ONTARIO VOTES 2007

Regional results

DISTRICT: AJAX-PICKERING
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Joe DicksonLIB2021849.58%X
Kevin AshePC1387534.03%
Bala ThavarajasoorierNDP32638%
Cecile WillertGRN30567.49%
Andrew CarvalhoFCP3660.9%
October 11, 2:25:56 AM EDT 225 of 225 polls reporting
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Ajax-Pickering (001)

Candidates:
Kevin AshePC
Andrew Carvalho FCP
Joe Dickson Liberal
Bala Thavarajasoorier NDP
Cecile Willert Green

Ajax-Pickering (001)

The riding runs from Lake Ontario in the southeast to the Uxbridge-Pickering town line in the north, and between Lake Ridge Road in the east and the Markham-Pickering town line in the west. It contains the town of Ajax and part of Pickering lying northeast of Finch Avenue, Valley Farm Road, Highway 401 and Brock Road.

Manufacturing and retail trade are the major industries. Ajax and Pickering are also home to many commuters who work in Toronto.

The 2007 redistribution combined near-equal parts of Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge and Whitby-Ajax to create this riding.

From Elections Ontario:
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Political History:

Progressive Conservative Janet Ecker took the Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge riding in 1999, handily defeating Liberal Dave Ryan. She was named minister of education and government house leader. She was defeated in 2003 as Liberal Wayne Arthurs captured 1,011 more votes.

Tory incumbent Jim Flaherty won Durham Centre in 1995 and was re-elected in Whitby-Ajax in 1999. Flaherty ran for the leadership of his party in 2001, losing to Ernie Eves. Flaherty kept the seat in 2003, beating Liberal Aldo DiGiovanni by more than 11,000 votes. He left the seat after the federal Liberal government collapsed in December 2005 and won the federal Whitby-Oshawa riding. Shortly after his election, he was named minister of finance and became a magnet for controversy when the Tories reneged on a campaign promise and announced taxes on income trusts.

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Overall Election Results
PartyElectedLeadingTotalVote Share
LIB7107142.19%
PC2602631.67%
NDP1001016.79%
GRN0008.01%
OTH0001.34%
Last Update:October 11, 2:25:56 AM EDT

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