, Mike Harris promised to protect many of the same frontline workers. Yet, almost 20 years later we’re still recovering from some of his devastating cuts of the very same frontline workers. As a Minister in the Mike Harris government, Tim Hudak had a direct hand in those cuts.

So when Hudak says he will take the same approach and protect frontline workers from his 100,000 Pink Slip Pledge, he simply can’t be trusted. Actions truly speak louder than words, and the actions taken by Mike Harris in the past provide an important lesson for what Tim Hudak would do in the future, despite his words.