May 27, 2014 4:26 am

Ontario election 2014: Mississauga-East Cooksville riding

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On June 12, voters head to the polls in the 2014 Ontario election. Learn more about the candidates and political history of the riding of Mississauga-East Cooksville.

Candidates

Liberals: Dipika Damerla
Progressive Conservatives: Zoran Churchin
NDP: Fayaz Karim
Green:  Linh Nguyen

Geography

Screen shot 2014-05-09 at 4.27.31 AM The smallest of Mississauga’s five ridings, Mississauga-East Cooksville is bordered by Mavis Road to the west, Queensway to the south, the Toronto border to the east, and Burhamthorpe Road to the north until Central Parkway, and Highway 403 thereafter.

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History

The Liberals won this seat in 2011, as Dipika Damerla defeated the Progressive Conservative candidate Zoran Churchin by over 4,000 votes. Previously, the seat was held by Liberal Peter Fonseca, and before that, Carl DeFaria of the Progressive Conservatives.

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By the numbers

In the 2011 census, 16.3 per cent of people said they lived in a different country five years ago, the second highest figure in Ontario. Twenty-two per cent of households have one person, the highest number in the Peel Region.

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Riding in a tweet

This dense, immigrant-heavy riding looks to be a battle between the Tories and the Liberals that will go down to the wire.

Poll-level results, 2011: Mississauga East-Cooksville »

Poll-level results, 2011: Mississauga East-Cooksville

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