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Doug Ford's Ontario PCs To Form Majority Government

Doug Ford's Ontario PCs To Form Majority Government Populist Doug Ford set to win Ontario polls, promises prosperity
Steven Clarke | 09 June, 2018, 07:45

Premier Kathleen Wynne, who narrowly hung on to her seat, resigned as Liberal leader and all but seven Liberal ridings fell.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will hold a press conference following the crushing defeat her party suffered Thursday night.

Charles McVety, an anti-gay preacher who runs an organization that promotes homophobic conspiracy theories, told his Facebook followers that the election results show God "heard our prayers and delivered victory for the sake of our children".

Less than a week ago, Wynne conceded that she knew her party could not win the election.

Federal Liberals have said that carbon pricing is a key part of driving an economic policy that encourages clean jobs and cleaner forms of energy. He will lead a majority government.

Speaking to supporters gathered at the Tory campaign headquarters, Ford says under his government, Ontario will enter a previously unseen period of economic prosperity.

Even Tanya Granic Allen, who Ford kicked out as a PC candidate this election for anti-LGBT and anti-Muslim comments, appeared to be praising the PC win.

The last time voter turnout was this high was in 1999 - at 57.8 per cent - when Mike Harris was re-elected to a second majority government.

Many of her cabinet ministers have been defeated.

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Ford's opposition to the sex-ed curriculum, which was introduced under the previous Liberal government, helped get him elected as leader of the PCs and has garnered him the support of a number of anti-LGBT activists. Most of the Grit MPPs left standing, shell-shocked as they may be, were recruited during Wynne's tenure - and they still feel substantial personal loyalty to and fondness for her, and agree with her vision of the party.

"On behalf of City Council and the citizens of Greater Sudbury, I want to thank all candidates for their hard work and commitment throughout the campaign to the Province of Ontario and to Greater Sudbury", Bigger's statement read.

Couillard stressed that he will not let political differences between the Liberals and Conservatives get in the way of the two leaders working together.

And Treasury Board President Eleanor McMahon lost to Tory Jane McKenna in the Burlington riding.

Nevertheless, it was a dizzying six months for Ontario's Progressive Conservative party and many inside and outside the the party wondered if they could recover from the setbacks.

Ontario PC leader Doug Ford reacts after winning the Ontario Provincial election to become the new premier in Toronto, on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Now, with a bolstered base of 40 seats, surely New Democrats can build on their latest gains to leapfrog into government in the next election, four years hence?

Voter turnout was up significantly, to 58 per cent from about 51 per cent in the 2014 election.

Asked how long he thinks it will take to fulfill a campaign trail pledge to extricate Ontario from its cap and trade system for controlling emissions and how much it will cost, Ford ducked the question.

Ford campaigned on a populist message of cutting taxes, lowering hydro rates and the price of gas, and putting more money into people's pockets.

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