May 28, 2018
By Jane Brown
It was a heated debate Sunday night and not always polite, as the three Ontario party leaders interrupted each other at times to get in their jabs and grab the attention for themselves.
Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne, who’s been trending poorly in the polls, tried out a new line to highlight her record as premier ahead of the June 7th election.
“Here’s what I want to say about the last five years; sorry, not sorry. I’m really genuinely sorry that more people don’t like me, but I’m not sorry about all of the things we’re doing in Ontario to make life better,” Wynne said early in the debate before listing off her accomplishments as premier.
PC Leader Doug Ford took particular aim at the front running NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, highlighting Horwath’s plan to raise corporate taxes to pay for more services. Horwath also called out Ford for failing to put out a platform, even as voters cast ballots in advance polling.
The NDP leader also attempted to differentiate herself from the last NDP premier Bob Rae.
“This is not 1990 and I’m certainly not Bob Rae, in fact he’s a Liberal now, but that’s a whole other story,” Horwath joked.