Topic: ontario votes 2018

3 motorcycle crashes closed roads across the GTA late Tuesday

Police around the GTA and Hamilton responded to three separate motorcycle crashes late Tuesday night. At least one rider suffered life-threatening injuries.

Ontario NDP won't seek recount in Ottawa West—Nepean

The Ontario NDP has confirmed it won't seek a recount in the hotly contested riding of Ottawa West—Nepean, where PC candidate Jeremy Roberts narrowly defeated the NDP's Chandra Pasma by 176 votes in last Thursday's provincial election.

Doug Ford's environmental policies light on details, advocates say

Advocates for the environment say the Progressive Conservative platform doesn't contain a lot of detail and they're concerned Ontario's leadership in the fight against climate change could weaken under the incoming premier, Doug Ford.

No recount in Thunder Bay-Atikokan despite close provincial race

Despite a very close result in Thursday's provincial election, there will be no recount in the Thunder Bay-Atikokan riding.

Here's how Doug Ford's political views measure up against the PC voters who elected him

What kind of conservative is Doug Ford? Here's a look at where Ford stands on issues compared with the views of the average PC supporter who filled out CBC's voter engagement survey.
Analysis

Ontario election gave First Nations a voice at Queen's Park, but will Ford government hear it?

With the dust from the Ontario election settling and the Doug Ford era about to get underway, many Indigenous voters are left wondering just how much of an impact their ballots will have on the future of the province.

PC promises for wind turbines, 401 safety has advocates asking 'when?'

One day after the provincial election, and it's already time for PC MPPs to pay the piper, according to advocates.

5 Toronto issues to watch as Doug Ford becomes Ontario's premier

Doug Ford has big plans for Toronto, but can he afford them?

Donna Skelly, 'offside' on key city issues, now Hamilton's only government voice

One councillor says she governs with a tinfoil hat. The mayor accused her of treating her ward as a novelty. Now Donna Skelly is Hamilton's sole voice in the governing provincial party.
The Campaigner

Introducing Ontario's new premier: Doug Ford

After an intense, hard-fought election campaign, Doug Ford woke up this morning as incoming premier of Canada's largest province. Here's how things are looking on the first day of his incoming premiership and the last day of The Campaigner.

Sandra Pupatello, former Liberal leadership contender, not ruling out another run

After leaving politics in 2011, Sandra Pupatello ended up making a run at the provincial Liberal leadership two years later — but lost to Kathleen Wynne, who became premier as a result.

Jagmeet Singh calls the NDP surge in Ontario a 'promising sign' for upcoming federal election

Despite a landslide win for the Ontario PCs on Thursday night, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said he’s taking his party’s showing as a portent of good things to come in next year’s federal election.

By the numbers: How we voted in Waterloo region, Wellington County

Voters in Waterloo region and Wellington County elected five new political representatives and re-elected two incumbents in Thursday's election. Here's a summary of the election, by the numbers.

'Very unclear what he is going to do': Wynne declines to support any PC campaign pledges

Outgoing Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne on Friday said she hopes that the PCs will allow the Liberals to retain party status, but declined to identify a single Tory campaign pledge that she supports.
Analysis

Doug Ford promised to deliver the GTA for the Ontario PCs and that's what he did

The Progressive Conservative gains in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area alone were enough to win Doug Ford a majority government.

Ottawa Liberals hold on to some seats, but victory is bittersweet

While the Progressive Conservative party picked up new seats across the province, it wasn't quite a clean sweep for the PCs in eastern Ontario.
Opinion

Doug Ford's next challenge is to make sense of his many nonsensical promises: Robyn Urback

Doug Ford will realize very quickly that making a bunch of conflicting, unrestrained promises is a lot more fun than actually running a government.

