Following our 2016 review of MPP speeches in the House in 2016 two weeks ago we've received requests for a breakdown by party. This blog post provides the data by party, and also the Excel files and tab-delimited text files for others to work with the data. Bonus: top words spoken by each MPP (excluding common words).

Progressive Conservatives: Top 10 Speakers (by word count)

Speaker NamePartyNumber of SpeechesTotal Word Count in 2016Avg Words per SpeechTop Words Spoken in Legislature
Bill WalkerPC336127965381care (285), years (209), health (207), support (203), Liberal (195), province (186), year (182), services (176), money (170), riding (165), Bruce (163), Grey (163), Sound (163), public (161), things (159), minister (159), ensure (158), Owen (155), billion (148), today (148)
John YakabuskiPC51589727174energy (210), electricity (205), province (191), today (173), minister (172), Liberal (168), Premier (160), hydro (148), money (130), Minister (113), years (112), contracts (112), talk (109), Liberals (107), power (104), Energy (102), system (100), bills (100), billion (88), rates (87)
Patrick BrownPC60584065139Premier (990), Liberal (424), question (388), hydro (253), Interjections (235), Liberals (208), province (203), care (197), energy (194), families (189), Minister (180), health (179), budget (168), billion (160), years (149), year (138), children (125), thing (122), answer (120), today (112)
Victor FedeliPC31081527263billion (254), budget (249), money (193), year (163), minister (159), years (155), deficit (148), Liberal (143), North (136), Financial (130), talk (129), fact (128), Accountability (125), Premier (125), Officer (124), province (117), General (109), told (108), Auditor (106), energy (104)
Lisa M. ThompsonPC24275030310Liberals (222), trade (169), Ontarians (164), minister (164), Liberal (157), today (130), waste (119), industry (114), province (113), scheme (108), emissions (101), forward (96), plan (90), Premier (90), year (88), businesses (86), cost (84), electricity (84), Bruce (84), years (84)
Todd SmithPC26174780287minister (151), years (130), morning (100), province (99), electricity (98), Premier (97), Liberal (96), today (94), year (82), Minister (79), question (77), fact (77), aggregate (72), energy (72), business (72), forward (70), system (70), Hydro (69), work (67), things (66)
Gila MartowPC22872868320care (160), today (139), community (124), support (97), Jewish (96), health (95), province (91), children (90), work (82), things (76), petition (72), Assembly (67), years (66), Legislative (66), family (66), year (65), Israel (64), pleased (64), money (63), speak (63)
Ernie HardemanPC13170565539housing (273), municipalities (204), committee (178), cost (164), municipal (161), system (130), affordable (111), forward (106), election (104), minister (95), money (92), fact (92), ranked (92), change (90), Housing (90), year (89), today (84), public (82), amendment (79), province (79)
Jim McDonellPC19265334340payday (143), consumer (118), credit (115), services (110), Ontarians (103), money (103), years (103), petition (102), Assembly (93), Legislative (93), cost (91), public (91), education (89), province (83), local (82), rural (82), loan (80), schools (77), Glengarry (77), work (75)
Jeff YurekPC22564113285care (373), health (368), system (183), province (166), forward (138), minister (123), year (120), years (113), today (106), patients (99), money (98), riding (94), Health (88), services (84), ensure (83), fact (82), work (81), doctors (74), great (72), committee (72)

NDP: Top 10 Speakers (by word count)

Speaker NamePartyNumber of SpeechesTotal Word Count in 2016Avg Words per SpeechTop Words Spoken in Legislature
France GĂ©linasNDP375120739322care (582), health (358), petition (237), pour (201), riding (194), nbsp (179), work (168), long (162), Sudbury (157), years (155), system (145), bring (143), support (142), forward (137), province (133), hospital (133), services (131), access (130), Health (126), price (122)
Peter TabunsNDP228112219492climate (230), power (225), system (216), energy (194), electricity (178), change (178), province (170), waste (168), minister (158), years (151), money (149), trade (147), forward (143), plan (137), public (132), Hydro (131), opportunity (121), action (120), income (119), Energy (117)
Catherine FifeNDP322109982342province (573), budget (254), Premier (230), care (209), public (200), health (188), work (179), system (156), process (151), piece (149), place (141), General (138), years (136), money (135), Ontarians (134), year (129), today (127), Liberal (120), issue (118), funding (117)
Percy HatfieldNDP353102828291Windsor (234), municipal (191), money (171), province (159), years (158), Wynne (137), housing (134), year (127), Liberal (126), Liberals (125), today (120), work (119), public (117), care (116), hydro (109), Toronto (107), health (107), election (106), Premier (105), minister (98)
Jagmeet SinghNDP25884366327Premier (235), province (203), issue (142), community (134), interest (128), fact (128), ensure (127), address (124), payday (113), problem (112), question (108), public (107), care (104), clear (102), loan (100), Hydro (94), Liberal (92), health (90), system (90), access (89)
Andrea HorwathNDP54682910152Premier (967), care (422), province (386), Liberal (327), health (228), Ontarians (219), Hydro (214), hospitals (203), question (202), hydro (187), Liberals (180), system (178), families (173), years (145), sell (137), hospital (127), public (114), year (109), child (108), seniors (107)
Lisa GretzkyNDP19779167402care (313), education (235), Windsor (198), schools (197), students (191), school (185), child (150), public (143), support (132), families (124), children (123), side (119), province (118), community (116), forward (115), work (108), workers (107), process (105), health (105), today (105)
Jennifer K. FrenchNDP18178289433plan (163), Ontarians (145), health (144), pension (141), community (137), care (131), province (129), workers (123), today (110), support (108), Oshawa (106), public (99), ORPP (94), system (93), opportunity (92), work (91), talking (90), communities (87), safety (86), talk (83)
John VanthofNDP31273040234things (160), province (146), work (123), issue (122), riding (122), thing (105), northern (100), years (95), doesn (87), issues (83), hydro (80), public (79), rural (73), problem (72), talk (71), didn (71), money (70), today (69), forward (68), better (66)
Peggy SattlerNDP19271196371violence (340), London (271), sexual (193), province (190), women (188), today (132), support (127), public (126), domestic (124), community (123), work (110), system (108), petition (101), years (96), health (88), Ontarians (88), forward (86), year (84), leave (80), change (79)

