Results

NORTHUMBERLAND-QUINTE WEST
Party Candidate Votes Status
267/267 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
LIB Lou Rinaldi 23,415 Elected
PC Rob Milligan 19,528
NDP Kira Mees 9,216
GRN Gudrun Ludorf-Weaver 2,283

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Riding profile

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This largely rural riding in southeastern Ontario runs from Rice Lake and the Trent River in the north to Lake Ontario in the south.

The major centres are Port Hope, Trenton, Cobourg, Colborne and Campbellford. The Alderville First Nation is also included in the northern part of the riding.

Although the riding is mostly rural, there are significant manufacturing and retail trade sectors. As a result of the 1999 redistribution, the riding added almost one-quarter of the old Quinte riding to the old Northumberland riding.

The 2007 redistribution added 15 per cent of Prince Edward-Hastings to the existing riding.

Population: 125,261 (2011 census; an increase of 1.6% since 2006)

Political history

Progressive Conservative Rob Milligan barely defeated Liberal incumbent Lou Rinaldi by 707 votes in 2011.

Rinaldi beat Progressive Conservative Cathy Galt by 6,957 votes in 2007. Rinaldi was first elected in 2003, when he defeated Galt's husband, PC Doug Galt, who in turn was first elected in 1995 in the old Northumberland riding. He beat Liberal Joan Fawcett in that election. Fawcett had held the riding since 1985.

In the Prince Edward-Hastings riding, created in 1999, Tory Gary Fox lost to Liberal Ernie Parsons by just 56 votes. Parsons kept his seat in 2003 but was appointed as a justice of the peace in June 2007, leaving his seat open for the 2007 election. No byelection was held since the election was scheduled for less than six months after Parsons left the seat.

2011 Provincial Election Results

Party

Candidate

Total votes

%

PC Rob Milligan 19,260 39.78
LIB Lou Rinaldi 18,575 38.37
NDP Kira Mees 8,580 17.72
GRN Judy Smith Torrie 1,484 3.07
LTN Jeffrey McLarty 357 0.74
IND Richard Martin Rieger 159 0.33

 

Demographics

Unemployment Rate
5.8%
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Seniors
18.00%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
30.77%
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
$74,093
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Immigration
10%
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
27.86%
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Rob Milligan
Liberal   Lou Rinaldi
NDP   Kira Mees
Green   Gudrun Ludorf-Weaver