Transcript: Ontario Votes 2018: Election Night | Jun 07, 2018

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Steve sits in the studio. He's slim, clean-shaven, in his fifties, with short curly brown hair. He's wearing a gray suit, white shirt, and spotted blue tie.

A wall screen behind him reads "Ontario 2018 Election."

Steve says UNPRECEDENTED, UNPREDICTABLE,
UNBELIEVABLE.
THIS INEVITABLY HISTORIC ONTARIO
ELECTION CULMINATES TONIGHT.
WE'LL HAVE GAVEL-TO-GAVEL
COVERAGE OF ALL THE RACES, RIGHT
UP TO THE SPEECH FROM THE WINNER
STARTING NOW ON
THE AGENDA.

The opening sequence plays and an animated graph reads "The Agenda, with Steve Paikin."

Steve sits in the studio as a caption appears. It reads "Ontario votes 2018: Election night. @spaikin, @theagenda."

Then, it changes to "Ontario 2018 Election."

Steve says GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.
I'M STEVE PAIKIN, AND WE ARE
DELIGHTED THAT YOU'VE CHOSEN TO
BE WITH TVO TONIGHT FOR THIS
2018 ONTARIO GENERAL ELECTION.
IT IS THE 42ND ELECTION IN
ONTARIO HISTORY.
KEEP IT HERE ALL NIGHT LONG
BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THE
MOST UP-TO-THE-MOMENT RESULTS.
WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THE BEST
ANALYSIS.
I CAN LET YOU IN ON A LITTLE
SECRET.
EVERY TV CHANNEL GETS ITS
INFORMATION FROM THE SAME PLACE,
FROM ELECTIONS ONTARIO.
SO, WE'RE ALL GETTING THE
NUMBERS AT THE SAME TIME.
WHAT'S GOING TO MAKE US,
I THINK, BETTER AND WORTH YOUR
TIME, IS THAT WE'VE GOT THE BEST
ANALYSTS IN THE BUSINESS HERE
TONIGHT.
SO, LET US SHOW YOU WHAT WE'VE
GOT IN STORE FOR YOU THIS
EVENING.
WE ARE GOING TO HAVE FOUR OF THE
TOP POLITICAL PROS, A TON OF
LEGISLATIVE EXPERIENCE GOING TO
BE SITTING AROUND THIS TABLE BY
THE TIME THIS NIGHT GOES ON.
WE'VE ALSO GOT A GUY JOINING US
TONIGHT WHO'S ONLY GOT 50 YEARS'
EXPERIENCE IN BROADCAST
JOURNALISM, WHO HAS SEEN AN
ELECTION OR TWO, THAT'S ROBERT
FISHER.

Robert is in his seventies, clean-shaven, with short white hair. He's wearing glasses, a gray suit, white shirt, and patterned gray tie.

Steve continues HE'LL BE JOINING US TONIGHT WITH
HIS COMMENTARY, AS WELL.
WE GO ACROSS TO THE RETURNS PIT,
WHERE NAM KIWANUKA HAS ASSEMBLED
ALL OF THE ONTARIO HUBSTERS
FROM NEAR AND FAR, AND WE WILL
BE ABLE TO BRING YOU ALL OF THAT
ANALYSIS FROM ACROSS THE
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.

A quick shot shows Nam Kiwanuka standing in a room smiling, as six people sit behind her using laptop computers.
Nam is in her early forties, with shoulder length curly brown hair. She's wearing glasses and a gray blazer over a flowery red blouse.

Steve continues WHO ELSE IS IN THE HOUSE?
POLLY IS IN THE HOUSE.
IF YOU'VE BEEN FOLLOWING OUR
BROADCASTS, YOU WILL KNOW THAT
POLLY IS THE ARTIFICIAL
INTELLIGENCE THAT ERIN KELLY,
THE CEO FROM ADVANCED SYMBOLICS
INC. HAS BEEN INTRODUCING TO US.

Erin stands in the studio. She's in her forties, with shoulder-length wavy blond hair. She's wearing a black blazer over a white blouse.

Steve continues POLLY'S NOT ALLOWED TO SAY UNTIL
9 O'CLOCK, UNTIL THE POLLS ARE
CLOSED, WHO'S GOING TO WIN THIS
ELECTION AND HOW, BUT WE WILL
GIVE YOU ALL OF THAT ANALYSIS
AS WE WERE ABLE.
WE WANT TO TELL YOU, AS WELL,
THAT OUR PRODUCERS ARE ACROSS
THE PROVINCE, LIVE-TWEETING
RETURNS FROM THE MAJOR PARTY
HEADQUARTERS.
WE ARE, OF COURSE, ON AIR ON
TVO, AND WE HOPE YOU'LL WATCH US
ON TELEVISION, BUT IF FOR
WHATEVER REASON YOU HAVE TO
LEAVE YOUR TV SET TONIGHT, WE'VE
GOT YOU COVERED, DON'T WORRY.
YOU CAN DIAL US UP, WE'VE GOT A
LIVESTREAM ON TWITTER AT
TWITTER.COM/THEAGENDA.
YOU CAN GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
FOR
THE AGENDA,
OR OUR OWN TVO
WEBSITE.
THAT'S TVO.ORG/ONTARIOELECTION.
WHETHER YOU'RE AT HOME WATCHING
IT ON TV, OR WHETHER YOU GOT TO
GO OUT, THERE'S NO EXCUSE.
THERE'S NO EXCUSE FOR NOT HAVING
TVO ON TONIGHT, EITHER ON-AIR
OR ONLINE.
COMMERCIAL-FREE, REMEMBER?
WE'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE.
WE'RE HERE UNTIL THE WINNER
SPEAKS.
OKAY, LET'S DO, JUST BECAUSE.
JUST BECAUSE WE'RE TVO, THIS IS
GOING TO BE A CLASSICALLY
Hashtag ONPOLI NERD MOMENT FOR YOU
COMING UP, BECAUSE WE WANT TO
PUT THIS ELECTION, THE 2018
CAMPAIGN, INTO SOME KIND OF
HISTORICAL CONTEXT.
AND TO DO THAT, THE NUMBER 3 IS
GOING TO BE OF INTEREST FOR THE
NEXT FEW MINUTES.
WHAT DO I MEAN BY THAT?
WELL, HERE WE GO.
IN THE LAST 50 YEARS, ONLY TWO
ROOKIE LEADERS HAVE WON THEIR
FIRST ELECTIONS, UNAMBIGUOUS
VICTORIES.
LET'S SHOW THE PICTURES.

The caption changes to "Time for a history lesson."

A black and white picture shows a clean-shaven man in his forties hugging two short-haired girls.

Steve continues BILL DAVIS IN 1971, THERE'S MR.
DAVIS GETTING A KISS FROM BOTH
DAUGHTERS AFTER HIS VICTORIOUS
'71 ELECTION.
AND WHO WAS THE OTHER ROOKIE
LEADER TO WIN?
YES, INDEED, KATHLEEN WYNNE,
JUST FOUR YEARS AGO.

A colour picture shows Kathleen Wynne smiling as she spreads out her arms victoriously on a stage.

Steve continues IN THE LAST MORE THAN 100 YEARS,
EVERY PREMIER WHO WON AN
ELECTION WON RE-ELECTION, EXCEPT
FOR TWO.
THE TWO WHO DIDN'T WIN
RE-ELECTION WERE BOB RAE, WON
IN 1990 BUT LOST IN '95.

A colour picture shows blond Bob Rae standing behind a lectern, waving.

Steve continues AND GO WAY, WAY BACK.
ERNEST DRURY, WHO WON FOR THE
UNITED FARMERS OF ONTARIO IN
1919, BUT THEN LOST THE
FOLLOWING ELECTION IN '23.

A fuzzy black and white portrait shows a clean-shaven man in a suit.

Steve continues EVERY PREMIER... WE SAID NUMBER
3 WAS GOING TO BE INTERESTING
TONIGHT... THE THIRD WILL BE
KATHLEEN WYNNE.
SHE HAS ALREADY ACKNOWLEDGED SHE
WILL NOT WIN THE PREMIERSHIP, SO
IT'LL BE ONE ELECTION AND OUT
FOR HER.

A picture shows Kathleen Wynne in a red blazer, smiling.

Steve continues HERE'S WHAT ELSE WE CAN TELL YOU.
THIS IS THE 42ND GENERAL
ELECTION IN THE PROVINCE.
OF THE PREVIOUS 41, THE TORIES
HAVE WON 22, THE LIBERALS HAVE
WON 17.
ONLY TWO OTHERS WERE WON BY A
NON-LIBERAL, NON-TORY PARTY.
THEY ARE, YES, BOB RAE IN 1990,
AND THE AFOREMENTIONED ERNEST
DRURY.

A newspaper cover pops up briefly with the headline "New Democrats win."
Then, a picture shows Ernest Drury standing behind a desk.
Then, a colour picture shows Andrea Horwath smiling.

Steve continues IF ANDREA HORWATH WINS THE
ELECTION TONIGHT, SHE WILL BE
THE THIRD.
WHEN'S THE LAST TIME THE
LIBERALS CAME THIRD?
'CAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO TONIGHT,
EVERYBODY SEEMS TO KNOW THAT.
THE LAST TIME WAS 43 YEARS AGO.
YOU GOT TO GO ALL THE WAY BACK
TO 1975, THE LAST TIME THE
LIBERALS CAME THIRD, AND LET'S
SHOW THAT PICTURE OF THE TRIO
IN THAT ELECTION.

A black and white picture shows three young, clean-shaven men in suits, smiling.

Steve continues THERE'S BOB NIXON, WHO WAS THE
LIBERAL LEADER IN '75, STEPHEN
LEWIS, THE NDP LEADER TO THE
LEFT OF THE SHOT.
BILL DAVIS, OF COURSE, THE
EVENTUAL VICTOR OF THAT ELECTION
TO THE RIGHT OF THE SHOT, BUT
BOB NIXON, WHO'S STILL HANGING
TOUGH, 89 YEARS OLD, LIVING IN
PARIS, ONTARIO.
HE WAS THE LAST PERSON TO LEAD
THE LIBERALS TO A THIRD-PLACE
FINISH.
INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, HE GOT THE
SECOND-MOST VOTES IN THAT
ELECTION, BUT BECAUSE OF THE
SPLITS, HE CAME THIRD.
KATHLEEN WYNNE WILL SURELY COME
THIRD TONIGHT, LEADING THE
LIBERALS TO A THIRD-PLACE
FINISH.
THERE IS THIS THING KNOWN AS
"THE CURSE OF FEMALE PREMIERS."
IN CANADA.
WE CAN TELL YOU THAT EVERY
SINGLE PREMIER WHO HAS SOUGHT
RE-ELECTION, WHO WAS FEMALE,
LOST, AND KATHLEEN WYNNE WILL
KEEP THAT STREAK GOING TONIGHT.
SHALL WE SHOW SOME OF THEM,
SHELDON?
LET'S GO, HERE WE GO.
IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, THERE'S
CHRISTY CLARK.

A picture shows brown-haired Christy Clark raising her arms victoriously as she smiles, on a stage with a banner that reads "Strong BC, bright future."

Steve continues AND HOW ABOUT IN THE PROVINCE OF
ALBERTA, ALISON REDFORD, WON AND
THEN LOST.

A picture shows Alison Redford rolling her eyes. She's in her late forties, with chin-length auburn hair.

Steve continues HOW ABOUT IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC?
PAULINE MAROIS, WHO WON AND THEN
LOST.

A picture shows Pauline Marois holding up her hands. She's in her forties, with short blond hair and glasses.

Steve continues AND HOW ABOUT THE ORIGINAL FEMALE PREMIER?
SHE, THERE'S CATHERINE CALLBECK
FROM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, WHO
WAS THE FIRST-EVER FEMALE
PREMIER TO WIN THE PREMIERSHIP,
BUT ONLY WON ONCE.

A picture shows Catherine Callbeck holding hands victoriously with a clean-shaven man as a Liberal Party banner hangs in the background.

Steve continues AND KATHLEEN WYNNE WILL JOIN
THAT LIST OF FEMALE PREMIERS
TONIGHT WHO WON ELECTION, BUT
COULD NOT WIN RE-ELECTION.
HOW ABOUT THIS NEXT PICTURE?
WE'RE GOING TO GO SHOW YOU A
PICTURE NOW OF ELIZABETH MAY.

A picture shows Elizabeth May smiling as she holds hands with a man. She's in her forties, with short blond hair.

Steve continues WHY ARE WE SHOWING YOU THIS?
BECAUSE FINALLY, AFTER NUMEROUS
ATTEMPTS, SHE MADE THE BIG
BREAKTHROUGH FOR THE GREEN PARTY
FEDERALLY, AND WON THE FIRST
GREEN SEAT IN THE FEDERAL
PARLIAMENT.
WHY ARE WE SHOWING YOU THAT?
WELL, OF COURSE, BECAUSE IN
GUELPH TONIGHT, ALL EYES ARE
GOING TO BE ON THIS MAN, MIKE
SCHREINER, TO SEE WHETHER HE CAN
REPLICATE ELIZABETH MAY'S FEAT
AND WIN A SEAT FOR THE GREEN
PARTY, THEIR FIRST TIME EVER IN
THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.

A picture shows Mike Schreiner standing behind a lectern with the logo of the Green Party of Ontario.

Steve continues INTERESTINGLY, IF HE DOES,
ELIZABETH MAY AND MIKE SCHREINER
WILL BE ABLE TO CELEBRATE THEIR
BIRTHDAYS TOGETHER IN TWO DAYS.
THEY'RE BOTH BORN ON JUNE THE
9TH, AND THEY WILL CELEBRATE
TOGETHER IF MIKE SCHREINER CAN
WIN IT TONIGHT.
LET'S DO A COUPLE MORE THINGS
HERE.
YOU KNOW, OF COURSE, THAT WHEN
ONE PARTY WINS IN OTTAWA, IT IS
FREQUENTLY THE CASE, ALMOST
ALWAYS THE CASE, THAT THE
OPPOSITE PARTY WINS AT QUEEN'S
PARK.
NOW, WE COULD GO BACK 70 YEARS
AND DO THIS, BUT WE WON'T.
LET'S JUST GO BACK 30 OR 40
YEARS HERE, SHALL WE?
LET'S BRING UP THE SHOTS.

A double black and white picture shows a dark-haired clean-shaven man posing in a three-piece suit, on the left, and a blond clean-shaven man speaking into a microphone, on the right.

Steve continues THERE'S THE CURRENT PRIME
MINISTER'S DAD ON THE LEFT,
PIERRE TRUDEAU, AND WHEN HE WAS
WINNING ELECTIONS FOR THE
LIBERALS, BILL DAVIS WAS WINNING
THEM AT QUEEN'S PARK FOR THE
TORIES.
LET'S GO INTO THE 1980S.

A double colour picture shows two gray-haired, clean-shaven men in black suits with striped red and black ties.

Steve continues THERE'S BRIAN MULRONEY, WHO WON
THE ELECTION IN 1984.
AND THEN, IN 1985, LIBERAL
DAVID PETERSON ENDED UP COMING
SECOND BUT ULTIMATELY PREVAILED
AND WON THAT ELECTION.
IN THE 1990S, IT WAS LIBERAL
JEAN CHRETIEN IN OTTAWA, AND
TORY MIKE HARRIS AT QUEEN'S PARK.

A colour picture shows two gray-haired clean-shaven men standing side by side, smiling.

Steve continues IN THE AUGHTS, IT WAS LIBERAL
DALTON MCGUINTY AT QUEEN'S PARK,
AND CONSERVATIVE STEPHEN HARPER
IN OTTAWA.

A colour picture shows dark-haired McGuinty shaking hands with blond Harper on a stage.

Steve continues SO, OF COURSE, THE QUESTION IF
YOU BELIEVE IN THIS ALTERNATING
THEORY IS, GIVEN THAT IT'S
LIBERAL JUSTIN TRUDEAU IN
OTTAWA TODAY, WILL IT BE TORY
DOUG FORD AT QUEEN'S PARK BY THE
TIME WE'RE DONE TONIGHT?

A slate shows a portrait of Justin Trudeau next to a gray silhouette with a question mark in it.

Steve continues LET'S DO ONE MORE OF THESE MOMENTS.
YOU KNOW, THERE IS A LOT OF
SPECULATION TONIGHT THAT THE
PREMIER, KATHLEEN WYNNE, IS
GOING TO LOSE HER OWN SEAT IN
DON VALLEY WEST.
IF SHE DOES, IT WILL NOT BE
UNPRECEDENTED.
IT DOESN'T HAPPEN A LOT, BUT
IT'S HAPPENED BEFORE.
THREE TIMES IN ONTARIO HISTORY
HAVE PREMIERS LOST THEIR OWN
SEAT, AND LET'S SHOW YOU THEM
RIGHT NOW.
IN 1990, YES, BOB RAE WON THAT
ELECTION DEFEATING DAVID
PETERSON'S LIBERALS, AND THE
DEFEAT WAS SO TOUGH, PETERSON
LOST HIS OWN SEAT IN LONDON CENTRE.

A colour picture shows Bob Rae and David Peterson standing side by side.

Steve continues THE NEXT ONE WE WANT TO SHOW
YOU, NOW THIS IS A STRANGE ONE.

A black and white picture shows a clean-shaven man in his fifties sitting at a desk with a pen in his hand, and a serious expression.

Steve continues THAT'S GEORGE DREW, WHO LOST HIS
SEAT 70 YEARS AGO TONIGHT, BUT
ACTUALLY WON A MAJORITY
GOVERNMENT AT THE SAME TIME.
HIS TORIES WON GOVERNMENT, BUT
HE LOST HIS SEAT IN THE WEST END
OF TORONTO IN HIGH PARK.
AND ONE MORE.

A period portrait picture shows a white-haired mustached man posing in a three-piece suit.

Steve continues IN THAT FARMER'S ELECTION WE
TOLD YOU ABOUT EARLIER, 100
YEARS AGO, IT WAS PREMIER DRURY
WHO WON THAT ELECTION, BUT IT
WAS PREMIER WILLIAM HEARST, THE
CONSERVATIVE, WHO LOST HIS SEAT
IN SAULT STE. MARIE.
OKAY, A FEW MORE FACTS TO BRING
YOU UP TO SPEED.
HERE'S WHERE THINGS WERE COMING
INTO TONIGHT.
WHEN THE ONTARIO PARLIAMENT WAS
DISSOLVED 29 DAYS AGO, WE HAD...

A slate appears on screen, with the title "107 seats at dissolution."

Steve reads data from the slate and says
THE LIBERALS WITH 55 SEATS ON
THE BASIS OF LESS THAN 39 percent OF
THE VOTE IN 2014.
THE TORIES CAME IN WITH 27 SEATS
TONIGHT ON THE BASIS OF JUST
NORTH OF 30 percent OF THE VOTE.
THE NDP HAD 18 SEATS, BASED ON
JUST UNDER 24 percent OF THE VOTE.
THAT WAS THE STANDINGS IN THE
HOUSE AT DISSOLUTION.
THERE WERE TWO INDEPENDENTS,
PATRICK BROWN AND MICHAEL
HARRIS, WHO WERE BOOTED OUT OF
THE PC CAUCUS.
THERE WAS ONE TRILLIUM PARTY
MEMBER, THAT WAS JACK MACLAREN
IN EASTERN ONTARIO,
CARLETON-MISSISSIPPI MILLS.
REMEMBER, HE WAS ALSO BOOTED
OUT OF THE PC CAUCUS, DECIDED
TO JOIN TRILLIUM, AND THERE WERE
FOUR VACANT SEATS.
MPPS LEFT, AND NO BY-ELECTIONS
CALLED BEFORE THIS GENERAL
ELECTION COULD BE HELD.
107 SEATS AT DISSOLUTION.
HERE'S HOW THINGS CHANGED THIS
TIME OUT.
SHELDON, LET'S FLIP THIS OVER.
YES.

A new slate appears, with a map of Ontario and the title "Big province, big picture."

Steve continues IN THIS ELECTION,
WE HAVE 31 RIDING NAME CHANGES.
SO, WE'RE GOING TO DO
A LOT OF COMPARING AND
CONTRASTING TONIGHT.
IT WON'T BE PERFECT 'CAUSE
THERE ARE 31 RIDING NAME
CHANGES, BUT WE'LL DO OUR BEST
TO DO THOSE COMPARISONS.
THERE ARE 17 ADDITIONAL
RIDINGS FROM LAST TIME,
MEANING 124 RIDINGS IN TOTAL.
DIVIDE BY 2, ADD 1,
63 IS YOUR MAGIC NUMBER.
63 SEATS FOR A MAJORITY
GOVERNMENT, AND THAT IS
THE NUMBER THAT WE WILL BE
LOOKING AT VERY CAREFULLY
ALL NIGHT LONG, AS THE
NUMBERS COME IN.
OKAY, THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE
OF MY FAVOURITE PARTS OF THE
PROGRAM RIGHT NOW.
33 YEARS AGO, THIS FELLA INVITED
ME TO BE ON A PROGRAM HE HOSTED
CALLED
DATELINE ONTARIO.
THIS WAS AT CBC, AND 33 YEARS
LATER, I AM DELIGHTED TO SAY I'M
FINALLY ABLE TO RETURN THE
INVITATION.
HERE'S ROBERT FISHER, WHO'S ONLY
BEEN A BROADCAST JOURNALIST FOR
50 YEARS.
THIS IS YOUR TWELFTH?

Robert says TWELFTH.

Steve says TWELFTH PROVINCIAL ELECTION.

Robert says 18... 1967, I WAS 18.

Steve says YOU WERE 18 YEARS OLD WHEN
YOU COVERED YOUR FIRST.

Robert says JOHN ROBARTS WON THAT
ELECTION, QUITE HANDILY.

Steve says YES, HE DID.

Robert says AND I MET THE PREMIER, AND HE
WASN'T VERY KEEN ABOUT GETTING
AN INTERVIEW FROM ME.

Steve says ACTUALLY, ROBERT, THE STORY'S
IN MY BOOK 'CAUSE YOU TOLD IT TO
ME.

The caption changes to "Robert Fisher. Political Journalist."

Robert says I KNOW IT IS, I KNOW IT IS,
AND BECAUSE WE'RE ON TELEVISION
AND THERE'S A YOUNGER AUDIENCE
WATCHING, WE WON'T TALK ABOUT
WHAT THE PREMIER TOLD ME, BUT
NEEDLESS TO SAY, HE WAS NOT
INTERESTED IN TALKING TO ME
FOR AN INTERVIEW.

Steve says I BELIEVE, IF I RECALL THE
STORY, HE MAY HAVE DROPPED THE
F-BOMB.

Robert says YES, YEAH, HE SURE DID.

Steve says OKAY, I REMEMBER IT WELL.
GIVEN THAT YOU HAVE SEEN SO MANY
ELECTIONS, I'VE GOT TO ASK YOU
THIS OFF THE TOP.
HAVE YOU EVER... HAVE YOU EVER
SEEN AN ELECTION LIKE THIS ONE
BEFORE?

Robert says YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN TALKING
TO SO MANY PEOPLE, STEVE, IN
THIS CAMPAIGN, AND I FIND SO
MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE CONFLICTED
ABOUT WHAT THEY OUGHT TO BE
DOING.
SADLY, I'VE HEARD FROM A LOT OF
PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT PLANNING TO
VOTE IN THIS ELECTION, AND
THAT'S UNFORTUNATE.

Steve says AND THEY'RE NOT VOTING WHY?

Robert says WELL, BECAUSE I DON'T THINK
THEY KNOW HOW TO VOTE.
THERE ARE PEOPLE GOING INTO THAT
LITTLE CARDBOARD CUT-OUT THAT
YOU PUT YOUR BALLOT IN, AND
THEY'RE CONFLICTED IN THE SENSE,
PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, DON'T LIKE
KATHLEEN WYNNE.
THEY'RE CONCERNED ABOUT DOUG
FORD, AND THEY'RE NOT READY TO
REPEAT THE BOB RAE EXPERIMENT
FROM 1990, EVEN THOUGH, AS YOU
KNOW, ANDREA HORWATH HAS SAID
SHE'S NOT BOB RAE, AND THIS IS
NOT 1990, IT'S 2018.

Steve says RIGHT.

Robert says AND I THINK THAT YOU FIND
THESE STRANGE LITTLE THINGS
HAPPENING.
YOU FIND CONSERVATIVES WHO DON'T
WANT TO SUPPORT MR. FORD.
YOU FIND NEW DEMOCRATS READY TO
VOTE, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN
THEIR LIVES, TO VOTE PERHAPS FOR
THE CONSERVATIVES.
LIBERALS, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN
THEIR LIVES, READY TO VOTE FOR
THE NDP, AND IT ALL OFTEN GOES
BACK TO KATHLEEN WYNNE AND DOUG
FORD.
WHEN MR. FORD BECAME LEADER OF
THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY, IN MANY
RESPECTS, I THINK HE SET THE
TONE, THE DIRECTION, AND
ULTIMATELY THE OUTCOME OF
ELECTION 2018.

Steve says YOU DID VOTE, I HOPE.

Robert says I DID, ABSOLUTELY.

Steve says DID YOU VOTE TODAY OR ADVANCE
POLL?

Robert says ADVANCE POLL.

Steve says 'CAUSE YOU LIVE IN EASTERN
ONTARIO.

Robert says I DO, AND I WAS THE ONLY ONE
IN THE POLLING STATION.

Steve says SAME HERE WHEN I VOTED.
NO TRAFFIC AT ALL.

Robert says BUT THAT'S GOOD. I DID MY
CIVIC DUTY AS I ALWAYS DO.
SOME JOURNALISTS DO NOT VOTE.
I'VE NEVER REALLY SEEN THAT AS A
PROBLEM.
AS YOU WELL KNOW IN MY TIME AS A
JOURNALIST AT QUEEN'S PARK ALL
THREE OF THE MAJOR PARTY OFFERED
JOBS OR OPPORTUNITIES TO RUN.
AND AS YOU KNOW I'M HERE
TONIGHT.
I'M NOT SOME RETIRED CANDIDATE.

Steve says YOU TURNED THEM ALL DOWN?

Robert says YES, EVEN BILL DAVIS.

Steve says IN YOUR JUDGMENT, WHICH PARTY
RAN THE BEST CAMPAIGN?

Robert says I THINK THE NDP BECAUSE IT
WAS SUCH SURPRISE.
WHEN IT WAS ANDREA HORVATH THE
NDP WERE KIND OF AN AFTER
THOUGHT.
AND AFTER THAT DEBATE THEY
BECAME A SECOND THOUGHT FOR SO
MANY PEOPLE.
AND IN MANY RESPECTS I DIDN'T
THINK THEY WOULD PEAK TOO SON
BUT I THINK THEY DID.
FOR THE FIRST TIME I WATCHED
ANDREA HORVATH IN THE CAMPAIGN
TRAIL SHE WAS COMFORTABLE IN HER
POLITICAL SKIN.
CLEARLY NOT IN 2014.
SHE WAS TAKING THE PARTY IN A
DIFFERENT DIRECTION AND THE
PARTY WERE NOT WITH HER.
BUT THIS TIME THEY ARE
TOGETHER.
BUT IT TOOK IT TO THE WOODSHED
AFTER 2014 TO SAY WE GO BACK TO
BAKE PRINCIPALS HERE.
AND SHE LISTENED TO THE PEOPLE
BECAUSE THERE WERE SOME VERY
STERN WARNINGS FROM PEOPLE
WITHIN THE PARTY THAT GO BACK TO
WHERE THIS PARTY SHOULD BE AND
FORGET ABOUT THIS CENTRE RIGHT
THING.
GET BACK TO THE LEFT.
AND REPAIR RELATIONS WITH LABOUR
UNIONS AND SHE LISTENED AND TOOK
IT TO HEART.
SO SHE'S VERY COMFORTABLE OUT
THERE.
I'VE BEEN AMAZED AND THERE ARE
MANY NEW DEMOCRATS THAT TELL YOU
THEY ARE SURPRISED AS WELL AT
HOW WELL SHE HAS DONE.
SHE IS LAUGHING AND HAVING A
GOOD TIME.
AND LAYING DOWN THE LUMBER ON
Mr. FORD AND KATHLEEN WYNNE.
I THINK THIS HAS BEEN HER BEST
CAMPAIGN AS WAS BOB RAE'S AND
ANY LEADER WILL TELL YOU, STEVE,
THAT FIRST ONE IS MOST DIFFICULT
AND THE SECOND ONE SOMETIMES IS
NOT MUCH BETTER BUT THE THIRD
TIME... AND I THINK SHE REALLY
HIT THE MARK.
THERE WERE MOMENTS THAT THE
WILL LIBERALS CAMPAIGN WAS GOOD
AND IT COULD GO OFF THE RAILS.

The caption changes to "Comprehensive election coverage: tvo.org/OntarioElection."

Steve says LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT.
THAT BECAUSE KATHLEEN WYNNE WAS
IN THAT CHAIR.
BACK THIS WEEK AND I ASKED HER,
DID YOU REALLY THINK AT ANY
POINT IN THIS CAMPAIGN THAT YOU
COULD HAVE WON THIS ELECTION.
SHE SAID ABSOLUTELY YES.
WE SAW A PATH OF VICTORY.
WE CAUGHT A BREAK HERE.
WE CAUGHT A BREAK THERE.
HAD THE NDP NOT BEEN SO STRONG.
IN YOUR VIEW WAS THE LIBERAL
VICTORY EVER A POSSIBILITY IN
THIS CAMPAIGN?

Robert says IF PATRICK BROWN HAD REMAINED
LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVES
PARTY I THINK HE WOULD HAVE HAD
A MUCH SMALLER HILL TO CLIMB.
THE LIBERALS HAD LINED UP THE
ROOM AND ALL THE COMMENTS ABOUT
WHICH PATRICK BROWN WOULD BE ON
THE BALLOT.
THE ONE FROM OTTAWA AND THE ONE
FROM QUEEN'S PARK.
AND THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS HAD
THIS DIVISION.
THEY WERE READY FOR THAT.
BUT THEY WERE NOT PREPARED, EVEN
LATE IN THE CAMPAIGN TO DEAL
WITH Mr. FORD.
HE WAS SOMETHING THEY JUST COULD
NOT DEAL WITH.
SO I THINK WHEN THIS CAMPAIGN
BEGAN, I THINK YES THERE WAS
MAYBE AN OUTSIDE HOPE.
BUT THING FELL APART PRETTY
QUICKLY.

Steve says ONE MORE QUESTION HERE.
I NEED TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE FORD
CAMPAIGN.
DOUG FORD HAS BEEN THE PC LEADER
SINCE MARCH 10th.
HOW HAS HE DONE?

Robert says IN TERMS OF HOLDING THE BASE
OF THE PARTY.
IN TERMS OF TALKING TO PEOPLE.
THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO VOTED WHO
BELIEVE HE IS THE ANSWER.
BECAUSE HE'S NOT KATHLEEN WYNNE
AND ANY ARE NOT READY TO ELECT
ANDREA HORVATH.
SO IT WAS A PRETTY CLOSE SHOP IN
THAT CAMPAIGN.
NO MEDIA BUS.
NOT MANY OPPORTUNITIES.
LOTS OF EVERYTHING ON THE TELL
TELL PROMPTER.
IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN BECAUSE AS YOU
KNOW A DEBATE IN THE PARTY.
DO WE LET HIM LOOSE OR CONTAIN
HIM.
I THINK THEY DID A LITTLE OF
BOTH.
BUT HE CERTAINLY GOT THE MESSAGE
OUT AND PEOPLE I TALKED TO IN
SMALL TOWN AND BIG CITY ONTARIO.
THEY LIKE WHAT THEY HEARD.
TAX CUTS AND THEY WERE PREPARED
TO SET ASIDE THE DIFFICULTIES HE
HAS HAD AND THE PROBLEMS WITH
THE CAMPAIGN.
THE CANDIDATES HE HAD ELECTED
BECAUSE HE WAS PROMISING
SOMETHING BASICALLY THAT WASN'T
KATHLEEN WYNNE.

Steve says ROB EFFORT, AS SAY WE ARE
DELIGHTED TO HAVE YOU HERE THIS
EVENING AND TO HAVE YOU SHARE SO
MUCH EXPERIENCE COVERING ONTARIO
POLITICS OVER THE YEARS.
SIT TIGHT WE WILL BE BACK
THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE
EVENING BUT I GOT TO TALK TO
POLLY, OKAY.
STAND BY.

The caption changes to "tvo.org/theagenda."

Steve stands up and walks away as he says THAT'S ROBERT FISHER.
HALF A CENTURY AS A BROADCAST
JOURNAL I.
WE WILL GO SAY HI TO ERIN
KELLY.

He walks over to where Erin is standing and shakes her hand.

He says GOOD TO HAVE YOU IN THE STUDIO
ONE MORE TIME.
I'VE GOT TO TELL YOU I'M NOT
SURE I'VE RECEIVED MORE EMAILS
DURING A PROVINCIAL ELECTION
THAN YOU.
PEOPLE ARE EXTREMELY INTERESTED
TO FIND OUT HOW POLLY DOES, WHAT
SHE DOES AND OF COURSE WHAT YOU
WILL BE ABLE TO TELL US
TONIGHT.
SO LET'S... AGAIN JUST FOR
FOUNDATIONAL PURPOSES HERE START
FROM SCRATCH.
YOUR POLLING TAKES INTO EFFECT
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.
EXPLAIN HOW IT WORKS.

The caption changes to "Erin Kelly. Advanced Symbolics Inc."

Erin says WHAT POLLY DOES, SHE HAS
CREATED REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLES
OF EVERY SINGLE RIDING IN THE
PROVINCE.
SO 124 SEPARATE SAMPLES SHE IS
MONITORING TO SEE WHAT ISSUES
PEOPLE ARE DISCUSSING AND HOW
THEY ARE LEANING AND HOW
THEY ARE LIKELY TO VOTE.
SO A SCIENTIFIC METHODOLOGY USED
IN ALL MARKET RESEARCH.
SHE IS LOOKING AT IT LONGITUDELY
THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE YEAR
AND SEE HOW THEIR OPINIONS
CHANGE AND WHAT CHANGES THEIR
OPINIONS AND FOR HOW LONG.

Steve says AS A RESULT OF THAT
INFRASTRUCTURE AND ALGORITHMS
AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHER STUFF
I DON'T UN.
ARE YOU CONFIDENT THAT POLLY CAN
MAKE FORECAST AND BE ON TOP OF
THING THAN... SHALL WE SAY THE
POLL METHODS EVERYBODY ELSE
USES.
IS THAT RIGHT?

Erin says SURE, BECAUSE OF THE SIZE AND
BECAUSE OF THE ATTITUDE AND
TRACK RECORD.

Steve says POLLY IS HER NICKNAME BECAUSE
OF POLI- FROM POLITICS, RIGHT?

Erin says EXACTLY.

Steve says YOU HAVE GOT THREE RIDINGS
THAT YOU WANT TO SHOW US TONIGHT
AND THE THEME OF THESE THREE
RIDINGS ARE WHAT?

The caption changes to "What to expect."

Erin says RIDINGS ARE EMBLEM ATTIC OF
THE DISCUSSION POLLY HAS BEEN
SEEING THROUGHOUT THE PROVINCE.
IT'S INTERESTING TO SEE YET
LEADERS HAVE BEEN FOCUSED ON THE
SCANDAL AND THE ELECTORATE HAVE
BEEN FOCUSED ON THE ISSUES.
AND THESE ISSUES IS WHAT ISLE
CAUSING THE HIGHLY UNDECIDED.
POLLY HAD A TOUGH SLEEP OF.
KICKING AND SCREAMING.
UNDECIDED VOTERS.
HIGH UNDECIDED.
EVEN AT THE LAST DAY.
AS HIGH AS 21 percent.
WE FORCED HER TO MAKE A DECISION
WHICH WE WILL HEAR AT 9 p.m.
SHE DID MAKE IT.
BUT WE HAD TO SEND HER TO HER
ROOM POUTING BECAUSE THIS WAS A
VERY, VERY TOUGH ELECTION AND
THESE THREE RIDINGS WERE A GOOD
ILLUSTRATION OF WHY.

Steve says HE WITH WANT TO START IN
NORTHERN ONTARIO WITH
SAULT STE. MARIE.
WHY DOES POLLY FIND THIS ONE OF
INTEREST.

A screen next to Erin and Steve shows four candidates in the riding of Sault Sainte Marie.

Erin says SAULT STE. MARIE IS EMBLEM
ATTIC OF ONE OF THE BLACK SWANS
WE SAW WHICH WAS THE TRUMP
SANCTIONS.
ONE OF THE ELECTIONS OF 1912.
IF WE ARE NOT HAPPY WE CAN BLAME
LAURA SECORD, I GUESS.
THIS IS THE HOME OF ALGOMA STEEL.

The candidates appear on screen: Jaclynne Hamel for the Liberals, Ross Romano for the PCs, Michele McCleave-Kennedy for the NDP and Kara Flannigan for the Greens.

Erin continues SO CENTRAL TO THESE TARIFFS.
THERE'S TWO CAMPS OF
DISCUSSION.
ON THE ONE HAND WE HAVE THE
NDP.
THE FRIEND OF STEEL AND
MANUFACTURING.
ANDREA HORVATH COMES FROM
HAMILTON.
ANOTHER STEEL CITY.
SO WE HAVE PEOPLE LOOKING AT THE
PROTECTIONIST ANGLE.
THAT LEFT WING ANGLE.
AT THE SAME TIME WE HAVE ANOTHER
GROUP SAYING... WELL IN A POST
TRUMP ERA, ALL OF THOSE BETS ARE
OFF.
WE CAN'T LOOK AT PROTECTIONISM.
WE HAVE TO PLAY DIFFERENTLY.
WE NEED A DIFFERENT KIND OF
LEADERSHIP.
SO WE ARE SEEING DIFFERENT
CONVERSATIONS HERE AND POLLY IS
SEEING THIS AS A POTENTIAL SWING
RIDING BECAUSE OF THESE ISSUES.
WHICH ONE HAS THE BETTER
SOLUTION?
THE PCs OR THE NDP?

Steve says WE SHOULD POINT OUT ROSS WHO
HELD AN ELECTION THERE A YEAR
AGO IS THE FORMER SITTING.
WE HAVE THE ASTERISK BEHIND HIS
NAME.
AND THE CHALLENGER.
AND THIS RIDING WAS HELD BY THE
LIBERALS DURING ALL THE DALTON
McGUINTY YEARS.
YOU HAVEN'T MENTIONED THE
LIBERALS AND I PRESUME BECAUSE
THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED TO THE
LIBERAL VOTE?

Erin says POLLY DOES NOT SEE THEM IN
CONTENTION HERE.

Steve says THAT'S A GENEROUS WAY OF
PUTTING IT.
LET'S GO TO THE SECOND RIDING
AND THIS IS THE BELLWETHER
RIDING IN THE PROVINCE.

Another slate shows the candidates for Peterborough-Kawartha: Jeff Leal for the Liberals, Dave Smith for the PCs, Sean Conway for the NDP and Gianne Broughton for the Greens.

Erin says EXACTLY, STEVE.
IF YOU REMEMBER WHEN WE
DISCUSSED IT PREVIOUSLY I SAID
IT WAS GOING PC.
THAT WAS BEFORE
KATHLEEN WYNNE THREW IN THE TOWEL.
THAT IS THE OTHER BLACK SWAN
WHERE A LEADER GIVES UP BEFORE
ELECTION DAY.
SO THAT HAS THROWN PETERBOROUGH
INTO CONTENTION NOW.
BECAUSE THOSE LIBERAL VOTES WE
SAW ARE MOVING AWAY FROM JEFF
LEGAL AND MOVING INTO THE OTHER
CAMPS AND SO NOW POLLY SEES THIS
MORE OF A SWING RIDING THAN IT
WAS BEFORE.

Steve says JEFF LEAL. AGAIN WITH
AGAIN WITH THE ASTERISK.
SO POLLY, AT THE MOMENT, IS
TRYING TO CONSIDER WHETHER OR
NOT IT'S GOING TO BE DAVE SMITH
OR ZAUN CONWAY...
ZAUN CONWAY.

Erin says EDUCATION MINISTER.

Steve says IN WHICH CASE IF THE
conservatives WIN THIS SEAT
IT'S A HARBINGER FOR THE REST OF
THE PROVINCE.
IF THE NEW DEMOCRATS TAKE THIS
SEAT IT'S AGAIN A HARBINGER FOR
THE REST OF THE PROVINCE.
WHAT ABOUT SCARBOROUGH NORTH?
WHAT DO YOU SEE?

Another slate shows the candidates for Scarborough North: Chin Lee for the Liberals, Raymond Cho for the PCs, Dwayne Morgan for the NDP and Nicole Peltier for the Greens.

Erin says ALL OF THE SCARBOROUGH
RIDINGS ARE VERY INTERESTING.
POLLY SEES THIS AS POTENTIAL.
WE KNOW IT'S STRONG IN DOWNTOWN
TYPICALLY.
905 IS TYPICALLY SEEN AS PC
TERRITORY.
THIS IS A RIDING WHERE HE HAS
HAD CONTROVERSY, OF COURSE AND
THEY ARE LOOK FOR DWAYNE MORGAN
TO CAPITALIZE ON THAT AND SEE IF
THEY CAN WIN IT ARE NOT NDP AND
THIS AND THE TWO OTHER RIDINGS
IN SCARBOROUGH FEELS THEY ARE IN
CONTENTION FOR THE NDP AND WE
WILL BE MAKING SURE WE CAN GRAB
THE SEAT.

Steve says LIABLE FOR THREE DECADES BUT
IT SURE WON'T BE TONIGHT.
YOU REFERENCED THAT KATHLEEN
WYNNE HELD THAT NEWS CONFERENCE
IN THE SCHOOLYARD.
THERE'S A PICK OF IT RIGHT
THERE.
A VERY TOUGH MOMENT FOR HER.
SHE WAS REALLY FIGHTING BACK
TEARS THE WHOLE TIME AND
ESSENTIALLY SAYING I KNOW I'M
NOT GOING TO WIN THIS ELECTION.
THROWING IN THE TOWEL FIVE DAYS
EARLY.
AS POLLY ANALYSED THAT, HOW DID
THAT IMPACT THE VOTE?

