NewsAlert: Doug Ford elected in his riding of Etobicoke North

NewsAlert: Doug Ford elected in his riding of Etobicoke North

But just as Chretien ran against Harris, Trudeau may find the polarizing Ford to be a useful foil for demonstrating his progressive values in the next federal campaign.

We heard the transition will take 21 days with the Tories ready to take over the reins of power June 29.

And he promises to work to win the support of those who did not vote for him.

"The NDP has been flogging their carbon tax now for the past two years, spending, I think, $9 million tax dollars promoting it to Albertans", Kenney said.

"Even if some of you have been sharp with me", she said, prompting chuckles from the audience of journalists, "but I just want to say to you and then to the people of Ontario that we have to remember that there is always a filter on information and we want that filter to be as transparent as possible".

Ford's mother, Diane Ford, described the win as "bittersweet".

While Mr. Ford's housing policies have not been fleshed out with details, many in the province's housing sector are hopeful the new government, elected on Thursday, will cut red tape and quicken the pace of development to increase housing supply.

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) congratulates Premier-Designate Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives on their election victory in Ontario.

"I don't know if (PM Justin) Trudeau and Notley are going to be able to maintain that link, or if Jason Kenney is going to be successful in decoupling the federal government's approval and the buyout of the pipeline", Williams said.

And fellow Toronto Liberal MP Adam Vaughan, asked about Ford's reluctance to talk about LGBTQ rights, commented acerbically: "I'd be surprised if he knows the other 26 letters in the alphabet too". "We have delivered a government that is for the people".

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says the people of Ontario have voted for hope.

Muguruza defeats Sharapova in straight sets
Muguruza pounced on an error-plagued Sharapova start to lead 4-0 with a double break. "Kind of a weird day", Muguruza said. She is one of two semi-finalists - alongside Garbine Muguruza - who are yet to drop a set this fortnight in Paris .

Ford, whose favourite campaign slogan was "Help in on the way", tells the cheering crowd "Help is here".

The Liberals, who have been in government for the past 15 years, could drop to single-digit seats in the legislature, losing official party status.

Over in Guelph, Mike Schreiner became the first Green Party candidate elected in Ontario.

"My main focus is the economy, is making sure we create jobs and have this province thrive". Jim Bradley, who had held the riding of St. Catharines for the Liberals for 41 years, was also defeated.

She called the move "the right thing to do" in order to "pass the torch" to a new generation of Liberals. She led the party to a strong showing in the 2011 election but a disappointing finish in 2014 that nearly cost her the leadership.

She had spoken to all Liberal candidates leading up to election night.

Barrett handily won the 2014 election, getting 22,066 votes, or 52.22 per cent.

Wynne also listed many of her government's achievements, including full day kindergarten, raising minimum wage, a better Canada Pension Plan, free prescriptions for youth, and more. Ironically, he will likely play the same card that former Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty did upon assuming office in 2003: blaming the previous government for leaving a worse financial situation than it let on. He has been elected premier of Ontario.

MacLauchlan did not appear concerned by the poll.

Doug Ford's support is strongest in Toronto suburbs like Etobicoke. Their surge can be ascribed to the same base that Bernie Sanders galvanized in the Democrats' race for the U.S. Presidential nomination in 2016: the "progressive" anti-establishment voter. "I look forward to working with our new Premier and all Toronto Members of Provincial Parliament to ensure that work and those investments in our transit network plan continue".