Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, says Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowswell accepts his advice to dissolve the Legislature, and the campaign will officially begin on May 4.
The Vice-Governor also issued an election warrant on May 4, demanding that June 2 be officially marked as election day.
Politicians have been campaigning informally for weeks, with two of the three major parties releasing the platform.
On the way to meeting Daudeswell, Ford said people would make a “very clear choice” on June 2.
He says Tory is “creating prosperity” by building bridges, roads and highways and regaining jobs in the thousands of automotive sectors.
However, Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath said on May 3 that her party defeated Ford’s progressive conservatives and was best off what she described as “the number one job.” He said it would continue to exist.
At an event in Toronto, Mr. Howas said her party formed an official opposition party in parliament in 2018, while the Liberal Party is now competing in the race with seven seats.
Liberal leader Stephen del Duqa said Ford and Howas “seem to be on the same page,” and directed both attacks last year, with parties advertising anti-Dell Duqa.
Canadian Press contributed to this article