Congratulations Roll In For Wynne
It didn't take long for the well wishes to come in for Premier elect Kathleen Wynne.
The Provincial Progressive Conservatives sent out a release, saying Wynne 'inherits and must now confront, many urgent challenges in her new role. Our province has lost precious time - more than 14 months since the last election. The Legislature was shuttered by prorogation, and government ground to a halt as successors to the outgoing Premier focused exclusively on internal Liberal Party politics. The deep fiscal hole they have dug has grown deeper still, and the business of the people remains neglected. '
But Leader Tim Hudak went on to say 'Better days can still be ahead for Ontario, but only if we make difficult and necessary decisions to get our fiscal house in order and enable job creation - and make them now.'
A similar release was put out by the Ontario NDP's and their leader Andrea Horwath.
She said. 'Now, more than ever it's time to roll up our sleeves and get to work on the challenges facing Ontario families. I urge the incoming Premier to recall the Legislature without delay so that MPPs of all stripes can do the job Ontarians elected us to do. We need to take a constructive approach to create and protect good-paying jobs, improve healthcare and education, and take a balanced approach to balancing the books.'
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford took to twitter in saying, 'Looking forward to working with Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne. Helping make #Toronto & Ontario the best place to live work & do business.'
Even Federal Liberal Leadership Candidate Justin Trudeau put in his two cents, tweeting, 'Glad to congratulate @Kathleen_Wynne for an outstanding campaign. Looking forward to working with the next great premier of Ontario.'