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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
John Gerretsen Liberal Party 28877 60.28% X
Hans Westenberg Prog Conservative 9638 20.12%
Janet C. Collins New Democratic Party 5516 11.51%
Eric B. Walton Green Party of Ont. 3139 6.55%
Chris K. Beneteau Family Coalition 735 1.53%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 271 of 271 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
John Gerretsen (Liberal) - incumbent
Hans Westenberg (PC)
Janet C. Collins (NDP)
Eric B. Walton (GP)
Chris K. Beneteau (FCP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
John Gerretsen (Liberal) 26,355 54.70%
Bob Pickering (PC) 14,487 30.07%
Beth Pater (NDP) 5,436 11.28%

Chris Walker (Green Party)

1,174 2.44%
Chris K. Beneteau (Family Coalition Party) 546 1.13%
Gerard Morris (Natural Law Party) 182 0.38%

Riding Profile:
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This southeastern riding is located along the St. Lawrence River and includes the city of Kingston, with the remainder being mostly rural.

The primary employment sectors are service and government services. According to the 1996 census, 3 per cent of residents have French as mother tongue.

This riding includes Queen's University, Royal Military College and Kingston Penitentiary.

After the 1999 redistribution, the new riding was formed from half of Frontenac-Addington and almost all of the old Kingston and the Islands riding.

Political History:

Former Toronto Maple Leaf Syl Apps won in the old riding of Kingston in 1963, and in Kingston and the Islands in 1967 and 1971. He was Correctional Services Minister from 1971 to 1974.

In 1975, Tory Keith Norton won the seat and went on to serve as Minister of Community and Social Services. He was re-elected twice in 1977 and 1981 after which he was appointed to a number of cabinet post including Minister of Environment, Minister of Health and Minister of Education and Colleges and Universities.

In 1985 Liberal Ken Keyes defeated Norton and repeated his victory against NDP Gary Wilson in 1987. Wilson would return the favour, beating Keyes by some 2,000 votes. Liberal John Gerretsen reclaimed the seat for the Grits in 1995.





 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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