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The received wisdom during the Liberal leadership campaign was that a race that selected Kathleen Wynne to be Ontario’s new premier would foretell a co-operation pact between the governing party and the third-place NDP. The thinking was that Ms. Wynne, a centre-left candidate, would be best suited to find support for her minority government from NDP leader Andrea Horwath than she would from PC leader Tim Hudak.

[np_storybar title=”” link=””]Throne speech highlights

– Restrain spending to 1% below gross domestic product once the budget is balanced in 2017-18.

– Consider raising the exemption threshold on the Employer Health Tax. Currently, businesses don’t have to pay the tax on the first $400,000 of payroll, but the NDP wanted to end the exemption for businesses with payrolls over
$5-million.

– Tackle youth and aboriginal unemployment, while making efforts to give people with disabilities better access to jobs.

– Contribute $50-million to…

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