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Ontario Election

June 13, 2014 permalink

In yesterday's Ontario election the Liberal party got a majority, 59 of the 107 seats. The PCs and NDP got 27 and 21 seats.

In the last legislature, the NDP was pushing for ombudsman oversight of children's aid, the Liberals opposed and the PC gave tepid support. The new party lineup means there will be no meaningful oversight of CAS for the next four years.

In individual races, Rosario Marchese, who introduced oversight legislation in 2010 and 2011, lost his seat. Monique Taylor, who introduced similar legislation in 2013, was reelected. CAS opponent Rob Ferguson running as a Libertarian in Brant got 374 votes out of 52,088 cast.