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Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1996
District abolished2003
First contested1997
Last contested2000

Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1997 to 2004.

Federal electoral district[edit]

The federal riding was created as a result of redistribution in 1996 from parts of Guelph—Wellington, Halton—Peel and Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Simcoe ridings. Located west of Toronto, the largely rural electoral district's largest centre is the town of Orangeville, Ontario. The riding consisted of the entire County of Dufferin; that part of the County of Grey contained in the townships of Egremont and Proton and the Village of Dundalk; that part of the County of Wellington contained in the townships of Erin and West Luther, the Town of Mount Forest and the villages of Arthur and Erin and that part of the Regional Municipality of Peel contained in the Town of Caledon.

The riding's first vote was the 1997 federal election in which Liberal Murray Calder became its Member of Parliament. Calder was re-elected in the 2000 election.

The federal electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed between Dufferin—Caledon, Grey—Bruce—Owen Sound, Perth—Wellington and Wellington—Halton Hills ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

The riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Simcoe,
Halton—Peel and Guelph—Wellington
36th  1997–2000     Murray Calder Liberal
37th  2000–2004
Riding dissolved into Dufferin—Caledon,
Wellington—Halton Hills, Perth—Wellington
and Grey—Bruce—Owen Sound

Election results[edit]

1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Murray Calder 20,957 42.62
Reform Dave Davies 14,760 30.02
Progressive Conservative Eleanor Taylor 11,089 22.55
New Democratic Kevin Kelly 2,355 4.70
2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Murray Calder 21,678 45.47
Alliance Don Crawford 15,128 31.73
Progressive Conservative Richard Majkot 7,926 16.62
New Democratic Mitchel Healey 1,473 3.09
Green Robert Strang 1,464 3.07

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