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Working Together To Grow Strong Communities, For A Change

Premier McGuinty Congratulates Municipal Election Winners

Office of the Premier

TORONTO -- Ontario's new government is looking forward to working with newly elected and re-elected municipal leaders to strengthen the province's communities, says Premier Dalton McGuinty.

"I want to thank all the people who put their name forward for public service, and I especially want to congratulate tonight's winners," Premier McGuinty said.

"I know we share an ambitious agenda for our cities and towns and rural communities, to make them cleaner, safer, and more prosperous. We can only achieve that agenda if we work and build and dream together, and that's what we're going to do."

Throughout the recent provincial election campaign, Premier McGuinty pledged a new partnership with municipal leaders and the federal government.

"We are committed to our plan for public transit, for affordable housing, and for building strong northern and rural communities. And we have a big job ahead of us, to work together to tackle the $5.6 billion Tory deficit," Premier McGuinty said.

"But our new government will not dictate to municipal leaders from Queen's Park, and it will not impose one-size-fits-all solutions upon our diverse communities," he said.

"I say tonight to Ontario's mayors, reeves, councillors, and trustees: you have earned the trust and respect of your voters. Our government will treat you with that same trust and respect. We work for the same people: the people of Ontario. And working together, we will deliver the real, positive change they expect and deserve."