Riding 28: Haldimand-Norfolk

Riding profile

riding map

This southern riding extends from Lake Erie in the south to the city of Brantford in the north and contains some 138 hamlets.

The 1999 redistribution created the Haldimand-Norfolk-Brant riding, which combined 85 per cent of the former Norfolk riding with 40 per cent of Brant-Halidmand.

The 2007 redistribution took the bulk of the old riding and combined it with a small section cent of Erie-Lincoln, while shortening the name.

Population: 108,051 (2011 census; an increase of 0.25% since 2006)

Political history

The 2011 race for the riding went to Progressive Conservative Toby Barrett, an MPP since 1995, when he won by a whopping  17,155 votes over the NDP's Ian Nicols. In 2007, he beat Liberal Lorraine Bergstrand by 16,5999 votes.

He beat Liberal Lorraine Bergstrand by a whopping 16,599 votes in 2007. Barrett has held the riding created mostly out of Haldimand-Norfolk-Brant since 1999, when he defeated Liberal Doug Miller.

Robert Nixon sat in Brant-Oxford-Norfolk from 1975 to 1985, and in Brant-Haldimand in 1987 and 1990. Nixon was the provincial Liberal leader from 1967 to 1976, and again from 1983 to 1984. Nixon served as Ontario's treasurer from 1985 to 1991, when he left provincial politics to become Agent General of Ontario in Great Britain.

Liberal Ronald Eddy took the seat in the March 1992 byelection held it after Nixon's resignation. Eddy lost to PC Peter Preston in 1995 and returned to municipal politics, later to become mayor of Brant. Preston served until 1999, when his seat disappeared due to the riding redistribution. He ran in Hamilton East, but lost to Liberal Dominic Agostino.


2011 Provincial Election Results



Total votes


PC Toby Barrett 25,203 60.81
NDP Ian Nichols 8,048 19.42
LIB Greg Crone 7,048 17.00
GRN Justin Blake 907 2.19
FCP John G. Gots 242 0.58



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   Toby Barrett
Liberal   Karen Robinson
NDP   Ian Nichols
Green   Anne Faulkner
Libertarian   Brad Mottashed


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