The legislation fails to impose an immediate pay freeze on workers. ("It's not a wage freeze, it just kicks the problem down the road until 2015 and then maybe gets around to freezing wages at a higher level.") It exempts municipal workers, police, firefighters and public transit workers. The changes to interest arbitration fall short. It doesn't stop performance bonuses.
Hudak says the Tories would open existing contracts to impose a freeze on all public sector workers. Waiting for contracts to expire, as the Liberals propose, would take to long.