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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

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 DISTRICT: BEACHES-EAST YORK
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Michael David Prue New Democratic Party 21239 51.21% X
Monica Purdy Liberal Party 10084 24.31%
Angela Kennedy Prog Conservative 8157 19.67%
Tom Mason Green Party of Ont. 1995 4.81%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 200 of 200 polls reporting


BEACHES-EAST YORK

2003 Candidates:
Michael David Prue (NDP) - incumbent
Angela Kennedy (Progressive Conservative)
Monica Purdy (Liberal)
Tom Mason (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Frances Lankin (NDP) 19,703 45.93%
Bill Buckingham (LIB) 9,332 21.75%
Judy Burns (PC) 12,776 29.78%
Steve Rutchinski (IND) 164 0.38%
Donalda Fredeen (NL) 230 0.54%
Dan Largy (FCP) 264 0.62%
Michael Schulman (GP) 431 1.00%


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Riding Profile:

Located in Toronto the riding is bordered to the south by the northern shore of Lake Ontario, to the north by East York, the old border of Scarborough to the east, and the Don Valley parkway to the west.

Displaying an almost equal number of homeowners to renters, the bulk of workers in the riding are in manufacturing, retail, health work and social services.

According to 1996 census data, the immigrant population is nearly 35%; with Chinese, Italian and East Indian among the major ethnic groups.

A new riding formed in the last election, Beaches-East York combines 95% of the old Beaches-Woodbine riding with 40% of Don Mills and 20% of York East.

Political History:

In the old riding of Beaches-Woodbine, the NDP has held sway since 1975 until the present. Frances Lankin, who was first elected in 1990, was appointed to the Provincial Cabinet as Minister of Health and Minister of Economic Development and Trade. in 2001 Lankin resigned, after which Michael Prue won the riding in a by-election.

In the old riding of Don Mills the PC party ruled from 1971 through 1985.

In 1987, Liberal Murad Velshi won the riding, after which it was lost in 1990 to NDP Margery Ward. Follwing death of Ward, the seat returned to Tory control in a 1993 by-election.


 

 

 

 


 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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