Ontario provincial by-elections, 2007
By-elections were held on February 8, 2007, in Ontario, Canada, to fill three vacancies in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. By-elections were held in three electoral districts (ridings): Burlington, Markham and York South–Weston.
The by-elections resulted in York South-Weston being taken by the NDP from the Liberals, Burlington remaining Progressive Conservative and Markham being retained by the Liberals.
Since this was a by-election of the 38th Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the ridings used the same boundaries as the 2003 general election. The subsequent October 10, 2007 general election were run on new electoral district boundaries, mostly following the new federal boundaries that were in place for the 2004 and 2006 federal elections.
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Burlington electoral district
The Burlington by-election was called following the resignation of Progressive Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Cam Jackson. He resigned to make a successful run in Burlington's 2006 mayoralty election. .
Information about candidates and parties
|BurlingtonOntario provincial by-election, February 8, 2007:|
|Progressive Conservative||Joyce Savoline||11,143||49.0%||+2.8|
|New Democratic||Cory Judson||1,310||5.8%||−1.4|
|Green||Frank de Jong||734||3.2%||0.9|
Markham electoral district
The Markham by-election was called following the resignation of Liberal MPP Tony Wong. He resigned to make a successful run for one of the four York Region councillor seats in Markham's 2006 municipal election.
Information about candidates and parties
|MarkhamOntario provincial by-election, February 8, 2007:|
|Progressive Conservative||Alex Yuan||6,420||34.87%||−5.46|
|New Democratic||Janice Hagan||1,492||8.10%||+3.02|
|Family Coalition||Patrick Redmond||135||0.73%||−0.59|
|Total valid votes||18,411||100.00|
York South–Weston electoral district
Information about candidates and parties.
Ontario provincial by-election, February 8, 2007: |
Resignation of Joseph Cordiano
|New Democratic||Paul Ferreira||8,146||43.33||+24.04|
|Progressive Conservative||Pina Martino||1,917||10.27||−4.96|
|Family Coalition||Mariangela Sanabria||134||0.74||−0.73|
|Total valid votes||18,897||100.0|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||146||0.77|
|New Democratic gain from Liberal||Swing||+22.08|
- List of Ontario by-elections
- 38th Legislative Assembly of Ontario
- Politics of Ontario
- List of Ontario political parties
- Premier of Ontario
- Leader of the Opposition (Ontario)
- Ontario general election, 2007
- "Current By-elections" (Press release). Ontario Government, Elections Ontario. January 10, 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-19.
- "New electoral boundaries". Elections Ontario, Government of Ontario. 2005. Archived from the original on 2006-12-08. Retrieved 2007-01-19.
- Nolan, Daniel (2007-01-11). "Burlington byelection bout: Joan Lougheed vs. The Joyce". Hamilton Spectator newspaper. Retrieved 2007-01-28.
- Elections Ontario, Unofficial results [Burlington]. 260 of 260 polls reporting. Accessed February 8, 2007.
- Grech, Caroline Grech (December 13, 2006). "No call, but parties still prepping for Markham byelection". York Region.Com. Retrieved 2007-01-19.[dead link]
- Elections Ontario, Unofficial results [Markham]. 295 of 295 polls reporting. Accessed February 8, 2007.
- Kim, Clark (2007-01-04). "Three parties wait for byelection to be called in York South-Weston". The Guardian (York). p. 1. Retrieved 2007-01-28.
- Elections Ontario, Unofficial results [York South-Weston]. 216 of 216 polls reporting. Accessed February 8, 2007.
Government and political parties
- Elections Ontario
- Family Coalition Party of Ontario
- Freedom Party of Ontario
- Ontario Green Party website
- Ontario Liberal Party website
- Libertarian Party of Ontario
- Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) website
- Ontario Progressive Conservative Party website
News reports and articles
- Halton Region Online News
- Years of In-Action on Health Care results in a Lack of Regional Hospital similar to Peel Region's Credit Valley
- Why Have Two Former Halton Regional Councillors now Provincial Candidates in Burlington Allowed This?
- Do Two former Burlington Regional Councillors Really Have the Answer to Gridlock?
- Toronto Star, "Does Past GO Transit Board member & now Provincial Candidate Really Have Solutions?"