Ford Looks Ahead

Premier-designate Doug Ford met with industry representatives in Toronto on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing NAFTA negotiations and Ontario's business competitiveness.
Premier-designate Doug Ford met with industry representatives in Toronto on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing NAFTA negotiations and Ontario’s business competitiveness.

Premier-designate Doug Ford will recall the Ontario Legislature next month for a brief summer session to end the York University strike and begin fulfilling campaign promises like lowering gasoline prices, sources told the Star.

“We’re going to move forward relatively quickly. I’ll be back to you on that in the next few days,” Ford told reporters Wednesday at Queen’s Park.

The Progressive Conservative leader, whose party dethroned Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals last Thursday, will officially take over on June 29.

That’s when the new premier and his cabinet will be sworn in.

“We want to make sure we get this transition done and talk to the rest of our team, talk to our caucus members, but we want to move relatively quickly on a lot of items that are urgent,” said Ford.

Sources said a top priority is ending the four-month strike by 3,000 York University contract faculty and teaching assistants who are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

Prior the election, Wynne’s Liberals — with backing from the Tories — tried to get unanimous consent in the House to introduce back-to-work legislation, but Andrea Horwath’s New Democrats refused.

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