VIDEO: Opposition Parties Make Demands of Incoming Premier Wynne
Ontario's new premier-to-be hasn't even been sworn in yet, but she's already facing demands from the opposition parties to avoid an election.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says she wants Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne to call a public inquiry into the politically motivated cancellation of two gas plants.
The move would likely be disastrous for the governing Liberals, but Horwath says she isn't trying to burn any bridges that Wynne is trying to build with her party.
She says she's simply giving Wynne an opportunity to remove the controversial issue that had dominated the legislature and stopped other important work from being done.
Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak says he wants Wynne to immediately announce spending cuts to help slay its $12-billion deficit.
He says he's willing to work with Wynne, but his party has already launched attack ads calling her "another Liberal Ontario can't afford.''
Hudak is defending the ads, saying he'll use any means available to address what he's calling a debt and jobs crisis in the province.
Wynne is expected to meet with outgoing Premier Dalton McGuinty, who will welcome her to what will become her office.
Wynne won the Liberal leadership race on Saturday and is set to become Ontario's first female premier.
(The Canadian Press)