154 Mississauga-Brampton South
This new Greater Toronto Area riding is in a rapidly growing part of the
cities of Mississauga and Brampton.
It is bordered by Dixie Road, Highway 401, Eglinton Avenue and Etobicoke
Creek in the east and Mississauga Road, Highway 401 and Terry Fox Way in
the west, between Burnhamthorpe Road, Central Parkway and Highway 403 in
the south and Steeles Avenue and the northern limit of Mississauga to the
According to the 2001 census, 53 per cent of the residents are immigrants
and almost 15 per cent give their origin as East Indian.
The main employers are manufacturing, retail trade and service sectors,
including automotive and aviation technology and transportation, storage
and business services. Average family income is $76,153 and unemployment
is five per cent.
The riding was created in 2004 from 37 per cent of Brampton West-Mississauga,
25 per cent of Mississauga East and 13 per cent of Mississauga Centre.
In 2000 in Brampton West-Mississauga, Liberal Colleen Beaumier
defeated the Alliance's Hardial Sangha. In Mississauga East, Liberal
Albina Guarnieri defeated Alliance candidate Jainstien Dookie
in 2000. Guarnieri was named minister of state for civil preparedness
in December 2003. She is running in Mississauga East-Cooksville in this election.