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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

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 DISTRICT: BARRIE-SIMCOE-BRADFORD
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Joe Tascona Prog Conservative 31538 51.81% X
Mike Ramsay Liberal Party 21992 36.12%
John Thomson New Democratic Party 5634 9.25%
Stewart Sinclair Green Party of Ont. 1273 2.09%
Roberto Sales Family Coalition 441 0.72%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 306 of 306 polls reporting


BARRIE-SIMCOE-BRADFORD

2003 Candidates:
Joe Tascona (PC) - incumbent
Mike Ramsay (Liberal)
John Thomson (NDP)
Roberto Sales (FCP)
Stewart Sinclair (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Joe Tascona (PC) 33,721 64.06%
Maura Bolger (LIB) 15,376 29.21%
Jim Brooker (NDP) 2,532 4.81%
W. Tracogna (IND) 482 0.92%
Rudy Couture (IND) 302 0.57%
Mitchell Hibbs (NL) 229 0.44%


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Riding Profile:

This Simcoe-area riding has the fourth highest population in Ontario, most of which is localized in the city of Barrie.

Barrie-Simcoe-Bradford is situated on the western shore of Lake Simcoe and the Holland River, and includes the towns of Bradford, West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.

Tourism and manufacturing are the primary sources of employment in this popular summer resort area.

The former federal riding of Simcoe Centre has the noteriety of being the only seat won by the Reform Party during the 1993 election.

Political History:

From 1943 through 1987 Simcoe Centre was a Tory stronghold, electing four consecutive PC candidates to the riding. Liberal Bruce Owen defeated PC Earl Rowe in 1987 ending more than 40 years of Tory dominance.

Owen was defeated in 1990 by NDP candidate Paul Wessenger. Then in 1995, PC Joe Tascona defeated Owen by a sound 17,729 votes, returning the riding to its PC roots.

 

 

 

 

 


 Overall Election Results
Party E L T Pop. Vote %
LIB 72 0 72 46.45%
PC 24 0 24 34.64%
NDP 7 0 7 14.70%
OTH 0 0 0 4.21%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003

 
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