Ontario municipal elections, 2010

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Municipal elections were held in Ontario, Canada, on October 25, 2010. Voters in Ontario elected mayors, councillors, school board trustees and all other elected officials in all of the province's municipalities. A total of 444 elections were held.[1] Several smaller municipalities in Northern Ontario held no council elections, as their entire councils were acclaimed into office, although the towns still saw contested elections for their school board seats.[2]

Voting date[edit]

Notwithstanding advance polling arrangements, municipal elections were held on the fourth Monday of October. From 1978 until 2006 the second Monday of November was the fixed date.

Nomination period[edit]

Candidate registration opened on January 4, 2010 and ended on September 10.

Term lengths[edit]

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario legislation (Bill 81, Schedule H), passed in 2006, sets the length of terms in office for all municipal elected officials at four years.

Campaigns in major cities[edit]

The Toronto municipal election saw an open contest for mayor, due to the retirement of David Miller after two terms. In Ottawa, former MPP and Mayor Jim Watson ran against incumbent Larry O'Brien, who was cleared of bribery charges in 2009.

Some media, including a Sudbury Star editorial which was republished in several other Sun Media newspapers, noted the seeming emergence of a Tea Party mentality in some parts of the province, with a number of self-styled "outsider" or populist candidates – including Rob Ford in Toronto, Joe Fontana in London, David D'Intino in St. Catharines, Rob Matheson in Kingston, Ron Schinners in Sault Ste. Marie and Marianne Matichuk in Greater Sudbury – campaigning on platforms that traded heavily in mistrust of the existing municipal governments.[3]

Single tier municipalities[edit]

Brant County[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [1] Vote  %
Ron Eddy (X) 3,187 33.65
Steve Comisky 3,048 32.18
John Weaver 1,695 17.89
Roy Haggart 1,155 12.19
Shawn Pratt 387 4.09

Brantford[edit]

2010 Brantford municipal election, Mayor of Brantfordedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Chris Friel 11,334 41.80
John Sless 5,466 20.16
Mark Littell 3,417 12.60
Dianne M. Austin 3,267 12.05
Mike Quattrociocchi 1,875 6.92
James Calnan 1,068 3.94
Richard E. Casey 495 1.83
Winston C. Ferguson 131 0.48
John Turmel 61 0.22
Total valid votes 27,114 100

Chatham-Kent[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [2] Vote  %
Randy Hope (X) 13,169 40.87
Tom McGregor 10,956 34.00
Ian McLarty 6,608 20.51
Austin Wright 765 2.37
Mary Kwong Lee 549 1.70
Allan R. Traylor 171 0.53

Greater Sudbury[edit]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Marianne Matichuk[4] 25,042 46.1
John Rodriguez (X)[5] 19,819 36.5
Ted Callaghan[6] 7,298 13.4
Derek Young 1,432 2.6
Zack Gauthier 390 0.7
Dennis Gorman 167 0.3
Ed Pokonzie[7] 102 0.2
David Popescu[7] 96 0.2
Total valid votes 54,346

Haldimand County[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [3] Vote  %
Ken Hewitt 6,984 44.6
Marie Trainer (X) 5,748 36.7
Buck Sloat 2,929 18.7

Hamilton[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [4] Vote  %
Bob Bratina 52,684 37.32
Larry Di Ianni 40,091 28.40
Fred Eisenberger (X) 38,719 27.43
Michael James Baldasaro 2,892 2.05
Tone Marrone 1,052 0.75
Mahesh P. Butani 950 0.67
Glenn Hamilton 949 0.67
Pat Filice 768 0.54
Ken Leach 577 0.41
Andrew Haines 557 0.39
Mark Wozny 433 0.31
Steven Waxman 429 0.30
Edward H. C. Graydon 404 0.29
Gino Speziale 356 0.25
Victor Veri 313 0.22

Kawartha Lakes[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [5] Vote  %
Ric McGee (X) 13,850 47.78
Andy Letham 12,722 43.88
Lynne Boldt 2,417 8.34

Norfolk County[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [6] Vote  %
Dennis Travale (X) 11,018 66.24
Clarence Wheaton 5,615 33.76

