Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock (provincial electoral district)

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Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock
Ontario electoral district
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.png
Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock in relation to other electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Laurie Scott
Progressive Conservative
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 119,141
Electors (2007) 81,953
Area (km²) 10,831
Pop. density (per km²) 11
Census divisions Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County, Peterborough County
Census subdivisions Algonquin Highlands, Brock, Cavan-Monaghan, Kawartha Lakes, Trent Lakes

Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock (formerly Haliburton—Victoria—Brock) is a provincial electoral district in Central Ontario, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

It was created in 1999 from parts of Victoria—Haliburton, Durham East, Durham—York and Hastings—Peterborough.

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.

2009 by-election[edit]

On February 4, 2009, a writ was issued for a by-election to be held on March 5, 2009.[1] 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.[2]

Brad Harness, leader of the fringe Reform Party of Ontario, announced that the party planned to run a candidate, and slammed Tory as an "urbanite".[3] However, the party failed to run a candidate.

The Green Party of Ontario announced its candidate would be Mike Schreiner, an award-winning entrepreneur, sustainable community champion and local food advocate.[4]

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.[5] 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[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created — Haliburton—Victoria—Brock
37th  1993 − 2003     Chris Hodgson Progressive Conservative
38th  2003 − 2007     Laurie Scott Progressive Conservative
Renamed — Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock
39th  2007 − 2009     Laurie Scott Progressive Conservative
 2009 − 2011     Rick Johnson Liberal
40th  2011 − 2014     Laurie Scott Progressive Conservative
41st  2014 − Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Laurie Scott 21,747 40.94 -4.49
Liberal Rick Johnson 18,617 35.05 +1.47
New Democratic Don Abel 10,490 19.75 +2.44
Green Arsalan Ahmad 2,266 4.27 +1.10
Total valid votes 53,120 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -2.98
Source: Elections Ontario[6]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Laurie Scott 22,352 45.43 +4.23
Liberal Rick Johnson 16,522 33.58 -10.29
New Democratic Don Abel 8,517 17.31 +11.35
Green Anita Payne 1,562 3.17 -3.40
Freedom Charles Olito 245 0.50 +0.10
Total valid votes 49,198 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 188 0.38
Turnout 49,386 54.98
Eligible voters 89,830
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +7.26
Source: Elections Ontario[7]
Ontario provincial by-election, March 5, 2009 resignation of Laurie Scott
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Rick Johnson 15,442 43.88 +14.37
Progressive Conservative John Tory 14,595 41.20 -8.79
Green Mike Schreiner 2,330 6.58 -0.58
New Democratic Lyn Edwards 2,112 5.96 -5.95
Independent Jason Taylor 280 0.79
Family Coalition Jake Pothaar 258 0.73 +0.11
Freedom Bill Denby 140 0.40 -0.41
Independent John Turmel 94 0.27
Libertarian Paolo Fabrizio 72 0.20
Total valid votes 35,423 100.00
     Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +11.58
Source: Elections Ontario[8]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Laurie Scott 24,273 49.99 +2.58
Liberal Rick Johnson 14,327 29.51 -4.00
New Democratic Joan Corigan 5,785 11.92 -3.47
Green Douglas Smith 3,475 7.16 +5.29
Freedom Bill Denby 391 0.81 +0.28
Family Coalition Jake Pothaar 301 0.62 -0.67
Total valid votes 48,552 100.00
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
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
Green Douglas Smith 956 1.87
Family Coalition Paul Gordon 663 1.29
Freedom Charles Olito 273 0.53 0.14
Total valid votes 51,244 100.00
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Chris Hodgson 32,125 62.82
Liberal Sharon McCrae 14,556 28.46
New Democratic Rick Denyer 3,786 7.40
Independent Brad Bradamore 340 0.66
Freedom Charles Olito 198 0.39
Natural Law Maxim Newby 135 0.26
Total valid votes 51,140 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 33,156 70.1
Mixed member proportional 14,166 29.9
Total valid votes 47,322 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Liberal to challenge John Tory in by-election". The Globe and Mail. January 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  3. ^ Benzie, Robert (January 14, 2009). "Reform to test 'urbanite' Tory in rural riding". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  4. ^ Riley, Mary (2009-01-15). "Green Party candidate steps forward". myKawartha.com. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  5. ^ "Poll shows Conservatives unhappy with Tory" Lindsay Post, February 9, 2009
  6. ^ Elections Ontario. "General Election Results by District, 029 Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock". Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock" (PDF). Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.elections.on.ca/en-CA/Tools/ByElection2009.htm

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 44°24′50″N 78°20′38″W / 44.414°N 78.344°W / 44.414; -78.344