Mayor John Tory congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on re-election

Oct 21 2019, 8:40 pm

After a long day at the polls and a long night counting votes, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party is projected to form the next government as a minority.

The Liberals have currently taken 158 seats out of a possible 338, compared to Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives, who are currently sitting at 121 seats.

And while the final numbers have yet to roll in, Toronto Mayor John Tory is already offering the Liberal party his felicitations.

“I want to congratulate Justin Trudeau and his team on their re-election tonight,” Tory said in a release, noting that Trudeau’s campaign promised to continue investing in Toronto’s transit expansion, in affordable housing, in kids and families, and addressing the roots of gun control.

“As Mayor, I have focused on building strong relationships and partnerships with all levels of government that have led to historic investments,” Tory said. “I look forward to continuing to work with our Prime Minister and all Toronto Members of Parliament to ensure that those investments, particularly in our transit plan, continue and grow.”

Tory said that he looks forward to meeting with Trudeau again, to discuss how the municipal and federal governments can work together to address the city’s needs.

“There is much work to be done in the coming years and I look forward to working with federal Members of Parliament from all parties to get on with building transit and affordable housing and addressing other crucially important issues such as community safety, mental health and addictions,” the mayor said.

Tory also offered congratulations to Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh, and Elizabeth May on hard fought campaigns.

Stay tuned for more updates from our live election results here.