Ontario election 2014: NDP dominate in northeastern Ontario

Victory was decisive for the four New Democrats outside of the Sudbury riding.

Victory was decisive for the four New Democrats outside of the Sudbury riding.

Voters returned Gilles Bisson in Timmins-James Bay, John Vanthof in Timiskaming-Cochrane, Mike Mantha in Algoma-Manitoulin and France Gelinas in Nickel Belt.

One of two Conservatives in northeastern Ontario is Vic Fedeli, who was elected for a second term in Nipissing.

“I'm very concerned for the Nipissing region and for northeastern Ontario. The Liberals had a fire sale of Ontario Northland, they're going to sell off Ontera, I'm very disappointed at that,” he said.

Fedeli said it will be a time for soul-searching among the Conservatives.

“I think we want to, as Conservatives, regroup … [and] analyze the campaign and slice and dice it for the next several months.”

The other Conservative is Norm Miller in Parry Sound-Muskoka.

The only Liberal elected in northeastern Ontario was David Orazietti in the riding of Sault Ste. Marie.

The former teacher said he'll be a strong voice for the north in the new majority government.

“One-size-fits-all formulas aren't necessarily in the interests of northerners and the unique challenges that we have need to be addressed.”

Orazietti was sworn in as Minister of Natural Resources in Premier Kathleen Wynne's cabinet last year.

“Whatever position I may be assigned to, I will rise to the occasion and work hard to play a role in our government,” he said.


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