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Ontario’s First Provincially Elected Green a Sign of Change — The Tyee

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Ontario’s First Provincially Elected Green a Sign of Change — The Tyee

by Devon Rowcliffe

While the main headline from Thursday’s Ontario provincial election was a majority government for the Progressive Conservatives and their populist leader Doug Ford, there was another intriguing development: the Green Party of Ontario winning its first seat. It was an emphatic victory, with party leader Mike Schreiner earning more than twice as many votes as the runner-up in Guelph, despite opinion polls predicting a tight local race.

The Greens’ initial seat in Ontario marks a Canadian first in two regards...

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