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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

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 DISTRICT: OTTAWA SOUTH
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Dalton McGuinty Liberal Party 24661 51.72% X
Richard Raymond Prog Conservative 16414 34.42%
James McClaren New Democratic Party 4300 9.02%
David Chernushenko Green Party of Ont. 1747 3.66%
John Pacheco Family Coalition 562 1.18%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 219 of 219 polls reporting


OTTAWA SOUTH

2003 Candidates:
Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) - incumbent
Richard Raymond (PC)
James McLaren (NDP)
David Chernushenko (GP)
John Pacheco (FCP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) 22,707 49.59%
Mike Nicholson (PC) 19,337 42.23%

James McLaren (NDP)

2,655 5.80%
George Brown (Green Party) 724 1.58%
Mag Carson (Independent) 243 0.53%
James Hea (Natural Law Party) 121 0.26%


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This riding has an immigrant population of about 26 per cent, with the largest concentration of Arabic speakers in the Ontario.

It runs from south of the Rideau River and Queensway in the north to Hunt Club Road, Limeback Road and Conroy Road in the south.

The riding includes the Macdonald-Cartier Airport and its major employer is the government.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, the new Ottawa South combined more than half of the Ottawa-Rideau riding with more than 80 per cent of the old Ottawa South.

Political History:

Starting in 1937, the Tories won 14 consecutive elections in Ottawa South. The streak was broken by Liberal Dalton McGuinty, who won in 1987. When McGuinty died in early 1990, his son, Dalton Jr., won the seat for the Liberals in a general election later that year. He was re-elected in 1995 and 1999, and in 1996 became leader of the Ontario Liberals.

The riding of Ottawa-Rideau was won by Liberal Yvonne O'Neill in 1987 and 1990. She lost the seat to PC candidate Garry Guzzo 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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