Windsor—Riverside

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Windsor—Riverside was a provincial electoral district in Ontario that was represented in the Ontario Legislative Assembly from 1975 to 1999. It was located in the east end of Windsor.

The riding was created in 1975 out of Sandwich-Riverside and abolished in 1996 into Windsor—St. Clair and Windsor West.

MPPs[edit]

  1. Frederick Arthur Burr, NDP (1975-1977)
  2. Dave Cooke, NDP (1977-1997)
  3. Wayne Lessard, NDP (1997-1999)

Election results[edit]

Ontario provincial by-election, Sept. 4, 1997
Resignation of Dave Cooke
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Wayne Lessard 9,308 43.99 -1.71
Liberal Gary McNamara 8,494 40.14 +5.31
Progressive Conservative Fran Funaro 3,028 14.31 -2.12
Green Steve Harvey 329 1.70
Total valid votes 21,159 100.0
Difference 814 3.85
Total rejected ballots 159 0.75
Turnout 21,318 42.38

Source: [1]

Ontario general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Dave Cooke 12,347 45.70 -25.33
Liberal Gary McNamara 9,412 34.83 +12.53
Progressive Conservative Blaine Tyndall 4,440 16.43 +12.75
Family Coalition Michel Ozorak 459 1.70 -1.29
Natural Law Sherry Lanier 362 1.34
Total valid votes 27,020 100.0
Difference 2,935 10.86
Total rejected ballots 298 1.09
Turnout 27,318 54.02

Source: [2] [3]

Ontario general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Dave Cooke 21,144 71.03 +13.68
Liberal Doreen Oullette 6,640 22.31 -15.51
Progressive Conservative Vivian Tregunna 1,096 3.68 +0.85
Family Coalition Earl Amyotte 889 2.99 +1.28
Total valid votes 29,769 100.0
Ontario general election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Dave Cooke 17,162 57.65 -3.97
Liberal Rick Limoges 11,257 37.81 +22.59
Progressive Conservative Terry Hrynyk 842 2.83 -20.32
Family Coalition Mark Kahabka 509 1.71
Total valid votes 29,770 100.0
Ontario general election, 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Dave Cooke 17,883 61.62 +12.04
Progressive Conservative Ron Burgoyne 6,719 23.15 +7.08
Liberal Ferguson Jenkins 4,418 15.22 -17.90
Total valid votes 29,020 100.0
Ontario general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Dave Cooke 13,626 49.59 +3.99
Liberal Gerry Levesque 9,102 33.12 -4.11
Progressive Conservative Sandy Thomson 4,418 16.08 -1.10
Independents John H. Snyder 333 1.21
Total valid votes 27,479 100.0
Ontario general election, 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Dave Cooke 12,947 45.59 -2.26
Liberal Michael MacDougall 10,572 37.23 -1.68
Progressive Conservative Al Santing 4,878 17.18 +3.94
Total valid votes 28,397 100.0
Ontario general election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Fred Burr 13,273 47.85
Liberal Mike MacDougall 10,793 38.91
Progressive Conservative Bill Woolson 3,671 13.24
Total valid votes 27,737 100.0