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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Bill Mauro Liberal Party 17729 58.25% X
John Rafferty New Democratic Party 6582 21.62%
Brian McKinnon Prog Conservative 5365 17.63%
Kristin Boyer Green Party of Ont. 762 2.5%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 171 of 171 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Bill Mauro (Liberal)
Brian McKinnon (PC)
John Rafferty (NDP)
Kristin Boyer (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Lyn McLeod (Liberal) 20,268 64.03%
John Henderson (PC) 6,081 19.21%
Jack Drewes (NDP) 5,304 16.76%

Riding Profile:
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This sprawling northern riding is one of the least densely populated in the province.

Aside from Thunder Bay, which serves as the urban centre, the town of Atikokan is the only other major population area. The Fort William Indian Reserve is also within the riding, which boasts Ontario's fifth highest aboriginal population.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Thunder Bay-Atikokan combined the old Fort William riding with small portions of the Lake Nipigon, Port Arthur and Rainy River ridings.

Political History:

NDP candidate Iain Angus won Fort William in 1975, beating Tory incumbent Jim Jessiman by just 953 votes. In 1977, Tory Mickey Hennessy defeated Angus, and was re-elected in 1981 and 1985.

Liberal Lyn McLeod beat Hennessy in 1987, and went on to serve in the David Peterson cabinet. Re-elected in 1990, she succeeded Peterson as Liberal leader in 1992 but led the party to defeat in 1995. McLeod continued to represent Fort William following her resignation as leader in 1996, and was re-elected in 1999 by a margin of more than 14,000 votes.

McLeod decided not to run again in the 2003 election.





 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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