Premier Dalton McGuinty was the latest provincial leader to visit Waterloo Region in advance of a pending byelection for the riding of Kitchener-Waterloo.

He joined 570′s Gary Doyle in studio and discussed a wide range of issues heading into the vote.

McGuinty says he still has not decided when to call the byelection, saying he wants to give all the parties time to organize and also voters time to adjust to life without Elizabeth Witmer as their MPP.  

He says he also hopes providing more time will translate into higher voter turnout, which is traditionally low during byelections.

Witmer resigned after 22 years as MPP to accept the role of chair of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

McGuinty had high praise for Witmer saying she’s “always demonstrated a tremendous thoughtfulness, open-mindedness, a determination to reach out.”

Earlier in the day, the premier was in Waterloo where he toured Agfa HealthCare on Hagey Boulevard.

Conservative Leader Tim Hudak was in Kitchener yesterday and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will be here tomorrow.