41st Parliament of Ontario

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41st Parliament of Ontario
Majority parliament
July 2, 2014 – May 8, 2018
Parliament leaders
Premier Hon. Kathleen Wynne
February 11, 2013 – June 29, 2018
Leader of the
Opposition
Jim Wilson
July 2, 2014 – September 14, 2015
Patrick Brown
September 14, 2015 – January 25, 2018
Vic Fedeli
January 25, 2018 – June 29, 2018
Party caucuses
Government Liberal Party
Opposition Progressive Conservative Party
Third party New Democratic Party
Unrecognized Trillium Party
Legislative Assembly
Speaker of the
Assembly
Hon. Dave Levac
November 21, 2011 – May 8, 2018
Government
House Leader
Hon. Yasir Naqvi
June 24, 2014 – June 29, 2018
Opposition
House Leader
Steve Clark
July 2, 2014 – September 10, 2015
Jim Wilson
September 10, 2015 – June 29, 2018
Members 107 MPP seats
Sovereign
Monarch Elizabeth II
February 6, 1952 – present
Lieutenant
Governor
David Onley
September 5, 2007 – September 23, 2014
Elizabeth Dowdeswell
September 23, 2014 – present
Sessions
1st Session
July 2, 2014 – September 8, 2016
2nd Session
September 12, 2016 – March 15, 2018
3rd Session
March 19, 2018 – May 8, 2018
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The 41st Legislative Assembly of Ontario was a legislature of the government of the province of Ontario, Canada. The membership was set by the 2014 Ontario general election. The 41st parliament of Ontario was dissolved on May 8, 2018.

It was controlled by a Liberal Party majority, with Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne serving as Premier of Ontario.

The Official Opposition was the Progressive Conservative Party led by Vic Fedeli, and the third party was the New Democratic Party, led by Andrea Horwath. At dissolution the Trillium Party had one MPP, Jack MacLaren, but lacked official party status so MacLaren was officially considered an independent by the legislature.[1]

Timeline of the 41st Parliament of Ontario[edit]

The following notable events occurred during the 2014-2018 period:

Summary of seat changes[edit]

Changes in seats held (2014–2018)
Seat Before Change
Date Member Party Reason Date Member Party
Sudbury November 20, 2014[17] Joe Cimino  New Democratic Resignation February 5, 2015[18] Glenn Thibeault  Liberal
Simcoe North August 1, 2015 Garfield Dunlop  PC Resignation September 3, 2015 Patrick Brown  PC
Whitby—Oshawa August 28, 2015 Christine Elliott  PC Resignation February 11, 2016 Lorne Coe  PC
Scarborough—Rouge River March 22, 2016 Bas Balkissoon  Liberal Resignation September 1, 2016 Raymond Cho  PC
Ottawa—Vanier June 30, 2016 Madeleine Meilleur  Liberal Resignation November 17, 2016[19] Nathalie Des Rosiers  Liberal
Niagara West—Glanbrook September 16, 2016[20] Tim Hudak  PC Resignation November 17, 2016[21] Sam Oosterhoff  PC
Sault Ste. Marie December 31, 2016[22] David Orazietti  Liberal Resignation June 1, 2017[23] Ross Romano  PC
Carleton—Mississippi Mills May 28, 2017[8] Jack MacLaren  PC Expulsion  Trillium
Toronto Centre September 1, 2017[24] Glen Murray  Liberal Resignation  Vacant
Bramalea—Gore—Malton October 20, 2017[25] Jagmeet Singh  New Democratic Resignation  Vacant
Parkdale—High Park December 31, 2017[26] Cheri DiNovo  New Democratic Resignation  Vacant
Simcoe North February 16, 2018[27] Patrick Brown  PC Expulsion  Independent
St. Paul's February 26, 2018[28] Eric Hoskins  Liberal Resignation  Vacant
Kitchener-Conestoga April 9, 2018[29][30] Michael Harris  PC Expulsion  Independent

Party standings at dissolution[edit]

Initial seating arrangement of the 41st Parliament
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Affiliation
Leader of the Party
Leader in the Legislature
OntLA Status
Members[31]
Liberal Kathleen Wynne
Government
55
Progressive Conservative Doug Ford Vic Fedeli[32]
Official Opposition
27
New Democratic Andrea Horwath
Third Party
18
Trillium Bob Yaciuk Jack MacLaren (de facto)
1
Independent
2
Vacant
4
Total
107
Government Majority
7

