The province of Ontario's Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks to the media Friday, May 2, 2014, after calling a provincial election for June 12.
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Opposition NDP pulls support, Liberal government in province of Ontario calls election


The premier of Canada’s most populous province of Ontario Kathleen Wynne has called a general election on June 12. “On June the 12th, the people of the province will have a choice,” said Wynne. “A choice between safe hands and risky tactics.”

Wynne has been premier since February 2013, after being elected leader of the Liberals following the resignation of Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty. But her minority government has needed support from the opposition parties to pass legislation.

On Thursday, the Liberals presented a new provincial budget. And Friday, the third place social democratic NDP party announced it would not vote for the budget. Hours later, Wynne announced the election.

RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda has a report.


More information:
CBC News – Kathleen Wynne calls June 12 Ontario election – here
National Post – Ontario election called for June 12 as Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals lose support of NDP – here

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