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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Gilles Bisson New Democratic Party 14941 49.71% X
Michael J. Doody Liberal Party 12372 41.16%
Merv Russell Prog Conservative 2526 8.4%
Marsha Kriss Green Party of Ont. 220 0.73%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:49 EDT 2003 176 of 176 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Gilles Bisson (NDP) - incumbent
Michael J. Doody (Liberal)
Merv Russell (PC)
Marsha Kriss (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Gilles Bisson (NDP) 16,504 52.90%
Yves Malette (Liberal) 10,238 32.82%
Marcel Pelchat (PC) 4,139 13.27%

Ed Walsh (Independent)

316 1.01%

Riding Profile:
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This riding, which covers the northeast corner of the province, is the second largest in Ontario. According to the 1996 census, 46 per cent of residents call French their mother tongue, which is the second highest rate in Ontario.

The riding extends from Hudson Bay in the north to James Bay and the Quebec/Ontario border in the east. The city of Timmins, which is located in the southeast of the riding, is the biggest population centre, but the riding also includes Kapuskasing, Smooth Rock Falls, Moosonee, Hearst and many native reserves.

The economy is resource-based in such industries as mining and forestry.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Timmins-James Bay combined 81 per cent of the former Cochrane North with an equal portion of the old Cochrane South.

Political History:
In the old riding of Cochrane North, Tory Rene Brunelle served from 1958 to 1981, winning seven elections. Tory candidate Rene Piche followed up with a victory in 1981, but was defeated by Liberal Rene Fontaine in 1985. Fontaine resigned from the Legislature in 1996, but re-claimed the seat in a subsequent byelection and was re-elected in 1987. Fontaine was defeated by NDP candidate Len Wood in 1990, and Wood was re-elected in 1995.

In the former riding of Cochrane South, NDP candidate Bill Ferrier won in 1967, 1971 and 1975. He was defeated by Conservative Alan Pope in 1977, and Pope was re-elected in 1981, 1985 and 1987. Pope did not stand for re-election in 1990 election, and the riding was won for the NDP by current incumbent, Gilles Bisson.





 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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