Ontario Votes 2022: Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

Progressive Conservative incumbent Steve Clark won the race in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes in 2018 with over 60 per cent of the votes cast.

There are 9 candidates running in this race


Progressive Conservative incumbent Steve Clark won the race in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes with over 60 per cent of the votes cast.

The Liberal and NDP candidates combined for about 33 per cent of the vote with the Green candidate getting a little less than five per cent.

There are nine candidates in this race.

Josh Bennett, Liberal

Liberal candidate Josh Bennett. (Ontario Liberal Party)

The Liberal candidate grew up outside Prescott in Augusta Township and got a degree from Queen's University before doing a master's at Royal Military College.

After living in Toronto for work for 10 years he moved to the Brockville area, where he became president of the Rotary Club of Brockville and chair of the city's Santa Claus parade.

Steve Clark, PC

PC candidate Steve Clark. (Ontario PC Party)

The PC candidate has been the MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes since 2010.

He was mayor of Brockville for three terms from 1982 to 1991.

Stephen Ireland, Ontario People's Front

The Ontario People's Front candidate was born and raised on a local dairy farm, has a Queen's University engineering degree and is a municipal councillor in Merrickville-Wolford.

Fiona Jager, Green Party

Green Party candidate Fiona Jager. (Submitted by Fiona Jager)

The Green Party candidate is a registered nurse and psychotherapist as well as a professor of nursing.

She is also a small business owner and mother.

Dan Kitsch, New Blue

New Blue candidate Dan Kitsch. (New Blue Party of Ontario)

The New Blue candidate is married and has two daughters.

He is a retired Lutheran pastor who owns a business in Brockville and is also a school bus driver. 

Glenn Malcolm, Ontario Party

The Ontario Party candidate says he's been involved in politics for more than 50 years and wants to fight for freedoms.

Dave Senger, Populist Ontario 

Populist Ontario candidate Dave Senger. (Dave Senger/Facebook)

The Populist Ontario candidate wants to review provincial COVID-19 policies and bring a fiscally responsible approach to Queen's Park.

Mark Snow, Libertarian

Libertarian Party candidate Mark Snow. (Ontario Libertarian Party)

The Libertarian candidate and his wife moved to Barrhaven in 2005, where they raised two children. 

In 2020 they moved to the country, where they now reside.

Christopher Wilson, NDP

NDP candidate Christopher Wilson. (Submitted)

The NDP candidate is a businessperson and founder of the North Grenville men's mental health group. He is also a board member for his local community association and for the Ferguson Forest Centre.

He is a survivor of Lyme disease and an advocate for improving health care.