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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

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 DISTRICT: SIMCOE NORTH
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Garfield Dunlop Prog Conservative 23393 46.13% X
Paul Sloan Liberal Party 19716 38.88%
John Niddery New Democratic Party 5513 10.87%
Nina Pruesse Green Party of Ont. 1540 3.04%
Blaine Scott Family Coalition 453 0.89%
Karnail Singh Independent 101 0.2%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 276 of 276 polls reporting


SIMCOE NORTH

2003 Candidates:
Garfield Dunlop (PC) - incumbent
Paul Sloan (Liberal)
John Niddery (NDP)
Nina Pruesse (GP)
Karnail Singh (IND)
Blaine Scott (FCP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Garfield Dunlop (PC) 26,160 53.15%
George J. MacDonald (Liberal) 19,209 39.03%
Ann Billings (NDP) 2,913 5.92%

Harry Promm (Green Party)

633 1.29%
William Robert Ayling (Natural Law Party) 305 0.62%


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This northern riding is almost evenly split between urban and rural communities, and includes the Chippewas of Rama First Nation and the Beausoleil Band of Christian Island.

The riding extends from Georgian Bay in the northwest to Lake Simcoe in the southeast, and includes the communities of Orillia, Midland and Penetanguishene. There is a large manufacturing sector in this riding, as well as a vital tourism-related sector.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Simcoe North combined 33 per cent of Muskoka-Georgian Bay with almost all of the former Simcoe East.

Political History:

The Tory dynasty of Simcoe North has been home to MPPs J.D. McPhee (1943-54), Lloyd Letherby (1954-67), Gordon Smith (1967-81) and Allan McLean (1981-99). McLean was appointed speaker of the Legislature following his 1995 victory, but resigned the position amid allegations of sexual harassment in 1996.

In the riding of Muskoka-Georgian Bay, Liberal Ken Black won in 1987, followed by NDP Dan Waters in 1990. The riding was won by Tory Bill Grimmett in 1995.

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 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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