Oak Ridges (electoral district)

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

Oak Ridges was a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1997 to 2003 and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1999 to 2007. This riding was created in 1996, from parts of Markham—Whitchurch—Stouffville and York North ridings.

It consisted of the towns of Richmond Hill and Whitchurch-Stouffville, and the part of the town of Markham (now a city) north of 16th Avenue.

The electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed between Oak Ridges—Markham and Richmond Hill ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Markham—Whitchurch—Stouffville
and York North
36th  1997–2000     Bryon Wilfert Liberal
37th  2000–2004
Riding dissolved into Oak Ridges—Markham
and Richmond Hill

Federal election results[edit]

1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bryon Wilfert 27,394
Progressive Conservative John Andersen 12,232
Reform Edward Sarafian 7,568
New Democratic Wynne Hartviksen 2,411
Natural Law William Ayling 281
Canadian Action Dean Force 167
2000 Canadian federal election: Oak Ridges
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Bryon Wilfert 33,058
Alliance Bob Callow 11,714
  Progressive Conservative John Oostrom 8,409
  New Democratic Joseph Thevarkunnel 1,623
Green Steven Haylestrom 672
  Natural Law Mary Wan 172

Provincial election results[edit]

2003 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Frank Klees 32,647 47.27 -12.72
Liberal Helena Jaczek 30,126 43.62 +9.27
New Democratic Pamela Courtot 4,464 6.46 +2.60
Green Steven Haylestrom 1,821 2.64 +0.84
1999 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Frank Klees 30,432 59.99
Liberal Vito Spatafora 17,427 34.35
New Democratic Chris Moise 1,957 3.86
Green Steven Haylestrom 914 1.8

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