Local Liberals React To Wynne's Announcement That She Can't Win

The local Liberal candidates running in the Ontario election are reacting to Premier Kathleen's Wynne's admission that the party can not win the upcoming vote.

 In an 11th-hour bid to save her party, Kathleen Wynne admitted Saturday that her governing Liberals will lose Thursday's election, but she urged voters to ensure neither of her rivals wins a majority.

During a tear-filled announcement, the premier appealed to voters to set aside their feelings about her and support Liberal candidates so that they can keep the next government from ``acting too extreme, one way or the other.''

Polls suggest the Liberals, who've been trailing the Progressive Conservatives and the New Democrats, could be at risk of losing official party status after the June 7th vote.

 Wynne wouldn't say if she'll stay on as party leader after the election, but plans to keep fighting for her slate until the vote.

Windsor West Liberal candidate Rino Bortolin says Wynne has made a lot of tough decisions as premier and this was another one. "Obviously it's always a surprise when an announcement this big comes out but as far as not surprised that she again showed great leadership and this is really what you want in a premier," says Bortolin.  "When you oppose her to the other leaders that this is what true leadership is about, is making tough decisions and putting the people of Ontario first."

Polls suggest the Liberals, who've been trailing the Progressive Conservatives and the New Democrats, could be at risk of losing official party status after the June 7th vote.

Essex candidate Kate Festeryga says she respects Wynne but in speakers with voters, they do not like her. "They like what we're doing, they just don't like the leader," says Festeryga.  "That's why she has sort of taken herself out of that position and she's saying now your can vote for your Liberal candidates, which we know are the best in every single riding without that fear having to worry about voting for Kathleen Wynne."

Wynne wouldn't say if she'll stay on as party leader after the election, but plans to keep fighting for her slate until the vote.