David Piccini wins big

With a vote of around 51% compared with the second place Liberal at around 25%, David Piccini did exceptionally well and won the riding for the Conservatives and helped Doug Ford win a fresh majority.  Below are detailed statistics as of late June 2nd – final numbers will be delayed since some ridings had problems so closed late.  But there were some highlights:
Liberal Leader, Steven Del Luca lost to a Conservative with around a 20% margin. The NDP will be the official Opposition. Andrea Horwath was re-elected with a good margin (and then resigned leadership – “passing the baton”). Conservative Dave Smith won Peterborough-Kawartha with about a 10% margin. The Green Party almost got Parry Sound Muskoka – they lost by only 5% to a Conservative. Preliminary numbers suggest an overall low turnout (43.0%).

Both NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca resigned.

In Northumberland – Peterborough South, the two small parties (Blue and Ontario) got 5.3% between them – almost as much as the Greens at 5.7%.

Here are the overall results as of 11:30 pm

Overall Results

   Previous Election
Previous MPPs
May 2022
2022 Election
2022 Votes
PC 76 67 83 40.8%
Liberal 7 7 8 23.8%
NDP 40 38 31 23.7%
Green 1 1 1 6.0%
Independent 0 6 1 0.55%
New Blue 0 1    
Ontario 0 1    
Vacant 0 3    
Total 124 124    

Results of Election in Riding: Northumberland-Peterborough South

Polls counted: 104/104

Candidate Party Votes
David Piccini Conservative 26,209 (51.0%)
Jeff Kawzenuk Liberal 12,861 (25.0%)
Kim McArthur-Jackson NDP 6,721 (13.1%)
Lisa Francis Green 2,918 (5.7%)
Joshua Chalhoub New Blue 1,155 (2.2%)
Vanessa Head Ontario 1,573 (3.1%)

Be sure to check final details including turnout (eventually) at the link in Resources below.


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Old Sailor
3 June 2022 9:24 am

I am not sure how much difference it makes whether Ontario has the PC’s or the Liberals governing them. Years ago, a friend who was an Ontario Deputy Minister during Liberal and PC reigns, told me that there was a common thread between those two parties. From the day after the election until the day of the next election, the reigning party’s sole mission was to make sure they got re-elected again in four years. Which included ensuring their MPP’s did not stir up the pot and create bad press for their party between elections. Politics is not for everyone.

Reply to  Old Sailor
3 June 2022 10:48 am

This is the same with every political party everywhere.

3 June 2022 8:36 am

To bad he ignored all calls and emails from residents wanting help. It will be the same way if not worse for our residents now. He only comes out when it suits him for photo ops

Reply to  Jade
3 June 2022 10:26 am

First of all…congrads to all that participated! Politics, as ‘old sailor’ has said, is not for everyone!

As far as David Piccini is concerned, he is young and still learning! He is also ‘climbing that ladder’ to greater success and may not, or does not want, to listen to just anyone? What bothers me, though, is that he is the ‘Minister of Environment’ and seems to go along with his boss and not care that the new highway…413..will destroy good farm land and have a detrimental effect on the environment, in that area of our province!

Oh, well, I guess that’s what we in Ontario do and that is try to protect the ‘green belt’, then pave over it and not give a damn!?

Let’s not forget….like the ‘bumper sticker’ says…..farmers feed cities!

Reply to  Ken
3 June 2022 11:15 am

David has had four years ken. The buffoonery that he exhibits in the house is embarrassing. Hopefully he can reign it in. Right now residents of Northumberland county are suffering with no rent controls, and even a couple earning good wages are finding it incredibly hard to rent or own. There’s no new businesses coming with well paying jobs. Industry looks to housing affordability when planting roots. How is it we have an international consortium for the 407, and can’t remove the tolls? Bill 124 is a disaster for health care workers, and no real reason(s) given as to why it was implemented. We can’t wait another four to five years on LTC. There are some things that could be implemented now that could make things easier, but Doug refuses to sign off on. The UBI benefit could be brought back for those ODSB that he cut that would bring some dignity. Let’s not lose compassion and empathy Northumberland County.

Reply to  Cathy
3 June 2022 4:08 pm

I heard an interesting point of view on the radio the other day from a trucker. If the tolls were removed off the 407 there would be no need for another big highway.

Reply to  MiriamM
3 June 2022 4:40 pm

Exactly Miriam, so there would be no need to pave over the much needed green belt for farming.

Reply to  MiriamM
4 June 2022 9:01 am

I drove the 407 twice this week….almost empty. It’s a shame to have an under utilized roadway and spend billions to build a new one. It would be cheaper to purchase the 407 back and make it free, or if they really want the money, make it a nominal fee…just like they do in the US.

Reply to  Ken
3 June 2022 12:28 pm

Just keep hoping Ken, but in reality nothing will change. MZOs will keep coming, the mythical CORE program used to cancel Wesleyville will be used to reward the developers, and David, even though he works hard and as such has slipped in constituency work, will toe the line. After all as you say he is young and obviously ambitious; don’t expect him to stay in the environment ministry for long!

