HomeRadioTelevisionLocal ContactSearchHelp
Ontario Votes 2003
+

Main > Ridings
Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

+
 
 DISTRICT: TIMISKAMING-COCHRANE
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


TIMISKAMING-COCHRANE

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:
Zoom in on Timiskaming-Cochrane

Maps from Elections Ontario
will open in a new window.
Adobe Acrobat required.




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

 
Other Ridings
  To jump to another riding, use the
  pulldown menu below:




Highlights
Leaders' Debate Leaders' Debate
Public reaction, commentary, and archived media from the Leaders' Debate.
more »



This note's for you PC 2003:
The Musical

The reporters and the Tories serenade each other as the blue bus rolls on.
more »



Miss Kitten The cat came back
Julie Ireton observes as the now-infamous Tory news release returns as a juicy photo-op for the Liberals.
more »



Are you wealthy? Are you wealthy?
A quick look at some of the salaries earned by public servants, both "wealthy" and "not wealthy," according to Ernie Eves' criteria.
more »



Platform Promises Party Platforms
Compare the platform promises of the three main parties, point by point.
more »



Media Election Video and Audio
Daily archives of election video and audio in a variety of streaming formats from CBC Radio and CBC Television.
more »



Twenty Elections from the Archives
From the Big Blue Machine to Premier Bob, the Common Sense Revolution and beyond, CBC Archives looks back at nearly 20 turbulent years of Ontario elections.
more »




Your View
Tell us your view about the election, the party platforms and leaders, and issues during the campaign.
more »



Student Vote 2003
Find out how more than 500,000 Ontario students will get into the habit of voting during this provincial election.
more >>






Terms of Use | Privacy | Copyright | Other Policies
Copyright © CBC 2003