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UPDATE: Premier Wynne Calls By-Elections for Feb 13th
By-elections for Niagara Falls and Thornhill to take place right before Valentine's Day
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There will be broken hearts and potentially a celebration of a new beginning the day before Valentine's Day.

That's when the premier has called two byelections, in Thornhill and Niagara Falls.

Kathleen Wynne had until the end of March to announce the votes.

Despite recent announcements of pumping money into Ontario wine and fast-tracking the build of the Niagara hospital, the premier brushes aside suggestions that this is all about the vote on February 13th.

She maintains her government has committed to these things months ago, long before they knew a byelection was needed.

Andrea Horwath says she expects the Liberals to splash around money during the by-elections.

However, the NDP leader says those in Niagara have seen a government that has mostly ignored them.

On if she would rather have a general election, Horwath says she's still consulting with Ontarians to see how they feel.

Meantime, Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak issued a statement on the byelection call, saying it gives residents the opportunity to "demand better from their government. "

In Niagara Falls, Liberal Kim Craitor stepped aside citing health and family reasons. In Thornhill, Tory Peter Shurman said he wanted to move on from politics. That announcement came after a housing expense scandal.

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There will be broken hearts and potentially a celebration of a new beginning the day before Valentine's Day.

That's when the premier has called two byelections, in Thornhill and Niagara Falls.

Kathleen Wynne had until the end of March to announce the votes.

Despite recent announcements of pumping money into Ontario wine and fast-tracking the build of the Niagara hospital, the premier brushes aside suggestions that this is all about the vote on February 13th.

She maintains her government has committed to these things months ago, long before they knew a byelection was needed.

Andrea Horwath says she expects the Liberals to splash around money during the by-elections.

However, the NDP leader says those in Niagara have seen a government that has mostly ignored them.

On if she would rather have a general election, Horwath says she's still consulting with Ontarians to see how they feel.

Meantime, Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak issued a statement on the byelection call, saying it gives residents the opportunity to "demand better from their government. "

In Niagara Falls, Liberal Kim Craitor stepped aside citing health and family reasons. In Thornhill, Tory Peter Shurman said he wanted to move on from politics. That announcement came after a housing expense scandal.

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