Results

MISSISSAUGA EAST-COOKSVILLE
Party Candidate Votes Status
248/248 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
LIB Dipika Damerla 20,837 Elected
PC Zoran Churchin 10,475
NDP Fayaz Karim 6,119
GRN Linh Nguyen 1,404
LTN Levko Iwanusiw 781
EPP Dolly Catena 239

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Riding profile

riding map

This Greater Toronto Area riding contains an ethnically diverse part of the city of Mississauga. The riding boundaries are Queensway East and Queensway West to the south, Highway 403, Central Parkway and Burnhamthorpe Road East to the north, Etobicoke Creek to the east and Mavis Road to the west.

The riding of Mississauga East-Cooksville was created in 2007 using 64 per cent of Mississauga East and 35 per cent of Mississauga Centre.

Population: 139,039 (an increase from 126,642 in 2006 census)

Political history

Liberal incumbent Peter Fonseca quit the legislature last December in order to run federally in the riding, but lost to Conservative Wladyslaw Lizon in the federal race. Liberal and former journalist Dipika Damerla won the seat in 2011.

Provincially in 2007, Fonseca trounced PC candidate Zoran Churchin by 13,534 votes. Fonseca unseated Tory Carl DeFaria by 2,860 votes in 2003. DeFaria held the seat for the Progressive Conservatives from 1995 to 1999.

The riding was in Liberal hands from 1987 - 1995, and for the preceding 22 years was represented by Tory Bud Gregory.

2011 Provincial Election Results

Party

Candidate

Total votes

%

LIB Dipika Damerla 15,450 45.56
PC Zoran Churchin 11,289 33.29
NDP Waseem Ahmed 5,744 16.94
GRN Lloyd Jones 932 2.75
IND Winston Harding 204 0.60
FP Jonathon Dury 183 0.54
PCP Shriya Shah 113 0.33

 

 

Demographics

Unemployment Rate
7.8%
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Seniors
12.44%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
21.55%
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
$71,098
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Immigration
61%
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
37.35%
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Zoran Churchin
Liberal   Dipika Damerla
NDP   Fayaz Karim
Green   Linh Nguyen
Libertarian   Levko Iwanusiw
E.P.P.    Dolly Catena