June 03, 2022
Rick Byers is the new MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound.
BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — On June 2, the Progressive Conservatives, led by Doug Ford, were elected to a second consecutive majority government, winning 82 seats, unofficially.
The NDP, led by Andrea Horwath, picked up 29 seats (down from 40 seats in 2018) to remain the official opposition party, while the Liberals, led by Steven Del Duca only picked up 8 seats, essentially matching their dismal performance in 2018 (7 seats).
In Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, Progressive Conservative Rick Byers successfully replaces former MPP Bill Walker as the local representative for this area, taking 48.64% of all votes cast.
Voter turnout in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound was down from 58.39% in 2018 to a record low of 46.28% in 2022. Across the province, voter turnout was a lackluster 43.53%.
All results are unofficial, as votes continue to be counted and registered. At this stage of reporting, 97.94% of local polls have reported.
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