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 DISTRICT: SOURIS-ELMIRA
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Andy Mooney Conservative Party 1291 55.22% X
Philip MacDonald PEI Liberal Party 1047 44.78%
 Last Update Mon Sep 29 9:40:52 ADT 2003 10 of 10 polls reporting


 

SOURIS - ELMIRA (1)

 

Candidates:
PC: Andy Mooney
Liberal: Phillip MacDonald
NDP:  

Current MLA: Andy Mooney (PC)

Riding Profile: Souris (pop.1,248) is the largest urban centre in this rural riding, which is comprised of the northeastern tip of P.E.I. Potatoes are grown in the interior, but the big potato story in the riding is AgraWest, a potato-granule potato-flour production plant in Souris which, with about 80 employees, is the major employer in the region. Other major industries include a tuna and lobster fishery out of North Lake.

Provincial investment in this region has been relatively heavy. There has been financial support for AgraWest, and substantial re-investment in the Railway Museum in Elmira. The Railway Museum is part of a triad of major tourism attractions, which also includes the East Point Lighthouse and the beach and Fisheries Museum at Basin Head.

 

 


Political History:
Under the old electoral map, this district was part of 1st Kings, and for many years had representation from both of the main political parties. In 1982, 1986 and 1989 voters elected a Conservative assemblyman and a Liberal councillor to represent the district.

  PC LIB NDP
2003: Andy Mooney Phillip MacDonald  
2000: Andy Mooney
1535 (63%)
Brian Brown
726 (30%)
Betty Fay
176 (7%)
1996: Andy Mooney
1287 (51%)
Ross Young
1159 (46%)
Brian Ade MacDonald
54 (2%)

 

 


 

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 Overall Election Results
Party E L T Pop. Vote %
PC 23 0 23 53.96%
LIB 4 0 4 42.86%
NDP 0 0 0 3.18%
OTH 0 0 0 .00%
 Last Update Mon Sep 29 9:40:52 ADT 2003

 
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