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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

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 DISTRICT: BURLINGTON
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Cam Jackson Prog Conservative 21506 46.15% X
Mark Fuller Liberal Party 19654 42.17%
David Laird New Democratic Party 3832 8.22%
Julie Gordon Green Party of Ont. 1086 2.33%
Vic Corvaro Family Coalition 527 1.13%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:49 EDT 2003 249 of 249 polls reporting


BURLINGTON

2003 Candidates:
Cam Jackson (PC) - incumbent
Mark Fuller (Liberal)
David Laird (NDP)
Julie Gordon (GP)
Vic Corvaro (FCP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Cam Jackson (PC) 29,055 62.74%
Linda Glover (Liberal) 14,220 30.71%
Danny Dunleavy (NDP) 2,167 4.68%
Bruce Smith (Green Party) 432 0.93%
Anne Marsden (Independent) 289 0.62%
Regina Law (Natural Law Party) 144 0.31%


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Riding Profile:

Situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario, this southwestern Ontario riding is highly dependent on the surrounding manufacturing industry.

Many residents in this primarily English-speaking urban riding, which comprises much of the city of Burlington, commute to Toronto or Hamilton for work.

This new riding was established in 1999 by combining slightly more than 80 per cent of the former Burlington-South riding with 30 per cent of Halton Centre and 14 per cent of Oakville South.

Political History:

In the traditionally Tory stronghold that was the old Burlington South riding, George Kerr handed off the seat to incumbent Cam Jackson in 1985 after holding the seat since the 1960s.

The former Halton Centre was primarily the domain of the Liberals until 1995, when it was won by the PC party.

Tory incumbent Cam Jackson resigned his portfolio in Premier Ernie Eves' cabinet in Oct. 2002 when it was revealed that he charged more than $100,000 worth of dinners, hotel rooms and travel costs to Ontario. But he continued to seek re-election and was vindicated in Aug. of 2003 when the province's integrity commissioner ruled that his expenses were "reasonable and appropriate."

 

 

 

 


 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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