Hudak, Wynne and Horwath take campaigns to southwest Ontario
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, May 20, 2014 7:27AM EDT
TORONTO -- After spending Monday in the Toronto area, all three major party leaders take their campaigns into southwestern Ontario today.
Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne visits a farm in Paris, attends a plant opening in London and ends her day in Windsor.
Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak holds a town hall this morning in Toronto, has another at a farm in Woodstock and visits a company in Sebringville.
And NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is to make a campaign announcement at Queen's Park before heading to London for a pair of events.
On Monday, Premier Kathleen Wynne went deep into NDP territory, laying out plans for a shuttered amusement park along Toronto's waterfront.
She said the Liberals won't allow condos on the Ontario Place site if re-elected, but will create an "urban park," a waterfront trail, a year-round music venue and an unspecified "cultural attraction."
The cash-strapped Liberals closed most of Ontario Place in February 2012, saying they couldn't afford to keep the park open. They've pledged $100 million for the pre-development phase of the project.
Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak was touting his plan to cut regulations for small business by a third over three years, repeating his mantra that the election is all about job creation.
But NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said there isn't enough emphasis on jobs in the campaign. She's pushing her rivals for a separate debate just on employment and the economy, saying it needs to be in the spotlight.
Wynne said she'll participate in the northern debate, which is planned for May 26 in Thunder Bay.
Her predecessor Dalton McGuinty drew criticism in the 2011 election campaign for skipping a similar debate, a decision the party blamed on a scheduling conflict.