POLITICS

Leaders stay in GTA for Day 4 of campaign; McGuinty has no public events

09/10/2011 04:00 EDT | Updated 11/09/2011 05:12 EST
TORONTO - The three party leaders have a relatively light day of events scheduled for Day 4 of the Ontario election campaign.

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is spending the day in Toronto, where he'll visit a couple of businesses and a Chinese mall.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath starts her day at the Locke Street Festival in Hamilton, then moves to Toronto for a couple of events.

Premier Dalton McGuinty has no public events scheduled for Saturday.

At the University of Guelph, students will gather Saturday to shoot a "vote mob" music video aimed at encouraging young people to get involved in the Oct. 6 provincial election.

Derek Alton of the Central Student Association hopes at least 100 students will take part.

Students are to gather at 1 p.m. to make posters and banners and it's hoped shooting can begin at 2 p.m.

College and university students learned Friday that Elections Ontario has decided to relocate 27 college campus polls.

The College Student Alliance calls it disappointing news as it comes less than two weeks from the beginning of the advance polls.

"Student associations have been working on their campuses to help mobilize the student vote and engage the youth in this provincial election," said alliance president Brian Costantini.

The Liberals got a boost on Friday with the release of a poll that gives them a startling lead in public support.

The Harris Decima survey puts Liberal support among decided voters at 40 per cent, while the Tories are at only 29 per cent.

Previous polls had put the Conservatives in front.

On the campaign trail Friday, Horwath pledged to reimburse companies up to $5,000 of the wage they pay a new hire for one year.

The Liberals promised another $110 million for northern Ontario.

And Hudak found himself defending Randy Hillier, an eastern Ontario candidate who is involved in a tax dispute with Canada Revenue Agency.