Party Candidate Votes Status
244/244 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
NDP Jennifer French 22,227 Elected
PC Jerry J. Ouellette 14,532
LIB Esrick Quintyn 9,052
GRN Becky Smit 1,785

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Riding profile

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This riding is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario approximately 60 kilometres east of Toronto.

It takes in most of city of Oshawa, a centre of the Canadian automobile industry. One of the province's most industrial regions, it's no surprise that the local economy is dominated by General Motors.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, the riding combined more than one-third of Durham Centre with more than three-quarters of the old Oshawa riding.

Population: 116,881 (2006 census; an increase of 2.8% since 2001)

Political history

PC Jerry Ouelette was re-elected in this riding in 2011, topping the NDP's Mike Shields with 16,719 to 14,316 votes. In 2007, Ouelette beat out NDP candidate (and former head of the Ontario Federation of Labour) Sid Ryan by 2,495 votes. Ouellette also narrowly beat Ryan in the 2003 election by a margin of just 1,019 votes.

Ouellette was first elected to the old Oshawa riding in 1995 and was re-elected after the 1999 distribution. The NDP had held the seat from 1975 to 1995.

In Durham Centre, Liberal Allan Furlong defeated NDP candidate Sarah Kelly in 1987. The NDP's Drummond White beat Furlong in 1990. Jim Flaherty won the seat for the Tories in 1995, and then won Whitby-Ajax in 1999.

2011 Provincial Election Results



Total votes


PC Jerry J. Ouellette 16,699 42.24
NDP Mike Shields 14,321 36.23
LIB Jacquie Menezes 6,895 17.44
GRN Stacey Leadbetter 1,035 2.62
LTN Matthew Belanger 435 1.10
FP Ben Fudge 147 0.37



Unemployment Rate
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Jerry J. Ouellette
Liberal   Esrick Quintyn
NDP   Jennifer French
Green   Becky Smit