List of members[edit]

Name Party Riding First Elected Notes
  Joe Dickson Liberal Ajax—Pickering 2007-10-10 (GE)
  Michael Mantha New Democrat Algoma—Manitoulin 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Ted McMeekin Liberal Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale 2000-09-07 (By-election)
  Ann Hoggarth Liberal Barrie 2014-06-12 (GE)
  Arthur Potts Liberal Beaches—East York 2014-06-12 (GE)
  Jagmeet Singh New Democrat Bramalea—Gore—Malton 2011-10-06 (GE) Resigned October 20, 2017.
Vacant No by-election will be called prior to the general election.[33]
  Harinder Malhi Liberal Brampton—Springdale 2014-06-12 (GE)
  Vic Dhillon Liberal Brampton West 2003-10-02 (GE)
  Dave Levac Liberal Brant 1999-06-03 (GE)
  Bill Walker Progressive Conservative Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Eleanor McMahon Liberal Burlington 2014-06-12 (GE)
  Kathryn McGarry Liberal Cambridge 2014-06-12 (GE)
  Jack MacLaren Trillium Carleton—Mississippi Mills 2011-10-06 (GE) Progressive Conservative until May 28, 2017.
  Rick Nicholls Progressive Conservative Chatham-Kent—Essex 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Cristina Martins Liberal Davenport 2014-06-12 (GE)
  Michael Coteau Liberal Don Valley East 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Kathleen Wynne Liberal Don Valley West 2003-10-02 (GE)
  Sylvia Jones Progressive Conservative Dufferin—Caledon 2007-10-10 (GE)
  Granville Anderson Liberal Durham 2014-06-12 (GE)
  Mike Colle Liberal Eglinton—Lawrence 1995-06-08 (GE)
  Jeff Yurek Progressive Conservative Elgin—Middlesex—London 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Taras Natyshak New Democrat Essex 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Yvan Baker Liberal Etobicoke Centre 2014-06-12 (GE)
  Peter Milczyn Liberal Etobicoke—Lakeshore 2014-06-12 (GE)
  Shafiq Qaadri Liberal Etobicoke North 2003-10-02 (GE)
  Grant Crack Liberal Glengarry—Prescott—Russell 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Liz Sandals Liberal Guelph 2003-10-02 (GE)
  Toby Barrett Progressive Conservative Haldimand—Norfolk 1995-06-08 (GE)
  Laurie Scott Progressive Conservative Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock 2003-10-02 (GE) Resigned seat on January 8, 2009 to allow PC leader John Tory to enter legislature. Regained seat in 2011 general election.
  Indira Naidoo-Harris Liberal Halton 2014-06-12 (GE)
  Andrea Horwath New Democrat Hamilton Centre 2004-05-13 (by-election)
  Paul Miller New Democrat Hamilton East—Stoney Creek 2007-10-10 (GE)
  Monique Taylor New Democrat Hamilton Mountain 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Lisa Thompson Progressive Conservative Huron—Bruce 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Sarah Campbell New Democrat Kenora—Rainy River 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Sophie Kiwala Liberal Kingston and the Islands 2014-06-12 (GE)
  Daiene Vernile Liberal Kitchener Centre 2014-06-12 (GE)
  Michael Harris Independent Kitchener—Conestoga 2011-10-06 (GE) Was Progressive Conservative until April 9, 2018.
  Catherine Fife New Democrat Kitchener—Waterloo 2012-09-06 (by-election)
  Monte McNaughton Progressive Conservative Lambton—Kent—Middlesex 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Randy Hillier Progressive Conservative Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington 2007-10-10 (GE)
  Steve Clark Progressive Conservative Leeds—Grenville 2010-03-04 (by-election)
  Teresa Armstrong New Democrat London—Fanshawe 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Deb Matthews Liberal London North Centre 2003-10-02 (GE)
  Peggy Sattler New Democrat London West 2013-08-01 (byelection)
  Michael Chan Liberal Markham—Unionville 2007-02-08 (byelection)
  Amrit Mangat Liberal Mississauga—Brampton South 2007-10-10 (GE)
  Dipika Damerla Liberal Mississauga East—Cooksville 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Harinder Takhar Liberal Mississauga—Erindale 2003-10-02 (GE)
  Charles Sousa Liberal Mississauga South 2007-10-10 (GE)
  Bob Delaney Liberal Mississauga—Streetsville 2003-10-02 (GE)
  Lisa MacLeod Progressive Conservative Nepean—Carleton 2006-03-30 (by-election)
  Chris Ballard Liberal Newmarket—Aurora 2014-06-12 (GE)
  Wayne Gates New Democrat Niagara Falls 2014-02-13 (by-election)
  Tim Hudak Progressive Conservative Niagara West—Glanbrook 1995-06-08 (GE) Resigned September 16, 2016
  Sam Oosterhoff Progressive Conservative 2016-11-17 (by-election) By-election on November 17, 2016
  France Gélinas New Democrat Nickel Belt 2007-10-10 (GE)
  Vic Fedeli Progressive Conservative Nipissing 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Lou Rinaldi Liberal Northumberland—Quinte West 2003-10-02 (GE) Defeated in 2011, regained seat in 2014.
  Helena Jaczek Liberal Oak Ridges—Markham 2007-10-10 (GE)
