Ford - a businessman who rails against the elite and regularly peppers his speeches and interviews with boasts and falsehoods - is the brother of Rob Ford, the former Toronto mayor who made headlines around the world after he admitted to smoking crack cocaine while in office.
Premier-designate Doug Ford has selected a transition team and has already begun briefings on government activities and the decisions necessary to choose his Cabinet. "Bravo to Doug Ford and Alexander Ovechkin!" he wrote, referring to the hockey player who, after years of early-round playoff exits, finally captured the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals Thursday night. They more than doubled their previous seat count at Queen's Park from 18 to 40, rocketing them into official Opposition.
"It's certainly one of the best jobs in this country", she said.
He said: "I think it's good for tourism".
Central Canada, Ontario and Quebec together, constitutes 70 per cent of Canada's economy, and "we have to maintain that influence", said Couillard.
Ford said he would live up to another campaign promise, to repeal the province's current sex education curriculum that is opposed by social conservatives, but did not say whether it could be done in time for the start of the next school year in September.
NDP leader Andrea Horwath who finished 2nd with 39 seats, told her supporters she is proud they ran a positive campaign.
Ontario PC leader Doug Ford wins a majority government.
Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has also declined to provide details of a climate change policy, but Clement said their alternative plan to address the issue would likely emerge after an upcoming party gathering a few months down the road.
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". If (United Conservative Party Leader) Jason Kenney wins in Alberta, forget about carbon pricing in Alberta.
"We need to reconnect with each other now that the election is over and with our communities and use that same capacity that we have had for many, many years to rebuild", she said.
As the results came in, Wynne, Ontario's first female premier as well as its first openly gay premier, announced that she would step down as party leader.
As Horwath pointed out Friday, she was elected a year later in a Hamilton byelection, winning the NDP's eighth seat and the extra money that comes from official status.
Ontarians voted with their pocketbooks, emphatically declaring they couldn't af-FORD another leftist government.
Christine Elliott, a three-time loser in bids to lead Ontario's Progressive Conservatives, unseated Liberal Environment Minister Chris Ballard in the Newmarket-Aurora riding.
Voter turnout was up significantly, to 58 per cent from about 51 per cent in the 2014 election. Most of the Grit MPPs left standing, shell-shocked as they may be, were recruited during Wynne's tenure - and they still feel substantial personal loyalty to and fondness for her, and agree with her vision of the party.