Defeated in Riding: Del Duca steps down as Ontario Liberal Leader



Steven Del Duca is Done.


After two years as leader of the Ontario Liberals, Del Duca announced his resignation Thursday night after failing to win back his former riding of Vaughan-Woodbridge north of Toronto.


Progressive Conservative candidate Michael Tibollo defeated Del Duca in a rematch from 2018.


"Earlier this evening, I informed our party president of my decision to step down from the leadership of our party. And I have asked him to meet with the executive to set a leadership contest for as soon as is reasonable," Del Duca said.


Del Duca failed to make gains in Ontario after a slow campaign as the first-time leader. Del Duca's Liberals made gains in the popular vote, but those gains failed to translate to seats at Queens Park.


The Ontario Liberals were held to Third place failing to achieve official party status.


The Liberals won 8 seats, only picking up on seats since Queens Park was dissolved earlier in May.