Ford meets with transition team as Tories prepare to form Ontario government

Kathleen Wynne Will Hand Over the Province to Ford on June 29th


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TORONTO — Ontario’s incoming premier is meeting with his transition team as the Progressive Conservatives prepare to return to power in the province for the first time in 15 years.

A spokeswoman for premier-designate Doug Ford says he is taking part in briefings Monday on how to implement his plan for the province.

The Tories won a majority government in last week’s election and Ford has said he expects the transition to power to take three weeks.

The 76 Progressive Conservatives elected to the legislature will meet on June 19 for their first caucus meeting.

The province’s outgoing Liberal premier, Kathleen Wynne, will officially hand over the reins to Ford on June 29.

The Liberals have also begun the process of searching for someone to succeed Wynne on an interim basis after she stepped down as party leader on election night. She is, however, staying on as a legislator.

The Liberals were decimated at the polls, going from a majority government to just seven seats — one below the amount required for official party status.

The Canadian Press


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