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Ontario general election, 1987

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The Ontario general election of 1987 was held to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada.

The governing Ontario Liberal Party, led by David Peterson, was returned to power with a large majority. Peterson had successfully managed to govern with a minority in the Legislature by obtaining the co-operation of the Ontario New Democratic Party, led by Bob Rae. It was through the NDP's support that Peterson was able to form a government, even though the Progressive Conservative Party had won a slightly larger number of seats in the previous election.

The PC Party, led by Larry Grossman, campaigned on a platform of tax cuts to stimulate the economy. Its support continued to slide, howver, as voters decided that they liked the change that the Liberal-NDP arrangement brought and Grossman even lost his own seat. The NDP was unable to convince voters that it should be given credit for the success of the Liberal government that it had supported.

Results

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1985 Elected % Change # % % Change

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Liberal David Peterson   48 95 +97.9% 1,788,214 47.3% +9.4%

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New Democratic Bob Rae   25 19 -24.0% 970,813 25.7% +1.9%

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Progressive Conservative Larry Grossman   52 16 -69.2% 931,476 24.7% -12.3%

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Family Coalition Donald Pennell - - - - 48,110 1.3% +1.3%

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Libertarian Kaye Sargent   - - - 13,514 0.4% -

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Freedom Robert Metz - - - - 4,735 0.1% -

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Communist Gordon Massie - - - - 3,422 0.1% -

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Green   - - - - 3,398 0.1% -

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Independent - - - - 13,632 0.4% -0.3%
Total   125 130 4.0% 3,777,311 100% -

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Riding Results

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Algoma—Manitoulin:

Beaches—Woodbine:

Brampton North:

Brampton South:

Brantford:

Brant—Haldimand:

Bruce:

Burlington South:

Cambridge:

Carleton:

Carleton East:

Chatham—Kent:

Cochrane North:

Cochrane South:

Cornwall:

Don Mills:

Dovercourt:

Downsview:

Dufferin—Peel:

Durham Centre:

Durham East:

Durham West:

Durham—York:

Eglinton:

Elgin:

Essex—Kent:

Essex South:

Etobicoke—Humber:

Etobicoke—Lakeshore:

Etobicoke—Rexdale:

Etobicoke West:

Fort William:

Fort York:

Frontenac—Addington:

Grey—Owen Sound:

Guelph:

Halton Centre:

Halton North:

Hamilton Centre:

Hamilton East:

Hamilton Mountain:

Hamilton West:

Hastings—Peterborough:

High Park—Swansea:

Huron:

Kenora:

Kingston and the Islands:

Kitchener:

Kitchener—Wilmot:

Lake Nipigon:

Lambton:

Lanark—Renfrew:

Lawrence:

Leeds—Grenville:

Lincoln:

London Centre:

London North:

London South:

Markham:

Middlesex:

Mississauga East:

Mississauga North:

Mississauga South:

Mississauga West:

Muskoka—Georgian Bay:

Nepean:

Niagara Falls:

Niagara South:

Nickel Belt:

Nipissing:

Norfolk:

Northumberland:

Oakville South:

Oakwood:

Oriole:

Oshawa:

Ottawa Centre:

Ottawa East:

Ottawa—Rideau:

Ottawa South:

Ottawa West:

Oxford:

Parkdale:

Parry Sound:

Perth:

Peterborough:

Port Arthur:

Prescott and Russell:

Prince Edward—Lennox:

Quinte:

Rainy River:

Renfrew North:

Riverdale:

St. Andrew—St. Patrick:

St. Catharines:

St. Catharines—Brock:

St. George—St. David:

Sarnia:

Sault Ste. Marie:

Scarborough—Agincourt:

Scarborough Centre:

Scarborough East:

Scarborough—Ellesmere:

Scarborough North:

Scarborough West:

Simcoe Centre:

Simcoe East:

Simcoe West:

Stormont—Dundas—Glengarry & East Grenville:

Sudbury:

Sudbury East:

Timiskaming:

Victoria—Haliburton:

Waterloo North:

Welland—Thorold:

Wellington:

Wentworth East:

Wentworth North:

Willowdale:

Wilson Heights:

Windsor—Riverside:

Windsor—Sandwich:

Windsor—Walkerville:

York Centre:

York East:

York Mills:

York—Mackenzie:

York South:

Yorkview:

post-election changes:

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