May 10, 2014 11:15 am

Liberals unveil attack ad aimed at NDP Leader Andrea Horwath

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne leads a group of runners in Milton, Ontario on Monday May 5, 2014.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

TORONTO – Premier Kathleen Wynne took a day off from campaigning Saturday, but the Liberals were far from silent, rolling out a new attack ad and a one-two punch to their opponents.

The ad takes aim at NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, noting proposals for transit and social programs that were in the Liberal budget that Horwath said she would not support.

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The 30-second spot, voiced by Wynne, is now out online and will be broadcast on traditional media starting May 21, once a political advertising blackout ends.

Horwath’s announcement that the NDP would not be voting for the budget sent Wynne to the lieutenant governor, to ask him to dissolve the legislature and call an election.

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Finance Minister Charles Sousa said at a press conference that Horwath’s decision raised the prospect of a “radical” Progressive Conservative government led by Tim Hudak.

Sousa criticized Hudak’s plan, unveiled Friday, to cut 100,000 public sector jobs as a way to help eliminate the $12.5-billion deficit by 2016, saying it’s contrary to his pledge to create jobs.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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