Ontario election agenda: What you need to know for June 5

A multimillion-dollar lawsuit alleges that Doug Ford mismanaged his family business, while polls put the Progressive Conservatives in majority-government territory
By Daniel Kitts - Published on June 5, 2018
Doug Ford with PC candidates
Tory leader Doug Ford with Roshan Nallaratnam, the embattled PC candidate for Scarborough–Guildwood. (Frank Gunn/CP)

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

Latest news

What to watch for

  • Wynne appeared on a series of radio programs earlier this morning. She will make an announcement in Toronto at 11:15 a.m., meet with supporters in London at 2:45 p.m., and then attend a Liberal party barbecue in Kitchener at 6 p.m.
  • Ford will make an announcement in Toronto this morning. He will then visit several PC candidates in and around the city. He’ll be in North York to visit Robin Martin’s campaign office at 10:30 a.m., in East York to meet with Jon Kieran at 11:30 a.m., back in North York to appear with Denzil Minnan-Wong at 1 p.m., and then in Thornhill to campaign with Gila Martow at 5 p.m.
  • Horwath will be at Brampton Civic Hospital this morning. Then she will spend most of the rest of the day in southwestern Ontario, making stops in Guelph at 12:05 p.m., Kitchener at 1:25 p.m., Cambridge at 2:35 p.m., Brantford at 4 p.m., Dundas at 5:25 p.m., and Burlington at 6:05 p.m. She’ll make one final stop in Toronto at 7 p.m.   
  • Green Party leader Mike Schreiner will do some media interviews in Toronto this morning before campaigning in Guelph for the rest of the day as he attempts to become the first Green MPP in Ontario history.
  • Tonight, The Agenda With Steve Paikin will examine campaign promises made by the PCs. Then it will take a look at the spending initiatives put forth by Ontario's major parties and discuss why fiscal prudence has not been front and centre in the election campaign. Watch it 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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