have chosen change
A message from Dalton McGuinty.
You have chosen a change in government, but they have
chosen an even more profound change.
You have chosen a message of hope and the politics
You have chosen a plan that’s ambitious for our
province, and will deliver real, positive change for
For all of these reasons, I am proud of our campaign,
but even proud of Ontarians for the way they have responded
I say to the people of Ontario: thank you for choosing
We will work hard to deliver the positive changes you
want, in our schools, our hospitals, our communities.
I wish to thank my wife, Terri, my children, Carleen,
Dalton Jr. Liam and Connor, and my mother, Elizabeth.
Thanks to Greg Sorbara, our party president, the executive
of the Ontario Liberal Party, the members of the Ontario
Liberal Party, and our campaign team.
To Ernie Eves, I offer my congratulations his 22 years
of public service. Terri and I also extend our warmest
wishes to Isabel and Nathalie.
To Howard Hampton, I offer my congratulations, and
our best goes to his wife Shelley, and their children
Sarah and Johathan.
To candidates of other parties, and independent candidates:
congratulations on making our democracy stronger by
putting your names forward.
To Ontario Liberals who stood for public office tonight
and were not successful this time, I offer our party’s
deepest gratitude. You have much to be proud of.
Finally, I wish to congratulate the men and women of
all parties who have earned the privilege of serving
their communities and their province in the Legislature.
To members of what will soon be an Ontario Liberal
government: We have a lot of work to do. Achieving real,
positive change won’t be easy. It won’t
happen overnight, and it’s going to take time
and a lot of hard work.
But we will succeed as long as we remember that our
victory belongs to the people. This government belongs
to the people, and we have been elected to serve the
There is no room in their government for arrogance
I am humbled by tonight’s result, but ambitious
for our province. The people have chosen change, and
we can and will deliver that change.
We can and we will do it, and I promise you this: no
one will work harder to build an Ontario that’s
the envy of the world, than I will.