Doug Ford names his transition team as he prepares to take office in 21 days

The Premier-designate held his first news conference Friday after leading his Progressive Conservatives to a majority.

Doug Ford says his first order of business will be to examine the province’s books.

“We have to see the financial situation that’s been left behind, and over the next couple days and weeks you’re going to hear from us but the most important thing is getting our fiscal house in order”.

And that he will live up to all his election promises including lowering taxes, cutting hydro rates, eliminating the cap-and-trade system and repealing the Liberals’ updated sex-ed curriculum

He also announce his transition team which includes former Conservative MP John Baird a past Chief of Staff in former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government saying that transition will take 21 days.

Ford also emphasised ties with the federal government saying he spoke with Justin Trudeau and told the Prime Minister he stood with him in a trade dispute with the United States.

NDP leader Andrea Horwath now becomes official opposition leader and has said the people of Ontario have chosen her party to keep Ford accountable.

Kathleen Wynne hopes Ford changes the rules to grant the Liberals official party status after they dropped below the eight-seat threshold.


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