As Jean Carter reports, there are many
'undecideds' in the riding.
This residential riding in the Greater Toronto Area contains part of the
city of Mississauga.
The riding is bordered by Britannia Road West, Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton
Avenue West in the south and the northwest limits of Mississauga in the
north, between Ninth Line West in the west and Mississauga Road, Highway
401, Mavis Road, Britannia Road West and Terry Fox Way in the east.
The primary employer is manufacturing. Average family income is $86,282
and unemployment is 4.7 per cent. More than 87 per cent of families own
their home. According to the 2001 census, the immigrant population is over
40 per cent, with large East Indian and Chinese communities.
This is a new riding created in 2004 from 56 per cent of Mississauga West
and 18 per cent of Brampton West-Mississauga. Mississauga West was created
in the 1986 redistribution by combining parts of Mississauga North and
South. In 1996, the lines were redrawn again.
1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000 - LIB
In 2000, Liberal Steve Mahoney defeated Alliance candidate Philip
Leong in Mississauga West. He was Secretary of State for Selected
Crown Corporations from April to December 2003. This area has bounced
between Liberals and Conservatives. PC Bob Horner was MP for two
terms after being elected in 1984 and 1988.