Doug Ford to transition to power in Ontario over next three weeks - 2018-06-08
TORONTO -- Doug Ford said Friday he's working with Ontario's outgoing Liberals to ensure a smooth transition to power -- a process he said would take three weeks, involve the help of those who've worked at the federal level and see the formation of a strong Progressive Conservative cabinet.
The premier-designate, who secured a majority a day earlier with a slew of populist promises, said his first order of business would be to scrutinize 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," Ford said. "We'll be out looking for an auditing firm to go into the province to go line item by line item. I always believe in third party validation."