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Advance polls open today for June 12 election in Ontario

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak plan to take advantage of the advance polls today with Horwath voting in Hamilton and Hudak casting his ballot in Grimsby.

Decided voters and those who don't expect to be able to get to a polling station on election day can begin casting their ballots today for the June 12 election.
    
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak plan to take advantage of the advance polls today with Horwath voting in Hamilton and Hudak casting his ballot in Grimsby.
     
Horwath then campaigns in Waterloo, Hudak visits St. Catharines, and Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne has two campaign events in Toronto.
    
Advance polls will be available through June 6, and registered voters can find poll locations printed on Notice of Registration Cards.
    
On Friday, Tories said the Liberal government's decision to bail out a real estate project in downtown Toronto could cost Ontario taxpayers more than the $1.1-billion gas plants scandal.
    
PC finance critic Vic Fedeli says a closer examination of cabinet documents shows the $317-million price for the Phase 2 tower of the MaRS innovation and research complex is far from the total cost.
    
Wynne says the deal to bailout the real estate developer and charity behind MaRS was not made public because it hasn't been finalized.
    
Hudak said voters need to keep the MaRS project in mind when they go to the polls on June 12.
    
Wynne, meanwhile, said all Ontarians will have guaranteed access to around-the-clock primary health care by 2018, if her Liberals are re-elected.
    
And the New Democrats promise, if elected, to add $15 million every year to school nutrition programs in Ontario, which currently receive $20.9 million from the province.
    
Horwath says the plan - which will use local food programs - will help 70,000 more children have a good breakfast when they come to school.

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  1. █Alex█ posted on 05/31/2014 06:25 AM
    █Today is the beginning█All should exercise their right to democracy█It is called a democracy█A say in the management of your province█But no matter who you vote for the important thing is to make your voice heard█We take these things for granted█Guard your right to have a voice in your province█
    1. HP posted on 05/31/2014 09:21 AM
      @█Alex█ I'm boycotting his election as should everyone else. First time ever, in any election, I'm staying away. Send the politicians the message that we're fed up and not taking it any more...don't vote, or decline your ballot. Spoiling your ballot serves no purpose as spoiled ballots aren't counted. Refusing your ballot makes the stats.
    2. frank posted on 05/31/2014 01:04 PM
      @HP only the apathy stats.
    3. HP posted on 05/31/2014 04:02 PM
      @frank I tried voting and it doesn't work. In this election, who would you vote for? Are any of the candidates and parties worth our trust? Our support? Do we really care who's in charge? The one thing that I have learned over the years is that it makes no difference...in America they voted for Nixon and Bush...we got Bob Rae, Harper, Rob Ford, and you really trust the voters? Stupid you.

      It's all a game and it's time we told them that we don't want to play.

      I'm done with voting...federal, provincial, and municipal.
    4. Mark7 posted on 05/31/2014 04:06 PM
      @█Alex█ There is no democracy in Canada. If the party in power has a majority or controls a coalition, it's a benign dictatorship...with Harper, Hudak, and Ford, not so benign.
  2. Sammy from Scarborough posted on 05/31/2014 07:49 AM
    Are you ready for the surprises this week of advance voting?
    1. The voting will be heavier than expected.
    2. The Liberals will emerge with a surprising (to some) lead.

    You saw it here first.
    1. HP posted on 05/31/2014 09:27 AM
      @Sammy from Scarborough Ummm....how will we know who is in the lead? Advance ballots aren't counted until election day.
    2. Sammy from Scarborough posted on 05/31/2014 10:59 AM
      @HP Who said anything about "knowing" this week ?

      As a person who has worked as a Supervisory DRO in many elections, I hardly need a civics lesson here !

      The important part of this is for the die-hard Tea Party Cons to be aghast when they see the final results.
    3. Alex posted on 05/31/2014 09:27 PM
      @Sammy from Scarborough May we assume, your eminence, that you gained your Supervisory position through the Liberal party? And don't deny it !
  3. lisa posted on 05/31/2014 07:55 AM
    Why hasn't Elections Ontario let people know that early voting starts today?And why don't they change the name to early voting so everyone knows they are allowed to vote today.
    1. Fact Provider posted on 05/31/2014 07:59 AM
      @lisa It's printed right on your voter's card.
      Try reading before commenting.
    2. Walter posted on 05/31/2014 08:13 AM
      @Fact Provider I only go my card on Thursday. I agree there should have been some commercials on TV.
    3. Fact Provider posted on 05/31/2014 08:40 AM
      @Walter You haven't had time in the past 2 days to read the card?
      Would you like someone to put your "X" on the ballot too?

      Good grief !!
    4. frankie posted on 05/31/2014 01:03 PM
      @Fact Provider What card?
  4. john posted on 05/31/2014 10:38 AM
    it is now time people to kick evil form power . the devils children need to be kicked out and punished for there sins ! the sooner we get them kicked out the better . we get remove the devil form power before all hell breaks loose . lets all raise go to the polls and teach those liberal devil worshipers we are not letting hell take over .
  5. frankly posted on 05/31/2014 01:02 PM
    Why can't election officials just advertise all of the voting days, so that people can know when to vote? Are voting days a state secret?

    And why can't they list the polls?
    1. john posted on 05/31/2014 01:39 PM
      @frankly cause thay are assholes .
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