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Provincial ridings have the same boundaries as the Federal Ridings so Cobourg is in the Provincial Riding of Northumberland-Peterborough South which was formed in 2015 after a Federal re-distribution in 2012. The most recent election was in 2018 with the next one on 2 June 2022.

Candidate Nominations were accepted up to May 12 and advance polling starts May 19 although you can vote at the Returning office any day up to June 1.

This page will have up to date facts about the election and the candidates - campaign news will be provided separately. Data on this page is accurate (per publicly available information) on the date updated - see the date at the top of the page.

Northumberland-Peterborough South

In 2018, Conservative David Piccini ran against long time Liberal incumbent Lou Rinaldi. Lou was defeated by a large margin and David became the Riding's representative in the new majority Government under the leadership of Doug Ford. See vote details below.

Over the past few weeks, I have asked candidates their position on several leading questions. Their answers are posted on Cobourg News Blog.

Voting Information

Voting cards have been mailed - you should have one by now. They include your voting location plus advanced polling locations.  You can also find  voting locations online.  Start here:  First enter your Postal Code then click search, then on the next page, select "Vote on Election Day".

Advanced Voting Locations

Northumberland-Peterborough South returning office
This is also a location for advanced Voting
1111 ELGIN Street W unit J10, Cobourg,
Phone: 1-(833) 405-2633
You can vote from May 5 - Jun 1
Monday to Saturday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday May 8, May 15, May 29: 12 PM - 5 PM
Sunday May 22: 10 AM - 8 PM
In-person voting at returning offices ends on June 1 at 6 PM

Also Advanced Poll location in Port Hope

60 HIGHLAND Drive, Port Hope
You can vote from May 19 - May 25
From 10 AM - 8 PM (ET)


The Candidates for each of the Parties for the next election will be:


David PicciniIncumbent David Piccini is running again.  David is Ontario's Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.

David lives in Port Hope.

Official Bio

David began his career with the federal public service, first as an international market analyst at Agriculture Canada, then as a policy advisor at Service Canada. He then joined the Office of the Minister of International Trade where he contributed to key trade files, including the Canada-Europe Free Trade Agreement. In 2015, he went to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, where he advised on policy, business and operational issues for the college’s international activities, as well as helping Canadian health care system providers find opportunities abroad.

While at the Royal College, David helped found the Canadian International Health Education Association. This organization helps bring together universities, colleges, health science centres and businesses across Canada involved in health care professions, training and health initiatives.

David lives with his fiancée and dogs Max and Lena in Port Hope, the town where he grew up, and remains an active member of his community. David frequently hikes the Northumberland County Forest trails and loves to visit Killarney Provincial Park with his father. He is currently a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 133 and supports local youth soccer teams when he can in his spare time.

Contact Info

Cobourg Campaign Office

239 Division Street Cobourg


Jeff KawzenukJeff Kawzenuk

Retired Teacher - download announcement with bio and list of priorities (published when running for Liberal Candidate selection).
Lives in Colborne.


Jeff and Maureen have lived in Colborne for over 36 years with their children. Jeff grew up in a working class family in Oshawa where both of his parents worked for General Motors. He owes his work ethic to his Ukrainian Grandfather who arrived in Canada carrying a single suitcase.

For more than 35 years Jeff was a much-loved High School teacher and Principal in the Riding: known affectionately as “Mr. K” He has been a coach, mentor and inspiration to generations of students. Jeff co-founded The Journey of Hope. He accompanied hundreds of students to Africa Helping to raise more than $250,000 towards numerous local projects. He was Founder and Director of the June Leadership Program and one of the founders of the Kawartha Wrestling Club.   More at his web site.

Contact Info

Cobourg Campaign office

901 Division Street

New Democratic Party

Kim McArthur-JacksonKim McArthur-Jackson is the Candidate.

Kim has lived in the Northumberland area since 1990, and has had strong roots in activism since she was in her teens. In recent years, she has been co-chair of the Northumberland Coalition for Social Justice, an organization whose mission is to marshal local movements to work together in addressing issues such as poverty, equality, and human rights. Now living in Campbellford, she has begun to assist with Trent Hills PRIDE.

