Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leadership election, 1961

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Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leadership election, 1961
Date October 25, 1961
Convention Varsity Arena, Toronto[1]
Resigning leader Leslie Frost
Won by John Robarts
Ballots 6
Candidates 7

Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership conventions

1920, 1936, 1938, 1949, 1961, 1971, 1985, 1990, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2015

A Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leadership election was held on October 25, 1961 to replace retiring Progressive Conservative leader and incumbent premier Leslie Frost. The party selected John Robarts on the sixth ballot.

First ballot:

Second ballot:

Third ballot:

Fourth ballot:

Fifth ballot:

Sixth ballot:

See also: Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leadership conventions

References[edit]

Herbert E. Barnett; Hugh Fraser; Terry M. Whelpton, eds. (1971). "Robarts, The Honourable John P., Q.C., LL.D.". Who's Who in Canada (1971-1972 ed.). Toronto: International Press Ltd. pp. 93–4. 

  1. ^ "Seven Candidates Make Final Pleas Under Arena Lights". Globe and Mail. 25 October 1961.