May 27, 2014 3:56 pm

Ontario election 2014: Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry riding

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On June 12, voters head to the polls in the 2014 Ontario election. Learn more about the candidates and political history of the riding of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.

Candidates

Liberals: John Earle
Progressive Conservatives: Jim McDonell*
NDP: Elaine MacDonald
Green:  Sharron Norman

Geography

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The easternmost of the ridings bordering the St. Lawrence River, this district stretches from the Quebec border to just west of Iroquois. Cornwall is the largest population centre by far.

History

With no incumbent running, the Tories took this seat over from the Liberals in 2011, with Jim McDonell defeating the Liberal nominee by over 13,000 votes. Prior to that, Liberal MPP Jim Brownell had held a seat in the region since 2003.

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By the numbers

French is the first language of 20.4% of people in this riding, the fifth-highest number in Ontario. 81.3% are third generation Canadians or older, the seventh-highest number in the province. The Tories have polled best in the western, less-French portion of this riding, while the Liberals and NDP have done very well in Cornwall.

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Riding in a tweet

Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry is a rural riding that has voted Liberal in the past but is unlikely to this time around.

Poll-level results, 2011: Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry »

Poll-level results, 2011: Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry

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