Elliott met with Ford Sunday and threw her support behind him with a focus on unifying the party as the June election looms, according to CBC News. - That's why our team has spent the last twenty-four hours, rechecking the results of the voting that we have with Ford was incredibly close.
"After completing my review, I am confident in the results", Elliott said in a statement sent out Sunday.
William Coleman, a staunch Ford supporter, said he was angry at the party's handling of what should have been a turning point and anxious the delays and confusion over who won could affect the party's image at a time when it is striving to appear united and authoritative.
Elliott's statement followed a meeting with Ford that appeared to put to rest any notion that she would continue a challenge to his win after a chaotic leadership convention on Saturday.
The new leader of Ontario's Opposition says he wants to straighten out the province's finances and is eager to take on Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne in the June election.
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"While we were opponents for a few short days, today we are standing together, united with one goal: defeating the politically corrupt Wynne Liberals and giving relief to the everyday people Kathleen Wynne has left behind".
"Mr. Ford and I disagree on a lot of things", she said Monday morning.
Nearly immediately after she conceded, Doug Ford responded on Twitter to thank Elliott. We're going to be out on the road. She also said thousands of party members were assigned to incorrect ridings during the voting process.
Ford is a former Toronto Ward 2 city counsellor and older brother of the late mayor Rob Ford, who is most famous for admitting to have smoked crack while in office.
Former Kingston mayor Gary Bennett is running to unseat incumbent Liberal Sophie Kiwala in Kingston and the Islands, and he said the new leader's first task should be building a campaign platform and uniting the party behind it. "Marie during the leadership race, he struck me as really wanting to help Northern Ontario", Romano said. She insisted on a lengthy recount that kept the party faithful waiting in suspense - and silence from the party executive - for hours, until they finally heard Doug Ford's name announced as the official victor.
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But Fedeli, who was slated to meet with Ford Sunday afternoon, was quick to point out that Ford is both party leader and "the boss".
"It's absolutely critical she came on board and played an instrumental part in our party", he said.
"I appreciate her (Elliott) thoughts".
Two of the London region's Tory MPPs had backed Elliott, three others endorsed third-place finisher Caroline Mulroney and two - Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson, the caucus chairperson, and Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP Rick Nicholls, a deputy speaker of the legislature - wouldn't publicly say whom they were supporting.
Western University political science professor Cristine de Clercy said it's hard to say just where Ford will take the Tories when it comes to policy, but noted that his populism could pose a problem for his rivals.
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"I just look forward to getting in here and moving forward", Ford said. Wynne replaced Dalton McGuinty as premier after winning the 2013 Ontario Liberal leadership race. "The membership has spoken and the person they best think to lead the party has been selected and it's great to see that Christine has recognized the leader as well".