Ontario Premier Doug Ford congratulated Justin Trudeau on his re-election at the federal level , although the latter targeted him in most of his attacks during the election campaign.
“Our government is ready to work with the Prime Minister of Canada and all federal parties to improve public services and make life more affordable and prosperous for Ontarians and all Canadians,” said Mr. Ford. by release Tuesday morning.
The Conservative Premier of Ontario did not mention the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Andrew Scheer, in his statement. He merely indicated that he was looking forward to working with Ottawa on important issues for his provincial government.
“We look forward to working with the federal government on important shared priorities, including building critical infrastructure for the future, removing barriers to trade, improving access to mental health services, and investing in health care.” health care, education and other essential public services, “he said.
Ford, who challenges federal carbon pricing alongside several other provincial Conservative leaders, was quiet during the election campaign. He had decided to suspend work at Queen’s Park while federal party leaders were fighting over voters.
Ontario’s legislative session was scheduled to resume on September 9, but elected officials will only return to Toronto next Monday.
Despite his attempts not to interfere in the federal campaign, Prime Minister Ford found himself in spite of himself at the center of many exchanges of it. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals took every opportunity to draw parallels between Andrew Scheer and Doug Ford, whose unpopularity has peaked in Ontario.
The Liberal leader has repeatedly argued that the budget cuts seen under Mr. Ford could have come to fruition under a government led by Mr. Scheer.