Wynne to meet with Horwath
Premier Kathleen Wynne will try to hammer out a deal on a fall legislative agenda today with the New Democrats to keep her minority government alive and avoid a snap election.
Wynne failed to find common ground during a meeting last week with Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak. He complained the premier is focused on small issues like banning teens from tanning beds and has no plan on big issues like job creation.
So Wynne will turn again to NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, who supported the Liberals' budget last spring in exchange for a promised cut in auto insurance rates and the creation of a new
government spending watchdog.
The premier says she knows there are areas of disagreement, but adds there are also issues where they can agree, such as passage of a bill to promote local food.
The New Democrats say they want to hold the government to the promises it made in return for their support on the budget.
Wynne also says it's ``too bad'' the two opposition leaders will not be attending a dinner tonight organized by Lt. Gov. David Onley, which she views as an effort to make the legislature work better.