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Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty.

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Horwath treks north in McGuinty's footsteps

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath makes her second trip north in two weeks, starting with a visit to Thunder Bay, where she'll see a paper mill and Bombardier's office.

Next is Sault Ste. Marie and an event in support of NDP candidate Celia Ross, who's taking on Liberal incumbent David Orazietti. He swept the riding by more than 10,000 votes in 2007.

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NDP tour bunks down in North Bay, an incumbent-free riding where Ms. Horwath is sure to reference once again the local company she thinks should have gotten the $120-million contract for GO Train refurbishment, which went instead to a Quebec-based operation. The itinerary promises a "pub night" at the Fox and Fiddle Pub.

McGuinty takes his clean-energy vision to Windsor

Dalton McGuinty will begin his day in Windsor, at a company that is supposed to represent the future for the hard-hit motor city: a plant that manufacturers wind towers and that is part of the Ontario Liberal Leader's clean-energy vision.

But Windsor is also where Mr. McGuinty has lost one of his government's biggest assets. The popular Sandra Pupatello, a member of his cabinet, is not running for re-election, leaving what was once one of the few safe Liberal seats in the province up for grabs.

Mr. McGuinty will then make his way east to Cambridge, where he will visit a training centre for carpenters and other skilled workers. This is a riding where another veteran MPP is not seeking re-election. Gerry Martiniuk was first elected in 1995 as part of the sweep that ushered former Progressive Conservative Premier Mike Harris into office. Kathryn McGarry, a nurse, is running for the Liberals. Rob Leone is running for the Tories.

Hudak stays in Toronto

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak will stay in Toronto Friday, starting his day at a supporter's house to talk about "government spending and waste."

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From there he will travel to a hamburger and ice cream joint, in a now-familiar pattern of visiting restaurants and shops mid-day to shake hands and buy sweets.

He will end his day with a rally in Burlington.

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Karen Howlett is a national reporter based in Toronto. She returned to the newsroom in 2013 after covering Ontario politics at The Globe’s Queen’s Park bureau for seven years. Prior to that, she worked in the paper’s Vancouver bureau and in The Report on Business, where she covered a variety of beats, including financial services and securities regulation. More

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