Windsor-Essex holds orange in Ontario election, but PCs came close

It was an unpredictable provincial election campaign, but the NDP incumbents of Windsor and Essex managed to hold their seats. Although one riding held a particularly close race.
Video

Rookie New Democrat Terence Kernaghan takes London North Centre

The people of London North Centre have voted for a change, choosing an elementary school teacher turned rookie New Democrat MPP to replace a seat left vacant by a retired veteran Liberal cabinet minister, who stepped down as deputy premier of Ontario after serving the riding for the past 15 years.
Analysis

As Ford Nation conquers Ontario, federal parties ponder what it means for them

Canada's most populous province is now under new management after PC Leader Doug Ford ended 15 years of Liberal government. His win presents a challenge for Prime Minister Trudeau's progressive agenda, and has the other federal parties pondering what it means for them.
Video

Ontario election night in 90 seconds

From Doug Ford's big win for the PCs, to the Liberals' near wipeout this was an Ontario election to remember. Catch all the highlights in this 90-second video.
Analysis

'Magic' of simple message, simple strategy led to Ford victory

He may be polarizing to a significant segment of voters, have run a messy campaign and come with his own political baggage, but Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford may just have been the "ideal candidate."
Live

Get the final results from every race in Ontario

Get all your results here, including seat standings and riding-by-riding breakdowns.

Northeastern Ontario sees little change in provincial election

Despite a huge change in the political landscape across Ontario, little in northeastern Ontario changed on Thursday night.

PC Amanda Simard elected in Glengarry–Prescott–Russell

Russell Township councillor and Progressive Conservative Amanda Simard has been elected in the provincial riding of Glengarry–Prescott–Russell.

Kathleen Wynne ready to 'pass the torch,' quits as Ontario Liberal leader

Kathleen Wynne has announced she will resign as leader of the Ontario Liberal Party after Ontario voters decided they'd had enough of her government and awarded the Progressive Conservatives a majority mandate.

Andrea Horwath's NDP to lead opposition in a 'very divided province' after Ontario election

Andrea Horwath, the single mom from Steeltown who waited tables to pay for university, is the new head of Ontario's official opposition. And now she has four years to convince people she can be premier.

Liberal incumbent John Fraser re-elected in Ottawa South

Liberal incumbent John Fraser has been re-elected in Ottawa South.

New Democrats take Sudbury riding

Jamie West is the new NDP MPP for Sudbury, beating Liberal incumbent Glenn Thibeault.

Ontario PCs dominate Toronto suburbs and 905, while NDP swipes urban seats from Liberals

Picture Toronto and Brampton and Oshawa as pockets of orange, surrounded by blue.

NDP's Ian Arthur elected in Kingston and the Islands

New Democratic Party candidate Ian Arthur has defeated the Liberal incumbent and been elected in Kingston and the Islands.

PC Daryl Kramp elected in Hastings–Lennox and Addington

Progressive Conservative Daryl Kramp has been elected in the new riding of Hastings–Lennox and Addington.

Jim McDonell re-elected in Stormont–Dundas–South Glengarry

​Progressive Conservative incumbent Jim McDonell has been re-elected in Stormont–Dundas–South Glengarry.

Randy Hillier re-elected in Lanark–Frontenac–Kingston

Progressive Conservative Randy Hillier has been re-elected in Lanark–Frontenac–Kingston.

Todd Smith re-elected in Bay of Quinte

Progressive Conservative incumbent Todd Smith has been re-elected in Bay of Quinte.

NDP Joel Harden elected in Ottawa Centre

NDP candidate Joel Harden has defeated incumbent Liberal and current Attorney General Yasir Naqvi in Ottawa Centre.

John Yakabuski re-elected in Renfrew–Nipissing–Pembroke

Progressive Conservative incumbent John Yakabuski has been re-elected in the provincial riding of Renfrew–Nipissing–Pembroke.

Progressive Conservative Merrilee Fullerton wins Kanata–Carleton

Progressive Conservative Merrilee Fullerton, a former family physician and health advocate, has been elected in the riding of Kanata–Carleton.

Goldie Ghamari elected in Carleton

Progressive Conservative candidate Goldie Ghamari has won the new riding of Carleton.

Steve Clark re-elected in Leeds–Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

Progressive Conservative Steve Clark has been re-elected in Leeds–Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.
Ontario Votes 2018

Eastern Ontario election results

The Progressive Conservatives dominate eastern Ontario and the NDP picked up two seats from Liberals as results from the region come in. Check here for the latest results.

