Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynee Concedes Her Party has Little Chance of Forming the Next Government
Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne is switching gears today, using the last few days of the election campaign to try to save what Liberal seats she can.
Wynne admitted Saturday that the Liberals won't form government after Thursday's election, but pleaded with voters to at least elect some Liberals.
She is warning about what an NDP or Progressive Conservative majority government would bring, and is pitching votes for the Liberals as a way to keep either of those parties in check.
Local Liberal Candidate for Kingston and the Islands, Sophie Kiwala is echoing those remarks.
"Wynne is encouraging everybody that they think very hard about who will hold the government account, whether it be the NDP or PC. It's important for the balance of power, that the opposition ask challenging questions to make sure all views are represented."
As for Kiwala's confidence that she can win the local seat again on Thursday, June 7.
"I don't have a crystal ball, but it's important to remember that in 2014, the liberals were not predicted to win, much less a majority government. Kingstonians are politically astute, but who knows what that will bring? My approach as an MP and during the election is to work as hard as I can, with every moment I have. We have a fabulous young team that have been inspiring me everyday on the campaign trail. What will be, will be."
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and PC Leader Doug Ford are taking full advantage of Wynne's weekend announcement.
Ford made a quick stop at local PC Candidate Gary Bennett's office in Kingston on Sunday, telling supporters that an NDP government would be 10 times worse than the current Liberal government.
On Saturday, local NDP Candidate Ian Arthur joined the party's health critic outside Kingston General Hospital to warn voter that Doug Ford’s promised $6 billion in cuts will have a devastating effect on local hospitals, saying Kingston would lose at least 200 health-care workers and 29 beds.