May 12, 2014
By Jane Brown
Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne acknowledges that she is running to be elected as premier in the shadow of former Premier Dalton McGuinty. Wynne told the CBC this morning she doesn’t feel as though she is burdened by spending scandals that plagued the McGuinty government. “I don’t think that we can talk about it in terms of him doing something to me,” Wynne explained, “He was the premier. He did what he believed was right. There were mistakes made. And I came in as the next leader and I was clear that those mistakes needed to be rectified and that’s what I’ve done over the last year.”
Tim Hudak is trying to appeal to voters in the key commuter- heavy 905 area by promising beefed up transit if he becomes premier next month. The Ontario Progressive Conservative leader is promising to expand GO Transit service, a new subway line across Toronto, expanded highways and greater provincial control of some transit services. The plan has been dismissed by NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, who says transportation needs are best left to local municipalities to figure out, with the province playing a coordinating role. Kathleen Wynne is critical of both the Tories and New Democrats for failing to expand transit in Toronto when they were in government.
Today, Wynne begins and ends the day in Toronto. She also has events planned in Vaughan and Stoney Creek. Tim Hudak is in the Grimsby area. Andrea Horwath is in northern Ontario for announcements in Thunder Bay and Sudbury.