Voters in Vaughan and Kitchener-Waterloo prepare for polls
Premier Dalton McGuinty speaks at a press conference following a meeting at Queen's Park on Monday, July 23, 2012. (Michelle Siu / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:17AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:22AM EDT
TORONTO - All three major political parties in Ontario are gearing up for two potentially game-changing byelections this fall.
Voters in Vaughan and Kitchener-Waterloo will go to the polls on September 6th to fill seats vacated by Liberal Greg Sorbara and Conservative Elizabeth Witmer.
Premier Dalton McGuinty says education will be a key issue, but the New Democrats say McGuinty will be haunted by his government's failings.
N-D-P Leader Andrea Horwath says voters should send McGuinty a message that he can't be trusted after the fiasco at Ornge and leaving taxpayers on the hook for a cancelled gas plant.
Ornge, the province's troubled air ambulance service, is under a criminal probe for financial irregularities.
And Horwath says the Liberals saved seats in last fall's election by pulling the plug on the Mississauga gas plant, which will cost 190 (m) million.