Province up for grabs in Ontario election

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, Premier Kathleen Wynne and PC Leader Tim Hudak. (Toronto Sun files)

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, Premier Kathleen Wynne and PC Leader Tim Hudak. (Toronto Sun files)

Christina Blizzard, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:09 AM ET

Plop, plop.

Fizz, fizz.

Parliament is dissolved.

Oh, what a relief it is.

Just like that — like tossing a couple of Alka Seltzer in a glass and watching the bubbles start, so Premier Kathleen Wynne pulled the plug on Ontario’s 40th Parliament Friday, plunging the province into an election.

Wynne’s had none of the good luck of her predecessor, Dalton McGuinty.

Where his team was able to slickly stickhandle their way through budgets and elections, Wynne’s team stumbled and bumbled.

You get the sense the May 1 budget was intended to set up a June 5 election.

It was a bizarre document that made no fiscal sense. It hiked taxes, spent more, promised more — and made not the briefest nod to balancing the budget.

It was all about politics.

Liberals didn’t want to spend any more time in the legislature having their figures picked apart.

Incumbent governments prefer short elections — and 28 days is as short as it gets.


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