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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Wayne Arthurs Liberal Party 24969 45.76% X
Janet Ecker Prog Conservative 23958 43.91%
Vern Edwards New Democratic Party 3690 6.76%
Adam Duncan Green Party of Ont. 1947 3.57%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 228 of 228 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Janet Ecker (PC) - incumbent
Wayne Arthurs (Liberal)
Vern Edwards (NDP)
Adam Duncan (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Janet Ecker (PC) 28,661 58.19%
Dave Ryan (Liberal) 16,881 34.28%
Jim Wiseman (NDP) 2,814 5.71%

Chris Pennington (Green Party)

703 1.43%
Bob Riaz (Natural Law Party) 135 0.26%

Riding Profile:
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The fast-growing riding east of Toronto boasts a healthy industry sector, including automotive, aircraft, steel and pharmaceutical plants.

The riding runs from the northern limit of Uxbridge Township in the north to Lake Ontario in the south, and includes the town of Pickering and part of Ajax.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge combined 18 per cent of Durham-York with 70 per cent of Durham West.

Political History:

In the riding of Durham-West, NDP candidate Charles Godfrey defeated Liberal Des Newman in 1975. Two years later, Godfrey lost to Tory candidate George Ashe by a margin of just 593 votes.

Ashe was re-elected in 1981 and 1985, followed by Liberal Norah Stoner in 1987 and NDP candidate Jim Wiseman in 1990. Wiseman was toppled by Tory Janet Ecker, the current incumbent and Minister of Finance, 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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