This riding west of Toronto has a large and rapidly increasing population. While there are pockets of industry attached to Milton, Acton and Georgetown, many residents commute to jobs in and around Toronto. The riding contains Halton Hills in the northeast and Milton in northwest. In the southwest it includes part of Burlington and in the southeast it incorporates part of Oakville. It also includes Georgetown to the east and stretches south over the Niagara Escarpment.
The post-1999 riding boundaries added 33 per cent of the old Halton Centre riding to the whole of Halton North.
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In the old district of Halton North, all three parties were historically well-represented: in 1987, Liberal Walt Elliot won the seat, in 1990 it was the NDP's Noel Duignan and in 1995 the victor was Progressive Conservative Ted Chudleigh.
Chudleigh dominated in 1999, crushing Liberal Mohan Anand by 20,738 votes. He held onto the seat in 2003, but by a much lower margin; Liberal Barbara Sullivan trailed him by 5,593 votes.
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