Erin says WELL, IT WAS REALLY INTERESTING.
SO KATHLEEN WYNNE SAID SHE WAS
DOING THIS BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO
TRY TO GET A MINORITY GOVERNMENT
GOING.
POLLY SAW THAT PEOPLE DID NOT
WANT A MINORITY GOVERNMENT.
RIGHT NOW ONTARIANS ARE SAYING
WE HAVE HIGH DEBT.
WE HAVE TRUMP IMPOSING
SANCTIONS.
WE HAVE HIGH ENERGY PRICES.
THE LAST TRIP WE WANT IS A DEAD
LOCKED MINORITY GOVERNMENT.
SO WE SEE THE LIBERALS START TO
MOVE INTO THE OTHER CAMPS.
WHILE IT'S NOT HELPING KATHLEEN
WYNNE GET TO HER GOAL, IT IS
HAVING AN IMPACT ON SOME OF
THOSE RIDINGS THAT WERE SAFE
SEATS BEFORE AND ARE NOW GOING
INTO CONTENTION.

Steve says WE CAN ONLY HAVE A LIBERAL
GOVERNMENT IF THE LIBERALS HOLD
A DECENT AMOUNT OF SEATS AND
HOLD THE POWER.

Erin says EXACTLY.
IF THEY DON'T GET SEATS.
ONE OF THE PARTIES CAN WIN BY
ONE.

Steve says EXACTLY.
THE OTHER MAJOR... I WAS TALKING
TO ROBERT ABOUT HOW
UNPRECEDENTED THIS WHOLE
CAMPAIGN HAS ON ABOUT.
SO THAT WAS UNPRECEDENTED A
PREMIER ACKNOWLEDGING...
SHE HAS FIVE-DAYS TO GO AND SHE
WASN'T GOING TO WIN.
THE OTHER BOMBSHELL THAT GOT
DROOPED FEW DAYS AGO WAS THE
CURRENT PC PARTY LEADER
SISTER-IN-LAW, LAUNCHING A CIVIL
ACTION ON HER BROTHER-IN-LAW.
WHAT IMPACT DOES THAT HAVE ON
THE RACE?

A picture shows Rob Ford with his wife.

Erin says THAT IS INTERESTING BECAUSE
IT HAPPENED A FEW DAYS BEFORE
ELECTION DAY.
POLLY IS SAYING IT'S NOT GOING
TO EFFECT...
THAT WE DON'T EXPECT IT TO
EFFECT THE PC BRAND OR OTHER PC
CANDIDATES.
IT MIGHT HAVE AN EFFECT ON DOUG
FORD HIMSELF.
OBVIOUSLY THE FORD FAMILY FROM
ETOBICOKE NORTH.
THAT SEAT WAS SAFE LAST WEEK BUT
WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF NEGATIVITY
COMING OUT OF ETOBICOKE NORTH SO
WE WILL BE WATCHING THAT AS
WELL.

Steve says THAT SEAT HAS BEEN WON BY ALL
THREE PARTIES OVER THE LAST FIVE
YEARS.
THAT SEAT IS... I THINK YOU LIKE
TO USE THE WORD, TOGGLE.
THAT SEAT TOGGLES. ERIN,
AT 9 O'CLOCK AND 30 SECONDS,
I'M GOING TO BE RIGHT BACK HERE
WITH YOU TO FIGURE OUT WHAT
POLLY HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS
WHOLE CAMPAIGN BECAUSE RIGHT NOW
WE ARE UNDER A BLACKOUT. RIGHT?
ELECTIONS ONTARIO SAYS WE'RE NOT
ALLOWED TO GIVE ANY PREDICTIONS
AT ALL BASED ON YOUR POLLING.

Erin says THAT'S RIGHT.

Steve says SO I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN AT
9:00 AND 30 SECONDS AND YOU CAN
TELL US WHAT POLLY HAS TO SAY.

Erin says PERFECT. THANKS, STEVE.

Steve says THAT'S ERIN KELLY, ADVANCED
SYMBOLICS INC.

Steve walks back to the main table, where five guests sit.

As he joins them, he says AND ONE OF THE REASONS WE ARE
GRATEFUL FOR YOUR TIME THIS
EVENING AND WANT TO YOU STAY ALL
NIGHT LONG IS BECAUSE OF THE
FOLKS WITH US HERE TONIGHT.
CAN I INTRODUCE THEM NOW?
STARTING WITH: SANDRA PUPATELLO,
ONCE UPON A TIME, A LIBERAL
CABINET MINSTER; HAD THE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TRADE
PORTFOLIO, international TRADE AND
INVESTMENT. SHE'S PRESIDENT OF
CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AVENUES
LIMITED AND AS I HATE TO REMIND
HER, SHE CAME RUNNER UP TO THE
CURRENT LIBERAL LEADER.

Sandra is in her late forties, with long wavy blond hair. She's wearing a striped gray shirt and a gray vest.

Steve continues SANDRA, GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE.

Sandra says IT'S GREAT TO BE HERE.

Steve says JANET ECKER IS HERE FOR THE
PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES.
SHE'S THE FORMER ONTARIO PC
CABINET MINISTER... HAD FINANCE,
COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES,
EDUCATION. SHE'S THE FORMER HEAD
OF THE TORONTO FINANCIAL
SERVICES ALLIANCE; NOW SITTING
ON VARIOUS CORPORATE AND
NON-PROFIT BOARDS.

Janet is in her fifties, with wavy blond hair. She's wearing glasses, a blue blazer over s white shirt, and a colourful scarf.

Steve continues JANET ECKER,
WELCOME BACK TO TVO.
WE ARE HAPPY TO WELCOME CHERI
DINOVO. NEVER A MINISTER OF THE
CROWN BUT, YES INDEED, A
MINISTER OF THE CLOTH AS YOU CAN
TELL BY HER GARB TONIGHT.
THE FORMER NDP MPP FROM PARKDALE
HIGH PARK. SHE IS NOW THE
REVEREND AT TRINITY-St. PAUL'S IN TORONTO.

Cheri is in her fifties, with blond hair in a bob. She's wearing a gray blazer and shirt, with a clerical collar.

Steve continues KAROLYNE PICKETT IS
REPRESENTING THE GREEN PARTY.
SHE WAS A CANDIDATE IN 2007 IN
THE EASTERN ONTARIO RIDING OF
GLENGARRY-PRESCOTT-RUSSELL.
SHE IS AN ONCOLOGIST.

Karolyne is in her early forties, with long wavy blond hair. She's wearing a pink shirt.

Steve continues KAROLYNE,
GOOD TO MEET YOU TONIGHT.
WE THANK YOU FOR COMING IN ALL
THE WAY FROM GUELPH WHICH IS
YOUR HOMETOWN. AND THE
AFOREMENTIONED LEGEND OF
JOURNALISM, THERE'S ROBERT
FISCHER, 50 YEARS IN BROADCAST
JOURNALISM.
THIS IS HIS 12th ONTARIO
ELECTION CAMPAIGN HE HAS
COVERED.
GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE.

Robert says CHECK US IN THE MAIL, STEVE.

Steve says THANK YOU.
WE ARE GOING TO START TONIGHT BY
BASICALLY ASKING ALL OF YOU...
AND WE SET UP AHEAD OF TIME
SO WE HAVE THE GRAPHICS READY TO
ROLL.
WE WANT TO KNOW WHERE YOUR FOCUS
IS AND.
WHY AND SANDRA WE WILL START
WITH YOU.
AND SANDRA IT'S IN St.
CATHARINES, HOW COME?

The caption changes to "Sandra Pupatello. Former Liberal Cabinet Minister."

A slate shows the candidates in Saint Catharines: Jib Bradley for the Liberals, Sandie Bellows for the PCs, Jennie Stevens for the NDP and Colin Ryrie for the Greens.

Sandra says A GUY WORRY THE MOST BECAUSE JIM
BRADLY HAS BEEN A MEMBER THERE
FOR 40 YEARS.
A GREAT TRACK RECORD AND WHEN I
WAS INTERESTED TO SEE IS WHICH
WAY IS IT GOING TO GO IF IT'S
NOT LIBERAL?
IS IT GOING TO GO TORY.
WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE FIGHT
FOR HIM.
IS IT GOING TO GO NDP WHICH MAY
MEAN EVERYTHING CHANGING IS
GOING ORANGE AND HOPING THAT IF
THERE IS A, AN MPP THAT WILL
LAND HIS SEAT REGARDLESS BECAUSE
OF WHO HE IS, IT AUGUST TO BE
JIM BRADLEY.
AND I NEED TO WATCH THAT SEAT.

Steve says HE GOT ELECTED ON THE 9th
OF JUNE, 1977.
THE SECOND LONGEST SERVING
MEMBER EVER.
AND IF HE WINS TONIGHT HE HAS A
SHOT AT BEING NUMBER ONE.
YOU PICK THE SECOND RIDING OF
OTTAWA WEST.
WHY THAT ONE?

Sandra says I'M HOPING THAT THERE ARE
GOING TO BE OTHER OTTAWA SEATS.
THAT'S THE ONE THAT IS...
PROBABLY BEGINNING RAM... WHEN
HE HELD THE SEAT IN THE 70s
AND 80s.
I THINK AT THE TIME THE HIGHEST
LIBERAL MAJORITY SEAT IN THE
HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE.
HE WAS IN THE 80TH PERCENTILE
AT THE TIME.
AND HE MAY BE HANGING ON TO
SEATS THERE BECAUSE THAT IS FUN
AND HE WILL SHOW SOME OF THE
HISTORY IN THAT RIDING.

Steve says Janet YOU HAVE YOUR EYE ON
THE RIDING TONIGHT.
AND I THINK I KNOW WHY.

The caption changes to "Janet Ecker. Former PC Cabinet Minister."

A slate shows the candidates for Kitchener-Conestoga: Joe Gowing for the Liberals, Mike Harris for the PCs, Kelly Dick for the NDP and Bob Jonkman for the Greens.

Janet says ABSOLUTELY FIRST OF ALL I THINK
YOU HAVE A RIDING THAT HAS GONE
LIBERAL AND TORY BEFORE.
IT'S GOT A LOT OF FAMILY
SUBURBAN AND WHATEVER.
BUT WHAT IS REALLY INTERESTING
ABOUT THAT RIDING, OF COURSE IS
THE SON OF MIKE HARRIS, FORMER
PREMIER IS RUNNING IN THAT
RIDING.
MIKE HARRIS Jr. SO I WOULD
LOVE TO SEE HIM WIN.
I THINK HE HAS BEEN IN THE
RIDING FOR ABOUT FIVE YEARS AND
HAS A FAMILY AND IN BUSINESS AND
ALL OF THOSE THINGS.
SO WE WILL SEE.
THAT WILL BE INTERESTING AND OF
COURSE THE PREVIOUS MEMBER, THE
TORY THAT WAS THERE.
WAS ALSO MICHAEL HARRIS.
SO THE VOTERS WILL HAVE SOME FUN
TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO THEY
ARE VOTING FOR, I THINK.

Steve says SO IT'S POSSIBLE THAT MICHAEL
HARRIS WILL REPLACE MICHAEL
HARRIS AS THE MP.

Janet says THE SON OF MICHAEL HARRIS.

Steve says I THINK I'VE GOT THAT ALL
FIGURED OUT.
YOU'VE GOT ONE OTHER CHOICE AS
WELL.
PICKERING UXBRIDGE.

Another slate shows the candidates for Pickering-Uxbridge: Ibrahim Daniyal for the Liberals, Peter Bethlenfalvy for the PCs, Nerissa Cariño for the NDP and Adam Narraway for the Greens.

Janet says YES, A RELATIVELY NEW
RIDING.
IN DURHAM.
THAT WILL BE A SWING RIDING.
IF PETER BESLEBANY, A FABULOUS
MEMBER... CANDIDATE THERE.
IF HE WINS Mr. FORD WILL BE
THE PREMIER.
SO I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE
GOOD ONES.

Steve says DIP YOU USED TO REPRESENT
THAT AREA, SORT OF?

Janet says YES, THE OTHER RIDING THERE
THAT IS INTERESTING.
AND ROB PHILLIPS.
VERY STRONG CANDIDATES.

Steve says CHERI.
EVEN WHEN YOU REPRESENTED THE
CITY OF, YOU PICKED AN
INTERESTING RIDING IN BRUCE.
HOW COME?

The caption changes to "Cheri DiNovo. Former NDP MPP."

A slate shows the candidates for Huron-Bruce: Don Matheson for the Liberals, Lisa Thompson for the PCs, Jan Johnstone for the NDP, and Nicholas Wendler for the Greens.

Cheri says I WAS FIRST IN MINISTRY HERE
IN BRUCE.
IT IS EXTREMELY CONSERVATIVE.
THEY HAVE TWO RIGHT WING PARTIES
RUNNING THERE.
AND I THOUGHT IT WAS FASCINATING
THEY WERE LICKING AT THEIR HEELS
SO IT'S BEEN ONE OF THE MOST
CONSERVATIVE RIDINGS I'VE EVER
BEEN IN.
WONDERFUL PEOPLE.
THEY ONE ELECT AD-LIB REAL.
I SAID WHAT'S HAPPENED TO YOU?
BUT THIS IS GROWN BREAKING.
THIS IS A CHANGING SCENE.

Steve says LISA THOMPSON'S NAME HAS THE
ASTERISK BESIDE IT SHOWING SHE
IS THE FORMER MEMBER THERE.
SHE WON THAT SEAT BY 4,000 FEWER
VOTES SO ALSO THE ONE TO WATCH
TONIGHT AND YOU ALSO HAD YOUR
EYE ON BRAMPTON SOUTH TONIGHT.
HOW COME?

A slate shows the candidates for Brampton South: Suhkwant Tethi for the Liberals, Prabmeet Sarkaria for the PCs, Paramjit Gill for the NDP and Lindsay Falt for the Greens.

Cheri says REAL FIGHT IS IN THE 905.
I THINK WHAT IS REALLY
INTERESTING HERE.
THIS IS RIDING THAT REPRESENTS A
LOT OF FIRST GENERATION
IMMIGRANTS.
IT USED TO BE THE COMMON FEELING
WAS FIRST GENERATION VOTES VOTED
LIBERAL.
SO THAT IS CLEARLY CHANGING AND
THIS IS A VERY GOOD INDICATION
THAT IT'S CHANGING BECAUSE IT'S
BEEN LED IN THE NDP BY THE
POLLING THAT WE SO SEEN.
AND IF IT DOES, AND IF BRAVER
TONIGHT AND PARK GETS.
IT THE SEATS MAY GO TO THE NDP
IN BRAMPTON. IT WILL SHOW A
CHANGING POLITICAL CLIMATE IN
ALL OF ONTARIO.

Steve says LET'S CHECK IN THE WITH
GREENS I'M NOT SURPRISED WITH
THE RIDING YOU WANT TO HAVE A
LOOK AT TONIGHT.
THAT IS THE RIDING OF GUELPH.
TELL US WHY.

The caption changes to "Karolyne Pickett. Former Green Party Candidate."

A slate shows the candidates for Guelph: Sly Castaldi for the Liberals, Ray Ferraro for the PCs, Agnieszka Mlynarz for the NDP, and Mike Schreiner for the Greens.

Karolyne says OUR PARTY LEADER MIKE SHRINER
IS IN THAT RIDING.
HE HAS DONE SO NOW THREE TIMES.
AND I THINK ALL THE HARD WORK HE
HAS PUT IN THE LAST FEW YEARS
ARE PAYING OFF.
IT'S INTERESTING IT TO SEE THE
POTENTIAL COLLAPSE OF THE
LIBERAL VOTE IN THAT RIDING,
QUITE FRANKLY BECAUSE IT'S BEEN
LIBERAL FOR AS LONG AS I'VE
LIVED THERE, WHICH IS OVER TEN
YEARS NOW.
AND THE PCs ARE COMING IN...
SORT OF SIMILAR TO THE NDP.

Steve says A GOOD FORWARD FIGHT THERE
TONIGHT, ACTUALLY.

Karolyne says YES.
IT'S VERY EXCITING TO LOOK AT
GUELPH AND SEE IF WE GET THE
FIRST MPP, FOR SURE.

Steve says PER PARRY SOUND, MUSKOKA.
WHY DO YOU LOOK AT THAT ONE?

Karolyne says WE HAVE ANOTHER STRONG
CANDIDATE IN THAT RIDING.

Steve says MATT RICHTER.

A slate shows the candidates for Parry Sound-Muskoka: Brenda Rhodes for the Liberals, Norm Miller for the PCs, Erin Horvath for the NDP, and Matt Richter for the Greens.

Karolyne says THAT'S RIGHT.
AND HE HAD THE HIGHEST POPULAR
VOTE.
SO HE HAD CLOSE TO 20 percent.
AND HE WAS... AS I SAID, THE
GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE THAT HAD
THE HIGHEST POPULAR VOTE IN THAT
ELECTION AND HE HAS BEEN WORKING
AS A GREEN THERE FOR... I THINK
A DECADE AT LEAST.
WELL, WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

Steve says INDEED WE WILL.
TO BE SURE WE WILL KEEP AN EYE
ON GUELPH ALL NIGHT LONG.
BECAUSE IF THE GREENS MAKE A
BREAKTHROUGH THAT IS
HISTORICAL.
AND WE ARE MAKING HISTORY HERE
TONIGHT.
ROBERT FISHER YOU HAVE YOUR EYE
ON THAT.
HOW COME?

A slate shows the candidates for Ottawa Centre: Yasir Naqvi for the Liberals, Colleen McCleery for the PCs, Joel Harden for the NDP, and Cherie Wong for the Greens.

Robert says YASIR NAQVI.
SOMEONE WHO WE THOUGHT WOULD BE
IN A LEADERSHIP FIGHT BUT HE'S
IN A DOG FIGHT PARTICULARLY WITH
THE NDP.
HE HAS RUN AN EXTRAORDINARY
CAMPAIGN AND CLAIMS TO HAVE
RAISED MORE MONEY THAN ANY.
NDP IN THE PROVINCE AND
ELECTIONS ONTARIO WILL CONFIRM
HE HAS MORE VOLUNTEERS THAN ANY
OTHER CAMPAIGN IN THE PROVINCE.
McCLEERY IS AN INTERESTING
THING AS WELL.
BECAUSE SHE WAS ONE OF
Mr. FORD'S APPOINTED
CANDIDATES AND I THINK IT WOULD
BE FAIR TO SAY SHE WAS ONE OF
THE MOST SURPRISED PEOPLE WHEN
PARTY CENTRAL CALLED AND SAID BY
THE WAY YOU'RE GOING TO BE OUR
CANDIDATE.
SO IT'S A VERY INTERESTING RACE
IN THE SENSE THAT HE HAS WON 50,
51 percent OF THE VOTES IN THAT RIDING
BUT HE IS ONE OF THE LIBERALS AS
WELL IN THIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN
WHO HAS DRAMATICALLY CHANGED HIS
SIGNAGE.
YOU NEED A MAGNIFYING GLASS TO
SEE THE LOGO ON HIS POSTERS AND
THEY SAID REELECT AN MPP.
THERE ARE OTHER LIBERAL
CANDIDATES AS YOU ALL KNOW THAT
HAVE MOVED TO IF LINES.
VOTE FOR DOUG FORD OR DOUG
FRASER.
THEY MAY DENY THE SITUATION.
BUT ALL THE LIBERAL CANDIDATES
I'VE SPOKEN TO ACKNOWLEDGE IT'S
A DOG FIGHT.
BOB SHERELLI.
SO FOR THE LIBERALS THERE IS
HOPE IN THAT PARTICULAR RIDING.

Steve says WE WILL TAKE A SMALL PAUSE.
WHEN WE COME BACK WE WILL TALK
ABOUT YOUR HOME RIDINGS AND
CHECK AND SEE WHAT YOUR
EXPECTATIONS ARE TONIGHT.
IN IN THE MEANTIME WE WANT TO
HEAR FROM OUR HUBS AND UNANIMOUS
IS IN CHARGE OF.
THAT UNANIMOUS LET'S HEAR FROM YOU.

The caption changes to "Checking in with the Ontario Hubs."
Then, it changes again to "Nam Kiwanuka."

Nam says I WANT TO SAY FOR MOST OF US,
THIS IS OUR FIRST ELECTION.
WE ARE KIND OF NERVOUS BUT
MOSTLY THRILLED, RIGHT, GUYS?

The six people sitting behind her smile and nod.

Nam says RIGHT.
SEE ALL OF THOSE SMILES, THE
PERFECT SMILES.
I AM IN WHAT WE ARE CALLING THE
RETURNS PITS AND I WILL BE
CHECKING WITH THE ONTARIO HUBS
EDITORS AND THEY ARE FOLLOWING
IN RIDINGS IN DIFFERENT PART OF
THE PROVINCE AND BECAUSE THEY
EACH LIVE IN ONE OF THOSE
RIDINGS WE WILL BE GETTING A
LOCAL PERSPECTIVE BUT BEFORE I
SPEAK TO THE HUBSTERS I WANT
TO INTRODUCE EVERYONE THAT IS
HERE IN THE ROOM.
AT THE VERY END WE HAVE JEAN
JANE BURKE.
JANE WILL BE FOLLOWING THE 905
REGENT.
HI, JANE.

Jane is in her thirties, with chin-length straight blond hair.

Nam says COVERING EASTERN ONTARIO.
A GUY WITH PROBABLY THE BEST
NAME IN THE BUSINESS.
DAVID CORRIGAN.

David is in his thirties, clean-shaven, with short curly brown hair.

Nam says And beside him is Mary Baxter, FROM MY HOMETOWN OF LONDON,
ONTARIO AND THERE HE IS KEEPING
AN EYE ON SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO.

Mary is in her late thirties, with shoulder-length wavy brown hair and glasses.

Nam says AND THEN OUR VERY OWN JON
THOMPSON AND HE IS COVERING THE
NORTHWEST PART OF THE PROVINCE.

Jon is in his late thirties, with short curly blond hair and a beard.

Nam says UP NEXT OUR NEWEST HUBSTER,
CLAUDE SHARMA, WHO WILL FOLLOW
KEY RIDINGS IN NORTHEASTERN
ONTARIO...

Claude is in his thirties, clean-shaven, with dark hair in a pompadour.

Nam says AND LAST BUT CERTAINLY
NOT LEAST.
THE AGENDA'S field PRODUCER
Jeyan Jeganathan
COVERING HAPPEN TONIGHT ONTARIO.
AND CENTRAL Ontario.

Jeyan is in his thirties, with short black hair and a stubble.

Nam says HI, EVERYBODY.
LOOK AT THOSE FACES.
ONE MORE FACE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO.
THIS IS Cara Stern.

Cara walks up to Nam. She's in her thirties, with long straight auburn hair.

Nam says TONIGHT SHE IS MULTI-TASKING.
SHE IS FOLLOWING THE POLLS IN
SIX REGIONS AND ALSO THE
PRODUCER.
YOU ARE THE RESULTS PRODUCER.
WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT TO MAKE
THAT DISTINCTION?

The caption changes to "Cara Stern."

Cara says MANY PEOPLE THINK... UNTIL
THEY ARE COUNTED THAT'S WHEN
THEY BECOME THE RESULTS.
WE HAVE SOMEONE TO HELP US
UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT AS THE
VOTES BECOME THE RESULTS.

Steve says GREAT.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, CANADA RAVEL
CARA.
WE WILL SPEAK WITH DAVID.

She walks up to David and says
DAVID YOU ARE FOLLOWING EASTERN
ONTARIO.
WHETHER A ARE THE STORIES WE ARE
FOLLOWING TONIGHT?

The caption changes to "David Rockne Corrigan. Eastern Ontario Hub Editor."

David says EASTERN ONTARIO IS 18
RIDINGS.
BASICALLY EVERYTHING EAST OF
PETERBOROUGH AND INCLUDING
PETERBOROUGH RIDING AND
IT'S BASICALLY TORY AND LIBERAL
COUNTRY.
SO NONE OF THE 18 RIDINGS.
NONE OF THE 16 RIDINGS,
INCLUDING THE TWO NEW ONES HAVE
VOTED NDP SINCE THE 1990
ELECTION.
SO ROUGHLY HALF-AND-HALF LIBERAL
AND TORY RIGHT NOW.
SO I'M GOING TO BE LOOKING TO
SEE JUST HOW TOUGH OF A NIGHT IT
IS FOR THE LIBERALS.
WHETHER OR NOT THE.
NDP CAN BREAKTHROUGH.
AND YOU KNOW, LIKELY SOME HOLD
FOR THE PCs.
AND THAT'S WHAT I WILL BE
LOOKING FOR.

Nam says WE WILL CHECK IN WITH YOU A
LITTLE LATER ON.
THANKS, DAVID.
WE WILL JUST WALK OVER HERE TO
Mr. JT.

She walks up to Jon and says
I'M SURE YOU GOT THAT RIGHT,
RIGHT?
JON THOMPSON IS COVERING THE
NORTHWESTERN PART OF THE
PROVINCE.
A COUPLE OF THING THAT ARE
UNIQUE TO THIS REGION.
YOU CAN TELL US ABOUT THEM
THIS.

The caption changes to "Jon Thompson. Northwestern Ontario Hub Editor."

Jon says YEAH, WE HAD THE ELECTORAL
BOUNDARIES COMMISSION LOOK
INTO THE KENORA RAINY RIVER
RIDING.
AND ON ITS OWN... IF IT WERE ITS
OWN COUNTRY IT WOULD HAVE BEEN
THE 66th LARGE E IN THE
WORLD.
SO THEY DIVIDED THAT INTO
KENORA, RAINY RIVER.
WHAT IS LEFT OF IT.
AND INTO 6 percent INDIGENOUS
POPULATION.
WE WILL NOT HEAR THE RESULTS
TONIGHT.
THERE'S A POLL THAT WILL BE
STILL OPEN IN GRASSY NARROWS
UNTILLED MY NIGHT CENTRAL WHICH
IS 1 A.M. IN THE EASTERN TIME.
AND THEN THERE ARE A COUPLE OF
LIBERAL CABINET MINISTERS, LONG
STANDING MEMBERS IN THUNDER BAY
THAT WILL BE WATCHING AS THEY
FIGHT FOR THEIR SEATS.

Nam says WHY DO YOU THINK IT'S
IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE HUBSTERS
HERE TONIGHT.

Jon says WELL I THINK WE WILL TELLING
STORIES FROM THE GROUND, THE WAY
WE SEE.
IT AND BRINGING THAT TO TORONTO
IS REALLY EXCITING, TO BE HONEST
I'VE BEEN PUMPED ALL DAY.

Nam says IT'S BEEN NICE HAVING YOU
HERE.
WE WILL BE EATING A LOT OF
CANDY.

She walks over to Jeyan and says
AS I MENTIONED ARE YOU
FOLLOWING HAMILTON AND NIAGARA
AREA.
BUT HERE TO TALK ABOUT CENTRAL
ONTARIO.
WHAT IS HAPPENING THERE.

The caption changes to "Jeyan Jeganathan. Ontario Hubs Field Producer."

Jeyan says THESE ARE TWO VERY DIFFERENT
INDUSTRIES.
NIAGARA AND NDP STRONGHOLD AND
PC STRONGHOLD BUT IF YOU LOOK AT
THE NUMBERS.
6 OUT OF 8 RIDINGS PC.
THE ONE WE WILL BE LOOKING AT
CLOSELY IS THE ONLY RIDE WE WILL
SEE WHETHER THEY SWING NDP OR PC.

Nam says WE WILL CHECK IN WITH YOU
LATER ON AND WE LOOK CHECKING IN
WITH THE ONTARIO HUBS EDITORS AS
THEY ARE FOLLOWING RIDINGS IN
DIFFERENT REGIONS THROUGHOUT THE
PROVINCE.
NOW BACK TO YOU.

The caption changes to "Comprehensive Election Coverage: tvo.org/OntarioElection."

Steve says GOOD STUFF.
THANKS.
LET US DO SOMETHING A LINK
DIFFERENT AROUND THE TABLE RIGHT
NOW.
SINCE YOU ALL REPRESENT
DIFFERENT AREAS.
LET'S START WITH SANDRA
PUPPATELLO WHO USED TO REPRESENT
A RIDING THAT BECAME WINDSOR
WEST.
DO YOU WANT TO BRING UP THE CAST
AND OCCASION FROM WINDSOR WEST
TONIGHT.
SANDRA GIVE US A WAIVER FOR THE
RIDING.

The caption changes to "Awaiting the returns."

A slate shows the candidates for Windsor West: Rino Bortolin for the Liberals, Adam Ibrahim for the PCs, Lisa Gretzky for the NDP, and Krysta Glovasky-Ridsdale for the Greens.

Sandra says WELL, LISA... OBVIOUSLY SHE
HAS A FAMOUS LAST NAME AND IN
THERE AS THE INCUMBENT AS THE
NDP.
SHE DEFEATED THE ONE-TIME
CABINET MINISTER WHO DEFEATED ME
WHEN I WAS THERE.
AND IN ANY OTHER ELECTION RINO.
IT WAS A DOG FIGHT.
IT WAS DIFFICULT TO DRIVE
THROUGH THE RIDING AND KNOW WHO
TOOK MY SIGNS.
I'M JUST NOT SEEING THE RED SIGN
THERE IS AND THE ORANGE SIGNS
ARE PRETTY DOMINANT.
ALTHOUGH I MUST SAY DESPITE ALL
OF THAT HE HAS DONE INCREDIBLY
WELL.
HE IS A LOCAL WELL KNOWN NAME
AND SORT OF KNOWN TO BE TAKEN ON
THE COUNCIL THERE.
AND SEEN AND KNOWN AS A
FIGHTER.
AND IT'S AN INTERESTING
JUXTAPOSITION TO SOMEONE IN
OPPOSITION TO HAVE THAT
REPUTATION AS A FIGHTER.
SO I CAN'T ARGUE THAT ON
OPPOSITION IS A VALID ROLE SINCE
I HAD TO LIVE IT BEFORE GETTING
INTO GOVERNMENT TOO.
I HOPED THIS WOULD BE AN EASIER
RIDE FOR RENO THIS TIME.

Steve says SO IT WASN'T A DOG FIGHT LAST
TIME.
LIZA GRETZKY WON BY 1,000
VOTES.

Sandra says SHE WAS GOING UP AGAINST AN
INCUMBENT.
GOOD FOR HER.

Robert says SHE SAID TO KATHLEEN.
OF COURSE THAT BY NO THANKS.
I CAN WIN ON MY REPUTATION.

Cheri says AND THE WHOLE WINDSOR AREA
NOW IS LOOKING SOLIDLY ORANGE.

Sandra says TOTALLY.
YOU KNOW FROM BEING SELFISH FROM
WHAT MY COMMUNITY NEED, THEY
NEED TO HAVE PEOPLE IN
GOVERNMENT.
PEOPLE WHO WILL PRODUCE IN THEIR
REGION.
FACED WITH TARIFFS AND THE
MANUFACTURING SECTOR IS GETTING
HIT HARD BY THE UNCERTAINTY OF
WHAT IS HAPPENING BY THE
U.S. FRIEND AND WE NEED PEOPLE
TO UNDERSTAND THAT IN
SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO.
I'M REALLY WATCHING.

Steve says OKAY.
JANET YOUR TURN NOW.
YOU REPRESENTED AJAX ONCE UPON A
TIME IN THE ONTARIO
LEGISLATURE.
THAT SEAT WENT LIBERAL BY 11,000
VOTES.
JUST FOUR YEARS AGO.
LET'S BRING UP THE CAST OF
CHARACTERS FOR TONIGHT AND GIVE
US THE LAY OF THE LAND, IF YOU
WILL.

A slate shows the candidates for Ajax: Joe Dickson for the Liberals, Rod Phillips for the PCs, Monique Hughes for the NDP, and Stephen Leahy for the Greens.

Janet says THAT'S ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE
SWING RIDINGS BOTH FEDERALLY AND
PROVINCIALLY HAS GONE WITH THE
GOVERNMENT.
BUT THIS TIME, EVEN IF THE
TORIES AREN'T GOING TO WIN.
I THINK ROB PHILLIPS IS IN A
VERY, VERY STRONG POSITION TO
WIN THAT RIDING.
HE LIVES IN THE RIDING AND HAD
BUSINESS LEADER EXPERIENCE... HE
WAS THE CEO OF SHEPELL BEFORE
IT BECAME MORNEAU SHEPELL.
SO HE'S HAD BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
AND COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE AND
GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE AND HAS
RUN AN ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS
CAMPAIGN.
HE'S HAD TO.
HE NEED TO BECAUSE JOE DIXON IS
A VERY POPULAR AND WELL KNOWN
INCUMBENT AND BACKBENCHER IN THE
LIBERAL GOVERNMENT.
BUT THE RIDINGS ARE BACK NOW.
AND THEY ARE THE MULTI-CULTURAL
ASK THEY'VE BEEN RESPONDING
EXTREMELY WELL AND EXTREMELY
STRONGLY TO DOUG FORD.
THEY HAD TO GET SIGNS WITH DOUG
FORD BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE ASKING
FOR IT IN THE NORTH PART OF THE
RIDING.
SOUTH END NOT AS STOCK FOR
DOUG.
VERY STRONG FOR ROD.
SO WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS BUT
HE SHOULD WIN THAT SEAT.

Steve says JOE DICTION POP.
I THINK HE'S THE OLDEST
CANDIDATE SEEKING REELECTION
TONIGHT.
HE IS 82, I THINK.

Janet says HE'S QUITE ELDERLY.

Steve says WELL I DIDN'T PUT IT THAT
WAY.

Janet says WELL, IN THAT COMMUNITY HE IS
Mr. AJAX.
BUT THE OTHER THINGS TOO THAT IS
WORKING IN ROD'S FAVOUR IS HE'S
HAD A COUPLE OF VERY STRONG
LOCAL ISSUES.
SO FOR EXAMPLE, THE LIBERAL
GOVERNMENT HAD SAID THEY WERE
GOING TO CLOSE THE AJAX CASINO.
WHICH THE TOWN HAD VOTED FOR.
AND IT'S BEEN HELPING TO KEEP
DOWN THE PROPERTY TAXES.
IT'S VERY SUCCESSFUL.
SO THAT'S BEEN AN ISSUE.
THE NDP ARE GOING TO CLOSE THE
PICKERING PLANT.
THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYEES
AT THAT ATLANTIC.
SO THAT'S PLAYED FOR ROB.
A NUMBER OF LOCAL ISSUES.
AND IT'S TOUGH TO GET A LOCAL
ISSUE THAT GETS YOU THE
ATTENTION S A CANDIDATE IN A 905
RIDING.

Steve says CHERI DINOVO, WE'RE GOING TO
TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR PART OF THE
CITY, PARKDALE-HIGH PARK WHICH
YOU SO ABLY REPRESENTED FOR A
LONG TIME.
THAT SEAT YOU WON FOUR YEARS AGO
BY 514 VOTE.
MY HUNCH IS IT WON'T BE SO CLOSE
TONIGHT.

A slate shows the candidates for Parkdale-High Park: Nadia Guerrera for the Liberals, Adam Pham for the PCs, Bhutila Karpoche for the NDP, and Halyna Zalucky for the Greens.

Cheri says PETER TABUNS AND I WERE THE
ONLY ONES LEFT STANDING IN NDP
AND TORONTO.
TONIGHT BHUTILA IS GOING TO WIN IT.
NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.
AND HERE'S WHAT IS SO EXCITING.
MY EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT FOR EIGHT
YEARS.
BUT WHAT IS TRULY MEMORABLE IS
SHE WILL BE THE FIRST TIBETAN
BUDDHIST TO WIN IN ANY
CAPACITY.
THERE'S A LARGE AREA THAT WILL
BE CHEERING.
AND IT REALLY IS EXCITING.
IT'S VERY MUCH A NEW IMMIGRANT
RIDING IN MANY WAYS BUT OF
COURSE DOWNTOWN TORONTO BUT SHE
REPRESENTS BOTH.
VERY WELL EDUCATED AND A
WONDERFUL YOUNG WOMAN.
AND IT WILL BE TERRIFIC TO
CELEBRATE THIS HISTORIC FIRST IN
NORTH AMERICA.

Steve says FOUR YEARS AGO, YOU WERE ONE
OF TWO MPPs WHO MANAGED TO
SURVIVAL THE LIBERAL ONSLAUGHT
ON THE 416.
IT'S GOING TO BE A DIFFERENT
NIGHT IN THE CITY, ISN'T IT?

Cheri says VERY DIFFERENT.
IT'S A VERY DIFFERENT NDP
CAMPAIGN THIS TIME.
I PREDICTED BACK IN MARCH IF
DOUG WON, WE MAY NOT BE
GOVERNMENT.
BUT CERTAINLY I SAW THE LIBERAL
VOTE COLLAPSING.
WE SAW THE.
NDP COMING UP AND WE SAW WHAT TO
MANY IS A SCARY TORY LEADER
SHIP.
BUT ALSO FOR THE NDP AS WELCH
THEY HAD POLICIES TO BE THE
LIBERAL PARTY, BECAUSE THEY ARE
THE OTHER WAY.

Steve says DO YOU TAKE CREDIT FOR THAT?

Cheri says I WAS OUTSPOKEN.

Steve says A GUY WANTED TO PUT THAT IN SOME
HISTORICAL CONTEXT.
YOU GAVE HOCKEY STICKS TO YOUR
LEADER FOUR YEARS AGO AFTER THE
RESULT CAME IN AND SHOWED THE.
NDP ALMOST DECIMATED IN THE
416.
AND VOICES LIKE YOURS AND OTHERS
ENCOURAGED THE PARTY PRACTICES
TO SEND THE PARTY BACK TO
IDEOLOGICAL TERRITORY WHERE
THEY GOT MORE COMFORTABLE.

Cheri says SOMEONE HAD TO RECONCILE AND
WE SAW SOME WONDERFUL PEOPLE
LOSE THEIR SEATS AND THIS
HAPPENS WITH HUGE SHIFTS AND
WILL HE SO HE THAT THAT
TONIGHT.
AND WE LOST ROSY.
THERE WERE MANY THAT WERE LOST
AND THEY HAVE TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED
AND LISTENED TO.
AND I THINK THEY WERE.
THAT'S GOOD NEWS.
YOU KNOW IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE
LEADER.
IT'S ALSO ABOUT THE STRATEGIST
AND THE CAMPAIGN TEAM.
SO WHAT WE SEE WITH THE NDP
CAMPAIGN TONIGHT IS A REALLY
EXCELLENT TEAM WITH GLEN
POLICIES AND EXCELLENT
STRATEGY.
IT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.

Steve says GOT YOU.
LET'S GO TO EASTERN ONTARIO AND
TAKE A LOOK AT GLENGARRY,
PRESCOTT, RUSSELL WHERE YOU RAN
11 YEARS AGO AS A CANDIDATE.

Karolyne says CORRECT.

A slate shows the candidates for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell: Pierre Leroux for the Liberals, Amanda Simard for the PCs, Bonnie Jean-Louis for the NDP, and Daniel Bruce Reid for the Greens.

Steve says LAST TIME IT WENT LIBERAL BY
8,000 VOTES.
THE FORMER SITTING MEMBER IS NOT
SEEKING REELECTION.
GIVE OF US THE LAY OF THE LAND
FROM THAT EASTERN ONTARIO
RIDING.

Karolyne says WELL WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS
RIDING WILL TELL US HOW PROFOUND
DISCONTENT WITH THE LIBERALS
IS.
THIS IS A RIDING WHERE OVER 50 percent
OF RESIDENTS ARE FRANCOPHONE.
FRANCO ONTARIANS TRADITIONALLY
VOTE LIBERAL.
THEY HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN WHAT MIKE
HARRIS TRIED TO DO WITH THE
HOSPITAL IN OTTAWA.

Steve says SHUT IT DOWN.

Karolyne says YES.
AND SO FOR THIS LIBERAL RIDING
TO FALL TO ANOTHER PARTY IT WILL
BE VERY SIGNIFICANT IF THAT
HAPPENS.
WHEN I RAN THERE IN 2007, THE
LIBERAL INCUMBENT HAD AN ARENA
NAMED AFTER HIM.
THERE WAS NO WAY HE WAS NOT
GOING TO WIN.
THE NEWS OF THE NIGHT IS I CAME
IN THIRD AND CAME IN AHEAD OF
THE NDP.
THAT'S WHAT THE JOURNALIST THAT
CALLED ME SAID.
THAT'S THE NEWS OF THE NIGHT.

Steve says WHO IS THE MAN OF THE ARENA
NAMED AFTER HIM?

Janet says HE'S THE KING.

Karolyne says THAT WAS A FORGONE
CONCLUSION.

Sandra says HOCKEY COACH.

Steve says WE SHOULD POINT OUT THAT FOR
SOME REASON... AND THIS IS THE
CASE IN A HANDFUL OF RIDINGS
ACROSS THE PROVINCE TONIGHT.
THERE ARE ALWAYS PROBLEMS IN
EVERY PROVINCIAL ELECTION,
RETURNING OFFICERS DIDN'T SHOW
UP ON TIME.
THEY CAN'T GET THE LOCK OFF THE
DOOR.
THERE WAS A SITUATION IN TORONTO
TONIGHT...
I GUESS IN BRADFORD.
WHERE THERE WAS A POLICE
INCIDENT AT A SCHOOL WHERE
PEOPLE WERE SUPPOSED TO VOTE AND
BECAUSE THE POLICE GOT CALLED IN
TO DEAL WITH SOME CRIMINAL
SITUATION, THEY TO CLOSE THE
POLLING STATION DOWN FOR TWO AND
A HALF HOURS.
AND AS A RESULT...
THAT POLL WILL BE OPEN TWO AND A
HALF HOURS LATER.
GLENGARRY PRESCOTT IS ONE OF
THOSE RIDINGS TONIGHT SO WE
WON'T BE ABLE IT TO SEE RETURNS
FROM THERE.
I THINK UNTIL... THEY WILL ALL
START TO BLAST IN THERE UNTIL
9 O'CLOCK.
IS IT 10:30 P.M.?
THEY ARE KEEPING THE POLLS OPEN
AN HOUR AND A HALF LONGER.
ROBERT FISHER ARE YOU UP NEXT.
AND YOU CAME A NG LO WAY TO BE
WITH US TONIGHT.
YOU CAME NOT ONLY FROM A LONG
WAY BUT FROM THE LONGEST RIDING
NAME IN THE PROVINCE.

