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Premier wants federal budget back-up

Kathleen Wynne reaches out to opposition leaders

With the federal government set to table it's budget, Ontario's premier wants opposition parties at Queen's Park to stand behind her in a united front against Ottawa.

Kathleen Wynne says Ontario has been treated unfairly by the federal government after announcing it will be shrinking equalization payments by $641 million to the province.

The premier also underlined that she's presenting her ideas for the budget to the opposition parties and wants their feedback.

She says she intends to continue governing, stressing that she wants to make a minority government work.

Wynne says she hopes to get opposition support on one of her main initiatives in the budget - an Ontario Pension Plan.

She made the comments while in Thornhill, the day before her first anniversary as premier.

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  1. Face Facts posted on 02/11/2014 12:37 PM
    "Ontario's premier wants opposition parties at Queen's Park to stand behind her in a united front against Ottawa. "
    Advantage: Wynne

    "... she's presenting her ideas for the budget to the opposition parties and wants their feedback. "
    Advantage: Wynne

    "... she wants to make a minority government work."
    Advantage: Wynne

    " ... she hopes to get opposition support on one of her main initiatives in the budget - an Ontario Pension Plan."
    Advantage: Wynne

    The Premier leaves no wiggle room for "Spender-Extraordinaire-Horwath" and certainly not for "I'll-Never-Learn-To-Be-A-Leader-Hudak"

    Well played, Madame Premier.
    1. Walter posted on 02/11/2014 02:01 PM
      @Face Facts Premier tries to have a confrontational attitude against Ottawa instead of working with them - Disadvantage Wynne.

      She wants feedback from the opposition, but is only really interested in NDP support and not PC suggestions - Disadvantage Wynne.

      She refuses to go to the electorate and wants to cling to power -Disadvantage Wynne.

      She wants to blow millions of dollars on a hastily thought out and job killing pension idea - Disadvantage Wynne.

      Wynne really leaves Horvath and Hudak no choice but to defeat her ASAP.
  2. Mike posted on 02/11/2014 03:16 PM
    HUDAK FOR PREMIER!

    This province desperately needs a government that will implement strong fiscal restrain, beginning by slashing money-hungry programs that don't actually do anything and hanging our public sector out to dry with right-to-work legislation.
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