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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

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 DISTRICT: SCARBOROUGH CENTRE
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Brad Duguid Liberal Party 21697 52.03% X
Marilyn Mushinski Prog Conservative 11625 27.88%
Michael Laxer New Democratic Party 3743 8.98%
Costas Manios Independent 3260 7.82%
Robert Carty Green Party of Ont. 642 1.54%
Joseph Internicola Family Coalition 495 1.19%
Elizabeth Rowley Communist Party 236 0.57%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:49 EDT 2003 214 of 214 polls reporting


SCARBOROUGH CENTRE

2003 Candidates:
Marilyn Mushinski (PC) - incumbent
Brad Duguid (Liberal)
Michael Laxer (NDP)
Robert Carty (GP)
Costas Manios (IND)
Elizabeth Rowley (Communist Party)
Joseph Internicola (FCP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Marilyn Mushinski (PC) 18,189 43.12%
Costas Manios (Liberal) 14,565 34.53%
Sid Ryan (NDP) 8,399 19.91%

Rina Morra (Family Coalition Party)

573 1.36%
Eileen Murray (Natural Law Party) 455 1.08%


Riding Profile:
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This densely-populated Toronto riding is primarily residential, with a large number of small businesses.

 

It extends from Ellesmere Road and Highway 401 in the north to Eglinton Avenue in the south. In the west, it begins at Victoria Park Avenue and stretches east to Markham Road.

The region boasts a high ethnic population and has the greatest share of Tamil speakers in Ontario. It also holds large communities of East Indian, Italian, Chinese.

Following the 1999 redistribution, the new Scarborough Centre riding combined 43 per cent of the old Scarborough Centre, 75 per cent of Scarborough-Ellesmere and 43 per cent of Scarborough West.

Political History:

In the old riding of Scarborough-Ellesmere, NDP candidate David Warner won in 1975 and 1977. Tory Alan Robinson defeated Warner in 1981, but Warner reclaimed the seat in 1985 by a mere 219 votes. In 1987, Liberal Frank Faubert defeated Warner, who bounced back to reclaim the seat a second time in 1990. Warner lost for the third and final time to the current incumbent, Tory Marilyn Mushinski, in 1995.

Other than a single NDP win in 1967, the old riding of Scarborough Centre was held by Tories from 1963 to 1987, when it fell to Liberal Cindy Nicholas. The seat went to NDP candidate Steve Owens in 1990, but returned to the Tories in 1995 when Dan Newman won the riding.

In the old riding of Scarborough West, former NDP leader Stephen Lewis (1970-78) won elections in 1963, 1967, 1971, 1975 and 1977. NDP candidate Richard Johnston won the seat in a 1979 by-election, and followed up with victories in 1985 and 1987. The NDP's Anne Swarbrick secured the riding in 1990. Tory James Brown won 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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