Ontario Provincial Election Results since 1867
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Election Results - Ontario since 1867
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Elections highlighted in yellow yielded particularly disproportionate resultsProgressive ConservativeLiberalLabour / CCF / NDPGreensProgressives & United FarmersIndependent / Other
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YearIncoming PremierMinority or Majority?If majority, true or false?Gallagher indexResults and other NotesTotal seatsSeats% Votes% SeatsSeats% Votes% SeatsSeats% Votes% SeatsSeats% Votes% SeatsSeats% Votes% SeatsSeats% Votes% SeatsOther parties winning seats
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1867John Sandfield MacDonaldCoalitionn.a. % votes by party not available. Voter eligibility = only 13% of the population at this time.8241n.a.50.041n.a.50.00n.a.0.0
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1871Edward BlakeMajorityn.a. % votes by party not available8238n.a.46.343n.a.52.41n.a.1.21 Cons.-Lib.
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1875Oliver MowatMajorityn.a. % votes by party not available8834n.a.38.650n.a.56.84n.a.4.52 Cons. Ind., 1 Lib.-Cons., 1 Liberal Ind.
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1879Oliver MowatMajorityn.a. % votes by party not available8829n.a.33.057n.a.64.82n.a.2.32 Cons. independents
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1883Oliver MowatMajorityn.a. % votes by party not available8837n.a.42.048n.a.54.53n.a.3.42 Lib independents, 1 Independent
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1886Oliver MowatMajorityn.a. % votes by party not available9032n.a.35.657n.a.63.31n.a.1.11 Independent
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1890Oliver MowatMajorityn.a. % votes by party not available9134n.a.37.453n.a.58.24n.a.4.44 Equal Rights Party (2 Liberal ERP and 2 Conservative ERP)
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1894Oliver MowatMinorityn.a. % votes by party not available9423n.a.24.545n.a.47.926n.a.27.7Other includes those running under the Patrons of Industry banner (of which 12 our of 16 Liberal PAI) and the Protestant Protection Association (of which 6 out of 9 Conservative PPA)
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1898Arthur HardyMajorityn.a. % votes by party not available9442n.a.44.751n.a.54.31n.a.1.1Independent
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1902Sir George William RossMajorityn.a. % votes by party not available9848n.a.49.050n.a.51.0--------0n.a.0.0
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1905Sir James WhitneyMajorityn.a. % votes by party not available9869n.a.70.429n.a.29.6--------0n.a.0.0
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1908Sir James WhitneyMajorityn.a. % votes by party not available10686n.a.81.119n.a.17.91n.a.0.9------0n.a.0.0
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1911Sir James WhitneyMajorityn.a. % votes by party not available10683n.a.78.322n.a.20.81n.a.0.9------0n.a.0.0
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1914Sir James WhitneyMajorityTRUE18.29Oversized Conservative majority1118455.375.72638.623.411.30.9------04.80.0
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1919Ernest DruryMinority Coalition16.24Razor-thin majority Coalition formed by United Farmers and Labour with 58 seat together in the end and only 33.3% of the vote1112534.922.52926.926.11111.69.9---4521.740.514.90.9Other = Soldier
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1923Howard FergusonMajorityFALSE14.77Conservative majority1117549.867.61421.812.644.73.6---1720.915.312.80.9Other - Independent
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1926Howard FergusonMajorityTRUE9.56Conservative majority1127257.664.31524.613.411.30.9---139.511.6117.09.88 Liberal Prog or Ind, 2 Cons. Ind and 1 Prog Ind.
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1929Howard FergusonMajorityTRUE21.38Oversized Conservative majority1129058.880.41332.811.611.30.9---54.74.532.42.72 Cons. Ind and 1 Liberal Prog
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1934Mitchell HepburnMajorityTRUE21.76Oversized Liberal majority901739.818.96550.472.227.02.2---10.51.152.35.6Includes 4 Liberal Progressives who joined coalition with Liberals
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1937Mitchell HepburnMajorityTRUE18.24Oversized Liberal majority902340.025.66551.672.205.60.0---11.41.111.41.11 Independent
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1943George A. DrewMinority 12.13Conservative minority
Note dramatic drop in Liberal share of the vote with the rise of the CCF in 1943.
