Oppostion too 'reckless' to rule: Wynne

Kathleen Wynne arrives for registration at the Ontario Liberal leadership convention in Toronto,...

Kathleen Wynne arrives for registration at the Ontario Liberal leadership convention in Toronto, January 25, 2013. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 7:20 AM ET

TORONTO -- Ontario's opposition parties are too "reckless" to run the province, Premier Kathleen Wynne says.

In a speech to the Ontario Liberal's annual Heritage Dinner Thursday night, Wynne laid out her broad election theme that the world is a turbulent place requiring a steady hand and balance.

"I believe it would be a mistake to declare war on labour as the Conservatives would have us do here in Ontario," Wynne said, according to a copy of the speech provided to reporters.

"I also believe it would be a mistake to place Ontario's still-fragile economic recovery in the hands of the NDP who are suspicious of business.

"If there's an election held this year ... it will be a choice between our safe hands and their reckless schemes," she said.

The GTA Heritage Dinner raised $3 million for the Ontario Liberals' election war chest.

The minority Wynne government is heading into yet another rocky budget period where it will need support from the opposition benches to get its budget passed or risk a snap election.


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