Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives won a second majority by winning 83 of 124 seats in the Ontario Provincial election.

The NDP formed official Opposition again, with 31 seats, while the Liberals failed to secure official party status for the second consecutive election with just eight seats. As a result, both New Democrat leader Andrea Horwath and Liberal leader Steven Del Duca resigned their positions.

Construction industry associations indicated their readiness to continue working with the government to move forward with infrastructure projects across the province.

“We are looking forward to working with the government on urgent initiatives to boost the supply of housing, modernize the development application process, and move forward with programs to get more people into the voluntary trades,” said RESCON president Richard Lyall. “We were especially pleased at the commitment during the campaign to build 1.5 million homes over the next 10 years.”

The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), in a statement, said it is encouraged by the mandate the people have given and is ready to work to get shovels in the ground.

“This support will meet the needs of our growing province, keeping people and goods moving across Ontario. RCCAO is encouraged by the mandate the people have given and is ready to work to get shovels in the ground.

“We are eager to continue its collaboration with elected officials and all levels of governments to ensure critical infrastructure is built.”

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