Haliburton - Kawartha Lakes - Brock (029)
This riding in central-eastern Ontario boasts the second highest population of seniors in the province. Primarily rural, it consists of the Victoria region, the Kawarthas, Haliburton, part of Peterborough, the township of Brock and the southeast corner of Algonquin Park. Its largest town is Lindsay.
Major industries include manufacturing, agriculture and tourism.
In 1999, the Haliburton-Victoria-Brock riding was created from most of the old Victoria-Haliburton riding, six per cent of Durham East, 12 per cent of Durham-York, 11 per cent of Hastings-Peterborough and seven per cent of Peterborough.
The 2007 redistribution retained most of the riding while adding small sections of Peterborough and Parry Sound-Muskoka. It was renamed Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.
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The NDP's Dennis Drainville won the riding of Victoria-Haliburton in 1990, only to resign three years later because he disagreed with a move by Bob Rae's government to allow casino gambling in the province. In the ensuing byelection, PC candidate Chris Hodgson took the seat. He would later be appointed natural resources minister and deputy house leader.
In 2003, Hodgson resigned from the cabinet of Ernie Eves and announced that he would not run again. However, the riding remained in PC hands as Laurie Scott easily outdistanced Liberal Jason Ward by 7,100 votes.
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