Harper on the offensive, slams Wynne and Notley

OTTAWA—Conservative leader Stephen Harper took shots at Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and newly-elected Alberta Premier Rachel Notley as he went on the offensive during the first full day of the 78-day election campaign.

Harper said Wynne’s plan to enhance pension savings through the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan is a tax grab that will imperil jobs in the province.

“The people of this country—certainly the small business community—are firmly against these taxes,” he said, noting the federal Liberals are committed to a similar increase in Canada Pension Plan (CPP) premiums.