Final weekend of campaigning in Ontario


Final weekend of campaigning in Ontario

As party leader and subsequently Premier, Wynne quickly set about shifting Liberal policies and ideology firmly to the left.

Thats why, Wynne says its still important to vote for Liberal candidates, to make sure neither Doug Ford, or Andrea Horwath can form a majority government.

"Her message to Ontarians is one that I believe deeply in, and one that I hope will galvanise our province to ensure that we do not go backwards in our progress", said Boulbol.

Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford was less focused on Wynne's admission.

Wynne herself, in a postmortem interview with Cynthia Mulligan of CityNews, said that she would stay on as MPP for her riding of Don Valley West if she wins it.

Kathleen Wynne has publicly conceded she won't be premier after Ontario residents go to the polls this Thursday.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath was at the Pride flag raising ceremony in Toronto on Friday.

"I know that there are people who are trying to decide how to vote on June 7 and they are anxious about a majority (Progressive Conservative) Doug Ford government", Wynne said.

A couple of weeks ago the leader of the progressive conservatives, Doug Ford said before the election, publish the program, and in this environment he really released his campaign promises without saying how they will pay for them.

"But you know it's still not too late for me to be swayed one way or the other as well", Benoit said - although he added he would only consider switching his vote to the NDP.

Hoggarth welcomes Wynne's decision to put the spotlight on her candidates, and says she wants to make sure the next government doesn't undo the things she has accomplished over the last four years.

Tory leader Doug Ford had little to say about the announcement, noting only that the election is about change and people are fed up.

The move did not sit well with NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, who accused Wynne of "playing a unsafe game" that could propel the Tories to a majority. Some polls show the projected Liberal seat count is so low that the party is in danger of losing its official status at Queen's Park.

Marie-France Lalonde, the party's candidate in Ottawa-Orleans and a former minister in Wynne's government, said the announcement won't dissuade her from door knocking.

"Our steel and aluminum industries have just been slapped with steep tariffs by the U.S. Workers in these industries are under attack".

"They have seen the results of our 15 years of government with more jobs, a stronger economy and investments in mental health, hospitals and schools, but they simply don't like her".

It was just one day after the writ dropped that Kathleen Wynne made a campaign stop in Barrie. The NDP, after all, have only formed government once, in 1990.