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Provincial election kicks off officially today

Provincial election kicks off officially today

Posted: 2022-05-04 07:46:57 By: thebay

Yesterday, Premier Doug Ford met with the province's lieutenant-governor to request that the Ontario Legislature be dissolved.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Election Act, the Lieutenant Governor called for writs for the general election to be issued today and named June 2nd as the date of Ontario's next general election.

That means the 2022 election campaign officially kicks off today.

Ford said the election "will be a pretty clear choice" between going backward "like previous governments did" or moving forward with his Progressive Conservatives.

The parties have already been unofficially campaigning for weeks, with two out of the three major parties having released their platforms.