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 Ontario[edit]

Name Founded Ideology Leader MPPs
  Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Parti progressiste-conservateur de l'Ontario
1854 Conservatism Doug Ford 83
  Ontario New Democratic Party
Nouveau Parti démocratique de l'Ontario
1961 Social democracy Peter Tabuns (interim) 31
  Ontario Liberal Party
Parti libéral de l'Ontario
1857 Liberalism John Fraser (interim) 8
  Green Party of Ontario
Parti vert de l’Ontario
1983 Green politics Mike Schreiner 1

Other parties registered with Elections Ontario[edit]

Name Founded Ideology Leader Notes
  Canadians' Choice Party
Le Parti du choix des Canadiens et Canadiennes
2011 Direct democracy, Right-wing populism, Far-right politics Bahman Yazdanfar
  Communist Party of Canada (Ontario)
Parti communiste du Canada (Ontario)
1940 Communism Drew Garvie Known as the Labor-Progressive Party from 1941 to 1949. Had two MPPs from 1943 to 1951, and one from 1951 to 1955.
  Freedom Party of Ontario
Parti de la Liberté - Ontario
1984 Objectivism Paul McKeever
  Go Vegan 2011 Environmentalism, Animal rights[1] Paul Figueiras Formerly the Vegan Environmental Party (2011-2018)
  Multicultural Party of Ontario
Parti Multiculturel de l'Ontario
2018 Single-issue politics Wasyl Luczkiw
  New Blue Party of Ontario
Nouveau Parti Bleu de l'Ontario
2020 Right-wing populism Jim Karahalios Briefly held one seat in the legislature from 2020-2022 after PC MPP Belinda Karahalios crossed the floor to the party.
  None of the Above Direct Democracy Party
Aucune de ces Réponses Démocratie Directe Parti
2014 Direct democracy Greg Vezina
  Northern Ontario Party
Parti de l'Ontario Nord
1977 Regionalism Trevor Holliday Known as Northern Ontario Heritage Party from 1977-1985, 2010-2016, Disbanded in 1985, Revived in 2010, Separatist from 2016-2018
  Ontario Alliance
Alliance de l'Ontario
2017 Social conservatism, Right-wing populism[2]
Joshua E. Eriksen Known as Reform Party of Ontario from 1989-2015
  Ontario Libertarian Party
Parti libertarien de l'Ontario
1975 Libertarianism Keith Komar
  Ontario Moderate Party 2014 Centrism Yuri Duboisky
  Ontario Party
Parti Ontario'
2018 Social conservatism, Right-wing populism Derek Sloan Briefly held one seat in the legislature from 2021-2022 after PC MPP Rick Nicholls crossed the floor to the party.
  Ontario Provincial Confederation of Regions Party 1989 Conservatism, Canadian nationalism, Anti-bilingualism Murray Reid
  Party for People with Special Needs
Parti pour les gens qui ont des besoins spéciaux
2007 Disability rights activism, Single-issue politics Hilton Milan
  Pauper Party of Ontario
Parti Pauvre de l'Ontario
2011 Social credit, Libertarianism[1] John C. Turmel
  Populist Party Ontario
Parti Populiste Ontario
2022 Populism Imre Torma
  Stop Climate Change
Arrêtons le Changement Climatique
2018 Environmentalism,[1] Single-issue politics Ken Ranney
  Stop the New Sex-Ed Agenda 2016 Social conservatism,[1] Single-issue politics Queenie Yu
  The Peoples Political Party 2011 Left-wing populism Kevin Clarke
  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.

Parties listed in the order they are alphabetized by Elections Ontario.[3]

Unregistered parties[edit]

Historical parties that held seats in the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Pre-Confederation parties[edit]

Other historical parties[edit]

Name Period Ideology Notes
Canadian Economic Party 2018-2019 Basic income advocacy, Single-issue politics[4]
Consensus Ontario 2017-2018 Populism, Non-partisan consensus government[4]
Cultural Action Party of Ontario 2016-2018 Known as Canadian Constituents' Party from 2016-2017
Equal Parenting Party 2014-2018 Father's rights
Natural Law Party of Ontario 1993-2000 Pro-Transcendental Meditation
New Reform Party of Ontario 1987-2016 Known as Family Coalition Party of Ontario from 1987-2015
Ontario Social Reform Party 2018-2019 Populism[4]
Parliamentary Freedom Party 2018-2019
Party for Human Rights in Ontario 2011
Party of Objective Truth 2018-2019 Meritocratic social democracy[4]
People First Republican Party of Ontario 2007-2019 Big Tent, Grassroots democracy, Republicanism
Reform Party of Ontario 1989-2015 Right-wing populism, Social conservatism Known as Ontario Alliance in 2017
Representative Party of Ontario 2005 Right-wing populism, Social conservatism A faction of the Reform Party that existed in 2005
Social Credit Party of Ontario/Union of Electors 1945-1985 Social credit, Social conservatism
The New People's Choice Party of Ontario 2017-2019 Left-wing populism[4]
The Only Party 2011
Unparty 1980-1983 Objectivism Succeeded by Freedom Party of Ontario

Toronto municipal parties[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Crawford, Blair. "Here is every political party running in Ontario's June 7 election," Ottawa Citizen, May 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Paikin, Steve (19 July 2017). "It's the best of times and the worst of times for Ontario Tories". TVO. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Registered Political Parties". Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e Draaisma, Muriel (June 3, 2018). "9 new political parties vying for seats in Ontario election". CBC Toronto.