Robert says PRETTY CLOSE. PRETTY CLOSE.

Steve says LEEDS-GRENVILLE-THOUSAND
ISLANDS AND RIDEAU LAKES.
TELL US THE STORY THERE.

A slate shows the candidates for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes: David Henderson for the Liberals, Steve Clark for the PCs, Michelle Taylor for the NDP, and Derek Morley for the Greens.

Robert says WELL HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT
SHIFT HAPPENING.

Steve says GOOD ONE.

A female voice says NEWS POINTS FOR ROBERT.

Robert says SHIFT WILL NOT HAPPEN HERE.
STEVE CLARK, YOU SEE AN ASTERISK
NEXT TO HIS NAME.
A VERY POPULAR LOCAL MEMBER.
IT'S INTERESTING TOO HERE,
STEVE.
YOU HAVE THE CURRENT MAYOR OF
BROCKVILLE IN DAVID BEHIND SO
AND A FORMER MAYOR IN STEVE
CLARK.
WHO WAS ELECTED MAYOR AT THE AGE
OF 22.
THE RIDING, THOUGH, I MUST TELL
YOU IN A VERY SERIOUS VAIN IS
STILL VERY MUCH REELING FROM THE
DEATH OF THE LOCAL TORY MP.
GORD BROWN.
I MEAN WHEN THERE CLARK OPENED
HIS CAMPAIGN OFFICE.
IT WAS A MOMENT OF SILENCE.
HE TALKED ABOUT Mr. BROWN AS
BEING HIS BROTHER.
AND IT REALLY CAST... OVER THE
EARLY PART OF THE CAMPAIGN BUT I
DON'T ANTICIPATE MUCH CHANGE
HERE.
THERE'S A HISTORY THAT BEFORE
THAT... FOR THE POLITICAL NERDS
OUT THERE.
BOB RUNCIMAN'S RIDING.
HE WEAPON UP AS A SENATOR.
MAY, IN FACT, RUN IN A FEDERAL
ELECTION TO RUN AS A TEMPORARY
TURN THERE.
AND AS I LIKE TO TELL MY FRIEND
IN TORONTO.
EACH THE BLACK FLIES VOTE TORY
IN THAT RIDING.

Steve says THEY DID LAST TIME BECAUSE
STEVE CLARK WON BY 15,000 VOTES
SO IT'S NOT EXACTLY A
NAILBITER.

Robert says HE IS ONE OF THOSE GUYS.
NO MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE MAY
NOT BE HAPPY WITH Mr. FORD AS
THE PARTY LEADER.
HIS LOCAL IMPACT IS SOMETHING
THAT COULD WELL CARRY HIM BACK
TO QUEEN'S PARK.

Steve says WE HAVE ABOUT 7 MINUTES NOW
UNTIL THE POLLS CLOSE IN 95 percent OF
THE PROVINCE.
SO I WANT TO GET INTO SOME
CONVERSATION.
SANDRA, TO YOU FIRST HERE.
THERE ARE SOME ELECTIONS, I
THINK, THAT ARE JUST NOT
WINNABLE.
KATHLEEN WYNNE DID NOT THINK
THIS WAS ONE OF THEM.
SHE SAW A PATH TO VICTORY.
HAD... YOU KNOW AS WE TALKED
EARLIER WITH ROBBER.
HAD SHE CAUGHT A BREAK HERE.
HAD SHE CAUGHT A BREAK THERE.
HAD THE NDP CAMPAIGN NOT DO
WELL.
SHE SAW A WAY TO GET ELECTED.
DID YOU?

The caption changes to "The campaign that was."

Sandra says YOU KNOW WHAT I RECOGNIZED IS
THE CURRENT CIRCLE AROUND THE
PREMIER'S SHOP.
THEY ARE ALL...
PREMIER SHOP.
THEY ARE ALL 2003.
NOT BEFORE.
AND FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN
AROUND THE PARTY FOR DECADES
THEY WILL RECOGNIZE A 1995
FLAVOUR TO THIS CAMPAIGN.
AND I SAY THAT BECAUSE BOB RAE
WAS THE PREMIER.
OUR ELECTION WAS SUPPOSED TO BE
IN 1994.
HE REFUSED TO CALL IT UNTIL THE
FIFTH YEAR.
NOTHING WOULD BUDGE THE
NUMBERS.
AND HE DID THAT FOR A WHOLE YEAR
SO THAT ULTIMATELY THE CAMPAIGN
BECAME JUNE 8th, 95.
AND THEN WE WERE ALL DECIMATED
AND WE HAD A MOTLEY CREW OF 12
LIBERAL'S THAT GOT ELECTED IN A
SWEEP THAT WENT THE OTHER WAY.

Steve says AND YOU WERE ONE OF THE 12.

Sandra says AND WHAT WAS INTERESTING IS
THAT... I WAS JUST A CANDIDATE.
WE ALL KNEW.
NOTHING WOULD SWAY THE VOTERS.
THEY WERE DONE WITH BOB RAE.

Steve says IS THAT WHAT CHANGED YOUR
MIND?

Sandra says A YEAR AGO, AND A HALF.
AT THAT TIME THE POLLS WERE
HISTORICALLY LOW.
NOT INTERNET POLLS.
SERIOUS POLLS, HAD HER AT 12.
AT THAT MOMENT ANYONE OVER...
I'M GOING TO SAY OVER 40, SAY,
STARTS REMEMBERING, OH MY GOD.
WE HAVE A HISTORY HERE.
WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING.
AND NOTHING HAND.
AND I ACTUALLY THINK THAT THERE
WAS AN EXPECTATION THAT YOU
WOULD DO SOMETHING TO HELP THE
PARTY AT THAT POINT.
AND WHEN THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN YOU
JUST KNEW, WE ARE DONE.
AND THERE... NOTHING WAS PULLING
UP THE AIRPLANE AT THAT POINT.
THE LAST BUDGET WHICH JANET, THE
FORMER MINISTER OF FINANCE.
YOU SAW WHAT WAS IN OUR LAST
BUDGET OF THE ONTARIO BUDGET.
UP COULDN'T ASK FOR MORE THINGS
YOU DIDN'T FIND IN THERE.
AND THAT HAD BEEN THE CASE FOR
THE LAST YEAR.

Steve says LET'S FOLLOW UP FOR THAT.
DID YOU SEE ANY PATH TO THE
LIBERALS IN THIS CAMPAIGN?

Janet says NO.
I THINK SANDRA IS QUITE RIGHT.
I THINK PEOPLE DECIDED THEY
WANTED TO CHANGE THE PREMIER.
AND NO ONE... AS I UNDERSTAND
IT, HAS EVER COME BACK FROM THAT
KIND OF AN APPROVAL RATING
DEFICIT AS A LEADER AND ONE OF
THE IMPROVE PS... IF YOUR PARTY
IS GOING TO BE THERE FOR A LONG
TIME.
YOU JUST STEP ASIDE.
MIKE HARRIS STEPPED ASIDE
BECAUSE HE WAS BECOMING A BIT OF
AN ISSUE.

Steve says BUT HE had TWO TERMS.
KATHLEEN WYNNE ONLY HAD ONE.

Janet says THAT'S TRUE.
BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS.
AND FOR WHATEVER REASON
PEOPLE... YOU KNOW VOTERS TOOK A
GREAT DISLIKE TO HER AND I THINK
ONE OF THE CHALLENGES FOR THE
LIBERAL PARTY NOW IS THAT IF IT
HAPPENS THE WAY THE POLLS ARE
PREDICTING IT, THERE'S GOING TO
BE BLOOD ON THE FLOOR BECAUSE
THERE'S GOING TO BE PEOPLE WHO
ARE VERY ANGRY THAT SHE DIDN'T
STEP ASIDE.
THERE'S GOING TO BE THOSE THAT
ARE VERY ANGRY ABOUT THE HAIL
MARY PASS WHERE SHE SAID
I'M OUT OF IT.
WE ARE NOT GOING TO WIN.
SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT THAT WAS...
WE WILL SEE.
SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT THAT WAS A
BRILLIANT STRATEGY TO SAVE THE
FURNITURE, AS PEOPLE KEPT SAY.
THERE WERE A LOT OF CANDIDATES
AND A LOT OF VOTERS FEEL THEY
HAVE BEEN THROWN OUT.
ONE OF THE PROBLEMS IS WITH A
NIGHT LIKE TONIGHT.
THERE WILL BE PEOPLE STANDING ON
THE STAGE.
HAVING THE HIGHEST HIGH OF THEIR
LIFE AND VERY DECENT PEOPLE WHO
ARE GOING LOSE.
AND THAT'S A TERRIBLE FEELING
AND FOR THE PREMIER.
THERE HAVE BEEN HOLES WHEN WE
HAVE WON AND WHEN WE HAVE LOST.
SO THERE'S GOING TO BE A BIT OF
A TRAGEDY FOR TONIGHT TOO.

Steve says LET ME ASK ABOUT PUPATELLO.
IF THE LIBERALS HAD CHANGED
PREMIERS A YEAR AND A YEAR AND A
HALF AGO.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Cheri says WELL, HERE KATHLEEN WYNNE
SOLD HERSELF AS A JUSTICE
PREMIER.
AND THE PROVINCE WAS AGAINST HER
WHEN SHE PRIVATIZED.
THAT'S NOT SOCIAL JUSTICE AND OF
PEOPLE ARE HURTING.
PEOPLE ARE REALLY HURTING IN
TERMS OF BILLS THEY ARE PAYING
AND INEQUALITY.
AND I ALSO THINK THE LIBERALS
HAVE RUN ONE OF THE WORST
CAMPAIGNS I'VE EVER SEEN.
THE ADS THAT WERE JUST RUN ON
COMMERCIAL RADIO SOUNDED LIKE
CONSERVATIVE ADS.
THEY WERE UNION BASHING ADS.
I THOUGHT WHAT IS THE LOGIC TO
THAT.
THERE ARE LIBERAL ADS.
THERE WERE LIBERAL.
AND THEY RAN OVER TO THE NDP.
NOT ONLY DID THEY POUR ON THE
GRAVE THEY POURED SALT OPT TOP.
WITH KATY AND GERALD GONE TO
OTTAWA AND STRAYED THERE BECAUSE
GERALD USED TO LIVE IN MY
RIDING.
HELLO, HAS IT GONE ON TO
JUSTIN?
I DON'T KNOW WHAT.
HARD BUT CERTAINLY FROM THE VERY
FIRST DEBATE I DIDN'T SEE HER
SUPPORTED.
I DIDN'T SEE HER BACKED.
I SAW PEOPLE JUMPING SHIP WAY
TOO EARLY AND THAT WAS A SIGNAL
THAT GOT OUT.
THE FACT THAT SHE DID STAY AS
LEADER AND PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE
STEPPED UP.
IN ANY OTHER CAMPAIGN, HOPEFULLY
THEY WOULD HAVE.
TO TRY TO DO AS GOOD AS THEY
COULD AND SUPPORT HER AND GET
THE SHOW ON THE ROAD.

Robert says I WAS GOING TO SAY I REMEMBER
WATCHING THIS VERY PROGRAM.
Greg Sorbara LAID IT OUT PRETTY CLEARLY AND I
THINK ONE OF THE TAKES BY THOSE
WHO WANTED MISS WYNNE TO
CONTINUE STEP ASIDE.
IT WAS LEFT FOR THE HISTORIANS.
BUT ONE WONDERS IF THERE HAD
BEEN A PRIVATE TALKING TO MISS
WIN ABOUT... LOOK THERE ARE
PRISON PROBLEMS HERE AND MAYBE
YOU OUGHT TO CONSIDER
SOMETHING.
MAYBE SHE WOULD HAVE GONE FOR A
WALK IN THE SNOW.
WHO KNOWS BUT I THINK BECAUSE IT
WAS PUBLIC, THEY BACKED THAT UP
AND SHE WAS DARN DETERMINED SHE
WASN'T GOING TO GO.
NUMBER ONE, WHO WOULD HAVE
REPLACED HER?

Steve says AS WE ALL LOOK AT SANDRA.

Sandra says WE DON'T KNOW THAT IT WASN'T
DONE IN PRIVATE.
BECAUSE IN THESE TYPES OF THINGS
THERE'S ALWAYS A CIRCLE.
AND THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS THE
TAMERITY TO TALK ABOUT THESE
SITUATIONS?

Robert says BUT DO YOU THINK...

Steve says BECAUSE IT'S 9 O'CLOCK.
THE POLLS ARE CLOSED.
LET'S RESET.
WE WILL RESET OUR COVERAGE RIGHT
NOW.
GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.
IF YOU ARE JUST JOINING US NOW
BECAUSE THE POLLS HAVE CLOSED.

Charts appear on screen with numbers at 0 for each party, as names of different ridings with their candidates flash by.

Steve says WE ARE ON TVO LIVE ALL NIGHT
LONG AND ON AIR FOR WHAT IS
DESTINED TO BE AN HISTORIC
ELECTION IN THE PROVINCE OF
ONTARIO.
THE 42nd GENERAL ELECTION.
TONIGHT, JUNE 7th, 2018.
WE ARE SURROUNDED HERE BY SOME
OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS.
SANDRA PUPATELLO FOR THE
LIBERALS, JANET ECKER FOR THE
P.C.'S, CHERI DINOVO FOR THE
NDP, KAROLYNE PICKETT FOR THE
GREEN PARTY, ROBERT FISCHER...
HALF A CENTURY, A BROADCAST
JOURNALIST.
I PROMISED YOU AN HOUR AGO THAT
BY 9:00:30, I'D BE OVER THERE
TALKING TO POLLY FINDING OUT
WHAT THE PROJECTIONS ARE.
I WILL BE OF MY WORD.
SHELBY FOLLOW ME, IF YOU WILL.
LET'S GO TO ERIN KELLY.
HERE WE HAVE.

He walks over to Erin and says
WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS
FOR A LONG TIME. POLLY, THE
COMPUTER WHIZ HAS BEEN
CRUNCHING ALL THE NUMBERS AND
CHECKING PEOPLE ALL OVER THE
PROVINCE.
LONGITUDELY, LET'S GO THROUGH
THE GRAPHIC AND TAKE US THROUGH
IT.
AND TELL US YOUR PROJECTION.

Erin says STEVE, POLLY IS PROJECTING A
PC MAJORITY GOVERNMENT LED BY
DOUG FORD, FOLLOWED BY
OPPOSITION, ANDREA HORWATH.

A chart appears on a screen behind Erin and Steve, showing the PC party is expected to have the most votes, closely followed by the NDP.

Erin says WE WILL SEE THE PCs COMING
IN WITH AN EASY MAJORITY BETWEEN
70 AND 79 SEATS.
WE MENTIONED THERE WAS HIGH
UNDECIDED AND OF COURSE POLLY
DOES NOT KNOW WHO WILL AND WHO
WILL NOT SHOW UP TO THE POLLS
EVERY DAY.
SO THESE LIGHTER BANDS ARE THE
POSSIBLE OUTLIAR OF 95 percent
CONFIDENCE INTERVAL.
IN THAT CASE, THERE'S A SLIM
CHANCE TONIGHT THAT WE WILL SEE
ANDREA MORE VAST WIN
GOVERNMENT.
FOR THAT TO HAPPEN WE WOULD HAVE
TO HAVE THE WORST CASE SCENARIO
POSSIBLE FOR THE PCs AND THE
BEST CASE SCENARIO POSSIBLE FOR
THE NDP.
THAT'S WHY WE ARE WATCHING
ANDREA HORVATH.
IF SHE WINS THOSE RIDINGS, SHE
MIGHT BREAKTHROUGH TO HERE.
IF NOT, NOT LIKELY.

Steve says BEFORE WE MOVE ON TO THE
RIDINGS.
A COUPLE.
POINTS OF CLARIFICATIONS.
WHAT IS THAT?

Steve points at a narrow red band representing the meagre amount of votes expected to be received by the Liberals.

Erin says THAT IS WHAT IS LEFT OF THE
LIBERAL PARTY.

Steve says HOW MANY SEATS?

Erin says POLLY'S MOST LIKELY BETWEEN 0
AND 2.
WE WILL BE LOOKING TO SEE IF
St. PAUL, TO SEE IF SHE CAN
WIN THOSE TWO RIDINGS.
ON THE OUTSIDE, FIVE SEATS,
POLLY DOES NOT SEE THE ONTARIO
LIBERALS MAINTAINING OFFICIAL
PARTY STATUS AFTER TONIGHT.

Steve says 0 TO 2 SEATS FOR THE LIBERAL
PARTY.
A LOSS OF 53 SEATS IN ONE
NIGHT.

Erin says YES.

Steve says IT WOULDN'T BE THE WORST
DEBACLE IN ONTARIO HISTORY BUT
PRETTY CLOSE.
LET'S ALSO EXPLAIN THAT IN THE
SAME WAY, IN THE LAST AMERICAN
ELECTION.
ALL THE PEOPLE WHO DO WHAT YOU
DID, SAID IT'S AN 10 TO 85 percent SLAM
DUNK THAT HILLARY CLINTON IS
GOING TO WIN THE ELECTION.
THAT WAS ON THE BASIS OF A
CERTAIN SCENARIO.
BUT THERE WERE OTHER SCENARIOS
AND THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE TO SAY
THERE IS A POSSIBLE OF OVERLAP.

Erin says THERE IS ABILITY TO.
IT'S ABOUT A 5 percent CHANCE HERE THAT
WE WILL SEE ANDREA HORVATH MAKE
IT TO THE PREMIER'S CHAIR
TONIGHT.

Steve says ONLY 5 percent.

Erin says SO POLLY IS PRETTY DARN SURE
THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT A FORD
MAJORITY TONIGHT?

Steve says THAT'S WHAT SHE SAYS, YES.

Erin says THAT'S WHAT SHE SAYS NOW.
I'M GOING TO TALK TO HILLARY
CLARK.
HILLARY WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO
RIGHT NOW?
RIDINGS OPEN LATE.
I HAVE TO DONE A UPDATE ON
RIDINGS OPEN LATE.
BECAUSE SOME OF WHAT WILL MAKE
THIS PROBLEMATIC.
WE HAVE HALF A DOZEN RIDINGS
OPEN LATE AND THEREFORE RETURNS
ARE GOING TO COME LATE.
AND THEREFORE POLLY MAY HAVE TO
SIT LONGER TO DECIDE WHAT IS
WHAT.
HILLARY IS IN THE CONTROL ROOM
PRODUCING THIS SHOW.
SO FIRE STATION, HILLARY, WHAT
YOU REGULAR DOING NOW?
I'M GOING OVER HERE.
Erin, WE WILL SEE YOU TONIGHT.

Steve returns to the table and says
OKAY, GANG.
ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS WE WILL
DO... FOR WHATEVER REASON.
WE WON'T GET RETURNS HERE OR
ANYWHERE ELSE.
LET'S EXPLAIN OR GRAPHICS.
SHALL WE.
LOOK AT THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN.
THAT WE WILL KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON
ALL NIGHT LONG.
THAT WAS LEADING IN ELECTED
COUNT.
WE KNOW THE LIBERAL ALSO 55
SEATS.
THE OTHER PARTIES MANY FEWER.

The right-hand column changes to PC 1, Liberal 0, NDP 0, Green 0.

Steve says IF ERIN KELLY IS RIGHT,
WE SHOULD SEE THE TORIES GET 63
SEAT FOR A MAJORITY.
SHE PROJECTS THE TORIES WILL BE
OVER THAT 63 SEATS BY THE END OF
THE NIGHT.
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE RIGHT HAND
COLUMN.
AT THE BOTTOM WE THERE GO RIDING
ALL NIGHT LONG.
SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO LOOK...
YOUR RIDING WILL POP UP
EVENTUALLY.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO KEEP WAITING
FOR IT.
THEY WILL KEEP SCROLLING
THROUGH.
SCROLLING THROUGH.
YOUR POLLS ARE CLOSED RIGHT
NOW.
WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT BEFORE WE
START GETTING RESULT.
YOU SEE HAMILTON WEST.
A STAR BESIDE TED MCMEEKIN'S
NAME.
MEANING HE IS THE FORMER
PERSON.
NOW YOU CAN TAKE US THROUGH THE
RIDINGS WHERE WE WILL NOT SEE
RETURNS FOR ARE A WHILE BECAUSE
THEY HAVE BEEN KEPT OPEN LATE
FOR A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT
REASONS? I DON'T HAVE A LIST OF
THESE.

A slate shows the candidates for Bay of Quinte: Robert Quaiff for the Liberals, Todd Smith for the PCs, Joanne Belanger for the NDP, and Mark Daye for the Greens.

Steve says BAY OF QUINTE WHERE TODD SMITH
IS THE SITTING MEMBER.
THAT IS A RIDING EXPECTED TO GO
CONSERVATIVE TONIGHT BUT THE
NDP, POLLY WAS SAYING, WAS
SHOWING STRONG.
WE WILL KEEP OUR EYE ON THAT
ONE.
AND THE ABOUT OTHER ONE, THE
TOWN OF ESSEX.

A slate shows the candidates for Essex: Kate Festeryga for the Liberals, Chris Lewis for the PCs, Taras Natyshak for the NDP, and Nancy Pancheshan for the Greens.

Steve says IT DOESN'T MATTER THAT THAT WILL
COME IN LATE BECAUSE TARA WILL
WIN.
IT SO PUT A CHECKMARK BESIDE IT
RIGHT NOW.
YOU WON BY THE BIGGEST MARGIN
NDP CANDIDATE.
CAROLINE IN YOUR RIDING.
GLENGARRY-RUSSELL.

A slate shows the candidates for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell: Pierre Leroux for the Liberals, Amanda Simard for the PCs, Bonnie Jean-Louis for the NDP, and Daniel Bruce Reid for the Greens.

Steve says WE WON'T GET ANYTHING FROM THERE
UNTIL 10:30 P.M.

A slate shows the candidates for Simcoe North: Gerry Marshall for the Liberals, Jill Dunlop for the PCs, Elizabeth Van Houtte for the NDP, and Valerie Powell for the Greens.

Steve says IN SIMCOE NORTH.
PATRICK BROWN'S FORMER RIDING.
THIS IS A RIDING WHERE A FORMER
PC MEMBER, STEPPED SAY I ASIDE.
PATRICK BROWN RAN THERE.
AND WON IT AND NOW PATRICK
FATHER'S TOLD... AGAIN TROUBLES
IN.
THIS IS THE ISN'T I TOLD YOU
ABOUT EARLIER.
THIS IS YORK SIMCOE.

A slate shows the candidates for York-Simcoe: Loralea Carruthers for the Liberals, Caroline Mulroney for the PCs, Dave Szollosy for the NDP, and Alexandra Zalucky for the Greens.

Steve says IN BRADFORD WHERE THERE WAS A
POLICE INCIDENT AT A SCHOOL.
A NUMBER OF POLLING STATIONS HAD
TO BE CLOSE DOWN FOR TWO AND A
HALF HOURS.
SO WE MAY HAVE TO WAIT A LONG
TIME TO FIND OUT THAT CAROLINE
MULRONEY IS GOING TO WIN THAT
SEAT.
PROBABLY.
ONE NEVER KNOWS FOR SURE BUT
THAT'S A PRETTY SAFE
CONSERVATIVE SEAT.
THE FORMER SITTING MEMBER,
JANET, YOU KNEW VERY WELL.
JULIE MUNROE.
THE LONGEST SERVING FEMALE NDP
EVER.
22 YEARS.
AND A LOVELY PERSON.

Janet says ABSOLUTELY.

Steve says LOVELY PEOPLE.

Robert says AND HONORARY FELLOW MPPs
WERE HER CONTRIBUTION.

Steve says FOR CAROLINE?

Janet says BEFORE.

Steve says NO.
DIFFERENT RIDING.

Janet says SHE NEED SOMEBODY TO RUN.

Steve says ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT HER.
LAWYER LEE CARRUTHERS.
ON THE SCHOOLBOARD THERE.
A GOOD, POPULAR CANDIDATE BUT
TOUGH FOR THE LIBERALS AT ANY
TIME BUT PARTICULARLY TONIGHT.

A slate shows the candidates for Work South-Weston: Laura Albanese for the Liberals, Mark Demontis for the PCs, Faisal Hassan for the NDP, and Grad Murray for the Greens.

Steve says SOUTHWEST TONIGHT WILL BE OPEN
LATE AS WELCH AN INTERESTING
CAST OF CHARACTERS HERE.
LAURA HAS WON THAT SEAT AND LOST
THAT SEAT.
CABINET MINISTER.
BISSEL AS WELL.
MARK NEVER SHOWS SIGNS.
HE IS VISUALLY BLIND.
THE FIRST NDP MPP ELECTED IN
THAT RIDING.
UP NORTH.

A slate shows the candidates for Kiiwetinoong: Doug Lawrance for the Liberals, Clifford Bull for the PCs, Sol Mamakwa for the NDP, and Christine Penner Polle for the Greens.

Steve says THIS GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO
SAY THERE WILL BE TWO NEW
NORTHERN RIDE NATION HAVE BEEN
CREATED JUST FOR ONTARIO.
REMEMBER THE ONTARIO RIDINGS
ALMOST ALL MIRROR THE BOUNDARIES
OF THE FEDERAL RIDINGS.
EXCEPT FOR THIS ONE AND IN THE
NORTH.
NORTHERN ONTARIO MADE THE CASE
BECAUSE OF ITS SMALLER
POPULATION IT SHOULD HAVE MORE
REPUTATION AT QUEEN'S PARK.
SO PEOPLE FEEL THEY HAVE A
VOICE.
SO ONTARIO AGREED TO CREATE TWO
MORE RIDINGS.
JAMES BAY.
THE ONE IN THE BOTTOM THERE IS
ONE.
AND ANOTHER ONE.
AND GIVEN THE NATURE OF THE
POPULATION THERE, IT IS ALMOST
CERTAIN THAT THE FIRST
INDIGENOUS MPP WILL BE ELECTED
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO
TONIGHT.
BUT WE WILL BE OFF THE AIR BY
THE TIME WE FIND THAT OUT
BECAUSE THAT POLL WILL STAY OPEN
UNTIL 1:30 IN THE MORNING.
THE RETURNING OFFICER,
APPARENTLY, COULDN'T GET THERE.
SOMETHING HAPPENED.
AND THEY COULDN'T OPEN THE
POLLING STATION UNTIL REALLY,
REALLY LATE SO NO RETURNS UNTIL
1:30 IN THE MORNING.
AND WE WILL ALL BE ASLEEP BY
THEN.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE...

Karolyne says MAYBE NOT.

Steve says TAKE A LOOK OVER THERE.
THE CONSERVATIVES LEADING IN 44 SEATS.

The right-hand column changes to PC 44, NDP 25, Liberal 6, Green 1.

Steve says THEY TWO THIRDS ON THE WAY TO A
MARRIAGE IF I GOVERNMENT.
NDP HAD A STRONG SECOND OF 25.
LIBERALS SHOWING AT 6 AT THE
MOMENT.
POLLY WAS RIGHT OF THE LIBERALS
WERE, ALLOWING AT A POTENTIAL
WIPEOUT TONIGHT AND THE GREENS
ARE ON THE BOARD AT 1.
I WONDER IF THAT IS GUELPH OR
PARRY SOUND OR MUSKOKA OR WHAT.
LET'S CHECK IN.
WE KNOW KATHLEEN WYNNE WAS IN
TOUGH IN HER OWN RIDING AND
THERE'S THE FIRST EVIDENCE OF IT.

A slate shows the candidates for Don Valley West: Kathleen Wynne for the Liberals, Jon Kieran for the PCs, Amara Possian for the NDP, and Morgan Bailey for the Greens.

Steve says NOW LET'S NOT GET TOO EXCITED.
THIS IS 7 percent OF THE POLLS
REPORTING BUT JON KIERAN
I SPOKE TO HIM TODAY HE SAYS HE
HAS BEEN BE KNOCKING ON DOORS
FOR LITERALLY A YEAR AND A HALF.
THE PREMIER IS TRAILING IN HER
OWN DON VALLEY WEST RIDING WHICH
IS A STONE'S THROW FROM THIS
STUDIO.
SHE IS TRAILING TONIGHT.
AS WE SUGGESTED OFF THE
PROGRAM.
NOT UNPRECEDENTED FOR A PREMIERE
TO LOSE HIS OR HER SEAT IN AN
ELECTION.
IT HAPPENED THREE TYPES
ALREADY.
BUT IT'S CERTAINLY NOT
FREQUENT.

A slate shows the candidates for Etobicoke North: Shafiq Qaadri for the Liberals, Doug Ford for the PCs, Mahamud Amin for the NDP, and Nancy Kaur Ghuman for the Greens.

Steve says AND DOUG FORD LOOKING FOR HIS
FIRST ELECTION AS A MEMBER OF
THE LEGISLATURE.
AND THAT'S WHAT WE WILL SEE A
LOT OF TONIGHT.
TORIES OR DEMOCRATS IN FIRST OR
SECOND AND LIBERALS IN A BAD
THIRD.
WE WILL SEE THAT PATTERN ALL
TIME TONIGHT, I SUSPECT.
THAT IS A SEAT THAT NORMALLY...
WELL IT'S BEEN LIBERAL FOR THE
LAST 15 YEARS BUT BEFORE THAT,
JANET, THE PC'S HAD IT
PREVIOUSLY AND THE NDP HAD IT
PREVIOUSLY AS WELL.

Janet says IN AS WHAT FORD'S FATHER'S RIDING.

Robert says Dr. JEFFREY WAS... HE UPSET
A LOT OF PEOPLE BY SHOWING UP AT
ANNAND I CAN'T HORVATH
ANNOUNCEMENT.
KIND OF AN UGLY MOMENT FOR THE
CAMPAIGN IN WHICH SHE
ULTIMATELY... QUICKLY APOLOGIZED
FOR HIS POLITICAL CAMPAIGN
INDISCRETION.
IT WAS UNSEEMLY... FOR AN
INCUMBENT CANDIDATE TO ACT THAT WAY.

Steve says EVEN DAVID HURLEY, THE
CAMPAIGN MANAGER APOLOGIZED FOR THAT.

Cheri says AT ONE POINT IN THE POLLS THE
NDP WERE JUST A FEW POINTS BACK
FROM DOUG FORD IN HIS OWN
RIDING.

Steve says POLLY SHOWED THAT TO BE A
VERY TIGHT RACE.
DESPITE THAT DOUG FORD IS THE
PARTY LEADER.
THAT WAS AT THE HEART OF THE
NATION.
IT WAS THOUGHT TO BE A TOUGH BC.

Sandra says IT'S NOT A TWO-WAY FIGHT THIS
TIME.
ONE IS PULLING FROM THE OTHER.
AND THE VOTERS WILL MAKE THE
DIFFERENCE OF WHAT WILL WIN.

The right-hand column changes to PC 63, NDP 35, Liberal 6, Green 1.

Steve says JUST POLLING.
THE TORIES AT 63 RIGHT NOW.
AT THE MOMENT...
IT'S EARLY.
BUT AT THE MOMENT, ONLY 2, 3, 5 percent
OF THE POLLS REPORTING.
THE CONSERVATIVES HAVE THE
REQUISITE NUMBER OF SEATS IN
ORDER TO FORM A MAJORITY
GOVERNMENT AM I THINK WE ARE SON
SAFETY GROUND RIGHT NOW IN
SAYING THAT THE PC PARTY WILL
FORM A MAJORITY.
IF 63 IS THE MAGIC BE IN.
WE THERE.

A slate shows partial results for Guelph.

Steve says IN THE RIDING OF GUELPH.
MIKE SCHREINER IS IN THE LEAD.
A 2-1 LEAD.
HAVING MADE THE COMEBACK IN
POLITICS.
DOUG FORD, EVERY WAS SUGGESTING
THAT HE WIN.
THERE IT IS.
CAROLINE HOW DOES THAT LOOK?

Karolyne says IT'S LOOKING VERY GOOD.
I'M THRILLED.
ALL THE HARD WORK IS PAYING
OFF.
WE HAVE HAD... WHAT I NOTICED IS
DRIVING THROUGH GUELPH, IT WAS
JUST GREEN LAWN SIGN AFTER GREEN
LAWN SIGN AFTER GREEN LAWN
SIGN.
AND IT REALLY FELT LIKE THE
TIDES HAD TURNED THERE.
I AM SURPRISED THAT
Mr. FERRARO IS DOING AS WELL
AS HE IS RIGHT NOW IN THE SENSE
THAT HE IS COMPETITIVE WITH THE NDP.

Steve says THEY TIED.
BUT LOOK AT THE I OBJECT WILL
LIBERALS IN FOURTH.

Sandra says IT'S FAIR TO SAY LOST THEIR
INCUMBENT THERE.

Robert says EVERYBODY HERE.
YOU LEVEL THE PLAYING FEEL RIGHT
AWAY.
I THINK IN CONVERSATION WITH
PEOPLE WHO HAVE WATCHED Mr.
Mr. SHRINER IN ALL MEETINGS.
PEOPLE WERE VERY IMPRESSED.
PEOPLE DIDN'T DO A LOT BUT...
PEOPLE WILL BE EXCITED ABOUT
WHAT THEY SEE TONIGHT.

The right-hand column changes to PC 71, NDP 34, Liberal 7, Green 1.

Steve says WHAT IS IN THAT RIGHT HAND
COLUMN AGAIN?
71 TORIES AND 7 LIBEL ARE AS.
THAT IS HIGHER NUMBER THAN
PEOPLE THOUGHT.
THAT IS AN IMPORTANT NUMBER
BECAUSE ONE SHORT OF OFFICIAL
PARTY STATUS AND WITH THAT COMES
RESEARCH MONEY, STAFF, ICE TIME
DURING QUESTION PERIOD.
SO THAT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE
LIBERALS IF THEY WANT TO REMAIN
RELEVANT.
THEY NEED TO GET EIGHT.
THEY ARE ALMOST THERE.
WE HAVEN'T SEEN ANDREA HORVATH'S
SEAT.
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THAT ONE.

A slate shows the candidates for Hamilton Centre: Deirdre Pike for the Liberals, Dionne Duncan for the PCs, Andrea Horwath for the NDP, and Jason Lopez for the Greens.

Steve says SHE WON HER RIDING LAST TIME BY
A LOT AND SHE WILL WIN HER
RIDING TONIGHT BY A LOT.
NOW THE SHOCKING THING IS, LOOK
WHO IS IN SECOND.
THIS IS A RIDING WHERE THE
LIBERALS... I MEAN THEY ARE
ALWAYS IN SECOND AND THE PCs
ARE ALMOST NON-EXISTENT BUT
THAT'S NOT THE CASE TONIGHT.
BUT HORVATH WILL WIN THIS ONE
TONIGHT.
THERE'S NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT.

A voice says St. PAUL.
THAT'S FABULOUS.

Cheri says LOOK HOW CLOSE IT IS.

Janet says SHE HAS A REAL SHOT.

Steve says LET'S GET THE 416.
NOW ARE WE GOING TO DO THIS IS
THIS WHERE WE BRING UP THE
RETURNS FIRST.

A map pops up with the title "the 416 at dissolution." It shows in different colours the 416 ridings held by PCs, Liberals and NDP.

Steve says HERE'S WHAT THE 416 LOOK
LIKE.
THE ONE TORY SEAT.
TWO NEW DEMOCRATS DOWN BY THE
WATER.
EVERYTHING ELSE YOU SEE IS RED.
THE WHAT IS HAPPENING TONIGHT,
SHELDON?

The map changes to "Leading and elected." The ridings now turn mainly blue, with several in orange, only one red, and one black.

Steve says BIG CHANGE.
THAT IS St. PAUL'S.
THE ONE PATCH OF RED LET.
I GATHER THE BLACK PATCH THERE
IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL.
NO, SORRY, THAT'S YORK AND
WESTON.
A LOT OF ORANGE.
A LOT OF BLUE.
LET'S SEE HOW THAT LOOKS TONIGHT
IN THE 416.
THE CAPITAL CITY.
IT HAS BEEN A RIDING SINCE
2001.

A slate shows the candidates for Scarborough Centre: Mazhar Shafiq for the Liberals, Christina Mitas for the PCs, Zeyd Bismilla for the NDP, and Sanjin Zeco for the Greens.

Steve says THE TORIES HAVE A SLIGHT LEAD
THERE TONIGHT.
5 percent OF THE POLLS.
WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET TOO
EXCITED BUT THE TORIES SHOWING
MORE COMPETITIVENESS THAN THEY
HAVE IN A LONG TIME.
LET'S KEEP LOOKING.
WHERE WILL WE GO TO NEXT IS THIS
WE WILL GO TO SPADINA-FORT YORK.

A slate shows the candidates for SPADINA-FORT YORK: Han Dong for the Liberals, Iris Yu for the PCs, Chris Glover for the NDP, and Rita Bilerman for the Greens.

Steve says THE LIBERALS KNEW THEY WERE
IN TROUBLE HERE.
THE NEW DEMOCRATS OUT TO AN
EARLY LEAD.
2 percent OF THE POLLS REPORTING.
NOT GOING TO GET TOO EXCITED
ABOUT THIS YET BUT THIS WAS ONE
OF THE RIDINGS WHERE THE
LIBERALS HAD BEEN STRONG
RIDING.
IT USED TO BE A RELIABLE PC AND
SEEMS TO BE HERE AGAIN TONIGHT.
LET'S KEEP GOING.
UNIVERSITY ROSE DALE.
ONE OF THE BEST FOUR-WAY FIGHTS
IN THE CITY IN TERMS OF THE
EQUAL OF CANDIDATES.

A slate shows the candidates for UNIVERSITY-ROSEDALE: Jo-Ann Davis for the Liberals, Gillian Smith for the PCs, Jessica Bell for the NDP, and Tim Grant for the Greens.

Steve says I WENT TO A COUPLE.
REALLY GOOD, SHARP PEOPLE.

A voice says AND TIM GRANT HAS BEEN
POUNDING THE PAYMENT.

Steve says ONE OF TIM GRANT'S SIGNS OUT
THERE.
I'M NOT SURPRISED THAT THE THE
GREENS ARE IN FOURTH.
A BIG LEAD.
AGAIN 6 percent OF THE POLLS
REPORTING.
WE ARE A LONG WAY FROM DECLARING
THAT ONE.
IN THE UNIVERSITY ROSE DALE IN
DOWNTOWN TORONTO.
IN YORK CENTRE.

A slate shows the candidates for York Centre: Ramon Estaris for the Liberals, Roman Baber for the PCs, Andrea Vázquez Jiménez for the NDP, and Roma Lyon for the Greens.

Steve says THE OLDEST MPP EVER.
87 YEARS OLD.
ROBERT FISCHER JUST SAID WHEN
THE FORMER SITTING MEMBER
STEPPED DOWN IT LEFTS THE
PLAYING FIELD AND THE TORIES
HAVE MOVED RIGHT IN THERE IN
FAVOUR WITH A 2-1 LEAD OVER THE
LIBERAL NAS RIDING.
I WAS GOING SAY THIS WAS ONE OF
THOSE RIDINGS WHEN THE HARPER
CONSERVATIVES MOVED INTO
TORONTO, THAT'S WHAT ONE OF THE
ONES THEY GOT.
AND ROMAN LOOKS LIKE STEPHEN
HARPER.
SO THAT'S OBVIOUSLY WHAT THEY
ARE PLAYING TONIGHT.

Robert says THERE YOU GO.
HE DOES.

A slate shows partial results for Don Valley West.

Steve says DON VALLEY WEST.
70 VOTES.
69 VOTES.
69 VOTE DIFFERENCE.

Sandra says IT'S EARLY.
SO EARLY.

Steve says A QUARTER OF THE POLLS ARE
THROUGH.
I CAN TELL YOU HAVING FOLLOWED
THE PREMIER ON A CANVAS IN THAT
RIDING, THERE IS A LOT OF
RESPECT FOR PREMIER STILL.
THERE IS A LOT OF SYMPATHY FOR
THE PREMIER STILL.
THEY DON'T WANT HER TO BE
HUMILIATED TONIGHT.
ON THE OTHER HAND THE WIND OF
CHANGE ARE BLOWING THROUGH
ONTARIO AND ON DON VALLEY WEST TOO.

Janet says THERE WERE A LOT OF SIGNS FOR
HER.
I WAS SURPRISED HOW MANY SIGNS
THIS WERE FOR HER.

Robert says MAYBE IT MAY BE A FAVOUR FOR
HER NOT TO HAVE TO COME BACK AND
FACE THE RECOMMEND DEMANDS
REMNANTS OF THIS PARTY.
NOBODY VOTES THAT WAY TO BEGIN
WORK STEVEN BUT IMAGINE TOMORROW
MORNING THERE WERE
DISCRIMINATIONS THAT WILL BEGIN
ABOUT THIS.
CAMPAIGN.
WHY DIDN'T KATHLEEN WYNNE LEAVE
AND WHY DIDN'T SHE GO A YEAR
AGO.

Karolyne says HINDSIGHT IS 2020.
SHE HAD A BIT OF A COMEBACK AT
THE LAST ELECTION.

Janet says ROBERTS MAKES A REALLY GOOD
POINT.
BECAUSE ONE OF THE THING THINK
NEED TO PAY ATTENTION NOW IS HOW
IS YOUR PARTY GOING TO GET IT
TOGETHER AND PULL IT BACK.
AGO WHEN HE LOST HIS SEAT AND
SAID I'M LEAVING.
AND IT HELPED MANAGE... BECAUSE
EVERYBODY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE
GOING TO DOLE WITH.
IF SHE DOES LOSE HER SEAT.
SHE NEEDS TO THINK ABOUT HOW SHE
WILL DEAL WITH THAT TONIGHT.