Ottawa[edit]

Mayoral Candidate Vote  %
Jim Watson 131,258 48.70
Larry O'Brien (X) 64,853 24.06
Clive Doucet 40,147 14.89
Andrew S. Haydon 18,904 7.01
Mike Maguire 6,617 2.45
Robert Gauthier 1,413 0.52
Jane Scharf 1,169 0.43
Charlie Taylor 1,125 0.42
Cesar Bello 926 0.34
Idris Ben-Tahir 729 0.27
Samuel Wright 371 0.14
Robin Lawrence 300 0.11
Joseph Furtenbacher 299 0.11
Sean Ryan 360 0.13
Julio Pita 265 0.10
Robert Larter 219 0.08
Michael St. Arnaud 200 0.07
Daniel J. Lyrette 166 0.06
Vincent M. Libeshya 122 0.05
Fraser Liscumb 104 0.04

Prince Edward County[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [7] Vote  %
Peter Mertens 3489 33.18
Sandy Latchford 2327 22.13
Monica Alyea 1828 17.38
Lori Slik 1203 11.44
Gordon Fox 1073 10.20
Paul Boyd 593 564

Toronto[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [8] Vote  %
Rob Ford 380,201 47.098
George Smitherman 287,393 35.602
Joe Pantalone 94,840 11.749
Rocco Rossi 4,973 0.616
George Babula 3,242 0.402
Rocco Achampong 2,781 0.345
Abdullah-Baquie Ghazi 2,746 0.34
Michael Alexander 2,452 0.304
Vijay Sarma 2,233 0.277
Sarah Thomson 1,876 0.232
Jaime Castillo 1,862 0.231
Dewitt Lee 1,685 0.209
Douglas Campbell 1,420 0.176
Kevin Clarke 1,400 0.173
Joseph Pampena 1,308 0.162
David Epstein 1,198 0.148
Monowar Hossain 1,186 0.147
Michael Flie 1,178 0.146
Don Andrews 1,023 0.127
Weizhen Tang 885 0.11
Daniel Walker 795 0.098
Keith Cole 794 0.098
Michael Brausewetter 791 0.098
Barry Goodhead 736 0.091
Charlene Cottle 730 0.09
Tibor Steinberger 729 0.09
Christopher Ball 690 0.085
James Di Fiore 649 0.08
Diane Devenyi 627 0.078
John Letonja 587 0.073
Himy Syed 576 0.071
Carmen Macklin 565 0.07
Howard Gomberg 472 0.058
David Vallance 442 0.055
Mark State 433 0.054
Phil Taylor 425 0.053
Colin Magee 397 0.049
Selwyn Firth 392 0.049
Ratan Wadhwa 288 0.036
Gerald Derome 249 0.031

Regional municipalities[edit]

Durham[edit]

Halton[edit]

Muskoka District[edit]

Niagara[edit]

Oxford[edit]

Peel[edit]

Waterloo[edit]

York[edit]

Counties[edit]

Bruce[edit]

Dufferin[edit]

Elgin[edit]

Essex[edit]

Frontenac[edit]

Grey[edit]

Haliburton[edit]

Hastings[edit]

Huron[edit]

Lambton[edit]

Lanark[edit]

Leeds and Grenville[edit]

Lennox and Addington[edit]

Middlesex[edit]

Northumberland[edit]

Perth[edit]

Peterborough[edit]

Prescott and Russell[edit]

Renfrew[edit]

Simcoe[edit]

Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry[edit]

Wellington[edit]

Separated municipalities[edit]

Barrie[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [9] Vote  %
Jeff Lehman 13,562 39.2%
Joe Tascona 9,650 27.9%
Rob Hamilton 5,140 14.8%
Mike Ramsay 4,507 13%
David Aspden (X) 1,249 3.6%
Harry Ahmed 304 0.8%
Carl Hauck 115 0.4%
Darren Roskman 68 0.3%

Belleville[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [10] Vote  %
Neil R. Ellis (X) 10,081
Mitch Panciuk 2,825
Lonnie D. Herrington 350
Graham K. Longhurst 149