  Kevin Flynn Liberal Oakville 2003-10-02 (GE)
  Jennifer French New Democrat Oshawa 2014-06-12 (GE)
  Yasir Naqvi Liberal Ottawa Centre 2007-10-10 (GE)
  Marie-France Lalonde Liberal Ottawa—Orléans 2014-06-12 (GE)
  John Fraser Liberal Ottawa South 2013-08-01 (byelection)
  Madeleine Meilleur Liberal Ottawa—Vanier 2003-10-02 (GE) Resigned June 9, 2016
  Nathalie Des Rosiers Liberal 2016-11-17 (by-election) By-election on November 17, 2016
  Bob Chiarelli Liberal Ottawa West—Nepean 1987-09-10 (GE) Resigned seat in 1997 to contest (and subsequently elected) Regional Chair of Ottawa-Carleton. Re-entered legislature on 2010-03-04 through a by-election.
  Ernie Hardeman Progressive Conservative Oxford 1995-06-08 (GE)
  Cheri DiNovo New Democrat Parkdale—High Park 2006-09-14 (by-election) Resigned December 31, 2017
Vacant No by-election will be called prior to the general election.
  Norm Miller Progressive Conservative Parry Sound—Muskoka 2001-03-22 (by-election)
  Randy Pettapiece Progressive Conservative Perth—Wellington 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Jeff Leal Liberal Peterborough 2003-10-02 (GE)
  Tracy MacCharles Liberal Pickering—Scarborough East 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Todd Smith Progressive Conservative Prince Edward—Hastings 2011-10-06 (GE)
  John Yakabuski Progressive Conservative Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke 2003-10-02 (GE)
  Reza Moridi Liberal Richmond Hill 2007-10-10 (GE)
  Jim Bradley Liberal St. Catharines 1977-06-09 (GE) Currently the longest serving member in legislature
  Eric Hoskins Liberal St. Paul's 2009-09-17 (by-election) Resigned February 26, 2018.
Vacant No by-election will be called prior to the general election.
  Bob Bailey Progressive Conservative Sarnia—Lambton 2007-10-10 (GE)
  David Orazietti Liberal Sault Ste. Marie 2003-10-02 (GE) Resigned January 1st, 2017
  Ross Romano Progressive Conservative 2017-06-01 (by-election) By-election on June 1, 2017
  Soo Wong Liberal Scarborough—Agincourt 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Brad Duguid Liberal Scarborough Centre 2003-10-02 (GE)
  Mitzie Hunter Liberal Scarborough—Guildwood 2013-08-01 (byelection)
  Bas Balkissoon Liberal Scarborough—Rouge River 2005-11-24 (by-election) Resigned March 22, 2016
  Raymond Cho Progressive Conservative 2016-09-01 (by-election) By-election on September 1, 2016
  Lorenzo Berardinetti Liberal Scarborough Southwest 2003-10-02 (GE)
  Jim Wilson Progressive Conservative Simcoe—Grey 1990-09-06 (GE) Currently the longest serving PC member, along with Ted Arnott
  Garfield Dunlop Progressive Conservative Simcoe North 1999-06-03 (GE) Resigned August 1, 2015 to allow PC leader Patrick Brown to enter legislature
  Patrick Brown Independent 2015-09-03 (by-election) By-election on September 3, 2015. PC leader until January 25, 2018; PC MPP until February 16, 2018
  Jim McDonell Progressive Conservative Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Joe Cimino New Democrat Sudbury 2014-06-12 (GE) Resigned November 20, 2014
  Glenn Thibeault Liberal 2015-02-05 (by-election) By-election on February 5, 2015
  Gila Martow Progressive Conservative Thornhill 2014-02-13 (by-election)
  Bill Mauro Liberal Thunder Bay—Atikokan 2003-10-02 (GE)
  Michael Gravelle Liberal Thunder Bay—Superior North 1995-06-08 (GE)
  John Vanthof New Democrat Timiskaming—Cochrane 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Gilles Bisson New Democrat Timmins—James Bay 1990-09-06 (GE) Currently the longest serving NDP member
  Glen Murray Liberal Toronto Centre 2010-02-04 (by-election) Resigned September 1, 2017.
Vacant There will be no by-election to fill the seat prior to the general election.[34]
  Peter Tabuns New Democrat Toronto—Danforth 2006-03-30 (by-election)
  Han Dong Liberal Trinity—Spadina 2014-06-12 (GE)
  Steven Del Duca Liberal Vaughan 2012-09-06 (by-election)
  Cindy Forster New Democrat Welland 2011-10-06 (GE)
  Ted Arnott Progressive Conservative Wellington—Halton Hills 1990-09-06 (GE) Currently the longest serving PC member, along with Jim Wilson
  Christine Elliott Progressive Conservative Whitby—Oshawa 2007-10-10 (GE) Resigned August 28, 2015
  Lorne Coe Progressive Conservative 2016-02-11 (by-election) By-election on February 11, 2016
  David Zimmer Liberal Willowdale 2003-10-02 (GE)
  Percy Hatfield New Democrat Windsor—Tecumseh 2013-08-01 (by-election)
  Lisa Gretzky New Democrat Windsor West 2014-06-12 (GE)
  Monte Kwinter Liberal York Centre 1985-05-02 (GE) On January 26, 2013, became the oldest person to ever serve in the Ontario legislature at the age of 81 years 310 days.
  Julia Munro Progressive Conservative York—Simcoe 1999-06-03 (GE) Currently the longest serving female member in legislature
  Laura Albanese Liberal York South—Weston 2007-10-10 (GE)
  Mario Sergio Liberal York West 1995-06-08 (GE)