The right-hand column changes to PC 69, NDP 40, Liberal 6, Green 1.

Steve says LET'S SHOW 69 PROGRESSIVE
CONSERVATIVES.
THIS IS ON THE BASIS OF 25 percent OF
THE POLLS REPORTING SO HERE'S
THE LAY OF THE LAND.

A chart pops up showing the change in percentage of votes since the 2014 election.

Steve reads and says 40 percent.
THAT IS UP 9 percent FROM LAST TIME.
AND THE NEW DEMOCRATS UP 11
PER.
AT 35 percent OF THE TOTAL VOTES.
THE LIBERALS ARE OFF 21 percent.
FROM 2014.
THEY ARE AT 18 percent RIGHT NOW CAN WE
KNOW HOW THE FIRST PASS THE POST
SYSTEM PUNISHES THIRD PLACED
PARTIES.
IT'S A SYSTEM THAT REWARD
PARTIES THAT GET THE MOST E
TOES.
AND THEY ARE THE GREENS AS WE
LOOK AT ANDREA HORVATH FROM THE
CONVENTION CENTRE.

A live feed shows Andrea Horwath posing for photos in a convention centre with a gray-haired man.

Steve continues SHE'S GOT TO BE HAPPY.
THIS WILL BE THE SECOND BEST
SHOWING THE NDP HAS EVER MADE.
BEST OBVIOUSLY BEING WHEN THEY
WON IN NINE 0.
BUT OF COURSE LOTS OF NEW
DEMOCRATS DARED TO DREAM BIG
TONIGHT THINKING THEY MIGHT BE
ABLE TO WIN THE WHOLE THING.
SO THAT WILL BE A BIT OF A
DISAPPOINTMENT.

Sandra says IF SHE DOESN'T WIN TONIGHT, I
THINK THIS IS A REROUTING FOR
THE NDP BECAUSE THIS IS THE ONE
THEY THOUGHT THEY WOULD WIN.
SO I'M SURPRISED ACTUALLY THAT
THERE NUMBERS ARE THIS LOW THIS
EARLY.

Cheri says I WOULD DISAGREE WITH, THAT
ACTUALLY.
BECAUSE I THINK IN NDP CORRIDORS
THE AIM WAS TO BE A SIGNIFICANT
OPPOSITION AND I THINK...
THIS IS WHERE THERE ARE
COMPARISONS WITH RACHEL NOTLEY.
I THINK THE NDP HAS DONE MUCH
BETTER THAN WAS EXPECTED REALLY.

Steve says LET'S LOOK AT THE NUMBERS.
LET'S GO TO THE CONTROL ROOM AND
GET NUMBERS UP HERE NOW?
WHERE ARE WE GOING FIRST?
WE ARE SHOWING THOSE WHO HAVE
BEEN ELECTED.
IN BARRIE, SPRING WATER.

A slate shows the candidates for Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte: Jeff Kerk for the Liberals, Doug Downey for the PCs, Dan Janssen for the NDP, and Keenan Aylwin for the Greens.

Steve says THAT IS THE RIDING WHERE PATRICK
BROWN WAS GOING TO RUN UNTIL...
WELL...
IT ALL FELL APART.
THAT'S A GOOD WAY TO DESCRIBE.
IT DOUG DOWNY.
THERE WAS A LOT 6
INVESTIGATION.
BECAUSE HE WAS KIND OF
SUPPORTING.
HE IS A LAWYER AND WENT IN FOR
ANOTHER RIDING AND LOST.
AND WHEN BROWN WAS FORCED TO
STAND ASIDE, DOWNEY WAS
APPOINTED AND HE WILL BE GOING
TO QUEEN'S PARK ON THE BASIS
WITH A THIRD OF THE POLLS
REPORTING.
NECK RIDING.
THESE PEOPLE WERE ELECTED.
DOUG FORD.

A slate shows partial results for Etobicoke North.

Steve says NO SURPRISE IN THE NORTH END OF
ETOBICOKE.
DOUG FORD WINS THE ELECTION FOR
THE FIRST TIME AS A MEMBER OF
THE ONTARIO LEG AND
LEGISLATURE AND FOR THE FIRST
TIME AS A MEMBER OF TORONTO CITY
COUNCIL.
IN GUELPH.

A slate shows partial results for Guelph.

Steve says HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE.
MIKE SHRINER HAS A VERY HAPPY
BIRTHDAY PRESENT COMING ON JUNE
9th AFTER... IS THIS HIS THIRD
TRY AT IT?

Karolyne says YES, THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING
RELENTLESSLY FOR THE LAST NINE
YEARS.
AND HIS WHOLE TEAM.
THE CAMPAIGN... THE... ON
SATURDAY, THE LAST SATURDAY WE
HAD 100 VOLUNTEERS KNOCKING
ON DOORS.
THERE WAS TREMENDOUS ENERGY IN
THE WHOLE...

Steve says WELL MIKE HAS BEEN TELLING US
FOR A LONG TIME THAT ONE VOICE
AT QUEEN'S PARK CAN MAKE A
DIFFERENCE.
AND HE WILL NOW HAVE A CHANCE TO
SHOW WHETHER THAT IS TRUE
ENOUGH.
LET'S INTERRUPT HERE LONG
ENOUGH, FOLKS TO STATE THE
OFFICE.
HERE WE ARE AT 9:20 P.M. AND THE
DECISION DESK HAS DECLARED IT.

A slate shows a picture of Doug Ford and a caption that reads "PC Majority Government."

Steve says IT'S GOING TO BE A PROGRESSIVE
CONSERVATIVE MILES AN HOUR IF I
GOVERNMENT.
DOUG FORD WILL BE THE 26th
PREMIER OF THE PROVINCE OF
ONTARIO.
KATHLEEN WYNNE WILL MEET IN THE
DAYS AHEAD WITH THE LIEU DENT
GOVERNOR, ELIZABETH.
AT THAT POINT WHEN THAT MEETING
TAKE PLACE SHE WILL RECOMMEND TO
THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR THAT
DOUG FORD BE CALLED UPON TO MAKE
GOVERNMENT AND DOUG FORD BE WILL
THE NEXT PREMIER OF ONTARIO.
I'M TEMPTED TO ASK YOU.
WHAT YOU DO I THINK OF THAT
CHERRY?

Cheri says I THINK IT'S UNFORTUNATE FOR
THE PEOPLE OF ONTARIO, QUITE
FRANKLY.
WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HE STANDS
FOR.
HE'S BEEN VERY UNCLEAR.
WE KNOW DOLLAR BEER AND SADLY I
THINK A LOT OF PROGRESS MAY BE
UNDONE.
HAVING SAID THAT, I KNOW
CHRISTINE ELLIOTT AND SYLVIA
JONES.
AND VIC FIDEL I.
THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WITH A
GOOD HEAD ON THEIR SHOULDERS WHO
WILL BE IN CABINET AND I AMONG
OTHERS WILL HOPEFULLY BE IN OUR
OFFICES FIGHTING THAT WE DON'T
GO BACK.
THAT WE DON'T LOSE SOME GAINS WE
HAVE MADE, PARTICULARLY IN THE
LGBTQ COMMUNITY BUT ALSO IN
OTHER AREAS TOO.

Steve says LET'S HEAR FROM BROOKE.

Janet says WELL ACTUALLY IT'S THAT
ATTITUDE, ACTUALLY, THAT IS THE
REASON THAT DOUG FORD WON.
IT WOULD APPEAR THAT HE HAS A
VERY STRONG MAJORITY GOVERNMENT.
WHEN YOU MAKE COMMENTS.
IT'S TERRIBLE.
IT'S AWFUL.
WHATEVER.
WELL CLEARLY A MAJORITY OF
PEOPLE OUT THERE DON'T AGREE
WITH THAT.
THAT THEY LIKE THE MESSAGE THEY
HEARD THE MESSAGE.
THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT...

Steve says TECHNICALLY 60 percent OF THE PEOPLE
HAVE VOTED AGAINST THAT
MESSAGE.

Karolyne says IT WAS AN...

Steve says FIRST PASS THE POST HE WON
FAIR AND SQUARE.

Janet says HE WON FAIR AND SQUARE.
THIS IS ONE OF THE THING THAT
ALWAYS HAPPENS WHEN THE TORIES
WIN AN ELECTION.
EVERYBODY STARTS GOING AROUND
SAYING THEY DIDN'T GET THE
MAJORITY OFF THE VOTE AND THEY
DON'T SAY THAT WHEN IT'S THE
LIBERALS OR THE NDP WIN.
FREQUENTLY THE DEBATE IS A
LITTLE DIFFERENT AFTER THAT.
THAT I THINK THE FORD VICTORY,
WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY THE CASE.
WHAT IT IS SHOWING VERY STRONGLY
WAS THE DESIRE FOR CHANGE.
PEOPLE WANTED TO GET RID OF THE
CURRENT GOVERNMENT THAT WAS
VERY STRONG.
AND EVEN WHEN DOUG'S CAMPAIGN
HAD ISSUES, AND SOME PROBLEMS
AND WHATEVER.
I MEAN THERE WAS A LOT THROWN AT
HIM.
PEOPLE HAVE HUNG TOUGH WITH DOUG
FORD AND THAT MESSAGE.

Robert says JANET RAISED AN INTERESTING
POINT.
I FOUND THIS IN CONVERSATIONS I
WAS HAVING WITH PEOPLE WHO WOULD
SELF IDENTIFY AS TORIES.
WHO WERE CONCERNED ABOUT SOME
ISSUES THAT CROPPED UP.
HOWEVER THEY WERE NOT GOING TO
BE SWAYED OFF-LOADING FOR
Mr. FORD AND YOU COULD EXPLAIN
VARIOUS THING AND GO INTO
CHERI'S ARGUMENTS AND YOURS,
THE GREEN PARTY AND SO FORTH BUT
THEY WERE GOING TO VOTE FOR DOUG
FORD BECAUSE IT WAS A CHANGED
ELECTION.
AND HE WAS THE GUY WHO
REPRESENTED CHANGE THIS
ELECTION.

As the guests speak, images flash by with partial and also confirmed results in different ridings.

Janet says GOING BACK TO ROD PHILLIPS
RIDING IN AJAX.
THE NEW IMMIGRANTS, THE
MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES WERE
BIG SUPPORTERS OF DOUG FORD.
THOSE WOULDN'T BE COMMUNITIES
THAT VOTED FOR HIM.
HE WAS VERY POPULAR IN THOSE
COMMUNITIES AND SPOKE TO HIM.
AND THAT RESPECT FOR TAXPAYERS.
THAT JOB'S AGENDA HAS RESONATED
VERY STRONGLY AND A LOT OF
VOTERS.

Steve says I WOULD LIKE TO INTERRUPT
LONG ENOUGH TO SCHOOL THROUGH
THE FORMER CITY MEMBERS.
THAT SEAT WAS A TYING ONE.

A slate shows the candidates for Chatham-Kent-Leamington: Margaret Schleer Stahl for the Liberals, Rick Nicholls for the PCs, Jordan McGrail for the NDP, and Mark Vercouteren for the Greens.

Steve says RICK NICHOLLS... WHO'S OBVIOUSLY
PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE.
THAT IS A PART OF THE PROVINCE
WHERE THE NDP AND THE
PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES WERE
GOING TO BE FIGHTING TOOTH AND
NAIL ALL NIGHT LONG AND IT LOOKS
LIKE RICK NICHOLLS WILL FLAME
THAT ONE WITH ALMOST HALF THE
POLLS REPORTING.

Janet says THE OTHER THINGS I WANT TO
MENTION BRIEFLY GETTING BACK TO
ONE OF THE PREVIOUS POINT.
I THINK ONE OF THE PROBLEMS THAT
ANDREA RAN INTO, WHILE SHE
HERSELF IS VERY PRESENTABLE AND
LIKEABLE AND RAN A VERY, VERY
GOOD CAMPAIGN I THINK ONE OF THE
THINGS THAT STARTED TO UNDERMINE
HER SUPPORT IS THE CANDIDATES
THAT SHE HAD.
THERE WAS STARTING TO BE
COVERAGE THAT.
SOLVE THEM WERE A BIT EXTREME
OR...

Steve says TAKE A LOOK AT IT.
THERE IT IS.

Janet says THE DOUG FORD TEAM.
CAROLINE MULRONEY.
ROB PHILLIPS, THE ONES YOU
MENTIONED EARLIER.
HE A TEAM OF PEOPLE THAT PEOPLE
SAID, YEAH.
THEY CAN BE GOVERNMENT.

A slate shows the candidates for London West: Jonathan Hughes for the Liberals, Andrew Lawton for the PCs, Peggy Sattler for the NDP, and Pamela Reid for the Greens.

Steve says THIS WAS ONE GUY WHO ACTUALLY
SUBBED UP A LOT OF OXYGEN IN THE
ROOM.
ANDREW LAWTON.
THE FORMER RADIO HOST WHO SAID A
NUMBER OF OUTRAGEOUS THING OVER
THE YEARS AND SAID IT WAS
BECAUSE WEIGH SUFFERING FROM
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.
APPARENTLY THE ELECTORS IN
LONDON WEST WERE LESS INCLINED
TO ACCEPT THAT.
MAYBE THEY WERE AND DIDN'T
CARE.
PEGGY FORD WINS BY A 2-1 MARGIN
IN LONDON WEST.
SHE IS KNOWN TO BE A GREAT
CONSTITUENT, POLITICIAN, A SOUND
VOICE AT QUEEN'S PARK.
IF I CAN PUT IT THAT WAY.

Cheri says AND MIGHT I SAY TOO, WHEN WE
TALK ABOUT THE CANDIDATES THAT
THE NDP HAS A RAFT OF EXCELLENT
CANDIDATES AS WELL THAT COULD
HAVE FORMED GOVERNMENT.
I THINK ONE OF THE PROBLEMS THAT
WE HAVE HAD... AND JANICE, RIGHT
WE DO SAY THIS WAS A
CONSERVATIVES WIN BUT THE
LIBERALS WON THIS AS WELL AND
SHOULD SAY WHEN THE NDP, IF THE
NDP HAD WON THE FIRST PASS THE
POST SYSTEM IS PART OF THE
PROBLEM.
REALLY IF WE WANTED DEMOCRATIC
IMMUNITY...

Steve says I WANT TO SCROLL THROUGH.
BUT THE PETERBOROUGH Kawartha IS SO CLOSE RIGHT NOW.
THE FOR HAVE IT OVER THE NDP.
ERIN TOLD US EARLIER IN THE
NIGHT.
WHOEVER WINS THAT ONE SHE SAYS TEND TO WIN THE PROVINCE.

Robert says THIS IS THE MILLENNIAL
RIDING.

Sandra says I'M HAVING A HARD TIME RIGHT
NOW.

Steve says COMING THIRD IN JUST ABOUT
EVERY RIDING.

Sandra says WHEN YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE,
IT'S... AND WHEN YOU KNOW HOW
MUCH THEY WORKED FOR SO LONG,
IT'S VERY, VERY HARD TO WATCH.
MY STOMACH GETS...

A slate shows partial results for Peterborough-Kawartha.

Steve says THAT'S JEFF LEAL IN THIRD
PLACE IN PETERBOROUGH, KAWARTHA
SO BELLWETHER ALL THE WAY.
AN INDICATION OF WHAT IS GOING
ACROSS THE PROVINCE.
JEFF LEAL GETTING THRASHED HE
HAS BEEN IN POLITICS FOR 36
YEARS AND LOOK HOW CLOSE THE
RACE IS BETWEEN THE
CONSERVATIVES AND THE NDP.
MITZI HUNTER BARELY HOLE ON IN
SCARBOROUGH.
ONLY A QUARTER OF THE POLLS...
WHAT DID I SAY?
200.

Sandra says STILL EARLY, THOUGH.

Steve says VERY EARLY.

Partial results appear for Scarborough-Guildwood and Scarborough Centre.

Sandra says THE LAST ISSUE WE WERE JUST
TALKING ABOUT.
I THOUGHT IT WAS A STROKE OF
GENIUS WHEN FORD TROTTED OUT HIS
LEADERSHIP TEAM.
BECAUSE ALL OF A SUDDEN HE
SAID...
YOU CAN SAY THAT'S WHAT A
CABINET MIGHT LOOK LIKE.
AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS ALMOST A
TURNING POINT FOR HIM.

Results appear for Kitchener Centre.

Steve says HERE'S ANOTHER FORMER CABINET
MINISTER, NOT ONLY GOING TO
DEFEAT BUT COMING IN THIRD.
DIANNE WILL COME IN THIRD AND
LAURA WITH AN EARLY LEAD.
ONLY 17 percent OF THE POLLS REPORTING
RIGHT NOW.
WE ARE NOT PREPARED TO CALL THAT
ONE YET BUT THAT IS REFLECTIVE
OF SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO WHERE
THE FIGHTS TONIGHT HAVE ALL
TURNED INTO NDP-PC FIGHTS AND
ESSENTIALLY THE GROUND HAS
FALLEN OUT FROM THE LIBERAL
CAMPAIGN ENTIRELY.

Sandra says MY BIG CONCERN, WINDSOR ONCE
AGAIN.
WE WILL HAVE A WHOLE BUNCH OF
SEATS DOWN THERE WITH NO
GOVERNMENT REPUTATION AND THAT'S
BEEN THE CASE FOR A FEW YEARS
NOW.
AND WHEN YOU ARE IN AN AREA THAT
IS HIGH MANUFACTURING.
A LOT OF INDUSTRIAL HISTORY.
WHERE WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT
IS GOING ON FEDERALLY AND
ISSUE I WILL
INTERNATIONALLY RIGHT NOW.

Steve says AND THE ENERGY MINISTER IN
THIRD PLACE AND HILL WILL HAVE
AN EASIER TIME OF IT TONIGHT.

Janet says BUT SANDRA, THAT IS THE
COMMON PERCEPTION FREQUENTLY
THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE SOMEBODY
IN GOVERNMENT IF YOU HAVE
PROBLEMS IN YOUR REGION BUT WE
HAVE ALSO SEEN MANY TIMES IF YOU
HAVE A STRONG CORE... IF YOU
HAVE A GROUP OF MPPs WHO WORK
TOGETHER FOR A PARTICULAR
REGION.
EVEN THOUGH THEY MIGHT BE IN
OPPOSITION THEY CAN HAVE A BIG
IMPACT ON THE GOVERNMENT.

The right-hand column changes to PC 72, NDP 39, Liberal 8, Green 1.

Steve says LET'S POINT OUT, JANET THE
LIBERALS ARE AT EIGHT SEAT RIGHT
NOW.
THAT IS KEY.
REMEMBER HOW WE TALKED ABOUT IT
EIGHT IS OFFICIAL PARTY STATUS.
IT ENTITLES TO YOU RESEARCH
BUDGET.
THEY ARE AT EIGHT.
THEY JUST RENDERED EIGHT AND
THE TWO CABINET MINISTERS IN
THUNDER BAY ARE LEADING RIGHT
NOW.
WHICH IS PRETTY SHOCKING GIVEN
HOW THE NDP IS DOING IN RURAL
ONTARIO.

Cheri says I THINK SHE IS RIGHT.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE IN
GOVERNMENT.
JUST IN OUR OFFICE, WE PASS THE
PRIVATE MEMBERS BILL.
IN ONTARIO'S HISTORY.
IN THE THIRD PARTY YOU CAN GET A
LOT DONE.

Karolyne says LOOK AT WHAT LINCOLN DID.

Sandra says TORONTO GROWS WHEN THERE'S A
RECEPTION.
IT'S THE HINTON LAND OF
ONTARIO.

Steve says WE HAVE TO SEND IT OVER TO
THE REGIONS.
Nam, COME ON IN HERE.

Nam says I AM IN THE RETURN SEAT.
IN BEHIND ME THE ONTARIO HUBS
EDITORS AND THEY HAVE BEEN BUSY
ALL NIGHT FOLLOWING RIDINGS IN
DIFFERENT REGIONS THROUGHOUT THE
PROVINCE.
I WILL WALK IN HERE TO SPEAK TO
CLAUDE SHARMA.
KEEPING AN EYE ON NORTHEASTERN
ONTARIO, WHAT YOU CAN TELL US?

The caption changes to "Claude Sharma. Northeastern Ontario Hub Editor."

Claude says ONE OF THE RIDINGS IN THE PIT
IS ONE OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL
ONES NOT ONLY HERE THAT WE ARE
FOLLOWING BUT THE ENTIRE
PROVINCE.
AND THAT'S THE RIDING OF
SUDBURY.

Partial results appear for Sudbury.

Claude continues ONE I'VE SEEN MANY MOVING PARTS
OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING RIGHT NOW AT
THE RESULTS, FIRST TIME
POLITICIAN.
A HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENT
FOR SUDBURY.
AND HE IS TO HAVE'S BIG
LEAD.
HE IS LEADING BY 4,000 VOTES.
THIS IS A RISING BECAUSE OF THE
BY-ELECTION SCANDAL WHICH SAW
KATHLEEN WYNNE HIT THE STANDS
AND THE CITY MEMBER THERE.
WHO IS FAR BEHIND RIGHT NOW.
HE ALSO TOOK THE STAND AND YOU
WILL HAVE OF THAT TWO LIBERAL
ORGANIZERS WERE ACQUITTED AND
THAT WAS RESULT OF TAPES BEING
RELEASED OF CONVINCING ANDREW
OLIVIER.
THEY TOLD HIM WE CAN GET YOU A
POSITION.
AN APPOINTMENT IN THE LIBERAL
GOVERNMENT.

Nam says YOU COVER THIS REGION.
YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT IT THAN
PROBABLY A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE
GTA.
ARE YOU SURPRISED AT THE RESULTS
YOU ARE SEEING RIGHT NOW?

Claude says SEEING POTS IT WAS IN FAVOUR
OF THE NDP AND THE NDP HAS BEEN
STRONG IN THE SUDBURY REGION.
AND BEFORE THEY HAVE HELD THAT
AREA SINCE THE 70s SO NO
SURPRISE BUT I GUESS SOME MIGHT
THINK OF IT AS A IS SURPRISE
BECAUSE THAT AREA HAS BEEN HELD
BY THE LIBERALS.
THE SUDBURY RIDING FOR ABOUT 23
YEARS.
RICK, AN ONTARIO LIBERAL HAD
THAT FOR ABOUT 19 YEARS AND THEN
A FIVE-MONTH GAP WHERE THE NDP
TOOK OVER IN THE LAX ELECTION
AND JOE, WHO WON THE NDP
RIDING.
HE STEPPED DOWN WHICH THEN
CREATED...
THE BY-ELECTION OR THE SCANDAL
OR BY-ELECTION TRIAL.

Nam says THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR
INSIGHTS, CLAUDE.
WE WILL MOVE OVER TO MARY
BAXTER.
AND MARY HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE
VOTING IN SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO.
WHAT ARE YOU SEEING, MARY?

The caption changes to "Mary Baxter. Southwestern Ontario Hub Editor."

Mary says I'M SEEING A LOT IN THE RURAL
AREAS WHICH IS INTERESTING AND
NOT SURPRISING IN MANY
RESPECTS.
WHY IT IS MAYBE A LITTLE BIT
SURPRISING ON TWO RIDINGS.
ONE IS CHATHAM, KENT, LIVING
TONIGHT AND THE OTHER IS SARNIA
LAMBTON.
WHERE THERE HAD BEEN SOME
PREDICTIONS THAT IT WAS GOING TO
GO NDP BUT THAT IS CERTAINLY NOT
WHAT WE ARE SEEING HERE
TONIGHT.
AND IT'S BASICALLY GOING TO BE
BLUE.
WE ARE SEEING BOB BAILEY AND
RICK NICHOLLS COME BACK TO THE
SEATS THAT THEY HAD ALREADY HELD
BEFORE THE ELECTION.

Nam says ARE YOU SURPRISED BY ANDREW
LAWTON'S SHOWING?

Mary says NO.
I ACTUALLY GOT A HINT OF THAT A
LITTLE BIT BEFORE THE ELECTION.
THERE WAS SOME COVERAGE AS
PEOPLE WERE PUTTING IN THEIR
BALLOTS WHICH WAS INTERESTING,
BY LOCAL MEDIA.
AND THEY WERE... A LOT OF PEOPLE
WHO WERE VOTING WERE SAYING THAT
THAT IS WHO THEY WERE CHOOSING.

Nam says THANK YOU SO MUCH, MARY.
DO WE HAVE TIME FOR ONE MORE
PERSON.
LET'S GO OVER TO JON.
EARLIER ON WE SPOKE TO Jeyan ABOUT
CENTRAL ONTARIO BUT YOU ARE ALSO
TRACKING WHAT IS HAPPENING IN
HAMILTON, NIAGARA.

The caption changes to "Jeyan Jeganathan. Ontario Hubs Field Producer."

Jeyan says REALLY CLOSE RACES.
THESE ARE THE TWO I WAS LOOKING
AT.
COLLECTIVELY BETWEEN THE TWO
SEATS WE ARE LOOKING AT NEARLY
60 YEARS OF POWER.

Partial results appear for Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas.

Jeyan continues SO IN DUNDAS.
SANDY SHAW IS IN THE LEAD.
THAT IS LOOK AT ABOUT A 10 percent LEAD
RIGHT NOW FOLLOWED BEHIND BY BEN
LEVITT AND TED MCMEEKIN.
TED MCMEEKIN HAS HELD THAT
POSITION SINCE 2000. SO THAT WAS
A REALLY TIGHT RACE BUT REALLY
WHAT WE'VE HEARD WITH ANDREA
HORWATH AND THE NDP IS THAT
SHE HAS MADE MULTIPLE VISITS.
SO WE ARE SEEING A BIG CASE FOR
THAT RIGHT NOW.

Nam says SO IT'S EXPECTED THAT SHE
SHOWED SO WELL THERE.

Jeyan says THAT WAS ONE OF THE ONES THEY
WERE HEADING FOR.
AND THE OTHER ONE I WANTED TO
LOOK AT WAS St. CATHARINES.
JIM BRADLY 40 YEARS.
RIGHT NOW HE IS NOT FARING TOO
WELL.
NOW LEADING WITH THE LIBERALS.

Nam says THANKS SO MUCH.
STEVE I WILL SEND IT BACK TO
YOU.

Steve says OH, MY GOSH.
WE HAVE BEEN HAVING A GOOD CHAT
WHILE YOU'VE BEEN CHATTING OVER
THERE.
I GOT TO TELL YOU, BECAUSE THE
RETURNS ARE COMING IN ON THE
BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN AND THERE
ARE SOME ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING
NUMBERS COMING UP SO FAR.
19 percent OF THE POLLS REPORTING.
THOUGH...
YOU KNOW... WE ARE NOT GETTING
TOO CARRIED AWAY.
THAT SHOULD BE A STRONGER...
HERE'S ETOBICOKE CENTRE AT THE
BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN.

Partial results appear for Etobicoke Centre, Etobicoke-North and Etobicoke-Lakeshore.

Steve continues KINGA
SURMA SHE GOT CAUGHT UP... DOUG
FORD BUYING MEMBERSHIPS IN
ETOBICOKE CENTRE.
ANY WAY DOUG FORD WINS ELECTION
PERSONALLY IN THE RIDING OF
ETOBICOKE NORTH ON THE
LAKESHORE.
THERE'S THE HOUSING MINISTER IN
FOURTH PLACE.
THAT IS THE THEME YOU ARE
SEEING.
LIBERAL MPPs NOT JUST LOSING
THEIR SEATS BUT COMING IN
THIRD.
LEADING AND ELECTED ARE THE
TORIES.
THEY ARE 11 NORTH OF A MAJORITY
GOVERNMENT.
THAT'S A COMFORTABLE MARRIAGE IF
I GOVERNMENT YOU DON'T WANT TOO
BIG OF A MARRIAGE IF I
GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THAT CAUSES
BACK BENCHES.
37 NEW DEMOCRATS AND AGO
LIBERALS. LIB... 8 LIBERALS MANE
THOUGHT THE LIBERALS WOULD BE
COMPLETELY BLOWN OUT.
AT THE MOMENT THEY HAVE OFFICIAL
PARTY STATUS.

Janet says I GUESS KATHLEEN SAVED THE
FURNITURE.

Partial results appear for Hamilton Centre.

Steve says IT MAY HAVE WORKED.
AND SCOTT.
AND ANDREA HORVATH ONLY HAS A
10,000 VOTE LEAD IN HER RIDING.
SO SHE WILL.
WIN BY NORTH OF 20,000 TONIGHT.
PAUL MILLER, FULL DISCLOSURE,
HE'S MY COUSIN.
HE IS GOING BACK TO QUEEN'S
PARK.
HE HAS A 2-1 LEAD ON MISS
PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE
CHALLENGER.
ON THE MOUNTAIN, MONIQUE TAYLOR
WITH A 2-1 LEAD OVER HER
PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE
CHALLENGER.
IN HAMILTON WEST.
GUYS I'M FROM HAMILTON.
I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS RESULT.
ED, FORMER CABINET MINISTER IN
THIRD AND IN A SEAT THE TORIES
THOUGHT FOR SURE THEY WOULD PICK
UP.
THERE'S A FORMER HARPER MP WHO
IS IN FIRST PLACE BUT HASN'T WON
IT YET.
JUDY, YOU MAY KNOW THAT NAME.
HER DAUGHTER DEANNA IS RUNNING
IN BLACK CREEK.
IN THIRD RIGHT NOW.
THAT USED TO BE A RELIABLE
SEAT.
THERE'S THOMPSON WINNING IN
HERON.
FULLER TON.
A DOCTOR IN THE EASTERN ONTARIO
RIDING OF CARLTON.
WE ARE NOT PUTTING A CHECK PARK
BESIDE THAT YET BUT SHE LOOKS
LIKE SHE IS ON THE WAY TO
VICTORY.
GREG, THERE WERE POLLS THERE
SHOWING SHE WAS IN DIFFICULTY.
NO RETURNS UNTIL 1:30 IN THE
MORNING.
HILLARY LET'S SEE 905.
LET'S SEE WHAT 905 LOOKED LIKE
FOUR YEARS AGO.

A map shows the composition of the 905 ridings at dissolution, most being red, with 2 orange and 2 blue.

Steve says IT WAS ALMOST ALL RED.
A COUPLE PATCHES OF ORANGE.
A COUPLE.
PATCHES OF BLUE.
WHAT ARE THEY SAYING TONIGHT?

The map changes to one completely blue, except for 3 orange ridings.

Steve says GOOD BUY TO THE LIBERALS 0
SEATS.
IT'S BLUE WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF THREE PATCHES.
ORANGE.

Robert says HAVE YOU TO SEE 905.

A female voice says THAT THE NDP DIDN'T DO BETTER
GIVEN THAT DOUG FORD DIDN'T HAVE
A PLATFORM.

Steve says LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE
SCREEN.
THAT IS A 200 VOTE LEADING:
WE WILL SEE.

Partial results appear for MISSISSAUGA CENTRE.

Steve says MISSISSAUGA CENTRE.
KEEP DID HERE BECAUSE THIS IS A
FASCINATING STORY.
THIS WAS TANYA GRANIC-ALLEN'S
RIDING. THIS IS WHERE SHE WAS
RUNNING AND THEN DOUG FORD FIRED
HER FOR COMMENTS MADE THAT HE
FELT CONTROVERSIAL. AS A RESULT,
DOUG FORD APPOINTED THE SECOND
PLACE CANDIDATE IN THAT
NOMINATION RACE, NATALIA
KUSENDOVA.
SHE HAS A LEAD OVER LAURA.
A NAME WHICH MAY RING A BELL
BECAUSE SHE WAS ONE OF THE...
WHAT ARE WE CALLING THEM?
THE NOTORIOUS DOZEN.
SHE IS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO'S
SOCIAL MEDIA HISTORY CAME BACK
TO BITE THEM ON THE BACKSIDE.
HAD SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT
WEARING POPPIES AND 9-11.
ANYWAY IT'S TOO CLOSE TO CALL
RIGHT NOW BUT AT THE MOMENT THE
CONSERVATIVES IN MISSISSAUGA
CENTRE HAVE A DECENT SIZED LEAD
BUT AGAIN 4 percent OF THE POLLS
REPORTING.
THAT'S WAY TOO EARLY TO CALL.
LET'S KEEP LOOKING.
905 RIDINGS.
LAKESHORE.
THE FINANCE MINISTER IS LOSING.
FORMER SITTING MEMBER.
MINISTER OF FINANCE.
MORE THAN A THIRD OF THE POLLS
REPORTING.
DOWN BY 100 VOTES.

A female voice says WELL THEY WERE PREDICTING HE WAS IN THIRD.

Robert says USED TO BE ABLE TO MOVE A LOT
OF VOTES.

Steve says JANET DO YOU REMEMBER LAST
TIME A BIDDING FINANCE MINISTER
LOST THEIR SEAT?

Janet says YEAH.

Steve says WHO WAS THAT?

Janet says ME.
THAT'S NOT EVEN NICE.

Steve says I SET THAT UP.
IT WAS AN EMPIRICALLY
PROVABLE FACT.
JUST THE FACTS, MA'AM, JUST THE
FACTS.

Sandra says IT'S FAIRLY STRONG.
IT'S NOT LIKE HE'S A DISTANT
THIRD.

Steve says NO, HIS PERSONAL BRAND
CLEARLY IS HELPING HIM CARRY
ON.
LET'S KEEP GOING HERE.
FROM MISSISSAUGA LAKESHORE.
FROM BRAMPTON EAST.

Partial results appear for BRAMPTON EAST.

Steve says THE LEADER OF THE FEDERAL NDP
LEADER.
SINGH A LEAD IN BRAMPTON.

Sandra says THAT'S JUST THE LAST HALF HOUR.

Steve says THREE QUARTERS OF THE POLLS
REPORTING.

Sandra says BEGINNING TO LOCK IN, I
THINK.

Steve says HERE'S MORE 905 RIDINGS TO
WATCH.
IN THE SOUTH END OF BRAMPTON.
THE TORIES HAVE A LEAD IN THAT
ONE.
AGAIN THIS WILL BE A CLOSE FIGHT
BETWEEN THE TORIES AND THE NDP
TONIGHT.
SO WE ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO
CALL THAT ONE YET.
IN THE RIDING OF DURHAM.
HOW ABOUT THAT?

Partial results appear for Durham showing a victory for PC candidate Lindsey Parker.

Sandra says SHE WAS
SUPPOSED TO BE IN TROUBLE.

Steve says SHE WAS.
THE PARAMEDIC JOEL USHER WAS
THOUGHT TO BE HAVING A GOOD SHOT
TO WIN THAT SEAT.
I TELL YOU WHAT, WE HAVE NOW
FOUND THE BEST HOCKEY PLAYER AT
QUEEN'S PARK NOW.
LINDSEY PARK IS AN NCAA HOCKEY
PLAYER.
APPEAR QUEEN'S PARK LEG-SKATERS
WILL WANT TO SIGN HER UP BECAUSE
SHE IS A GOOD HOCKEY PLAYER.
A MEMBER OF QUEEN'S PARK.
THE LIBERALS WON THAT SEAT BY
LESS THAN 100 VOTES.
NOT A HUGE SURPRISE BUT IN THIRD
PLACE.
IN THE RIDING OF NEW MARKET.
AURORA.
COMING BACK TO QUEEN'S PARK.
CHRISTINE ELLIOTT, HAVING LOST
THREE LEADERSHIP CONVENTIONS FOR
THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE
PARTY DEFEATS IN KATHLEEN
WYNNE'S GOVERNMENT.
ALMOST A 2-1 LEAD.

Janet says THE MINISTER OF HEALTH.
ANOTHER CABINET MINISTER.

Steve says you HEARD IT FIRST HERE.

A voice says THIS IS ONE THAT THE LIBERALS
WERE SUPPOSED TO WIN.

Steve says EVEN THOUGH THE LIBERALS HAVE
EIGHT SEATS I CONFESS TO BEING
SURPRISED THAT STEVEN ISN'T ONE
OF THEM.
HE IS PRETTY POPULAR IN THAT
PART OF THE 905s.

Janet says AND YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT
THAT THOSE TWO SUBWAY GO
STATIONS HE FOUGHT FOR WOULD
HAVE HELPED.

Sandra says YOU KNOW, IT'S THINKING BACK
TO WHAT YOU DELIVER AND THEN
WHAT.
HAS.
AND I THINK OF HERB GRAY IN 1982
ALMOST LOSING BY 1,000 VOTES
AFTER HE STAYED CHRYSLER.
PEOPLE AT THE DOOR IN 2003.
THIS WAS WHY ELECTIONS WERE SO
INTERESTING.
YOU WOULD SIT THERE AND SAY,
JANET, YOU WERE THE BEST MPP WE
EVER HAD. YOU WERE GREAT. WE
LOVE YOU, OH, AND WE'RE NOT
GOING TO VOTE FOR YOU.

Partial results appear for Ajax.

Steve says LET'S KEEP LOOKING AT THE 905
AND IN THE RIDING OF AJAX.
IT'S STILL CLOSE.
A LEAD ON THE NDP PARTY.
HE IS IN THIRD PLACE TONIGHT.

Janet says WE THOUGHT HE WOULD HOLD
SECOND AT LEAST.

Steve says YOU TALK ABOUT BOB CHIARELLI
EARLIER ON AND HE'S IN THIRD
PLACE AND HERE'S ANOTHER
MINISTER WHO WILL FINISH THIRD.
JANE McKEN.
THAT THROES TO ELEANOR
McMAHON.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE TREASURY
BOARD GOING DOWN TO DEFEAT
TONIGHT IN BURLINGTON.

Sandra says LOOK HOW CLOSE THEY ARE.
THEY DIDN'T GET BLOWN AWAY.
THAT'S IMPRESSIVE.

Steve says CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG
HERE.
BUT THIS MAY BE ONE OF THOSE
RIDINGS WHERE THE PREMIERS AND
TREATIES LAST SATURDAY HURT THE
LIBERAL CANDIDATE.
BECAUSE THE NDP VOTE IN THIS
RIDING HAS NEVER BEEN HIGHER
THAN...
I'M GOING TO SAY 18 percent.
I CAN'T GET OVER HOW HIGH THE
NDP VOTE IS TONIGHT.
AND I THINK IN THAT RIDING THE
LIBERAL LEADER MAY HAVE GIVEN
THE VOTERS RIGHT TO GO TO THE
NDP INSTEAD OF VOTING FOR THE
LIBERALS.

Cheri says HERE IS WHAT IS INTERESTING.
THE CONSERVATIVES ARE IN SECOND
PLACE IN A RIDING WHERE WE WERE
LUCKY IF THEY EVER DID MORE THAN
12 OR 13 percent.
SO...

Sandra says BUT YOU'RE RIGHT IF YOU
GET PERMISSION TO GO YOU WILL GO
WITH WHO YOU THINK WILL WIN TO
STOP FORD.
THAT'S WHAT THE INTENT WAS.
IN THIS INSTANCE IT WOULD HAVE
BEEN NDP.

Steve says HOW MANY MORE 905 RIDINGS DO
YOU WANT TO GO THROUGH HERE?
IN THE RIDING OF OAKVILLE.
THE MINISTER KEVIN FLYNN, WHO IS
CLOSE.
YOU GOT TO HAND IT TO HIM.
HE IS NOT SUFFERING THE FATE OF
SO MANY OTHER LIBERAL CABINET
MINISTERS TONIGHT WHICH IS
COMING UNDER A BAD SECOND OR
THIRD.
IT'S STILL CLOSE AND WITH ABOUT
TWO THIRDS OF THE POLLS
REPORTING WE ARE NOT PREPARED TO
CALL THIS ONE YET.
STEVEN CRAWFORD THE MONEY GUY.
LET'S DO ONE MORE RIDING.
ANOTHER CABINET MINISTER GOING
DOWN TO THE DEFEAT TONIGHT.
HOW LOW THE NUMBERS ARE.
HALF THE POLLS REPORTING AND ARE
WE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET A
St. CATHARINES RETURN IN
HERE?
LET'S SEE.
OH MY GOODNESS.
LOOK AT THAT.
JIM BRADLEY IS RUNNING THIRD.

A voice says HE DIDN'T WANT TO RUN THEY PUSHED HIM TO RUN.

Steve says HE DIDN'T WANT TO RUN BECAUSE
HE THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO LOOSE
AND IT LOOKS LIKE JIM BRADLEY'S
TENURE HAS THE SECOND LONGEST
SERVING MEMBER OF ALL TIME AND
WILL COME TO AN END TONIGHT AT
40 YEARS, 11 MONTHS AND 29 DAYS.
THAT'S A HELL OF A GOOD RUN,
Mr. BRADLEY. CONGRATULATIONS.
GUYS, SIT TIGHT, I'M GOING OVER
HERE TO TALK TO ERIN KELLY FOR A
BIT.

He walks over to Erin and says
ARE WE GOING TO GO THROUGH
YOUR LIST NOW? IS THAT WHAT WE
ARE GOING TO DO? THE LIST OF
RIDINGS? HILLARY, IS THAT WHAT'S
HAPPENING NOW? OKAY, WE'RE GONNA
GO THROUGH THAT LIST OF RIDINGS
THAT YOU GAVE US EARLIER... THE
ONES TO WATCH BECAUSE YOU
THOUGHT THEY MIGHT TELL A
BROADER STORY. STARTING WITH...
SHELDON, CAN WE BRING UP THE
RIDING OF NIPISSING? BASICALLY
NORTH BAY AND ENVIRONS.
SORRY.
WANT TO DO THESE ONES FIRST?
ANYBODY IN THERE?
YOU WANT TO DO THESE ONES
FIRST?
LET'S DO THESE ONES FIRST.
THESE ARE THE ONES POLL REPLY WE
SAID WOULD BE TYING.
TAKE US THROUGH TO THERE.

Partial results appear for Cambridge.

