WATCH: Traffic woes and a Tory faux pas on the campaign trail

All three leaders campaign in Toronto.

Another day on the campaign trail, with promises of getting people to take transit.

That means you could see less traffic on the roads.

The Premier stood next to an open hole on Eglinton by the Allen Expressway, where the Crosstown is being built. She says that  - and a list of other transit projects - will mean you can get home from work sooner.

Calling the traffic in the area a "beautiful disruption," Kathleen Wynne says she's convinced drivers will park their cars in favour of taking transit, which would relieve congestion.

In Scarborough, Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak had the same campaign faux pas two days in a row. He staged a photo op at a company which received government grants - something he opposes.

Hudak claims businesses have limited options in the province, especially when they're facing costs like high electricity bills.

Hudak's campaign staff also faced questions about footage of the latest Tory ad about job creation, which features footage of teens in a classroom and office workers - filmed in Russia.

The campaign defended the action, claiming they purchased stock footage from a website.

Meantime at Jane and Finch, NDP leader Andrea Horwath, tackled minimum was vowing to raise it to $12 an hour and lower small business tax.

Horwath's comments about Wynne allegedly privatizing the TTC, still stuck. TTC union head Bob Kinnear had a five-minute meeting with Wynne on her campaign bus to speak about and and while he said the premier listened to his ideas, the mood was tense.

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  1. tanjo posted on 05/06/2014 04:44 PM
    Who else thinks this is going to come down to voting for whomever is the least effective at blowing the election ?
  2. Fact Provider posted on 05/06/2014 06:27 PM
    A synopsis of Day 2 with the provincial leaders:

    Horwath and the NDP - Action: - talked about minimum wage in the welfare capital of the city.
    Reaction - "... zzzzzzzzz ..." - old news
    Hudak and the Conservatives - Action: - repeated the same kind of gaffe as committed on Day 1 and then added another new one.
    Reaction: - Hudak's campaign is ahead of schedule in unravelling - 3 gaffes in 2 days.
    Wynne and the Liberals - Action: - talked about transit.
    Reaction: - alright for the Toronto audience - be careful in the rest of the province.
  3. M.F. posted on 05/06/2014 10:43 PM
    "beautiful disruption" Really?? Snarled traffic and irate commuters sitting in the sweltering heat for hours is a beautiful disruption? That's similar to the LIEberal cloaking of TAXES as REVENUE TOOLS.... If we didn't lose billions over the last dozen years this province would be a much better place than it is now....
    "Ontario, Yours to RECOVER"
    We are taxed to death and I don't think any of the candidates or their lemmings have a clue how to turn things around....
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