Bill Walker believes Ford can beat Wynne
The Ontario PC’s get down to work today and re-aim their sights on the upcoming provincial election and beating Kathleen Wynne.
The Tories had quite a tumultuous weekend with an ending that was befitting the roller coaster leadership race of the past six weeks.
In the end, they elected Doug Ford as their leader by the narrowest of margins, less than one percent over Christine Elliott.
Elliott disputed the results immediately after the vote but says she won’t challenge them in court and conceded to Ford on Sunday.
Bruce Grey Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker, who backed Elliott’s campaign tells Dock News says its time now to focus on leading the province – something he believes Ford can do.
“He’s going to walk into a caucus of very talented people. My hope would be we’re going to galvanize as a team. We win and lose as a team and the best teams I’ve ever played for, take that focus. ”
Walker says Ford has been able to put a team in place to win the leadership round and now his eye is on the big prize.
“The leader has to come in and bring in their thought process and hopefully open up for views from inside our caucus room. Then we put a platform together and very quickly turn our attention to the election.”
Ford says he will unify the party after the fractious leadership race and come up with a platform that speaks to all Ontarians.