ONTARIO VOTES: Wynne Concedes Defeat, Urges Voters to Choose Liberals

Kathleen Wynne says she won’t be Ontario premier, urges voters to ensure an NDP or PC minority government

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath had a blunt reaction to Kathleen Wynne's stunning concession, days before the provincial election ends, that the governing Liberals won't be re-elected.

Horwath accused Wynne of playing a "dangerous game".

She says she will keep campaigning up until Thursday and won't say if she will stay on a Liberal leader after the election.

"Kathleen Wynne has abandoned the fight against Doug Ford cuts".

"On June 7th voters will elect a new government".

"The more Liberal MPPs that we send to Queen's Park on June 7th, the less likely it becomes that either Doug Ford or the NDP will be able to form a majority government".

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Horwath elaborated later during a campaign event in Peterborough, Ont., accusing Wynne of jumping out of the fight in the final stretch. "And I'm okay with that", said Wynne. After Thursday, I will no longer be Ontario's Premier.

"If regular rank-and-file Liberal supporters going in to cast their ballots realized that the Liberals had absolutely no hope to win, the natural vote for them might have been to park their vote with the NDP, which might have helped push the NDP up ahead of the (Progressive) Conservatives, to even win this election", Cochrane says. He told reporters his attention is only on winning government, saying his party is taking nothing for granted.

The Liberals have been in power for the past 15 years, with Wynne as leader since 2013.

Wynne's speech urged voters to support their local Liberal candidates to keep the NDP or Progressive Conservatives from having a "blank cheque" with which to run Ontario. "... There's no doubt that it was probably a hard time for Wynne to admit that her party has no chance of forming government and I'm sure that was a hard thing for her to admit and say publicly".

With poll data indicating the possibility of a PC or NDP minority government, Bortolin told BlackburnNewsWindsor.com this is the latest example of Wynne's ability to make the tough calls. A vote for the Liberal Party is your best bet to make sure that the next government is not a majority government. "With a majority government Doug Ford would have too free a hand".

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