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Ont. Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne gets on her campaign bus in Toronto on Monday May 5, 2014.
Ont. Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne gets on her campaign bus in Toronto on Monday May 5, 2014.
(Frank Gunn/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Election reality check: Wynne’s big pension proposal

Will Ontarians rush to the polls to support paying more for a better pension?

That’s the gamble Kathleen Wynne is counting on as she faces voters for the first time as leader of the Ontario Liberals.

The May 1 Ontario budget – which is essentially the Ontario Liberal election platform heading into the June 12 vote – proposes a new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), billed as a top-up to the Canada Pension Plan.