Just in case you haven’t noticed the array of signs throughout the city, the plethora of literature showing up in your mailbox, or the smiling candidates knocking at your door: the Ontario election is fast approaching.
The 42nd Ontario election will take place on Thursday, Jun. 7, and here in our riding, five candidates are vying to represent Kingston and the Islands as our Member of Provincial Parliament. Incumbent MPP Sophie Kiwala is once again running for the Liberal Party; Robert Kiley has returned as our Green Party candidate; Ian Arthur is running as our New Democratic candidate; former Kingston mayor Gary Bennett is running for the Progressive Conservative Party; and Andre Imbeault has emerged as our Trillium Party candidate.
Across the province, the election is making headlines for many reasons, with early polls indicating a tight race that should be interesting to take in. Here in Kingston, the competition seems equally as intense, with all candidates running solid, active campaigns. With only a few days left until election day, we here at Kingstonist want to know:
If you were to vote in the provincial election today, would you be most likely to vote for:
- Ian Arthur - NDP (49%, 542 Votes)
- Gary Bennett - PC (22%, 239 Votes)
- Sophie Kiwala - Liberal (20%, 219 Votes)
- Robert Kiley - Green (9%, 96 Votes)
- Andre Imbeault - Trillium (1%, 9 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,105