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Kathleen Wynne concedes she will not be Ontario's Premier after June 7

Urges voters to elect Liberal MPPs to block either an NDP or Conservative majority government
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Kathleen Wynne, premier of Ontario, speaks in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. on May 9, 2017 in this file photo. Kenneth Armstrong/SooToday

During an event in North York on Saturday morning, Kathleen Wynne, who has served as Ontario's premier for the past five years, conceded she would not be premier after the election on June 7.

"On June 7 voters will elect a new government. I don’t know who voters will choose but I am pretty sure that it won’t be me. After Thursday, I will no longer be Ontario’s Premier. And I’m okay with that,” she said.

Media reports indicate she urged Ontario voters to vote for Liberal candidates and to try to prevent either the NDPs or Conservatives from winning a majority government. 

She stopped short of stepping down as party leader of the Liberal Party of Ontario and indicated that there was no one single event or issue that pushed her to the decision to publicly concede before voters even went to the polls.

"It was a confluence of things," she said.




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