Quotes from the Ontario election campaign

The Canadian Press
May 6, 2014 11:38 AM

Ontarians will go to the polls on June 12 to elect a new government. Some quotes Tuesday from the three party leaders and other players:

"People want more public transit. They want to have more frequent public transit that they can rely on and that's why we're doing this." Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne speaking about investing in public transit.

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"I worry that Kathleen Wynne lacks the discipline to focus on jobs day in and day out. I've got a clear plan: affordable energy, lower taxes, less government debt (and) a greater emphasis on the skilled trades so we can rebuild the backbone of our middle class when it comes to industry." Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak speaking about his jobs plan.

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"We will gradually increase the minimum wage by 50 cents over the next two years and also reduce the small business tax at the same time to try to create a little bit of relief for small businesses who are often the ones who pay minimum wage." NDP Leader Andrea Horwath announcing her party would raise minimum wage to $12.

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"This is the way advertising works in the 21st century, you buy stock footage from a website, you get what you need, put it into your ad — whether it's video or photos — and you pump it out. It's the way it works in a web-based, technology-based world." Will Stewart, media director for the Progressive Conservatives defending the use of Russian images in a Tory campaign TV ad touting the party's job creation plan.


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