903835.742.21531.216.73431.737.8------31.43.31 Liberal Independent and 2 Labour Progressive
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1945George A. DrewMajorityFALSE24.80Oversized Conservative false majority906644.373.31429.815.6822.48.9------23.52.2Other = Labor-Progressive
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1948George A. DrewMajorityFALSE16.11Conservative false majority905341.558.91429.815.62127.023.3------21.72.2Other = Labor-Progressive
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1951Leslie FrostMajorityFALSE34.20Oversized Conservative false majority907948.587.8831.58.9219.12.2------10.91.1Other = Labor-Progressive
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1955Leslie FrostMajorityFALSE31.45Oversized Conservative false majority988348.584.71133.311.2316.53.1------11.71.0Other = PC Independent
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1959Leslie FrostMajorityFALSE22.57Oversized Conservative false majority987146.372.42236.622.4516.75.1------00.40.0
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1963John RobartsMajorityFALSE19.42Oversized Conservative false majority1087748.971.32435.322.2715.56.5------00.30.0
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1967John RobartsMajorityFALSE14.39Conservative majority1176942.359.02831.623.92025.917.1------00.20.0
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1971Bill DavisMajorityFALSE19.03Oversized Conservative false majority. 1177844.566.72027.817.11927.116.2------00.60.0
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1975Bill DavisMinority 5.37 Conservative minority1255136.140.83634.328.83828.430.4------01.20.0
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1977Bill DavisMinority5.77 Conservative minority1255839.746.43431.527.23328.026.4------00.80.0
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1981Bill DavisMajorityFALSE9.90Conservative false majority 1257044.456.03433.727.22121.116.8------00.80.0
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1985David PetersonMinority 4.32Liberal minority1255237.041.64837.938.42523.820.000.10.0---01.20.0
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1987David PetersonMajorityFALSE21.80Oversized Liberal majority1301625.712.39547.373.11924.714.600.10.0---02.20.0
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1990Bob RaeMajorityFALSE15.76NDP wins majority with only 37.6% of the vote under Bob Rae1302023.515.43632.427.77437.656.900.60.0---05.90.0
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1995Mike HarrisMajorityFALSE15.18First of two majority governments under Mike Harris1308244.863.13031.123.11720.613.100.40.0---13.10.81 Independent
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1999Mike HarrisMajorityFALSE10.04Conservative majority
(Liberals shut out of power three elections in a row, not to mention from 1943 to 1981. In 2001, Opposition leader Dalton McGuinty proposes electoral reform. )
1035945.157.33539.934.0912.68.700.70.0---01.70.0
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2003Dalton McGuintyMajorityFALSE19.40Landslide Liberal majority - 70% of the seats with 46% of the vote. NDP left one short of official party status. 1032434.623.37246.469.9714.76.802.80.0---01.50.0
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2007Dalton McGuintyMajorityFALSE19.41Inflated Liberal majority
2007 referendum on electoral reform held concurrently with election fails with 36.8% yes for MMP
1072631.624.37142.366.41016.89.308.00.0---01.30.0
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2011Dalton McGuintyMinority9.93Liberals minority
NDP makes no effort to introduce electoral reform
1073735.534.65337.749.51722.715.902.90.0---01.20.0
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2014Kathleen WynneMajorityFALSE12.43Liberal false majority1072831.326.25838.754.22123.819.604.80.0---01.40.0
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2018Doug FordMajorityFALSE17.96Conservative false majority
Liberals get 20% of the vote but lose official party status.
1247640.561.3719.65.64033.632.314.60.8---01.70.0
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Totals since 1867
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Minorities6
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Majorities34
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Coalitions2
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Total since 186742
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Totals since 1943 (last 75 years)
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Minorities since 19435
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Majorities since 194317all false majorities
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Total since 194322
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