Ontario municipal elections, 2003

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In the 2003 municipal elections in Ontario, voters in Ontario, Canada, elected mayors, councillors, school board trustees and all other elected officials in all of Ontario's municipalities.

Results of election[edit]

According to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, province-wide turnout for municipal elections in 2003 was 40.18% across 408 municipalities. This was down roughly 1%. 574 positions were acclaimed and 28 municipalities reported that their entire countils were acclaimed. In all, there were 5,103 candidates for 2,268 positions.

Here are results of mayoral races in selected cities in the civic elections held on November 10, 2003.

Ajax[edit]

  • Steve Parish 10,302
  • Kip Van Kempen 4,192

Aurora[edit]

  • Tim Jones 5,597
  • Homer Farsad 3,014

Barrie[edit]

  • Rob Hamilton 14,213
  • Patricia B. Copeland 7,901
  • Jim Perri 5,020
  • Jon Vink 395

Belleville[edit]

  • Mary-Anne Sills 5,945
  • Neil R. Ellis 5,707
  • Doug Parker 3,256
  • Trueman Tuck 57

Brampton[edit]

Brant[edit]

Brantford[edit]

Burlington[edit]

Caledon[edit]

  • Marolyn Morrison 4,075
  • Richard Whitehead 3,855
  • Gary Wiles 3,635
  • Anthony Di Somma 1,455

Cambridge[edit]

  • Doug Craig 13,005
  • Fatima Pereira 4,142

Chatham–Kent[edit]

  • Diane Gagner 16,737
  • Austin Wright 6,033
  • Mary K. Lee 4,817
  • Richard Erickson 4,202
  • Larry Brundritt 1,989
  • William "Bill" Arends 1,472

Clarington[edit]

  • John Mutton 16,143
  • Richard Ward 1,824

Cornwall[edit]

  • Phil Poirier 7,271
  • Brian Sylvester 6,131
  • Andre Rivette 1,756

Georgina[edit]

  • Robert Grossi 6,631
  • Jeffrey Holec 4,441

Greater Sudbury[edit]

In a surprisingly active race (Toronto was the only city in the province with more mayoral candidates on the ballot), city councillor David Courtemanche emerged the victor over businessman Paul Marleau to succeed retiring mayor Jim Gordon.


2003 Greater Sudbury municipal election, Mayor of Greater Sudburyedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes Notes
David Courtemanche 19,152 35.56
Paul Marleau 11,360 21.10
Colin Firth 8,096 15.03
Louise Portelance 5,645 10.48
John Caruso 4,693 8.71
Tom Boyuk 1,930 3.58
Brian R. Gatien 1,280 2.38
Richard Doyon 667 1.24
Mary Fournier Pagnutti 405 0.75
David Chevrier 271 0.50
Yvonne Neison 141 0.26
Robert Maurice 102 0.19
Ed Pokonzie 67 0.12
David Popescu 42 0.08
Total valid votes 53,851 100.00

Guelph[edit]

In 2003, Guelph was the only major city in the province where both of the leading candidates for mayor were women.

Halton Hills[edit]

  • Rick Bonnette 5,035
  • John Day 4,022
  • Kathy Gastle 2,206
  • Marilyn Serjeantson 1,423

Haldimand[edit]

  • Marie Trainer 7,303
  • Lorraine Bergstrand 6,192
  • Wilfred Marlowe 1,363

Hamilton[edit]

See Hamilton municipal election, 2003

Kawartha Lakes[edit]

  • Barbara Kelly 9,748
  • John R. Macklem 7,189
  • Patrick J. O’Reilly 6,882
  • Patrick Dunn 4,585
  • Joe McGuire 4,335

Kingston[edit]

Kitchener[edit]

  • Carl Zehr 23,707
  • Jon Huemiller 4,553
  • Ferenc Kulcsar 739

London[edit]

  • Anne Marie DeCicco 48,789
  • Vaughan Minor 37,337
  • Garry Moon 1,871
  • Ivan W. Kasiurak 865
  • Andrew McIlhargey 729
  • Carl Harris 636
  • Frank Burlock 578
  • Linden John Cassina 506
  • Mesbah Eldeeb 388
  • Kenneth Venus 312
  • Peter Schuller 296

Markham[edit]

Milton[edit]

  • Gord Krantz 6,238
  • Rick Malboeuf 2,224
  • Al Volpe 701
  • Las Polcz 409
  • Vito Agozzino 369
  • David Lloyd 331

Mississauga[edit]

Extremely long serving mayor Hazel McCallion was easily reelected to another term. As one of the longest serving politicians in the country, Mayor McCallion is well known to Mississaugans.

