Mr. Jean-Robert Gauthier (Ottawa-Vanier):
Mr. Speaker, the Liberal Party is alive and well and proving in Ontario that the path of moderation is the new direction Canadians want from government. The Liberal victory in Ontario-and it is a victory as more people voted Liberal than Tory-is a victory of the common person over the big machine. It is a victory of every-day people over a regime that thrives on patronage and polls. The people of Ontario refuse to turn back the clock to allow right-wing Conservatism to undo the progress of people politics and social responsibility.
The people of Ontario made it clear that they want a Government that will look after their needs and interests rather than be a bit player in orchestrated love-ins manipulated by the boss of all Tory bosses, in Ottawa. Tory platitudes will not be accepted as a disguise for boardroom policies or no policies at all. Only one Party offers the dynamic leadership and meaningful programs which can seriously address unemployment and economic development in a manner that is fair and equitable to all. That Party, of course, is the Liberal Party of Ontario.
The days of Tory Government composed of yes men with vested interests are over in Ontario. At the same time, the sands of time are beginning to run out on the Tory Government in Ottawa.
Subtopic: PROVINCIAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: ONTARIO ELECTION RESULTS