May 27, 2014 3:22 am
Updated: May 29, 2014 9:08 pm

Ontario election 2014: Oshawa 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 Oshawa.

Candidates

Liberals: Esrick Quintyn
Progressive Conservatives: Jerry Ouellette
NDP: Jennifer French
Green:  Becky Smit

Geography

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Global News The densest of Durham’s five ridings, it includes most of the city of Oshawa, excluding the neighbourhoods surrounding Oshawa Municipal Airport, along with the rural areas north of Winchester.

History

The Liberals have never won this seat since it was created in 1955. Progressive Conservative MPP Jerry Oullette has held the riding since 1995. The NDP, who held this riding from 1975 to 1995, are competitive, and came within 2,500 votes of Oullette in each of the last three elections.

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By the numbers

An established urban city, Oshawa has the lowest marriage rate (45.1 per cent of people under 15) and average household size (2.5) of any of the 905 ridings.

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Riding in a tweet

Jerry Oullette is looking for his sixth term here, but this is a working-class riding the NDP will hope to get a big upset in.

Poll-level results, 2011: Oshawa »

Poll-level results, 2011: Oshawa

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