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List of Ontario general elections
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List of Ontario general elections

Beginning with the 2003 election, Ontario elections are held every 4 years in October.

Ontario is the largest of Canada's ten provinces by population.

Table of contents
1 1867-1889
2 1890-1919
3 1920-1949
4 1950-1979
5 1980-2003
6 2003 election
7 See also

1867-1889

Seats

Party 1867 1871 1875 1879 1883 1886
Conservative 41 38 34 29 37 32
Liberal 41 43 50 57 48 57
Liberal - Conservative 1
Conservative - Liberal 1
Conservative Independent 2 2
Liberal - Independent 1 2
Independent 1 1
Total Seats 82 82 88 88 88 90

1890-1919

Seats

Party 1890 1894 1898 1902 1905 1908 1911 1914 1919
Conservative 69 86 82 84 25 34 23 42 48
Conservative–Equal Rights 2
Conservative-Patron 1
ConservativeP.P.A 6
Liberal 28 19 22 24 27 53 45 51 50
Liberal-P.P.A 1
Liberal-Patron 12
Liberal-Equal Rights 2
Liberal-Temperance 1
Liberal-United Farmers 1
Liberal-Conservative 1
Patrons of Industry 3
Protestant Protective Assoc 2
Labour 1 1 1 11
Labour-United Farmers 1
United Farmers 44
Soldier 1
Independent 1
Conservative Independent 1
Liberal Independent 1 1 1
Total 91 94 94 98 98 106 106 111 111

1920-1949

Seats

Party 1923 1926 1929 1934 1937 1943 1945 1948
Conservative/ Progressive Cons+ 75 72 90 17 23 38 66 53
Liberal 14 14 13 65 63 15 11 13
Liberal-Progressive 4 1 4 2
Liberal-Prohibitionist 1
Liberal-Labour 3 1
Cooperative Commonwealth 1 34 8 21
Labour 4 1 1 1
United Farmers 17 3 1 1 1
Progressive 10 4
Labour-Progressive 2 2 2
Independent 1 1
Conservative Independent 2 2
Liberal Independent 4 1 1
Progressive Independent 1
Total 111 112 112 90 90 90 90 90

+ In 1943, the Conservative Party of Ontario became the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party.

1950-1979

Seats

Party 1951 1955 1959 1963 1967 1971 1975 1977
Progressive Conservative 79 83 71 77 69 78 51 58
Liberal 7 10 21 23 27 20 35 34
Liberal-Labour 1 1 1 1 1 1
CCF/NDP+ 2 3 5 7 20 19 38 33
PC Independent 1
Progressive 1
Total 90 98 98 108 117 117 125 125

+ The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) became the New Democratic Party (NDP) in 1961.

1980-2003

Seats

Party 1981 1985 1987 1990 1995 1999 2003

Progressive Conservative 70 52 16 20 82 59 25

Liberal 34 48 95 36 30 35 71

New Democratic 21 25 19 74 17 9 7
Others 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Total 125 125 130 130 130 103 103

Popular vote (%)

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Party 1981 1985 1987 1990 1995 1999 2003

Progressive Conservative . 37.0 24.7 23.5 44.8 45.1 34.6

Liberal . 37.9 47.3 32.4 31.1 39.9 46.5

New Democratic . 23.8 25.7 37.6 20.6 12.6 14.7

Green . 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.4 0.7 2.8

Family Coalition . align="right"
1.3 2.7 1.5 0.6 0.8

Freedom . 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Communist . 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.02 0.02 0.05

Libertarian . 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.04

Confederation of Regions align="right"
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1.9 0.1 0.01 0.01

Natural Law align="right"
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0.4 0.4 align="right"
Reform align="right"
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0.00 align="right"
Others . 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.8 0.6 0.3

Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Source: Elections Ontario

2003 election

Party Leader Seats Popular Vote
Liberal Dalton McGuinty 71 46.5%
Progressive Conservative Ernie Eves 25 34.6%
New Democratic Howard Hampton 7 14.7%
Green Frank de Jong 0 2.8%
Family Coalition Giuseppe Gori 0 0.8%
Freedom Paul McKeever 0 0.2%
Communist Elizabeth Rowley 0 0.05%
Libertarian Sam Apelbaum 0 0.04%
Confederation of Regions no leader 0 0.01%
Others . 0 0.3%

See also