Scott Thompson: Can Doug Ford do what Patrick Brown couldn't?

14 March, 2018, 06:08 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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Fedeli has been serving as the interim leader and will remain the Leader of the Opposition in the legislature because Ford does not now have a seat. "For me, there was no tougher part than running against Christine Elliott".

Elliott met with Ford Sunday and threw her support behind him with a focus on unifying the party as the June election looms, according to CBC News.

On Monday, as the riding-by-riding results of the chaotic Tory leadership race fanned out, Wynne said she and Ford - a former Toronto city councillor and failed 2014 mayoral candidate - will provide a "stark" choice in the weeks ahead.

"This is a movement I've never seen in 30 years in politics", Mr. Ford said during a visit to Queen's Park on Monday afternoon. "As I have been saying every day during this campaign, Ontario needs us", she said in a statement.

"In some ways, this is like Donald Trump".

Doug Ford won the leadership vote Saturday, narrowly defeating Christine Elliott.

Rickford noted that Ford's leadership bid didn't have a lot of support within caucus and as a result he isn't beholden to anyone in forming a government following an election win.

"Today, we leave this convention united with one common goal, finally firing Kathleen Wynne", she said. "I extend my congratulations to Doug Ford on a hard-fought campaign". "People are frustrated. We're going to tell them all the great things that we're going to implement".

In the 10-riding London region, Ford carried Elgin-Middlesex-London, London-Fanshawe, Chatham-Kent-Leamington, Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, Oxford and Sarnia-Lambton.

There was little reaction in the bond market with Ontario's 2.6 percent bonds coming due in 2027 trading at a yield of 2.89 percent, or 63 basis points over similar-maturity federal government bonds.

Elliott, however, prevailed by wide margins in urban London North Centre and London West.

Ford's strong London-region showing came without any declared endorsements by the area's seven Tory MPPs.

Political newcomer Caroline Mulroney raised more than $800,000, but finished a distant third.

Omar Khan, vice-president for engagement with the Ontario Liberal Party and vice-president for public affairs with Hill+Knowlton strategies, says Liberals need to stay the course to win.

"The loss of manufacturing is continuing, it's going on and on and on". Ford may be able to draw voters who feel excluded, both from traditional Liberals and people who shied away from the Tories in the past, he said.

The party sided with Ford, saying his win was definitive.

In a further statement, Ford lauded Elliott - a longtime family friend - as a "dedicated mother, intelligent leader and hard working volunteer" and appeared eager to move past a close leadership campaign that saw him paint her as a flip-flopper.

"With the selection of Doug Ford, Ontario Conservatives have chosen corporate interests over workers, religious extremism over the rights of women, and cuts at the expense of our healthcare and education", the statement said.

Hillier said he expects Ford to moderate the party's message to appeal to more supporters. "His negatives are like somebody who has been in office for two elections", he said.

The Tory leadership contest was triggered by the resignation of Patrick Brown in late January after a CTV News report featuring interviews from women who said he made unwanted sexual advances - allegations he's denied.


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