3 June 2022 8:26 am

I’m disappointed. As a collective, we’ve stopped caring for each other, and our most vulnerable suffer. Fasten your seatbelts folks, we’re going to be in for a bumpy ride.

Reply to  Cathy
3 June 2022 9:10 am

Yep. You think downtown has gotten bad now, get ready for the full “Toronto experience”. What have they done to this town? This isn’t Cobourg anymore, this is not the same safe quaint little town that we all grew up in.

3 June 2022 7:48 am

Last night at 8 minutes after the Polls closed, a major TV network was declaring Doug Ford the winner of the Provincial Election…..at the same time on Twitter, Steph Curry a basketball player for the Golden State Warriors playing a game 2,000 kms away in California was leading the trending in Ontario on social media.
I am sure there’s some significance there in terms of our collective priorities….(?)
Congrats to all the winners…

3 June 2022 7:35 am

It was very tempting to not vote, but I did. Afterwards a friend mentioned the Ukrainians fighting for their democracy. It is very easy to forget all that has happened for us to be able to participate. We do not always get the government we want but we should vote.

The most interesting part for me was the security guards. Very polite young people from Brampton. Do we really need to have security guards? Can we not find people locally? A friend works at a local factory. He was surprised by the number of people living in Brampton and commuting for their 12 hour shifts. Like the security guards, many of these people are immigrants from India. They must have a strong work ethic. They also serve a good example to all the people complaining there are no good jobs available and housing costs are too high. Take a not so good job, share housing, and save your money so you can improve your situation. It is a good thing the people from Brampton are willing to work and pay taxes. Somebody has to support those who do not work.

George Taylor
Reply to  Kevin
3 June 2022 11:07 am

if you did not vote——–DON’T COMPLAIN!

Reply to  Kevin
3 June 2022 4:26 pm

As gas prices are expected to reach $2.12/L as of Sunday, it’s making the commute and housing costs that much harder. My expected costs will be over $300/week for 2 vehicles. More for others, I’m sure. There are very few if no opportunities for rentals in this area when all levels of government won’t look at zoning or allow developers to come in and build for the missing middle. Cobourg/Northumberland county is essentially stagnant, stifled, and stuck.

3 June 2022 5:50 am

Proud to say that I lost my vote again, and congratulations to all candidates for their commitment and energy.

Merle Gingrich
Reply to  ben
3 June 2022 9:36 am

Ben, you could have voted Blue.

George Taylor
Reply to  Merle Gingrich
3 June 2022 11:06 am

blue ben? NO!

Merle Gingrich
Reply to  George Taylor
3 June 2022 11:43 am

Blue is the new Red!

Reply to  Merle Gingrich
3 June 2022 12:33 pm

As I keep telling you Merle, “there is no difference, tories or grits!”

Now you admit it too

Reply to  Merle Gingrich
3 June 2022 12:31 pm

Not on your life, Merle. Why would I reward DoFo after his Covid debacle – the deaths of thousands on his watch and slow responses to the waves because he did not want to make the “Covidiots” angry.

Do you know anybody who has been promised the Nurses ‘retention bonus”? Ask them if they have got it as promised to be delivered in May: not arrived yet!!

Merle Gingrich
Reply to  ben
3 June 2022 10:05 pm

How many promises has Trudeau made and not kept.

Reply to  Merle Gingrich
4 June 2022 5:12 pm

Trudeau was not running provincial, why bring up his name ?
Druggie stop minimum wage increases , in year 1 , than brings them back as an election promise
What happen to buck a beer?
lower electric rates ?
Everyone forget what a zoo the PCs were before Covid , they no good during Covid

Reply to  Mark
5 June 2022 1:37 pm

I thought Doug did an outstanding job during Covid. Were mistakes made? Sure. Could he have done a better job? Sure. There wasnt a covid handbook manual to follow either.

Reply to  Merle Gingrich
5 June 2022 6:49 am

what-aboutism!, the dying gasps of a lost position!

Wally Keeler
Reply to  ben
5 June 2022 8:22 am

The Ontario NDP and Green Party are supporting a lost position in their opposition to new nuclear energy and their promotion of the decommissioning of current nuclear power in Ontario. They have no plans how to replace the thousands of highly paid jobs such actions would lose.

The demand for electricity is going to increase drastically and neither party has any competent plans to address this. No wonder the Greens and NDP combined received a failing number of votes.

I hear gasping in the background for their losing position.

Reply to  ben
3 June 2022 11:21 pm

Nurses had to apply for it Ben. Minus taxes, first installment might be in in July, the next one in September .

Reply to  Cathy
5 June 2022 9:20 am

Still not good enough when he promised it months ago!

Reply to  ben
5 June 2022 1:34 pm

Thousands would have been lost regardless of who was premier.