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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Michael Bryant Liberal Party 24887 54.77% X
Charis Kelso Prog Conservative 11250 24.76%
Julian Heller New Democratic Party 6740 14.83%
Peter Elgie Green Party of Ont. 2210 4.86%
Carol Leborg Freedom Party of Ont 354 0.78%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 248 of 248 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Michael Bryant(Liberal) - incumbent
Charis Kelso (PC)
Julian Heller (NDP)
Peter Elgie (GP)
Carol Leborg (FCP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Michael Bryant (Liberal) 23,755 50.57%
Isabel Bassett (PC) 18,973 40.39%
Larry Solway (NDP) 3,350 7.13%
Don Roebuck (Green Party) 326 0.69%
Philip Fernandez (Independent) 194 0.41%
Antonio Maristanes (Independent) 184 0.39%
Linda Martin (Natural Law Party) 188 0.40%

Riding Profile:
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This affluent downtown Toronto riding boasts the second highest average family income in Ontario and the highest rate of university graduates (34 per cent).

This almost completely residential riding includes both the mansions of Forest Hill and the multicultural, working-class neighbourhood that straddle St. Clair Avenue west of Bathurst Avenue.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding St. Paul's combined 21 per cent of Dovercourt, 43 per cent of Eglinton, 34 per cent of Oakwood, 48 per cent of St. Andrew-St. Patrick and 12 per cent of St. George-St. David.

Political History:

Tory Allan Grossman won in the riding of St. Andrew in 1955, 1959 and 1963, then won the St. Andrew-St. Patrick riding in 1967 and 1971. His son, Larry Grossman, won the riding for the PCs in 1975, 1977, 1981 and 1985. Larry Grossman became Conservative leader in the second of two leadership races the party held in 1985. He resigned in 1987 after losing his seat to Liberal Ron Kanter in the 1987 election.

In 1990, NDP candidate Zanana Akande won the seat; she was appointed to the Bob Rae cabinet, but quit the following year amid accusations of rent-gouging. She resigned from the legislature in 1994.

In 1995, Tory Isabel Bassett won the riding and was later appointed to the cabinet of Mike Harris. After losing in the 1999 election, Bassett was appointed head of TVOntario.

The riding of Eglinton was held by Tories Leonard Mackenzie Reilly (1963-75), Roy McMurtry (1975-85) and David McFadden (1985-87). Liberal Dianne Poole broke the Tory stranglehold in 1987, beating McFadden by just 695 votes. Poole won again in 1990 by an even smaller margin -- 173 votes -- but was defeated by Tory Bill Saunderson 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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