ABOVE: The NDP unveil their platform, while Tim Hudak calls for a judicial probe of the gas plant scandal on day 16 of the Ontario election campaign
TORONTO – The three party leaders will campaign for the June 12 election in just two cities today.
Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak has two stops scheduled in Ottawa, including one at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne will spend the day in Toronto – Horwath with a “media event” at the University of Toronto and Wynne with morning and evening events.
Hudak, meanwhile, won’t be joining his rivals to debate northern Ontario issues next Monday in Thunder Bay.
The P-C’s say the debate organizers made the decision to pick a date that “only worked for some parties.”
Horwath and Wynne have said they’ll participate in the debate.
Hudak and Horwath held a northern debate in the 2011 election, but then-premier Dalton McGuinty declined, citing a scheduling conflict.
Campaigning Wednesday in Brampton, Horwath said schools are the heart of Ontario communities and could be better used after classes to provide affordable programs for kids, parents and seniors.
Hudak, meanwhile, blamed the Liberal government under both Wynne and her predecessor Dalton McGuinty for steep job losses in the province’s manufacturing sector, and for throwing money at the problem rather than fixing it.
And Wynne characterized the choice in the June 12th election as one between her party and the Tories, saying Horwath has become “irrelevant.”