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The Hamilton Spectator
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Wednesday October 10, 2007
Ontario's political party leaders spent the final day before the election campaigning furiously in and around Toronto, as polls showed voters could elect another Liberal majority government.

Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty continued his attack on Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory's pledge to fund faith-based schools.

"The Conservative plan to take a half a billion dollars out of our publicly funded schools and divert that to private religious schools is a bad idea,'' McGuinty told supporters in Pickering. "It's going to hurt our kids, it's going to hurt our province.

"Why would we -- when we stand as a welcoming place for people from the four corners of the world -- why would we divide our children? We want our kids to come together, grow together and help us build a strong, caring society together.''

McGuinty said he supports a parent's right to send their children to the school of their choice, but he said Ontario children will get the best education in the public system.

The Liberal leader shrugged off criticism that he spent most of the campaign speaking with Liberal party supporters and not speaking with voters directly.

"There's always passing interest in the style of the campaign, and I appreciate that passing interest,'' he said. "But I'll stay focused on what's important. I'm proud of the fact that Ontarians do understand that there's a very clear choice in front of them.'' Source.

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