'We have taken back Ontario': Doug Ford leads PCs to majority government

Led by Doug Ford, Ontario's Progressive Conservatives secured a considerable majority government on Thursday, handily defeating the rival NDP and ending nearly 15 years of Liberal power in the province.

9 polls in 7 ridings extend hours amid 'temporary interruptions'

Nine polls in seven ridings will close late “due to temporary interruptions” in service, according to Elections Ontario.

Windsor man driving the 'vote' for 30 years

For most people, their licence plate is little more than a mix of letters and numbers. But for one Windsor man, his plate has been driving home a specific message for the past 30 years.

PC Ted Arnott wins Wellington-Halton Hills riding

PC candidate Ted Arnott wins his seat in Wellington-Halton Hills — a seat he has held since 1990, CBC News projects.

Historic win for Green Leader Mike Schreiner in Guelph

“Tonight is the end of one chapter for me and the beginning of another, for Guelph, for the Green Party, for Ontario,” Schreiner told supporters during his victory speech Thursday night. “I’m ready to take my seat at Queen’s Park.”

PC Amy Fee wins in new riding of Kitchener South-Hespeler

Progressive Conservative candidate Amy Fee narrowly won the seat in the new riding of Kitchener South-Hespeler over NDP candidate Fitzroy Vanderpool.
The Campaigner

It's election day in Ontario

Today is election day in Ontario. Polls opened at 9 a.m. ET and close at 9 p.m. ET. Tonight we will learn who will be the next leader of this province.
Video

How to watch and where to get Ontario election results

CBC News will have up-to-the minute Ontario election results live. Here's how to watch and follow along as the votes are counted Thursday night.

PC Mike Harris Jr. wins seat in Kitchener-Conestoga

Progressive Conservative candidate Mike Harris Jr. won the seat in Kitchener-Conestoga by a close margin over NDP candidate Kelly Dick.
Video

Watch our Windsor-Essex panel give their predictions on today's election

Election results are always difficult to predict and Thursday's vote to decide the next Ontario government is going to be interesting. Whatever happens, it's going to have a big effect on Windsor-Essex.

PC Belinda Karahalios wins in Cambridge riding

In a close race, Progressive Conservative Belinda Karahalios has won the seat in Cambridge.

NDP's Laura Mae Lindo wins in Kitchener Centre

NDP candidate Laura Lindo is elected with about 42 per cent of the vote, CBC News projects.

NDP's Catherine Fife wins in Waterloo riding

NDP candidate Catherine Fife has been re-elected in Waterloo riding.

Some Ontario voters report trouble at polling stations

Voters at a few polling stations in Toronto, Ottawa and London, Ont., are reporting problems, mainly with the new machines being used to check voter lists and tabulate votes on election day.
Windsor Votes

PCs win majority and incumbents prevail across Windsor, Chatham and Sarnia, CBC projects

All six incumbents across Windsor, Chatham and Sarnia have held onto their seats at Queen's Park. The NDP's Lisa Gretzky, Percy Hatfield and Taras Natyshak, and Progressive Conservatives Rick Nicholls, Bob Bailey and Monte McNaughton were re-elected, as projected by CBC.

Election Day in Ontario: What you need to know to vote

Here's what you need to know on voting day in Ontario.

Ontario voters cast ballots after roller-coaster election campaign

Voters in Ontario will elect a new government tonight after a campaign that has pitted Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives against Andrea Horwath's NDP amid controversy and volatile swings in public opinion polls.

Ontario election: How to watch and where to get results

CBC News will have special coverage of the Ontario election night results, whether you're watching online, on television or listening to radio.

Ontario Election 2018: Today's the day, here's how to vote

Election day is upon us. Here's what you need to know to cast your ballot.

On the trail with campaign volunteers—'If you don't have a thick skin, you'll develop one'

It's the end of the trail for the provincial election campaign today, but the people who really make campaigns move won't get to rest until the last ballot is cast. We meet some of the party volunteers in Sudbury.

