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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne sits with Finance Minister Charles Sousa in the Ontario Legislature on April 2, 2014.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne sits with Finance Minister Charles Sousa in the Ontario Legislature on April 2, 2014.
(FRANK GUNN/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

How Ontario’s budget leak could help or harm the Liberals

At the start of this week, a senior member of Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals expressed some satisfaction with how her government had managed to control the news cycle over the past couple of months.

Granted, any such control was at least temporarily lost late last week, when the unsealing of court documents revealed Ontario Provincial Police allegations about document destruction in the final days of Dalton McGuinty’s reign. Nevertheless, the Liberal suggested, the rollout of policy announcements on more or less a daily basis had helped the government build a bit of momentum heading into a possible spring election – and hopefully, once the scandal died down, it would do so again.