Ontario New Democratic Party 2018 Ontario general election Sol Mamakwa
Ontario electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Ontario
Sol Mamakwa
New Democratic
District created2017
First contested2018
Last contested2018
Population (2016)32,987
Area (km²)294,083
Pop. density (per km²)0.11
Census divisionsKenora District, Thunder Bay District
Census subdivisionsSioux Lookout

Kiiwetinoong is a provincial electoral district (riding) in Ontario, Canada which elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. This riding was created prior to the 42nd Ontario general election from the northern portion of Kenora—Rainy River on the advice of the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission in 2017.[1] The Legislative Assembly of Ontario approved the new riding on October 24, 2017.[2]

Kiiwetinoong is 68 percent Indigenous, the only riding in Ontario with a majority Indigenous population.[1] The riding name means "North" in Ojibwe.[3]

Unlike most Ontario provincial districts, Kiiwetinoong does not have the same boundaries as a federal district. As well, the riding, with a population of 32,987, is significantly smaller than the average Ontario district (with a population of 110,000) or the average Northern Ontario district (with a population of 76,000).[4] Josh Dehaas, a National Post columnist, has criticized the new riding as violating the principle of representation by population.[5]

Members of Provincial Parliament

Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Kenora—Rainy River
42nd  2018–Present     Sol Mamakwa New Democratic

Election results

2018 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Sol Mamakwa 3,232 49.90
Progressive Conservative Clifford Bull 1,765 27.25
Liberal Doug Lawrance 983 15.18
Green Christine Penner Polle 406 6.27
Northern Ontario Kenneth Jones 91 1.40
Total valid votes 6,477 100.00
Turnout 48.40
Eligible voters 13,380
New Democratic pickup new district.
Source: Elections Ontario[6]


  1. ^ a b Benzie, Robert (2017-08-08). "Ontario to get 17 new ridings, including a constituency that is largely Indigenous". The Toronto Star. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
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  3. ^ "Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission - Ministry of the Attorney General". Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  4. ^ "NAN Grand Chief wants electoral map changes revisited". Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  5. ^ Dehaas, Josh (2017-08-03). "Josh Dehaas: Ontario Liberals' plan for two new ridings could violate the Charter and cost PCs the election". National Post. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  6. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 12. Retrieved 16 January 2019.