The 41st Legislative Assembly of Ontario was a legislature of the government of the province of Ontario, Canada. The membership was set by the 2014 Ontario general election. The 41st parliament of Ontario was dissolved on May 8, 2018.
|41st Parliament of Ontario|
|July 2, 2014 – May 8, 2018|
|Premier||Hon. Kathleen Wynne|
February 11, 2013 – June 29, 2018
|Leader of the|
July 2, 2014 – September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015 – January 25, 2018
January 25, 2018 – June 29, 2018
|Opposition||Progressive Conservative Party|
|Recognized||New Democratic Party|
|Speaker of the|
|Hon. Dave Levac|
November 21, 2011 – May 8, 2018
|Hon. Yasir Naqvi|
June 24, 2014 – June 29, 2018
July 2, 2014 – September 10, 2015
September 10, 2015 – June 29, 2018
|Members||107 MPP seats|
February 6, 1952 – present
September 5, 2007 – September 23, 2014
September 23, 2014 – present
July 2, 2014 – September 8, 2016
September 12, 2016 – March 15, 2018
March 19, 2018 – May 8, 2018
The Official Opposition was the Progressive Conservative Party led by Vic Fedeli, and the third party was the New Democratic Party, led by Andrea Horwath. At dissolution the Trillium Party had one MPP, Jack MacLaren, but lacked official party status so MacLaren was officially considered an independent by the legislature.
Timeline of the 41st Parliament of OntarioEdit
The following notable events occurred during the 2014-2018 period:
- July 2, 2014 : The 41st Parliament of Ontario begin its first session. Jim Wilson becomes Leader of the Opposition after being chosen interim leader of the Progressive Conservatives. Dave Levac, member from Brant was re-elected as the speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
- July 3, 2014 : Lieutenant Governor David Onley addresses the speech from the throne for the last time as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, beginning the first session.
- September 23, 2014 : Elizabeth Dowdeswell sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, making the top three of the Order of precedence in Ontario all female for the very first time in the history.
- November 21, 2014 : Joe Cimino, the MPP representing Sudbury resigned his seat.
- February 5, 2015 : The former MP Glenn Thibeault was elected as a Liberal MPP in Sudbury, replacing Joe Cimino.
- August 1, 2015 : PC MPP Garfield Dunlop (Simcoe North) resigns in order to allow PC leader Patrick Brown to run for a seat in the legislature.
- August 28, 2015 : PC MPP Christine Elliott (Whitby-Oshawa) resigns her seat.
- September 3, 2015: In a by-election, PC leader Patrick Brown is elected the MPP for Simcoe North
- February 11, 2016: Lorne Coe elected PC MPP for Whitby-Oshawa in a by-election.
- March 23, 2016: Liberal MPP Bas Balkissoon (Scarborough—Rouge River) resigns his seat.
- June 30, 2016: Liberal MPP Madeleine Meilleur (Ottawa—Vanier) resigns her seat.
- September 1, 2016: Raymond Cho wins the Scarborough—Rouge River by-election for the PC's, taking away the seat from the Liberals.
- September 8, 2016: Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell accepts the advice of Premier Kathleen Wynne to briefly prorogue the Legislature, ending the first session.
- September 12, 2016: Beginning of the second session with the Speech from the Throne.
- September 16, 2016: PC MPP Tim Hudak (Niagara West—Glanbrook) resigns his seat.
- November 17, 2016: By-elections are held in Ottawa—Vanier (won by Liberal Nathalie Des Rosiers) and Niagara West—Glanbrook (won by PC Sam Oosterhoff). Oosterhoff was 19 years old at the time and became the youngest Ontario MPP in history.
- January 1, 2017: David Orazietti (Liberal, Sault Ste. Marie) resigns his seat to take a senior position at Sault College.
- May 28, 2017: Carleton—Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren is removed from the PC party caucus by Patrick Brown after a 2012 video including controversial remarks about Franco-Ontarians becomes public. By the afternoon of May 28, MacLaren announced on Twitter that he had joined the minor right-wing Trillium Party of Ontario.
- June 1, 2017: Progressive Conservative Ross Romano wins the Sault Ste. Marie by-election taking the seat formerly held by Liberal David Orazietti.
- July 31, 2017: Glen Murray (Liberal, Toronto Centre) announces resignation effective September 1, 2017 to join the Pembina Institute as executive director.
