Provincial election on the way


It looks like Ontarians are heading to the polls.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has just told members of the media in Toronto she won’t support the Wynne government’s budget which was presented yesterday.

The budget included a 10-year, $2.5 billion fund for business to create jobs, a plan for an Ontario pension plan, increases in personal income taxes for people earning over $150,000 and for smokers, $29 billion for infrastructure programs, $11 billion to build new schools, an increase in minimum wage and the Ontario Child Tax Credit.

Horwath says the Liberals didn’t keep any promises from the last budget so there is no reason to believe she will keep any contained in Thursday’s budget.

It’s not clear if Premier Kathleen Wynne will force a vote on the budget or call an election immediately. If she does, the election could be as early as June.