Toronto, June 08, 2018 - Patrick Dillon, Business Manager for the Provincial Building
and Construction Trades Council of Ontario sent his congratulations on behalf of
the organization to Premier-elect Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservative Party
of Ontario. "Doug Ford and his party received a strong mandate from Ontarians in
last night's election. I want to offer my congratulations and I look forward to
working with him and his government to strengthen Ontario's economy," Dillon said.
"I also want to congratulate Andrea Horwath and the NDP for forming the Official
Opposition and sending a strong team to Queen's Park," Dillon went on to say. "The
NDP message of 'Change for the Better' resonated with many voters and it is our
hope that they will continue to be a strong voice on issues that impact working
"To Premier Wynne and Ontario Liberals, yesterday was a difficult evening but you
can take solace in the knowledge that your work has resulted in important positive
changes for many Ontarians," Dillon said. "From significant changes to Ontario's
labour laws, to raising the minimum wage, to improving the environment, and bringing
in a number of changes that improved life for groups most in need, you have left
a strong record that you can be proud of."
"The election of Mike Schreiner of the Green Party is an important milestone for
this province," Dillon pointed out. "After years of effort, the Green Party has
broken through and will inject a new voice in the Ontario legislature."
"To all the candidates who sought office regardless of political affiliation, we
salute you for your selfless act of civic duty," Dillon said. "We look forward to
working with all Members of the 42nd Ontario Legislature to build a stronger, more
inclusive and progressive Ontario."
The Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario represents 150,000
trades workers throughout the province.