Brockville[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [11] Vote  %
David L. Henderson (X) 2,718
Ben Tekamp 2,553
Louise Severson 2,093
Robert A. Marleau 393
Hannelore Walther 328

Gananoque[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [12] Vote  %
Erika Demchuk 1,260
James E. Garrah (X) 577

Guelph[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [13] Vote  %
Karen Farbridge (X) 14,902 54.11
David Birtwistle 10,576 38.40
Ray Mitchell 1,182 4.29
Scott Nightingale 878 3.18

Kingston[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [14] Vote  %
Mark Gerretsen 17,096
Rob Matheson 6,905
Barrie Chalmers 5,486
John Last 377
Nathaniel Wilson 227
Kevin Lavalley 215

London[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [15] Vote  %
Joe Fontana 48,626 47.2
Anne Marie DeCicco-Best (X) 46,089 44.8
Cynthia Etheridge 4,402 4.3
Eric Southern 644 0.6
Ivan W. Kasiurak 612 0.6
Christopher R. Foerster 462 0.4
Aaron Broughm 427 0.4
Wayne Ford 375 0.4
Zak Young 298 0.3
Stephen Elliott Beckles 252 0.2
Tomasz Winnicki 234 0.2
Dan Lenart 173 0.2
Tom Ha 149 0.1
Ma'in Sinan 128 0.1
Jonas Richard White 83 0.1

Orillia[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [16] Vote  %
Angelo Orsi 5,398
Tim Lauer 3,844
Ralph Cipolla 1,913

Pembroke[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [17] Vote  %
Ed Jacyno (X) 2,803
Stanley E. Sambey 1,398

Peterborough[edit]

2010 Peterborough municipal election, Mayor of Peterboroughedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Daryl Bennett 14,061 58.46
(x)Paul Ayotte 9,990 41.54
Total valid votes 24,051 100.00

Prescott[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [18] Vote  %
Brett Todd 913
Suzanne Dodge (X) 547

Quinte West[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [19] Vote  %
John R. Williams (X) 8,159
Claudor du-Lude 522

Smiths Falls[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [20] Vote  %
Dennis Staples (X) 1,925
Jeffrey G. Keays 1,857

St. Marys[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [21] Vote  %
Steve Grose 1,767 62.4
Jamie Hahn (X) 989 34.9
Eric Farquhar 76 2.7

St. Thomas[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [22] Vote  %
Heather Jackson-Chapman 3,666
Cliff Barwick (X) 3,158
Albert Riddell 2,910

Stratford[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [23] Vote  %
Dan Mathieson (X) 7,857 79.22
Martin Weatherall 2,061 20.78

Windsor[edit]

Mayoral Candidate [24] Vote  %
Eddie Francis (X) 39,384 56.17
Rick Limoges 28,354 40.44
Anthony Brothers 979 1.40
Michael Mosgrove 748 1.07
Robert W. Vinson 377 0.54
Sam Sinjari 273 0.39

Districts[edit]

Algoma District[edit]

Cochrane District[edit]

Kenora District[edit]

Manitoulin District[edit]

Nipissing District[edit]

Parry Sound District[edit]

Rainy River District[edit]

Sudbury District[edit]

Thunder Bay District[edit]

Timiskaming District[edit]

In fiction[edit]

The 2010 first season of the TV sitcom Dan for Mayor takes place during the municipal election in the fictitious city of Wessex.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ontarians head to polls in 444 local elections". CBC.ca. 2010-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Emo, La Vallee elect new leaders". Fort Frances Times Online, October 26, 2010.
  3. ^ "Tea Partyish mistrust gaining steam". Sudbury Star, October 13, 2010.
  4. ^ "Former city bureaucrat enters mayoral race". Northern Life, September 9, 2010.
  5. ^ Municipal election starting to take shape. Sudbury Star, January 15, 2010.
  6. ^ "Callaghan enters race for mayor's seat". Northern Life, June 23, 2010.
  7. ^ a b "Mayor's race getting pretty crowded". Sudbury Star, August 18, 2010.