Liberals in Ottawa-Vanier send wrong voting information to supporters

Elections Ontario is warning Ottawa voters to turn only to the agency's website for information on where to vote, after reports some voters received incorrect information.

Some voters report issues with accessible voting machines in Ontario

As Ontario gets set to elect a new government, some voters with disabilities say accommodations put in place to allow them to cast their ballots independently and privately are not working as intended.

What Hamilton needs from the winner of the provincial election

Ontario voters will elect a new provincial government Thursday. Whoever wins, Hamilton has a wish list.

Poll Tracker: Final polls show Doug Ford's PCs narrowly ahead

The latest numbers from the Ontario election campaign show Andrea Horwath's NDP and Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives in a close race, with the PCs likely to win more seats.

These parties are promising to make winter highway maintenance public but the contracts aren't up for years

Several parties in Ontario are promising to put winter highway maintenance back into the public sector but CBC news has learned many of those contracts won’t expire until after the next provincial election.

Two students may be unable to vote after Elections Ontario mix-up

After weeks of fighting to cast their ballots, two students say they may be unable to vote in Ontario's provincial election because of misinformation sent out by the province's elections agency.

On election's eve, Ontario party leaders make last-minute pitch to undecided voters

Ontario's main party leaders used the final day of the provincial election campaign to make a last pitch to those voters still sitting on the fence.

Green Leader Mike Schreiner 'cautiously optimistic' he'll win in Guelph

Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner may win his seat in Guelph in Thursday's provincial election.
The Campaigner

So the Ontario election is tomorrow, what you need to know a day before voting day

The leaders have 24 hours left to convince you they should be the next premier of Ontario.
Live Blog Recap

Vote Compass has been used 365K times. What has been learned?

With a day to go until the election, it's time to check back in with the brain trust behind Vote Compass to see how the tool has been used over the course of the campaign. Recap our live blog discussion.

Indigenous issues ignored in Ontario election, Six Nations Chief says

Chief Ava Hill of Six Nations of the Grand River near Brantford says voters should consider the history of Ontario's political parties and Indigenous communities before casting their ballots on Thursday.
Analysis

With a day to go, Ontario election is still Doug Ford's to lose

Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives began the Ontario election campaign on track for a landslide majority. They remain the favourites, but that is about the only thing that looks the same.

What Windsor-Essex candidates do on the eve of election day

On the eve of election day in Ontario, some candidates say they'll ring doorbells well into the night while others don't plan to canvass at all.

Combating lack of information top priority for get-out-the-vote groups

With the provincial election only a day away, get-out-the-vote organizations are working to get Ontarians to the polls through education and encouragement.

PC candidate accused of distancing himself from Ford: 'I'm focusing on me and what I can do for my community'

The debate organized by the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce was for six would-be MPPs, but one of the candidates for premier came up quite a bit.

If Ontario Liberals lose 'recognized party' status after Thursday's election, what comes next?

If the Ontario Liberals lose official party status after Thursday's election, what does that mean? And how does a party stay relevant when it’s been reduced to what looks like bystander status?

'Efficiencies translate to cuts': Sudbury candidates spar over potential hospital job losses

Two political rookies, in Progressive Conservative candidate Troy Crowder and the NDP’s Jamie West, are looking to unseat veteran Liberal incumbent Glenn Thibeault in Sudbury. But with Kathleen Wynne’s concession of defeat this week, the two first-timers have turned their focus on each other.

Millennials disenchanted with the Liberal/PC flip flop, says first-time NDP volunteer

"My peers are largely disenchanted with politics," says Hilary Zorgdrager, 21, who can't remember a time when the Liberals weren't in power.

Unregistered groups targeting Ontario voters with online ads

Two dozen groups who aren’t registered as third parties under Ontario’s election rules have been quietly targeting Ontario voters with Facebook ads on a range of issues during the provincial election campaign, CBC News has learned.
Video

Who should it be? Undecided voters in Windsor weigh their options

With the provincial election just around the corner, CBC Windsor is speaking with undecided voters in a Facebook Live. It's our goal to answer the following questions: Why are they undecided? What makes this election so tough to choose? What issues are or aren't resonating with voters?

