|The 2014 Ontario general election is to be held on June 12, 2014, to elect the members of the 41st Parliament of Ontario. The Liberal Party hopes to move from a minority to majority government. This would be the Liberals’ fourth consecutive win since 2003 and an improvement from their performance in the 2011 election. The Progressive Conservatives and NDP will be hoping to change this. The election was called on May 2, 2014, by Lieutenant Governor David Onley, upon the recommendation of Wynne following the announcement that the NDP, whose support was critical to the survival of the Liberal’s minority government in the Legislative Assembly, would vote against the Liberals’ proposed budget.|
Change is in the air. Ontarians have grown tired of the Liberals after 15 years in office. The Tories have just finished a tumultuous leadership race to replace the disgraced former leader, Patrick Brown. Can they maintain their 20 point lead or will Kathleen Wynne defy the odds and win re-election? It is Andrea Horwathís third election as NDP leader. Can the New Democrats capitalise on the unpopularity of the Liberals and chaos in the Conservative Party or will they remain the third party? It is far from certain who will lead the next government and if it will be a minority or majority government.