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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
David Zimmer Liberal Party 21669 46.92% X
David Young Prog Conservative 19816 42.91%
Yvonne Bobb New Democratic Party 3110 6.73%
Sharolyn Vettese Green Party of Ont. 921 1.99%
Rina Morra Family Coalition 440 0.95%
Vaughan Byrnes Freedom Party of Ont 227 0.49%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 229 of 229 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
David Young (PC) - incumbent
David Zimmer (Liberal)
Yvonne Bobb (NDP)
Vaughan Byrnes (FP)
Sharolyn Vettese (GP)
Rina Morra (FCP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
David Young (PC) 22,200 50.52%
Fahimeh Mortazavi (Liberal) 18,579 42.28%
Mikael A. Swayze (NDP) 1,871 4.26%
Jim Conrad (Family Coalition Party) 409 0.93%

Elizabeth Rhodes (Green Party)

330 0.75%
Bernadette Michael (Independent) 323 0.74%
Vaughan Byrnes (Freedom Party) 152 0.35%
Claude Viau (Natural Law Party) 75 0.17%

Riding Profile:
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This largely residential riding in north Toronto has a large Jewish community and a high proportion of new Canadians, with an immigrant population of nearly 50 per cent. It also boasts significant Chinese and Russian communities.

The borders for this riding run from Steeles Avenue in the north to Highway 401 in the south. In the west it begins at Bathurst Street and stretches to Victoria Park Avenue in the east.

This affluent riding also has the third largest seniors' population in Ontario.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Willowdale consolidated 25 per cent of Oriole and 20 per cent of Wilson Heights with the bulk of the old Willowdale riding.

Political History:

The new riding of Willowdale saw Liberal Gino Matrundola defeat Tory Charles Harnick in 1987, but Harnick won the electoral rematch in 1990 and was re-elected in 1995. Harnick did not stand for re-election in 1999.





 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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