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

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

McDonell has represented riding since 2011

Jim McDonell, the PC incumbent in Stormont–Dundas–South Glengarry, won the seat in 2011 and 2014 and again on Thursday. (Submitted)

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

With all polls counted, McDonell has 61.5 per cent of the vote and 17,364 more votes than his closest competitor, New Democratic Party candidate Marc Benoit, a freelance reporter and international student adviser.

Made up of a number of rural townships and the city of Cornwall, the riding of Stormont–Dundas–South Glengarry has been a PC seat since 2011, when McDonell was first elected.

McDonell took a commanding 51.72 per cent of the votes cast in the last general election and had a similarly strong result in 2011, when he turned the riding blue. Prior to that election, the seat had been Liberal since its creation in 1998.

The latest census shows this riding has a lower-than-average household income and a significant francophone population, based mainly in Cornwall.

Also running in the riding were:

  • Heather Megill, an elementary school teacher, for the Liberals.
  • Elaine Kennedy for the Green Party.
  • Sabile Trimm for the Ontario Libertarian Party.
  • Mark Dickson for the Trillium Party.​

With files from Elyse Skura/CBC

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