Results, Ridings and Candidates
Dufferin - Caledon
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||210/210 polls|
|GRN||Ard Van Leeuwen||7,477||
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This riding to the north of Toronto contains Dufferin County and part of Peel Region. It includes the towns of Caledon, Shelburne and Orangeville.
Manufacturing is the largest employer, with the construction industry, retail trade and the service sector playing big roles in the economy. Average family income is $104,698 and unemployment is a low 4.3 per cent.
The 2006 census shows that 17 per cent of the riding's population are immigrants, with Italians at 16 per cent as the largest ethnic group.
In 2004, Dufferin-Caledon was created with 84 per cent of Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Grey. That riding was formed in 1996 from portions of Wellington-Grey-Dufferin-Simcoe, Halton-Peel and Guelph-Wellington ridings.
Population: 111,486 (2006 census; an increase of 9.7% since 2001)
In the 2006 election, David Tilson took this riding for the Conservatives, winning over Liberal Garry Moore by 8,864 votes.
Tilson also won in 2004, when he defeated the Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Grey incumbent Liberal Murray Calder by 1,713 votes.
Calder, who was MP for three terms, defeated former PC cabinet minister Perrin Beatty by 1,770 votes in 1993.
Beatty was elected in 1979 in Wellington-Dufferin-Simcoe and held office for four terms. He was minister of national defence, health and welfare and communications, as well as solicitor general.
- 1997, 2000 - LIB
- 2004, 2006 - CON
|Party||Elected||Leading||Total||Vote Share (%)|
|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008, 5:00 PM EST|
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