Kim has a strong financial background, having worked in banking industry for 18 years, assisting clients with investing, lending, and their everyday banking needs. Since 2018, she has been educating people who need assistance with building their families about Surrogacy in Canada, ensuring they understand the legal parameters, the medical procedures, and the financial implications involved.

Kim has five children, ranging in age from 9 - 27, and has also carried as a Surrogate for 2SLGBTQI+ families four times. As a working mother with a spouse in the transportation industry, and with three children on the Autism spectrum, Kim is extremely adept at multitasking and organization, and looks forward to using these skills to advocate for the residents of Northumberland-Peterborough South.

Contact Info

Phone: 705- 653-7250
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Green Party

The Green Party Candidate is Lisa Francis.

lisa francis

Lisa Francis joined the Greens in Northumberland—Peterborough South to ensure a brighter, healthier future for the riding.

Her top priorities for the residents of Northumberland—Peterborough South are to create a more sustainable economy and protect and enhance the area’s green spaces. Lisa will ensure no voice gets left behind in the conversation about how to make Ontario a more economically and environmentally viable place to live.

A community volunteer and outdoor and exercise enthusiast, Lisa has worked in post-secondary education for the past decade. She grew up in the Quinte area and currently lives in Brighton.

Lisa looks forward to meeting the people in her riding and representing their needs at Queen’s Park. She’s ready to stand behind Mike Schreiner and provide the leadership we need to build the Ontario we want.

Contact Info

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  • Web site
  • Facebook

New Blue Party

Joshua ChalhoubCandidate: Joshua Chalhoub
Party Leader:  Jim Karahalios

Platform summary:  Ban Covid-19 mandates, ban lobbyists, promote free press, ban wind turbines, reduce HST, axe Ford's carbon tax, move school agendas away from Woke activism.

No Candidate web site; very little info other than what's available on New Blue Web Site here.

The New Blue Party of Ontario is working hard to bring voters a renewed sense of hope and a brighter future for your community and all Ontarians alike.  Joshua lives in Trent Hills.

Contact info

Ontario Party

vanessa headCandidate: Vanessa Head
Party Leader: Derek Sloan

Platform Summary: Stop compelling people to commit an act against their beliefs, religious or otherwise; allow everyone, particularly Conservatives, full freedom of expression.

Contact Info
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Ontario Party Web site

Vanessa Head was raised in Ontario and has now returned to her small-town roots to reside in Norwood. Vanessa is bravely stepping forward to run for the Ontario Party because she wants to defend Freedom, Family, and Faith, and to be a voice for all families in Ontario.

Other Parties

Here's the official List of Ontario's Political Parties.

Go to 338Canada for the latest Poll.

Election Results

2018 Election Results

Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative David Piccini 27,386 45.32
New Democratic Jana Papuckoski 14,804 24.50
Liberal Lou Rinaldi 14,603 24.17
Green Jeff Wheeldon 2,740 4.53
Libertarian John O'Keefe 425 0.70
Trillium Derek Sharp 278 0.46
Stop Climate Change Paul Cragg 187 0.31

Voter Turnout   61,088    64.64 %

2014 Northumberland—Quinte West
Election Results

Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Lou Rinaldi 23,415 43.01
Progressive Conservative Rob Milligan 19,528 35.87
New Democratic Kira Mees 9,216 16.93
Green Gudrun Ludorf-Weaver 2,283 4.19

Voter Turnout    54,442    55.8%

2011 Northumberland—Quinte West
Election Results

Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Rob Milligan 19,279 39.80
Liberal Lou Rinaldi 18,572 38.34
New Democratic Kira Mees 8,589 17.73
Green Judy Smith Torrie 1,483 3.06
Libertarian Jeffrey McLarty 357 0.74
Independent Richard Martin Rieger 159 0.33

Voter Turnout    48,621    51.8%

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