Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Ontario election results: populist Doug Ford to become premier

Ontario election results: populist Doug Ford to become premier

Doug Ford, whose populist message of smaller government and tax cuts drew comparisons to Donald Trump, will be the next premier of Canada's most populous province and economic engine.

Ford, who won the Ontario PC leadership with the help of anti-abortion groups and hardline social conservatives, pandered shamelessly to the religious right through various promises to place new restrictions on abortion access and attack the rights and freedoms of women.

Participation increased by more than 60 per cent compared to the 2014 Ontario provincial election.

"Ultimately, people will be able to vote in the general election for anyone they want to", said Judge Davenport. "The current premier is obviously not going to be the premier", Bricker said in an interview with Global News before the polls closed.

Ford was frequently accused during the election campaign of failing to be transparent by dodging calls to release a fully costed platform.

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Some of the deep clamour for change emerged simply from the fact that the Liberals had governed the province for 15 years - a lengthy stretch of time for any political party, said Cristine de Clercy, a political science professor at Western University in southern Ontario. "The courts are going to determine that the federal government has the authority to do what it is doing".

People don't have to wait until election day to vote. However, Ford angered social conservatives when he turfed her from the party May 5, after the Liberal Party posted online past videos of Granic Allen speaking about abortion and sex education in a way that Ford characterized as disrespectful.

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Ontario's Liberals have lost official party status in the legislature after securing only seven seats in the provincial election. "Unlike other leaders who often sweep into office with their party caucus behind him, he didn't". The contest in Canada's industrial and manufacturing heartland became a fight between Ford and the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) after Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne, premier since 2013, dropped to a distant third in opinion polls.

There are two big firsts as well, with the Green party electing a candidate for the first time. Ford's stronger than expected showing and the Liberals' significant losses to the New Democrats may worry supporters of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's federal Liberal party, up for re-election in 2019.

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Horwath has promised to raise corporate taxes, return the Hydro One power utility to public ownership and create a provincewide drug and dental plan. It's not clear a premier has the power to do that as the government holds a 47 per cent stake.

"What we say we're going to do, we're going to do".

Doug Ford was widely criticized for a failed campaign to scrap a long-planned redevelopment on the city's waterfront, proposing a huge ferris wheel, a new mall and a monorail.

Straight-laced Scheer got a taste of that earlier this week when he was asked how he feels about being associated politically with someone who allegedly dealt drugs in his youth and whose family members, notably late Toronto mayor Rob Ford, have struggled with drug addiction.

With the dust from the Ontario election settling and the Doug Ford era about to get underway, many Indigenous voters are left wondering just how much of an impact their ballots will have on the future of the province.

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