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Scott Stinson: Clock ticking on Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government no matter who wins Ontario byelections

There are five provincial byelections on Thursday. The forecast for Friday is for an intense downpour of spin with pockets of hyperbole and scattered fibbing.

The most significant change since Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the Aug. 1 votes a month ago are the expectations. Where once it looked like her Liberals would win three or four of the ridings sending new representatives to Queen’s Park, it now appears likely they will lose that many.

Where it was the opposition Progressive Conservatives who once complained the Liberals were “cheating” by calling votes for the middle of summer, the day before a long weekend, it’s now Ms. Wynne who is talking about how byelections are a risk-free way for voters to signal their displeasure with a government without worrying about putting someone else in charge.

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