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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Harinder S. Takhar Liberal Party 18490 47.33% X
Rob Sampson Prog Conservative 15839 40.54%
Michael Miller New Democratic Party 3227 8.26%
Jeffrey Scott Smith Green Party of Ont. 773 1.98%
John R. Lyall Family Coalition 739 1.89%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 197 of 197 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Rob Sampson (PC) - incumbent
Harinder S. Takhar (Liberal)
Michael Miller (NDP)
John R. Lyall (FCP)
Jeffrey Scott Smith (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Rob Sampson (PC) 18,688 51.63%
George Winter (Liberal) 14,572 40.26%
Gail McCabe (NDP) 1,820 5.03%
Bob Harrington (Natural Law Party) 1,117 3.09%

Riding Profile:
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This residential riding west of Toronto has a large and rapidly growing population which is also highly mobile. According to the 1996 census, the immigrant population is nearly 50 per cent, with significant East Indian, Chinese and Italian communities.

The riding stretches from Eglinton Avenue in the north to the Queen Elizabeth Way in the south; from the Erin Mills Parkway and Credit River in the west to Highway 403 and Hurontario in the east.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, the riding was formed from roughly two-thirds of the former Mississauga West riding.

Political History:

In the former riding of Mississauga West, Liberal Steve Mahoney won in 1987 and 1990. PC candidate Rob Sampson defeated Mahoney in 1995 and was appointed to the Mike Harris cabinet.





 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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