Liberals raise Doug Ford drug allegations in campaign ads


"People have rejected Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals", she said after a rally in downtown Toronto.

During an event in North York on Saturday morning, Kathleen Wynne, who has served as Ontario's premier for the past five years, conceded she would not be premier after the election on June 7.

"We do not know the state of the finances of Ontario, and anyone who tells you they know is lying", said Melissa lantsman, referring to the conclusion of the auditor General of the province that deficit projections of liberals underestimated.

"They are anxious about a majority NDP government, and they want to know what it would mean to cast their vote for Liberal and what I'm saying is, 'Yeah, it looks like I'm not going to be the premier".

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. The more Liberal MPPs we send to Queen's Park on June 7th, the less likely it becomes that either Doug Ford or the NDP will be able to form a majority government.

"It was a confluence of things", she said.

The New Democrats, led by Andrea Horwath, have vowed to extend public funding for prescription medicines and dental care and increase the corporate tax rate for large companies.

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"On the one end of the spectrum, you have Doug Ford - he's expressed his admiration for Donald Trump, despite the chaos, the uncertainty that the Trump administration has caused Ontario", Wynne said.

Global reported that PC leader Doug Ford "had little to say in response to Wynne's announcement" while campaigning in Nepean yesterday.

"We've been talking about our plan every day and it's all there in one spot to show Ontario voters the stark choice between a responsible and modest spending of a PC government and a radical NDP who will be disastrous for the people of Ontario", she said. It's about the people of this province.

Surviving a leadership review in November 2014, Horwath came into the current campaign knowing this would be her last election as leader if she couldn't improve the party's fortunes.

Liberals say that now their focus is on trying to maintain official party status in the legislature, which requires at least eight seats. "People want clean lakes, they want clean rivers, they want clean air and we're going to make sure that we deliver that".

But women fought to get the right to vote. It looks like we're not going to have a Liberal government.

Before the 1980s, many political scientists believed people's associations with political parties were formed nearly at birth - inherited from parents and reinforced by stable communities in which they lived. The Liberal leader admitted it was tough to accept defeat, but added: "it's not about me".