Liberals: Top 10 Speakers (by word count)

Speaker NamePartyNumber of SpeechesTotal Word Count in 2016Avg Words per SpeechTop Words Spoken in Legislature
Kathleen O. WynneLiberal134010122276Minister (519), province (400), party (296), care (292), leader (241), place (237), forward (232), work (231), health (226), system (210), Interjections (188), changes (186), investments (186), opposite (179), electricity (174), process (170), support (168), making (167), understand (162), continue (160)
Yasir NaqviLiberal43477699179work (173), matter (171), system (167), province (158), committee (156), public (140), order (132), process (130), court (130), community (129), election (123), forward (120), Ottawa (105), courts (105), opportunity (99), Ontarians (95), communities (95), question (92), place (92), motion (90)
Arthur PottsLiberal31774682236community (153), province (133), forward (130), Toronto (115), East (113), opportunity (105), great (100), support (94), years (91), minister (91), Minister (91), petition (89), York (88), work (88), health (87), care (87), delighted (84), Beaches (80), order (79), committee (75)
Glen R. MurrayLiberal34468502199carbon (163), years (141), things (131), system (123), work (122), economy (109), change (106), process (94), energy (93), climate (93), opposite (90), money (90), party (86), working (85), waste (85), year (81), great (81), Canada (78), emissions (75), Minister (72)
Eric HoskinsLiberal49865922132care (652), health (568), province (267), hospital (253), year (217), hospitals (215), services (167), system (163), fact (161), work (158), community (151), working (144), patients (142), wait (142), budget (133), times (132), Ontarians (121), provide (120), party (120), funding (120)
John FraserLiberal19647286241care (199), things (136), health (136), Ottawa (111), work (96), support (92), community (87), minister (80), thing (69), services (68), today (66), great (61), families (61), forward (61), years (61), children (57), debate (54), system (53), pleasure (49), province (47)
Steven Del DucaLiberal24046246193province (191), forward (133), question (133), continue (113), years (111), number (108), community (103), work (102), support (99), today (90), transit (86), course (83), infrastructure (80), Premier (78), Minister (72), making (71), year (69), opposition (66), side (65), region (62)
Kathryn McGarryLiberal15445507296care (221), health (204), lung (169), disease (129), Cambridge (125), province (117), Health (113), petition (109), work (96), community (93), Lung (91), Legislative (78), Assembly (78), forward (77), today (76), year (71), years (70), children (69), billion (68), support (68)
Tracy MacCharlesLiberal25843968170children (234), women (204), violence (161), services (145), families (139), work (128), support (127), program (116), forward (95), year (91), autism (91), service (87), child (86), sexual (85), province (81), youth (78), trafficking (76), health (74), human (73), question (73)
Bob DelaneyLiberal11843783371electricity (294), power (138), province (130), water (130), energy (129), years (89), system (88), coal (69), rates (66), generation (64), year (62), Mississauga (62), fluoridation (62), drinking (61), community (60), money (59), Quebec (49), plan (47), cost (46), costs (46)

Data Files

  1. All Party Data (in XLSX format)
  2. All Liberals in tab-delimited format
  3. All NDP MPPs in tab-delimited format
  4. All PC MPPs in tab-delimited format

Methodology Notes

Please see the methodology notes from two weeks ago's blog post as all of those caveats still apply. One additional note: there are sometimes speeches that are credited to one MPP but involved more than one person speaking. The information above is as provided by the clerks of the Legislature without editorial, so it may not properly reflect joint speeches (which are in any case quite rare).