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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
John Baird Prog Conservative 31735 54.03% X
Rod Vanier Liberal Party 20939 35.65%
Liam McCarthy New Democratic Party 3853 6.56%
Matt Takach Green Party of Ont. 2208 3.76%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 270 of 270 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
John Baird (PC) - incumbent
Rod Vanier (Liberal)
Liam McCarthy (NDP)
Matt Takach (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
John Baird (PC) 31,546 62.31%
Gord Hunter (Liberal) 16,809 33.20%

Craig Parsons (NDP)

1,647 3.25%
Bill Frampton (Freedom Party) 386 0.76%
Brian E. Jackson (Natural Law Party) 239 0.47%

Riding Profile:
Zoom in on Nepean-Carleton

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More than 84 per cent of residents as homeowners in this affluent suburban Ottawa riding.

The riding contains most of Nepean and stretches from south of the CN Rail tracks into traditional PC country in Osgoode, Rideau and Goulburn.

The major employer here is the federal government, with the retail trade also providing many jobs.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, Nepean-Carleton combined 44 per cent of the old riding of Carleton, 62 per cent of the old Nepean riding and 11 per cent of Ottawa-Rideau.

Political History:

Conservative MPP Sid Handleman won his first election in the old riding of Carleton in 1971. Handleman was re-elected in 1975 and 1977, but resigned in 1980. Tory Bob Mitchell won the subsequent by-election, and again in the 1981 and 1985 elections. Norm Sterling won this riding once again for the Tories in 1990 and 1995.

New in 1987, the riding of Nepean was first served by Liberal Hans Daigeler, who was re-elected in 1990. Tory John Baird defeated Daigeler 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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