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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Joe Cordiano Liberal Party 19922 61.34% X
Brian J. Donlevy New Democratic Party 6237 19.2%
Steve Halicki Prog Conservative 5025 15.47%
Enrique Palad Green Party of Ont. 789 2.43%
Mariangela Sanabria Family Coalition 506 1.56%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:49 EDT 2003 179 of 179 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Joe Cordiano (Liberal) - incumbent
Brian J. Donlevy (NDP)
Stephen Halicki (PC)
Enrique Palad (GP)
Mariangela Sanabria (FCP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Joe Cordiano (Liberal) 18,205 53.39%
Alan Hofmeister (PC) 7,471 21.91%
Rosana Pellizzari (NDP) 6,850 20.09%
David Gershuny (Independent) 486 1.43%
Enzo Granzotto (Family Coalition Party) 542 1.59%
Hassan Husseini (Communist Party) 261 0.77%

Alma B. Subasic (Green Party)

147 0.43%
Erica L. Kindl (Natural Law Party) 139 0.41%

Riding Profile:
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This Toronto riding is home to a large working-class population and has one of the lowest average family incomes in the province.

It runs from Highway 401 in the north to the CP Rail line in the south. In the west, it starts at the Humber River and stretches east to the CN Rail lines.

This are is very multicultural riding, with an immigrant population of more than 51 per cent. It includes people of Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese, East Indian, Caribbean and African backgrounds.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of York South-Weston combined in a fragment of High Park-Swansea with 48 per cent of Lawrence and 79 per cent of York South.

Political History:

In the old riding of York South, Donald C. MacDonald won for the CCF in 1955 and 1959, then as a New Democrat in 1963, 1967, 1971, 1975 and 1977. MacDonald became leader of the CCF in 1953, and was elected the first leader of the renamed NDP in October 1961. He was leader until October 1970.

MacDonald resigned his seat in July 1982 to create a vacancy for Bob Rae, who had become the NDP's new leader. Rae won the byelection and was reelected in 1985, 1987 and 1990, when he was sworn in as premier. In 1995, Rae won the seat again, but his party lost the election, and he resigned in January 1996. Liberal Gerard Kennedy won the seat in the byelection that followed.





 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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