Ontario election agenda: What you need to know for June 1

The major party leaders respond to Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, while Doug Ford denies breaking his promise to release a costed PC platform
By Daniel Kitts - Published on June 1, 2018
Kathleen Wynne, Doug Ford, Andrea Horwath
All three major party leaders reacted to news that U.S. President Donald Trump would slap tariffs on Canadian-made steel and aluminum. (Justin Tang/Frank Gunn/CP; Fred Lum/Globe and Mail)

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​Here’s our daily look at what’s making news on the Ontario campaign trail.

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What to watch for

  • Wynne meets with the Hamilton Spectator’s editorial board this morning. She’ll then hold a media availability in Dundas at 11 a.m. Former prime minister Paul Martin will join Wynne for a roundtable discussion with students at the University of Waterloo at 2:30 p.m. Wynne and Martin will also appear together at a rally at Mississauga’s Versailles Convention Centre at 7 p.m.
  • Ford will attend a breakfast meet-and-greet in Thunder Bay, make an announcement in Sault Ste. Marie at 11:30 a.m., and attend a barbecue and rally in Kapuskasing at 5 p.m.
  • Horwath will be in Toronto for the city’s Rainbow Flag and Transgender Flag ceremony at 12:30 p.m. She’ll visit Pathstone Mental Health Treatment Centre in St. Catharines at 3 p.m. and then attend a campaign event in Welland at 4:45 p.m.
  • Tonight on The Agenda With Steve Paikin, pollster Erin Kelly of Advanced Symbolics will provide an update on the state of the Ontario election campaign. Then, Ontario Libertarian Party leader Allen Small will share his views on election issues, and producer Jeyan Jeganathan will take a look at who makes up Ford Nation. Watch it all on TVO at 8 p.m. or 11 p.m. You can also catch the program via Facebook and Twitter at 8 p.m.
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