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Vaughan—King—Aurora was a federal electoral riding in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1997 to 2004, and was a provincial electoral riding represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1999 to 2007.

Federal riding[edit]

The federal riding was created in 1996 as Vaughan—Aurora from parts of Markham, Oak Ridges, and York North ridings. It was subsequently renamed "Vaughan—King—Aurora".

It existed only for the 1997 and 2000 elections.

It was abolished in 2004, as ridings in York Region were redistributed due to its fast-growing population. The riding was redistributed into Newmarket—Aurora, Oak Ridges—Markham, and Vaughan ridings.

Provincial riding[edit]

The provincial riding of Vaughan—King—Aurora was created before the 1999 election when Ontario provincial electoral districts were redefined to be the same as the federal districts. Municipalities in this riding were previously in parts of York Centre (Vaughan) and York—Mackenzie (Newmarket, Aurora, King) ridings.

The riding was last held by Greg Sorbara, representing the Ontario Liberal Party in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Sorbara served as the Minister of Finance for the Cabinet of Ontario from 2003 to 2005, and from 2006 to 2007.

In 2007 the riding was abolished to match the boundaries of the federal ridings. The riding was redistributed into Newmarket—Aurora, Oak Ridges—Markham, and Vaughan ridings.

Federal election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal BEVILACQUA, Maurizio 33,502
     Progressive Conservative COOMBS, Lara 8,591
Reform HAZELGROVE, Maralyn 7,273
     New Democratic Party NAVARRETTA, Robert 2,250
     Independent JAMES, Andrew 524
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal BEVILACQUA, Maurizio 38,208
Alliance VISENTIN, Adrian 9,757
     Progressive Conservative MAZZUCA, Menotti 6,551
     New Democratic Party BECKLES, Octavia 1,938
     No affiliation KNIGHT, Lesley Arden 384

Provincial election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Greg Sorbara 36928 56.14 15.97
Progressive Conservative Carmine Iacono 21744 33.06 -21.64
New Democratic Mike Seaward 4697 7.14 4.22
Green Adrian Visentin 2412 3.67 2.73
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Al Palladini 28836 54.7
Liberal Tony Genco 21173 40.17
New Democratic Michael Seaward 1539 2.92
Libertarian John W. Genser 670 1.27
Green Ernst von Bezold 495 0.94

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