Erin says WHAT POLLY NOTICED IS THAT IN
SOUTH WESTERN ONTARIO, IF THE
NDP WAS GOING TO MAKE INROADS WE
NEEDED TO SEE THEM... CAMBRIDGE
IS THE THIRD LARGEST URBAN CORE.
WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS THE NDP
DOING BETTER IN RURAL AREAS.
CAMBRIDGE SAID IF THEY WERE
GOING TO HAVE A BREAKTHROUGH WE
WOULD WANT TO SEE THAT.
IT WAS TIGHT BUT THEY WERE GOING
TO MAKE IT.

Steve says IF I CAN SAY A WORD ABOUT
BELINDA, HER HUSBAND, JOHN, IS
A GUY WHO CAME UP WITH THE
SLOGAN, AX THE TAX AND HE SINGLE
HANDEDLY CAMPAIGNED AGAIN THE
CARBON TAX THAT DOUG HAD MANAGED
TO GET INTO THE PC PARTY
PLATFORM AND HIS WIFE IS SEEKING
REELECTION.
LOOK HOW CLOSE THAT WAS.

Erin says ONLY 46 PER.
SO STILL AN OPPORTUNITY HERE FOR
THE NDP AND THIS IS A KEY ONE
AGAIN BECAUSE IT'S IN THAT
SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO...

Steve says NEXT ONE, PLEASE.
THESE ARE THE RACES THAT POLLY
SAID WOULD BE TIGHT ALL NIGHT
LONG.
WE THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE
CLOSER.

Partial results appear for Elgin-Middlesex-London.

Erin says WE THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE
CLOSER WE THOUGHT THE NDP WOULD
DO BETTER THERE.
SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO.
THEY WERE REALLY HOPING TO MAKE
MORE INROADS THERE.

Steve says JEFF WAS THE HEALTH CRITIC
FOR THE CONSERVATIVES.
HE IS A PHARMACIST.
HE IS A DECENT GUY.
A GOOD GUY.
BIG QUESTION, THOUGH, ABOUT
WHETHER OR NOT HE WILL HAVE TO
FIGHT WITH CHRISTINE ELLIOTT TO
SEE WHO WILL BE THE NEXT HEALTH
MINISTER IN ONTARIO.

Erin says WHAT IS INTERESTING, IS WHAT
WE NOTICE WITH THESE RIDINGS,
IT'S NOT SO MUCH THAT THEY WERE
TIGHT.
WE WERE SAYING IF ANDREA HORVATH
HAS TO MAKE GOVERNMENT, SHE HAD
TO GET THESE RIDINGS WE CAN SEE
SHE IS UNDERPERFORMING TONIGHT.
AND WE CAN SEE WHY.
BECAUSE IN THESE KEY RIDINGS
SHE'S NOT BREAKING THROUGH.

Steve says LET'S LOOK AT THIS.
ETOBICOKE NORTH.

Partial results appear for Etobicoke North.

Erin says YES, IT WASN'T TIGHT.
FOR IN ONE WE WERE SEEING A LOT
OF ANGER OVER ETOBICOKE NORTH.
WHETHER OR NOT THIS WOULD CHANGE
THE SEAT.
WE HAD THIS AS THE PC BUT WE
SAID IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO
CAPITALIZE AND THEY DID NOT
CAPITALIZE ON THAT ONE.

Steve says NEXT ONE, SHELDON.
IN THE RIDING OF KITCHENER.
LOOK HOW CLOSE THAT ONE IS.

Partial results appear for Kitchener-Conestoga.

Erin says VERY CLOSE.
AGAIN THIS IS IN THAT
SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO WHERE WE
WERE LOOKING FOR THE NDP TO MAKE
BREAKTHROUGHS.
SO AGAIN, CLOSE.

Steve says THREE QUARTERS OF THE VOTE
SAYING IT'S A 500 VOTE
DIFFERENCE.
THIS IS THE SON OF THE FORMER
PREMIER.
THAT WILL GO FOR A LONG TIME
BEFORE ANYONE IS ABLE TO CALL
THAT ONE.
NEXT RIDING.
THE RACES THAT POLLY SUGGESTED
THE NDP HAD TO DO WELL IN IF
THEY HAD A CHANCE TO WIN.

Partial results appear for Kitchener South-Hespeler.

Steve says LOOK AT THAT.
100 VOTES.
REALLY, REALLY CLOSE.
FITZROY VANDERPOOL.
GREAT NAME.
GREAT BOXER, ACTUALLY.
HE IS GOING UP AGAINST AMY FI OF
THE PCs.
SO ALL NEW CANDIDATES IN THAT
ONE.
LET'S KEEP GOING.
LANGDON, MIDDLESEX.

Partial results appear for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex.

Erin says AGAIN THIS IS THE ONE...
WE NEEDED ANDREA MORE VAST.
IF SHE... HORVATH.
THIS ONE OF THE ONES SHE NEEDED
TO BREAKTHROUGH.
ALL OF THESE WE HAD NAMED AS PC
RIDING.
BUT THEY WERE OPPORTUNITIES FOR
THE NDP, SOME OF THE BEST
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM.
AND AGAIN THEY ARE NOT
CAPITALIZING ON THOSE.

Steve says IT'S INTERESTING THE NDP HAS
OVERPERFORMED IN SOME PART OF
THE PROVINCE BUT NOT IN
SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO.
THEY HAVE UNDERPERFORMED IN THE
SOUTHWEST.

Erin says THEY HAVE UNDERPERFORMED IN
THE SOUTHWEST CENTRES.
THAT'S WHERE HE THIS HAVEN'T
BEEN ABLE TO GET THE MORE RURAL
RIDINGS AND THAT'S WHY WE ARE
SEEING THEM NOT GETTING THE SEAT
COUNT BECAUSE THEY ARE LOSING IN
THE KEY RIDINGS THAT THEY HAD TO
GET.

Steve says I SPOKE WITH ROD THE OTHER
DAY AND HE WAS CONVINCED HE WAS
GOING TO CLEAN UP.
I THINK HE SAID HE WILL GET 61 percent
OF THE VOTES.
BY THE TIME THE NIGHT IS OVER WE
WILL SEE.

Erin says WE DID HAVE THE PC'S RUNS.

Steve says LET'S KEEP GOING. NEXT ONE IS
MISSISSAUGA EAST-COOKSVILLE.
THERE IS ANOTHER CABINET
MINISTER WHO MAY GO DOWN TO
DEFEAT TONIGHT.
THE SENIOR AFFAIRS MINISTER.

Erin says THE ONLY MISSISSAUGA ONE THAT
PAUL II SAW HAPPEN, MISSISSAUGA
MAGAZINE.
THIS WAS ONE WE DID SEE AS A PC
RIDING.

Steve says LOOKS LIKE ALL THE
MISSISSAUGA RIDINGS MIGHT GO PC
TONIGHT.

Erin says YES.

Steve says WHAT OTHER TYING RACES ARE WE
LOOKING A THE?

Erin says NIPISSING.
34 percent OF POLLS REPORTED.
IT'S CLOSE FOR VIC FEDELI.
WE DO HAVE HIM WINNING IT.
BUT THE TIGHTENS OF IT WAS
SURPRISING.

Steve says A WELL-KNOWN GUY IN
NIPISSING.
COMES OUT OF THE LABOUR MOVEMENT
HE HAS FOUGHT FOR THIS RIDING IN
THE PAST.
HE RIGHTLY REALIZED WITH THE
DISAPPEARANCES OF A LIBERAL
VOTE, THIS WAS HIS BEST SHOT AT
IT.
WHILE WE ARE NOT PREPARED TO PUT
A CHECKMARK, IT'S STILL TYING
WHERE VIC FEDELI IS STILL
LEADING.
LOOK AT HOW CLOSE KAWARTHA IS.

Partial results appear for Peterborough-Kawartha.

Erin says THIS WAS INTERESTING.
WE HAD THIS ONE MORE STRONGLY
PC.
LAST TIME WE TALKED AND THEN
WITH KATHLEEN WYNNE'S
ANNOUNCEMENT WE SAW SOME OF JEFF
LEAL'S VOTE GO TO SEAN CONWAY
RATHER THAN DAVE SMITH. WE STILL
HAVE DAVE SMITH. POLLY PREDICTS
HE WILL WIN THIS RIDING. IT'S
JUST CLOSER THAN WE'D EXPECT.

Steve says BUT THIS IS INTERESTING.
IT'S A CITY. PETERBOROUGH.
IT'S NOT A BIG CITY BUT IT IS AN
URBAN AREA AND THE NDP IS
SHOWING WELL IN YOU ARE URBAN
AREAS OF IT'S NOT WHERE WE THINK
HE COULD POTENTIALLY MAKE A
BREAKTHROUGH.
NEXT IN THE RIDING OF
SAULT STE. MARIE.
LOOK HOW CLOSE THAT IS.
5001 VOTES...
500 VOTES.

Erin says THIS WAS AN IMPORTANT RIDING
FOR THE CONVERSATIONS TAKING
PLACE ABOUT ONTARIO'S
ECONOMY AND WHERE IT'S GOING AND
THE HEADQUARTERS OF ALGOMA STEEL
HERE.
AND INTERESTING TO SEE IT'S A
TIGHT RACE AND BECAUSE IT'S A
BORDER TOWN WE HAD EXPECTED THE
NDP TO DO BETTER IN BORDER
TOWN.
SO THAT'S WHY THIS ONE IS A
POTENTIAL BREAKTHROUGH FOR THE
NDP BUT WE DO HAVE IT AS A PC
WIN.

Steve says UNLESS I SEEM TO BE PILING ON.
LOOK AT THE LIBERAL VOTE IN
SAULT STE. MARIE TONIGHT.
THAT'S A SEAT THE LIBERALS HELD
FOR 14 STRAIGHT YEARS AND THE
LIBERAL VOTE HAS ESSENTIALLY
DISAPPEARED IN THE SAULT.
CONTINUING ON.
SCARBOROUGH-GUILDWOOD.

Partial results appear for Scarborough-Guildwood.

Steve says IT'S A TIE.
44 percent OF THE POLLS REPORTING AND
IT'S EXACTLY A TIE.
MY GOODNESS.
NOW THAT'S ONE OF THOSE RIDINGS
WHERE I GUESS...

Erin says WE HAVE ACCEPTED THE PCS
TORONTO COME THROUGH.
THIS IS PREDICTED BY US TO BE A
PC WIN.
SO IT'S STILL ONLY 40 percent OF THE
POLLS.
WE DO EXPECT THE PCs TO WIN.
IT BUT AGAIN BECAUSE ONCE WE GET
OUT FURTHER FROM TORONTO... THIS
WAS THE... THERE WERE THREE
SCARBOROUGH RIDINGS WHERE WE SAW
THESE THINGS.

Steve says MITZIE HUNTER HAS A GREAT
PERSONAL BRAND IN SCARBOROUGH.
THERE ARE NOT TOO MANY CABINET
MINISTERS IN KATHLEEN WYNNE'S
GOVERNMENT WHO ARE WELL KNOWN.
SHE IS WELL KNOWN.
HER OWN PERSONAL BRAND MAY GET
HER THROUGH BY THE TIME SHE'S
DONE.
WE WILL SEE.
SCARBOROUGH, Rouge PARK.
THIS IS ONE OF THOSE RIDINGS I
THINK YOU TOLD SHE WAS A BELL
WEATHER RIDING.
GOING BACK TO 197-1678 IT WAS
CALLED SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
BUT THAT PART OF SCARBOROUGH
RELIABLY VOTES FOR THE GOVERNING
PARTY EVERY ELECTION SINCE
1971.
AND LOOK HOW CLOSE THAT IS
TONIGHT, ERIN.

Erin says WE DO HAVE... POLLY PREDICTS
THE NDPS WILL WIN IT BUT GOOD ON
THE NDP FOR GETTING SO CLOSE TO
A REGION IN A SUBURB.

Steve says TWO THIRDS OF THE POLLS
REPORTING AND THE DIFFERENCE
IS... IT'S 100 VOTES.
MORE THAN 100 VOTES.
IT'S CRAZY.
ANY MORE OF THESE?
IN SCARBOROUGH.
WILL RETURN TO QUEEN'S PARK.

Partial results appear for Scarborough North.

Erin says THIS IS ONE OF THE ONES WHERE
WE SAID IF... NDP AGAIN
WOULD FORM, THIS WAS ONE OF THE
ONES THEY WOULD NEED TO WIN.
OBVIOUSLY THEY ARE NOT FORMING
GOVERNMENT IF THEY ARE NOT
WINNING IT.
WE DID HAVE IT AS A PC RIDING
BUT BECAUSE OF SOME CONTROVERSY,
THIS WAS ONE OF THE ONES WHERE
WE THOUGHT IN THAT SLIM CHANCE
THAT THE NDP MADE GOVERNMENT
THEY COULD PULL THROUGH.

Steve says OKAY, ERIN WE WILL CHECK IN
WITH YOU LATER.
MEANTIME OVER TO YOU.

Nam says THANKS, STEVE OF IT'S
IMPORTANT TO SEE WHY THESE RACES
ARE SO CLOSE.
IT'S IMPORTANT TO VOTE AND JOHN
THOMPSON HAS ONE OF THOSE
RIDINGS.
YOU CAN TELL US ABOUT THAT.

The caption changes to "Jon Thompson. Northwestern Ontario Hub Editor."

Jon says YEAH, TWO RIDINGS IN THUNDER
BAY.
THE POLLSTERS CALLED THE NDP
ACROSS THE NORTHWEST.
THAT IS NOT LOOKING LIKE IT'S
THE CASE RIGHT NOW.
THE LIBERAL INCUMBENTS WHO WERE
CABINET MINISTERS UNDER THE
PREVIOUS LIBERAL GOVERNMENT ARE
RUNNING JUST ABOUT DEAD HEAT.
IN THUNDER BAY, IT'S 0-POINT THE
1 percent DIFFERENT.

Nam says A NAILBITER.

Partial results appear for Thunder Bay-Atikokan.

Jon says AND IN THUNDER BAY SUPERIOR
NORTH, IT'S ABOUT 3.5 percent NOW.
SO MIKE AND BILL MOREAU.
LONG SERVING NDP'S.
HE HAS BEEN SERVING SINCE 95 AND
MOREAU HAS BEEN IN SINCE 93.
THERE'S STRONG INSTITUTIONAL
SUPPORT FOR THE LIBERAL LEADERS
IN NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO.
AND MOST PEOPLE THAT I KNEW WERE
NOT ACCEPTING THAT POLLSTERS
WERE SAYING THAT THESE
LONG-SERVING MEMBERS WERE GOING
TO BE WRITTEN OFF.

Nam says YOU ARE COVERING NORTHWESTERN
ONTARIO FOR US, FOR TVO, THE
AGENDA. YOU'VE BEEN ON THE
GROUND. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE
ISSUES THAT ARE DRIVING PEOPLE
TO THE POLLS TODAY?

A map of leading and elected parties in the northwestern ridings appears briefly.

Jon says WITHOUT A DOUBT EVERYONE
HEARD ELECTRICITY.
BUT I THINK THE LEADERS
CAMPAIGNS ACROSS THE PROVINCE
PLAYED A BIG PART IN WHAT WAS
HAPPENING AND WHEN WE LOOK AT
WHAT IS HAPPENING PARTICULARLY
IN THUNDER BAY.
I THINK IT'S THE STRENGTH OF
THOSE TWO MPPs AND THE
CONNECTIONS THEY HAVE TO THOSE
COMMUNITIES WE DID A PIECE ON
TVO.ORG ASKING IF MICHAEL
GRAVELLE WAS NOT PLACEABLE
BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH
LONG, DIFFICULT ECONOMIC TIMES
AT THE COLLAPSE OF THE FORESTRY
INDUSTRY.

Partial results appear for Thunder Bay-Superior North.

Jon says AND PEOPLE COME BACK TO THEM.
IF THEY SURVIVAL TONIGHT, IT
WILL BE THE HARDEST FIGHT
THEY'VE HAD.

Nam says WE WILL BE WATCHING.
THANK SO MUCH, JOHN.
WE WILL BE MOVING TO CLAUDE.
AND CLAUDE, INTERESTING RACES IN
YOUR REGION OF NORTHWESTERN
ONTARIO.

Claude says WE WILL START WITH
SAULT STE. MARIE RIGHT NOW.
ONE OF THE CLOSEST RIDINGS.
ABOUT 90 percent OF THE POLLS ARE IN
AND SEPARATING THE FORMER CITY
MEMBER ROSS ROMANO FOR THE PC'S.
AND THE FORMER PCs 500 VOTES.
AND ONE OF THE SURPRISING THINGS
IN THIS RIDING, UNITED STEEL
WORKERS THREW THEIR SUPPORT
BEHIND THE PCs IN THIS RIDING
AND ROSS ROMANO.
SOMETHING THAT HASN'T BEEN DONE
FOR SEVERAL DECADES.

Nam says HOW DO YOU KNOW?

Claude says I GUESS ROSS ROMANO, HE
CAMPAIGNED.
THE NDP CANDIDATE DIDN'T COME IN
AS... EARLIER THEY WANTED TO BUT
IT IS PRETTY MUCH UNPRECEDENTED
IN A SAULT STE. MARIE RIDING AND
THAT'S A RIDING THAT ALSO WENT
THROUGH A BY-ELECTION.
DAVID HELD THAT SEAT FOR A WHILE
AND BEFOREHAND IT WAS THE NDP.
SO TO SEE A PC COMING FOR THE
FIRST TIME SINCE 1985 AND BARELY
HOLDING ON TO A SEAT THAT IS
ROSS ROMANO, THIS IS QUITE AN
INTERESTING RIDING TO WATCH AS
WE HEAD FURTHER INTO THE
ELECTION DAY.

Nam says I MEAN, WE LIVE IN TORONTO,
WE'RE IN TORONTO RIGHT NOW AT
YONGE AND EGLINTON. WE LIVE IN
THE GTA. THE ISSUES HERE ARE
PROBABLY VERY DIFFERENT FROM
NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO.
BEING ON THE GROUND, WHAT HAVE
YOU SEEN THAT... SOME OF THE
ISSUES THAT HAVE DRIVEN PEOPLE
TO VOTE TODAY?

Claude says I THINK IT'S ECHOING WHAT
JON THOMPSON SAID, TOO, IN
REGARDS TO HYDRO RATES AND
HEALTH CARE.
ONE BIG ONE HAS TO BE THE
CANCELLATION OF THE NORTHLANDER
THAT'S HAPPENED UNDER THE
LIBERAL GOVERNMENT... ONE OF
THE LAST MOVES THAT DALTON
MCGUINTY DID BEFORE HE HANDED
OVER TO KATHLEEN WYNNE. THAT HAS
A LOT OF PEOPLE UPSET. PRETTY
MUCH WHAT THE NORTHLANDER IS,
IT'S THE PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE
THAT TAKES PEOPLE FROM COCHRANE
TO TORONTO, TORONTO TO COCHRANE.
THAT'S BIG, ESPECIALLY FOR THE
OLDER POPULATION WHO DON'T
REALLY WANT TO DRIVE ANYMORE,
WHO DON'T WANT TO BE ON THOSE
HARSH NORTHERN ONTARIO ROADS...
ESPECIALLY IN THE WINTER AND A
LOT OF THEM WOULD USE THAT AS A
WAY TO COME TO SOUTHERN ONTARIO,
TO COME FARTHER DOWN SOUTH FOR
MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS, TO VISIT
FAMILY. SO THAT WAS ONE OF THE
KEY ISSUES. THE NDP SAID THEY
WOULD BRING IT BACK. THE P.C.'S
WERE DECLARED THE WINNER SO
LET'S SEE IF THEY BRING BACK
THE NORTHLANDER... THAT'S ONE OF
THEIR BIG PROMISES AND PART OF
THEIR NORTHERN PLATFORM.

Nam says THANK YOU SO MUCH, CLAUDE,
FOR THAT INSIGHT, AND STEVE,
WE'LL SEND IT BACK TO YOU.

Steve says SANDRA JUST SAID TO
US, I'M HAVING THE LEAST FUN OF
ANYBODY HERE TONIGHT, AND WE
UNDERSTAND THAT.
YOU'RE WATCHING A LOT OF GOOD
FRIENDS GO DOWN TO DEFEAT, SOME
PEOPLE YOU SAT IN CAUCUS WITH,
OR SOME PEOPLE YOU CERTAINLY
KNOW.
SANDRA, WE DO HAVE TO SAY IF YOU
LOOK AT THIS COLUMN RIGHT HERE,
THERE ARE NINE LIBERALS ON THE
BOARD RIGHT NOW.
THAT'S ONE ABOVE OFFICIAL PARTY
STATUS.
AND IT'S WAY BETTER THAN A LOT
OF PEOPLE THOUGHT YOUR PARTY WAS
GOING TO DO TONIGHT.
HOW DOES IT LOOK?

The right-hand column changes to PC 71, NDP 40, Liberal 9, Green a.

Sandra says WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT, THEY
NEED TO HAVE PARTY STATUS, AND I
WOULD BE THE FIRST ONE TO REMIND
WHOEVER WINS THAT WHEN THE NDP
DIDN'T HAVE PARTY STATUS IN '03,
THE MCGUINTY GAVE THEM PARTY
STATUS IN ORDER FOR THEM TO HAVE
RESEARCH MONEY, EVEN THOUGH THEY
DIDN'T HAVE THE SEATS.
THAT WAS MCGUINTY'S RULE,
DECREE.
NONETHELESS, THEY GOT IT.

Steve says DID SANDRA FIGHT
AGAINST THAT?

Sandra says FOR RIDINGS THAT FIGHT THE
NDP LIKE I DID, YOU COULD
IMAGINE HOW HORRIFIED I WAS.
WHAT ARE YOU MAKING THEM LIVE
FOR?
AND TONIGHT WE'RE SEEING THEM DO
THIS TO MY PARTY.
IN ANY EVENT, ALL TO SAY, FOR A
SIGNIFICANT THREE-PARTY SYSTEM
IS WHAT WE WANT IN ONTARIO
BECAUSE YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE
THE DIVISION.

Karolyne says FOUR PARTY.

Sandra says FOUR PARTY, YOU'RE RIGHT, AND
ACTUALLY THERE ARE A LOT OF
YOUNG PEOPLE THAT RESENTED THE
DEBATE FOR NOT HAVING A GREEN
CANDIDATE IN THE DEBATE.
I HEARD THAT EVERYWHERE.

Steve says THERE WERE A LOT OF
OLDER PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T LIKE IT
TOO. DIDN'T LIKE NOT HAVING A GREEN.

Cheri says HAVING YOUR VOICE AT THE TABLE.

Robert says GOOD POINTS EARLIER.
IT'S IMPORTANT JUST TO PICK UP
ON WHAT SANDRA WAS JUST TALKING
ABOUT.
A LOT OF VERY GOOD CANDIDATES IN
ALL PARTIES, YOU KNOW, ARE NOT
GOING TO WIN TONIGHT, AND
TOMORROW SOME OF THEM ARE GOING
TO HAVE TO RE-START THEIR LIVES.
YOU'VE WRITTEN ABOUT THIS, ABOUT
HOW DIFFICULT IT IS FOR SOME
CANDIDATES.
TO COME BACK FROM A DEFEAT.
YOU KNOW, THE RECOVERY PERIOD
DOESN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT.

Karolyne says SIX MONTHS JUST OF PHYSICAL,
FROM THE PHYSICAL EXERTION.

Robert says FOR YOU.

Steve says WHEN YOU RAN AND LOST,
AND YOU KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO
LOSE, LET'S FACE IT, BUT IT
STILL TOOK SIX MONTHS TO RECOVER.

Karolyne says YEAH.

Janet says BUT THERE'S A DIFFERENCE, AND
NOT TO DIMINISH, BECAUSE LOSING
HURTS, BUT WHEN YOU'VE BEEN AN
INCUMBENT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'VE
BEEN A CABINET MINISTER, IT DOES
HURT, AND IT DOES...

Karolyne says OH, YEAH.

Janet says I WILL SAY TO THOSE WHO HAVE
LOST, YOU KNOW, THERE IS LIFE
AFTER.
I MEAN, I KNOW YOU DON'T THINK
THAT.
YOU THINK YOU WANT TO JUST PUT A
BROWN BAG OVER YOUR HEAD AND
HIDE IN THE CLOSET.
THERE IS LIFE AFTER, BUT IT'S
VERY DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE.

Steve says CONTROL ROOM, WHERE DO
YOU WANT TO GO NOW?
SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO?

A map shows Southwestern Ontario at dissolution.

Steve says THAT'S WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE AT
DISSOLUTION.
THAT WAS LAST TIME.
FEW PATCHES OF ORANGE, FEW
PATCHES OF RED, A LOT OF BLUE,
AND LET'S SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING
TONIGHT.

The map changes to show leading and elected parties.

Steve says IN THE SOUTHWEST OF THIS
PROVINCE, NOT A LOT OF CHANGE,
EXCEPT THIS ONE PATCH OF GREEN,
WHICH WE KNOW CARLINE IS HAPPY
ABOUT.
NOT A LOT OF RED LEFT.
THAT'S FOR DARN SURE.
LET'S UNPACK THIS AND SEE WHAT
THIS LOOKS LIKE IN SOUTHWESTERN
ONTARIO AND SEE WHO'S DOING WHAT
WHERE?

Partial results appear for Brantford-Brant.

Steve says HOW ABOUT THIS, A 100-VOTE LEAD
FOR NEW DEMOCRATS IN BRANTFORD-
BRANT. THAT'S ALEX FELSKY, WHO'S
A TRUSTEE IN THAT AREA AGAINST
WILL BOUMA WHO IS FORMER
FOUR-TIME LIBERAL LEADER
BOB NIXON'S OPTOMETRIST.

A voice says WOW!

Steve says AND RUBY TOOR WHO IS A COUSIN
TO HARINDER TAKHAR.

Sandra says THE INCUMBENT DIDN'T RUN.

Steve says THAT IS RIGHT, THE
FORMER SPEAKER.
AND LOOK HOW CLOSE THAT ONE IS
GOING TO BE OVER THE COURSE OF
THE NIGHT.
THIS IS A PLACE WHERE IN
SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO THE NDP IS
PERFORMING WELL.
THAT'S NOT THE CASE IN A LOT OF
SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO.
LET'S KEEP LOOKING AND SEEING.

Partial results appear for Huron-Bruce.

Steve says FOR EXAMPLE, HURON BRUCE, AS
ERIN KELLY TOLD US, IF THE NEW
DEMOCRATS WERE GOING TO MAKE A
BREAKTHROUGH AND HAVE A SHOT AT
GOVERNING, THEY WERE GOING TO BE
MORE COMPETITIVE IN SEATS LIKE
THIS, AND THEY WEREN'T.

A voice says YEAH.

Janet says THE POWER WORKERS UNIONS
SUPPORTED THIS VERY STRONGLY
BECAUSE OF THE NDP COMMENT ABOUT
SHUTTING DOWN NUCLEAR PLANT.

Robert says RIGHT, THAT'S FOR THE BRUCE
PLANT.

Cheri says I HAVE TO POINT OUT THAT THIS
IS PROBABLY HISTORIC, OTHER THAN
PERHAPS THE RAE DAYS, TO GET
THAT HIGH A VOTE IN HURON BRUCE,
WHICH IS WHY I FOCUSED ON IT.
AND LOOK AT THE LOW TURNOUT FOR
THE LIBERALS THERE WHO ACTUALLY
WON IT ONE TERM BACK.

Steve says 71 TORIES
PROVINCE-WIDE RIGHT NOW.
40 NEW DEMOCRATS, 9 LIBERALS AND
HISTORY BEING MADE BY THE GREEN
PARTY TONIGHT.
MIKE SCHREINER IS WINNING HIS
SEAT TONIGHT.

Partial results appear for Cambridge.

Steve says IN CAMBRIDGE IT'S STILL TOO
CLOSE TO CALL.
THERE'S ABOUT A 1500-VOTE LEAD
FOR THE PROGRESSIVE
CONSERVATIVES IN CAMBRIDGE,
WHICH WENT LIBERAL FOR THE FIRST
TIME IN 70 YEARS IN THE LAST
ELECTION.

Partial results appear for Kitchener Centre.

Steve says IN KITCHENER CENTRE THERE IS
GOING TO BE A NEW MPP GOING TO
QUEEN'S PARK THERE FOR THE NEW
DEMOCRATS DEFEATING NOT ONLY HER
CONSERVATIVE CHALLENGER BUT THE
FORMER CULTURE MINISTER DAIENE
VERNILE, WHO WAS A CTV
BROADCASTER FOR 33 YEARS.
ROBERT, IT'S JUST... IS IT A
CAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT
BROADCASTERS GOING INTO
POLITICS?

Robert says WELL, THERE'S ALWAYS THE
SENATE.

[Laughter]

Robert says THE LIBERALS, THOUGH...

A female voice says TRY.

Robert says I'M NOT GOING AFTER IT.
LET ME PUT IT THAT WAY.
I WAS TOLD BY MANY POLITICIANS,
STAY AWAY FROM THE SENATE.
THE LIBERALS KNEW IN
SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO THEIR
PEOPLE WERE IN TROUBLE.
KITCHENER, WATERLOO AREA.

Steve says LOOK AT THE NDP IN
TORONTO ST. PAUL.
THEY HAVE NEVER WON IT, NEVER.

Cheri says A LOVELY WOMAN TOO.

Steve says OKAY, LET'S KEEP GOING
IN SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO.
THERE'S THE SON OF THE FORMER
PREMIER, THERE'S MIKE HARRIS
WITH A NARROW LEAD, AND AGAIN IN
SOUTH HESPELER IT'S THE TORIES
OVER THE NEW DEMOCRATS, BUT IT'S
A VERY NARROW LEAD AND NOT EVEN
73 percent OF THE POLLS REPORTING
PREPARED TO CALL THAT ONE.
OH, MY GOODNESS, LOOK AT THAT,
200 VOTES.

A female voice says THAT'S JUST OUTSIDE OF GUELPH.

Robert says THEY'LL GO A FEW MORE ROUNDS
THERE.

Partial results appear for London-Fanshawe.

Steve says FOR SURE, GOOD ONE.
IN LONDON-FANSHAWE, THIS ONE WAS
NO CONTEST, TERESA ARMSTRONG IN
THAT RIDING BY A 2-1 MARGIN.
LONDON NORTH CENTRE, THE FORMER
DEPUTY PREMIER, THE LIBERAL VOTE
HAS COLLAPSED.
IT'S GONE TO THE NDP.
THE NEW MPP IN THAT RIDING
DEFEATED SUSAN TROOP, A FORMER
HARPER MP WHO WAS TRYING TO MAKE
A COMEBACK.

Sandra says THAT'S A GOOD EXAMPLE OF LAST
SATURDAY'S ADMISSION OF LOSS,
THAT RIDING, BECAUSE THERE'S NO
WAY MATTHEWS WINNING THAT SEAT
TIME AND TIME AGAIN...

Steve says BUT NEVER BY MUCH, SANDRA.

Sandra says BUT IT WOULD GO COMPLETELY
OVER TO WHOEVER WOULD STOP FORD.
I THINK THE LOCAL PEOPLE SAID
I'VE GOT TO STOP FORD, AND
THAT'S WHERE THE VOTE WENT.
THAT'S A HUGE SWING FOR THAT.

Partial results appear for Waterloo.

Steve says IN WATERLOO, KATHERINE
FIFE.
I THINK THIS IS HER THIRD OR
FOURTH WIN.
THIRD WIN FOR KATHERINE FIFE
INITIALLY COMING TO QUEEN'S PARK
IN A BY-ELECTION, AND NOW TWO
GENERAL ELECTION VICTORIES WITH
A SIZABLE WIN OVER HER
CONSERVATIVE CHALLENGER.

Robert says SHE TOLD ME THIS WEEK, STEVE,
THIS WAS THE TOUGHEST ELECTION
SHE'D BEEN IN.
PRETTY CONCERNED A COUPLE OF
DAYS AGO.

Cheri says AN AMAZING CANDIDATE.

Partial results appear for Windsor-Tecumseh.

Steve says AND IN WINDSOR
TECUMSEH, JUST SHOWING THERE IS
LIFE FOR SOME FORMER
BROADCASTERS, PERCY HADFIELD.

A voice says THE YOUTH MOVEMENT.

Steve says PERCY WITH ALMOST ALL
THE POLLS REPORTING STORMS TO
VICTORY BY 13,000 VOTES.
I JUST WANT TO CHECK AND SEE
WHAT HE DID LAST TIME IN WINDSOR
TECUMSEH, 17,000-VOTE MARGIN
LAST TIME.
PERCY ONLY DOES WELL.

Robert says THE ONLY MPP THAT CAN PARK
ILLEGALLY ANYWHERE AND NOT GET A
TICKET BECAUSE HE'S SO POPULAR.

Steve says OKAY, GOOD.
HILLARY, WHERE ARE WE GOING
NEXT?

Partial results appear for Windsor West.

Steve says OH, OKAY.
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF
ONTARIO'S LOST HIS SEAT.
WE KNOW IT NOW.
OTTAWA CENTRE, YASSER NAQVI
GOING DOWN TO DEFEAT.

Partial results appear for Ottawa Centre.

Steve says THERE IT IS RIGHT THERE.
JOEL HARDEN WHO YOU MAY REMEMBER
CAUSED SOME CONTROVERSY WHEN HE
CALLED FOR A CARBON TAX OF 150 dollars
A TONNE, AND ANDREA HORWATH HAD
TO SAY THAT'S NOT OUR POLICY,
ACTUALLY.
HE WINS TONIGHT.
AND HE'LL BE GOING TO QUEEN'S PARK.

Robert says THERE ARE SOME NEW DEMOCRATS
CONCERNED ABOUT SPEAKING OUT OF
TURN, OFF THE RECORD.

Sandra says I THINK A WELCOME TO YOUR NDP
CAUCUS.
THAT'S WHAT I WOULD SAY TO HIM.

Cheri says OUTSPOKEN.

Steve says I WANT TO SEE HOW THE
PREMIER'S DOING TONIGHT.

Partial results appear for Don Valley West.

A female voice says OH, LOOK AT HER.

Steve says SHE'S UP BY A THOUSAND.
THREE QUARTERS OF THE POLLS
REPORTING.
IT IS STILL TOO CLOSE TO CALL.

A voice says YEAH.

Steve says WE CAN'T PUT A CHECK
MARK BESIDE THIS ONE YET.
WE KNOW DOUG FORD HAS WON HER
SEAT AND ANDREA HORWATH WON HER
SEAT IN HAMILTON, AND WE KNOW
MIKE SCHREINER HAS WON HIS SEAT
IN GUELPH, BUT WE'RE NOT GOING
TO KNOW FOR A WHILE YET WHETHER
THE PREMIER OF ONTARIO CAN HOLD
HER SEAT.

Sandra says NOW TO BE FAIR TO HER, SHE'S
ALWAYS HAD A TOUGH LIBERAL-TORY
FIGHT.
DON TORY'S OLD SEAT.
IT HAS GONE BACK AND FORTH.
IT HASN'T BEEN EASY THERE.

Steve says SHE WON BY 12,000 LAST
TIME.
I THINK JOHN TORY IN '07.

Janet says GIVEN THE WAVE ACROSS THE
REST OF THE VBS PROVINCE, I
THINK THAT SPEAKS A LOT TO HER
AS AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE RIDING.

Steve says LET'S SEE WHAT'S
HAPPENING ACROSS THE WHOLE
PROVINCE TONIGHT, SHALL WE?

A slate shows overall partial results.

Steve says IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO ON
THIS 42ND GENERAL ELECTION DAY,
THE PCS ON THE STRENGTH OF 1.7
MILLION VOTES SO FAR, UP 9
POINTS FROM LAST TIME, HAVE 40 percent
OF THE TOTAL VOTES CAST SO FAR.
THE NDP IN THE SECOND PLACE FOR
ONLY THE FOURTH TIME IN ONTARIO
HISTORY.
THE NDP IS IN... ACTUALLY THIRD
TIME TECHNICALLY.
THE FOURTH TIME WAS IN 1943 WHEN
THEY WERE STILL CALLED THE CCF.
ANYWAY, FOR THE FOURTH TIME IN
ONTARIO HISTORY, THE NDP ON THE
STRENGTH OF 1.4 MILLION VOTES
AND 34 percent OF THE TOTAL VOTE UP 10 ARE IN SECOND.
THE LIBERALS, INTERESTINGLY
ENOUGH, DESPITE LOSING 20 POINTS
ON THE VOTE, ONLY 19 percent, ARE
BARELY HANGING ON TO OFFICIAL
PARTY STATUS RIGHT NOW, EIGHT
SEATS, AND THE GREENS FOR THE
208,000 VOTES THAT THEY'RE
GETTING TONIGHT ACTUALLY MAKE
THE BREAKTHROUGH, AND THEY GET
ONE SEAT ON THE BASIS OF THAT
208,000 VOTES.

Janet says DOES THAT MEAN THEY ACTUALLY
GET THE REBATE?
I THINK 5 percent IS THE MAGIC NUMBER.

Steve says MIKE COLE IS UP BY 500 JUST
NORTH IN EGLINTON IS HANGING ON
BY THE SKIN OF HIS TEETH.
EASTERN ONTARIO NOW, LET'S CHECK
OUT SOME OF THE RIDINGS.

Maps pop up comparing Eastern Ontario at dissolution and at present.

Steve says HERE'S THE WAY IT WAS.
EASTERN ONTARIO, THAT PURPLE BIT
THERE IS CARLETON MISSISSIPPI
MILLS FROM LAST TIME, JACK
McLAREN WHO WENT TO THE TRILLIUM
PARTY.
YOU SEE NO ORANGE THERE AT ALL,
RIGHT?
EASTERN ONTARIO IS THE DEATH
VALLEY FOR THE NEW DEMOCRATIC
PARTY SINCE 1990.
LOTS OF RED, LOTS OF BLUE, FLIP
IT OVER, THAT'S WHERE IT IS
TONIGHT.
COUPLE OF PATCHES OF ORANGE.
A LITTLE BIT OF RED HANGING ON,
BUT A LOT OF BLUE.
LET'S FIND OUT HOW IT'S
HAPPENING.

Final results appear for Carleton.

Steve says IN THE RIDING OF CARLETON, A BIG
WIN OVER THE NEW DEMOCRATIC
PARTY CHALLENGER.
SHE'S GOING TO QUEEN'S PARK FOR
THE FIRST TIME.
IN THE RIDING OF KANATA
CARLETON...

Final results appear for Kanata-Carleton.

Steve says DR. FULLERTON WITH A
BIG WIN OVER HER NEW DEMOCRATIC
PARTY CHALLENGER.
IRONICALLY THESE SHOULD BE
LIBERAL-TORY FIGHTS.
THEY ARE TURNING INTO TORY-NDP
FIGHTS TONIGHT.
IN ANY EVENT, MARY LEE FULLERTON
WINS.

Final results appear for Nepean.

Steve says LISA MACLEOD WINS IN NEPEAN.
NO SURPRISE THERE.

Partial results appear for Orléans.

Steve says IN THE RIDING OF ORLEANS, MARY
FRANCE LALONDE, ONE OF THE FEW
LIBERAL CABINET MINISTERS WHO IS
HANGING ON TONIGHT, BUT IT'S TOO
EARLY TO CALL, A 2,000-VOTE
MARGIN WITH THREE QUARTERS OF
THE POLLS REPORTING.
MARY FRANCE LALONDE HANGING ON
TO HER SEAT IN ORLEANS.

Final results appear for Ottawa Centre.

Steve says IN THE RIDING OF OTTAWA CENTRE,
WE TOLD YOU A MOMENT AGO YASIR
NAQVI IS GOING DOWN TO DEFEAT
TONIGHT.
I CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME
AN ATTORNEY GENERAL... WELL, WAS
IT IAN SCOTT, THE LAST TIME AN
ATTORNEY GENERAL LOST AN
ELECTION?
I THINK IT WAS.
OH, NO, HE WON.
HIS PARTY LOST BUT HE WON HIS SEAT.

Robert says HE WON HIS SEAT, YEAH.

Steve says SO MY FIRST THOUGHT
WAS RIGHT, I CAN'T REMEMBER THE
LAST TIME AN ATTORNEY GENERAL
LOST.
UNLESS IT WAS MIRIAM BOYD.

Sandra says CHARLES DIDN'T RUN AGAIN THE
SECOND TERM.

Steve says RIGHT.
IT'S RARE.

Sandra says MIKE O'BRIEN DIDN'T RUN.

Steve says HOW ABOUT DAVID YOUNG?
ANYWAY, WE'RE MUSING.

Sandra says CHRIS BENTLEY DIDN'T RUN.

Janet says I THOUGHT DAVID YOUNG LOST.

Steve says DAVID YOUNG LOST, WAS HE AG
AT THE TIME?
I THINK HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN.

Robert says ANOTHER RIDING WHERE A
CANDIDATE FROM... DID NOT DO
WELL.
AND I WONDER HOW MANY TORIES SAT
ON THEIR HANDS BECAUSE OF THAT.

Final results appear for Ottawa South.

Sandra says OH, MY GOSH, FRASER.

Steve says FRASER, THAT'S THE GUY WHO
BASICALLY RAN AGAINST HIS LEADER
AND HIS PARTY AND WINS.

Sandra says NOW HE SAID A VOTE AGAINST
DOUG FORD IS A VOTE FOR JOHN
FRASER.
HE HAD A GREAT-LOOKING BLACK
SIGN OUT THERE.

Steve says JOHN FRASER USED TO
WORK IN MCGUINTY'S OFFICE, THAT
WAS THE MCGUINTY SEAT BACK TO
1987 WHEN DALTON SR. WON IT.
AFTER HIS DEATH, THERE WAS
SUPPOSED TO BE A BY-ELECTION.
ALL THE MCGUINTY FAMILY AT THE
HOME GATHERED AND THEY DECIDED
WHO WAS GOING TO RUN FOR THE
SEAT.
HE'S THE OLDEST SON IN THE
FAMILY.
HE HELD THAT SEAT FROM 1990
UNTIL HE STEPPED DOWN IN...

