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COVID-19 sidelines two Ontario party leaders mid-election campaign

They are both isolating and planning on campaigning remotely
An Elections Ontario sign is seen at University - Rosedale voting location at the Toronto Reference Library on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Advance voting locations open today across Ontario as party leaders fan out across the province to pitch voters on their platforms.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marta Iwanek

TORONTO — Two of the leaders of Ontario's four major political parties are sidelined with COVID-19 with two weeks left to election day.

Both NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner have tested positive.

They say they are feeling well.

They are both isolating and planning on campaigning remotely.

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford and Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca have both tested negative today.

Meanwhile, advance voting locations open today, running until May 28, ahead of the June 2 election.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 19, 2022. 

The Canadian Press