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The riding runs from Lake Ontario in the southeast to the Uxbridge-Pickering town line in the north, and between Lake Ridge Road in the east and the Markham-Pickering town line in the west. It contains the town of Ajax and part of Pickering lying northeast of Finch Avenue, Valley Farm Road, Highway 401 and Brock Road.
The 2007 redistribution combined near-equal parts of Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge and Whitby-Ajax to create this riding.
Manufacturing and retail trade are the major industries. Many residents are commuters who work in Toronto.
Population: 137,217 (2011 census; an increase of 17.1% since 2006)
Liberal Joe Dickson was first elected as the MPP for Ajax-Pickering in 2007. He was re-elected in 2011, winning 47.3 per cent of the vote. PC candidate Todd McCarthy placed second with 35.5 per cent.
Progressive Conservative Janet Ecker was defeated in Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge in 2003 as Liberal Wayne Arthurs captured 1,011 more votes.
Ecker took the riding in 1999, handily defeating Liberal Dave Ryan. She was named minister of education and government house leader.
Tory incumbent Jim Flaherty won Durham Centre in 1995 and was re-elected in Whitby-Ajax in 1999. Flaherty ran for the leadership of his party in 2001, losing to Ernie Eves. Flaherty kept the seat in 2003, beating Liberal Aldo DiGiovanni by more than 11,000 votes.
2011 Provincial Election Results
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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census