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Ontario general election, 1990

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Map of the 1990 election, showing the ridings and their popular vote

The Ontario general election of 1990 was held to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the province of Ontario, Canada.

As a result of serious scandals, the governing Ontario Liberal Party, led by Premier David Peterson, was defeated by a large protest vote. In a surprise upset, the New Democratic Party, led by Bob Rae, won a majority government. This marked the first time the NDP won an election in Ontario.

Mike Harris's Progressive Conservative Party was unable to overcome voter distrust of the federal Progressive Conservative government of Brian Mulroney. His party managed to win four more seats than in the 1987 election, however.

Although Harris was from northern Ontario, the PC Party was particularly weak in that region, placing fourth, behind the Liberals, NDP and the right-wing, fringe Confederation of Regions Party (CoR) in six northern Ontario ridings (Algoma, Cochrane South, Nickel Belt, Sudbury, Sudbury East and Sault Ste. Marie). The CoR Party also placed ahead of the PC Party in the Renfrew North and Cornwall rdings in eastern Ontario.

The Green Party of Ontario placed third, ahead of the NDP, in Parry Sound riding, where former Liberal leadership candidate Richard Thomas was the party's candidate.

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Results

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1987 Elected % Change # % % Change

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New Democratic Bob Rae 130 19 74 +279% 1,509,506 37.6% +11.9%

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Liberal David Peterson 130 95 36 -62.1% 1,302,134 32.4% -14.9%

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Progressive Conservative Mike Harris 130 16 20 +25% 944,564 23.5% -1.2%

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Family Coalition Donald Pennell 68 - - - 110,831 2.7% +1.4%

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Confederation of Regions Dean Wasson 33   -   75,873 1.9%  

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Green Katherine Mathewson 40 - - - 30,097 0.7% +0.6%

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Libertarian James Stock 45 - - - 24,613 0.6% +0.2%

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Freedom Robert Metz 10 - - - 6,015 0.2% +0.1%

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Communist Elizabeth Rowley 4 - - - 1,139 0.1% -

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Others 15 - - - 13,307 0.3% -0.1%
Total 605 130 130 - 4,018,079 100% -

Members of the Legislative Assembly 1990-1995

NDP

* In 1993, Ward passed away and Drainville left the Legislative Assembly. Both resulting byelections were won by the Progressive Conservatives. Rizzo left the NDP caucus in October, 1990, but sat as an Independent until the 1995 election. In 1993 North resigned and sat as an independent. Akande resigned from the Legislature in 1994; no byelection was held prior to the 1995 election.

Liberal

* Nixon and Scott retired from politics in 1992, and Mancini retired in 1993. The Liberals retained all three seats in the resulting byelections. Bruce Crozier, Ronald Eddy and Tim Murphy joined the Liberal caucus. John Sola was expelled from caucus in 1992 after making racist comments to a reporter from the fifth estate. He sat as an independent for the remainder of the assembly.

Progressive Conservative

The PC Party won two byelections in 1993, winning seats previously held by the NDP. Chris Hodgson was elected in Victoria—Haliburton, and David Johnson was elected in Don Mills.

Riding Results

Algoma:

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:

Tony Rizzo (NDP) became an independent MPP on October 10, 1990, after questions were raised about labour practices in his bricklaying firms. He would later rejoin the NDP caucus.

Brant—Haldimand (res. Robert Nixon, July 31, 1991), March 5, 1992:

Don Mills (dec. Margery Ward, January 22, 1993), April 1, 1993:

St. George—St. David (res. Ian Scott, September 8, 1992), April 1, 1993:

Dennis Drainville (NDP) became an independent MPP on April 28, 1993, as a protest against the Rae government's plans to introduce casinos to the province.

William Ferguson (NDP) became an independent MPP on April 30, 1993, following accusations relating to the Grandview scandal.

John Sola (L) became an independent MPP on May 11, 1993, after making comments about Canadian Serbs that most regarded as racist.

Peter North (NDP) became an independent MPP on October 27, 1993, claiming he had lost confidence in the Rae government. He tried to join the Progressive Conservatives, but was rebuffed.

Essex South (res. Remo Mancini, May 10, 1993), December 2, 1993:

Victoria—Haliburton (res. Dennis Drainville, September 27, 1993), March 17, 1994:

William Ferguson (Ind) rejoined the NDP caucus on June 21, 1994, having been cleared of all charges.

St. Andrew—St. Patrick (res. Zanana Akande, August 31, 1994).

Markham (res. Don Cousens, September 30, 1994).

Kitchener (res. William Ferguson, October 8, 1994).

Bruce (res. Murray Elston, October 31, 1994).

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