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Provincial Election Update, June 8, 2018

2018 6/8 | Connects Page, Elections

OPSBA issued a media release on June 8 regarding the election results.

The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, led by Doug Ford, was elected in yesterday’s provincial election, securing a majority government with 76 seats. The New Democratic Party of Ontario, led by Andrea Horwath, won 40 seats and will form the official opposition. The Liberal Party of Ontario, led by Kathleen Wynne, captured seven seats. Wynne was re-elected in her Don Valley West riding, however, she announced last night that she was resigning as leader of the party. Mike Schreiner, leader of the Green Party of Ontario, won his seat in the riding of Guelph.

Eight seats are required for official party status in the legislature. With only seven seats, the Liberal Party loses official party status and with that, the loss of funding for administrative staff and research activities, as well as designated time to speak in the legislature.

In the coming days and weeks, OPSBA will be contacting the new government to establish meetings to share and discuss education priorities. On June 8, Kathleen Wynne announced the transition of power would occur on June 29, 2018.

The current parliamentary calendar indicates the Legislative Assembly of Ontario will resume on Monday, September 10, 2018. OPSBA will continue to provide information and updates to members.

OPSBA would also like to congratulate those successful trustees candidates who will now become MPPs. We thank them for their contribution to public education. This includes:

  • Chris Glover, Toronto DSB – NDP (Spadina-Fort York)
  • Bill Pang, York Region DSB – PC (Markham-Unionville)
  • Marit Stiles, Toronto DSB – NDP (Davenport)
Political Party Number of Seats Percentage of votes
PC Party of Ontario

76

40.49%

Ontario NDP

40

33.57%

Ontario Liberal Party

7

19.59%

Green Party of Ontario

1

4.60%

For a full list of “unofficial” results for all 124 electoral districts, please visit Elections Ontario.

OPSBA has also created an overview summary of the activities and results of our advocacy for Education Day. Today’s media release and the Education Day summary are posted on the OPSBA website.

Results from the Student Vote election (slightly different outcome) are also available.

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