|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
October 6, 2011
|Preceded by||Maria Van Bommel|
|Born||March 11, 1977|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Residence||Mount Brydges, Ontario|
Monte McNaughton (born March 11, 1977) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who represents the riding Lambton—Kent—Middlesex. He has been a member since the 2011 Election.
McNaughton was general manager and co-owner of McNaughton Family Shopping Centre in Newbury, a business operated by the McNaughton family since 1948. He has served as chair of the Newbury Economic Development Committee and was president of the Strathroy and District Chamber of Commerce in 2009-10. McNaughton and his wife Kate have a daughter, Annie, born in 2013.
In 1997, McNaughton was elected to the municipal council in his hometown of Newbury, Ontario and served three terms.
In the 2007 provincial election he was the Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding of Lambton—Kent—Middlesex. He lost to Liberal incumbent Maria Van Bommel by 2,933 votes. In the 2011 election he ran against Van Bommel again this time defeating her by 6,956 votes. He was re-elected in the 2014 election.
He is the party's critic for Economic Development and Growth, as well as Infrastructure.
On September 17, 2014, McNaughton announced his candidacy for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. During his campaign McNaughton received endorsements from Rob Ford, former mayor of Toronto, and the anti-abortion group Campaign Life Coalition.
On March 3, 2015, McNaughton campaign staffer Rida Ali was charged with 5 counts of criminal harassment for sending threatening text messages to Progressive Conservative Leadership election rival Christine Elliott’s campaign staffers. Those charges have since been dropped.
McNaughton supported a move to private liquor sales and opposed the LCBO retail model. He said, "If we were to build Ontario again, we wouldn’t be building the same communist-style liquor system that we have here in the province."
|Ontario general election, 2014: Lambton—Kent—Middlesex|
|Progressive Conservative||Monte McNaughton||20,609||45.06||-0.67|
|New Democratic||Joe Hill||12,157||26.58||+5.62|
|Family Coalition||Marinus Vander Vloet||560||1.22||+0.39|
|None of the Above||Bob Lewis||522||1.21|
|Total valid votes||45,733||100.00|
|Ontario general election, 2011: Lambton—Kent—Middlesex|
|Progressive Conservative||Monte McNaughton||19,379||45.73||+9.41|
|Liberal||Maria Van Bommel||12,423||29.32||-13.91|
|New Democratic||Joe Hill||8,882||20.96||+10.21|
|Family Coalition||Marinus Vander Vloet||350||0.83||-0.47|
|Total valid votes||42,372||100.00|
|Ontario general election, 2007: Lambton—Kent—Middlesex|
|Liberal||Maria Van Bommel||18,191||43.23||-1.88|
|Progressive Conservative||Monte McNaughton||15,281||36.32||-0.34|
|New Democratic||Joyce Jolliffe||4,522||10.75||-0.26|
|Family Coalition||Bill McMaster||547||1.30|
|Total valid votes||42,075||100.00|
- "McNaughton's History". McNaughtons Automotive Ltd. 2013.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 10, 2007. p. 7 (xvi). Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 8. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "McNaughton pushed local control". London Free Press. October 7, 2011.
- "General Election by District: Lambton-Kent-Middlesex". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014.
- "Monte McNaughton launches bid for Ontario PC leadership". The Globe and Mail. September 17, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
- "Rob Ford endorses Monte McNaughton as Progressive Conservative leader". Toronto Star. January 16, 2015.
- "Ontario PC Leadership Race". Campaign Life Coalition. December 4, 2014.
- "Monte McNaughton staffer charged with harassment". Toronto Star. March 3, 2015.
- "Crown drops criminal harassment charges against PC activist during leadership race | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
- Morrow, Adrian (October 18, 2014). "Wynne 'absolutely willing' to act on asset panel's recommendations". The Globe and Mail.
- "Monte McNaughton drops out of Tory leadership race". Toronto Star. April 9, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2015.