Ontario headed to the polls

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

Ontarians will be headed to the polls on Thursday, June 12 after Lieutenant Governor David C. Onley accepted Premier Kathleen Wynne’s recommendation that Parliament be dissolved.
Wynne made the recommendation after NDP leader Andrea Horwath said her party could not support the Liberal’s 2014 budget.
That meant the Liberal minority government would have likely lost a non-confidence vote on Wednesday, May 7.
Instead, a writ for the general election will be signed on that day.
Under the provincial Elections Act, the election would ordinarily take place on Thursday, June 5. 
However, the chief electoral officer identified June 5 as a day of religious significance, and recommended June 12 as the alternate election day for Ontario’s 41st Parliament.
Documents to officially dissolve the government were to be presented to Onley late Friday afternoon.

NDP leader Andrea Horwath

NDP leader Andrea Horwath