After a month of politicians campaigning across Ontario, it’s the peoples’ turn to speak. Voters cast ballots today in an election that polls suggest is a neck-and-neck battle between Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives and Andrea Horwath’s New Democrats.
Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne conceded last weekend she wouldn’t be returning as premier as her Liberals languished a distant third in the polls. Seventeen new ridings have been added for this election, bringing the number of seats in the legislature to 124. Sixty-three seats are required for a majority. Remember, you can vote in person today from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. at your assigned voting location.
If you cannot bring yourself to vote for any candidate tell the election official that you are declining your right to vote when they hand you a ballot. He or she will mark “declined” on the election documentation and your ballot will be placed in an envelope for declined ballots.
Police are investigating another pharmacy robbery on St. Joseph Blvd at Place d’Orleans Drive. The pharmacy, which was robbed in early April, was most recently robbed on May 27 at about 9:40 p.m. Police say that a man walked into the business and forced his way behind the counter. He made off with an undisclosed quantity of narcotics and fled on foot. Police are asking for the public to help if they have any information about the robbery ir the suspect’s whereabouts.
The City of Clarence-Rockland regrets to announce that stand-up comedian P-A Méthot, scheduled to headline the Ottawa River Festival’s stand-up comedy show, has canceled his appearance for health reasons. He has been replaced by Mario Jean. P-A Méthot was scheduled to appear on the Desjardins stage at the Du Moulin Park on June 30th. The tickets sold for the P-A Méthot show are valid for the Mario Jean show. Ticketholders may be reimbursed by presenting their ticket at the City of Clarence-Rockland’s Client Service Centre, 1560 Laurier Street, Rockland, before June 22.