- October 20, 2017: Jagmeet Singh (NDP, Bramalea—Gore—Malton) resigns his seat after being elected leader of the federal NDP.
- December 31, 2017: Cheri DiNovo (NDP, Parkdale—High Park) resigns her seat.
- January 25, 2018: Patrick Brown resigns as PC leader after being accused of sexual misconduct by two women.
- January 26, 2018: Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli is elected interim PC by caucus members.
- February 16, 2018: Former PC leader Patrick Brown (Simcoe North) is ejected from the PC caucus.
- February 26, 2018: Eric Hoskins (St. Paul's) resigns as Minister of Health and his seat in the legislature to accept a federal appointment.
- March 15, 2018: Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell accepts the advice of Premier Kathleen Wynne to briefly prorogue the Legislature, ending the second session.
- March 19, 2018: Beginning of the third session with the Speech from the Throne.
- April 9: PC Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris is removed from his party's caucus over text messages "of a sexual nature" to a former intern. He was removed 3 days after the party barred him from running as a PC candidate and 2 days following his own announcement saying he would not seek re-election due to health issues.
- May 8, 2018: The 41st parliament of Ontario was dissolved by lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, a provincial election will be held on June 7, 2018
Summary of seat changesEdit
|Sudbury||November 20, 2014||Joe Cimino||█ New Democratic||Resignation||February 5, 2015||Glenn Thibeault||█ Liberal|
|Simcoe North||August 1, 2015||Garfield Dunlop||█ PC||Resignation||September 3, 2015||Patrick Brown||█ PC|
|Whitby—Oshawa||August 28, 2015||Christine Elliott||█ PC||Resignation||February 11, 2016||Lorne Coe||█ PC|
|Scarborough—Rouge River||March 22, 2016||Bas Balkissoon||█ Liberal||Resignation||September 1, 2016||Raymond Cho||█ PC|
|Ottawa—Vanier||June 30, 2016||Madeleine Meilleur||█ Liberal||Resignation||November 17, 2016||Nathalie Des Rosiers||█ Liberal|
|Niagara West—Glanbrook||September 16, 2016||Tim Hudak||█ PC||Resignation||November 17, 2016||Sam Oosterhoff||█ PC|
|Sault Ste. Marie||December 31, 2016||David Orazietti||█ Liberal||Resignation||June 1, 2017||Ross Romano||█ PC|
|Carleton—Mississippi Mills||May 28, 2017||Jack MacLaren||█ PC||Expulsion||█ Trillium|
|Toronto Centre||September 1, 2017||Glen Murray||█ Liberal||Resignation||█ Vacant|
|Bramalea—Gore—Malton||October 20, 2017||Jagmeet Singh||█ New Democratic||Resignation||█ Vacant|
|Parkdale—High Park||December 31, 2017||Cheri DiNovo||█ New Democratic||Resignation||█ Vacant|
|Simcoe North||February 16, 2018||Patrick Brown||█ PC||Expulsion||█ Independent|
|St. Paul's||February 26, 2018||Eric Hoskins||█ Liberal||Resignation||█ Vacant|
|Kitchener-Conestoga||April 9, 2018||Michael Harris||█ PC||Expulsion||█ Independent|
Party standings at dissolutionEdit
|Progressive Conservative||Doug Ford||Vic Fedeli|
|New Democratic||Andrea Horwath|
|Trillium||Bob Yaciuk||Jack MacLaren (de facto)|
Officeholders in the Legislature at dissolution on May 8, 2018.
Other Chair occupantsEdit
- Deputy Speaker and Chair of the Committee of the Whole: Soo Wong (Liberal)
- Premier of Ontario: Hon. Kathleen Wynne (Liberal)
- Leader of the Opposition: Vic Fedeli (Progressive Conservative)
- Leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party: Andrea Horwath
- Government House Leader: Hon. Yasir Naqvi
- Opposition House Leader: Jim Wilson
- NDP House Leader: Gilles Bisson
|Number of members
per party by date
|Jun 12||Nov 20||Feb 5||Aug 1||Aug 28||Sep 3||Feb 11||Mar 22||Jun 30||Sep 1||Sep 16||Nov 17||Jan 1||May 28||Jun 1||Sep 1||Oct 20||Dec 31||Feb 16||Feb 26||Apr 9|
|Party||2014||Gain/(loss) due to||2018|
|Resignation||By-election hold||By-election gain||Expulsion|
- Jones, Allison (May 29, 2017). "Ontario MPP Jack MacLaren questions official reason for his removal from PC caucus". Global News. The Canadian Press. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
He is now technically sitting as an independent, since the Trillium party doesn't have official party status.
