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Canada Progressive Conservatives will form Ontario's next government, CBC News projects

05:11  08 june  2018
05:11  08 june  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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If the election were being held today, Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives very likely would form the next government of Ontario . Read more CBCnews .ca columns from Éric Grenier. Follow Éric on Twitter at @EricGrenierCBC. CBC ' s Journalistic Standards and Practices.

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A Ontario PC supporter reacts after the PC's reached a majority in the Ontario Provincial election at the Doug Ford election night headquarters in Toronto, on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Ontario's election in photos: 2018

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Led by Doug Ford, Ontario's Progressive Conservatives have secured a majority government, CBC News projects, ending nearly 15 years of Liberal power in the province.

Buoyed by Ford — a one-term Toronto city councillor and businessman — the PCs ran a populist campaign, promising a tax cut for the middle class and corporations and a drastic reduction in the price of hydro and gasoline.

Ford won his seat in Etobicoke North, the symbolic heartland of 'Ford Nation.' While results are still pouring in, the PCs have significant gains in the 905 region and the GTA, areas that are critical to the political landscape in Ontario.

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Jump to navigation Jump to search. The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (French: Parti progressiste-conservateur de l' Ontario ), often shortened to Ontario PC Party or PC, is a centre-right political party in Ontario , Canada.

One of Ontario ' s Progressive Conservative deputy leaders vowed the party will be ready for the June provincial election and form the next government following allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against Patrick Brown.

As was expected, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath held onto her seat in Hamilton Centre, where she has served as an MPP since 2004. Heading into election day, polls suggested that the NDP had a slim chance of eking out a win, but now it appears they will form the opposition.

In a first for Ontario, Green party leader Mike Schreiner has won a seat in Guelph.

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford holds a rally to kick start his Ontario provincial election campaign in Toronto on Tuesday May 8, 2018.© THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford holds a rally to kick start his Ontario provincial election campaign in Toronto on Tuesday May 8, 2018. Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne, Ontario's first female and openly LGBT premier, is locked in a tight battle for her riding of Don Valley West. The incumbent Liberals, who enjoyed a majority since 2014, are hoping to avoid electoral humiliation but appear on the verge of a stunning collapse. The party needs at least eight seats to maintain official party status at Queen's Park.

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The Progressive Conservatives have revealed more than 100 policy ideas that will form the backbone of their campaign platform in next year' s Ontario election. Progressive Conservatives float 139 ideas, none of them on minimum wage, rent control or marijuana. Mike Crawley · CBC News

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Several Liberal cabinet ministers have lost their seats, including Yasir Naqvi and Glenn Thibeault.

Last weekend, Wynne took the extraordinary step of admitting publicly that she would not be Ontario's premier after the vote. Conceding defeat, she encouraged voters to elect Liberals to ensure the next government is kept "in check."

The PCs' election victory comes after a memorable and at-times vicious campaign that proved difficult for Ford and some of his candidates. What began as a commanding lead in public opinion polls steadily narrowed over the month-long campaign.

Ford, unaccustomed to the scrutiny that a provincial campaign draws, faced down multiple controversies and alleged scandals.

Three days before the election, the widow of his late brother, former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, sued the Tory leader. The suit claims Ford withheld money from her and her two children, and that Ford's Toronto- and Chicago-based businesses are bleeding money.

Once again, the GTA is poised to play kingmaker in an Ontario election

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The man who could become Ontario ' s next premier is still unknown by half the province, according to polls. Mike Crawley · CBC News · Posted: Nov 24 For a party that has lost four straight provincial elections, the Progressive Conservatives are heading toward the 2018 campaign with plenty of

Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown on Saturday released the platform he hopes will get him elected premier of Ontario when the province votes next June. Meagan Fitzpatrick · CBC News · Posted: Nov 27, 2017 4:39 PM ET | Last Updated: November 27, 2017.

He was also the only party leader not to release a fully costed platform during the campaign.

a man standing in front of a crowd: Ontario appears poised for significant political change.© Mark Blinch/Canadian Press Ontario appears poised for significant political change.
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