There are still just three confirmed candidates in Glengarry-Prescott Russell as the June 7 Ontario Election Day draws closer. For the first time in a provincial election in Ontario, voters will use electronic voting machines when they head to the polls on June 7. The voters’ paper lists will also be a thing of past in most ridings, replaced by an electronic version called e-Poll Book. Elections Ontario says the new technology should help speed up both the voting and ballot-counting process.
Both Premier Kathleen Wynne and P-C Leader Doug Ford will visit hospitals today as they continue campaigning for the June 7th provincial election. Wynne will make stops at hospitals in Toronto and Newmarket before heading to Barrie for an evening event. Ford will be in Mississauga this morning then plans to tour a west-end Toronto hospital in the afternoon. N-D-P Leader Andrea Horwath will focus on education, first visiting the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and then stopping by a Toronto early learning centre.
Noting a similar genetic fingerprint, federal health officials are tying the illness of six Canadians to romaine lettuce from the U-S southwest. Two of the six Canadians reported travelling to the states before falling ill. The Public Health Agency of Canada says three others became infected in Canada and the remaining case is under investigation. No deaths have been reported, but one Canadian was hospitalized.