May 27, 2014 2:56 pm

Ontario election 2014: Simcoe North 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 Simcoe North.

Candidates

Liberals: Fred Larsen
Progressive Conservatives: Garfield Dunlop*
NDP: Doris Middleton
Green:  Peter Stubbins

Geography

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Sandwiched between Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe, this riding’s northern border is Severn River, and its southern border is the midpoint of Lake Simcoe, just north of Beaverton. It includes the towns of Brechin, Orillia and Midland, along with a number of First Nations reserves.

History

PC MPP Garfield Dunlop was first elected to this riding in 1999, when it was first created. He won in 2011 by nearly 15,000 votes, his largest victory in his four terms. The defunct riding of Simcoe East, which constituted most of this district, voted for the PCs in every election from 1943 to 1999.

By the numbers

The median age of 44.3 is the fifth-highest in southern Ontario.

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Riding in a tweet

A PC stronghold for decades, Dunlop is likely to win his fifth straight election for the Tories in Simcoe North.

Poll-level results, 2011: Simcoe North »

Poll-level results, 2011: Simcoe North

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