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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Peter Fonseca Liberal Party 16692 48.69% X
Carl DeFaria Prog Conservative 13832 40.35%
Michael Hancock New Democratic Party 2479 7.23%
Donald Barber Green Party of Ont. 667 1.95%
Gary Nail Family Coalition 358 1.04%
Pierre Ch�nier Independent 256 0.75%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 189 of 189 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Carl DeFaria (PC) - incumbent
Michael Hancock (NDP)
Peter Fonseca (Liberal)
Gary Nail (FCP)
Pierre Chénier (IND)
Donald Barber (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Carl DeFaria (PC) 17,688 51.58%
Shan Padda (Liberal) 13,371 38.99%
James Kafieh (NDP) 2,484 7.24%

Pierre Ch�nier (Independent)

469 1.37%
Greg Mytron (Natural Law Party) 282 0.82%

Riding Profile:
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This riding's immigrant population was more than 50 per cent, according to the 1996 census, with significant Italian, East Indian and Chinese communities.

The border stretches from Highway 401 in the north to the Queensway in the south, Hurontario Street and Highway 403 in the west to Etobicoke Creek and the city limits of Mississauga in the east.

The area is predominantly residential with the manufacturing sector being the major employer.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, Mississauga East was formed out of the bulk of the old Mississauga East, combined with small parts of Mississauga West and Mississauga South.

Political History:

In the old Mississauga East riding, Conservative Bud Gregory won in 1975, 1977, 1981 and 1985. He was defeated in 1987 by Liberal John Sola, who was re-elected in 1990, but was later expelled from the Liberal caucus after making anti-Serbian statements.

Incumbent Carl DeFaria took the seat back for the Tories 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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