Voter turnout reached a record low on Oct. 6 as Ontarians went to the polls. Only 49.2 per cent of eligible voters cast their ballots — the lowest response Ontario politics has seen in 36 years.
Ontario Votes 2011
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.
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,…
Voters painted Scarborough red again on Oct. 6, with all six ridings remaining in Liberal hands. Scarborough-Guildwood was expected to be a tight race between MPP Maragrett Best and PC candidate Gary Elis, a former police superintendent in 42 and 43 Divisions. The results, though, told a different story.
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.
Applause and cheers erupted from the crowd at Liberal candidate Bas Balkissoon’s campaign office last night when it was announced he was re-elected as the MPP for provincial riding Scarborough Rouge River.
The campaign organizer for the winning candidate in Richmond Hill in Thursday’s provincial election noted the resilience of Premier Dalton McGuinty.
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…
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.
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.