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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Mary Anne Chambers Liberal Party 21631 51.47% X
Steve Gilchrist Prog Conservative 14201 33.79%
Gary Dale New Democratic Party 5247 12.48%
Hugh McNeil Green Party of Ont. 668 1.59%
Sam Apelbaum Libertarian Party 280 0.67%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:49 EDT 2003 189 of 189 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Steve Gilchrist (PC) - incumbent
Mary Anne Chambers (Liberal)
Gary Dale (NDP)
Hugh McNeil (GP)
Sam Apelbaum (Libertarian)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Steve Gilchrist (PC) 20,686 49.50%
Peter Vanderyagt (Liberal) 17,084 40.88%
Terry Maley (NDP) 2,853 6.83%

Catherine Fox (Family Coalition Party)

457 1.09%
Sam Apelbaum (Libertarian Party) 368 0.88%
Heath Thomas (Independent) 205 0.49%
Loucas Caf� (Natural Law Party) 135 0.32%

Riding Profile:
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This suburban Toronto riding has an immigrant population of 42 per cent, according to the 1996 census.

Its borders extend from Highway 401 and Sheppard Avenue in the north to Lake Ontario in the south. Its western boundary runs along Highland Creek Road, Scarborough Golf Club Road, Markham Road and Kingston Road, and it stretches east to the Rouge River.

Residents here are primarily employed outside the riding in the manufacturing and professional sectors. Employment within the riding is predominantly in the service sector.

In the 1999 redistribution, the old Scarborough East riding remained largely intact, adding small parts of Scarborough-Ellesmere and Scarborough North.

Political History:

Scarborough East was the home riding of Tory Margaret Birch (1971-85), who became Ontario's first female cabinet minister in 1972. Liberal Ed Fulton won the seat in 1985 and 1987, but lost it to the NDP's Robert Frankford in 1990. Frankford was defeated in 1995 by Tory Steve Gilchrist, who was re-elected in 1999.





 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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