Learning on the job
Kitchener-Conestoga’s newly elected MPP Mike Harris getting oriented as power changes hands at Queen’s Park
AS THE DUST SETTLES from Ontario’s province-shaking general election last week, the newly elected PC government – and the scores of new MPPs voted in under the blue banner – will be scrambling to prepare themselves for the business of governance.
It will be the first regime change in the province in 15 years since the Liberal party first entered office in 2003, and for the incoming government, the onus will be to create as smooth a transition of power as possible. That will mean establishing a party policy, selecting a cabinet and defining the roles of the MPPs heading to Queen’s Park.
“There’s a few things that are kind of in play over the next few weeks, of course,” noted Mike Harris, the newly elected representative for the Kitchener-Conestoga riding.
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Newly elected Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris waves to supporters on election night, flanked by his family, including fromer premier Mike Harris Sr. A Tory government will take office June 29.