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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks at the hearings into the gas plant cancellations at Queen's Park on Dec. 3, 2013.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks at the hearings into the gas plant cancellations at Queen's Park on Dec. 3, 2013.
(MARK BLINCH/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Ontario Liberals’ by-election losses put Wynne in the hot seat

Maybe it’s Kathleen Wynne who should start to worry what by-election results say about her leadership, or the state of her party.

For years, Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak has been the one facing questions about his inability to pick up seats between general campaigns. There are more of those following a pair of such contests on Thursday, because the Tories failed to capitalize on the departure of veteran Liberal MPP Kim Craitor in Niagara Falls – instead watching the NDP lay claim to a riding in which Mr. Hudak grew up.