Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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(Ont-Elxn-Horwath)

Andrea Horwath says one of her first acts in office if the N-D-P wins the June election will be to gather expert advice on how to buy back shares of Hydro One.

The N-D-P leader defended her plan today -- which the Progressive Conservatives say would only benefit shareholders.

Horwath says a number of companies that initially went public later bought back the shares -- including Heinz, Panera Bread and Dell.

She says the N-D-P would use the dividend paid by Hydro One to the province to buy back the shares in a program the party says will cost up to 4.1-billion dollars.

The move is part of a plan that also calls for hydro rates to be slashed by 30 per cent through a number of measures. (The Canadian Press)

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(Ont-Elxn-Ford)

With nine days to go before the Ontario election, Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford is still not saying exactly when he will release a fully-costed election platform.

Ford was pressed again today during a campaign stop in Port Colborne about when he would release the P-C platform as the Liberals and New Democrats have already done.

He repeated he's been rolling out his party's plan every single day and would issue a full plan by the end of the campaign.

He also kept up his attack on the N-D-P -- saying a New Democrat government would be an economic disaster that would lead to higher taxes and record unemployment while his government would cut taxes and hydro rates while creating 30-thousand more long term care beds and hiring more doctors and nurses. (The Canadian Press)

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(Mississauga-Explosion)

Police say they now believe one of two suspects in the bombing of a Mississauga restaurant last week could be a woman.

Superintendent Rob Ryan says Peel Region police have not yet identified the two suspects believed to have placed an improvised explosive device in the Bombay Bhel restaurant -- injuring 15 of about 30 people inside. …

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