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|256/256 polls||Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT|
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This southwestern Ontario riding is located west of Hamilton and encompasses the city of Brantford, the rural municipalities of Paris and St. George, and the townships of Brantford and South Dumfries. The Six Nations and New Credit reserves are contained in the riding.
Created in 1999, this new riding absorbed the former Brantford riding as well as 30 per cent of the rural fringes of the city (which were in Brant-Haldimand).
Population: 125,136 (2006 census; an increase of 5.5% since 2001)
This riding has swung back and forth across the political spectrum since the 1970s. From 1975 to 1981, the Brantford riding was held by the NDP. Progressive Conservative candidate Phil Gillies won the riding in 1981 and went on to hold cabinet positions under Bill Davis. In 1987, the Liberals won, only to have the riding return to the NDP in 1990. The PCs under Mike Harris regained the seat in 1995.
Liberal Dave Levac won a narrow victory in 1999, beating PC Alayne Sokoloski despite a strong majority win for Harris's PC government. Levac beat Sokoloski in 2003 by a massive 10,618-vote margin.
Levac prevailed again in 2007, beating PC Daniel McCreary by 9,698 votes.
Levac was elected for a third time in 2011, beating PC Michael St. Amant by 1,046 votes.
2011 Provincial Election Results
|PC||Michael St. Amant||15,761||34.74|
|NDP||Brian Van Tilborg||10,948||24.13|
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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census
|Freedom Party of Ontario||Brittni Mitchell|