I really, really loathe Dalton's smarmy Youtube videos. Especially since he usually shoots them in his office despite a ban on Youtube, instituted by him, for QP computers.
What is going through this man's mind? Does he not realize that the teachers of Ontario feel entitled to say they've been "slapped in the face" by his new contract because he's been leading them to expect better and better every year? Does he think that his credibility with them is so strong that a Youtube video, of all things, will put things right?
You know what? Probably. Probably the teacher's unions can't be bothered to do anything but a token hissy fit. Because after all, they don't want to jeopardize their chances with the government.
Look, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I hope, I hope that the teacher's unions won't take this lying down. I hope they will at least go as far as the B.C. teacher's unions and do something about this. Anything, so long as Dalton's team won't be able to say that they splintered the opposition to a wage freeze with a Youtube video.
What if Tim Hudak was Premier, and, when confronted with this kind of admittedly lame opposition, he released a Youtube video? What do you think would happen? Would the unions roll over the way they're doing for Dalton now? Would there be a Globe article about the video?