Granville Anderson

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Granville Anderson
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Durham
In office
June 12, 2014 – June 7, 2018
Preceded by John O'Toole
Succeeded by Lindsey Park
Personal details
Born 1960 (age 57–58)
Political party Liberal
Residence Courtice, Ontario
Alma mater University of Windsor
Profession Mediator

Granville Anderson (born c. 1960) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2014 to 2018 who represented the riding of Durham.


Anderson was born in Jamaica and moved to Canada with his family when he was 13. He attended the University of Windsor where he obtained a certificate in mediation law, and earned a business administration diploma through Seneca College. He was elected as a separate school trustee in 2003, and was eventually elected as the chair of Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland, and Clarington Catholic District School Board. He owns his own company specializing in mediation services.[1]


He ran in the 2014 provincial election as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Durham. He defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Mike Patrick by 1,236 votes.[2][3]

He served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children and Youth Services and as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education (Ontario).

Anderson was defeated in the 2018 Ontario general election.[4]

Ontario general election, 2018: Durham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Lindsey Park 28,569 46.99% +12.70
New Democratic Joel Usher 19,249 31.66% +7.58
Liberal Granville Anderson 10,235 16.84% −19.61
Green Michelle Corbett 2,359 3.88% −0.51
Libertarian Ryan Robinson 381 0.63% −0.17
Total valid votes 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing  
"Election Night Results - Durham". Elections Ontario. 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
Ontario general election, 2014: Durham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Granville Anderson 19,816 36.45 +7.10
Progressive Conservative Mike Patrick 18,640 34.29 −14.78
New Democratic Derek Spence 13,094 24.08 +6.49
Green Halyna Zalucky 2,382 4.39 +1.70
Libertarian Conner Toye 434 0.80 −0.13
Total valid votes 54,336 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +10.94
Elections Ontario (2014). "Official result from the records, 019 Durham" (PDF). Retrieved 27 June 2015.


  1. ^ Jordan, Shelley (December 12, 2003). "Mediator wants to bring groups together as trustee; Granville Anderson is focused on helping students". Clarington This Week. p. 3.
  2. ^ "General Election by District: Durham". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "Granville Anderson ends blue streak in Durham riding". Durham Region. June 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "UPDATE: PC Lindsey Park will be Durham's new MPP". 2018-06-07. Retrieved 2018-06-26.

External links

  • Ontario Legislative Assembly parliamentary history
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