The Conservative banner will fly again in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes Brock as Jamie Schmale earned another decisive victory in the rural riding.
Schmale garnered nearly 50 per cent of the riding, improving upon his 44.8 per cent showing in the 2015 election. He easily topped Liberal candidate Judi Forbes and the NDP’s Barbara Doyle.
Other candidates included the Green Party’s Elizabeth Green and Gene Balfour of the People’s Party of Canada.
The riding includes City of Kawartha Lakes, Cavan-Monaghan Township, Haliburton County and the Township of Brock.
Created in 1966 as Victoria-Haliburton, the riding initially consisted of parts of Victoria, Peterborough and Hastings-Frontenac. The riding in the 1970s to the 1990s went through several boundary changes. Its name was changed in 1998 to Haliburton-Victoria-Brock and then to Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock in 2003 when Victoria County became part of the newly amalgamated City of Kawartha Lakes. In 2013, the federal riding’s boundaries were changed to remove the Municipality of Trent Lakes and North Kawartha Township.