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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Gerard Kennedy Liberal Party 23008 57.85% X
Stephen Snell Prog Conservative 6426 16.16%
Margo Duncan New Democratic Party 6270 15.77%
Neil Spiegel Green Party of Ont. 2758 6.93%
Stan Grzywna Family Coalition 591 1.49%
Karin Larsen Communist Party 349 0.88%
John Steele Independent 204 0.51%
Dick Field Freedom Party of Ont 164 0.41%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 188 of 188 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Gerard Kennedy (Liberal) - incumbent
Stephen Snell (PC)
Margo Duncan (NDP)
Neil Spiegel (GP)
Stan Grzywna (FCP)
Dick Field (FP)
Karin Larsen (Communist Party)
John Steele (IND)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Gerard Kennedy (Liberal) 23,022 54.92%
Annamarie Castrilli (PC) 12,647 30.17%
Irene Atkinson (NDP) 4,937 11.78%
Doug Burn (Libertarian Party) 325 0.78%

Jorge Van Schouwen (Independent)

99 0.24%
Frank De Jong (Green Party) 500 1.19%
Stan J. Grzywna (Family Coalition Party) 289 0.69%
J. Lynne Hea (Natural Law Party) 99 0.24%

Riding Profile:
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This southwest Toronto riding includes mansions (along the Humber River) and boarding houses for former psychiatric patients (in the Parkdale neighbourhood).

The riding extends from the CP line in the north to Lake Ontario in the south, the Humber River in the west to the CNE grounds in the east.

It is home to a mix of longtime and new Canadians, with an immigrant population of more than 44 per cent. It also has the greatest share of Polish speakers in the province.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Parkdale-High Park combined almost all of High Park-Swansea with 60 per cent of Parkdale and 20 per cent of York South.

Political History:

NDP member Ed Ziemba represented the old riding of High-Park Swansea from 1975 to 1981. Tory Yuri Shymko won in 1981 and 1985, only to lose to Liberal David Fleet in 1987. NDP candidate Elaine Ziemba defeated Fleet in 1990, but lost to Tory Derwyn Shea in 1995.

In the old riding of Parkdale, the NDP's Jan Dukzta won in 1971, 1975 and 1977. In 1981, Liberal Tony Ruprecht defeated Dukzta by just 921 votes. Ruprecht was re-elected in 1985, 1987, 1990 and 1995.

In the old riding of High Park, former premier George Drew (1943 to 1948) won the seat for the Tories in 1943 and 1945. (After his defeat in 1948, Drew became leader of the federal Conservatives.) Tory candidate A.H. Cowling won in 1951, 1955, 1959 and 1963, but was defeated in 1967 by former coroner Morton Shulman, an NDP member who was re-elected in 1971.






 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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