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Newmarket - Aurora
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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||238/238 polls|
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This riding north of Toronto contains the towns of Newmarket and Aurora.
Its borders are Bloomington Road in the south, the Newmarket town limits in the north, Bathurst Street in the west and Highway 404 in the east.
Manufacturing is the major industry, with auto parts maker Magna International the largest manufacturer. Retail trade and the service sector are also important to the economy. According to the 2006 census, the average family income is $118,060 and unemployment is 4.8 per cent.
The riding was created in 2004 from 50 per cent of York North and 24 per cent of Vaughan-King-Aurora.
Population: 121,924 (2006 census; an increase of 15.1% since 2001)
Belinda Stronach is serving her second term in this riding after winning the 2006 election under the Liberal banner. Stronach defeated Conservative Lois Brown by 4,800 votes. In 2007, Stronach announced that she would be leaving politics to return to the family business.
Stronach served this riding as a Conservative MP after the 2004 election, when she beat Liberal Martha Hall-Findlay by 689 votes. Stronach ran for the leadership of the party earlier in 2004 and lost. In May 2005, Stronach crossed the floor to join the Liberals and become minister of human resources.
Hall-Findlay had been nominated as the Liberal candidate in Newmarket-Aurora for the election, but then prime minister Paul Martin said she agreed to step aside to allow Stronach to run for the Liberals.
In York North in 2000, Liberal Karen Kraft Sloan defeated the Alliance's Bob Yaciuk to win a third term. In 1988, Frank Stronach, Belinda's father and chairman of Magna Corp., ran as a Liberal in the riding, then called York Simcoe, and lost to PC John Cole.
In Vaughan-King-Aurora in 2000, Liberal Maurizio Bevilacqua defeated the Alliance's Adrian Visentin, winning his third term. Bevilacqua's close win (by 77 votes) over PC Michael O'Brien in 1988 was contested and overturned on appeal. In a byelection in December 1990, he defeated New Democrat Peter DeVita by 7,011 votes. O'Brien came third.
- 2004 - CON
- 2006 - LIB
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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008, 5:00 PM EST|
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