The Liberals wound up winning a majority in the Ontario provincial election. The party won 59 seats (of 107) on 38.6% of the vote. In second was the Progressive Conservative (PC), 27 seats on 31.3%. The New Democrats (NDP) won 21 seats–the same number they had at dissolution–on 23.8%.
I’d say the Liberals seriously outsmarted the NDP by putting up a fairly progressive budget but getting the NDP to trigger an election rather than back the budget.
Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak has resigned. I wonder if NDP leader Andrea Howarth can hold on. There was a good deal of dissension publicized during the campaign over the leadership’s strategy.
The Green Party again did not win a seat, despite
its best electoral showing so far, 4.8% of the vote.