The next provincial election in Ontario is scheduled for Thursday, October 6, 2011. Employers have certain obligations to employees under the Ontario Election Act. On September 7, 2011, the month-long campaign for voters' hearts and minds was officially underway. Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty asked Lt.-Gov. David C. Onley to officially end the 39th legislative session and sign the election writ. That formality now complete, the lawn signs are coming out and political parties in Ontario have kicked their campaigns into high gear.