It took significantly longer than expected, but alas, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party has a new leader.
Doug Ford, the former Toronto city councillor and brother of late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, emerged the victor after a very long and controversial leadership campaign in the Toronto suburb of Markham Sunday night.
Ford ran a campaign based on tax cuts, calling out the elites and reversing the errors made by the current Liberal government in Ontario.
He beat out his closest competitor and long time Christine Elliott by less than 150 points, forcing her to offer legal challenge to the process. As of Sunday, she has not conceded the race or defeat to Ford.
Ford, who takes over from disgraced former leader Patrick Brown, said he was grateful for the support and issued a direct message to current Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne, telling her “your days are numbered.”
The Ontario Provincial Election is scheduled to take place on June 7th, 2018.