May 5, 2014 6:13 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks to the media after calling a provincial election at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto on Friday May 2, 2014.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

TORONTO – The Liberals and Progressive Conservatives say Ontario voters will have a very clear choice June 12 between two very different views of the province, and both dismiss the NDP as having no plan.

The Liberal buses will roll from Queen’s Park this morning, but Premier Kathleen Wynne wasted no time kicking things off with a well-attended rally in Toronto on Friday night, followed by smaller events in the city during the weekend.

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Wynne spent much of the weekend in a verbal sparring match with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on her call to create a provincial pension plan, which he called a tax that voters would not like.

WEATHER

Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness early this afternoon. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High 15. UV index 7 or high.

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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

Roads: Click for the latest Toronto traffic.

Mass Transit: Click for TTC and GO Transit Updates.

Sports:          

Raptors:

Kyle Lowry had 28 points to lead Toronto but the Brooklyn Nets still eliminated the Raptors from the NBA playoffs with a 104-103 Game 7 victory on Sunday.

Blue Jays:

McGowan pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Colby Rasmus hit a grand slam and Melky Cabrera added a two-run homer as the Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2.

IN THE NEWS…

Premier Kathleen Wynne has a lot of political baggage to carry as she travels the province in her first election campaign as leader of the governing Liberals.

VIDEO: Dozens of people from Toronto, Oshawa, Peterborough, and surrounding areas reported seeing a bright fireball in the sky Sunday afternoon followed by a loud sonic boom.

With much of the country’s fast food industry in foreign worker hiring limbo, debate over where the Temporary Foreign Workers program goes next continues in Ottawa.

An international panel of experts will re-examine all data gathered in the nearly two-month hunt for the missing Malaysia jet.

The Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumed Monday after a two-week recess, with the defence team calling its fourth witness.

ALSO COMING UP TODAY…

Leading up to the National Day of Honour on May 9, the Soldier On Afghanistan Relay, carrying the last Canadian flag to have flown at the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul, travels through Kingston enroute to Ottawa.

The Purina Animal Hall of Fame induction ceremony honours extraordinary animal heroes. Doors open at 10:15 a.m. Ceremony runs from 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon. (Purina PawsWay, 245 Queens Quay W.)

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