WATCH: Provincial campaign officially launched

Despite early photo ops, Wednesday marks the start of the 35-day-long election campaign

They've been out shaking hands and posing for photos since Friday but provincial party leaders can actually say they're out campaigning. The province's Lt-Gov David Onley has dropped the writ, making things official.

Standing on the front lawn of queen's park in front of an orange bus with her face on it, NDP leader Andrea Horwath says she tried to deliver results for residents and when she thought that couldn't happen, she put it in voters' hands

She says teh Liberals need a "time out" from all the scandals. She also repeated promises to reform the energy system and give out $100 hydro rebates.

Down the 401, in Kitchener Waterloo at a tech company, Premier Kathleen Wynne took a swipe at the Tories. She claims claims leader Tim Hudak is naive about the complexity of the global economy and Ontario's place in it, with his criticism of government grants.

Wynne also welcomed a prediction by former Progressive Conservative MPP Peter Shurman on Newstalk 1010, who believes when the dust settles Ontario will have another minority Liberal government.

Shurman believes that's because elections are popularity contests and "she's the best salesperson."

Hudak pushed his jobs plan for the third day in a row, positioning it as a corner-stone to his platform.

The Green Party also launched its campaign at Queen's Park, with hopes of getting a seat in the legislature this time around.

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  1. Rick posted on 05/07/2014 03:45 PM
    First line of second paragraph, I suspect it should read "bus" and not "boss".
    Feel free to delete this comment after.
  2. Frankie posted on 05/07/2014 03:52 PM
    Wynne claims Shurman suggested she'll win because she has the best economic plan. If she believes that she must be on crack, LSD or some other hallucinogenic drug. If voters buy that BS they should all check into a rehab clinic to deal with their hallucinogenic addiction.
    1. Sonny posted on 05/07/2014 05:09 PM
      @Frankie Hudak is leading in the polls but making mistakes already! When a minority gov't is elected; you Cons can whine and snivel. Call in to Newstalk1010 and do the outrage thing, oh wait...
    2. Dean posted on 05/07/2014 05:13 PM
      @Sonny When Hudak wins a majority, because people realize that another Liberal government will kill Ontario and an NDP government will kill us even faster, I'll enjoy watching you bitch and complain in the comments of every article devoted to how and why life is getting better for hard-working Ontarians.
    3. arthur posted on 05/07/2014 05:32 PM
      @Sonny Wynne is leading the seat count not Hudak.
      Lib minority will form the next government. a week after the election Hudak resigns as party leader before the party turfs him.
      NDP will loose some seats. The CONS will take up space in parliament until they elect a new leader. that's how it will play out
    4. 1231231 posted on 05/07/2014 05:51 PM
      @Dean "When Hudak wins a majority"

      So when Hudak wins 17 more seats out of nowhere? Not going to happen. At least not after just this election. On a riding by riding basis, the only polls that actually show the likelihood of forming a government rather than overall public support, the liberals are beating the PC's. Hudak will be lucky if he gets a minority government in this election. Its basically his election to lose.
  3. Angry Bill posted on 05/07/2014 04:48 PM
    And, silly season officially begins.

    Have at 'er.
  4. Alex posted on 05/07/2014 09:15 PM
    Not a lot of good choices from any of the three parties.
    Hudak is out because he identified himself with 'right to work' legislation.
    Don't like either of the other two for various reasons.

    What to do?
    Vote Green? lol
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