Even though the polls showed McGuinty’s general popularity was downing in past few years and his party had only managed to form a minority government in the 2011 election, he still did not face any complication to get reelected in Ottawa South. McGunity has never lost any elections from the area and always had popularity of 45 per cent plus in every election. McGuinty’s father, Dalton McGuinty Sr., also kept the office for one term before he passed away in 1990 due to a heart attack. Right after his death, McGuinty took the office in 1990 and has been re-elected five times since then.
The statement of McGuinty released on Monday also mentioned that he will retain his seat as the Member of Provincial Parliament representing the Ottawa riding.