Sarnia-Lambton a hotspot on Ontario election campaign

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Both PC Leader Doug Ford and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath made stops in the Sarnia-Lambton riding Wednesday, hoping to boost the fortunes of their candidates.

Ford was at the Reid family home in Reece’s Corners where he taped a Facebook Live session with about 20 local supporters on hand and talked about cutting hydro rates and creating jobs and warning viewers about voting for the “radical” NDP.

 

Ford said an NDP government would cost people “thousands and thousands” more tax dollars and said gas prices would hit $2 a litre. “that would cripple the economy. It would kill the economy.”

Ford added people don’t “realize what is coming down the road” with an NDP government predicting “massive unemployment.”

“We believe in empowering people. The NDP believes in empowering the government. That doesn’t work.”

Horwath made a stop on Sarnia’s waterfront. About 100 people, many dressed in orange, were there to greet her. Horwath decried Ford’s lack of plan and warned he hasn’t really said what he will do, other than doing everything possible to privatize parts of government, “cutting deeply and not admiting what he is going to cut.”

“We can do something totally different…to give our children a great future right here in our province.”

Both leaders voiced confidence in their candidates, Ford saying Bob Bailey is a very effective MPP and good for the region and Horwath saying Kathy Alexander would make a “fantastic MPP.”

Ford doesn’t believe the Conservative seat is in jeopardy in Sarnia-Lambton but Horwath noted on the campaign trail there is a feeling of change and positive attitude at the door for NDP candidates.

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