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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Norm Miller Prog Conservative 18776 48.5% X
Dan Waters Liberal Party 13333 34.44%
Jo-Anne M. Boulding New Democratic Party 3840 9.92%
Glen Hodgson Green Party of Ont. 2277 5.88%
Charlene Phinney Family Coalition 484 1.25%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 221 of 221 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Norm Miller (PC) - incumbent
Dan Waters (Liberal)
Charlotte Phinney (FCP)
Jo-Anne M. Boulding (NDP)
Glen Hodgson (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Ernie Eves (PC) 22,967 57.97%
Isabel Doxey (Liberal) 10,970 27.69%
Dan Waters (NDP) 5,343 13.49%
Iris Tamssot (Natural Law Party) 339 0.86%

Riding Profile:
Zoom in on Parry Sound-Muskoka

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This largely rural riding along the eastern shores of Georgian Bay has a predominantly an anglophone population, with 92 per cent calling English their mother tongue.

The riding runs from the Severn River in the southwest to Lake Nipissing in the northeast, with Algonguin Park running through most of the eastern part of the riding.

Some of the larger centres include Parry Sound, Gravenhurst, Huntsville and Bracebridge. The riding also contains many native reserves.

This area's many lakes, including Lake Muskoka, Lake Joseph and Lake of Bays, make tourism a major industry.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Parry Sound-Muskoka combined two-thirds of Muskoka-Georgian Bay with two-thirds of Parry Sound and a small portion of Victoria- Haliburton.

Political History:

In the old riding of Muskoka, Tory Frank Miller was elected in 1971, 1975, 1977, 1981 and 1985. After becoming party leader in 1985, Miller served briefly as premier; his minority government was toppled by a Liberal/NDP coalition shortly after the general election of 1985.

In the riding of Muskoka-Georgian Bay, Liberal Ken Black won in 1987. In 1990, the riding went to NDP candidate Dan Waters. Tory Bill Grimmett won in the seat in 1995.

Tories have enjoyed a non-stop string of victories in Parry Sound dating back to 1951. Ernie Eves won his first election here in 1981, and went on to win in every subsequent campaign. When he resigned -- temporarily, as it turned out -- from provincial politics in 2001, the seat was won in a byelection by Frank Miller's son, Norm.





 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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