Ontario's Liberal premier says her first priority if re-elected will be to support the province's steel industry in the wake of newly announced US trade tariffs.
Liberal party leader Kathleen Wynne, NDP party leader Andrea Horwath, Green Party leader Mike Schreiner, and Progressive Conservative party leader Doug Ford were asked how they would support growing tech companies in the province. "Doug Ford believes that he can just remain silent until June 7 and that somehow people will elect him on faith that it will all work out", she said.
"Sometimes there's a reality and you have to face it, and I think the Premier was very courageous in doing that", says Hoggarth, who has served as Barrie's MPP since 2014.
"As we get closer and closer to Thursday, it's becoming very apparent that the new premier is either going to be Mr Ford or me". Therefore, she says people should vote Liberal to ensure the other parties can not win anything except a minority.
Kathleen Wynne, who has been premier since 2013 and whose Liberal Party has governed for 15 years, told reporters she will not be premier after the June 7 election.
Finally, Essex candidate Kate Festeryga has alluded to her personal relationship with Wynne, saying the premier has "consistently provided the best plan to build this province up". "But this news doesn't change the fact that it's always been a change election here in Essex".More news: President Trump Says June 12 Summit With North Korea Is Back On
On the first day of Toronto's Pride Month, and with just six days left in the provincial election, Doug Ford refused to say Friday whether he would march in the Pride Parade.
Ms. Horwath sent a letter to Ontario's Integrity Commissioner on Friday morning, asking the office to probe the findings of The Globe's investigation. We won't know for a few more days exactly where people are going to go. We pray for politicians who will run the government as we are expected to run our businesses.
Voters have a choice between her and her two inexperienced rivals, she said.
The Liberal candidates in three of Windsor-Essex's ridings have reacted to the news that Wynne is not expecting to be premier in the next government. Her faith in the Liberals was shaken and her vote will go to the NDP, she said. By voting Liberal you can keep the next government, Conservative or NDP, accountable to you.
"You're not getting rid of me, I'm going to be campaigning really hard right through until that last vote is cast because those local fights are really, really important", she said. And that the next government is held to account to all voters. 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.
At the end of the two years, the Liberals coasted to a sizeable majority, leaving the NDP to wonder why they got no credit for the accomplishments of the accord.