Monte McNaughton

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Monte McNaughton
MPP
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Lambton—Kent—Middlesex
Assumed office
October 6, 2011
Preceded by Maria Van Bommel
Personal details
Born (1977-03-11) March 11, 1977 (age 40)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Kate
Children 1
Residence Mount Brydges, Ontario
Occupation Businessman

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.

Background[edit]

McNaughton was general manager and co-owner of McNaughton Family Shopping Centre in Newbury, a business operated by the McNaughton family since 1948.[1] 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.

Politics[edit]

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.[2] In the 2011 election he ran against Van Bommel again this time defeating her by 6,956 votes.[3][4] He was re-elected in the 2014 election.[5]

He is the party's critic for Economic Development and Growth, as well as Infrastructure.

Leadership campaign[edit]

On September 17, 2014, McNaughton announced his candidacy for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.[6] During his campaign McNaughton received endorsements from Rob Ford, former mayor of Toronto, and the anti-abortion group Campaign Life Coalition.[7][8]

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.[9] Those charges have since been dropped.[10]

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."[11]

McNaughton withdrew his candidacy for leader on April 9, 2015 and endorsed Patrick Brown.[12]

Electoral record[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014: Lambton—Kent—Middlesex
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Monte McNaughton 20,609 45.06 -0.67
New Democratic Joe Hill 12,157 26.58 +5.62
Liberal Mike Radan 9,297 20.33 -8.99
Green James Armstrong 2,104 4.60 +2.27
Family Coalition Marinus Vander Vloet 560 1.22 +0.39
None of the Above Bob Lewis 522 1.21
Freedom Tom Jackson 242 0.53 +0.25
Libertarian Matt Willson 213 0.47
Total valid votes 45,733 100.00
Ontario general election, 2011: Lambton—Kent—Middlesex
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
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
Green James Armstrong 987 2.33 -5.57
Family Coalition Marinus Vander Vloet 350 0.83 -0.47
Reform Brad Harness 232 0.55 +0.06
Freedom Tom Jackson 119 0.28
Total valid votes 42,372 100.00
Ontario general election, 2007: Lambton—Kent—Middlesex
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
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
Green James Armstrong 3,326 7.90 +5.14
Family Coalition Bill McMaster 547 1.30
Reform Brad Harness 208 0.49
Total valid votes 42,075 100.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McNaughton's History". McNaughtons Automotive Ltd. 2013. 
  2. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 10, 2007. p. 7 (xvi). Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 8. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  4. ^ "McNaughton pushed local control". London Free Press. October 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ "General Election by District: Lambton-Kent-Middlesex". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Monte McNaughton launches bid for Ontario PC leadership". The Globe and Mail. September 17, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Rob Ford endorses Monte McNaughton as Progressive Conservative leader". Toronto Star. January 16, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Ontario PC Leadership Race". Campaign Life Coalition. December 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Monte McNaughton staffer charged with harassment". Toronto Star. March 3, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Crown drops criminal harassment charges against PC activist during leadership race | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  11. ^ Morrow, Adrian (October 18, 2014). "Wynne 'absolutely willing' to act on asset panel's recommendations". The Globe and Mail. 
  12. ^ "Monte McNaughton drops out of Tory leadership race". Toronto Star. April 9, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 

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