Premier Wynne faces opposition in question period

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne at Queen's Park in Toronto on Thursday July 3, 2014. (Ernest...

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne at Queen's Park in Toronto on Thursday July 3, 2014. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 6:24 PM ET

Opposition parties head back into the Ontario legislature Monday for the first question period since Premier Kathleen Wynne led her Liberal caucus to a majority government last month.

The Progressive Conservative MPPs, with Interim Leader Jim Wilson at the helm, and the New Democratic Party MPPs, steered by Leader Andrea Horwath, will get their first chance to question Wynne directly about last week's throne speech and the coming reintroduction of the spring budget.

Both the NDP and PC MPPs indicated prior to the June 12 election that they would not support the budget - a crucial step to keep the then minority Wynne government in place but no longer necessary.

Both opposition parties are struggling in the aftermath of a disappointing election result.

Tim Hudak has stepped aside as PC leader, and Horwath continues to face questions from within her party about her decision to campaign on pocketbook issues for average Ontarians.

Wynne will likely face questions about the state of the Ontario economy following action by Moody's Investors Services last week to lower the province's debt rating outlook to negative from stable over its concerns that the government will not be meet deficit reduction targets.


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