May 12, 2014 5:13 am

Horwath in northern Ontario while her challengers stick close to home

Andrea Horwath speaks at a campaign stop in Toronto on Wednesday May 7, 2014.

Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Two leaders in the Ontario election campaign are sticking close to home while the third will try to win votes in Northern Ontario today.

Premier Kathleen Wynne will continue her election campaign in the crucial battleground ridings in the Toronto-area.

Wynne has campaign events planned in Toronto and the Hamilton-area – she also spent Sunday in the Greater Toronto area.

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Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak is campaigning in his own backyard, with events in the Niagara Peninsula, including a stop at his campaign office in Grimsby.

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NDP leader Andrea Horwath has stops in Thunder Bay and Sudbury with announcements planned at both events – northern Ontario ridings have generally been a dogfight between New Democrats and Liberals in recent elections.

Hudak made an effort Sunday to appeal to voters in the key commuter-laden 905 belt by promising beefed up transit.

He promised expanded GO Transit service, a new subway line across Toronto, expanded highways, and greater provincial control of some transit services.

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But Horwath dismissed the plan, saying transportation needs are best left to local municipalities to figure out, with the province playing a co-ordinating role.

Wynne slammed both the Tories and New Democrats for failing to expand transit in Toronto when they were in government.

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