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Trudeau and Kenney, and Notley offer congratulations on Ford victory in Ontario

11 June 2018, 10:42 | Ross Houston

Kathleen Wynne Doug Ford Andrea Horwath and Mike Schreiner

Kathleen Wynne Doug Ford Andrea Horwath Mike Schreiner

Kenney told reporters in Calgary on Friday that he believes Ontario, under a Doug Ford-led government, will join Saskatchewan's court challenge against the federal carbon tax - a battle Alberta would support if his party wins next year's election.

Doug Ford promised to fix Ontario.

In the weeks immediately following the NDP's stunning 2015 breakthrough in Alberta, Mulcair's federal party vaulted into the lead in national public opinion polls, riding Notley's coattails.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath was also pressed on the issue, and would only say that the decision was Ford's to make. The Greens took one seat in the race.

By contrast, the NDP appeared poised to win nearly all the ridings in downtown Toronto, with big gains in Scarborough, North York and Etobicoke. He beat out establishment favourite Christine Elliott after former leader Patrick Brown stepped down over sexual misconduct allegations that he denies. "This victory belongs to the people", Ford said to supporters after his win, "Together we made history". "We united our party and united our province and this is your victory".

But Ford's campaign certainly wasn't immune to controversy.

With about one week left in the campaign, the party published a list of promises and their price tags, but didn't indicate how they would pay for them, what size of deficits they would run or for exactly how long.

It could take months, if not years, for Ontario voters to decide if they're sorry or not sorry to have elected maverick Doug Ford as premier. "This is my chance to say thank you for allowing me to be premier, allowing me to connect with so many of you the last five years".

In a web video shot in February and offered up by the Liberal government, Ford rightly talks about the need for more housing. "Unlike other leaders who often sweep into office with their party caucus behind him, he didn't".

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Ford said he'd already spoken to Prime Minister Trudeau to discuss standing "united" against President Donald Trump and the tariffs that have been imposed on steel and aluminum.

Incoming premier Doug Ford lost his mayoral bid to John Tory in 2014.

He was first thrust into the national spotlight because of his defences of his scandal-plagued brother, whose admission of using crack cocaine made global headlines.

Judging from the pushback he got during the past 30 days and what his own brother Rob Ford experienced when he tried to stop the Gravy Train at City Hall, Ford is well aware of the forces that will be working against him - whether it be the entrenched bureaucracy at Queen's Park where the lines have no doubt been blurred between their bureaucrats and their Liberal masters, the powerful entitled unions and the unknowns surrounding the province's economic state. "We owe so much to Rob's legacy". "We have delivered a government that is for the people".

The Tories have won a majority government. People waved party signs and embraced while they waited for Ford to arrive. "We have won more seats than we have in a generation".

Participation increased by more than 60 per cent compared to the 2014 Ontario provincial election.

Almost every Liberal cabinet minister was defeated, including Yasir Naqvi, Charles Sousa, Glenn Thibeault, Steven Del Duca, Kevin Flynn, Eleanor McMahon and Chris Ballard.

In Toronto, Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne managed to hang on to her seat in Don Valley West by a razor-thin margin of less than 200 votes.

But Wynne herself has grown increasingly unpopular in recent years, as Ontarians grew angry over hydro rates and the partial privatization of Hydro One, as well as the quick pace at which she raised the province's minimum wage.

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