List of political parties in Ontario

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The following is a list of political parties in Ontario, Canada.

Parties represented in the Legislative Assembly of OntarioEdit

Name Founded Ideology Leader MPPs
  Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Parti progressiste-conservateur de l'Ontario
1854 Conservatism Doug Ford 73
  Ontario New Democratic Party
Nouveau Parti démocratique de l'Ontario
1961 Social democracy Andrea Horwath 40
  Ontario Liberal Party
Parti libéral de l'Ontario
1857 Liberalism John Fraser (Interim) 7
  Green Party of Ontario
Parti vert de l’Ontario
1983 Green politics Mike Schreiner 1

Other parties registered with Elections OntarioEdit

Parties listed in the order they are alphabetized by Elections Ontario.[1]

Name Founded Ideology Leader Notes
  Canadian Economic Party
Parti Économique Canadien
2018 Patrick Geoffrey Knight
  Canadians' Choice Party
Le Parti du choix des Canadiens et Canadiennes
2011 Libertarian conservatism, right-wing populism Bahman Yazdanfar
  Communist Party of Canada (Ontario)
Parti communiste du Canada (Ontario)
1940 Communism Dave McKee Known as the Labor-Progressive Party from 1941 to 1949. Had two MPPs from 1943 to 1951, and one from 1951 to 1955.
  Consensus Ontario 2017 Populist, consensus government[2] Brad Harness
  Cultural Action Party of Ontario 2016 Social conservatism, anti-immigration[2] Arthur Smitherman Formerly the Canadian Constituents' Party (2016-2017)
  Equal Parenting Party 2014 Fathers' rights, Single-issue politics Dennis Valenta
  Freedom Party of Ontario
Parti de la Liberté - Ontario
1984 Libertarianism, Objectivism Paul McKeever
  Go Vegan 2011 Environmentalism, animal rights[2] Paul Figueiras Formerly the Vegan Environmental Party (2011-2018)
  Multicultural Party of Ontario
Parti Multiculturel de l'Ontario
2018 Single-issue politics Wasyl Luczkiw
  None of the Above Direct Democracy Party
Aucune de ces Réponses Démocratie Directe Parti
2014 Direct democracy Greg Vezina
  Northern Ontario Party
Nord de l'Ontario Parti
1977 Regionalism Trevor Holliday Revived in 2010
  Ontario Alliance
Alliance de l'Ontario
2017 Social conservatism, right-wing populism Joshua Erikson
  Ontario Libertarian Party
Parti libertarien de l'Ontario
1975 Libertarianism Rob Ferguson
  Ontario Moderate Party 2014 Centrism Yuri Duboisky
  Ontario Party
Parti de l'Ontario
2018 Social conservatism, right-wing populism Jay Tysick
  Ontario Provincial Confederation of Regions Party 1989 Canadian nationalism, social conservatism, anti-bilingualism Murray Reid
  Ontario Social Reform Party
Parti de la reforme sociale de l'Ontario
2018 Centrism[3] Abu Alam
  Parliamentary Freedom Party
Parlementaire Liberté
2018 Consensus government Rob McMenemy
  Party for People with Special Needs
Parti pour les gens qui ont des besoins spéciaux
2007 Disability Rights activism, Single-issue politics Hilton Milan
  Party of Objective Truth
Parti de la Vérité Objectif
2018 Derrick L. Matthews
  Pauper Party of Ontario
Parti Pauvre de l'Ontario
2011 Social credit, libertarianism[2] John C. Turmel
  Stop Climate Change
Arrêtons le Changement Climatique
2018 Environmentalism,[2] Single-issue politics Ken Ranney
  Stop the New Sex-Ed Agenda 2016 Social Conservatism,[2] Single-issue politics Queenie Yu
  The Peoples Political Party 2011 Left-wing populism Kevin Clarke
  The New People's Choice Party of Ontario 2017 Centre-left[2] Daryl Christoff
  Trillium Party of Ontario
Parti Trillium de l’Ontario
2014 Social conservatism, right-wing populism Bob Yaciuk Briefly held one seat in the legislature from 2017-2018 after PC MPP Jack MacLaren crossed the floor to the party.

Unregistered partiesEdit

Historical parties that held seats in the Legislative AssemblyEdit

Pre-Confederation partiesEdit

Other historical partiesEdit

Name Period Notes
Natural Law Party of Ontario 1993-2000
New Reform Party of Ontario 1987-2016 Known as Family Coalition Party of Ontario from 1987-2015
Ontario Alternative 2007
Party for Human Rights in Ontario 2011
People First Republican Party of Ontario 2007
Reform Party of Ontario 1989-2015
Representative Party of Ontario 2005
Social Credit Party of Ontario/Union of Electors 1945-1970s
Unparty 1980-1983 Succeeded by Freedom Party of Ontario

Toronto municipal partiesEdit

Name Period
Toronto Party 2007
Civic Action (CIVAC) 1969
Metro New Democratic Party 1969-1990s
Civic Liberals 1969

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Registered Political Parties". Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Crawford, Blair. "Here is every political party running in Ontario's June 7 election," Ottawa Citizen, May 22, 2018.
  3. Ontario Social Reform Party, "Who We Are," Facebook.com, April 25, 2018.