June 6, 2014 1:22 pm

Final week of campaigning for June 12 Ontario election underway

ABOVE: As the Ontario election enters the home stretch, the gas plant scandal is once again the focus of attention. Global’s Alan Carter explains why.

TORONTO – The three main party leaders are into the last week of campaigning for the June 12 election.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has a busy day planned with five stops covering Toronto, Milton and Brampton, while Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak visits Mississauga and Toronto.

Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne works her way north of Toronto, with stops in Newmarket, Bolton and Barrie.

Campaigning in Toronto on Thursday, Wynne said a deficit-obsessed Hudak would hurt employment and damage Ontario’s economic recovery if his Tories form the next government.

Speaking to a business audience, Wynne blasted the Hudak as a destructive throwback to the cost-cutting ways of former Conservative premier Mike Harris.

She says Hudak’s election pledges are based on faulty math and a wrongheaded approach to eliminating the province’s $12.5-billion deficit.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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