Wynne hopes Ford gives Liberals party status

Wynne hopes Ford gives Liberals party status

Ontario voters gave Doug Ford's Conservatives a majority mandate in Thursday's Ontario provincial election.

Nor did she do enough, Siemiatycki said, to remind voters of the turmoil that occurred the last time Ford had a lead role in governing a jurisdiction, when his late brother Rob Ford was mayor of Toronto.

However, Horwath's campaign also played into Ford's hands. Mailed vote-by-mail ballots that are postmarked on or before Election Day and received within three days of Election Day are eligible to be counted.

Kathleen Wynne, the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and the first openly gay premier in Canada, will step down from her post.

A Liberal defeat was predicted by Wynne herself just days before the vote, as she admitted her party had such low support it would not form government again. (Assuming the new government doesn't repeal or change the fixed election-date law the Liberals left them, the next Ontario election will be held on June 2, 2022.) For a party that's been out of power for 15 years, this is literally the best news since the turn of the century.

Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu says Ford's election victory is a wake-up call for the Trudeau Liberals to pay attention to public concerns over taxing carbon.

Steven Del Duca, minister of economic development, lost his seat in the Vaughan-Woodbridge riding to Tory Michael Tibollo.

In Haldimand-Norfolk, there are nine hopefuls on the ballot: incumbent Toby Barrett (PC), Danielle du Sablon (NDP), Anne Faulkner (Green), Wasyl Ivan Luczkiw (Multicultural Party of Ontario), Dan Matten (Liberal), Dan Preston (None of the Above), Carolyn Ritchie (Paupers), Thecla Ross (Freedom), and Christopher Rosser (Libertarian). "We have delivered a government that is for the people", he said.

NDP leader Andrea Horwath now becomes official opposition leader and has said the people of Ontario have chosen her party to keep Ford accountable.

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The New Democrats have had their best election showing in almost 30 years, winning double the number of seats they had at the dissolution of the last legislative session.

The election has also marked a stunning collapse for the Liberals, who governed the province for the last 15 years.

Ford, who has positioned himself as a champion of "the little guy" and has been compared to U.S. President Donald Trump, is wealthy businessman.

The Progressive Conservatives elected four MPPs in the Ottawa area.

Ford, 53, is the brother of the late mayor of Toronto Rob Ford, who made global news in 2013 when he admitted to smoking crack cocaine. "It's hard to believe that someone who has never held office other than as a municipal councillor.is elected to lead the largest economy in a G7 country", he added.

Once the audit is complete, Ford said he planned to address numerous promises he made during the election campaign, including lowering taxes, cutting hydro rates, and eliminating the cap-and-trade system. "We owe so much to Rob's legacy - a legacy of service to the people, a legacy started by my father Doug Ford Sr. and a legacy that will continue".

Eight seats are needed to be a recognized party in the Ontario legislature, a designation that allows parties to access resources such as research assistance.

After learning about the electoral process, researching the issues and platforms, and debating the future of Ontario, students cast ballots for the official candidates running in their local electoral district. "We can't stay here", she said. He said the source of the deficit is nearly entirely the result of tax cuts which is a stark change from the era of higher spending and taxes.

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