|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|265/265 polls||Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT|
|FP||Jamie D. Spence||200||
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This large rural riding in southwest Ontario includes the Bruce Peninsula, which stretches north between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. It also contains parts of Bruce and Grey counties, the Saugeen #29 Reserve, the Cape Croker reserve and Fathom Five National Marine Park. The southern boundary is Highway 89, excluding the town of Minto.
The 1999 redistribution formed the new riding of Bruce-Grey by combining 45 per cent of the former Bruce riding and 80 per cent of Grey-Owen Sound.
The riding's name has been changed twice in recent years: to Bruce-Grey prior to the 1999 election, then to Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound in 2000.
Population: 106,475 (2011 census; an increase of 0.5% since 2006)
Bill Walker continued the Progressive Conservative hold in the former riding of Grey-Bruce-Owen Sound in 2001 with a win over Liberal Kevin Eccles. Tory Bill Murdoch had broken 15 years of Liberal control with his 1990 victory and held on for two more wins.
In 2007, Murdoch beat out Shane Jolley — the Green party candidate who had the best showing in the province — by 6,117 votes, or 33.1% of the popular vote.
Liberal Murray Elston won the riding when it was known as Bruce-Grey in 1987. After serving in the cabinet of David Peterson, Elston was elected interim party leader in 1991, but lost a tight 1992 leadership race to Lyn McLeod. Elston remained as Opposition house leader until he resigned in 1994. The Conservatives took the seat in 1995.
2011 Provincial Election Results
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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census
|Freedom Party of Ontario||Jamie D. Spence|