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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Vic Dhillon Liberal Party 28925 46.2% X
Tony Clement Prog Conservative 26384 42.14%
Chris Moise New Democratic Party 5092 8.13%
Paul Micelli Family Coalition 1122 1.79%
Paul Simas Green Party of Ont. 810 1.29%
John G. Purdy Freedom Party of Ont 272 0.43%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 350 of 350 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Tony Clement (PC) - incumbent
Chris Moise (NDP)
Vic Dhillon (Liberal)
Paul Simas (GP)
Paul Micelli (FCP)
John G. Purdy (FP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Tony Clement (PC) 24,909 55.87%
Vic Dhillon (Liberal) 16,599 37.23%
John Devries (NDP) 2,824 6.33%
Mei Sze Viau (Natural Law Party) 252 0.57%

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Riding Profile:

This ethnically diverse riding about one hour northwest of Toronto boasts the largest population of any riding in Ontario. Marked by the highest rate of growth over the past decade, its 133,544 residents are also the second most transient.

With approximately 43 per cent f its population having recently immigrated to Canada, the riding has the greatest share of Punjabi speakers in the province.

Employment in Brampton is concentrated in manufacturing, including automotive and aviation technology and transportation, storage and business services.

As a result of redistribution before the 1999 election, the Brampton West-Mississauga riding was created from 55 per cent of the former Brampton South, 25 per cent of Mississauga North and a sliver of Brampton North.

Political History:

Former premier Bill Davis (1971-85) was first elected to for the Conservatives in the nearby riding of Peel back in 1959.

Davis would also win the former riding of Brampton North in 1975, 1977 and 1981. Liberal Bob Callahan claimed the seat in 1985.

Callahan was re-elected in 1987 to the new riding of Brampton South, and won again in 1990.

Tony Clement reclaimed the seat for the PCs in the1995 election, and was re-elected in 1999.





 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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