Ontario election winners: Mike Schreiner, Green party leader; Christine Elliott; Caroline Mulroney; Mike Harris Jr.; Gurratan Singh
June 7, 2018
Mike Schreiner (Green, Guelph) -- The Greens made history Thursday with the leader winning the party’s first ever seat in the Ontario Legislature.
Christine Elliott (PC, Newmarket-Aurora) -- The veteran politician who lost her bid for the PC party leadership to Doug Ford easily won in a battle with Liberal incumbent Chris Ballard and Melissa Williams (NDP).
Caroline Mulroney (PC, York-Simcoe) -- The daughter of former prime minister Brian Mulroney had no problem capturing her riding which had been represented by PC Julia Munro since 1999, but she decided not to run again this year.
Mike Harris Jr. (PC, Kitchener-Conestoga) -- The son of the former Ontario premier beat Kelly Dick (NDP) and Joe Gowing (Liberals) after a controversial start when he was was appointed to be the PC candidate by Ford.
Gurratan Singh (NDP, Brampton East) -- The brother of federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Gurratan Singh had to overcome criticism after a 2006 photo emerged during the campaign of him holding a vulgar anti-police sign at a demonstration.
Bhutila Karpoche (NDP, Parkdale-High Park) -- Rookie candidate made history by becoming the first Tibetan ever elected to public office in North America.
Mitzie Hunter (Liberal, Scarborough-Guildwood) -- The Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development beat Roshan Nallaratnam (PC) and Tom Packwood (NDP) in a vote that went down to the wire. She was just one of three Liberals to win a seat in the GTA (with Kathleen Wynne and Michael Coteau).
Raymond Cho (PC, Scarborough North) -- The incumbent for Scarborough-Rouge River won despite a “physical altercation” with a Grade 7 student outside a school last week. The child ripped the veteran politician’s campaign flyer and Cho said he “lightly touched his head.” No charges were laid and Cho issued an apology.
Steven Del Duca also loses out. Del Duca held two prominent cabinet positions as transportation minister and economic development minister.
Steven Del Duca also loses out. Del Duca held two prominent cabinet positions as transportation minister and economic development minister. (Chris Young / The Canadian Press)
Charles Sousa (Liberal, Mississauga-Lakeshore) -- The finance minister, who has represented Mississauga South since 2007, lost to Conservative Rudy Cuzzetto.
Steven Del Duca (Liberal, Vaughan-Woodbridge) -- Conservative Michael Tibollo defeated Del Duca, who held two prominent cabinet positions as transportation minister and economic development minister.
Kevin Flynn (Liberal, Oakville) -- Conservative Stephen Crawford beat the labour minister, who has represented this riding since 2003.