John Vanthof

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John Vanthof

Critic, Agriculture and Food, Rural Development
Assumed office
August 23, 2018
LeaderAndrea Horwath
Deputy Leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party
Assumed office
August 23, 2018
Serving with Sara Singh
LeaderAndrea Horwath
Preceded byJagmeet Singh
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Timiskaming—Cochrane
Assumed office
October 6, 2011
Preceded byDavid Ramsay
Personal details
Born1963 (age 55–56)
New Liskeard, Ontario
Political partyNew Democratic
RelationsErnie Hardeman, uncle
ResidenceEarlton, Ontario
OccupationDairy farmer
PortfolioDeputy Leader and critic for Agriculture and Food, and for Rural Development (2018-)

John Vanthof (born c. 1963) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a New Democratic member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 2011. He represents the riding of Timiskaming—Cochrane. On August 23, 2018 he was named one of the party's two Deputy Leaders alongside Sara Singh, and critic for Agriculture and Food, and for Rural Development.[1]

Background[edit]

Vanthof was born and raised on a dairy farm near New Liskeard, Ontario.[2] He is the nephew of veteran Progressive Conservative MPP Ernie Hardeman.[3] Prior to entering politics he was president of the Temiskaming Federation of Agriculture, a farmer's lobby group.[4] He was a vocal opponent of the proposal to ship garbage from Toronto and bury it at Adams Mine.[2]

Politics[edit]

In the 2007 provincial election, Vanthof ran as the New Democrat candidate in the riding of Timiskaming—Cochrane. He was defeated by incumbent Liberal David Ramsay by 634 votes.[5] He tried again in 2011 this time winning against Liberal candidate Denis Bonin by 6,101 votes.[6][7] He was re-elected in the 2014 provincial election defeating Liberal candidate Sébastien Goyer by 8,490 votes.[8] In the 2018 provincial election he was re-elected by a margin of 10,646 votes over Progressive Conservative Margaret Williams.

In opposition, he served as his party's critic for Natural Resources and Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.[9]

Electoral record[edit]

2018 Ontario general election: Timiskaming—Cochrane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic John Vanthof 16,806 61.20 +6.17
Progressive Conservative Margaret Williams 6,160 22.43 +4.94
Liberal Brian A. Johnson 2,476 9.02 -14.12
Northern Ontario Shawn Poirier 1,105 4.02 +1.67
Green Casey Lalonde 723 2.63 +0.64
Libertarian Lawrence Schnarr 191 0.70 -0.05
Total valid votes 27,461 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing
Source: Elections Ontario[10]
2014 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic John Vanthof 14,651 55.03 +4.91
Liberal Sébastien Goyer 6,161 23.14 -2.78
Progressive Conservative Peter Politis 4,656 17.49 -3.69
Northern Ontario Heritage Gino Chitaroni 625 2.35 +0.80
Green Cody Fraser 529 1.99 +0.75
Total valid votes 26,622 100.00
New Democratic hold Swing +3.85
Source: Elections Ontario[11]
2011 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic John Vanthof 12,633 50.12 +9.57
Liberal Denis Bonin 6,532 25.92 -16.98
Progressive Conservative Randy Aulbrook 5,337 21.18 +7.63
Northern Ontario Heritage Gerry Courville 391 1.55  
Green Tina Danese 312 1.24 -1.76
Total valid votes 25,205 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 91 0.36
Turnout 25,296 50.04
Eligible voters 50,554
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +13.28
Source: Elections Ontario[12]
2007 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Ramsay 11,588 42.90 -16.66
New Democratic John Vanthof 10,954 40.55 +22.07
Progressive Conservative Doug Shearer 3,659 13.55 -6.83
Green Patrick East 811 3.00 +1.43
Total valid votes 27,012 100.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.facebook.com/OntarioNDP/
  2. ^ a b Nickle, David (June 29, 2003). "On top of the heap; SPECIAL REPORT; Difficulties shipping waste to U.S. landfill, political jockeying put talk of Adams Mine back...". North York Mirror. p. 1.
  3. ^ "The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Ernie Hardeman and John Vanthof: All in the Family". TV Ontario. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Residents fighting incinerator victims of bad laws". Sudbury Star. August 5, 2002. p. A1.
  5. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 10, 2007. p. 15 (xxiv). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 7, 2009. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  6. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 17. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 30, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  7. ^ Whitehouse, Mike (October 6, 2011). "Liberals take it on the chin in Northern Ontario". Sudbury Star.
  8. ^ "General Election by District: Timiskaming-Cochrane". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. Archived from the original on June 14, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  9. ^ Nolan, Daniel (October 26, 2011). "Child, youth services has Hamilton flavour: Local rookie MPPs Taylor, McKenna to hold Liberal minister Hoskins to account in 'top priority' ministry". The Hamilton Spectator. p. A7.
  10. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 11. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  11. ^ Elections Ontario (2014). "General Election Results by District, 092 Timiskaming-Cochrane". Archived from the original on 14 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  12. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Timiskaming—Cochrane" (PDF). Retrieved 1 June 2014.[permanent dead link]

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