Ontario Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty held a press conference in Toronto Monday September 5, 2011 releasing the Liberal platform for the upcoming provincial election.
Credits: Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency
The premier told reporters Tuesday a majority government, where one political party controls the agenda, would be better for the province than a minority situation.
A Nanos Research poll out this week shows no one party has the run-away support of Ontarians with the Tories at 35.4%, the Liberals at 31.9% and the NDP at 22.8%.
"I want a strong stable Liberal majority government," McGuinty said Tuesday. "A majority government enables us to be strong and certain and assured in terms of the steps that we take moving forward."
The American political system, where politicians struggle to gain the needed consensus to move forward, points to the need for a clear mandate, he said.
In a minority government, the ruling party must seek support from opposing members to implement its program.
PC Leader Tim Hudak, campaigning at a Toronto home, was asked if he would cut a deal with other parties in the event no party wins a majority on Oct. 6, but dodged the question.
"I'm going to let voters decide what kind of government they want," Hudak said before returning to what is already a trusted theme for the Tory hopeful.
"Dalton McGuinty is going to raise your taxes. There's no doubt about it."