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 DISTRICT: Newmarket-Aurora
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Belinda Stronach CON 21818 42.45% X
Martha Hall Findlay LIB 21129 41.08%
Ed Chudak NDP 5111 9.95%
Daryl Wyatt GRN 2298 4.48%
Dorian Baxter PCP 1079 2.1%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 210 of 210 polls reporting


160 Newmarket-Aurora

2004 Candidates
PCP: Dorian Baxter
NDP: Ed Chudak
LIB: Martha Hall Findlay
CON: Belinda Stronach
GRN: Daryl Wyatt

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This new riding north of Toronto contains the towns of Newmarket and Aurora.

Its borders are Bloomington Road in the south, Newmarket town limits in the north, Bathurst Street in the west and Highway 404 in the east.

Manufacturing is the major industry, with auto parts maker Magna International the largest
manufacturer. Retail trade and the service sector are also important to
the economy. Average family income is $97,216 and unemployment is 3.6 per cent.

The riding was created in 2004 from 50 per cent of York North and 24 per cent of Vaughan-King-Aurora.

Population: 105,955

Political History

In York North in 2000, Liberal Karen Kraft Sloan defeated the Alliance's Bob Yaciuk to win a third term. In 1988, Magna chairman Frank Stronach ran as a Liberal in the riding, then called York Simcoe, and lost to PC John Cole.

In Vaughan-King-Aurora, Liberal Maurizio Bevilacqua defeated the Alliance's Adrian Visentin, winning his third term. Bevilacqua's close win (by 77 votes) over PC Michael O'Brien in 1988 was contested and overturned on appeal. In a byelection in December 1990, he defeated New Democrat Peter DeVita by 7,011. O'Brien was third.

A combined Tory-Alliance vote under the Conservative banner could challenge the Liberals in this riding in 2004.

Candidate Profiles

Martha Hall Findlay

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: LLB, University of Toronto.
Profession: Business
Career Background: Community:
Former director and executive: the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs; the Pointe au Baril Islanders Association; the Georgian Peaks Club; and the Georgian Bay Association.
Founder and principal of the General Counsel Group, management and legal consultants.

Belinda Stronach

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Newmarket

Profession: Businesswoman
Career Background: Founding member of the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council and a director of the Yves Landry Foundation, established to advance technological education and skills training for Canadian youth.
Served on the Ontario task force on Productivity, Competitiveness and Economic Progress.
Honorary chair of the Southlake Regional Health Centre fundraising campaign, which has raised over $15 million for health-care needs in the community. Member of the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Member of the dean's council at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and the dean's advisory council at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Former president and CEO of Magna International Inc.
Marital Status: Divorced
Children: Frank and Nikki

Political History
Federal: Defeated for CPC leadership (2004).

Ed Chudak

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Birthplace: Toronto, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA, York University.
B.Ed., University of Toronto.
Career Background: Former member of the board of governors of the Ontario Teachers' Federation.
Current executive assistant with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association.

Daryl Wyatt

Party: The Green Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: Bacelor of environmental studies, University of Waterloo.
Career Background: Participated in an ecotourism and community development program in Costa Rica during the summer of 2001.
Recently returned from a year of teaching English in Japan.

Dorian Baxter

Party: The Progressive Canadian Party

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 Overall Election Results (2004)
Party Elected Leading Total Vote Share
LIB 135 0 135 36.71%
CON 99 0 99 29.61%
BQ 54 0 54 12.40%
NDP 19 0 19 15.69%
NA 1 0 1 .13%
OTH 0 0 0 5.47%
 Last Update June 29, 5:39:26 AM EDT


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