2022 Ontario Election

Find the latest analysis, news and updates on Ontario’s 43rd Provincial Election

On June 2nd, Ontarians will head to the polls to decide who will lead our province in the 43rd sitting of provincial parliament. Will this election be a referendum on how Doug Ford has handled COVID-19? Or will Ontarians be looking for how parties intend to manage our economic recovery? Will issues like housing affordability and inflation impact voter intention? And how will education, healthcare and the environment factor into the discussion? We address all those questions and more as part of our ongoing Ontario Election coverage. Read more below.

Ontario’s Provincial Party Leaders

Get to know each of Ontario’s leaders and their key issues in the upcoming election.

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Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Ontario’s 42nd Parliament seat map (current)

Ontario PC (67)
Ontario NDP (40)
Ontario Liberals (7)
GREEN party (1)

63 seats needed for majority

Ontario PCs currently hold 67 seats

2022 Election Updates and Insights
Heading into Ontario’s Election Campaign: 3 Key Takeaways from the May 3 Sussex Pre-Election Webinar
May 6, 2022
The Ontario election is officially underway, and voters will go to the polls on June 2, 2022. To kick off election season in Ontario, Sussex hosted its second pre-election webinar on Tuesday May 3 with Greg Lyle, Founder and President of Innovative Research Group, and Sabrina Nanji, Founder of Queen’s Park Observer.
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Ontario Election 2022: Ontario Liberals Release Their Environment Plan
May 6, 2022
On Tuesday May 3rd, the Ontario Liberal Party released the Ontario Liberal Plan to Protect the Environment – a plank of their election platform. We anticipate the release of their full platform in the coming days.
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#ONelxn2022 Series: Media & Elections: You Can’t Have One Without the Other
May 3, 2022
Colleen Ryan, Communications Practice Lead, breaks down the media's influence on the upcoming Ontario election.
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NDP Releases Full Platform Ahead of Election Campaign
April 28, 2022
On Monday, the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) unveiled their campaign platform, “Strong. Ready. Working For You.” making it the first party out of the gate to release its platform for the 2022 election. The platform touches on many of the issues deemed as priority by Ontarians over the last four years. An alternative viewpoint is that the platform has something for everyone.
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Ontario Budget 2022 Analysis: The Campaign (Un)Officially Begins
April 28, 2022
This afternoon the Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy, Ontario’s Minister of Finance, delivered what is billed as Ontario’s 2022-2023 Budget; but in reality, it serves as the basis of the Ontario PC Party’s campaign platform. Titled “Ontario’s Plan to Build”, the 241-page document is broken down into five sections (excluding the fiscally-focused chapters)
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#ONelxn2022 Series: The Impact on Municipalities and Why It Matters
April 18, 2022
With all eyes on the provincial election in June, the Ontario municipal elections can easily be overlooked, although they are only 189 days away (as of April 18, 2022). The two election cycles are deeply intertwined and provincial campaign promises, issues picked-up in the press, and particularly the final election results on June 2, 2022, will all impact Ontario’s municipalities and influence voters this fall.
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