Tim Hudak was in good spirits as reported back to work at Queen's Park.
The former Progressive Conservative leader was sworn in as MPP for Niagara West-Glanbrook in a private ceremony on Wednesday, two weeks after his colleagues took their oaths.
Hudak jokes that his daughters now recognize him as their father, pointing to the long hours he put in as leader. He says he spent these extra weeks off focusing on family.
He calls his time as Tory leader the best five years of his life.
Hudak stresses he doesn't want to reflect too much on the election campaign, underlining the voters have spoken. He says he's looking forward now.