Meet the Ontario election candidates in Kingston and the area
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 each riding:
Hastings-Lennox and Addington
Population: 102,918 (as of 2016 Census)
Green Party: Christina Wilson
Liberal Party: Ted Darby
Progressive Conservative Party: Ric Bresee
New Democrats: Eric DePoe
Progressive Conservative Daryl Kramp is not seeking re-election. Kramp won the 2018 election in the newly created riding of Hastings-Lennox and Addington, receiving 50 per cent of the vote. The riding was created from Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington and Prince Edward-Hastings.
Kingston and the Islands
Population: 117,543 (as of 2016 Census)
Green Party: Zachary Typhair
Liberal Party: Ted Hsu
Progressive Conservative Party: Gary Bennett
New Democrats: Mary Rita Holland
New Democrat Ian Arthur won the 2018 election with 39 per cent of the vote. Arthur announced in December he would not be seeking re-election. The riding was held by the Liberal Party between 1995 and 2018.
Population: 101,630 (as of 2016 Census)
Green Party: Marlene Spruyt
Progressive Conservative Party: John Jordan
New Democrats: Drew Cumpson
Randy Hillier won the riding representing the Progressive Conservatives in the 2018 election, receiving 52 per cent of the vote. Hillier says he will not be seeking re-election after representing the riding since 2007. Hillier served as an Independent after being removed from the PC caucus.
Election day is June 2nd.
With files from the Canadian Press and CTV News Ottawa's Josh Pringle