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.
You see them on every ballot, but hardly ever on TV debates or in election results. The Freedom, Libertarian and Communist parties are just some of the lesser-known contenders running candidartes in the Oct. 6 provincial election. Besides the Progressive Conservatives, Liberals and NDPers, there are 18 other political parties registered with Elections Ontario.
With Scarborough playing a major role in electing right-wing mayor Rob Ford and Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, Tim Hudak can only hope his party receives the same response from the suburbs.