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Dollar Subway Rides and Frozen Taxes Top Ontario’s Election Menu

  • Campaigns focus on voter concerns about soaring cost-of-living
  • Incumbent Premier Doug Ford leads polls ahead of June 2 vote
Regular cash fares for public transit in Toronto are about C$3.25 right now.

Regular cash fares for public transit in Toronto are about C$3.25 right now.

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Ontario residents will head to the polls in just over two weeks to elect a new legislature in a race that will decide the future of Progressive Conservative Premier Doug Ford and the post-pandemic recovery plan for  Canada’s most populous province. 

On Monday, the leaders of the four parties faced off in a televised debate that saw the opposition largely unite to attack front-runner Ford’s record on Covid-19, health-care and affordability.