Ontario Election in Quotes


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“A new day has dawned in Ontario: a day of opportunity, a day of prosperity and a day of growth. We’re going to turn this province around. We will make sure Ontario is the greatest place on earth to live, to do business and to raise a family. And we will make Ontario once again the engine of Canada.” — Premier-elect Doug Ford

“Our democracy is strong. And because of that, let me congratulate Doug Ford. I’ve spoken to him and I wish him well. And I have committed to work with him to make this transition as smooth as possible. And now I trust that the rancour and the polarization of an election campaign can give way to the necessary civility of well-run government.” — Kathleen Wynne, Liberal leader and former premier

“Today millions of people voted for change for the better. We have won more seats than we have held in a generation.” — NDP Leader Andrea Horwath

“Ontarians have chosen to elect a majority government led by the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. On behalf of the Government of Canada, I offer my sincere congratulations to Doug Ford who will have the honour and privilege to serve as premier. I look forward to working with the new provincial government to create good, middle class jobs, make Ontario a world-leading centre for innovative and sustainable technologies, and build infrastructure that meets the needs of Ontarians.” — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

“Today, the people of Ontario have elected a new Progressive Conservative government, putting an end to 15 years of Liberal mismanagement. On behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada, I offer my sincere congratulations to the next Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, and his new team of incoming Progressive Conservative MPPs.” — Andrew Scheer, federal Conservative leader, on Facebook

“Ontario has voted, and I extend my congratulations to the new Premier, Doug Ford, on tonight’s results … I’m so proud of the entire @OntarioNDP team, caucus, volunteers & campaign staff who poured their hearts into this campaign. Thank you for believing that a better future is possible.” — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Twitter, whose brother was also elected to the legislature

“Just remember that triumph and despair are both impostors.” — Former NDP premier Bob Rae, on Twitter

“Congratulations to Premier @fordnation and the entire @OntarioPCParty, including many of my former colleagues. Tomorrow is a new day for Ontario. We all look forward to a stronger and more prosperous province under Doug’s leadership of this new government.” — Former prime minister Stephen Harper

“I want to congratulate Doug Ford and his team on their election tonight. His campaign promised to invest in transit expansion in Toronto and our province’s mental health system – two important priorities for our city.” — Toronto Mayor John Tory

“I have said previously that there were policies in each of the Liberal, PC and NDP platforms that would be good for the city. I continue to feel optimistic about the future and I will be focusing on areas of common alignment with the new Progressive Conservative Government and Premier Designate Doug Ford.” — Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson

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