Voters’ historic silence a clear message to Ontario’s politicians

When 52 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots in the 2007 Ontario provincial election, journalists, political pundits and politicians themselves thought the low turnout was bad. In this month’s Oct. 6 election, that number dropped to just 49.2 per cent of voters marking an X.

Marchese’s community support delivers win in Trinity-Spadina

Rosario Marchese supporters had a pretty clear idea why their candidate won re-election in the provincial election. Marchese, who has sat at Queen’s Park since his political foray as MPP for Fork York in 1990, has been the incumbent for Trinity-Spadina since the riding’s inception in 1999. Thursday night he garnered 19,806 votes, just over […]

Liberal MPP Duguid makes history in Scarborough-Centre

Café La Roche in Scarborough is known for its mellow shisha-smoking atmosphere but on Oct. 6 evening its atmosphere took a whole 360 as Liberal MPP Brad Duguid and his supporters celebrated his third straight provincial election in Scarborough Centre. A sea of voters in red were screaming out of excitement, chanting ‘Brad! Brad! Brad! Brad!’ ‘Duguid! Duguid! Duguid! Duguid!’ while throwing up red signs that had ‘FORWARD’ imprinted on it.

Runner-up in Ajax-Pickering set for next race

The Conservative candidate lost in Ajax-Pickering, but he didn’t lose any of his optimism. Liberal Joe Dickson won re-election in the riding, but PC candidate Todd McCarthy remained upbeat. Collecting 47 per cent of the vote, Dickson was declared the winner of the riding shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday; McCarthy accumulated just over 35 per […]

‘Liberal gladiators’ help Berardinetti to re-election

Today is his seventh wedding anniversary. Yesterday, he won re-election in Scarborough Southwest. Cheers greeted incumbent Liberal MPP Lorenzo Berardinetti as he and his wife, Coun. Michelle Berardinetti, entered his campaign office after his victory in the Oct. 6 election became clear.

Toronto Centre victor cites housing and jobs as first priorities

The re-elected MPP for Toronto Centre views his win Thursday night not as a victory, but as public service. Liberal Glen Murray handily reclaimed the riding with 25,075 votes in the provincial vote. That was over twice the number earned by his closest competitor, NDP candidate Cathy Crowe who polled 11,496 votes.