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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

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 DISTRICT: DURHAM
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
John O'Toole Prog Conservative 23774 47.07% X
Garry Minnie Liberal Party 18591 36.81%
Teresa Williams New Democratic Party 6266 12.41%
Gordon H. MacDonald Green Party of Ont. 1177 2.33%
Cathy McKeever Freedom Party of Ont 695 1.38%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 226 of 226 polls reporting


DURHAM

2003 Candidates:
John O'Toole (PC) - incumbent
Garry Minnie (Liberal)
Teresa Williams (NDP)
Gordon H. MacDonald (GP)
Cathy McKeever (FP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
John R. O'Toole (PC) 26,103 57.07%
Garry Minnie (Liberal) 14,694 32.12%
Jim Morrison (NDP) 4,235 9.26%
Gail Thompson (Green Party) 467 1.02%
Jacinthe Millaire (Natural Law Party) 242 0.53%


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Riding Profile:

This riding, which stretches from the north shore of Lake Ontario to Lake Scugog in the north. All of it lies within the municipality of Durham, and the riding encompasses some 25 communities including Bowmanville and Courtice. To the west it takes in a corner of Oshawa, and to the south the town of Clarington, with the township of Scugog and the Scugog Indian reservation in the north.

Manufacturing is the major employer, with only a small portion of labour force engaged in the production of dairy products and the farming of soybeans and corn.

After the 1999 redistribution, the new Durham riding took in almost almost 90 per cent of the old Durham-East and nearly 25 per cent of the Oshawa riding.

Political History:

In the old Durham-East, PC candidate Sam Cureatz defeated NDP incumbent Doug Moffat in the 1977 election by just 122 votes. Cureatz was re-elected through to 1990, when the seat returned to the NDP. The riding went Conservative again in 1995 by a decisive 15,784-vote margin.

 

 

 

 


 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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