Results

HALIBURTON-KAWARTHA LAKES-BROCK
Party Candidate Votes Status
254/254 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
PC Laurie Scott 21,747 Elected
LIB Rick Johnson 18,617
NDP Don Abel 10,490
GRN Arsalan Ahmad 2,266

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Riding profile

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Primarily rural, this central-eastern Ontario riding consists of the Victoria region, the Kawarthas, Haliburton, part of Peterborough, the township of Brock and the southeast corner of Algonquin Park. Its largest town is Lindsay.

Major industries include manufacturing, agriculture and tourism.

In 1999, the Haliburton-Victoria-Brock riding was created from most of the old Victoria-Haliburton riding, six per cent of Durham East, 12 per cent of Durham-York, 11 per cent of Hastings-Peterborough and seven per cent of Peterborough.

The 2007 redistribution retained most of the riding while adding small sections of Peterborough and Parry Sound-Muskoka. It was renamed Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.

Political history

PC Laurie Scott won this riding in 2011, defeating Liberal Rick Johnson by more than 5,800 votes.

Scott had previously been the MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, but stepped down in 2009, to give former leader John Tory a chance to win a seat.

But the 2009 byelection yielded a shocking result after Tory was defeated by Johnson in what was considered a safe riding for the Progressive Conservatives. Tory resigned as leader of the vote.

In the 2007 election, Scott had beat Johnson by almost 10,000 votes.

In 2003, Scott easily outdistanced Liberal Jason Ward by 7,100 votes.

The NDP's Dennis Drainville won the riding of Victoria-Haliburton in 1990, only to resign three years later because he disagreed with a move by Bob Rae's government to allow casino gambling in the province. In the ensuing byelection, PC candidate Chris Hodgson took the seat. He would later be appointed natural resources minister and deputy house leader.

Hodgson did not run in 2003.

2011 Provincial Election Results

Party

Candidate

Total votes

%

PC Laurie Scott 22,357 45.43
LIB Rick Johnson 16,522 33.57
NDP Don Abel 8,517 17.31
GRN Anita Payne 1,562 3.17
FP Charles Olito 254 0.52

 

Demographics

Unemployment Rate
6.3%
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Seniors
19.67%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
33.58%
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
$74,249
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Immigration
9%
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
27.88%
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Laurie Scott
Liberal   Rick Johnson
NDP   Don Abel
Green   Arsalan Ahmad