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Ontario general election, 1948
The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, led by George Drew, won a third consecutive term in office, winning a solid majority of seats in the legislature -- 53, down from 66 in the previous election.
Despite winning a majority, Drew lost his own seat to temperance crusader Rev. Bill Temple. Instead of seeking a seat in a by-election, Drew left provincial politics to run for, and win, the leadership of the federal Progressive Conservative Party.
|Party||Leader||Previous||Seats won||% change||Progressive Conservative||George Drew||66||53||-19.7%||Cooperative Commonwealth||Ted Jolliffe||8||21||+163%||Liberal||Farquhar Oliver||11||13||+18.2%|
- Politics of Ontario
- List of Ontario political parties
- Premier of Ontario
- Leader of the Opposition (Ontario)
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