Kathleen Wynne doesn’t mind being the underdog


    It is day eight of the marketing campaign, with 22 days to go till the election. Lots has occurred in the week since the marketing campaign formally started — the PCs have maintained their lead, based on ballot tracker, however the NDP are creeping up, whereas the Liberals have fallen into third place.

    However there’s nonetheless lots of campaigning forward. This is your cheat sheet for the day.

    Newest from the marketing campaign

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    Andrea Horwath greets Jack Hazard Steinberg in a diner in Paris on Tuesday. (Colin Perkel/Canadian Press)

    Andrea Horwath was in Toronto on Thursday to tout her celebration’s promise to make youngster care extra inexpensive. However the NDP chief did not have any extra particulars on a key a part of the plan.

    Pressed by reporters, Horwath could not say what households incomes greater than $40,000 per 12 months would pay for youngster care. The NDP promotes that “most” households would pay about $12 a day, nevertheless it’s nonetheless unclear as to who would truly be paying that charge.

    “Effectively, once more, it is a sliding scale,” Horwath mentioned. Requested what the sliding scale would possibly appear like, Horwath pivoted.

    “I believe the most essential factor is to acknowledge after 15 years of Liberal authorities, households are struggling to get inexpensive youngster care of a top quality. And our plan gives precisely that for on a regular basis households.”

    Occurring now


    Throughout a marketing campaign cease Tuesday, a reporter requested Liberal Chief Kathleen Wynne what it felt like being the underdog this election.

    She shortly shot again: “What does it really feel like each time I have been going into an election?”

    Wynne then ran by way of a few of the upsets she has pulled off over the years together with Wynne beating John Tory in 2007 in her Don Valley West driving, when he was chief of the PCs, and her suprise win at the Liberal management conference in 2013.

    “The chances have all the time been in opposition to me,” she mentioned. “It truly feels form of familar.”

    Driving to look at

    Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas, inhabitants 113,025, profile by Samantha Craggs 

    This new driving encompasses suburban and rural components of Hamilton. It is made headlines as a result of Hamilton police are investigating final 12 months’s Ontario PC nomination.

    Ben Levitt received the nomination, and two contenders took the celebration to courtroom, saying celebration officers stuffed the poll containers. They dropped their instances, however police and a federal company are nonetheless wanting into it. That most likely will not wrap up in time for the election.

    Ben Levitt, centre, reacts as Ontario PC celebration president Jag Badwal, left, broadcasts his win. (Samantha Craggs/CBC)

    The celebration held one other nomination in April and Levitt received once more. Former Liberal cupboard minister Ted McMeekin has represented the space, and he is operating once more. He is received handily in earlier elections. Sandy Shaw is operating for the NDP.

    Youth election panel

    Extra millenials might be eligible to vote than child boomers on this provincial election. However will they? It is one thing we talked about Tuesday evening throughout our youth election and younger voter panel, streamed dwell on Fb and Periscope.

    Arezoo Najibzadeh, government director of the Younger Ladies’s Management Community and Arjun Sahota, chair of the Toronto Youth Cupboard answered questions on younger individuals and affordability, small enterprise, transit, deficits and rather more. It is an insightful dialog price a re-watch:

    The place the leaders are

    • Ford: Announcement in Oakville (11:30 a.m.), tour of chemical recycling enterprise in Mississauga (2:30 p.m.), rally in Mississauga (7 p.m.)
    • Horwath: Childcare occasion in Scarborough (9:30 a.m.), lunch cease at kebab home in Scarborough (11:30 a.m.)
    • Schreiner: Campaigning in Guelph (9 a.m.), debate on accessibility and incapacity at Ryerson in Toronto (6 p.m.)
    • Wynne: Announcement in Mississauga (9 a.m.), tour of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Mississauga (11:45 a.m.), talking at Iftar dinner in Kanata (eight p.m.)

    Andrea Horwath has her palms up as she arrives for a rally in Paris on Tuesday. (Colin Perkel/Canadian Press)

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