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It was a historic week at Queen's Park. On Wednesday, the government announced the largest privatization in Canadian history as Hydro One is now for sale. And on Thursday, Michael Dean Harris made his final statement as premier to the Ontario legislature. Harris said he is still amazed the province picked a small businessman from North Bay, with little political experience, as its 22nd Premier. Indeed, Mike Harris will still be around for another 3 months, but the race to succeed him as Premier is on. So far there are 5 candidates: Ernie Eves, Jim Flaherty, Tony Clement, Elizabeth Witmer, and today's guest: Chris Stockwell. Stockwell may have been the last to declare, but is making a big splash with his populist campaign. Feature interview with the Minister of Labour and the PC member for Etobicoke Centre, Chris Stockwell. And our Queen's Park experts: Ruth Grier, Richard Mahoney and Mac Penney.
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