Illustration by Graeme MacKay, published in the Hamilton Spectator in May, 1999
Leading up to the 1999 provincial election, Premier Mike Harris was defending a Conservative majority government which had ushered in a series of reforms known as the Common Sense Revolution. Battling him were two new and untested opposition leaders, Dalton McGuinty and Howard Hampton. The results gave the Tories a reduced seat majority.
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