An e-mail has gone out to riding associations offering them insurance for their campaign offices - a routine election procedure that is not usually done until a party has decided it is definitely going to the polls.
I'm not sure I buy it. As ONW goes on to note:
While pressure from labour (which is worried about consequences for working Ontarians and the unions themselves from a Tim Hudak government) and unforeseen events could still have an effect, there are other signs the NDP is full-up preparing for a spring election.
Unforseen events like persistantly crappy poll numbers, for example. But whatever. I get bored when there aren't elections going on.