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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Shafiq Qaadri Liberal Party 16727 53.98% X
Baljit Gosal Prog Conservative 6940 22.4%
Kuldip Singh Sodhi New Democratic Party 3516 11.35%
Frank M. Acri Independent 1990 6.42%
Teresa W. Ceolin Family Coalition 1275 4.11%
Mir Kamal Green Party of Ont. 540 1.74%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:49 EDT 2003 174 of 174 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Kuldip Singh Sodhi (NDP)
Shafiq Qaadri (Liberal)
Mir Kamal (GP)
Baljit Gosal (PC)
Teresa W. Ceolin (FCP)
Frank M. Acri (IND)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
John Hastings (PC) 13,065 38.27%
Shafiq Qaadri (Liberal) 11,619 34.03%
Ed Philip (NDP) 8,166 23.92%
Mark Stefanini (Family Coalition Party) 580 1.70%
Diane Johnston (Independent) 489 1.43%
Marilyn Pepper (Natural Law Party) 223 0.65%

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Riding Profile:

More than half the population of this lower-middle to middle-class riding is composed immigrants, and it boasts the second highest number of Punjabi speakers in the province.

The riding is located west of Toronto and is entirely in Etobicoke. The riding is bordered by Steeles Avenue in the north, Dixon Road and Highway 401 to the south, Highway 427 to the west and the Humber River to the east.

Both the north campus of Humber College and the Woodbine Racetrack are located here.

The new Etobicoke North, as of 1999's redistribution, includes all of the former Etobicoke-Rexdale and 20 per cent of Etobicoke-Humber.

Political History:

In the old riding of Etobicoke-Rexdale, NDP candidate Ed Philip won in 1987 and 1990. He was later appointed to a series of cabinet posts under Bob Rae. Philip lost his seat to the Tories in 1995.

After winning the seat in 1999, Tory incumbent John Hastings decided to not seek re-election here.





 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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