Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath announced today that she and her party would not be supporting the Liberal government of Premier Kathleen Wynne. Which means that Ontario will be going to the polls in a few weeks.
This afternoon Ms. Wynne confirmed that she has asked Lieutenant Governor David Onley to dissolve the legislature. An election will take place on Thursday, June 12.
As things stand right now, the Liberals have 48 seats in the legislature, the Progressive Conservatives, led by Tim Hudak, have 37 seats, and the New Democrats have 21. Most polls show that the race is between the PC's and Liberals, with the NDP not too far behind in third place.
This election was almost certain to happen. The Liberals for years have been seen as a corrupt party. The cancellation of a gas plant in Southern Ontario has cost taxpayers over $1 billion and has turned many voters away from the Liberals.
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Matthew Frank Kot was born and raised here in Sault Ste Marie. He first starting writing articles for Soonews.ca in early 2008, becoming the city's youngest columnist and journalist. He then went on to write for Local2, and for a short time had his "MATTer of Opinion" column on SaultOnline.com. Matthew was very involved in the 2010 and 2014 Municipal Elections and wrote several opinion pieces about important issues. In 2011, Matthew started Sault Transit Reform and has continued advocating for a better transit system since then.