Mississauga - Erindale (049)
This Greater Toronto Area riding contains part of the city of Mississauga.
Its boundaries are Ninth Line to the west, Mavis Road to the east, Dundas Street, the Credit River and Queensway East to the south and Britannia Road West, Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton Avenue West to the north.
The area is primarily residential, with manufacturing the major industry. According to the 2001 census, more than 44 per cent of the residents are immigrants, with significant East Indian and Chinese communities. Average family income is $89,129 and unemployment is 5.2 per cent.This riding was created in 2007 from 58 per cent of Mississauga West and 41 per cent of Mississauga Centre.
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Tory Rob Sampson won Mississauga Centre comfortably in 1999, beating Liberal George Winter by over 4,100 votes. But in 2003, Tory support was on the wane. Sampson lost to Liberal Harinder S. Takhar that year. Takhar was named transportation minister in 2003 and small business and entrepreneur minister in 2007.
In Mississauga West, PC candidate John Snobelen defeated Liberal Steve Offer in 1995 and served in the cabinet of Mike Harris. Snobelen was re-elected in 1999, but chose not to seek re-election in 2003 after being consigned to the government backbenches by Ernie Eves.
The riding fell into Liberal hands after Snobelen's departure as Bob Delaney won a commanding victory in 2003, beating Progressive Conservative Nina Tangri by 8,606 votes.
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