  • Hazel McCallion 74,719
  • Masood Khan 2,304
  • Charles Coober 1,613
  • Larry J. Mancini 1,478
  • Dyal Chanderpaul 1,419

Newmarket[edit]

  • Al Heller 8,645
  • Tom Taylor 4,604
  • David Martin 2,268

Niagara Falls[edit]

Norfolk[edit]

See: Norfolk County municipal election, 2003

  • Rita Kalmbach 12,143
  • Brian Decker 5,158

North Bay[edit]

  • Vic Fedeli 13,025
  • Lynne Bennett 3,147
  • Tim Wright 686
  • Jeff Marceau 508

Oakville[edit]

Incumbent Ann Mulvale's narrow defeat of development skeptic Rob Burton had to be confirmed later in a judicial recount.

Oshawa[edit]

Incumbent mayor Nancy Diamond was defeated by challenger John Gray in a race that also hinged on economic and urban development; Gray was the pro-development candidate.

  • John Gray 14,921
  • Michael Clarke 7,333
  • Nancy Diamond 5,871
  • Ed Kowalczyk 1,827
  • Darlene Hovland 229

Ottawa[edit]

Incumbent Bob Chiarelli was reelected after facing an unexpectedly strong challenge from Terry Kilrea.

Peterborough[edit]

  • Sylvia Sutherland 11,194
  • Douglas Peacock 10,522
  • D. Paul Ayotte 5,155
  • Margaree Edwards 1,326

Pickering[edit]

  • Dave Ryan 10,426
  • Doug Dickerson 7,456

Quinte West[edit]

  • Bob Campney 4,611
  • Terry R. F. Cassidy 3,051
  • Bill Armstrong 2,801
  • Claude Rolland du-Lude 118

Richmond Hill[edit]

Sarnia[edit]

  • Mike Bradley 13,707
  • Rose-Ann Nathan 5,716
  • Tom Hurst 623
  • Carlos Murray 330
  • Hermann Martens 198

Sault Ste. Marie[edit]

  • John Rowswell 11,713
  • Peter Vaudry 8,579
  • Patricia Jennings 7,000
  • Gary Bedryk 812

St. Catharines[edit]

See: St. Catharines municipal election, 2003

  • Tim Rigby 9,558
  • Wendy Patriquin 9,504
  • Rondi Craig 9,189
  • Mark Klimchuk 1,166
  • Burt Koiter 415
  • Boris Petrovici 212

St. Thomas[edit]

  • Jeff Kohler 5,876
  • Joanne Brooks 3,596
  • John R. Heaslip 587

Thunder Bay[edit]

  • Lynn Peterson 26,572
  • Frank Pullia 13,690
  • Orville Santa 3,767
  • Don Slobojan 3,602
  • (Mike) Marvin McMenemy 330

Timmins[edit]

Victor M. Power, Mayor of Timmins for 17 of the 20 years from 1980 to 2000, who did not stand in the 2000 municipal election, came out of retirement and was returned against one-term incumbent and the first female mayor of Timmins Jamie Lim.

Toronto[edit]

David Miller was elected mayor defeating John Tory, Barbara Hall and John Nunziata. See also: Toronto municipal election, 2003 Results of 2003 Toronto election

Vaughan[edit]

Waterloo[edit]

Welland[edit]

  • Damian Goulbourne 7,554
  • Cindy Forster 5,312
  • Philip Bradley 2,036
  • Dick Reuter 1,892
  • John Watt 473
  • Frank Garofalo 378

Whitby[edit]

  • Marcel Brunelle 11,548
  • Judy Griffiths 3,052

Windsor[edit]

Woodstock[edit]

  • Michael Harding 4,789
  • Sandra J. Talbot 3,520

See also[edit]