Election sends a surge of Durham Region Progressive Conservatives to parliament.

A heavy Progressive Conservative blue brush just swept across the yellow polling stations of Ontario, electing a new government to run the province. Four out of five local ridings went Tory.

PC Lorne Coe was re-elected in Whitby-Oshawa by 5900 votes. He’s worked for the riding since the 2016 by-election, serving as the Official Opposition Critic for Education and Post Secondary Education and as a Member of the Standing Committee on Social Policy.

Newcomer to parliament PC Rod Phillips was elected in Ajax. Rod was Chair of both Afiniti Canada, a global artificial intelligence company and Postmedia, Canada’s largest news media company. He is the former President and CEO of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Shepell.fgi, a Canadian based international employee health company.

PC Lindsey Park is the new Member of Parliament in Durham Riding. Lindsey is a local successful civil litigation lawyer. She is a tireless and proven fighter with legislative experience, and will be an advocate for families and taxpayers in Durham at Queen’s Park.

PC Peter Bethlenfalvy will return with a strong mandidate and working knowledge of the systems. Peter is an international leader in the financial services sector with over 25 years of senior leadership experience in capital markets, risk management and investments. He is married and has three children.

The sole opposition member elected in the region was Liberal incumbent educator Jennifer French, who was first elected in June 2014.

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