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Horwath and Hudak attack Liberals over gas plants
CBC News
Kathleen Wynne's main challengers spent some time criticizing the Ontario Liberals over the province's gas plant uproar, hoping to capitalize in the provincial election campaign. At a campaign event in east Toronto, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said Ontarians don't "want to have to hold their nose with the stink of corruption that continues to flow from Queen's Park" and "are clear that they want change."
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Ontario election 2014: Parties target key ridings in final campaign push
CBC News
It's the final push. The days left to "E" day. Based on a series of private conversations with party insiders, the race to be Ontario's next premier remains tight. The three main parties have a pretty good idea how they'll finish, though there are always some surprises that are often based on getting out the vote. That, as it always is, will be crucial.
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Burlington man told to remove homemade political sign
Global News
A Burlington resident says he is offended after being told by the city to remove a homemade political sign on his front lawn. Louis Magyar is a retiree that has lived in his tidy bungalow since 1977. He says he put the sign up on May 15, but got a warning on June 5 that the sign must come down. The city bylaw does allow for political signs, however. This is where the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) believes Magyar may have an argument.
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Tim Hudak accuses Ontario Liberals of making 'backroom deal' with OPP union to secure election support
National Post
Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak suggested that the Liberals may have made a deal with the Ontario Provincial Police Association in exchange for its support during the election. Union president Jim Christie has said that ads his association took out against the PC party were not an endorsement of the Liberals nor of the NDP — they just don't want Hudak as premier.
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Western University: Racing law has saved hundreds of lives
Western University research shows a "significant" drop in the number of young men killed in speeding-related collisions in Ontario since the stunt driving law was introduced in 2007. The study found a sustained reduction of about 58 speeding-related injuries and fatalities a month among males aged 16-24. That means about 700 fewer young men have been injured or killed in speeding-related crashes every year since the law was passed.
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What really happens the day after the Ontario election
CBC News
Contrary to popular belief, Ontario voters don't fire their premiers. It's the biggest misconception voters have about what happens the day after an election, experts say. Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberal government can continue to govern until she resigns or they lose a confidence vote in the legislature. But she has said she won't do that if another party wins the most seats.
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Mixed reviews on proposed regional development fee bylaw
The Record
Increase rates, don't offer exemptions, give more exemptions — Region of Waterloo councillors heard varying advice at a public meeting on a proposed development charge bylaw. Resident Uwe Kretschmann argued proposed exemptions for industrial development amount to bonusing and won't attract jobs. "Manufacturers locate in the region because of, among other things, proximity to markets and transportation corridor, an educated labour force and a sound infrastructure," he said.
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Ontario PC platform gets low grade for transit from Pembina Institute
Toronto Star
Toronto area voters who want to see transit relief in this generation should rule out the Progressive Conservatives and support the Green Party, the Liberals or the NDP, says sustainability think-tank Pembina Institute. The Ontario PCs received a low grade when it comes to fighting regional gridlock, in Pembina's pre-election analysis of the four provincial parties' transit platforms.

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Union for Ontario Provincial Police releases attack ads targeting Hudak
The Globe and Mail
The union representing Ontario's provincial police has released two attack ads targeting Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak. Running 15 seconds a piece, the television ads feature a voiceover saying Mr. Hudak will tear up the union's contracts, which would lead to "labour strife and extensive litigation,”"rolling over images of the Ontario Provincial Police Association's collective agreement being physically torn apart by a man in a suit.

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Why the Ontario election has left Toronto liquor licences in limbo
Global News
Toronto restaurants and bars looking to add liquor sales are in a state of limbo thanks to new liquor licensing rules and, in a strange twist, the provincial election. New requirements approved by Toronto city council, state a liquor license applicant must complete a "Safer Bars" training course provided by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and must produce a signed letter from their local Member of Provincial Parliament.

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