Ontario Liberals descend on Hamilton for convention

Ontario Liberals will be talking about developing new policies for an election expected as early as next spring during a weekend meeting in Hamilton.

Party's first convention since Kathleen Wynne took over leadership in Feb.

Ontario will increase the size of the its Ontario Child Benefit in each of the next two years and give early childhood educators a raise. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)

Ontario Liberals will be talking about developing new policies for an election expected as early as next spring during a weekend meeting in Hamilton.

About 500 Liberals are taking part in the provincial council, the party's first get-together since Kathleen Wynne took over as leader and Ontario premier last January.

Wynne says the Liberals will be looking to the public for ideas as they develop new policies for the 10-year-old government.

She told The Canadian Press her message will be the party must be ready for an election at almost any point because she leads a minority government.

The Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats say the Liberals are reaching out to the public because they're out of new ideas, especially on ways to turn the economy around and create jobs.

But Wynne says the Liberals intend to set targets for each sector of the economy to make sure there are proper supports to help businesses grow and expand their workforce.

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