Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock (provincial electoral district)
|Ontario electoral district|
Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock in relation to other electoral districts
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Ontario|
|Pop. density (per km²)||11|
|Census divisions||Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County, Peterborough County|
|Census subdivisions||Algonquin Highlands, Brock, Cavan-Monaghan, Kawartha Lakes, Trent Lakes|
When the riding was created it was called Haliburton—Victoria—Brock, and included all of Victoria County, most of Haliburton County, the townships of Brock, Galway-Cavendish and Harvey, Burleigh and Anstruther, Chandos and Cavan, as well as the village of Millbrook.
In 2007 it was renamed Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock after Victoria County was renamed Kawartha Lakes. The riding also gained the municipality of Algonquin Highlands, plus the entire municipality of Cavan-Monaghan. It therefore is now identical to the federal riding by the same name.
On February 4, 2009, a writ was issued for a by-election to be held on March 5, 2009. The by-election was called to fill the seat vacated by Progressive Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament Laurie Scott, who quit so that PC leader John Tory could seek a seat in the legislature.
Rick Johnson, who ran for the Ontario Liberal Party in 2007 after he resigned as president of the Ontario Public School Boards' Association to run against Ms. Scott in 2007 because he was opposed to Mr. Tory's controversial promise to extend public funding to religious schools, is the Liberal candidate for the by-election. The Liberal riding association voted unanimously to support Johnson.
On February 9, the Lindsay Post published a poll of local residents which indicated that Tory’s campaign was off to a rocky start, with nearly 70 percent of respondents saying that they opposed Scott's decision to step aside so that Tory could be a candidate, and nearly half of respondents stating that they were less likely to vote PC because of his candidacy. That outsider status (being from Toronto) likely played a major role in Tory's defeat, combined with the fact that Tory was more liberal than most conservative voters in the riding resulting in many potential PC voters staying home.
Members of Provincial Parliament
|37th||1999–2003||Chris Hodgson||Progressive Conservative|
|38th||2003–2007||Laurie Scott||Progressive Conservative|
|40th||2011–present||Laurie Scott||Progressive Conservative|
|Ontario general election, 2011|
|Progressive Conservative||Laurie Scott||22,357||45.4||+4.3|
|New Democratic||Don Abel||8,517||17.3||+11.32|
|Total valid votes||48,942||100.00|
|Ontario provincial by-election, March 5, 2009 resignation of Laurie Scott|
|Progressive Conservative||John Tory||14,576||41.17||-8.82|
|New Democratic||Lyn Edwards||2,117||5.98||-5.94|
|Family Coalition||Jake Pothaar||258||0.73||+0.11|
|Total valid votes||35,408||100.00|
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|Progressive Conservative||Laurie Scott||24,273||49.99||+2.58|
|New Democratic||Joan Corigan||5,785||11.92||-3.47|
|Family Coalition||Jake Pothaar||301||0.62||-0.67|
|Total valid votes||48,552||100.00|
|Ontario general election, 2003|
|Progressive Conservative||Laurie Scott||24,297||47.41||-15.41|
|Liberal||Jason D. Ward||17,171||33.51||5.05|
|New Democratic||Earl Manners||7,884||15.39||7.99|
|Family Coalition||Paul Gordon||663||1.29|
|Total valid votes||51,244||100.00|
|Ontario general election, 1999|
|Progressive Conservative||Chris Hodgson||32,125||62.82|
|New Democratic||Rick Denyer||3,786||7.40|
|Natural Law||Maxim Newby||135||0.26|
|Total valid votes||51,140||100.00|
2007 electoral reform referendum
|Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007|
|First Past the Post||33,156||70.1|
|Mixed member proportional||14,166||29.9|
|Total valid votes||47,322||100.0|
- "Provincial Byelection Called in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock". Office of the Premier of Ontario press release via Canada Newswire. February 4, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
- "Liberal to challenge John Tory in by-election". The Globe and Mail. January 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-06.
- Benzie, Robert (January 14, 2009). "Reform to test 'urbanite' Tory in rural riding". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009-02-06.
- Riley, Mary (2009-01-15). "Green Party candidate steps forward". myKawartha.com. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
- "Poll shows Conservatives unhappy with Tory" Lindsay Post, February 9, 2009