WILL THE GPR BECOME A “SWING VOTE” RIDING?
Premier Kathleen Wynne conceded an early defeat for her party’s chances of forming another Liberal government for Ontario when the polls close June 7. The hope now is to play “kingmaker” in a minority government headed either by the NDP or the Progressive Conservatives, which could mean the GPR becoming a “swing riding” if it decides to stay Red and not switch to either PC Blue or NDP Orange.
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La première ministre Kathleen Wynne (ici lors d’une récente visite à Hawkesbury) admet maintenant qu’elle ne croit pas que les chances d’un autre gouvernement libéral pour l’Ontario soient bonnes le 7 juin. Elle se concentre maintenant sur elle et ses collègues libéraux, dont Pierre Leroux. Glengarry-Prescott-Russell doit conserver suffisamment de sièges pour maintenir le statut officiel de parti à l’Assemblée législative et empêcher le NPD ou les progressistesconservateurs de former un gouvernement majoritaire.