TORONTO—Ontario's NDP leader yesterday took her election campaign to the riding Doug Ford is hoping to capture, slamming the Tory leader's tax plan on his home turf as recent polls suggest one of the two will be the next premier.
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TORONTO—Doug Ford came under repeated attack from both the NDP and Liberal leaders during yesterday's provincial election debate for not yet presenting a full platform when Ontarians already are casting their ballots in advanced polls.
TORONTO—Doug Ford was the main target in the first debate ahead of Ontario's provincial election, with his rivals suggesting yesterday that the Progressive Conservative leader, who is leading in the polls, would slash jobs and shrink services if elected premier.
TORONTO—The leaders of Ontario's three main political parties will square off on the same stage for the first time today—just days before the official start of the province's spring election campaign.
TORONTO—Ontario's New Democrats are promising free child-care for families earning less than $40,000 and a boost to hospital budgets if elected this spring, but say they would run multi-year deficits to pay for their plan.
The promises are part of the party's election platform, called “Change for the Better,” released yesterday—a month-and-a-half ahead of the June vote.
TORONTO—The bad blood between the Ontario government and auditor general bubbled to the surface once again yesterday, with the Liberal energy minister downplaying a dispute between the auditor and the Crown corporation that manages the province's electricity market.
TORONTO—Ontario's Liberal government is promising to spend more than $300 million over three years to improve supports for children with special needs and hire more teachers, a pledge that comes just months ahead of the spring election.
TORONTO—For the third-straight day, Ontario's Liberal government, which is facing an election in about two months, pledged to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on health care—promising Thursday to tackle overcrowding and long waits in the province's hospitals.
TORONTO—Premier Kathleen Wynne said yesterday her government will spend $2.1 billion over the next four years to rebuild Ontario's mental health system—the latest in a string of funding announcements the opposition parties are calling an attempt by the Liberals to bolster their re-election chances.
TORONTO—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, whose Liberals face an uphill battle in the spring provincial election after 15 years in office, countered her opponents' election promise of change with one of her own yesterday, saying only her party can deliver “big change.”