Ontario's incoming premier has yet to be sworn in, but the opposition parties have already put forward demands they want her to meet as she looks to keep the minority Liberal government alive.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said Monday she wants Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne to call a public inquiry into the politically motivated cancellation of two gas plants, which cost Ontario taxpayers at least $230 million.

"I think the public inquiry is the best way to get at this issue," Horwath told reporters.

Horwath also said that no matter what the incoming premier decides on the gas plants, she's still willing to try to make the minority government work.

"I think we can get some results for people," Horwath told CBC Radio's Metro Morning. "I'm prepared to do that, and I hope Ms. Wynne is prepared to work with me to make that happen."

Wynne said she has already reached out to the opposition in an effort to make the minority government work, and to have a more civil atmosphere in the legislature.

"Tim Hudak and I had a conversation at the convention," Wynne said. "He called me right after the decision, and we had a chat. Andrea and I just haven't been able to connect, but we are going to be having a conversation."

Progressive Conservative Leader Hudak said he wants Wynne to announce spending cuts immediately to help eliminate the $12-billion budget deficit.

He said he's willing to work with Wynne, but added his party's co-operation will depend on her commitment to reducing spending and creating jobs.

However, just hours after Wynne won the Liberal leadership race Saturday — becoming Ontario's first female leader and Canada's first openly gay premier — the Conservatives launched attack ads calling her "another Liberal Ontario can't afford."

Hudak defended the ads, saying he'll use any means available to address what he's calling a debt and jobs crisis in the province.

Wynne told Metro Morning: "I can't control what the opposition does. I can't control what the Conservatives decide to do about negative advertising. All I can do is stay on track, reach out, continue to attempt to establish a new relationship.

"The thing is that I can't take the bait you know. I am not going to react negatively, and get worked up about an ad.

She said the party leaders need to establish a working relationship, because otherwise, there is no hope for a functional minority government.

"Of course, we'll be willing to go to an election if we need to," Wynne added, "… if that's what the attack ad was about. But I'm going to do everything I can to govern in a minority parliament. That's my job."

Wynne met with Premier Dalton McGuinty Monday, who welcomed her to what will become her office.

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  • Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, right, congratulates incoming premier Kathleen Wynne at the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention in Toronto on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

  • Kathleen Wynne reacts after becoming the new leader of the Ontario Liberal party at the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention in Toronto on Saturday, January 26, 2013. The 59-year-old Toronto politician will be the province's first female and openly gay premier.

  • Sandra Pupatello, right, congratulates Kathleen Wynne after Wynne becomes the new leader of the Ontario Liberal party at the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention in Toronto on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

  • Kathleen Wynne, left, and her spouse Jane Rounthwaite stand together on stage at the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention in Toronto on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

  • Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidate Kathleen Wynne celebrates with fellow candidates Eric Hoskins (left), Gerard Kennedy (right) and Charles Sousa after they gave her their support at the convention in Toronto on Saturday January 26, 2013.

  • Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidate Kathleen Wynne reacts to the results of the second ballot at the convention in Toronto on Saturday January 26, 2013.

  • Sandra Pupatello, right, talks on her phone next to Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan, left, at the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention in Toronto on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

  • Before and After

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  • An Ontario Liberal Party delegate is heckled as protesters gather outside Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens on Saturday, January 26, 2013 while the party gathers to vote for a new provincial Leader and in turn a new premier of Ontario.

  • Supporters of Sandra Pupatello look on as Kathleen Wynne gains momentum at the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention in Toronto on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

  • A look at the size of the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/01/26/ontario-liberal-convention-protest_n_2556296.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics">protest outside the Ontario Liberal Convention</a> in Toronto on Jan. 26, 2013.

  • Sandra Pupatello, left, gets endorsed by Harinder Takhar, right, at the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention in Toronto on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

  • Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidate Sandra Putatello celebrates with former prime minister John Turner at the convention in Toronto on Saturday January 26, 2013.

  • Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidate Kathleen Wynne speaks at the convention in Toronto on Saturday January 26, 2013.

  • Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidate Kathleen Wynne waves with fellow candidate Eric Hoskins (right) and his wife Samantha Nutt (front left) after he arrived to give her his support after the first ballot at the convention in Toronto on Saturday January 26, 2013.

  • Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidate Sandra Putatello celebrates with fellow candidate Harinder Takhar after he gave her his support at the convention in Toronto on Saturday January 26, 2013.

  • Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidate Sandra Putatello speaks at the convention in Toronto on Saturday January 26, 2013.

  • Kathleen Wynne dances on stage at the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention in Toronto on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

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  • Gerard Kennedy waves on stage at the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention in Toronto on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

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  • Charles Sousa waves to supporters while on stage at the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention in Toronto on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

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  • Outgoing Premier Dalton McGuinty waves from the stage with his family after speaking at the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention in Toronto on Friday, January 25, 2013.

  • Outgoing Premier Dalton McGuinty speaks at the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention in Toronto on Friday, January 25, 2013.

  • Outgoing Premier Dalton McGuinty speaks at the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention in Toronto on Friday, January 25, 2013.

  • Premier Dalton McGuinty and his wife Terri McGuinty take their seats at the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention in Toronto on Friday, January 25, 2013.

  • Interim federal Liberal Leader Bob Rae greets Premier Dalton McGuinty at the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention in Toronto on Friday, January 25, 2013.

  • Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidate Sandra Pupatello departs after voting at the convention in Toronto on Friday January 25, 2013.

  • Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidate Kathleen Wynne talks with a delegate as she registers to vote at the leadership convention in Toronto on Friday, January 25, 2013.

  • Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidate Gerard Kennedy talks on his phone at the leadership convention in Toronto on Friday, January 25, 2013.

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  • Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidate Charles Sousa and his wife Zenaida arrive to vote at the leadership convention in Toronto on Friday, January 25, 2013.

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