Meet the Ontario election candidates in Brockville and the area

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Ontario's election campaign is set to officially start today.

The lieutenant-governor accepted Premier Doug Ford's advice to dissolve provincial parliament yesterday, and formally declared June 2nd as the date of the election.

Here's a look at the local candidates for the riding

Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

Population: 100,546 (as of 2016 Census)

Green Party:  Fiona Jager
Liberal Party: Josh Bennett
Progressive Conservative Party: Steve Clark (Incumbent)
New Democrats: Christopher Wilson

Notes

Progressive Conservative Steve Clark won the riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes in 2018, receiving 61 per cent of the vote.   Clark has served as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing during this term. Clark has represented the riding since 2010, when he won a byelection to replace Bob Runciman. The Progressive Conservatives have represented the riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes and the previous riding of Leeds-Grenville since its inception in 1987.

Election day is June 2nd. 

 

With files from the Canadian Press and CTV News Ottawa's Josh Pringle