Officeholders[edit]

Officeholders in the Legislature at dissolution on May 8, 2018.

Speaker[edit]

Other Chair occupants[edit]

  • Deputy Speaker and Chair of the Committee of the Whole: Soo Wong (Liberal)

Leaders[edit]

Floor leaders[edit]

Whips[edit]

Front benches[edit]

Membership changes[edit]

Number of members
per party by date
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Jun 12 Nov 20 Feb 5 Aug 1 Aug 28 Sep 3 Feb 11 Mar 22 Jun 30 Sep 1 Sep 16 Nov 17 Jan 1 May 28 Jun 1 Sep 1 Oct 20 Dec 31 Feb 16 Feb 26 Apr 9
Liberal 58 59 58 57 58 57 56 55
Progressive Conservative 28 27 26 27 28 29 28 29 28 29 28 27
New Democratic 21 20 19 18
Trillium 0 1
Independent 0 1 2
Total members 107 106 107 106 105 106 107 106 105 106 105 107 106 107 106 105 104 103
Vacant 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 3 4
Government majority 9 10 11 12 13 12 11 10 9 8 9 8 7 6 7 8 7
41st Legislative Assembly of Ontario - Movement in seats held from 2014 to 2018
Party 2014 Gain/(loss) due to 2018
Resignation By-election hold By-election gain Expulsion
Liberal 58 -5 1 1 55
Progressive Conservative 28 -3 3 2 -3 27
New Democratic 21 -3 18
Trillium 1 1
Independent 2 2
Vacant 4 4
Total 107 (7) 4 3 107

By-election results[edit]

By-Elections To The 41st Legislative Assembly of Ontario (2014-2018)

References[edit]

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