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Horwath on attack in Northern debate; Hudak stands by decision not to go
Horwath faces off against the premier in first debate of the campaign
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The sparks flew at first debate of the provincial election campaign this afternoon.

While it was supposed to focus on Northern issues, it turned into a verbal jousting match between NDP leader Andrea Horwath and Premier Kathleen Wynne.

Horwath vowed to clean up corruption at Queen's Park, if elected.

She says she knew when she needed to overthrow the government, pointing to the gas plant scandal. She says it was the day the OPP took government hard-drives from the legislature.

Wynne became defensive, stressing she has apologized for the gas plant scandal. She offers she knows people are still mad about it.

She called it "sad" that Horwath spoke about gas plants first instead of Northern issues.

Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak didn't attend the debate, claiming a scheduling conflict. He underlines that he needs to talk about job creation and he doesn't plan on slowing down. He spoke to media at a cabinet manufacturer in Thornhill.

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Photo: Canadian Press

The sparks flew at first debate of the provincial election campaign this afternoon.

While it was supposed to focus on Northern issues, it turned into a verbal jousting match between NDP leader Andrea Horwath and Premier Kathleen Wynne.

Horwath vowed to clean up corruption at Queen's Park, if elected.

She says she knew when she needed to overthrow the government, pointing to the gas plant scandal. She says it was the day the OPP took government hard-drives from the legislature.

Wynne became defensive, stressing she has apologized for the gas plant scandal. She offers she knows people are still mad about it.

She called it "sad" that Horwath spoke about gas plants first instead of Northern issues.

Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak didn't attend the debate, claiming a scheduling conflict. He underlines that he needs to talk about job creation and he doesn't plan on slowing down. He spoke to media at a cabinet manufacturer in Thornhill.

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