Sandra says HIS BROTHER HELD IT, THE
SENIOR SEAT.

Steve says YEAH, FEDERALLY.

Robert says AND FRASER WORKED VERY HARD
FOR THAT VICTORY.
I MEAN, THIS WAS A VERY TOUGH
CAMPAIGN FOR HIM.

Steve says SO FRASER KEEPS IT IN
THE LIBERAL FAMILY TONIGHT.
LET'S KEEP LOOKING IN EASTERN
ONTARIO.

Partial results appear for Ottawa-Vanier.

Steve says WHO ELSE? OTTAWA VANIER,
NATHALIE DES ROSIERS,
WHO WON A BY-ELECTION JUST A
YEAR AGO, MAKING A STRONG STAND
IN OTTAWA VANIER OVER... NOW
YOU'D BE INTERESTED IN THIS.
THIS IS LYRA EVANS WHO I THINK
IS THE FIRST TRANS CANDIDATE
EVER IN ONTARIO HISTORY.

Cheri says WELL, ACTUALLY SUSAN GATT
HAS RUN.

Steve says FOR A MAJOR PARTY?

Cheri says SHE'S TRIED TO.
BUT YES, AND I THINK SHE'S DONE
EXTREMELY WELL.
WE HAD CERTAINLY ACROSS THE
COUNTRY MORGAN IN B.C. CAME
WITHIN 500 VOTES.
BUT YOU KNOW, THIS WAS SLATED TO
BE WON BY THE LIBERALS.
IN EVERY POLL.

Steve says IF THEY LOST THIS
SEAT...

Robert says LIBERALS AND THE EARTH
COOLED.
YOU KNOW, THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A
HUGE SHAME.

Steve says WHERE ARE WE GOING
NEXT, GUYS?
NEW RIDINGS, OKAY.

Final results appear for Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill.

Steve says WE TOLD YOU AT THE BEGINNING OF
THE EVENING THAT IT WAS 107
SEATS IN THE OLD PARLIAMENT.
IT'S 124 IN THIS PARLIAMENT, SO
THAT MEANS 17 NEW SEATS, AND
LET'S SEE HOW THEY ALL COME DOWN
TONIGHT.
IN THE RIDING OF AURORA, OAK
RIDGES, RICHMOND HILL, THE
TORIES TAKE THAT ONE, AND IT'S A
LANDSLIDE.
NOT EVEN CLOSE.
IN BARRIE, SPRINGWATER, ORO
MEDONTE, THAT'S ANOTHER PICK-UP
FOR THE PCS.
GREEN'S DOING OKAY.
IN BRAMPTON CENTRE, LOOK HOW
CLOSE THAT IS, 40 VOTES, 41
VOTES, NDP LEADING AT THE
MOMENT.
IN THE RIDING OF BRAMPTON SOUTH,
YOU'RE CALLING THIS ONE, GUYS,
80 percent OF THE POLLS REPORTING, IT'S
ABOUT A 2,000-VOTE LEAD FOR THE
PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES THERE.
BIT OF A SURPRISE IN THE CITY OF
BRAMPTON TONIGHT.
IN CARLETON, ANOTHER NEW RIDING,
WE TALKED ABOUT THAT ONE, GOLDIE
GHAMARI GOING TO QUEEN'S PARK
FOR THE FIRST TIME.
IN DON VALLEY NORTH, CANDIDATE
FOR THE LIBERALS, TORONTO CITY
COUNCILLOR.
IT'S CLOSE, BUT SHE'S PROBABLY
NOT GOING TO WIN THIS TONIGHT.
YOU CAN PROBABLY PUT A CHECK
MARK ON THAT ONE.
VINCENT KE GOING TO ONE THAT
ONE FOR THE PROGRESSIVE
CONSERVATIVES PROBABLY.
I MIGHT BE GETTING OUT OVER MY
SKIS THERE, BUT WE'LL SEE.

Robert says ANOTHER BROADCASTER.

Steve says RIGHT ON.
DONNA SKELLY NOW ON HAMILTON
CITY COUNCIL, WINNING TONIGHT
FOR THE PROGRESSIVE
CONSERVATIVES.
IN THE RIDING OF HASTINGS LENNOX
AND ADDINGTON, DARYL KRAMP,
ANOTHER ONE OF THE HARPER MPs
WHO DECIDED TO TRY TO RUN
PROVINCIALLY, AND DARYL KRAMP
WINS TONIGHT BY A GOOD MARGIN
OVER THE NEW DEMOCRATS IN THAT
RIDING.
IN KITCHENER CONESTOGA, MIKE
HARRIS, SON OF THE FORMER
PREMIER, HE'S NOT WON YET, 96 percent
REPORTING AND HE'S UP BY 600
VOTES.
IT'S STILL TOO CLOSE TO CALL.

Robert says ANOTHER... CANDIDATE.

Steve says IN LAMBTON-KENT-
MIDDLESEX, THERE'S MONTE
MCNAUGHTON
MCNAUGHTON, NO SURPRISE HE'S
GOING BACK TO QUEEN'S PARK.
HE'S POPULAR THERE.
IN MARKHAM UNIONVILLE, THE SEAT
IS WON BY A HUGE MARGIN FOR
PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE.
AMANDA YOUNG WAS ANOTHER ONE OF
THOSE CANDIDATES NOT RUNNING AS
A LIBERAL, JUST RUNNING AS HER.
IN MISSISSAUGA EAST-COOKSVILLE,
A PICK-UP FOR THE CONSERVATIVES.
YOU WERE TELLING ME, SANDRA, SHE
CANVASSED ALL THE TIME.

Sandra says SHE NEVER STOPPED IN HER
RIDING.
I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH HER.

Steve says SHE DID BETTER THAN
MOST OF HER CABINET COLLEAGUES
TONIGHT BUT STILL FALLS SHORT.
THAT SEAT IS GOING TO THE
TORIES, AS IS MOST OF
MISSISSAUGA TONIGHT.
IN OAKVILLE NORTH BURLINGTON, IS
THIS THE THIRD TRY?

Sandra says YEAH, ABOUT THAT.

Steve says THIRD OR MAYBE FOURTH.
RUNNING FOR THE TORIES, AND WHAT
A LANDSLIDE THERE IS.
THEY'RE GOING TO START CALLING
HER LANDSLIDE EFFIE.

Sandra says KEEP IN MIND JIM BRADLEY WON
THREE TIMES BEFORE HE WON.

Janet says BAKER DID SEVEN.
AND THEN HE...

Steve says SCARBOROUGH ROUGE
PARK, WHICH HAS BEEN A RELIABLE
BELLWETHER SINCE 1971, STILL TOO
CLOSE TO CALL, IT'S A 300-VOTE
LEAD RIGHT NOW FOR THE
PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES OVER
THE NEW DEMOCRATS.
ONLY TWO THIRDS OF THE POLLS
REPORTING.
WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT A
WHILE ON THAT ONE.
UNIVERSITY ROSEDALE, THIS ONE IS
A SURPRISE, ONLY IN AS MUCH AS
IT'S A HUGE NDP LEAD RIGHT NOW,
3:1 LEAD ALMOST.
JOANNE DAVIS WAS A GREAT HOPE
FOR THE LIBERALS TO TAKE THIS
SEAT.
THE FACT THAT SHE'S IN THIRD
IS...

Cheri says IT'S A SAFE LIBERAL SEAT.

Steve says ABSOLUTELY.
QUITE A SURPRISE TONIGHT.

Cheri says AND JILLIAN WAS A GREAT
CANDIDATE.
AND JESSICA, GREAT...

Steve says I THINK SHE'S ORIGINALLY FROM
SOUTH AFRICA?

Cheri says SHE WAS IN AUSTRALIA, ALL
OVER THE WORLD.

Steve says YEAH, AUSTRALIA,
THAT'S RIGHT.

Sandra says SHE'LL BE HAPPY WITH FORD
SUBWAYS.

Steve says RIGHT, OKAY.

Sandra says SO THERE YOU GO.

Steve says IN THE RIDING
Of Kiiwetinoong
BECAUSE THEY HAD SOME
DIFFICULTIES THERE, NO RETURNS
UNTIL 1:30 IN THE MORNING, SO
NOTHING ON THAT FOR THE REST OF
THE NIGHT.
THE OTHER NEW RIDING IN NORTHERN
ONTARIO IS Mushkegowuk-JAMES BAY.
WILL BE PROBABLY THE MPP
THERE, ALTHOUGH ONLY 40 percent OF THE
POLLS REPORTING AND TOO CLOSE TO
CALL, SO NOT GOING THERE YET.
THERE WILL BE A NEW MPP COMING
TO QUEEN'S PARK FROM A NEW
RIDING THERE.
LET'S HAVE ANOTHER LOOK AT THE
TOTAL VOTE, SHALL WE?

The overall totals pop up briefly.

Steve says IT'S A MUCH BIGGER MARGIN OF
VICTORY THAN MOST POLLSTERS HAD.
I HAVE TO SAY, MOST OF THE POLLS
IN THE LATTER DAYS HAD THE
TORIES AND NEW DEMOCRATS
TIGHTER.
NOW ADMITTEDLY...

Sandra says NECK AND NECK.

Janet says THERE'S BEEN A LITTLE BIT OF
MOVEMENT WHERE THE NDP HAD SORT
OF STALLED AND THE TORIES... IT
WAS A LITTLE BIT OF MOVEMENT IN
THE LAST WEEK, AND THAT'S WHAT
WE'RE SEEING TONIGHT HERE.

Steve says LEAVE THIS SLIDE UP
FOR A BIT BECAUSE WE WANT TO
SAY... WE DON'T CALL HIM THE
PREMIER ELECT, BECAUSE WE DON'T
ELECT PREMIERS HERE, WE ELECT
PARLIAMENTS, BUT THE GUY WHO
WILL BE THE NEXT PREMIER OF
ONTARIO WHO WILL BE DESIGNATED
IN THE DAYS AHEAD, DOUG FORD, IS
A MINUTE AWAY FROM SPEAKING.
WE WILL, OF COURSE, BRING YOU
HIS ENTIRE SPEECH WITHOUT
INTERRUPTION.
THE TORIES LEADING ELECTED IN 71.
YOU NEEDED 63 FOR A MAJORITY
TONIGHT, SO IT IS A COMFORTABLE,
NOT A HUGE, BUT A COMFORTABLE
MAJORITY GOVERNMENT FOR THE
PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES.
THE NEW DEMOCRATS HAVE THEIR
SECOND-BEST SHOWING EVER.
41 SEATS.
SECOND ONLY TO THEIR 1990
VICTORY UNDER BOB RAE.
THE LIBERALS, EIGHT SEATS IS
THEIR WORST SHOWING EVER.
TIED FOR 1951 WHEN THEY ALSO WON
EIGHT SEATS.
LESLIE FROST WAS THE PREMIER AT
THAT TIME.

Sandra says WELL, AREN'T YOU A DELIGHT,
STEVE.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT.

Steve says JUST TELLING IT LIKE IT IS,
SANDRA.

Steve says JUST TELLING IT LIKE
IT IS.

Janet says BOOS UPSTAIRS.

Steve says HERE'S THE ONE GREEN.
I DON'T WANT TO FORGET ABOUT THE
GREEN, BECAUSE MIKE SCHREINER,
THERE HE IS RIGHT THERE, WINS
HIS SEAT IN GUELPH TONIGHT AFTER
JUST A YEOMAN EFFORT IN THAT
CITY, AND THE GREENS WILL NOW
HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY... HE'LL BE
IN THE NEXT DEBATE.

Sandra says HE'S GOING TO HAVE A BALL.

Steve says OKAY, EVERYBODY, HERE
WE GO, 25TH PREMIER OF THE
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, KATHLEEN
WYNNE SPEAKING TO HER FRIENDS
AND ADMIRERS.

A live feed shows Kathleen Wynne preparing to give a speech on a stage with the Ontario flag, behind a red lectern with her signature on it.

She says THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

[Chanting]

She says THANK YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

[Cheers and Applause]

She says THANK YOU.
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
THANK YOU.
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
THANK YOU.
THANK YOU, EVERYBODY.

Steve says OKAY, THIS IS VERY
IRREGULAR, I GOT TO SAY.

As Wynne speaks, another live feed shows Doug Ford giving a speech.

He says THAT'S AN INCREDIBLE WELCOME.
I THANK YOU.

Steve says WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED
TO DO HERE?
I MEAN, PROTOCOL SAYS YOU LET
THE OUTGOING PREMIER SPEAK FIRST
BEFORE THE WINNER SPEAKS.

Ford says THANK YOU SO MUCH, MY
FRIENDS. WHAT A RESPONSE!
THIS IS INCREDIBLE!
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY
HEART.
I WILL NEVER FORGET THE TRUST
YOU'VE PUT IN ME.
MY FRIENDS, THIS VICTORY BELONGS
TO YOU.
THIS VICTORY BELONGS TO THE
PEOPLE, AND TONIGHT THE PEOPLE
OF ONTARIO HAVE SPOKEN.

[Cheers and Applause]

Ford continues PEOPLE FROM EVERY WALK OF LIFE,
FROM EVERY CORNER OF THIS GREAT
PROVINCE, PEOPLE FROM EVERY
POLITICAL STRIPE, YOU HAVE COME
TOGETHER AROUND ONE COMMON
VISION OF ONTARIO.
YOU HAVE SENT THE CLEAR MESSAGE,
A MESSAGE OF HOPE AND
PROSPERITY.

[Cheers and Applause]

[Chanting]
DOUG, DOUG, DOUG, DOUG!

Ford continues A VISION FOR THE PEOPLE OF
THIS PROVINCE, A VISION OF THE
GOVERNMENT THAT WORKS FOR THE
PEOPLE.
MY FRIENDS, A GOVERNMENT THAT
RESPECTS YOU, A GOVERNMENT WITH
INTEGRITY, A GOVERNMENT THAT
WILL ALWAYS PUT YOU FIRST.

A voice says WE LOVE YOU, DOUG!

Ford continues MY FRIENDS, HELP IS HERE!

[Cheers and Applause]

Ford continues OUR TEAM WILL WORK EVERY SINGLE
DAY TO DELIVER THIS VISION.
WE WILL WORK EVERY SINGLE DAY
FOR A BETTER ONTARIO, A BETTER
FUTURE, AND A BRIGHTER FUTURE
FOR OUR CHILDREN.

[Cheers and Applause]

Ford continues AN ERA OF ECONOMIC GROWTH AND
PROSPERITY, THE LIKES OF WHICH
THIS PROVINCE HAS NEVER SEEN
BEFORE.

[Cheers and Applause]

Ford continues PROSPERITY THAT WILL BENEFIT
EVERY RESIDENT OF ONTARIO.
AND TONIGHT WE HAVE SENT A CLEAR
MESSAGE TO THE WORLD: ONTARIO IS
OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

[Cheers and Applause]

Ford continues MY FRIENDS, I AM SO PROUD, SO
PROUD OF THE INCREDIBLE TEAM
THAT YOU HAVE SENT TO QUEEN'S
PARK, A TEAM OF ALL-STARS THAT
WILL WORK FOR YOU.

[Cheers and Applause]

Ford continues A TEAM THAT WILL ALWAYS PUT YOU
FIRST, AND WE ARE GRATEFUL TO
ALL OF THOSE WHO PUT THEIR NAMES
FORWARD.
ALL OF THOSE WHO RUN UNDER THE
PC BANNER, THANK YOU FOR YOUR
HARD WORK AND SACRIFICE.

[Cheers and Applause]

[Chanting]
DOUG, DOUG, DOUG, DOUG!

Ford continues MY FRIENDS, WHEN WE BEGAN THIS JOURNEY, I MADE A
COMMITMENT TO YOU.
I MADE A COMMITMENT TO ONTARIO.
I PROMISED TO WORK HARD.
I PROMISED TO RUN AN HONEST AND
POSITIVE CAMPAIGN, TO FOCUS ON
THE POLICIES THAT MATTER TO YOU.
I PROMISED TO DELIVER A STRONG,
STABLE MAJORITY GOVERNMENT, AND
TOGETHER WE DID THAT!

[Cheers and Applause]

Ford continues TOGETHER WE MADE HISTORY.
WE HAVE TAKEN BACK ONTARIO.
WE HAVE DELIVERED A GOVERNMENT
THAT IS FOR THE PEOPLE.
A GOVERNMENT THAT WILL RESPECT
YOUR HARD-EARNED TAX DOLLARS,
AND MY FRIEND, THE PARTY WITH
THE TAXPAYERS' MONEY IS OVER!
IT'S DONE!

[Cheers and Applause]

Ford continues BUT THE WORK HAS JUST BEGUN.
OUR TEAM WILL GET TO WORK
IMMEDIATELY.
WE WILL DELIVER ON OUR PLAN FOR
THE PEOPLE.
WE WILL BRING ACCOUNTABILITY,
TRANSPARENCY AND INTEGRITY TO
THE TAXPAYERS OF ONTARIO.
WE WILL REDUCE YOUR TAXES,
REDUCE YOUR GAS PRICES, AND KEEP
MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET.
A PLAN TO FIX OUR ECONOMY AND
CREATE GOOD-PAYING JOBS, A PLAN
TO INVEST IN THE PRIORITIES THAT
MATTER TO YOU.
AND MY FRIENDS, TOGETHER, WITH
OUR SKILLED TEAM OF MVPS, THIS
IS WHAT WE WILL DELIVER.

A voice says YEAH!

[Cheers and Applause]

Ford continues MY FRIENDS, I WANT TO
THANK MY FAMILY FOR ALL OF YOUR
SUPPORT AND LOVE AND SUPPORT.
TO MY WIFE CARLA, MY MOM DIANNE
AND MY FOUR GIRLS, YOU'VE BEEN
MY ROCK.
I COULDN'T HAVE DONE THIS
WITHOUT YOU.
AND I CAN TELL YOU, AND I KNOW
THAT MY BROTHER ROB IS LOOKING
DOWN FROM HEAVEN...

[Cheers and Applause]

Ford continues I TELL YOU, I'M JUST GETTING
CHILLS TALKING ABOUT HIM RIGHT
NOW.
I KNOW ROB, HE IS CELEBRATING
WITH US TONIGHT.
WE OWE SO MUCH TO ROB'S LEGACY.

[Cheers and Applause]

Ford continues A LEGACY OF SERVICE TO THE
PEOPLE, A LEGACY STARTED BY MY
FATHER DOUG FORD SR., AND A
LEGACY THAT WILL CONTINUE.
I WANT TO THANK MY INCREDIBLE
CAMPAIGN TEAM, THE BEST
POLITICAL TEAM EVER ASSEMBLED
EVER.
THANK YOU, GUYS.
A SKILLED AND DEDICATED TEAM WHO
WORKED HARD AND STUCK TOGETHER,
AND I WANT TO THANK THE
THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF
VOLUNTEERS FROM ALL ACROSS
ONTARIO.
YOU LEFT NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY...
YOU LEFT EVERYTHING ON THE
FIELD.
MY FRIENDS, BUT MOST OF ALL, I
WANT TO THANK EACH OF YOU.
I THANK YOU.
I WANT TO THANK THE PEOPLE OF
ONTARIO.
I OWE EVERYTHING TO YOU.
YOUR SUPPORT, YOUR ENERGY, YOUR
BELIEF IN OUR CAUSE, YOU ARE THE
ONES WHO KEPT ME GOING, WHO
ENERGIZED ME AT EVERY SINGLE
STOP.
AND REMINDED ME WHAT'S AT STAKE,
WHAT WE ARE FIGHTING FOR.
YOU REMINDED ME TO STAY HUMBLED
AND STAY FOCUSED.
YOU ARE THE REASON WE ARE HERE
TODAY.

[Cheers and Applause]

Ford continues AND IN THOSE WHO DIDN'T SUPPORT
US, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I
WILL WORK EVEN HARDER TO EARN
YOUR CONFIDENCE.

[Cheers and Applause]

Ford continues I ALSO NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE MY
OPPONENTS IN THIS RACE.
TO KATHLEEN WYNNE AND ANDREA
HORWATH...

[Booing]

Ford continues NO, NO, GUYS.
NO, NO.
YOU FOUGHT A... YOU FOUGHT A
HARD, VERY HARD CAMPAIGN, AND
I'LL TELL YOU, ONTARIO IS BETTER
FOR IT.
WE HAVE HAD OUR DIFFERENT
APPROACHES, BUT WE ALL SHARE IN
THE SAME GOAL OF A BETTER
ONTARIO.

[Applause]

Ford continues AND I WANT TO WORK TOGETHER TO
DELIVER ON OUR MANDATE, A
MANDATE FOR THE PEOPLE.
MY FRIENDS, A NEW DAY HAS DAWNED
IN ONTARIO!
A DAY OF OPPORTUNITY!
A DAY OF PROSPERITY!
AND A DAY OF GROWTH!
WE'RE GOING TO TURN THIS
PROVINCE AROUND TO OUR CHILDREN
AND THEIR CHILDREN WILL ALWAYS
BE PROUD TO CALL ONTARIO HOME.
WE WILL MAKE SURE ONTARIO IS THE
GREATEST PLACE ON EARTH TO LIVE,
TO DO BUSINESS AND TO RAISE A
FAMILY.
AND WE WILL MAKE ONTARIO, ONCE
AGAIN, THE ENGINE OF CANADA.

[Cheers and Applause]

Ford continues MY FRIENDS, TOGETHER IN 88 SHORT
DAYS WE ACHIEVED THE IMPOSSIBLE.
WE UNITED OUR PARTY AND UNITED
OUR PROVINCE, AND THIS IS YOUR
VICTORY.
TONIGHT IS YOUR NIGHT.
I THANK YOU, AND GOD BLESS EACH
AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.
THANK YOU!

[Cheers and Applause]

Ford leaves the stage.

Steve says OKAY, THAT'S THE
SPEECH OF DOUG FORD WHO WILL BE
THE 26TH PREMIER OF ONTARIO ONCE
HE MEETS WITH THE
LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR AND THEY
HAVE A SWEARING IN PRESUMABLY
THREE WEEKS FROM NOW.
A FEW THINGS I THINK OF NOTE IN
THAT SPEECH.
YOU HEARD ECHOES OF A PREVIOUS
CONSERVATIVE LEADER WHEN DOUG
FORD SAID "I SAID I'D BRING YOU
A STRONG, STABLE MAJORITY
GOVERNMENT, AND THERE WE HAVE
IT.
WHO'S THE LAST GUY TO SAY THAT?
STEPHEN HARPER.

Robert says OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

Steve says DOUG FORD DID DELIVER
TONIGHT ON THAT.
HE DID INVOKE THE MEMORY OF HIS
BROTHER, SAID ROB WOULD BE UP IN
HEAVEN CELEBRATING TONIGHT, AND
I SUSPECT NOBODY WOULD BE
SURPRISED TO HEAR THAT DOUG FORD
INVOKED THE MEMORY OF HIS
BROTHER AND HIS FATHER, WHO WAS
AN MPP AT QUEEN'S PARK IN THE
MIKE HARRIS YEARS.
NO SURPRISE THERE.
AND I THINK IT'S WORTH NOTING HE
WAS QUITE MAGNANIMOUS IN
VICTORY.
HE HAD NICE THINGS TO SAY ABOUT
KATHLEEN WYNNE AND ANDREA
HORWATH, THAT THEY'RE GIVING HIM
A TOUGH, TOUGH CAMPAIGN MADE HIM
CAMPAIGN HARDER AND WORK HARDER
FOR THE PROVINCE.
KUDOS TO HIM FOR SAYING THAT.
WE WANT TO POINT OUT A COUPLE OF
THINGS, THOUGH.
THE SOON TO BE OUTGOING PREMIER
OF ONTARIO WAS SPEAKING AT THE
SAME TIME.
THAT WAS HIGHLY IRREGULAR.
I'M HOPING THAT WAS KIND OF A
SCREW UP, THAT THE LEFT HAND
DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THE RIGHT HAND
WAS GOING.

Janet says YOU WAIT UNTIL BOTH OF THEM GO.

Steve says USUALLY THE BACK ROOM
PEOPLE SAY WE'RE GOING TO GO ON
NOW AND YOU GO AFTER THAT.
I GUESS THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN
TONIGHT, SO WE TAPED THE
PREMIER'S SPEECH.
WE'LL PLAY THAT LATER.
ANDREA HORWATH IS ABOUT TO SPEAK
I THINK IN HAMILTON AT THE
CONVENTION CENTRE AT HER
HEADQUARTERS THERE, SO WE WILL
BRING YOU THAT SPEECH
UNINTERRUPTED WHEN IT HAPPENS.
BUT IN THE MEANTIME, WE GOT A
LITTLE BIT OF TIME TO CHAT HERE.
WHAT'S THE STORY?
YEAH, OKAY.
IN THE MEANTIME WE ARE
CONSTANTLY LOOKING AT THESE
RETURNS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE
SCREEN AND RESULTS, AND WE TOLD
YOU EARLIER ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT
IT WAS TO THE FUTURE OF THE
LIBERAL PARTY THAT THEY GET
EIGHT SEATS FOR OFFICIAL PARTY
STATUS.
YOU WILL NOTE THEY ARE AT SIX
NOW.
THEY WERE AT EIGHT.
SO TWO WOULD-BE MPPs HAVE
SOMEHOW LOST THEIR SEATS OR ARE
TRAILING NOW WHO WERE LEADING
EARLIER.

The right-hand column changes to PC 75, NDP 40, Liberal 6, Green 1.

Steve says WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO
THOSE ARE, BUT CLEARLY IT'S KEY
TO BOTH KATHLEEN WYNNE'S AND THE
LIBERAL PARTY'S FUTURE AS TO
FIND OUT HOW THEY GET BACK FROM
SIX UP TO EIGHT.

Sandra says DID I ALREADY MENTION WHAT
MCGUINTY DID WHEN THAT HAPPENED
TO THE NDP?

Steve says I THINK YOU DID.

Cheri says I MENTIONED THAT STORY AS
WELL.

Janet says AND MIKE HARRIS DID THE SAME
THING, YEAH, FOR THE NDP.

Steve says OKAY, THAT DOES RAISE
THE QUESTION, IF THE LIBERALS
ONLY GET SIX SEATS TONIGHT, CAN
YOU IMAGINE THE CONSERVATIVES
AND NEW DEMOCRATS AGREEING TO
CREATE A NEW FLOOR OF SIX SEATS
TO BE AN OFFICIAL PARTY?
WHAT DO WE THINK?

Sandra says IT'S HAPPENED TWICE ALREADY
IN TWO PREVIOUS PREMIERS IN OUR
LIFETIME, BUT MOREOVER, MORE
IMPORTANTLY IT'S REALLY
IMPORTANT THAT WE DO NOT BECOME
A TWO-PARTY SYSTEM.

Steve says WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT?

Sandra says BECAUSE BY COMPARISON TO
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE U.S.
RIGHT NOW AND HAS BEEN HAPPENING
FOR PROBABLY 20 YEARS, THAT
COMPLETE SPLIT BETWEEN LEFT AND
RIGHT, TWO PARTIES, ONLY TWO
CHOICES, THE FACT THAT WE NEED A
STRONG CENTRIST PARTY IS THE
KIND OF NAVAL GAZING THE
LIBERALS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO
THROUGH...

Steve says I GOT NEWS FOR YOU.
THE LIBERALS HAVEN'T BEEN A
STRONG CENTRIST PARTY FOR FOUR
YEARS.

Sandra says THAT'S THE DISCUSSION WE'RE
GOING TO HAVE, ISN'T IT?
IN MY VIEW, GIVEN CHOICES, THE
VOTE FOR THE REAL LEFT, THEY
WILL TAKE THAT AND THEY DID
TONIGHT.
THE LIBERAL PARTY HAS THE MOST
WORK COMING OUT OF TODAY.
THE NDP HAS SOME SOUL SEARCHING,
WHAT HAPPENED.
LIBERALS TOO.
WHAT WAS IT, WAS IT THE
INDIVIDUAL?
WAS IT THE POLICY?
BUT SERIOUS DISCUSSIONS AROUND
BEING AND RECLAIMING THAT
CENTRIST POSITION.

Cheri says WELL, THIS IS THE U.K.
EXAMPLE WHERE YOU HAVE A STRONG
LEFT AND A STRONG SORT OF
GOVERNMENT, AND THEY HAVE A
SMALL LIBERAL PARTY, AND IT
SEEMS TO HAVE WORKED OUT ALL
RIGHT.
I WOULD SAY THE NDP...

Sandra says I'M NOT COMFORTABLE WITH...
I'M NOT COMFORTABLE LOSING THE
CENTRE.

Steve says LET ME JUST JUMP IN
HERE BECAUSE WE'VE GOT TO TALK
ABOUT... WE GOT TO TALK ABOUT
THE OBVIOUS HERE.
KATHLEEN WYNNE'S CALLED A PRESS
CONFERENCE FOR TOMORROW
AFTERNOON AT QUEEN'S PARK AT
WHICH TIME WHETHER SHE WINS HER
SEAT OR SHE DOESN'T, SHE'S
PROBABLY ANNOUNCING SHE'S
STEPPING DOWN AS LEADER OF THE
LIBERAL GOVERNMENT.
IMMEDIATELY PEOPLE WILL ASK WHO
CAME SECOND TO HER, THAT WOULD
BE YOU.
YOUR PHONE'S GOING TO START TO
RING.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE
LEADERSHIP IF IT COMES OPEN?

Sandra says I'M GOING TO FLIP TO PAGE 233
OF YOUR BOOK.
I HAVE NO PLANS TO RUN FOR
LEADER AND I HAVE NO PLANS TO
MAKE PLANS TO RUN FOR LEADER.

Steve says THAT'S BILL DAVIS'S
LINE.
SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

Sandra says I THINK THE PARTY HAS A LOT
OF WORK TO DO.

Steve says DO YOU WANT TO DO THAT
WORK?

Sandra says WHEN WE WERE IN OPPOSITION,
WE HAD 30 SEATS IN 1995, 12 OF
WHOM WERE BRAND NEW WHEN THE
SWEEP WENT IN THE OPPOSITE
DIRECTION, AND IT WAS BLOODY
DIFFICULT WORK.

Steve says DO YOU HAVE ANY...

Sandra says NO, WE MAY NOT HAVE PARTY
STATUS.
AT THIS JUNCTURE I'M HOPING
WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE A
TALKING AROUND PARTY LEADERS TO
SAY WHAT OUR HISTORY HAS BEEN.

As the talk continues, a live feed shows Andrea Horwath approaching a stage, surrounded by cheering supporters.

Robert says GOT TO THINK ABOUT IS THE
LONG ROAD BACK, AND IT'S GOING
TO BE A LOT OF RUBBER CHICKEN
DINNERS BETWEEN CORNWALL AND
KENORA AND KAPUSKASING AND
KINGSTON FOR THIS PARTY TO COME
BACK, AND IF YOU HAVE NO MONEY,
IMAGINE GOING AROUND THE
PROVINCE IN A MINIVAN OR
SOMETHING TRYING TO REBUILD THE
PARTY.
YOU NEED A LEADER WHO'S PREPARED
TO COMMIT TO A MINIMUM TWO
ELECTIONS, MAYBE THREE.

Sandra says POTENTIALLY SOMEONE WHO'S NOT
ELECTED, WHO DOESN'T NEED TO
WORK, BECAUSE THERE WILL BE NO
MONEY, RIGHT, WHO CAN'T RAISE
MONEY, FACING A GOVERNMENT... OR
A PARTY WHO'S NEVER HAD THIS
LEVEL OF DEBT BEFORE.
SO IT IS A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME
FOR LIBERALS.

Cheri says NOT TO MENTION THERE'S A
FEDERAL ELECTION COMING UP, AND
THE LIBERAL BRAND HAS BEEN
DAMAGED AS A BRAND, AND YOU
KNOW, GOING BACK TO THE U.K.
EXAMPLE, THE LABOUR PARTY THERE,
THE NDP HAS CLEARLY SHOWN ITSELF
TO BE THE LABOUR PARTY IN THIS,
AND THE LIBERALS HAVE GIVEN UP
ON THAT.

Sandra says I ACTUALLY THINK THAT WE MAY
HAVE DONE BETTER TONIGHT AND WE
HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT YET, BUT THAT LIBERAL
BRAND MAY ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN
PART OF THE SAVIOUR TONIGHT,
THAT THE LIBERAL PARTY THAT HAS
BEEN RUNNING AHEAD OF THE LEADER
FOR SOME TIME, THE LIBERAL BRAND
WAS ALWAYS STRONG.

Steve says FRIENDS, CAN I JUST
JUMP IN HERE AND POINT YOUR
ATTENTION TOWARDS WHAT'S
HAPPENING IN THE HAMILTON
CONVENTION CENTRE ON SUMMERS
LANE IN DOWNTOWN HAMILTON.
ANDREA HORWATH HAS ARRIVED TO A
HERO'S WELCOME.
ONE DOES WONDER IF IN THEIR
HEARTS THEY HAD HOPED THIS MIGHT
BE A CELEBRATION OF THE NDP
FORMING ITS SECOND GOVERNMENT.

Sandra says OF COURSE THEY DID.

Janet says FOR SURE.

Steve says THEY DID, BUT YOU KNOW
WHAT, HAVING SAID THAT, JANET,
THEY LOOK PRETTY PLEASED THAT
SHE'S HAD THE SECOND-BEST
PERFORMANCE FOR THE NDP IN ITS
HISTORY.

Janet says THOSE ARE NOT NECESSARILY
CONTRADICTORY STATEMENTS.

Steve says GOOD POINT.

Robert says HER JOB WAS CLEARLY ON THE
LINE.
I MEAN, THIS IS THE TIME TO DO
IT.

Steve says OKAY, HERE'S THE...

Sandra says BOB RAE HAS 37.6 percent OF THE
VOTE.
IT'S INTERESTING THE WAY THE
VOTES WERE.

Steve says LET'S GO TO HAMILTON.
SOUND FULL, PLEASE.
ANDREA HORWATH, THE NEW LEADER
OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.

Horwath steps onto a small stage, surrounded by supporters.

[Chanting]

[Cheers and Applause]

She says WELL, THANK YOU VERY, VERY
MUCH!
MERCI BEAUCOUP!

[Cheers and Applause]

Horwath says I LOVE YOU TOO.
I LOVE YOU TOO.
MY FRIENDS, MY FRIENDS, FROM THE
VERY START OF THIS CAMPAIGN
PEOPLE WANTED CHANGE.
I COULD NOT BE MORE PROUD THAT
WE OFFERED A POSITIVE VISION.

A voice says YES!

[Cheers and Applause]

Horwath says CHANGE FOR THE BETTER!

[Cheers and Applause]

Horwath says NEW DEMOCRATS, NEW DEMOCRATS
REJECTED THE POLITICS OF FEAR
AND CYNICISM!

[Cheers and Applause]

Horwath says WE REJECTED THAT.
AND WE PUT HOPE AND VISION FOR A
BETTER FUTURE AT THE HEART OF
OUR CAMPAIGN.
AND ONTARIANS HAVE RESPONDED
LIKE NEVER BEFORE!
TODAY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE VOTED
FOR CHANGE FOR THE BETTER!

[Cheers and Applause]

Horwath says WE HAVE WON MORE SEATS THAN WE
HAVE HELD IN A GENERATION!

[Cheers and Applause]

[Chanting]

Horwath says AND I AM DEEPLY HUMBLED THAT
ONTARIANS HAVE ASKED US TO SERVE
AS THE NEW OFFICIAL OPPOSITION!

[Cheers and Applause]

Horwath says NEW VOICES, NEW IDEAS, AND A
STRONG TEAM OF NEW DEMOCRATS
WORKING FOR YOU, THE PEOPLE OF
ONTARIO!

[Cheers and Applause]

Horwath says YOU KNOW, I'VE SPOKEN WITH
PREMIER DESIGNATE FORD, AND I
DID CONGRATULATE HIM ON HIS
ACHIEVEMENTS.

[Booing]

Horwath says AND I TOLD THE PREMIER-DESIGNATE
THAT NEW DEMOCRATS WILL WORK
EACH AND EVERY DAY FOR THE
CHANGE THAT FAMILIES NEED TO
MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR ALL OF US,
FOR ALL OF US!

[Cheers and Applause]

[Chanting]
NDP, NDP, NDP!

Horwath says WE WILL BE POSITIVE AND
CONSTRUCTIVE IN OUR APPROACH,
BUT THE VAST MAJORITY OF
ONTARIANS DID NOT VOTE FOR CUTS
TO HEALTH CARE, CUTS TO OUR
SCHOOLS AND CUTS TO THE SERVICES
THE FAMILIES ARE COUNTING ON.
PEOPLE DID NOT VOTE FOR THAT.
AND WE, WE WILL BE THE VOICE AT
QUEEN'S PARK FOR ALL OF THOSE
ONTARIANS.

[Cheers and Applause]

Horwath says NEW DEMOCRATS WILL ALWAYS STAND
WITH FAMILIES, SENIORS, WORKING
PEOPLE AND YOUNG PEOPLE TO
PROTECT WHAT MATTERS TO MOST OF
THE PEOPLE OF ONTARIO.

[SPEAKING IN FRENCH]

Horwath says TO THE CANDIDATES, CAMPAIGN TEAM
AND VOLUNTEERS FROM EVERY PARTY,
THANK YOU.
THANK YOU ALL FOR CARING SO
DEEPLY ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUR
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

[Cheers and Applause]

Horwath says TO THE PEOPLE OF HAMILTON, IT IS
THE PRIVILEGE OF MY LIFE TO
REPRESENT THIS GREAT CITY.

[Cheers and Applause]

Horwath says AND I AM DEEPLY HUMBLED THAT YOU
HAVE PLACED YOUR FAITH IN ME YET
AGAIN.
I APPRECIATE IT VERY, VERY MUCH.

[Chanting]

[Chanting]
ANDREA, ANDREA, ANDREA!

Horwath says AND TO MY FAMILY WHO ARE ALL
HERE CHEERING US ON TONIGHT, TO
MY FAMILY, ESPECIALLY MY SON
JULIAN, YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME!

[Cheers and Applause]

Horwath hugs and kisses several people.

Then she says LOTS OF HUGS AND KISSES.
AND TO MY INCREDIBLE, INCREDIBLE
CAMPAIGN TEAM, THANK YOU FOR ONE
OF THE BEST CAMPAIGNS WE HAVE
EVER, EVER HAD IN OUR PROVINCE!
TO OUR VOLUNTEERS, TO OUR
VOLUNTEERS, YOU PEOPLE IN THIS
ROOM, TO OUR VOLUNTEERS AND
SUPPORTERS, TO OUR PARTNERS IN
THE LABOUR MOVEMENT, TO OUR MPPs
AND ALL OF OUR CANDIDATES,
WHETHER YOU WON OR LOST TONIGHT,
AND TO OUR FEDERAL LEADER
JAGMEET SINGH WHO'S TIRELESS
WORK HELPED US TO ELECT
CANDIDATES ACROSS ONTARIO.

[Applause]

Horwath says THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR WORKING
SO HARD TO GIVE PEOPLE HOPE,
HOPE FOR A BETTER FUTURE IN OUR
PROVINCE!

[Cheers and Applause]

Horwath says MERCI BEAUCOUP, MES AMIS.
I AM SO PROUD OF EVERY CANDIDATE
WHO PUT THEIR NAME FORWARD, AND
I AM SO PROUD OF EVERY NEW
DEMOCRAT WHO HAS BEEN ELECTED
TONIGHT.
OUR, OUR NEW MPPs COME FROM
EVERY CORNER OF ONTARIO.
THEY HAVE INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE,
AND THEY WILL WORK FOR YOU AND
YOUR FAMILY EACH AND EVERY DAY.

[Applause]

Horwath says YOU KNOW, OVER THE COURSE OF
THIS CAMPAIGN I'VE MET SO MANY
PEOPLE, SO MANY PEOPLE WHO WANT
CHANGE FOR THE BETTER IN THEIR
LIVES.
YOU KNOW, I THINK... I THINK OF
A COUPLE OF SISTERS... I THINK
OF A COUPLE OF SISTERS THAT I
MET, AND THOSE SISTERS ARE
FARMING SISTERS.
THEY FARM TOGETHER IN LAMBTON
COUNTY, AND THEY HAVE NEVER
VOTED FOR THE NDP BEFORE.
BUT THEY BELIEVE IN DENTAL
COVERAGE FOR EVERYONE, AND THEY
JOINED US THIS TIME.

[Applause]

Horwath says I THINK OF A YOUNG WOMAN I MET
IN TORONTO'S WEST END.
SHE HEARD OF OUR PLANS TO MAKE
HOUSING AND CHILD CARE MORE
AFFORDABLE, AND SHE JOINED US IN
THIS ELECTION.
I THINK OF A SENIOR CITIZEN THAT
I MET IN BOWMANVILLE IN THE
DURHAM REGION WHO WANTED CHANGE,
AND HE SAW OUR PLAN TO GIVE
PEOPLE MORE OPPORTUNITY, AND HE
JOINED US.

[Applause]

Horwath says I THINK OF A SENIOR CITIZEN
RIGHT HERE IN HAMILTON WHO HAS
NEVER VOLUNTEERED WITH US
BEFORE.
SHE HEARD OUR PLANS TO ASK THE
RICHEST PEOPLE TO PAY A LITTLE
BIT MORE TO MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR
EVERYONE, AND SHE JOINED US TO
MAKE THAT HAPPEN!

[Cheers and Applause]

Horwath says AND YOU KNOW, I THINK OF THE
INCREDIBLE PEOPLE THAT I MET IN
KENORA AND GRASSY NARROWS,
PEOPLE WHO LITERALLY HAVE TO
STRUGGLE JUST TO ACCESS HEALTH
CARE AND WHO HAVE WAITED
LITERALLY DECADES FOR ACTION TO
CLEAN UP THE MERCURY IN THE
WATER.

[Crowd Noise]

A voice says SHAME!

Horwath says I INVITED THEM TO JOIN US TO
MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN FOR THE
BETTER, AND I WANT TO THANK
EVERYONE IN NORTHERN ONTARIO WHO
HAVE PLACED THEIR TRUST IN US.

