PC Majority Government Declared

The Progressive Conservatives will form the next Ontario government.

The Doug Ford led party will form a majority government and end 15 years of successive Liberal governments.

By clinching a majority of the province’s seats, Ford and his slate of PC candidates will take control of Queen’s Park. 

It’s a decisive victory for the one-time Toronto city councillor and family businessman who took over the party only three months ago. The last time Ford ran for public office was the 2014 Toronto mayoral election, when he lost to Toronto Mayor John Tory.

It also marks a stunning loss for Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne, who won a majority government in 2014 but slowly watched that support crumble. On Saturday, Wynne conceded that she expected to lose the election, but urged her supporters to show up and vote. Even though Wynne retained her seat in the legislature, she has stepped down as party leader.

It’s also a disappointing night for NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, whose support surged in recent polls but did not materialize on election day. But, the NDP will be the official opposition at Queen's Park.

Here is a look at the races in the ridings in Windsor-Essex and Chathem-Kent.

Windsor West 
Adam Ibrahim (PC) - 11,073 (28.4%)
Krysta Glovasky-Ridsdale (Green) - 1,393 (3.6%)
Rino Bortolin (Liberal) - 5,762 (14.8%)
INC - Lisa Gretzky (NDP) - RE-ELECTED 20,276 (52.1%)
Chad Durocher (None of the Party Above) - 435 (1.1%)

Polls Reporting -72/72
Voter Turnout - 43.8%
Votes - 38,939/88,804

 

Windsor Tecumseh
Mohammed Latif (PC) - 11,675 (27.0%)
Henry Oulevey (Green) - 1,907 (4.4%)    
Remy Boulbol (Liberal) - 3,513 (8.1%)
INC - Percy Hatfield (NDP) - RE-ELECTED 25,221 (58.4%)
Laura Chesnik (Independent) - 863 (2.0%)

Polls Reporting - 72/72
Voter Turnout - 48.2%
Votes - 43,179/89,509

 

Essex
Chris Lewis (PC) - 22,731 (42.3%)
Nancy Pancheshan (Green) - 1,853 (3.5%)
Kate Festeryga (Liberal) - 3,053 (5.7%)
INC - Taras Natyshak (NDP) - RE-ELECTED 26,054 (48.5%)

Polls Reporting - 59/59
Voter Turnout - 58%
Votes 53,691/92,649

 

Chatham-Kent-Leamington
INC - Rick Nicholls (PC) - RE-ELECTED
 24,070 (51.9%)
Mark Vercouteren (Green) - 1,636 (3.5%)
Margaret Schleier Stahl (Liberal) - 3,736 (8.1%)
Jordan McGrail (NDP) - 16,558 (35.7%)
Drew Simpson (Independent) - 358 (0.8%)

Polls Reporting - 96/96
Voter Turnout - 57.8%
Votes - 46,358/80,206