Advance voter turnout jumps almost 19% from last Ontario election

Hundreds of thousands of Ontario voters aren't waiting around to cast their ballot in this year's hotly-contested election, according to preliminary figures released by Elections Ontario.

First-time voter makes his decision on where to place his X

On Thursday, Sudbury’s Brandon Martel will do something he’s never done before: he will vote in an election.
The Campaigner

Doug Ford calls lawsuit filed by Rob Ford's widow 'heartbreaking'

All three candidates have a full schedule of campaign events with time running out to sway voters ahead of Thursday's vote. Here's Tuesday's edition of The Campaigner.

Doug Ford calls allegations in sister-in-law's lawsuit 'false and without merit'

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford is calling the lawsuit filed by his late brother Rob's widow "heartbreaking," and says claims he and his brother Randy have mismanaged finances at the Ford family companies are "false and without merit."

Fear of Ontario's deficit drives recent university grad to campaign for the PC party

Lucas Oesterreich says he used to lean farther left. Then he learned about Ontario's deficit. Now he fears it will hurt his generation.

Horwath, Wynne return to region in final days of provincial election

Both NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne are returning to Waterloo region Tuesday in the hopes of drumming up support for local candidates.

PC, NDP candidates trade barbs on Metro Morning

With support for the Progressive Conservatives and New Democratic Party neck-and-neck in the polls, two prominent candidates from both parties squared off on CBC Radio's Metro Morning Tuesday morning to make their case.

Trans voters worry about outing themselves at the polls after receiving voter cards with old names

Despite legally changing their names and genders, some trans and non-binary voters received voter identification cards last month under their old names. They're worried they'll be forced to "out" themselves at the polls.

Ford or Horwath? What each could mean for Toronto

In either case, it’s a fresh face and a different party from the Liberals running the province for the first time in 15 years — so what does that mean for Ontario's largest city?

Nepean families just looking for a break this election

In the fast-growing and relatively youthful riding of Nepean, parents and students alike are calling on politicians to improve the education system and make post-secondary programs more affordable.

Carbon pricing on the campaign trail—'We're having a debate on whether we should do anything at all'

2018 has been called a change election, but it hasn't really been a climate change election. Although, Ontario's approach to carbon pricing could dramatically change depending on who is the premier after Thursday night.

PC Leader Doug Ford faces lawsuit alleging millions withheld from late brother's family

Rob Ford's widow has launched a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against brothers-in-law Doug and Randy Ford and their family businesses, claiming she and her children were bilked out of millions of dollars.

Polls suggest NDP sweep in London as Liberal vote collapses

Ontario New Democrats stand to sweep London's three urban ridings, while the Progressive Conservatives could pick the three rural ridings in the area, amid a collapse in the Liberal vote, analysis of polling data from Wilfrid Laurier University suggests.

Soaring rents in Barrie are making affordable housing an election issue

Affordable housing has come up on the campaign trail with the four major parties all pledging more money and support. But will they come through?

Lawsuits allege Brampton PC candidate defrauded would-be immigrants

A Progressive Conservative candidate in Thursday's provincial election allegedly defrauded tens of thousands of dollars from clients of his immigration consulting firm, court documents reveal.

Horwath tours southwestern Ontario as election enters final stretch

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is stopping in five southwestern Ontario ridings Monday, four which were won by the Conservatives in the last election.
The Campaigner

Should she win, Wynne says she's staying on as MPP

With just days to go, all leaders are out hustling to win seats — though in Doug Ford's case, he may not be telling media where he is hustling. This is The Campaigner for June 4.

Inspired by a candidate's visit, first-time volunteer campaigns in 4 languages

Noor Mohamed will vote for the first time as a Canadian citizen this year. He cares about minimum wage, college tuition and affordable housing for his family of eight.

Toronto officer and PC candidate denies allegation he threatened a voter via email

A police officer and Ontario Progressive Conservative candidate says he "did not send" an email in which he is alleged to have used threatening language to a voter, correspondence that is now the subject of an official probe by the Toronto force.