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Incumbent Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne is in a close race with PC leader Tim Hudak. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30799612@N03/6964550182/">Ontario Chamber of Commerce</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Incumbent Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne is in a close race with PC leader Tim Hudak. Photo: Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

As June 12 election approaches Ontario leaders step up offense

As the Ontario election campaign winds down, Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne is stepping up her attacks on her rivals. Kathleen Wynne says P-C Leader Tim Hudak and the NDP's Andrea Horwath are being dishonest when it comes to the gas-plant scandal that has dogged her campaign.

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Wynne says they're simply trying to deflect attention from their own unpopular campaign plans. She says voting for the NDP can only mean a vote for the Tories' who, she says, will destroy Ontario's economy.

Tim Hudak is predicting the Liberals will resort to scare tactics against him in a bid to sway voters. The Tory leader told supporters in St. Catharines the Liberals will try to paint him and his platform as a bogeyman in an effort to deflect attention from their scandals.

Premier Kathleen Wynne has urged Ontarians to vote strategically on Thursday. Several polls suggest the Liberals and the PCs are in a dead heat, and winning over some of the NDP's traditional supporters may be Wynne's best shot at keeping her job.

One Ontario party is well placed to capitalize on the resentment toward the three mainstream parties. The None of the Above Party of Ontario — or NOTA — would established a recall protocol and term limits for politicians. Party leader Greg Vezina, who ran federally for Green party in 1983, is running west of Toronto. (The Canadian Press)

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