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Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks in the Ontario legislature on Feb. 18, 2014.
Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks in the Ontario legislature on Feb. 18, 2014.
(KEVIN VAN PAASSEN/THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

ADAM RADWANSKI

Wynne’s public-transit concession no guarantee against spring election

No sooner had Kathleen Wynne announced she’s given up on funding public transit expansion through sales, gas or personal tax hikes than the inevitable question starting being asked: Would this be enough to help her minority government avoid an election this spring?

If only it were that simple.

The most that can be said is that Thursday morning’s announcement, which came as little surprise since Ms. Wynne’s Liberals had been telegraphing it for months, was a prerequisite to Andrea Horwath’s NDP even considering supporting the coming provincial budget.