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Who are Ontario's Newly Elected Female MPPs?

Jun 13, 2014

 

Ottawa: The voters of Ontario delivered a majority government to the Ontario Liberal Party yesterday. 

In the process, several new women were elected which boosts women's representation in the Ontario legislature to a historic high of 35.5 percent. This percentage is only second to British Columbia which leads the country in terms of women's representation at 36.5 percent.

It is worth noting that the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia now have the two highest percentages of women serving in the country. Both of these provinces are led by women. 

Federally, women comprise just 25 percent of Members of Parliament in the House of Commons. 

Of the total 38 women elected last night in Ontario, 21 are Liberals, 11 are New Democrats, and six are Progressive Conservatives. A more detailed breakdown is available from Equal Voice Toronto here
 
 
Newly Elected Women MPPs (Ontario) in the June 12th Provincial Election: 

 

Liberal Kathryn McGarry defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative Rob Leone in a historic win in Cambridge, becoming the first female MPP in a riding that hasn't been held by the Liberals since 1943. 

 

Liberal Candidate Eleanor McMahon took the riding of Burlington. She has spent her career in senior roles in business, government and the not-for-profit sector. 

 

Liberal candidate Indira Naidoo-Harris broke a longstanding Conservative stronghold in Halton, beating out five-time Conservative MPP Ted Chudleigh in a race to the finish.  She is a long-time resident of Milton, mother of two, and former TV news anchor

 

Liberal candidate, Daiene Vernile, a veteran TV host and producer, was celebrating victory in Kitchener Centre on Thursday night after her first political campaign. She won in a riding that has historically been a bellwether for whatever party forms government.  

 

Liberal Cristina Martins (Davenport) handily won the hotly contested west Toronto seat back from NDP incumbent Jonah Schein, who had defeated her in the last election. She served as  the president of the Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business & Professionals, the deputy chair of the Greater Toronto Business Association and a director with the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Toronto. She is fluent in Portuguese, and she also speaks Italian and French. 

 

Liberal Marie-France Lalonde won easily in Ottawa-Orleans, where she has been caring for people in our community as a social worker and business owner. With a degree in social work from the University of Quebec in Hull, she put her leadership and skills to work in a career that began at the Children's Aid Society, followed by the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Hospital.

 

Liberal candidate and political newcomer Sophie Kiwala won in Kingston and The Islands, despite the ring of Tory blue in the region’s rural ridings. With the first few polls reporting, PC candidate Mark Bain had an early lead – but it was short lived, the rest of the evening developing into a battle between Kiwala and her NDP opponent Mary Rita-Holland.. In the end, the riding that John Gerretsen represented for almost 20 years stayed Liberal, despite the strong showing from the NDP

 

Liberal candidate Ann Hoggarth started late, but she finished strong. The Barrie Liberal candidate swept aside incumbent Progressive Conservative Rod Jackson in Thursday's Ontario election, beating him by more than 2,000 votes, even as her party marched to an unexpected majority government.  Hoggarth wasn't announced as Barrie's Liberal candidate until May 13 – 11 days after the election campaign started. Jackson had that much of a head start, yet she still won. Aileen Carroll, Barrie MPP from 2007 to 2011, said Hoggarth won the Barrie riding because of her familiarity with voters.  

 

Liberal candidate Sandra Yeung Racco took the riding of Thornhill for the Liberals, beating PC incumbent Gila Martow. The candidates for all three major parties had also run in a February byelection, which Martow won. This time around, Yeung Racco won the riding after a close race – winning by fewer than a hundred votes. NDP candidate Cindy Hackelberg came a distant third, with 8.1 per cent of the vote. Yeung Racco was a city councillor in Vaughan and a past chair of the Spadina-York Subway Extension Committee.

 

NDP candidate Jennifer French has won the Oshawa riding, pulling it away from PC candidate Jerry J. Ouellette. French won 46.6 per cent of the popular vote, beating the Tories’ 30.63 per cent. French has been a teacher for more than 10 years. She has had a diverse career as an educator, working in both Ontario and Japan. French is  completing her second Master’s degree in education. She is actively involved in Oshawa’s arts community and a member of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario in Durham. 

 

New Democratic candidate Lisa Gretzky is set to become the newest member of provincial parliament for Windsor West.The NDP candidate beat the Liberal’s Theresa Piruzza. Lisa has served as the vice-chair of the Greater Essex Country District School Board, a  trustee who serves over 36,000 students and helps manage a $290 million dollar budget, an entrepreneur who runs her own event planning businesss. 

 

 

 

 

 

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