- Brown, Patrick (2015-05-10). "Patrick Brown wins Ontario PC leadership race". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-03-28.
- "Tory Lorne Coe wins Whitby-Oshawa byelection". Toronto Star. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
- The Canadian Press (March 22, 2016). "Liberal Bas Balkissoon resigns his Scarborough-Rouge River seat in legislature". CBC News. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
- "Throne Speech Announced for September 12, 2016". Newsroom. Government of Ontario. September 8, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- Benzie, Robert; Ferguson, Rob (September 12, 2016). "Kathleen Wynne announces 8 per cent tax cut from hydro bills in throne speech". Toronto Star. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- The Canadian Press (November 17, 2016). "Youngest ever MPP elected in Niagara byelection on Thursday". Citynews.ca. Rogers Digital Media. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
- "Ottawa-area MPP Jack MacLaren expelled from PC caucus". CBC News. May 28, 2017. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
Hours after being expelled, however, MacLaren issued a statement on Twitter announcing he had joined the Trillium Party of Ontario 'after months of deliberation and discussion with my constituents.'
- McCarthy, Shawn (July 31, 2017). "Environment Minister Glen Murray resigns from Kathleen Wynne's cabinet". The Globe and Mail.
- "PC Party of Ontario – for the People". Archived from the original on 2018-01-25. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
- "Vic Fedeli chosen as interim leader of Ontario PCs with election looming". CBC News. January 26, 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
- Fox, Chris (February 16, 2018). "Patrick Brown removed from PC Caucus as audio of his resignation leaked online". CP24. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
- Grant, Kelly; Giovannetti, Justin (February 26, 2018). "Eric Hoskins resigns as Ontario Health Minister to lead national pharmacare project". The Globe and Mail.
- "Throne Speech Announced for March 19, 2018". Newsroom. Government of Ontario. March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- 570 NEWS - Kitchener [@570NEWS] (April 9, 2018). "JUST IN: Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris removed from @OntarioPCParty caucus, also DQed from running in June election for PCs, due to a complaint filed by a former intern regarding series of text messages "of a sexual nature."" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Ontario PC party removes Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris from caucus". cbc.ca. April 9, 2018.
- "Joe Cimino, Rookie Sudbury NDP MPP, Resigns After 5 Months". The Huffington Post Canada. November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
- "Liberal Glenn Thibeault wins Sudbury byelection". CBC News. February 5, 2015. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
- "David Reevely on Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
- "Tim Hudak to step down as MPP, will take reins of Ontario Real Estate Association". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
- "Mike Wise on Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
- Jones, Allison (16 December 2016). "Ontario cabinet minister David Orazietti quits". ctvnews.ca. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
- "Progressive Conservatives win Sault Ste. Marie provincial byelection". CBC News. May 31, 2017.
- "Wynne says Glen Murray quitting isn't 'vote of non-confidence'". Toronto Sun. July 31, 2017.
- "Jagmeet Singh resigns seat in Ontario legislature after winning federal NDP leadership". The Globe and Mail. The Canadian Press. October 20, 2017. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
- Rushowy, Kristin (September 20, 2017). "'Radical reverend' NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo is leaving politics for the church". Toronto Star. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
- McLauchlin, Amara (February 16, 2018). "Ex-leader Patrick Brown expelled from Ontario PC caucus". CBC News. Toronto. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
- "Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins to chair newly created federal pharmacare committee". CBC Health. CBC.
- "Ontario PC party removes Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris from caucus". cbc.ca. April 9, 2018.
- CBC.ca OntarioVotes2007
- "Ford 'the boss': Fedeli". Sudbury Star. Postmedia Network. March 11, 2018. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
Fedeli, who has served as interim party leader since the resignation of Patrick Brown amid allegations of sexual misconduct several weeks ago, will remain opposition leader for parliamentary purposes because Ford does not have a seat in the Ontario legislature
- "Jagmeet Singh quits as MPP for Bramalea-Gore-Malton". thestar.com. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
- "Andrea Horwath slams Kathleen Wynne for not calling a Toronto Centre byelection". thestar.com. Retrieved October 18, 2014.