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Conservative clings to seat in Liberal landslide
[WES Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Tracey Tyler Toronto Star
Date: Sep 15, 1987
Start Page: W.3
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Progressive Conservative incumbent Cam Jackson clung to his Burlington South seat by a mere 600 votes. Liberal Bill Carrothers trounced PC justice critic Terry O'Connor in Oakville South, Tory since 1942.

Scarborough highschool teacher [Walter Elliot], 53, trounced Tory hopeful Dave Whiting tallying 11,644 votes to 6,933 in the traditionally Liberal area. Incumbent Don Knight quit after just one term.

Halton Regional Councillor Barry Quinn, 42, pushed for better GO Train service in his bid to paint Halton Centre Tory blue. But Liberal [Barbara Sullivan], 44, executive assistant to former treasurer Robert Nixon, won with 15,914 votes compared to Quinn's 10,427. She wants better acid rain controls and landfill alternatives in the new riding, which takes in northern Oakville, north Burlington and Milton.

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