Lanark - Frontenac - Lennox and Addington (041)
This sprawling riding in rural eastern Ontario includes the towns of Napanee, Bath, Tweed, Madoc and Bancroft, as well as Amherst Island, Bon Echo Park and Frontenac Provincial Park.
Kingston and Lake Ontario make up part of its southern boundary.
This constituency has a diverse economic base, with mixed farming dominant in the southern part of the riding, while resource-based industries such as mining, forestry and tourism are strongly represented in the north.
The 2007 redistribution combined the ridings of Lanark-Carleton and Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington to create this riding.
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The Liberals captured the Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington riding in 1999 as Leona Dombrowsky eked out a victory over PC Harry Danford by less than 2,000 votes.
Dombrowsky tightened her hold on the riding in 2003, defeating PC Barry Gordon by 7,840 votes. Dombrowsky was appointed environment minister in 2003 and became agriculture, food and rural affairs minister in 2005.
Progressive Conservative Norm Sterling was first elected in the riding of Carleton-Grenville (later restructured and renamed Lanark-Carleton) in 1977 and has held the riding ever since. He won decisive margins in recent elections, including beating Liberal Marianne Wilkinson by more than 6,000 votes in 2003.
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