June 3, 2014 6:39 am

Leaders meet tonight in televised debate

WATCH: Wynne, Hudak and Horwath will drop the gloves tonight in the Leaders’ debate which you can watch live on Global Toronto and GlobalNews.ca

TORONTO – With polls suggesting a tight race between the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives all three leaders are hoping to sway some votes their way in tonight’s televised leaders’ debate.

Experts are suggesting a number of tactics that the leaders could employ in tonight’s faceoff.

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Jonathan Malloy of Carleton University’s political science department expects to see Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne and Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak largely focus on each other.

But Western University politics professor Cameron Anderson says while Wynne and Hudak will be front and centre, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath shouldn’t be discounted.

Meanwhile, Ryerson University politics professor Wayne Petrozzi says Wynne and Horwath will try to turn Hudak “into a human pinata,” pushing him to explain the numbers behind his million jobs plan.

And Wynne will have to defend the Liberal record, which will certainly include barbs from the other two leaders about the cancellation of two gas plants that could end up costing taxpayers more than $1 billion.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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