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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Kim Craitor Liberal Party 18893 46.81% X
Bart Maves Prog Conservative 15351 38.03%
Claude Sonier New Democratic Party 5017 12.43%
Ryan McLaughlin Green Party of Ont. 1104 2.74%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:49 EDT 2003 203 of 203 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Bart Maves (PC) - incumbent
Kim Craitor (Liberal)
Claude Sonier (NDP)
Ryan McLaughlin (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Bart Maves (PC) 18,497 45.70%
Selina Volpatti (Liberal) 17,080 42.20%
Claude Sonier (NDP) 3,985 9.85%

Darren Wood (Independent)

298 0.74%
Clara Tarnoy (Green Party) 300 0.74%
Bill Amos (Natural Law Party) 317 0.78%

Riding Profile:
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A mix of urban and rural, this long, narrow riding is home to a grape-growing and wine-making industry which is a large part of the area's manufacturing sector. It includes Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake and, in the west, part of city of Thorold.

The borders for this riding run from Lake Ontario in north to the city limits of Niagara Falls in the south. To the west, it begins at the Welland Canal and it stretches to the Niagara River in the east.

Tourism is key here, thanks to Niagara Falls and the Shaw Festival.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Niagara Falls combined most of the old Niagara Falls riding with 25 per cent of St. Catharines-Brock and small portions of Niagara South and Welland-Thorold.

Political History:

In 1975, Liberal Vince Kerrio defeated PC incumbent John Clement by a scant 172 votes. Kerrio was re-elected four times, and served in the David Peterson cabinet. In 1990, NDP candidate Margaret Harrington won the riding, followed in 1995 by Tory Bart Maves.





 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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