'Consider joining us': Andrea Horwath makes strategic voting pitch to Liberal supporters

Doug Ford at a table with an interviewer

Tory leader Doug Ford had promised that his party would release a fully costed platform before the election on June 7

The Liberals have been trailing the NDP and PCs in the polls, and Wynne admits her party can not win the June 7th vote.

After disappointing prformances in Ottawa in recent provincial elections, Ontario PC leader Doug Ford says he is confident his slate of "all-star candidates" will turn the region blue.

"I mean, it must have been a very hard for her to talk about [how] there will be a new government on June 7".

"Sometimes there's a reality and you have to face it, and I think the Premier was very fearless in doing that", says Hoggarth, who has served as Barrie's MPP since 2014.

Doug Ford is applying for the job of Premier of Ontario, but yesterday team Ford revealed they won't share any details of what he would actually do as Premier.

Landsman said that the conservatives will not balance the budget in the first or second year of his term, but I'll try to get the budget back to normal as quickly as possible.

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Wynne, who has been making her own last-ditch appeal to both Liberal and NDP voters to go with her as the voice of pragmatic experience, has also tried to frame the election as between her and Ford's Progressive Conservatives - despite polls suggesting the Liberals are trailing badly.

Using digital media ads in Punjabi, Chinese and Urdu, Kathleen Wynne's party is drawing attention to a 2013 Globe and Mail story in which 10 anonymous sources alleged the Progressive Conservative leader was a hashish dealer in Etobicoke in the 1980s.

"It makes it clear that it is the mayor who's in charge of the civic bureaucracy", said Sancton. "But this news doesn't change the fact that it's always been a change election here in Essex".

"Doug Ford is not the kind of change Ontario needs".

Ms. Horwath sent a letter to Ontario's Integrity Commissioner on Friday morning, asking the office to probe the findings of The Globe's investigation.

The NDP would also ask Elections Ontario to call for independent experts to make recommendations on how the agency could introduce rules to oversee the nomination of candidates by the province's political parties.

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People should know what Ford's plans are, what he's going to cut and what services might be at risk, the NDP leader said. With the above caveats in mind, what can we say about where votes may go if people are leaving the Liberals?

"It is a logical next step", she said.

"I believed we had a good shot at this ..." However, David Peterson's Liberals and Bob Rae's NDP agreed to withhold confidence from the PC government. "And so we need Liberals at Queen's Park to stop a majority for either of the other governments". They will fight for your votes.

There are serious decisions that voters in Ontario have to make.

At the end of the two years, the Liberals coasted to a sizeable majority, leaving the NDP to wonder why they got no credit for the accomplishments of the accord.

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