Brampton (electoral district)

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Brampton
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1987
District abolished1996
First contested1988
Last contested1993

Brampton was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1988 to 1997. This riding was created in 1987, from Brampton—Georgetown riding, and was abolished in 1996, when it was redistributed between Brampton Centre and Brampton West—Mississauga ridings.

It consisted of that part of the City of Brampton lying west of Dixie Road.

It was briefly a riding represented in the Ontario Legislative Assembly from 1975 to 1985. It was represented by Premier Bill Davis.

History[edit]

Incumbent John McDermid was made the Minister of Housing two weeks before the 1988 federal election was called, shortly after negotiating the Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement.[1]

Three weeks after the election was called, Liberals nominated Harbhajan Pandori, a 41-year-old computer analyst for Canadian Tire. He was a resident of Mississauga, and "president of the large Sikh temple." He campaigned against the proposed federal sales tax (the GST) and "supermailboxes" in new subdivisions.[1] NDP candidate John Morris focused on campaigning against free trade.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Brampton—Georgetown
34th  1988–1993     John McDermid Progressive Conservative
35th  1993–1997     Colleen Beaumier Liberal
Riding dissolved into Brampton Centre and Brampton West—Mississauga

Election results[edit]

1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John McDermid 29,473
Liberal Harbhajan Pandori 14,047
New Democratic John Morris 10,284
Christian Heritage Don Eddie 2,698
Libertarian George Dance 593
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Colleen Beaumier 35,203
Reform Ernie McDonald 18,196
  Progressive Conservative Susan Fennell 12,134
  New Democratic Party John Morris 1,925
  Natural Law Maxim Newby 455
Marxist–Leninist Amarjit Dhillon 245

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Stevie Cameron, "Brampton's new housing minister running hard to stay in the House", The Globe and Mail, 14 November 1988, A10.

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