MPP Jim McDonell Announces Retirement


Local Member of Provincial Parliament Jim McDonell has announced he will be retiring on June 1, 2022.

“I have truly enjoyed serving as our community’s MPP for the past decade, and I have been blessed by a wonderful family, especially my wife Margie and a group of colleagues who have supported me in my work,” said MPP McDonell. “I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish locally and across Ontario under the leadership of Doug Ford with a great team at Queen’s Park. However, the time has come to pass the torch and to enjoy the next chapter of my life closer to home,” said MPP McDonell.

Jim McDonell has served as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry since October 6, 2011, and has been elected by his constituents in three consecutive provincial elections (2011, 2014, and 2018).

Jim received a majority of votes in each of his elections. He has served in various capacities, including Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Before being elected to the Ontario legislature, McDonell was elected to municipal council in 1994 and served as Mayor of South Glengarry (2003-2011) and as Warden of the United Counties of Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry (2006).

“I am grateful to the residents of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry who have shown their confidence in me for over a decade. It has been a challenging job, but certainly a rewarding one too,” said Jim. “Rest assured though, I will still be very active to continue to improve our quality of life here at home in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.


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