BIG WYNNE FOR ONTARIO LIBERALS

Jun 12, 2014

By Bob Komsic

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Paint much of the province red.

The Liberals remain in power following the election, only they head back to Queen’s Park with a majority.

With results from more than 24,300 of the 25,133 polls, the Liberals had won 58 seats, leading in one riding; the Progressive Conservatives captured 27; the NDP grabbed 20, leading in one riding.

The Liberals picked up 10 seats, while the Tories lost the same number.

Wynne became Ontario’s first female premier when she took office after replacing Dalton McGuinty in a party leadership race in February 2013.

Now, she’s the premier elected by Ontarians.

Speaking to supporters at her victory gathering, Wynne also had this message,

”You voted for jobs.  You voted for growth.  Thank you for voting to build Ontario up.  And let me tell you, your government is ready to do EXACTLY that.”

After conceding defeat Tim Hudak, who became PC leader in 2009, announced his resignation.

”I am proud of what our team has accomplished and I am optimistic about our party’s future.  But I will not be leading the Ontario PC party into the next election campaign.   I will meet with the caucus and the party executive in the coming days to begin the process of selecting a new leader.   I will lead our party and our caucus only until that new leader is selected.” 

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says her party’s third place finish won’t dampen its resolve to fight for working people.

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