[Applause]

Horwath says YOU KNOW AND I KNOW THAT THESE
ARE THE PEOPLE WE FIGHT FOR!
PEOPLE WHO WORK HARD AND BELIEVE
IN A BETTER FUTURE FOR EVERYONE!
AND THEY ARE EXACTLY WHY THE NDP
CANNOT STOP HERE.

[Cheers and Applause]

Horwath says WE WILL...

[Chanting]
NDP, NDP, NDP!

Horwath says WE WILL KEEP FIGHTING FOR YOU.
WE WILL KEEP FIGHTING FOR YOU!

[Applause]

Horwath says CHANGE FOR THE BETTER, MY
FRIENDS, IS MORE THAN A SLOGAN.
AND, MY FRIENDS, WE WILL NOT
REST, WE WILL NOT STOP FIGHTING
UNTIL WE HAVE IT, UNTIL WE HAVE
CHANGE FOR THE BETTER!
WE WILL KEEP...

[Cheers and Applause]

Horwath says WE WILL KEEP FIGHTING FOR BETTER
PUBLIC HEALTH CARE!
WE WILL KEEP FIGHTING TO MAKE
YOUR LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE!

[Applause]

Horwath says WE WILL KEEP FIGHTING TO GIVE
OUR CHILDREN A BETTER START AND
TO HAVE YOUNG PEOPLE SUCCEED.

[Applause]

Horwath says MY FRIENDS, WE SHOULD BE
IMMENSELY PROUD OF THE CAMPAIGN
THAT WE'VE RUN.
WE SHOULD BE IMMENSELY PROUD.
AND WHILE THE RESULTS DID NOT
GET US THERE THIS TIME.

A voice says THEY WILL!

Horwath says I INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AND
TOGETHER WE'LL KEEP FIGHTING TO
BRING CHANGE FOR THE BETTER TO
ONTARIO.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, EVERYONE!
THANK YOU SO, SO VERY MUCH.
MERCI BEAUCOUP, MES AMIS.
MEEGWETCH, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Horwath leaves the stage.

Steve says WELL, THERE'S ANDREA
HORWATH WHO BETTER GET USED TO
HAVING A NEW TITLE.
SHE IS NO LONGER THE LEADER OF
THE THIRD PARTY.
SHE IS NOW THE LEADER OF HER
MAJESTY'S LOYAL OPPOSITION IN
THE PARLIAMENT OF ONTARIO.
THIS IS, FOR THE RECORD, EITHER
THE SECOND OR THIRD-BEST NIGHT
FOR THE NDP EVER.
IT DEPENDS HOW YOU COUNT IT.
40 SEATS PUTS IT AT NO. 2, BUT
AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE AVAILABLE
SEATS IT PUTS IT AT NO. 3.
THEY WON 32 percent OF THE AVAILABLE
SEATS TONIGHT IN THE PROVINCE OF
ONTARIO.
THEY'VE HAD TWO BETTER SHOWINGS
THAN THAT IN THE PAST.
ANY WAY YOU LOOK AT IT, IT'S A
PRETTY GOOD NIGHT FOR THE NDP.

A slate appears on screen, with the title "NDP's best showings."

Steve reads data from the slate and says
THE NDP'S BEST SHOWINGS EVER, OF
COURSE BOB RAE IN 1990, THEY WON
74 SEATS AND WON THAT ELECTION.
BUT IN '75 THEY CAME SECOND.
IN '43 AS THE CCF THEY CAME
SECOND.
AND IN '77 THEY CAME THIRD, BUT
IT WAS A VERY CLOSE THIRD.
THAT'S THEIR SEAT COUNT OVER THE
YEARS.
SO THIS ONE IS RIGHT UP THERE.
THIS IS, IN TERMS OF SEAT COUNT,
THE SECOND-BEST NIGHT THEY'VE
EVER HAD, AND IN TERMS OF THE
PERCENTAGE OF SEATS AVAILABLE,
IT'S THE THIRD-BEST NIGHT
THEY'VE EVER HAD, AND WE WERE
HAVING SOME DISCUSSION AT THIS
TABLE HERE ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT,
YOU KNOW, ANDREA HORWATH'S BEEN
THERE ALMOST A DECADE, WHICH
WHEN YOU HAVEN'T WON AFTER A
DECADE, YOU KNOW, YOU USUALLY
THINK ABOUT GOING.
BUT THIS IS AN HISTORICALLY GOOD
NIGHT FOR THE NDP.
SO I PRESUME SHE'S HANGING
AROUND, CHERI.

Cheri says OH, I PRESUME SO.
I MEAN, IT'S BEEN A PHENOMENAL
VICTORY IN EVERY SENSE, EXCEPT
THAT WE'RE NOT GOVERNMENT,
RIGHT?
SO I MEAN, AS YOU SAID, A VERY
STRONG OPPOSITION.
WE'VE INCREASED OUR VOTE SHARE
SUBSTANTIALLY.
WE CAME SECOND IN A GREAT NUMBER
OF RIDINGS IF WE DIDN'T COME
FIRST, AND IT REALLY IS A
PROVINCE NOW WHERE IT'S PC-NDP
AND NOT PC-LIBERAL WITH THE NDP
RUNNING A LONG-SHOT THIRD.
SO THAT'S SIGNIFICANT, AND
THAT'S ENOUGH TO GUARANTEE HER
LEADERSHIP.

Robert says THE PARTY WAS GOING INTO THIS
ELECTION.
I SAID TO YOU IN THE OPENING
THAT THE ELECTION BEGAN WITH THE
NDP AS KIND OF AN AFTERTHOUGHT.
AND THEN THROUGH THE STRENGTH OF
HER CAMPAIGNING AND THE
COMFORTABLE NATURE OF THE
CAMPAIGN FOR HER, AFTERTHOUGHT
BECAME SECOND THOUGHT, AND IT
COULD HAVE BEEN FIRST THOUGHT,
BUT IT JUST DIDN'T REACH THAT.

Sandra says BUT YOU KNOW, WE GO BACK
MONTHS, THOUGH.
WE GO BACK TO THE LAST LEADER OF
THE PCS, AND EVERYONE THOUGHT
THAT ALL HE HAS TO DO IS STAY
QUIET, DON'T EVEN SAY A WORD,
HE'S GOING TO WIN THIS THING.
THAT'S MONTHS AGO.
I'VE NEVER SEEN MORE TUMULTUOUS
CHANGE IN MANY PARTIES IN THIS
CAMPAIGN.
THE NDP WERE PROBABLY THE ONES
THAT WERE THE MOST SOLID, AS WE
REFLECT, BECAUSE KATHLEEN'S
TEAM, THEY DID A FEW THINGS THAT
WERE STRATEGIC IN THEIR VIEW
THAT PROBABLY DIDN'T WORK OUT.
I'M STILL GOING TO CHECK NOW AND
SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TO TAKE PEEL
FROM OUT OF THE NDP TONIGHT.

Steve says UP BY 100 VOTES.

Sandra says WE JUST NEED ONE MORE TO
MAINTAIN OUR PARTY STATUS, AND
HI THINK THE TWO OF YOU FRANKLY
HAVE TOO MANY.
SO IF WE COULD JUST GET ONE OF
THOSE WE WOULD BE OKAY.

Cheri says IT WAS A POLICY BATTLE TOO IN
PART, AND I THINK REALLY FOR
THE... WE FINALLY GOT IT RIGHT.
WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO BE
CENTRIST, BEEN TRYING TO BE
LIBERAL IN THE LAST COUPLE OF
CAMPAIGNS, AND WE FINALLY HAVE
SHOWN OUR TRUE COLOURS.
WE'RE A LEFT PARTY, A SOCIAL
DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AND THAT'S HOW
WE RAN IT.

Sandra says I THINK THE OUTCOME TODAY
TELLS YOU THAT THE PEOPLE OF
ONTARIO ARE IN THE MIDDLE.
THEY ARE INCREMENTALISTS.
THEY'RE NOT EXTREMISTS.
THEY LIKE STAYING MUDDLED AROUND
THE MIDDLE.
THAT'S WHY MCGUINTY DID SO WELL.
AND I FEAR THAT, YOU KNOW, WE
ARE BACK INTO THAT 1990 SWING
THAT WENT NDP BECAUSE THEY
SAW... YOU KNOW, NOW THIS SWING
IS GOING CONSERVATIVE, AND I
THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO
ROCK RIGHT BACK TO THE CENTRE.

Steve says FRIENDS, LET ME JUMP
IN HERE.
WE WANT TO BRING YOU UP TO DATE
ON SOME SEATS.
YOU'LL NOTICE AS THEY TOGGLE BY
AT THE BOTTOM THERE, ALMOST ALL
OF THEM ARE DECIDED.
SOME OF THEM ARE STILL EVEN WITH
80 OR 85 percent TOO CLOSE TO CALL.
WE WANT TO DO THOSE ONES RIGHT NOW.
SO HILLARY, IF YOU WOULD, HAVE A
LITTLE CHAT WITH OUR DIRECTOR
SHELDON OSMOND, AND HERE WE GO.

Final results appear for Don Valley East.

Steve says 100 percent OF THE POLLS REPORTING,
THIS ONE'S DONE, THE DEPUTY
MAYOR OF TORONTO LOST.
DENZIL MINNAN-WONG WAS
ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN HE WAS GOING
TO PICK THIS SEAT UP, BUT
MICHAEL Coteau WILL BE ONE OF THE
SEVEN, SIX, EIGHT, WHO WILL GO
BACK TO QUEEN'S PARK.
HE WAS A CABINET MINISTER IN
KATHLEEN WYNNE'S GOVERNMENT IN
THE RIDING RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO
HERS.
MICHAEL KOTO YOU CAN BET WILL BE
CALLING PEOPLE TOMORROW SAYING
I'M THINKING OF RUNNING FOR THE
LEADERSHIP OF THIS PARTY.
VERY LIKEABLE GUY, ABLE
POLITICIAN.
THAT'S DON VALLEY EAST.
LET'S KEEP LOOKING AT THE TIGHT
RACES TONIGHT.
WHERE'S THE NEXT ONE?
DON VALLEY WEST.
OH, MY GOODNESS, IT'S 40 VOTES.
IT'S 40 VOTES DIFFERENT BETWEEN
KATHLEEN WYNNE AND JOHN KIERAN.
THIS ONE SEEMS HEADED FOR A
RECOUNT.
IT'S 98 percent OF THE POLLS REPORTING.

A voice says OH!

Steve says AND LOOK HOW CLOSE
THAT IS.
NOW KATHLEEN WYNNE I SHOULD SAY
ANNOUNCED TONIGHT IN HER SPEECH,
WHICH WE WILL PLAY BACK FOR YOU
IN A MOMENT, THAT SHE IS
RESIGNING THE LEADERSHIP OF THE
LIBERAL PARTY.
SHE PRETTY MUCH HAD TO MAKE THAT
ANNOUNCEMENT.
YOU KNOW, THAT WAS A GIVEN.
HAVING LED THE LIBERALS TO THEIR
WORST SHOWING EVER.
SO THAT WAS A GIVEN.
BUT SHE STILL HAS HOPE OF
MAINTAINING HER SEAT FOR THE
LIBERAL PARTY, AND CLEARLY IT'S
IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF OFFICIAL
PARTY STATUS THAT SHE WIN THAT
SEAT.
LET'S KEEP LOOKING AT
SOME TIGHT RACES, IF WE CAN.
IN THE RIDING OF EGLINTON
LAWRENCE.
THIS HAS BEEN SEESAWING ALL
NIGHT LONG.
MIKE COLE WHO'S BEEN THERE SINCE
1995, ROBIN MARTIN, WHO TRIED
FOR THE SEAT LAST TIME WHEN TIM
HUDAK WAS THE LEADER, TRIED
AGAIN.
SHE'S BEEN KNOCKING ON DOORS
PRETTY MUCH FOR FIVE STRAIGHT
YEARS.
NO KIDDING.
AND SHE HAS A LEAD OF LESS THAN
A THOUSAND VOTES RIGHT NOW, SO
THIS ONE, EVEN WITH 93 percent OF THE
POLLS REPORTING, IS TOO CLOSE TO
CALL.
IN BRANTFORD BRANT, THIS RIDING,
WITH A 200-VOTE DIFFERENCE, IS
TOO CLOSE TO CALL. WILL BOUMA,
THE OPTOMETRIST, AGAINST ALEX
FELSKY, THE SCHOOL TRUSTEE, 83 percent
OF THE POLLS REPORTING, STILL
LOTS TO HEAR FROM IN BRANTFORD
BRANT.
IN OTTAWA WEST NEPEAN, WE KNOW
THE LIBERAL CABINET MINISTER IS
NOT COMING BACK... ACTUALLY,
GOSH, LOOK HOW CLOSE THAT IS.
THAT'S A THREE-WAY FIGHT, 95 percent OF
THE POLLS REPORTING AND IT IS
A... ALMOST, 400 VOTE LEAD OR SO
FOR THE NDP OVER JEREMY ROBERTS.
WE'LL SEE IF THERE ARE ENOUGH
VOTES OUT THERE WITH THE 5 percent
STILL TO REPORT.
IN SCARBOROUGH IT IS STILL TO
CLOSE TO CALL, A LEAD FOR MITZIE
HUNTER, THE CABINET MINISTER
IN WYNNE'S GOVERNMENT, AGAINST
HER PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE
CHALLENGER.
STILL LOTS OF POLLS TO HEAR FROM
THERE.
THAT ONE STILL GOT A LONG WAY TO
GO.
MORE TIGHT RACES IN THE PROVINCE
OF ONTARIO TONIGHT.
LOOK AT THIS ONE, IN YORK SOUTH-
WESTON WHERE THE PCS NORMALLY
GET TO ABOUT 10 TO 15 percent OF THE
VOTE, THEY ARE STRONG, STRONG.
THIS IS ALMOST ALWAYS AN
NDP-LIBERAL FIGHT.
IT'S GONE BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN
THOSE TWO PARTIES.
THE LIBERALS ARE NOT GOING TO BE
A FACTOR TONIGHT BY ALL LOOKS OF
THINGS, BUT WE CAN'T CALL IT FOR
THE NDP JUST YET BECAUSE MARK
DEMONTIS HAS RUN SUCH A GOOD,
STRONG CAMPAIGN.
HE HAS REALLY QUITE AN
INSPIRATIONAL GUY.
HOPING TO BECOME THE FIRST
VISIBLY CHALLENGED OR VISIBLY
IMPAIRED MPP IN ONTARIO HISTORY.
STILL 15 percent OF THE POLLS TO HEAR
FROM IN THAT RIDING, SO WE'RE A
LONG WAY FROM THAT.
OKAY, THAT'S THE END OF THE
TIGHT RACES, I GATHER.
DO WE WANT TO HEAR KATHLEEN
WYNNE'S SPEECH RIGHT NOW?
GOOD, LET'S DO THAT.
EARLIER THIS EVENING IN WHAT WAS
EITHER A TERRIBLE BREACH OF
PROTOCOL OR JUST SOMEBODY
SCREWED UP, THE PREMIER OF
ONTARIO AND THE NEXT PREMIER OF
ONTARIO ENDED UP GIVING THEIR
SPEECHES AT THE SAME TIME.
WE GAVE YOU DOUG FORD'S SPEECH
LIVE.
WE TAPED KATHLEEN WYNNE'S
SPEECH.
LET'S PLAY THAT NOW.
HERE'S THE 25TH PREMIER OF
ONTARIO GIVING HER CONCESSION
SPEECH EARLIER TONIGHT IN NORTH
TORONTO.
GO.

A clip plays on screen with the caption "Recorded earlier."
In the clip, Kathleen Wynne gives a speech.

She says IT ALL STARTS IN THE
COMMUNITY, AND I AM SO PROUD OF
ALL THE LIBERAL MPPs WHO HAVE
BEEN ELECTED TONIGHT.
I'M ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT YOU
WILL STAND UP FOR YOUR
COMMUNITIES AND YOU WILL FIGHT
TO MAKE SURE EVERY WORKER AND
EVERY FAMILY IN ONTARIO GETS THE
CARE AND OPPORTUNITY THAT THEY
DESERVE.
I AM RESIGNING AS THE LEADER OF
THE ONTARIO LIBERAL PARTY.

Voices say OH!

Wynne says I KNOW.
WE'RE NOT... GOING TO CRY.
I HAVE SPOKEN TO THE PARTY
PRESIDENT AND ASKED HIM TO START
THE PROCESS OF CHOOSING AN
INTERIM LEADER.
AND IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
THERE IS ANOTHER GENERATION, AND
I AM PASSING THE TORCH TO THAT
GENERATION.

[Applause]

[Cheers and Applause]

Wynne says I KNOW, I KNOW THAT TONIGHT IS
NOT THE RESULT WE WERE LOOKING
FOR, AND NO ONE FEELS THAT MORE
SHARPLY THAN I DO.
BUT THIS IS NOT A MOMENT WHERE
ANY OF US SHOULD LINGER.
WE CAN'T STAY HERE.
I HOPE THAT YOU CAN FEEL VERY
PROUD OF WHAT WE HAVE DONE
TOGETHER IN THE PAST.
AND ABSOLUTELY DETERMINED TO
TAKE ON THE TASK THAT LIES
AHEAD.
WE WON'T GET THERE WITH ANGER.
WE WON'T GET THERE WITH DESPAIR.
SO ALTHOUGH I'VE LOST THIS
ELECTION TONIGHT, I HAVE NOT IN
ANY WAY LOST MY PASSION FOR
CONTINUING THIS WORK, CONTINUING
TO FIND WAYS TO MAKE IT ALL WORK
BETTER.

[Cheers and Applause]

Wynne says YOU KNOW, LIFE... YOU KNOW, LIFE
IS ALWAYS COMPLICATED.
AND I... I THINK WE CAN LOOK
BACK AT THE PAST WITH
ROSE-COLOURED GLASSES.
MY DAD TODAY, WHEN I TOOK HIM,
HE AND MY MOM TO VOTE, HE WAS
TALKING ABOUT HOW HIS MOM TALKED
SO MUCH ABOUT NOT HAVING BEEN
ABLE TO VOTE UNTIL SHE WAS 30 OR
SO, AND HE SAID IT'S JUST LIKE
YESTERDAY.
HE REMEMBERS THAT.
SO THERE HAVE BEEN FIGHTS
THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY.
BUT RIGHT NOW CLIMATE CHANGE,
TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE, DONALD
TRUMP, PROTECTIONISM, POPULISM
MAKE OUR WORLD PARTICULARLY
COMPLICATED.
OUR JOB, AND I MEAN ALL OF US,
IS TO TACKLE THOSE FORCES, TO
MAKE SURE THAT WE ASSERT OUR
VALUES AS THE PEOPLE OF ONTARIO,
STRONG, RESILIENT, CARING
PEOPLE.
WE'VE GOT A GREAT THING GOING
HERE.
IT'S THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD
TO LIVE.
PEOPLE COME FROM AROUND THE
WORLD, LITERALLY, TO LOOK AT THE
EXCELLENCE THAT WE'VE BUILT IN
OUR SCHOOLS, IN OUR HEALTH CARE,
CLEAN TECH.
SO LET'S KEEP THAT MOMENTUM
GOING.
WE ALL HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY,
EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US, AND AS
THE SONG SAYS, AND I'M GOING TO
PARAPHRASE
WE'RE STILL STANDING

[Cheers and Applause]

Wynne says THANK YOU SO MUCH.
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
MERCI.

[Cheers and Applause]

The clip ends.

Steve says THERE'S SOME OF
PREMIER KATHLEEN WYNNE'S SPEECH
TONIGHT, CHANNELLING HER INNER
ELTON JOHN.
YES, THE LIBERAL PARTY IS STILL
STANDING TONIGHT.
AT THE MOMENT ON THE BOARD WITH
SEVEN SEATS, ONE SHORT OF
OFFICIAL PARTY STATUS, AND THE
PREMIER DID REALLY THE ONLY
THING SHE COULD DO TONIGHT,
WHICH WAS TO ANNOUNCE THAT SHE
WAS STEPPING DOWN.
IT IS TIME TO PASS THE TORCH.
WE'RE GOING TO GO AROUND THE
TABLE ON THIS ONE A LITTLE BIT
HERE.
I DON'T CARE IF YOU'RE WATCHING
AT HOME AND YOU LOVE KATHLEEN
WYNNE OR YOU HATE KATHLEEN WYNNE
AND THERE'S CERTAINLY LOTS OF
PEOPLE IN ONTARIO MORE OF THE
LATTER, I GUESS, THAN THE FORMER
TONIGHT.
THAT'S A BLOODY HARD SPEECH TO
GIVE.
TO HAVE TO FACE THAT KIND OF
REJECTION FROM THE PEOPLE OF
ONTARIO, IT IS VERY PERSONAL.
AND TO GET THROUGH A SPEECH LIKE
THAT IS HARD.
OKAY, REACTION.
ROBERT, GO.

Robert says THE ELECTION GENERALLY?

Steve says ON KATHLEEN WYNNE'S
SPEECH AND HER PREDICAMENT.

Robert says PARTICULARLY KATHLEEN WYNNE,
BUT AGAIN, I THINK THE RELIANCE
ON THE PREPARED SCRIPT, I THINK
THE LIBERALS SPENT TOO MUCH TIME
ON KATHLEEN WYNNE WITH PREPARED
SCRIPTS.
I SAID A LONG TIME AGO ON THE
CAMPAIGN, THROW AWAY THE
THREE-RING BINDER.
YOU NEEDED MORE PASSION FROM
HER, AND THERE WERE FLASHES FROM
THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN, AND IT
HELPED AND IT HURT IN SOME
CASES.
THERE WERE A LOT OF GAMBLES MADE
HERE.
THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PEOPLE
SAYING TOMORROW MORNING IT WAS
YOUR FAULT AND HER FAULT AND MY
FAULT.
I THINK MAYBE AT 15 YEARS IT'S
TIME FOR A GENERATIONAL CHANGE
IN THAT PARTY, SOME NEW IDEAS,
SOME NEW BLOOD.
YOU KNOW, TO BEGIN OVER AGAIN,
AND SHE WILL HAVE TO STAY ON AS
AN MPP FOR DON VALLEY WEST.

Steve says IF SHE WINS.

Robert says IF SHE WINS.
BECAUSE AT SEVEN SEATS, AND THEY
GOT TO GET TO EIGHT.
SHE CANNOT GO ANYWHERE YET.
AND SHE HAS INDICATED I THINK AS
YOU WELL KNOW, STEVE, YOU WERE
OUT CAMPAIGNING WITH HER LAST
WEEKEND, SHE INTENDED TO BE
CONTINUING TO REPRESENT THE
PEOPLE OF DON VALLEY WEST
INDEED.
BUT YOU KNOW, A TYPICAL KATHLEEN
WYNNE SPEECH.
I THINK THE EMOTION IS PRETTY
RAW THERE, AS ANYBODY COULD
IMAGINE.
AS IT WAS A WEEK AGO WHEN SHE
ANNOUNCED THAT THINGS WERE NOT
GOING TO HAPPEN THIS WAY THEY
HOPED.

Steve says WE JUST NOTED AT THE
BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN A SECOND
AGO, THERE IS NOW A THIRD MIKE
HARRIS WHO HAS BEEN ELECTED TO
QUEEN'S PARK.
THE FIRST BEING THE PREMIER, THE
SECOND BEING THE FORMER MEMBER
FOR CONESTOGA, THE THIRD BEING
THE FORMER PREMIER'S SON, MIKE
HARRIS JR., WHO IS NOW GOING TO
BE THE NEXT MEMBER FOR
CONESTOGA.
HE WON BY 700 VOTES TONIGHT.
CHERI DINOVO, YOUR VIEW ON
KATHLEEN WYNNE AND HER SPEECH
TONIGHT?

Cheri says WELL, I'VE KNOWN HER FOR A
WHILE NOW, AND SHE SPOKE AT MY
CHURCH AND SAID NICE THINGS
ABOUT ME, SO I'M GOING TO RETURN
THE FAVOUR.
I THINK SHE... IT WAS A
DIFFICULT SPEECH TO GIVE.
I DON'T... I MEAN, THE POLLS
MAKE IT PERSONAL, BUT I DON'T
THINK IT REALLY WAS.
I THINK IT WAS ABOUT POLICY, AND
I THINK WHEN SHE PRIVATIZED
HYDRO ONE, THE GAME CHANGED, AND
SHE RAN, SHE SAID AS THE JUSTICE
PREMIER THAT WASN'T THE CASE.
I THINK SHE LISTENED TO THE
WRONG PEOPLE.
I THINK SHE LISTENED TO BAY
STREET RATHER THAN MAIN STREET,
AND I THINK THIS IS THE RESULT.
BUT I'M SURE SHE'LL GO ON, AND I
WANT TO HERALD THE FACT THAT
SHE'S NOT ONLY A WOMAN PREMIER,
AND THE FIRST, BUT SHE WAS ALSO
THE FIRST LESBIAN, OUT LESBIAN,
AND I THINK THAT IS HISTORIC.
AND SHE'S BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED FOR
THAT, AND I THINK SHE SHOULD BE.

Steve says SHE HAS A 40-VOTE LEAD
OVER HER CONSERVATIVE CHALLENGER
AT THE MOMENT IN DON VALLEY WEST
WITH 2 percent OF THE POLLS STILL TO
HEAR FROM.
WE CAN'T CALL THAT YET,
OBVIOUSLY.

Janet says WELL, I THINK ON A NIGHT LIKE
THIS, GETTING THROUGH A SPEECH
LIKE THAT IS... I MEAN, YOU
KNOW, YOU'RE HANGING ON FOR DEAR
LIFE TO DO IT.
SHE MADE THE RIGHT CALL.
SHE HAS TO STEP ASIDE AS LEADER.
BUT I THINK IT'S... AND IT
HURTS.
THERE'S NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT.
BUT I THINK IT WAS ABOUT MORE
THAN JUST POLICY.
YOU KNOW, CERTAINLY THERE WERE
POLICY ISSUES, BUT THE ANGER AT
HOW PEOPLE HAD SEEN THIS
GOVERNMENT FUNCTION OVER THE
YEARS, YES, SHE WAS CARRYING
SOME BAGGAGE FROM PREMIER
MCGUINTY, BUT SHE WAS ALSO
CARRYING SOME OF HER OWN
BAGGAGE, AND I THINK THAT HURT
HER.
AND I THINK WHEN THEY DID THINGS
LIKE, YOU KNOW, THEY WERE
TALKING ABOUT BALANCED BUDGETS
AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, OH,
NO, WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT
BALANCED BUDGETS AND WE'RE GOING
TO BE DOING GIVEAWAYS LIKE THE
NDP, YOU KNOW, THERE WAS A LOT
OF THAT.
BUT I THINK THE THIRD THING IS
THAT FOR WHATEVER REASON VOTERS,
WHEN THEY LOOKED AT HER, WHEN
THEY SAW HER, THERE WAS A SORT
OF A DISLIKE OF HER THAT JUST
OVERSHADOWED EVERYTHING.
AND YOU KNOW, FOR THOSE OF US
WHO'VE MET HER AND KNOWN HER,
SHE CAN BE VERY PERSONABLE.
SHE'S A VERY TALENTED WOMAN,
VERY PASSIONATE WOMAN.
BUT FOR WHATEVER REASON, THE
VOTERS OUT THERE SAW HER AS
JUDGMENTAL, SAW HER AS NOT
CARING ABOUT THEM, AND I THINK
THAT PERSONAL ANTIPATHY PROBABLY
HAD AS MUCH TO DO WITH IT AS ANY
OF THE POLICY POSITIONS.

Steve says SANDRA?

Sandra says I THOUGHT SHE GAVE A REALLY
GOOD SPEECH TONIGHT.
SHE WAS SHORT AND SWEET, WENT
BACK TO HER ROOTS ABOUT WHAT
BROUGHT HER INTO POLITICS.
SHE TALKED ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT
MATTER TO HER, AND I THOUGHT
THAT SHE DID A REALLY GOOD JOB,
AND I... YOU KNOW, HAVING BEEN
AT A PODIUM AT A LOSS, NOT THAT
LONG AGO, IT'S REALLY TOUGH TO
HOLD IT TOGETHER.
BUT I THINK THAT IN THE MAIN...
EVERYONE'S GOING TO TALK ABOUT,
YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING THAT WENT
WRONG WITH THE CAMPAIGN
TOMORROW.
BUT FOR TONIGHT I THINK SHE'S A
GOOD EXAMPLE... SHE WOULD HAVE
LOOKED AT A 2003 FIRST ELECTION,
AND SHE COULD LOOK BACK AND SAY
SHE HAD A FABULOUS POLITICAL
CAREER.
SO AMAZINGLY WE'RE SPENDING MORE
TIME ON WHO LOST THAN WHO WON
TONIGHT, EVEN AT THIS TABLE,
WHICH I THINK IS A TRIBUTE TO
HER AND HOW WELL SHE'S DONE.
THERE ARE LOTS OF POLICY ISSUES
TO BE DEBATED ABOUT WERE THEY
RIGHT OR WERE THEY WRONG, BUT ON
AN INDIVIDUAL LEVEL, THE LEVEL
OF DISLIKE WASN'T FAIR.
I DIDN'T FEEL THAT, AND I
ACTUALLY THINK THERE WILL BE
LOTS OF STUDIES AND PROFESSORS
DOING RESEARCH ON THE AFFLICTION
THAT WOMEN SUFFER WHEN THEY'RE
IN LEADERSHIP ROLES WITH THE
PUBLIC.
IT MAY WELL BE, BUT I KNOW THAT
WOMEN HAVE A HARDER TIME WHEN
THEY'RE IN A LEADERSHIP ROLE.
THEY DON'T JUST GET WE KIND OF
DON'T LIKE HER.
IT'S A I REALLY DON'T LIKE HER,
AND GUYS DON'T HAVE THAT SAME...

Janet says STEPHEN HARPER AND MIKE
HARRIS?
THE EMOTION THAT THEY COULD
GENERATE?

Steve says I DON'T HAVE TO WRITE
THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT'S COMING
OUT THIS FALL.
U OF T PROFESSOR.

Sandra says BUT CONGRATULATIONS TO HER.
SHE'S HAD A GREAT CAREER, AND
YOU KNOW, I WAS HOPING THAT FOR
THE GOOD OF THE PARTY THAT THERE
WOULD HAVE BEEN SOME CHANGES
EARLY ON.
I'LL MAKE NO BONES ABOUT THAT,
BUT YOU KNOW, SHE DID WHAT SHE
KNEW SHE HAD TO DO AND WHAT WAS
GOOD FOR HER, AND TONIGHT SHE
GAVE A SPEECH THAT I THOUGHT WAS
GOOD FOR HER AND HER
CONSTITUENTS.
I HOPE SHE KEEPS HER SEAT.
WE NEED IT.
SHE BRINGS A PASSION TO POLITICS
AND TO PUBLIC SERVICE.

Steve says HER POLITICAL CAREER
STARTED WITH DEFEAT.
SHE ACTUALLY TRIED TO BE THE
NOMINATED CANDIDATE IN THIS
RIDING IN WHICH WE FIND
OURSELVES TONIGHT, ST. PAULS.
SHE LOST THE 1999 LIBERAL
NOMINATION TO MICHAEL BRYANT,
THE PARTY ESTABLISHMENT WAS
BEHIND HIM.
THEY DIDN'T WANT HER.
SHE TRIED AGAIN IN 2003, GOT IT,
WON AN ELECTION IN '03, '07,
'14, MAY WIN IN '18, BUT SHE
CERTAINLY LEADS THE LIBERAL
PARTY TO A DEFEAT OF HISTORIC
PROPORTIONS TONIGHT.

Karolyne says I WAS GOING TO SAY THAT I
THINK THAT MIKE SCHREINER WOULD
BE THE FIRST TO SAY THAT HE
ENJOYED WORKING COLLABORATIVELY
WITH HER IN TERMS OF HAVING THE
LEGISLATION BANNING UNION AND
CORPORATE DONATIONS IN POLITICAL
CAMPAIGNS.
BUT I THINK... MY SENSE FROM
GOING DOOR TO DOOR IN GUELPH AND
LISTENING TO PEOPLE IS THAT IT
WAS PERSONAL BUT IT WAS BASED ON
FINANCIAL DECISIONS, PURE AND
SIMPLE.
IT WASN'T SO MUCH POLICY AS
PEOPLE FELT THAT IT WAS... THE
GOVERNMENT HAD BEEN WASTEFUL
WITH THEIR MONEY.

Steve says AND SHE SUFFERED
ACCORDINGLY, IN YOUR VIEW.

Karolyne says YES.

Steve says ERIN, WELCOME TO THE
TABLE.
COME ON IN.

Now sitting at the table, Erin says
THANK YOU.
I'VE BEEN PROMOTED.
IT'S NICE TO BE WITH EVERYONE.

A voice says HI, POLLY.

Erin says POLLY'S MOM, AS I WAS CALLED
EARLIER.
I THINK KATHLEEN WYNNE, THE
LIBERALS DIDN'T LOSE BECAUSE OF
THE CAMPAIGN THAT THEY RAN.
THEY LOST BECAUSE OF THE
GOVERNMENT THAT THEY RAN.
IN PARTICULAR, THE ENERGY FILE.
THEY SUFFERED UNDER THOSE ENERGY
PRICES, AND SO I MEAN, SHE DID
WELL IN THE LAST DEBATE.
WE SAW EVEN WITH THE ANGER THAT
PEOPLE FELT, THEY PRIZED HER FOR
HER PERFORMANCE IN THE LAST
DEBATE.
SHE DID WELL ON THE AMERICAN
TARIFFS ISSUE.
PEOPLE SAW HER AS THE BEST
LEADER IN THAT, SO SHE RAN A
GOOD CAMPAIGN RELATIVELY
SPEAKING, BUT SHE CAME IN AT A
HUGE DEFICIT.
I MEAN, THERE WAS SO MUCH ANGER
TOWARD THAT GOVERNMENT COMING
INTO IT THAT SHE NEVER... WE
NEVER SAW HER HAVING A CHANCE,
REALLY, SO IT'S...

Karolyne says YEAH, AND I THINK THAT IF THE
NDP HAD BEEN SEEN AS A CREDIBLE
ALTERNATIVE EARLIER ON, THEY
MIGHT HAVE WELL BEEN IN A
POSITION THAT DOUG FORD ENDED UP
BEING IN.

Steve says WE ARE GOING TO
CONTINUE TO SEE RIDING RESULTS
COME ACROSS THE BOTTOM.
WE DON'T WANT TO SIGN OFF UNTIL
WE REALLY GET CLEARANCE ON WHAT
HAPPENED IN DON VALLEY WEST
TONIGHT AND TO FIND OUT WHETHER
OR NOT THE PREMIER'S GOING TO
HOLD HER OWN RIDING.
IN THE MEANTIME, LET'S GO ACROSS
THE STUDIO TO THE RETURNS PIT
WHICH WE MAY BE ABLE TO KRISTEN
THE RESULTS PIT NOW BECAUSE
WE'VE GOT ALMOST ALL THE RESULTS IN.

Nam says I WAS GOING TO SAY THAT,
STEVE.
TONIGHT THE ONTARIO HEALTH
EDITORS HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING
RIDINGS IN DIFFERENT REGIONS
THROUGHOUT THE PROVINCE.
LET'S GET A FINAL... WELL, SOME
THOUGHTS HERE FROM DAVID.
DAVID IS COVERING... DAVID
ROCKNE CORRIGAN IS COVERING
EASTERN ONTARIO.
SURPRISES FROM THAT REGION FOR
YOU?

The caption changes to "David Rockne Corrigan. Eastern Ontario Hub Editor."

A map shows the leading and elected parties in Eastern Ontario.

David says YES, SO YOU KNOW, THE NDP I
THINK WAS HOPING TO MAKE MORE OF
A BREAKTHROUGH THAN THEY DID.
THEY PICKED UP TWO SEATS.
THEY ARE LEADING RIGHT NOW IN
ONE RIDING, IT'S LESS THAN 0.5 percent,
SO IT'S CLOSE.
THEY ARE HOPING FOR THAT THIRD
SEAT IN EASTERN ONTARIO.
THAT'S A STORY.
THE NDP HAD ZERO SEATS IN THIS
REGION, SO YOU KNOW, THERE IS
SOME, YOU KNOW, GAINS THERE, BUT
CERTAINLY NOT THE BREAKTHROUGH
THEY WERE HOPING FOR.
THE LIBERALS HELD ON TO A COUPLE
OF SEATS IN OTTAWA, SO THAT'S
BIG FOR THEM.
A COUPLE OF RIDINGS THAT ARE
SOLIDLY LIBERAL.
WE'VE GOT OTTAWA VANIER, ORLEANS
AND OTTAWA SOUTH.
TRADITIONALLY VERY LIBERAL
RIDINGS, SO THOSE ARE IMPORTANT
HOLDS FOR THEM.
BUT THE BIGGER PICTURE IN THE
REGION IS THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE
GOT... PC IS NOW WITH 12 SEATS.
THAT'S UP FROM 7, SO SOME BIG
GAINS FROM THEM, BIG GAINS FOR
THEM.
AND THEN OF COURSE A LITTLE BIT
OF A BREAKTHROUGH FOR THE NDP IN
MY HOME RIDING OF KINGSTON AND
THE ISLANDS, A NDP CANDIDATE
THERE, IAN ARTHUR, WHO IS BEST
KNOWN IN THE COMMUNITY AS BEING
THE EXECUTIVE CHEF AT THE FAMOUS
CHEZ PIGGY RESTAURANT.

Nam says GREAT NAME.

David says YEAH, SO HE WILL BE OUR
ELECTED OFFICIAL IN KINGSTON AND
THE ISLANDS.
AND OTTAWA CENTRE, OF COURSE A
BIG STORY THERE, JOEL HARDEN
DEFEATING YASIR NAQVI.
SO THAT'S SORT OF A BIGGER
PICTURE HERE.
PCS, YOU KNOW, ADDING SOME
SEATS.
LIBERALS LOSING SOME SEATS, AND
NDP BREAKING THROUGH A LITTLE
BIT, BUT DEFINITELY NOT THE
BREAKTHROUGH THEY WERE HOPING
FOR.

Nam says I WANT TO ASK YOU A QUESTION
THAT I ASKED THE OTHER HUBSTERS.
YOU LIVE IN THE REGION, IN THE
EASTERN PART OF THE PROVINCE.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT
YOU SAW THAT DROVE PEOPLE TO THE
POLLS?

David says WELL, I THINK, YOU KNOW, THE
ONE THAT YOU HEAR A LOT OF
PEOPLE TALK ABOUT IS HYDRO
RATES.
YOU KNOW, I REALLY THINK, LIKE
CLEARLY THE REST OF THE
PROVINCE, THERE WAS A DESIRE FOR
CHANGE, YOU KNOW, A FEELING
THAT, YOU KNOW, THE LIBERALS
HAVING BEEN IN POWER FOR SO
LONG, THERE WAS MAYBE A SENSE OF
COMPLACENCY OR A FEELING THAT,
YOU KNOW, THAT THEY WANTED THEM
OUT OF THERE.
SO I THINK THE RESULTS, WE SEE
THAT.
AND I'LL NOTE ONE MORE THING.
THE RIDING OF PETERBOROUGH
KAWARTHA, WHICH WE'VE BEEN
TALKING ABOUT AS A BELLWETHER
RIDING, HAS ELECTED DAVE SMITH,
THE PC CANDIDATE.
SO THEY WILL CONTINUE THEIR
REMARKABLE RUN.
THAT'S NOW 12 ELECTIONS IN A ROW
THAT THEY HAVE VOTED FOR THE
CANDIDATE THAT WAS FROM THE
PARTY THAT WOULD FORM
GOVERNMENT.
SO THAT'S GOING BACK TO 1977,
AND IT'S A PRETTY INTERESTING
STORY THERE.

Nam says YOU'RE SOUNDING LIKE STEVE
NOW.

[Laughter].

Nam says NEXT UP WE'VE GOT MARY BAXTER,
AND MARY, I HAVE A DEEP
AFFECTION FOR YOU BECAUSE MY
MIDDLE NAME IS MARY, AND ALSO
WE'RE FROM LONDON, ONTARIO
TOGETHER.
SO GIRL POWER.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE SURPRISES
THAT YOU'VE SEEN TONIGHT FROM
SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO?

A map shows the leading and elected parties in Southwestern Ontario.

Mary says WHAT'S SURPRISING IS THIS
ELECTION HAS BEEN ABOUT CHANGE.
THAT'S WHAT WE KEEP HEARING IN
SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO,
SURPRISINGLY ENOUGH.
IT HASN'T BEEN ABOUT CHANGE.
THERE'S ABOUT 23 RIDINGS IN THE
SOUTHWEST.
OF THOSE, THERE WERE SEVEN WHICH
SAW CHANGES, OR WE SAW SOME NEW
ACTION HAPPENING THERE.
BUT OF THOSE, ONE WAS A NEW
RIDING.
THREE WERE UP FOR GRABS, SO
THERE WERE REALLY, EFFECTIVELY,
ONLY THREE RIDINGS WHERE WE
REALLY SAW A CHANGE IN THE
PARTY, SURPRISINGLY ENOUGH.

Nam says AND I'VE ASKED THIS QUESTION
TO ALL THE REST OF THE HUBSTERS,
YOU LIVE IN LONDON, ONTARIO.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT
YOU SAW THAT DROVE PEOPLE TO THE
POLLS THIS TIME AROUND FOR THIS
ELECTION?

