Even though the Ontario provincial election will take place on June 7, Premier Kathleen Wynne has yet to drop her writ to signal the start of the campaign.

However, unofficially provincial election campaigns are underway.

Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Mike Mantha opened his campaign office in Elliot Lake this weekend.

He will be challenged by Progressive Conservative candidate РJib Turner, the Northern Ontario Party’s Tommy Lee and Green Party candidate Justin Tilson.

The Liberals have yet to name a candidate for the riding.

Incumbent Sudbury Nickel Belt MPP Frances Gelinas is also declared for the NDP.

Her only other challengers at this time are Liberal – Tay Butt and PC candidate, Jo-Ann Cardinal.

No Northern Ontario or Green party candidate has been named for Nickel Belt.

Once the Writs of Election are issued, the official campaign period begins and lasts 28 days.