Whitby—Ajax

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

Whitby—Ajax was a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. It was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1997 to 2003, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1999 to 2007. It was located to the east of Toronto, consisting of the Town of Whitby and the part of the Town of Ajax lying to the south of Kingston Road.

The federal riding was created in 1996, from parts of Durham and Ontario ridings, while the provincial riding was created in 1999 from Durham Centre, Durham East and Durham West.

The federal electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed between Ajax—Pickering and Whitby—Oshawa ridings. The provincial electoral district was abolished in 2007, when it was also redistributed into Ajax—Pickering and Whitby—Oshawa.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Federal[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Durham and Ontario
36th  1997–2000     Judi Longfield Liberal
37th  2000–2004
Riding dissolved into Ajax—Pickering and Whitby—Oshawa

Provincial[edit]

Whitby—Ajax
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Durham Centre, Durham East and Durham West
37th  1999–2003     Jim Flaherty Progressive Conservative
38th  2003–2006
 2006–2007 Christine Elliott
Riding dissolved into Ajax—Pickering and Whitby—Oshawa

Electoral history[edit]

Federal elections[edit]

2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Judi Longfield 25,693 52.68 $68,465.75
Alliance Shaun Gillespie 13,159 26.98 $28,304.89
     Progressive Conservative Rob Chopowick 7,563 15.51 $12,247.43
New Democratic Vic Perroni 2,359 4.84 $2,493.06
Total valid votes 48,774 100.00
Total rejected ballots 153
Turnout 48,927 58.64
Electors on the lists 83,443
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Judi Longfield 23,551 47.69 $43,611
Reform Bill Serjeantson 11,977 24.25 $157
     Progressive Conservative Frank Snyder 10,107 20.47 $44,118
New Democratic Karen Dolan 3,354 6.79 $30,424
Canadian Action Robert Charles Radford 394 0.80 $1,904
Total valid votes 49,383 100.00
Total rejected ballots 248
Turnout 49,631 66.83
Electors on the lists 74,268
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

Provincial elections[edit]

Ontario provincial by-election, March 30, 2006
Resignation of Jim Flaherty
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Christine Elliott 15,843 46.23 −2.2
Liberal Judi Longfield 14,529 42.40 +2.2
New Democratic Julie Gladman 3,204 9.35 +0.2
Green Nick Boileau 307 0.90 −1.5
Freedom Paul McKeever 197 0.57
Family Coalition Victor Carvalho 102 0.30
Libertarian Marty Gobin 87 0.25
Total valid votes 34,269 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 107 0.31
Turnout 34,376 32.42
Eligible voters 106,028
Progressive Conservative hold Swing
Source(s)
"SUMMARY OF VALID BALLOTS CAST FOR EACH CANDIDATE - Whitby—Ajax" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2006. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
2003 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Jim Flaherty 27,240 48.3 -9.6
Liberal Dennis Fox 22,593 40.1 +6.1
New Democratic Dan Edwards 5,155 9.1 +1.0
Green Michael MacDonald 1,375 2.4 -
1999 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Jim Flaherty 27,623 57.9 -
Liberal Aldo Digiovanni 16,235 34.0 -
New Democratic Betty Craig 3,889 8.1 -

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