Mary says WELL, IT'S, AGAIN,
INTERESTINGLY I THINK THE VOTE
FOR CHANGE IN SOUTHWESTERN
ONTARIO, WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT
THE RURAL REGIONS, ACTUALLY
HAPPENED IN THE LAST ELECTION
BECAUSE IT WENT PC BLUE.
AND THEY VOTED THEN AS THEY DID
NOW FOR CONCERNS ABOUT THINGS
LIKE DAVID HAD JUST MENTIONED
HYDRO COSTS.
THERE'S A LOT OF CONCERNS ABOUT
PROPERTY RIGHTS AND ABOUT HOW
MUCH SHOULD GOVERNMENT BE
INVOLVED IN CONTROLLING ASPECTS
OF PROPERTIES.
THE GREEN ENERGY ACT IS A REALLY
BIG EXAMPLE OF A LOT OF
RESENTMENT IN RURAL ONTARIO
DEVELOPING AND WHY THERE WAS A
PUSH TOWARDS PC LAST TIME AND
WHY THAT WAS MAINTAINED THIS
TIME.
AND IN THE URBAN AREAS, AGAIN, I
THINK IT'S A COMBINATION...
WE'VE SEEN IN LONDON, FOR
INSTANCE, THAT THE NDP HAVE
STEADILY BEEN MAKING GAINS IN
THE CITY.
AS FRUSTRATION HAS BUILT WITH
THE LIBERAL PARTY, WE'VE SEEN IN
THE URBAN AREAS IN THE SOUTHWEST
TYPICALLY GOING TO THE NDP, AND
WE'RE JUST SEEING A CONTINUING
OF THAT PATTERN.

Nam says THANK YOU SO MUCH, MARY, AND
THANK YOU TO THE REST OF THE
HUBSTERS FOR BEING HERE.
THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO REALLY GIVE
US A LOCAL NUANCED PERSPECTIVE,
AND NOW LET'S SEND IT BACK TO
STEVE.

Steve says WELL, LOOK AT THAT.
100 percent OF THE POLLS REPORTING.
THE PREMIER HAS HELD HER SEAT.
BUT IT'S LESS THAN 200 VOTES.
SO I DON'T ACTUALLY HAPPEN TO
KNOW OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD WHAT
CONSTITUTES CLOSE ENOUGH FOR A
RECOUNT, BUT 200 SEEMS BIG
ENOUGH THAT IT'S PROBABLY OKAY.

Janet says IT'S PROBABLY OKAY.

Steve says YEAH, IT'S PROBABLY
OKAY.
YOU PROBABLY DON'T NEED A
RECOUNT ON THAT.

Robert says I THINK IT'S 100.

Steve says 100 OR FEWER?
ANYWAYS, PREMIER KATHLEEN WYNNE
HANGS ON TO DON VALLEY WEST.
THAT'S THE SEVENTH LIBERAL SEAT.
THEY ARE STILL ONE SHY OF
OFFICIAL PARTY STATUS.
LET'S DO A FEW THINGS TONIGHT
BEFORE WE HAVE TO SIGN OFF, AND
ONE IS TO RAISE THE NAME OF
SOMEBODY WE HAVEN'T TALKED ABOUT
AT ALL TONIGHT, AND THAT'S
PATRICK BROWN.
I WANT TO TALK ABOUT PATRICK
BROWN FOR A MOMENT BECAUSE,
JANET, HE HAD THE TORIES IN
FIRST PLACE FOR THREE STRAIGHT
YEARS.
HE BROUGHT A LOT OF CANDIDATES
TO THE GAME WHO WERE PRETTY
SOLID.
HE MODERNIZED AND MODERATED THE
PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY,
TRIED TO MOVE THEM MORE INTO THE
MIDDLE WHERE SANDRA PUPATELLO
THINKS THE VOTES ARE, AND THEN
HE LEFT.
AND I WONDER WHAT THE HELL HE'S
THINKING RIGHT NOW.

Janet says WELL, ON THE PERSONAL SIDE IT
MUST BE A TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE
NIGHT FOR HIM BECAUSE HE
WOULD... YOU KNOW, I COULD HAVE
BEEN THERE BUT FOR.
I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE.
THAT'S NOT TAKING AWAY THE
VICTORY THAT DOUG FORD HAS WON.
I MEAN, HE EARNED IT.
IT WAS A TOUGH FIGHT, BUT I
THINK PATRICK... I MEAN, A LOT
OF THOSE, THAT TEAM, THOSE
CAUCUS MEMBERS THAT ARE THERE,
THE ROD PHILLIPS, THE CAROLINE
MULRONEYS, ALL OF THEM THEY HAD
DECIDED TO RUN UNDER THE PATRICK
BANNER.
SO YOU KNOW, HE DOES HAVE A BIT
OF A LEGACY FOR THAT PARTY THAT
I THINK HELPED CONTRIBUTE TO THE
SUCCESS WE SAW TONIGHT.

Steve says WE SHOULD SPEND A BIT
OF TIME AS WELL BECAUSE WE KNOW
DOUG FORD AND HIS TOP ADVISORS
ARE GOING THERE, IF NOT TONIGHT
THEN CERTAINLY TOMORROW, BECAUSE
TRANSITION NEEDS TO BE MANAGED,
A CABINET NEEDS TO BE APPOINTED,
AND IT WILL ALL HAPPEN IN THE
NEXT THREE WEEKS OR SO.
SO LET'S DO A BIT OF A GOAROUND
ON THAT.
ROBERT FISHER, CABINET
APPOINTMENTS FOR THE DOUG FORD
GOVERNMENT.
WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

Robert says CHRISTINE ELLIOTT.
NUMBER ONE.

Steve says AS WHAT?

Robert says MY COLLEAGUE HERE SUGGESTED
HEALTH.
I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY A GOOD
ONE, AND A REWARD AS DEPUTY
PREMIER I THINK WOULD BE IN THE
OFFING.
I MEAN, AS I SAID AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE PROGRAM, SO
MANY CONSERVATIVES I SPOKE TO IN
THE CAMPAIGN WERE TELLING ME
THAT... BECAUSE THEY WERE
CONCERNED ABOUT MR. FORD.
YOU KNOW, THANK GOD CHRISTINE
ELLIOTT WAS THERE.
A LOT OF PEOPLE STILL THINK SHE
WAS THE REAL DEAL AND THEY
WANTED HER THERE.
ROD PHILLIPS, YOU KNOW, VIC
FEDELI, THERE IS TALENT THERE.
THERE IS TALENT IN THAT PARTY,
AND I THINK THERE IS GOING TO BE
PEOPLE THERE THAT ARE GOING TO
BE ABLE TO CONTROL WHEN MR. FORD
GOES OFF THE AUTO CUE, YOU KNOW,
BE ABLE TO BRING HIM BACK.
AND THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE, LIKE
CHRISTINE ELLIOTT, LIKE ROD
PHILLIPS AND OTHERS, WHO HAVE
THE EXPERIENCE, BECAUSE THEY'RE
GOING TO NEED IT.
MR. FORD HAS NEVER FACED A
QUESTION PERIOD IN HIS LIFE.
IMAGINE NOW HE'S THE PREMIER AND
HE WILL FACE QUESTIONS LIKE YOU
WOULDN'T BELIEVE.
I SUSPECT MANY OF THOSE WILL GO
TO HIS CABINET.

Steve says I WANT YOU TO... OKAY,
VIC FIDELI, ROD PHILLIPS,
PETER... THREE GUYS WITH GOOD
CHOPS TO BE FINANCE MINISTER.

Janet says ABSOLUTELY.

Steve says WHO DO YOU PICK?

Janet says I DON'T KNOW WHO HE'S GOING
TO PICK, AND I'M NOT GOING TO
MAKE A PREDICTION, BUT IT'S A
VERY UNUSUAL THAT YOU WOULD HAVE
THAT DEPTH OF TALENT IN A
CAUCUS.
YOU KNOW, BECAUSE FINANCE IS ONE
OF YOUR TOUGHER PORTFOLIOS.
BUT I THINK...

Steve says ESPECIAL NOW.

Janet says OH, ESPECIALLY NOW.
BUT I THINK BOTH... ALL THREE OF
THEM HAVE THE BACKGROUND AND THE
UNDERSTANDING TO DO A SUPERB JOB
IN FINANCE IF HE WERE TO PUT
THEM THERE.
BUT I MEAN, YOU LOOK ACROSS THAT
CAUCUS.
I MEAN, THERE'S SOME TERRIFIC
WOMEN IN THAT CAUCUS.
WE'VE GOT SOME MULTICULTURAL
CAUCUS MEMBERS WHO ARE TERRIFIC
IN THAT CAUCUS.
SO I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE
REALLY TOUGH.
IT'S THE TOUGHEST THING... I
MEAN, PREMIERS, PRIME MINISTERS
TELL YOU THE TOUGHEST THING IS
TO TRY AND CHOOSE A CABINET, AND
HE'S GOT A LOT OF VERY, VERY
TALENTED PEOPLE, WHICH I THINK
IS GOING TO BE REALLY IMPORTANT.
THE OTHER THING THAT I THINK
YOU'RE GOING TO SEE, AND AGAIN
I'M NOT AN INSIDE ADVISOR,
WHATEVER, BUT YOU KNOW, I'VE
HEARD SOME TALK ABOUT HE WANTS
TO HAVE A STRONG MINISTER
GOVERNMENT BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT
HE HASN'T HAD THE EXPERIENCE
THAT, LET'S SAY, A VIC FIDELI
HAS HAD.
HE HASN'T BEEN TO A QUESTION
PERIOD, AND HE WANTS TO HAVE
SOME OF THAT STRONG TALENT RUN
THEIR MINISTRIES, BE STRONG
MINISTERS, AND I THINK THAT...
YOU KNOW, IF THAT'S INDEED WHAT
HE DOES, I THINK THAT'S A VERY
WISE MOVE.

Cheri says ABSOLUTELY.
I THINK IF HE'S WISE WHAT'S
GOING TO HAPPEN IS HE'S GOING TO
HAVE MORE WOMEN UP FRONT, MORE
PEOPLE OF COLOUR AROUND HIM,
MORE PEOPLE FROM RACIALIZED
COMMUNITIES AROUND HIM.

Steve says HE HAS THEM TO CHOOSE FROM.

Cheri says HE HAS THEM TO CHOOSE FROM.
A COUPLE OF NAMES THAT HAVEN'T
BEEN MENTIONED AND I THINK
SHOULD BE IS STEVE CLARKE,
SYLVIA JONES.
THERE'S SOME STRONG PEOPLE THAT
WERE THERE AND THAT ARE MODERATE
VOICES.
AND I THINK HE VERY MUCH NEEDS
TO PROMOTE THAT MODERATE VOICE
IF HE'S GOING TO THINK ABOUT A
SECOND TERM.

The right-hand column changes to PC 75, NDP 39, Liberal 7, Green 1.

Steve says OKAY, WE SHOULD JUST
POINT OUT THAT THE LIBERALS ARE
AT SEVEN INSTEAD OF OFFICIAL
PARTY STATUS AT EIGHT BECAUSE OF
THIS.
LET'S BRING UP THIS NEXT ONE.
THIS IS IN THE RIDING OF
EGLINTON LAWRENCE, ROBIN MARTIN.
WE'VE GOT HIM DECLARED ELECTED
WITH AN 800-VOTE LEAD AND 4 percent OF
THE POLLS STILL TO HEAR FROM.
THAT MAY BE A LITTLE AGGRESSIVE,
GUYS, BUT WE SHALL SEE.
IT DEPENDS.
I MEAN, THIS IS A VERY DIVERSE
RIDING WITH SOME VERY RICH AREAS
AND SOME VERY...

Sandra says DEPENDING WHERE THOSE 4 percent ARE, RIGHT?

Steve says EXACTLY WHAT I WAS
JUST THINKING.
IF THE 4 percent WE STILL HAVE TO HEAR
FROM ARE FROM THE WEST END OF
THAT RIDING WHERE THERE ARE MORE
LOWER-INCOME AND TENANTS LIVING,
MIKE COLE COULD JUMP BACK INTO
THE LEAD.
OKAY, YOU'VE GOT THE CHECK MARK
ON ROBIN, BUT I'M A LITTLE MORE
CONSERVATIVE ON THAT ONE.
SANDRA PUPATELLO, DOUG FORD'S
GOT TO PICK A CABINET.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Sandra says I THINK LISA MCLEOD, FOR
EXAMPLE, VERY STRONG WOMAN.
I THINK SHE'D MAKE A GREAT HOUSE
LEADER FOR THAT CAUCUS.
YOU KNOW, I'M THINKING OF... I
EMBARRASSED HER ONE DAY AND I
COMPARED HER TO ME, AND I SAID
SHE WAS A REAL LOUD MOUTH.
SO YOU KNOW, I THINK SHE WAS
OFFENDED.
IN ANY EVENT, BUT IN OPPOSITION
SHE WAS EXACTLY WHAT THAT PARTY
NEEDED, YOU KNOW, AND I ALWAYS
SAID THAT.

Janet says SHE WAS A VERY EFFECTIVE
OPPOSITION LEADER.

Sandra says ABSOLUTELY, BUT CAN SHE
TRANSITION?
AND I THINK SHE ABSOLUTELY WILL
BECAUSE SHE'S SOLID.
SHE'LL BE A BIG PLAYER, I THINK
ON THE TEAM.
PEOPLE LIKE CAROLINE MULRONEY,
BEEN A LONG PART OF THE HISTORY,
HAVEN'T ACTUALLY SAT IN A SEAT.
I HOPE THEY WILL GET THAT
OPPORTUNITY.
THEY MIGHT NOT BE IN THE PRIMARY
ROLE JUST YET.
MIGHT BE A MINISTRY THAT'S NOT
AS LARGE, FOR EXAMPLE, AND LEAVE
THE BIGGER ONES TO THOSE WHO
HAVE BEEN AN MPP ALREADY.
SO HE'D DO A DISSERVICE TO SOME
OF THEM WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN AN
MPP BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO LEARN
THAT, PLUS THE MINISTRY.

Janet says THAT'S THE BEST THING THAT
EVER HAPPENED TO ME WAS I WAS...

Sandra says WAITING.

Janet says YEAH, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY
THE FIRST YEAR.

Sandra says I REMEMBER THAT, YEAH.

Janet says AND YOU HAVE A MOMENTARY
FEELING OF DISAPPOINTMENT, BUT I
CAN ALSO REMEMBER SAYING...

Steve says I WANT TO ASK ABOUT
THE ONE, THE ONE AT THE BOTTOM.
THAT'S MIKE SCHREINER.
I'D LIKE TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF AN
IMPACT HE CAN MAKE AT QUEEN'S
PARK.
WE ALWAYS HEAR ONE PERSON CAN'T
MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
MIKE SCHREINER'S TOLD US THAT'S
NOT TRUE, I CAN.
WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT?

Karolyne says WELL, AS HE SAID, HE
MANAGED... HE ACCOMPLISHED
THINGS BEFORE HE WAS EVEN
ELECTED, SO HE WAS THE ONE THAT
SPEARHEADED THE INITIATIVE TO
BAN CORPORATE AND UNION
DONATIONS.
HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE ME
LANK THON QUARRY FALLING APART
BECAUSE HE SUPPORTED THE
GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT THERE NORTH
OF TORONTO, AND I THINK THAT HE
WILL, WITH THE MEDIA COVERAGE
THAT'S GOING TO INCREASE, WE'VE
SEEN THAT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
ALREADY.
AND I THINK THAT WE HAVE A
UNIQUE POSITION ON A NUMBER OF
ISSUES.
AND HE'S GOING TO HAVE THE STAGE
TO DO THAT NOW.
HE'S GOING TO SAY HOW
REFURBISHING DARLINGTON IS A
COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY AND HOW
WE SHOULDN'T PROCEED WITH IT.

Steve says WE ALSO KNOW THAT
THREE YEARS AND 11 MONTHS FROM
NOW HE WILL GO TO THE MEDIA
CONSORTIUM AND HE'LL SAY I WANT
IN THAT DEBATE, AND HE'LL HAVE A
LEG TO STAND ON.

Karolyne says RIGHT.
RIGHT.
NOW I DON'T LIKE THE WAY THE
CONSORTIUM KEEPS CHANGING THE
RULES, BECAUSE THAT HAPPENED
WITH THE FEDERAL ELECTION, WHERE
WE SAW, YOU KNOW, ELIZABETH MAY,
THIS TIME SHE'S GOING TO BE IN,
AND THEN THERE WERE ALL THESE
BACKROOM DEALS AND IT ENDED UP
THAT STEPHEN HARPER WASN'T GOING
TO GO UNLESS SO AND SO WENT, AND
THEN SO AND SO WOULDN'T GO, SO
IF... IT'S TROUBLING TO ME THAT
THAT IS...

Sandra says BUT IT WILL MAKE... THERE'S
NO RULES ON THAT.
IF HE ACTUALLY MAKES A DENT, IF
HE'S ACTUALLY PART OF THE SCENE,
THEY COULDN'T POSSIBLY KEEP HIM
OUT.
I THINK IT'S INCUMBENT ON HIM NOW.

Steve says THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN
KEEP HIM OUT IS IF IT'S OFFICIAL
PARTY STATUS IS THE BAR, IN
WHICH CASE YOU'RE KEEPING THE
LIBERALS AND THE GREENS OUT,
WHICH WOULD BE DIFFERENT.

Janet says THE OTHER PARTY LEADERS COULD
SAY, NO, NO, WE WANT HIM IN THE
DEBATE.

Sandra says I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE
CABINET...

Cheri says THEY DID WANT HIM IN.

Karolyne says TWO OF THEM DID, BUT NOT THE PCS.

Sandra says THEIR MOST CRITICAL DECISION
COMING UP IS WHO WILL BE IN THE
ECONOMIC PORTFOLIOS, GIVEN WHAT
ONTARIO IS FACING.
IT'S THE BIGGEST RISK IN THE
COUNTRY.
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN TRUMPLAND
AND HOW IT IMPACTS ON US, WHAT'S
HAPPENING WITH TARIFFS, HOW
WE'RE GOING TO WORK WITH OUR
FEDERAL COLLEAGUES.
I KNOW IT'S A DIFFERENT PARTY
NOW IN ONTARIO, BUT HE
ABSOLUTELY HAS GOT TO WORK WITH
THE PRIME MINISTER FOR THE SAKE
OF ONTARIO.

Steve says I WANT TO GET ERIN IN
HERE BECAUSE, TAKE US BACK TO...
AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NIGHT
YOU SHOWED US A CHART FROM
POLLY, AND COULD WE BRING THAT
ONE UP?
IS THIS THE SEAT CHART?
IS THAT THE ONE YOU WANT TO
BRING UP?

Erin says THIS ONE HERE, YEAH.

Steve says TAKE US THROUGH THIS.

The chart from Polly's seat projections pops up again.

Erin says SO AT THE BEGINNING OF THE
NIGHT WE SAW THAT POLLY SAID
THAT THE PCS WOULD FORM A
MAJORITY GOVERNMENT BETWEEN 70
AND 79 SEATS, IT LOOKS LIKE 75.
BANG ON.
WE'RE VERY, VERY HAPPY ABOUT HER
ABILITY TO CALL THE GOVERNMENT.
REMEMBER NOT A SINGLE QUESTION
ASKED.
SHE GOT THAT ONE BANG ON.

Robert says POLLY WILL SLEEP TONIGHT.

Erin says POLLY WILL SLEEP TONIGHT.

Sandra says A LOT OF PHONE CALLS SAYING
HOW CAN WE HIRE POLLY.

Robert says VERY, VERY PLEASED WITH THAT.

Steve says PUT IT BACK UP, SHELDON.

Robert says SO THE NDP, THE NDP WE HAD
SAID WE CALLED IT AROUND THE 40
TO 50.
SHE'S AT 39, SO... BUT WE KNEW
THIS ONE WAS GOING TO BE TOUGH
BECAUSE OF THAT UNDECIDED VOTE
AND THAT LAST-MINUTE RALLY FOR
THE LIBERALS BECAUSE OF KATHLEEN
WYNNE'S ANNOUNCEMENT, SO WE
UNDERESTIMATED THE LIBERALS.
WE OVERESTIMATED THE NDP, OR
POLLY DID A LITTLE BIT.
STILL DON'T KNOW, WE SAW THAT
POLLY SAID... WE SAID AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE NIGHT SHE
DIDN'T SEE A PATH TO OFFICIAL
PARTY STATUS FOR THE LIBERALS.
LOOKS LIKE THEY PROBABLY ARE NOT
GOING TO ACHIEVE THAT.

Karolyne says WE HAVE TO REMEMBER... NOT IN
AT ALL.
THAT COULD BE...

Steve says THE NDP WILL PICK UP
THE SEAT THERE, ALMOST
CERTAINLY.
THAT WILL BE ANOTHER ONE FOR
THEM, AND GLENGARRY PRESCOTT
RUSSELL, WHAT DO YOU THINK?
THAT'S PROBABLY A TORY SEAT?

Karolyne says I DON'T KNOW.
THAT COULD REMAIN LIBERAL.

Robert says ARE WE ALLOWED... WE
PREDICTED PC, SO I THINK WHERE
WE...

Sandra says THIS IS NOT IN THE SEVEN,
BECAUSE THAT WAS SEVEN BEFORE
THEY ANNOUNCED...

Robert says NO, IT WAS LEADING.

Steve says SHE'S IN SEVEN.
CAN I ASK... HILLARY, JUST FOR
KICKS, CAN WE DO THE
SECOND-GENERATION ONE?
WE HAVEN'T DONE THAT ONE YET
TONIGHT.
THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF... I
GUESS I SHOULD SAY, FIRST OF
ALL, THERE WERE A BUNCH OF
HARPER, EX-HARPER MPs WHO LOST
AND DECIDED TO TRY TO RESURRECT
THEIR POLITICAL CAREERS, AND
MOST OF THEM DID PRETTY WELL
TONIGHT.
CALANDRA, CRAMP, PARM GILL, ALL
WON.

A voice says UNUSUAL.

Steve says YEAH.
BUT NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT
SECOND-GENERATION CANDIDATES.
THESE ARE PEOPLE, OKAY, DOUG
FORD'S ONE OF THEM.
LAURIE SCOTT'S DAD WAS AN MP.
LAURIE SCOTT WON BIG TONIGHT.
SECOND-GENERATION CANDIDATES,
THEIR PARENTS WERE IN PUBLIC
LIFE AND NOW HERE THEY ARE.
FORD, SCOTT, WHO ELSE?

A voice says HARRIS.

A voice says YEAH, MIKE HARRIS.

Steve says DEANNA SGRO.
SHE JUST COULD NOT OVERCOME,
DESPITE HER GOOD PERSONAL NAME
AND BRAND, SHE COULDN'T OVERCOME
THE TREND.
THERE'S MIKE HARRIS JR., THE SON
OF THE FORMER PREMIER.
HE WINS TONIGHT BY 700 POINTS,
LESS THAN 700.
NORM MILLER IS THE SON OF FRANK
MILLER, THE FORMER PREMIER OF
ONTARIO.
AND THERE'S THE GREENS IN THIRD
PLACE THERE AHEAD OF THE
LIBERALS.
HOW ABOUT THAT?
PARRY SOUND-MUSKOKA, BUT NORM
MILLER'S BEEN THERE FOR A WHILE.
HE'S COMING BACK TO QUEEN'S PARK
AS WELL.
JOHN YAKABUSKI.
LOOK AT THE MARGIN FOR HIM.
IF YOU WANT TO FEEL GOOD FOR ONE
TORY MPP TONIGHT, IT SHOULD BE
HIM.
HE'S THE LONGEST-SERVING PC MPP
WHO'S NEVER HAD A SNIFF OF
GOVERNMENT EVER.
HE GOT ELECTED IN 2003, AND HE'S
BEEN THERE FOR 15 YEARS, ALL OF
IT ON THE OPPOSITION BENCHES.

Robert says CABINET.

Sandra says IS HE THE ONLY ONE?

Steve says HE'S THE ONLY ONE.

Cheri says DID HIS DAD DIE IN THE SEAT
AND IT WAS A MOMENT WHERE SHE
ACTUALLY DRAPED BLACK CREPE OVER
HIS SEAT, WHICH HE REMEMBERS
VERY AVIDLY.
YAK, AS WE CALL HIM.

Steve says JOHN IS ONE OF 17 OF PAUL'S
KIDS.

Sandra says AND HE SINGS.

Steve says WE GOT ONE MORE OF
THESE, ONE MORE
SECOND-GENERATION?
OH, YEAH, CAROLINE MULRONEY.
SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THEY WERE
HAVING IN YORK REGION, AND
THEREFORE THEY KEPT THE POLLS
OPEN LONGER.
WE EXPECT HER TO WIN THE SEAT.
LETS DO THE MAPS.
THIS IS A WAY THAT WE INDICATE
TO YOU HOW MUCH CHANGE YOU ALL
VOTED FOR IN THE PROVINCE OF
ONTARIO TONIGHT.
LET'S GO THROUGH THIS BRIEFLY,
SHALL WE?

A map shows the 416 leading and elected parties.

Steve says HERE'S THE 416 LEADING AND
ELECTED.
THERE ARE STILL THREE PATCHES OF
LIBERAL IN A MAP THAT HAD, LAST
TIME, EVERY SEAT RED WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF THREE.
LOTS OF NEW DEMOCRATS TONIGHT,
LOTS OF TORIES TONIGHT.
THREE PATCHES OF LIBERAL RED,
INCLUDING THAT ONE ON THE LEFT,
WHICH IS KATHLEEN WYNNE'S SEAT.
LET'S KEEP GOING.
THAT'S THE 416, YOUR CAPITAL
CITY.
LET'S LOOK AT THE 905.

A map shows the leading and elected parties in the 905.

Steve says THESE ARE LEADING AND ELECTED,
ALMOST ALL ELECTED AT THIS
POINT.
IT'S ALL BLUE WITH A FEW PATCHES
OF ORANGE.
AND NO RED.
THE LIBERALS ARE SHUT OUT IN THE
905.
WE KNOW THAT IN THE 1990S MIKE
HARRIS WON TWO CONSECUTIVE
ELECTIONS BECAUSE HE WON EVERY
SINGLE SEAT IN THE 905.
ONE OF THEM IS SITTING BESIDE
ME, JANET ECKER.
TONIGHT THE TORIES RECLAIM AND
PLANT THEIR FLAG VERY DEEPLY IN
THE 905.
EXCEPT FOR A FEW SEATS IN
BRAMPTON AND THAT ONE IN OSHAWA
IN THE EAST.
LET'S KEEP GOING.
OTHER SEATS IN THE PROVINCE IN
THE HAMILTON-NIAGARA AREA.

A map shows the leading and elected parties in the Hamilton-Niagara region.

Steve says YOU WILL NOTICE THERE'S NO MORE
RED THERE EITHER.
JIM BRADLEY, AFTER 41 YEARS, HAS
LOST HIS SEAT IN THE ONTARIO
LEGISLATURE.
THAT'S A HELL OF A GOOD RUN.
BUT JIM BRADLEY WAS CERTAINLY
THE DEAN OF THE LEGISLATURE AND
HAD HE BEEN RE-ELECTED WOULD
HAVE BEEN THE LONGEST-SERVING
MPP OF ALL TIME, CATCHING HARRY
NIXON AT 42 YEARS, IF HE'D BEEN
ABLE TO SERVE ANOTHER YEAR AND A
MONTH.
THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN.

A map shows the leading and elected parties in Southwestern Ontario.

Steve says HERE WE GO IN SOUTHWESTERN
ONTARIO.
AGAIN, NO MORE RED.
THERE WAS VERY LITTLE TO START
WITH, NOW THESE ARE ALL FIGHTS
BETWEEN THE BLUE TEAM AND THE
ORANGE TEAM, AND HELLO CAROLINE,
ONE LITTLE PATCH OF GREEN THERE
TOO.
THERE'S MIKE SCHREINER IN
GUELPH.
CONTINUING OUR LOOK AT THE
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO AND HOW
THINGS HAVE CHANGED IN CENTRAL
ONTARIO.

A map shows the leading and elected parties in Central Ontario.

Steve says NO SURPRISE HERE, IT'S ALL BLUE.
THIS HAS BEEN RELIABLE TORY
TERRITORY FOR GENERATIONS.

Sandra says AROUND THE LAKE, JUST A
SECOND HERE.

Steve says I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT
LAKE HURON OR GEORGIAN BAY.

Robert says THAT'S WATER UNDER THE
BRIDGE, SANDRA.

Steve says VERY GOOD, VERY GOOD.
LET'S KEEP GOING.
ANOTHER REGION OF THE PROVINCE,
PLEASE.
INTO EASTERN ONTARIO...

A map shows the leading and elected parties in Eastern Ontario.

Steve says AND HOW
ABOUT THAT?
NEW DEMOCRATS HAVE FINALLY
PENETRATED EASTERN ONTARIO AFTER
HAVING SHUT OUT FOR YEARS.
THAT PATCH IN THE MIDDLE IS
KINGSTON AND THE ISLANDS, AND
THEN AS YOU GO TOWARDS OTTAWA,
THERE'S ONE SEAT IN OTTAWA.
THE LIBERALS MANAGED TO HANG ON
TO THREE SEATS IN OTTAWA, WHICH
IS MORE THAN MANY PEOPLE
THOUGHT.
OTTAWA CIVIL SERVANTS CAME
THROUGH FOR THE LIBERALS IN THAT
ONE.

A map shows the leading and elected parties in Northeastern Ontario.

Steve says IN THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF THE
PROVINCE, BOY OH BOY, NO LIBERAL
SEATS AT ALL.
NIPISSING IS THE PATCH OF BLUE,
AND THEN YOU'VE GOT LOTS OF
ORANGE UP IN NORTHERN ONTARIO.
THAT'S IN NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO.
HOW ABOUT WHERE ARE WE GOING
NEXT?
NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO.

A map shows the leading and elected parties in Northeastern Ontario.

Steve says WELL, MICHAEL GRAVELLE HANGING
ON IN ONE OF THE THUNDER BAY
SEATS.
THAT BIG PATCH OF BLACK IS THE
NEW NORTHERN SEAT WHICH WE HAVE
NOT YET HEARD FROM.
THAT'S GREG RICKFORD IN KENORA.
THE PATCH OF BLUE.
AND THEN A PATCH OF ORANGE.
IT'S QUITE MIXED UP.
LET'S DO THE TOTAL VOTE HERE,
AND WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW THINGS
HAVE REALLY CHANGED IN THE
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO AS WE LOOK
AT THE TOTAL VOTES CAST TONIGHT.
BECAUSE THINGS REALLY WENT
TOPSY-TURVY COMPARED TO LAST
TIME.

A chart shows the total vote change compared to the 2014 election.

Steve says THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES
GOT 2.2 MILLION VOTES TONIGHT.
LAST TIME THEY GOT 1.5 MILLION,
SO THEY PICKED UP 700,000 MORE
VOTES TONIGHT ACCOUNTING FOR 40 percent
OF THE TOTAL VOTE.
THE NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY LAST
TIME HAD 1.1 MILLION.
THEY GOT EVEN MORE VOTES
TONIGHT, 700,000 MORE, FOR 34 percent
AND OFFICIAL OPPOSITION STATUS,
JUST THE FOURTH TIME EVER THAT'S
HAPPENED.
THE LIBERAL PARTY, IT HAS BEEN A
RATHER CALAMITOUS NIGHT FOR THE
LIBERALS.
THEY LOST 800,000 VOTES FROM THE
LAST ELECTION, DOWN TO 20 percent, AND
THE GREENS MANAGED TO HANG ON TO
5 percent OF THE VOTE TONIGHT.
THEY GET ONE SEAT FOR THEIR
QUARTER OF A MILLION VOTES, AND
THAT'S THE NATURE OF THE
LEGISLATURE AS WE SIT WITH STILL
A FEW SEATS TO HERE FROM, RIGHT?
75 TORIES, 39 NEW DEMOCRATS, 7
LIBERALS, 1 GREEN SO FAR.
DO WE HAVE THE TURNOUT FIGURE,
BY CHANCE?
LET'S HAVE A LOOK.

A slate appears on screen, with the title "Voter Turnout."

Steve reads data from the slate and says
LAST TIME IT WAS 51 percent.
THE TIME BEFORE IT WAS THE WORST
EVER, 48 percent.
WHERE ARE WE TONIGHT?
55.
NOW THAT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE
EVERYBODY WAS FORECASTING A BAD
TURNOUT TONIGHT BECAUSE SO MANY
PEOPLE WERE UNHAPPY WITH THE
CHOICES.

A voice says NO, NO.

Erin says BUT YOU KNOW, IT WAS
INTERESTING, WE SAW PEOPLE VERY,
VERY ENGAGED ON THE ISSUES, AND
THAT WAS CONSISTENT.
WE SAW HIGH UNDECIDED, BUT HIGH
ENGAGEMENT ON DISCUSSION.

Cheri says TALKING ABOUT IT EVERYWHERE.

Janet says 19 percent INCREASE IN ADVANCED POLLS.

Robert says... IN THIS ELECTION BECAUSE
THEY WERE EXPECTED TO MAKE...

Erin says WELL, I WOULD SAY IT WAS A
GOOD TURNOUT BY THE MILLENNIALS
BECAUSE THEY WERE VERY ENGAGED
IN THE ISSUES ON-LINE.

Robert says THAT'S A GOOD THING
FOR THE PROCESS, GOOD TO HAVE
PEOPLE INVOLVED.

Janet says I DON'T RECALL THAT KIND OF
ENGAGEMENT.
LIKE EVERYBODY I MET, YOU KNOW,
LIKE JUST WALKING UP THE STREET
YOU WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A
CONVERSATION, WAS LIKE 95.

Steve says OKAY, WE... WHAT TIME
IS IT?
OH, MY GOODNESS, IT'S 20 TO 12.
TIME FLIES WHEN YOU'RE HAVING
FUN.
I NEED SOMEONE TO RUN ME OUT THE
CREDIT SHEETS BECAUSE I DON'T
HAVE THE CREDIT SHEETS.
OKAY, WE GOT THANK YOUS TO GIVE.
LET ME ALSO TO DO A BIT OF A
ROUNDUP HERE AS I BEGIN OUR
CONCLUSION TONIGHT.
825 PEOPLE RAN FOR OFFICE IN THE
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO TONIGHT, AND
85 percent OF THEM LOST.
SOMETHING YOU MIGHT WANT TO KEEP
IN MIND NEXT TIME YOU CALL
POLITICIANS ALL THE DIRTY THINGS
YOU CALL THEM.
MOST PEOPLE RUN AND LOSE, AND
THEY DO IT ANYWAY FOR REASONS
THAT ARE...

Janet says THEY WANT TO MAKE A
DIFFERENCE.

Steve says THERE YOU GO.
WE JUST PUT THAT OUT THERE.
POLITICS IS A BUSINESS... THANK
YOU VERY MUCH.
POLITICS IS A BUSINESS THAT CAN
BOTH BREAK YOUR HEART AND MAKE
YOU ELATED, AND WE HAVE
EXPERIENCED ALL OF THAT TONIGHT
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
FOR THE LIBERALS, IT IS A
HEARTBREAKING NIGHT.
THE WORST SHOWING I THINK WE
EVER SAW FOR THE LIBERALS WAS IN
2011 FEDERALLY.
BASICALLY ON THE SAME
BOUNDARIES, MICHAEL IGNATIEFF
LED THE LIBERALS TO A HISTORIC
DEFEAT, THEY WON 11 SEATS AND
25 percent OF THE VOTE.
TONIGHT WAS WORSE THAN THAT.
AT THE MOMENT, 7 SEATS AND 20 percent
OF THE VOTE.
KATHLEEN WYNNE CAN TAKE SOME
SATISFACTION FROM THE FOLLOWING:
SHE'S THE FIRST-EVER FEMALE
PREMIER IN ONTARIO HISTORY.
SHE'S THE FIRST OPENLY GAY
PREMIER IN ONTARIO HISTORY.
SHE IS, DESPITE HAVING ONLY WON
ONE ELECTION, ALREADY THE
10TH-LONGEST SERVING PREMIER OUT
OF 25 IN ONTARIO HISTORY.
FIVE YEARS AND 116 DAYS SO FAR.
THE NDP, 36 TIMES THEY HAVE COME
THIRD.
THIS WAS THEIR BEST SHOT TO WIN.
THEY DIDN'T WIN.
INSTEAD THEY CAME SECOND FOR THE
FOURTH TIME.
STILL A PRETTY GOOD NIGHT FOR
THEM.
THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES,
AN UNAMBIGUOUSLY GREAT NIGHT FOR
THEM.
A VICTORY, THE 23RD VICTORY FOR
THE PC PARTY SINCE
CONFEDERATION.
THIS IS I THINK WE HAVE TO
ACKNOWLEDGE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL
POLITICAL VEHICLE IN THE
PROVINCE'S HISTORY.
THEY HAVE WON THE MOST ELECTIONS
BY FAR.
I KNOW YOU DON'T LIKE ME SAYING
THAT, BUT IT'S TRUE.
IT'S AN EMPIRICALLY PROVABLE
FACT.
THAT'S WHAT WE DEAL WITH HER.
I WOULD SAY FOUR YEARS AGO, JUST
TO SHOW YOU HOW FUNNY POLITICS
IS AS A BUSINESS, FOUR YEARS AGO
DOUG FORD LOST FOR MAYOR OF
TORONTO, AND IT LOOKED LIKE HIS
POLITICAL CAREER MIGHT BE OVER.
FOUR YEARS LATER, HAVING BEEN
MADE THE LEADER OF THE PC PARTY
LESS THAN THREE MONTHS AGO, HE
WILL BE SWORN IN IN THE NEXT FEW
WEEKS AS THE 26TH PREMIER OF THE
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
THE CULMINATION OF AN
UNPRECEDENTED SIX MONTHS IN THIS
PROVINCE'S HISTORY.
IT STARTED ON THE 24TH OF
JANUARY WITH PATRICK BROWN'S
INFAMOUS CAUCUS MEETING IN WHICH
HE WAS ESSENTIALLY TOLD TO QUIT,
AND HE DID.
HE'D BEEN FIRST IN THE POLLS FOR
THREE YEARS.
HE'D RAISED A LOT OF MONEY,
BROUGHT IN A LOT OF NEW
CANDIDATES.
HE'D MADE INROADS INTO
MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES, MADE
THE TORY PARTY MORE MODERATE,
HAD THEM POISED TO WIN, AND THEN
HE WAS OUT.
MARCH 10, FORD BECOMES THE
LEADER.
NOT EVEN THREE MONTHS LATER HE'S
THE PREMIER.
IMAGINE THAT.
TINA, I NEED MY PROP.
BECAUSE WE HAVE TO FINISH UP
WITH AN ONPOLI NERD MOMENT.
IF YOU DON'T MIND...

Robert says I KNOW IT'S COMING.

A woman walks up to Steve and hands him a framed portrait.

Sandra says OH, MY GOODNESS.

Cheri says OH, MY GOODNESS.

Steve says OKAY, THIS IS THE
CAMPAIGN POSTER FROM 70 YEARS
AGO TODAY.
LOOK WHEN THE ELECTION WAS 70
YEARS AGO.

He shows the frame, which contains a posted with a picture of George Drew, and the phrase "Vote progressive conservative."

Janet says JUNE 7.

Steve says WHOSE GLASS IS IN THE
WAY?
JUNE 7, 1948, THE PROGRESSIVE
CONSERVATIVE PARTY WON A
MAJORITY GOVERNMENT.
THEY'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THE
NEXT GEORGE DREW EVER SINCE, AND
MAYBE THEY HAVE HIM IN DOUG FORD
TONIGHT, ABOUT TO START THE NEXT
POLITICAL DYNASTY.
I DO NOTE THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN THAT ELECTION AND THIS
ONE TONIGHT: DREW LOST HIS SEAT.
HE WON THE ELECTION, BUT HE LOST
HIS SEAT.
THE PREMIER WON HER SEAT
TONIGHT.
THERE WE GO.
THAT'S MY ON-POLLY NERD MOMENT
FOR THE EVENING.
WHERE'S MY... DID I THROW IT
SOMEWHERE?
HERE WE GO.
I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL OF YOU
GUYS FOR SITTING AROUND THIS
TABLE FOR SO LONG.
WE'VE BEEN HERE NOW FOR ALMOST
FOUR HOURS.
YOU'VE BEEN TROOPERS TONIGHT.
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR
SHARING YOUR WISDOM WITH US THIS
EVENING AROUND THIS TABLE HERE
AT TVO.
I WANT TO THANK HARRISON
LOWMAN AND ALL THE FOLKS AT
THE THREE PARTY HEADQUARTERS.
GREAT JOB TONIGHT.
WE WANT TO THANK NAM KIWANUKA
AND CARA STERN, OUR OUR HEAD
RESULTS PRODUCER.
JANE BURKE AND ALL THE HUBSTERS.
WAVE, GUYS. YOU'RE ON CAMERA.
JONNY THOMPSON, CLAUDE SHARMA,
JEYAN JEGANATHAN, MARY BAXTER,
DAVID ROCKNE CORRIGAN. YES, HE
IS NAMED AFTER KNUTE ROCKNE.
THANKS TO SHELDON OSMOND OUR
DIRECTOR, MARK FORD AND THE
TECHNICAL CREW. YOU MADE IT LOOK
BEAUTIFUL ALL NIGHT LONG. DEREK
GREENWOOD, DEX, YOU THE MAN. WE
MUST'VE HAD 50 MEETINGS AGREEING
WHAT ALL THESE GRAPHICS WOULD
LOOK LIKE. THEY WERE STUPENDOUS
TONIGHT. LOVE YOU.
BANNISTER LAKE, THE SOFTWARE
PRODUCER, YOU WERE TERRIFIC.
TOMORROW NIGHT, GUESS WHAT THE
SHOW'S GOING TO BE ABOUT?
WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A NEW
PREMIER.
WE HAVE A NEW PARTY IN POWER.
WE'LL LOOK AHEAD TO WHAT'S NEXT
FOR THE VICTORS.
OKAY.
ARE WE DONE?
I THINK WE'RE DONE.
I'M STEVE PAIKIN.
THANKS FOR WATCHING TVO, FOR
JOINING US ON-LINE AT TVO.ORG.
WE SIGN OFF FROM THE MIDTOWN OF
THE CAPITAL CITY. SEE YOU
TOMORROW NIGHT, EVERYBODY.

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