Ontario election agenda: What you need to know for May 11

The province’s largest teachers’ union throws its support behind the NDP, while the Tories talk tax cuts and the Liberals vow to hire more nurses
By Daniel Kitts - Published on May 11, 2018
NDP leader Andrea Horwath and Sam Hammond, president of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, which announced yesterday that it will be backing the New Democrats. (Marta Iwanek/CP)



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

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What to watch for

  • The main event Friday will be the northern leaders’ debate, which will see Wynne, Ford, and Horwath tackling issues of particular importance to northern Ontario. The debate will take place in Parry Sound and start at 11:30 a.m.

  • Wynne will also be delivering remarks at the International Film Festival of South Asia Toronto in Mississauga at 7:15 p.m.

  • Ford will have a media availability in Parry Sound at 10 a.m. After the leaders’ debate there, he’ll stay in town for a meet and greet with local PC incumbent candidate Norm Miller at 1 p.m. at the local Royal Canadian Legion. He’ll then visit the fire station in Tay Township at 3:30 p.m. He’ll conclude his day with a rally at Holly Community Centre in Barrie at 6 p.m.

  • Following the leaders’ debate, Horwath will go to Sudbury for an event with local candidates at 4:30 p.m.

  • Green Party leader Mike Schreiner was not invited to participate in the northern leaders’ debate. He will spend the morning in London at a campaign launch with local candidates starting at 9 a.m. He’ll also visit the Masonville Farmers’ Market at 10 p.m., before spending the afternoon in Guelph, where he is the local Green candidate.

  • The Green Party has announced that it will release its election platform Monday morning at Queen’s Park.

  • Northeastern Ontario is shaping up to be one of the most interesting regions in the provincial election. TVO’s John Michael McGrath and Claude Sharma take a deeper look on the latest episode of The Agenda on Politics podcast.

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