Party Candidate Votes Status
220/220 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
PC Norm Miller 15,752 Elected
LIB Dan Waters 10,177
GRN Matt Richter 7,484
NDP Clyde Mobbley 4,993
FP Andy Stivrins 296

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Riding profile

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This largely rural riding along the eastern shores of Georgian Bay runs from the Severn River in the southwest to Lake Nipissing in the northeast, with Algonquin Park running through most of the eastern part. Some of the larger communities include Parry Sound, Gravenhurst, Huntsville and Bracebridge. The riding also contains many native reserves.

This area's many lakes, including Lake Muskoka, Lake Joseph and Lake of Bays, make tourism a major industry.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Parry Sound-Muskoka combined two-thirds of Muskoka-Georgian Bay with two-thirds of Parry Sound and a small portion of Victoria- Haliburton.

Population: 91,263 (2011 census; an increase of 1.1% since 2006)

Political history

Progressive Conservative Norm Miller won for a third time in 2011 by a large margin of 12,880 votes against Liberal Cindy Waters. 

Miller coasted to a 7,529-vote victory over Liberal Brenda Rhodes in the 2007 election. In 2003, Miller he beat Liberal challenger Dan Waters by more than 5,000 votes.

The riding was previously held by former Premier Ernie Eves since 1981, when he was elected to the old riding of Parry Sound.

When Eves resigned (temporarily, as it turned out) from provincial politics in 2001, the seat was won in a byelection by Miller. Norm Miller had little trouble keeping his seat in 2003 as he beat Liberal challenger Dan Waters by more than 5,000 votes.

In the old riding of Muskoka, Tory Frank Miller — Norm's father — was elected in 1971, 1975, 1977, 1981 and 1985. After becoming party leader in 1985, Miller served briefly as premier; his minority government was toppled by a Liberal/NDP coalition shortly after the general election of 1985. The riding was redistributed and renamed Muskoka-Georgian Bay in 1987.

In the riding of Muskoka-Georgian Bay, Liberal Ken Black won in 1987. In 1990, the riding went to New Democrat Dan Waters. Tory Bill Grimmett won in the seat in 1995.

2011 Provincial Election Results



Total votes


PC Norm Miller 19,416 54.09%54.09
LIB Cindy Waters 6,536 18.21.21
NDP Alex Zyganiuk 6,526 18.18.18
GRN Matt Richter 3,251 9.06%9.06
FP Andris Stivrins 167 0.47%0.47



Unemployment Rate
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Norm Miller
Liberal   Dan Waters
NDP   Clyde Mobbley
Green   Matt Richter
Freedom Party of Ontario   Andy Stivrins