Friday, 14 December, 2018

Ontario businesses seek clarity from populist leader Ford

Doug Ford's Ontario PCs To Form Majority Government Populist Doug Ford set to win Ontario polls, promises prosperity
Kenny Thornton | 09 June, 2018, 07:44

"Our ideas are quite different and Mr. Ford's plan to cut all those taxes for the richest people in Ontario is going to put a big hole in our finances", she said.

The 30-day election was marred by mudslinging and a concerted fearmongering campaign by both the Liberal and NDP parties, who tried to paint Ford as a Trump-like demogogue.

Ontario's religious right is "jubilant" about their new ally in the Premier's Office - and now they're counting on Doug Ford to deliver on his promises and execute their radical social conservative agenda.

Former MPP Frank Klees, one of many former or current politicians at the Toronto Congress Centre, called it a "great night for the province of Ontario".

"When I get elected we'll sit down and we'll make that decision", said Progressive Conservative leader at a campaign meeting in Sault Ste Marie, Not, reports HuffPost.

The NDP's move to official opposition comes as Horwath sees her third election as leader and moves the party to its strongest position at Queen's Park since Bob Rae was premier in the mid-90s.

The Mayor also thanked Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberal Government "for all they have done for the City of Ottawa over the last 15 years". Watson said "the Wynne Government has been a good partner on a number of significant city building initiatives - many of which would not have been possible without their support and co-operation".

An often controversial figure, Ford served on Toronto's city council along with his late brother, Rob Ford, the former mayor of Toronto who made global headlines after he admitted to smoking crack cocaine.

Led by Andrea Horwath, the NDP earned 34% of the vote.

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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.

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.

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford has won in his riding in the west-Toronto suburb of Etobicoke North.

Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner has won his bid to become the first Green to hold a seat in the province's legislature.

Wynn announced she was stepping down as leader soon after.

The governing Liberals, who have been in power for the past 15 years, are fighting for survival following Premier Kathleen Wynne's stunning admission of defeat last week.

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. Current rules dictate that a party needs to have a minimum of eight elected members in order to qualify as an officially recognized party in the legislature.

As a result, Elections Ontario has extended voting hours in seven locations.

Numbers released by Elections Ontario showed that 58.04 per cent of the approximately 9.8 million registered voters cast a ballot.

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