Ontario Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty easily won a second straight majority government Wednesday night, while Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory lost his own riding.
McGuinty has become the first Liberal leader since Mitch Hepburn in 1937 to win back-to-back Liberal majorities.
"Thank you Ontario. My friends, those are the first words of the next four years," McGuinty told cheering supporters.
McGuinty easily won his own seat in Ottawa South, a riding his family has held since his father won it in 1987.
And among the prominent Liberal cabinet ministers who kept there seats were Greg Sorbara, John Gerretsen, Michael Bryant, Leona Drombrowsky, Jim Bradley, Dwight Duncan and Sandra Pupatello.
Sorbara said the back-to-back majority win showed voters approved of what direction the Liberals had taken the province since 2003.
"It's a statement about the support that the people felt over what we've accomplished over the past four years," he told CTV News.
Meanwhile, Tory lost his chance at winning a seat from Liberal Education Minister Kathleen Wynne in Don Valley West. Source.