Population – 105,947 This large rural riding in southwestern Ontario includes the Bruce Peninsula, which stretches north between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.
It contains parts of Bruce and Grey counties, the Saugeen No. 29 Reserve, the Cape Croker reserve and Fathom Five National Marine Park. The southern boundary is Highway 89, excluding the town of Minto.
The riding was created in 1976 from most of Bruce riding and part of Wellington-Grey-Dufferin-Simcoe. In the 2004 redistribution, small portions of Dufferin-Peel in the southeast, Simcoe-Grey in the east and Huron-Bruce in the west were added.
Thie riding is two hours northwest of Toronto and is a popular destination for tourists and retirees and sees the population swell during the summer. It has a mixed economic base. Manufacturing is the main industry, but agriculture and tourism-related employment are also important.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census