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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Jim Wilson Prog Conservative 26094 51.47% X
Mark Redmond Liberal Party 17489 34.49%
Leo Losereit New Democratic Party 5026 9.91%
Geoffrey Maile Green Party of Ont. 876 1.73%
Steven J. Taylor Family Coalition 805 1.59%
Philip Bender Libertarian Party 412 0.81%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 246 of 246 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Jim Wilson (PC) - incumbent
Mark Redmond (Liberal)
Leo Losereit (NDP)
Steven J. Taylor (FCP)
Geoffrey Maile (GP)
Philip Bender (Libertarian)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Jim Wilson (PC) 31,984 66.00%
Norman Sandberg (Liberal) 12,815 26.44%
Mary Hart (NDP) 3,662 7.56%

Riding Profile:
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This riding is located on south shore of Georgian Bay and includes Wasaga Beach, Thornbury, Collingwood, Flesherton, Markdale and Creemore.

This popular summer resort destination depends on tourism and manufacturing as primary sources of employment.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding Simcoe-Grey combined small parts of Grey-Owen Sound, Simcoe Centre and Simcoe East with almost all of Simcoe West.

Political History:

In 1987, the Conservative stronghold of Simcoe West saw Tory George McCague defeat Liberal Gary Johnson by a slim 306 votes. Current incumbent Jim Wilson won the seat for the Tories in 1990, 1995 and 1999.

In the riding of Dufferin-Simcoe, the only Liberal ever elected was Wilfrid Davy Smith in 1934. He was defeated in 1937 by Tory A.W. Downer, who went on to win the next 10 elections. Downer was followed by Tory candidate George McCague, who won in 1975, 1977, 1981 and 1985.





 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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