Whitby—Ajax

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Whitby—Ajax was a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. It was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1997 to 2003, and the in Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1999 to 2007. It was located to the east of Toronto, consisting of the Town of Whitby and the part of the Town of Ajax lying to the south of Kingston Road.

The federal riding was created in 1996, from parts of Durham and Ontario ridings, while the provincial riding was created in 1999 from Durham Centre, Durham East and Durham West.

The federal electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed between Ajax—Pickering and Whitby—Oshawa ridings. The provincial electoral district was abolished in 2007, when it was also redistributed into Ajax—Pickering and Whitby—Oshawa.

Electoral history[edit]

Federal elections[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Judi Longfield 25,693 52.68 $68,465.75
     Canadian Alliance Shaun Gillespie 13,159 26.98 $28,304.89
     Progressive Conservative Rob Chopowick 7,563 15.51 $12,247.43
     New Democratic Party Vic Perroni 2,359 4.84 $2,493.06
Total valid votes 48,774 100.00
Total rejected ballots 153
Turnout 48,927 58.64
Electors on the lists 83,443
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Judi Longfield 23,551 47.69 $43,611
     Reform Bill Serjeantson 11,977 24.25 $157
     Progressive Conservative Frank Snyder 10,107 20.47 $44,118
     New Democratic Party Karen Dolan 3,354 6.79 $30,424
     Canadian Action Party Robert Charles Radford 394 0.80 $1,904
Total valid votes 49,383 100.00
Total rejected ballots 248
Turnout 49,631 66.83
Electors on the lists 74,268
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

Provincial elections[edit]

Ontario provincial by-election, March 30, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Christine Elliott 15,843 46.2 -2.1
Liberal Judi Longfield 14,529 42.3 +2.2
New Democratic Julie Gladman 3,204 9.3 +0.2
Green Nick Boileau 307 0.9 -1.5
Freedom Paul McKeever 198 0.6
Libertarian Marty Gobin 139 0.4
Family Coalition Victor Carvalho 102 0.3
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Jim Flaherty 27,240 48.3 -9.6
Liberal Dennis Fox 22,593 40.1 +6.1
New Democratic Dan Edwards 5,155 9.1 +1.0
Green Michael MacDonald 1,375 2.4 -
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Jim Flaherty 27,623 57.9 -
Liberal Aldo Digiovanni 16,235 34.0 -
New Democratic Betty Craig 3,889 8.1 -

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