Canada Kathleen Wynne Stepping Down As Ontario Liberal Leader After Election Disaster

06:15  08 june  2018
06:15  08 june  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.ca

Wynne to acknowledge election is lost, urge voters to ensure NDP or PC minority

  Wynne to acknowledge election is lost, urge voters to ensure NDP or PC minority Kathleen Wynne is expected on Saturday to acknowledge that she will no longer be premier after the June 7 election and encourage voters to elect Liberal candidates to prevent the NDP or PCs from securing a majority, CBC News has learned.   The Liberal leader has, until today, been defiant in the face of daunting poll numbers that suggest the Grits could lose official party status after the vote. In Ontario, parties need at least eight seats in the Legislature to be formally recognized.

Kathleen Wynne will step down as leader of the Ontario Liberals after a disastrous election rout that saw her party drop to a distant third place. After results streamed in and solidified her party's defeat

Kathleen Wynne has stepped down as leader after the Ontario Liberal Party's devastating defeat. »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos

a close up of a person: Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne waves as she departs a campaign event in Toronto on June 5, 2018. © Provided by AOL Inc. Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne waves as she departs a campaign event in Toronto on June 5, 2018.

Kathleen Wynne will step down as leader of the Ontario Liberals after a disastrous election rout that saw her party drop to a distant third place.

Wynne, who has served as Ontario premier since 2013, admitted in the final days of the campaign that her party could not win.

Still, she encouraged voters to support enough local Liberal candidates to prevent Progressive Conservatives or New Democrats from winning a majority.

In the end, Doug Ford's PCs cruised to a majority win Thursday, while Wynne's Liberals are fighting to hold on to eight seats, good enough for official party status.

Ottawa-area MPP John Fraser selected interim Ontario Liberal leader

  Ottawa-area MPP John Fraser selected interim Ontario Liberal leader The Ontario's Liberals have selected an interim leader after the party's stunning defeat in last week's election.John Fraser was selected after a vote by caucus members, riding association presidents and party executives.

The Ontario Liberals emerged from Thursday election with a devastating defeat. Leader Kathleen Wynne told supporters she had worked for all Ontarians during

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Wynne was re-elected in the Toronto riding of Don Valley West.

More coverage of the Ontario election:

  • Doug Ford Leads Ontario Conservatives To Majority Government
  • Green Leader Mike Schreiner Wins Party's First Seat

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Ontario's Liberal caucus endorses Ottawa South MPP John Fraser as interim party leader .
Ontario's outgoing Liberals, who suffered their worst defeat ever in last week's election, held their final cabinet meeting Wednesday with an eye to rebuilding the party that governed the province for the last 15 years. The majority of Liberal ministers lost their seats as their Progressive Conservative rivals secured a majority, and many acknowledged their party now faces real challenges. Emerging from the back-to-back meetings with cabinet and caucus, outgoing premier Kathleen Wynne — who resigned as Liberal leader on election night — acknowledged it was an emotional day with her defeated party members.

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