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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
David Ramsay Liberal Party 18371 59.39% X
Rick Brassard Prog Conservative 6330 20.46%
Ben Lefebvre New Democratic Party 5741 18.56%
Paul O. Palmer Green Party of Ont. 489 1.58%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:49 EDT 2003 191 of 191 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
David Ramsay (Liberal) - incumbent
Rick Brassard (PC)
Ben Lefebvre (NDP)
Paul O. Palmer (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
David Ramsay (Liberal) 16,877 48.38%
Rick Brassard (PC) 10,374 29.74%
Len Wood (NDP) 7,631 21.88%

Riding Profile:
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Like other northern ridings, this one is marked by a declining population and a vast land area. Major population centres here are Kirkland Lake, Cochrane and Iroquois Falls.

The riding extends from the Territorial District of Cochrane in the north to Lake Nipissing in the south. The Ontario-Quebec border forms the its eastern boundary.

According to the 1996 census, more than 38 per cent of the riding's residents call French their mother tongue, the third highest rate in Ontario. It also has the lowest percentage of people holding post-secondary degrees (four per cent).

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Timiskaming-Cochrane combined the former riding of Timiskaming with 19 per cent of Cochrane North, 19 per cent of Cochrane South, 19 per cent of Nipissing, 10 per cent of Sudbury East and one poll from Nickel Belt.

Political History:

In the old Timiskaming riding, Tory Ed Havrot won in 1971, but was defeated by the NDP's Bob Bain in 1975. Havrot came back to beat Bain in 1977, and was re-elected in 1981. Current incumbent David Ramsay ran as an NDP candidate to defeat Havrot in 1985. Ramsay joined the Liberals in 1986, and has been re-elected in every election since.

In the old riding of Nipissing, Liberal Dick Smith won elections from 1965 to 1975. The seat went to Liberal Mike Bolan for one term in 1977. Premier Mike Harris (1995-2001) represented the riding from 1981 until his retirement in 2001.





 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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