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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

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 DISTRICT: OAK RIDGES
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Frank Klees Prog Conservative 29665 47.13% X
Helena Jaczek Liberal Party 27522 43.72%
Pamela Courtot New Democratic Party 4112 6.53%
Steven Haylestrom Green Party of Ont. 1649 2.62%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:49 EDT 2003 337 of 338 polls reporting


OAK RIDGES

2003 Candidates:
Frank Klees (PC) - incumbent
Helena Jaczek (Liberal)
Pamela Courtot (NDP)
Steven Haylestrom (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Frank Klees (PC) 30,432 59.99%
Vito Spatafora (Liberal) 17,427 34.35%
Chris Moise (NDP) 1,957 3.86%

Steven Haylestrom (Green Party)

914 1.80%


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This riding, located north of Toronto, has seen a growth period in recent years and now stands as the province's second most populous riding.

Its borders run from the town of Whitchurch-Stouffville in the north, to the part of Markham (north of 16th Avenue) in the south, with Richmond Hill forming the southwest corner. Italian and Chinese make up the largest ethnic communities and manufacturing and retail trade are the main employers.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, Oak Ridges combined 20 per cent of Durham York, 40 per cent of York Centre and a small portion of Markham.

Political History:

After serving in surrounding ridings since 1959, PC Bill Newman was elected in Durham North in 1975 and Durham-York in 1977. Tory Ross Stevenson won Durham-York in 1981 and 1985, losing the seat to Liberal Bill Balinger in 1987. NDP candidate Larry O'Connor won here in 1990, only to lose the seat in 1995 to Tory Julia Munro by a margin of 16,970 votes.

In the old York Centre riding, Liberal Donald Deacon won in 1967 and 1971, followed by Liberal Alf Stong in 1975 and 1977. Tory Don Cousens defeated Stong in 1981 and won re-election in 1985. Greg Sorbara reclaimed the seat for the Liberals in 1987 and held on to it in 1990. Al Palladini won the riding 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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