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The 1967 Ontario general election was held on October 17, 1967, to elect the 117 members of the 28th Legislative Assembly of Ontario (Members of Provincial Parliament, or "MPPs") of the Province of Ontario, Canada.

1967 Ontario general election

← 1963 October 17, 1967 1971 →

117 seats in the 28th Legislative Assembly of Ontario
59 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  John Robarts, Premier of Ontario.jpg Robert Nixon-c1971.jpg Donald C. Macdonald crop.JPG
Leader John Robarts Robert Nixon Donald C. MacDonald
Party Progressive Conservative Liberal New Democratic
Leader since October 25, 1961 January 6, 1967 November 21, 1953
Leader's seat London North Brant York South
Last election 77 24 7
Seats won 69 28 20
Seat change Decrease8 Increase4 Increase13
Percentage 42.3% 31.6% 25.9%
Swing Decrease6.6pp Decrease3.7pp Increase10.4pp

Premier before election

John Robarts
Progressive Conservative


John Robarts
Progressive Conservative

28th Legislature

The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, led by John Robarts, won an eighth consecutive term in office, and maintained its majority in the legislature despite losing eight seats from its result in the previous election.

The Ontario Liberal Party, led by Robert Nixon, increased its caucus from 24 to 28 members, and continued in the role of official opposition. T. Patrick Reid of Rainy River was elected as a Liberal-Labour MPP. He replaced Robert Gibson, the late MPP for Kenora as the legislature's sole Liberal-Labour MPP.

The social democratic Ontario New Democratic Party, led by Donald C. MacDonald, increased its caucus in the legislature from 7 members to 20.


  Party Leader 1963 Elected % change Popular vote
% change
  Progressive Conservative John Robarts 77 69 -10.4% 42.3% -6.6%
  Liberal Robert Nixon 23 27 +17.4% 31.6% -3.7%
  Liberal-Labour 1 1 -
  New Democratic Donald C. MacDonald 7 20 +186% 25.9% +10.4%
Total Seats 108 117 +8.3% 100%  

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