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Premier Wynne releases statement congratulating election winners

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne smiles at the start of a session at the annual Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown on Friday, August 29, 2014.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne smiles at the start of a session at the annual Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown on Friday, August 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

TORONTO – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released a statement Monday night congratulating the successful candidates across the province in the municipal elections.

“I wish you all the best as you begin the important work of representing your constituents,” wrote Wynne, who is currently in China on a trade mission. “I look forward to the progress we will make for people as we work together over the next four years.”

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The premier also thanked the volunteers and all those in elected office who worked tirelessly in their respective campaigns.

“I recognize that your hard work is motivated by a desire to make a positive difference in your community,” she said.

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“By knocking on doors, and in all the ways you engaged with people over the course of the campaign, you brought the issues that matter to your neighbours into our public discourse.”

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Wynne ended her statement with a recognition to voters on their participation.

“I would like to thank everyone who affirmed the most fundamental tenet of our democracy – participation,” she wrote.