Navigating the impending relationship between Justin Trudeau and Doug Ford
The battle for Ontario drew to a close Thursday night, with Doug Ford's PCs clinching a majority government.
But just because the campaign has ended doesn't mean the impacts of the election have.
Premier-designate Ford has been outspoken in his rejection of the federal plan to put a price on carbon. He also appears to have very different priorities from Justin Trudeau's Liberals in Ottawa.
So just how will that dynamic play out?
It's not likely to give a big boost to the federal Conservatives because there's a key piece missing, Summa Strategies' Robin MacLachlan told The House.
"Justin Trudeau is not Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals federally are not detested the way that the Ontario Liberals were," he said.
Though it remains to be seen how well the incoming premier and sitting prime minister get along, each could provide interesting opportunities for the other.
Chad Rogers from Crestview Strategy, said he thinks Ford could provide Trudeau with two options: portray him as a foil, or work with him. Either way, it will be hard to avoid dealing with the country's largest economy.
"Doug Ford is growing what it is to be a Conservative in Ontario."
While it may be a tough dynamic to navigate for both leaders, it's not likely to begin with a firestorm.
"[Trudeau's] approach with the premiers has being bring people under one big tent," Amanda Alvaro, co-creator of Pomp and Circumstance, explained.
She added it's unlikely the prime minister would pit himself against the new premier right out of the gate.