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Minority Government

October 7, 2011 permalink

In yesterday's election the Liberals led by Dalton McGuinty got 53 seats, to the Progressive Conservatives' 37 and the New Democrats' 17.

The issue of most concern here is ombudsman oversight of CAS. In May a vote occured in the legislature with the NDP and PC in favor and the majority Liberals against. During the campaign the Liberal and NDP positions remained unchanged, but early on, when they were leading in the polls, the tories hedged on whether they would support oversight after elected to a majority. Now that the tories are still in opposition, there might be a repeat of the May vote with the PCs and NDP outvoting the Liberals on this issue. It could be interesting.

In individual races, Minister of Children and Youth Services Laurel Broten was reelected representing Etobicoke-Lakeshore. In Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Liberal Mark MacDonald, who listed on his own promotion that he has volunteered for the Children's Aid Society, got only 21% of the vote in his loss to PC Jim McDonell. In Guelph CAS opponent, and Marxist, Julian Ichim got 100 votes out of 46,610 cast.