Newspaper article The Canadian Press

NDP to React Today to Ontario Budget; Wynne Gives Them to Thursday to Take Stand

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

NDP to React Today to Ontario Budget; Wynne Gives Them to Thursday to Take Stand

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NDP to react today to Ontario budget

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TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne is giving Ontario's New Democrats until next Thursday to decide if they'll support the budget or try to force a June election, but we should get some indication today where they stand.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath decided to wait until today to offer any reaction to the $130 billion budget, which increased spending and the deficit amid declining revenues but hiked taxes only on higher income earners, smokers and airlines.

Horwath knows the Liberals need her help to avoid being defeated because the Progressive Conservatives vowed to vote against the budget even before they saw it.

But when mobbed by reporters after the budget was introduced, Horwath said only that she wanted to take more time to look at it and would react in the morning.

So Wynne fired off a letter setting a May 8 deadline for Horwath to meet with the premier and say if the NDP will help pass the two budget bills before the end of June. …

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