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Ontario's premier is responding to Harper government attacks in her first full day campaigning for the upcoming provincial election. Kathleen Wynne says the prime minister should "move out of the way" of her pension plan proposal.
Ontario's premier is responding to Harper government attacks in her first full day campaigning for the upcoming provincial election. Kathleen Wynne says the prime minister should "move out of the way" of her pension plan proposal.
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Wynne’s strategists aim to shore up left flank first

The polls suggest their main opponents are Tim Hudak’s Progressive Conservatives. But in the early weeks of Ontario’s election, Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals will be more concerned with Andrea Horwath’s New Democrats.

Ms. Wynne’s campaign team believes a key to victory is setting up a two-way race with the Tories that wins them the large number of voters open to casting ballots for either their party or the NDP. That means they need to marginalize the NDP as a party that neither has a realistic chance of winning, nor speaks for “progressive” voters the way the Liberals do.