Windsor—Riverside

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Sandwich-Riverside (1967-1975)
Windsor-Riverside (1975-1999)
Ontario electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
District created 1967
District abolished 1996
First contested 1967
Last contested 1995

Windsor—Riverside was an electoral riding in Ontario, Canada. It was located in the east end of Windsor. The riding was created in 1975 out of Sandwich-Riverside and merged into Windsor—St. Clair and Windsor West in 1996 before the 1999 election.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Sandwich-Riverside
Assembly Years Member Party
28th  1967–1971     Fred Burr New Democratic
29th  1971–1975
Riding renamed to Windsor-Riverside
30th  1975–1977     Fred Burr New Democratic
31st  1977–1981 Dave Cooke
32nd  1981–1985
33rd  1985–1987
34th  1987–1990
35th  1990–1995
36th  1995–1997
 1997–1999 Wayne Lessard
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[1]
Merged into merged into Windsor—St. Clair
and Windsor West before the 1999 election

Election results[edit]

Ontario provincial by-election, Sept. 4, 1997
Resignation of Dave Cooke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Wayne Lessard 9,308 43.99 -1.71
Liberal Gary McNamara 8,494 40.14 +5.31
Progressive Conservative Fran Funaro 3,028 14.31 -2.12
Green Steve Harvey 329 1.70
Total valid votes 21,159 100.0
Difference 814 3.85
Total rejected ballots 159 0.75
Turnout 21,318 42.38

Source: [1]

Ontario general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Dave Cooke 12,347 45.70 -25.33
Liberal Gary McNamara 9,412 34.83 +12.53
Progressive Conservative Blaine Tyndall 4,440 16.43 +12.75
Family Coalition Michel Ozorak 459 1.70 -1.29
Natural Law Sherry Lanier 362 1.34
Total valid votes 27,020 100.0
Difference 2,935 10.86
Total rejected ballots 298 1.09
Turnout 27,318 54.02

Source: [2] [3]

Ontario general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Dave Cooke 21,144 71.03 +13.68
Liberal Doreen Oullette 6,640 22.31 -15.51
Progressive Conservative Vivian Tregunna 1,096 3.68 +0.85
Family Coalition Earl Amyotte 889 2.99 +1.28
Total valid votes 29,769 100.0
Ontario general election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Dave Cooke 17,162 57.65 -3.97
Liberal Rick Limoges 11,257 37.81 +22.59
Progressive Conservative Terry Hrynyk 842 2.83 -20.32
Family Coalition Mark Kahabka 509 1.71
Total valid votes 29,770 100.0
Ontario general election, 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Dave Cooke 17,883 61.62 +12.04
Progressive Conservative Ron Burgoyne 6,719 23.15 +7.08
Liberal Ferguson Jenkins 4,418 15.22 -17.90
Total valid votes 29,020 100.0
Ontario general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Dave Cooke 13,626 49.59 +3.99
Liberal Gerry Levesque 9,102 33.12 -4.11
Progressive Conservative Sandy Thomson 4,418 16.08 -1.10
Independents John H. Snyder 333 1.21
Total valid votes 27,479 100.0
Ontario general election, 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Dave Cooke 12,947 45.59 -2.26
Liberal Michael MacDougall 10,572 37.23 -1.68
Progressive Conservative Al Santing 4,878 17.18 +3.94
Total valid votes 28,397 100.0
Ontario general election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Fred Burr 13,273 47.85
Liberal Mike MacDougall 10,793 38.91
Progressive Conservative Bill Woolson 3,671 13.24
Total valid votes 27,737 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For Fred Burr's Legislative Assembly information see "Fred Burr, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017. 
    • For Dave Cooke's Legislative Assembly information see "Dave Cooke, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017. 
    • For Wayne Lessard's Legislative Assembly information see "Wayne Lessard, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.