The riding is situated northwest of the Greater Toronto Area and includes part of Brampton east of Dixie Road and the northeast corner of the city of Mississauga. To the south it is bordered by Highway 401 and to the west, by Hurontario Street.
This riding's economy is made up of a mix of light manufacturing and high technology industries with a small number of farms. Due to the presence of Pearson International Airport, it also boasts many of Canada's leading aerospace companies.
According to the 1996 census, the immigrant population is more than 43 per cent, including one of the largest East Indian communities in Canada. There are also significant Italian and South Asian populations, with the latter group making up 15,000 of the riding's population of 72,000. About one-third of the population has a mother tongue other than English.
A new riding formed for the 1999 election, Bramalea-Gore-Malton comprises of 40 per cent of the old Brampton North, 27 per cent of Brampton South and 18 per cent of Mississauga North ridings.
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In the old ridings of Brampton North and Brampton South, the Liberal Party ruled from 1987 to 1995, when the Progressive Conservatives were elected. Tony Clement was elected in Brampton South, after which he was appointed transportation minister and later as minister of health and long-term care.
PC Raminder Gill won the redistributed riding in 1999, beating Liberal Dave Toor. Gill was unseated in 2003 as Liberal Kuldip Kular beat Gill by 3,765 votes.
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