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Amanda Simard wins Ontario election 2018

Posted on 8th June 2018 by monlimoges in Limoges & Forest,Village of Limoges

electionsAmanda Simard has been elected the Member of Provincial Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, the district that includes Village Limoges. Simard of the PC Party of Ontario won the election by more than 4,500 votes.

According to Elections Ontario, the PC Party of Ontario’s Amanda Simard won 19,952 votes (40.1%) compared to the Ontario Liberal Party’s Pierre Leroux who won 15,409 votes (31.7%). Ontario NDP’s Bonnie Jean-Louis won 10,610 votes, Green Party’s Daniel Bruce Reid won 1,427 votes, Ontario’s Joel Charbonneau won 755 votes, and Libertarian’s Darcy Neal Donnelly won 537 votes.

From votes placed at the Limoges Community Centre on June 7 (Poll no. 012), Simard won 851 votes (45.3%), Leroux 526 votes (28%), Jean-Louis 404 votes, Reid 59 votes, Charbonneau 28 votes, and Donnelly nine votes.

The Limoges poll station featured the fifth largest voter turnout in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell on June 7 with 1,877 votes. That total trailed votes placed at stations no. 8 at Rockland District High School (4,722 votes), no. 10 at Embrun’s Chevaliers de Colomb (3,609 votes), no. 4 at Russell Fire Hall (3,074 votes) and no. 17 at Casselman’s Académie de la Seigneurie (2,008 votes).

Again in 2018, advance polling was unfortunately not available in the Village of Limoges.

Provincial elections are scheduled every four years. During a provincial election, voters elect a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) to represent the region in the Legislative Assembly. There were 124 electoral districts in Ontario, which are sometimes also called “ridings.” Each electoral district has an elected MPP who speaks for region and everyone who lives in that electoral district. When all the MPPs meet in the Legislative Assembly, they make the laws that govern Ontario.