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 DISTRICT: Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Russ Powers LIB 21935 39.69% X
David Sweet CON 19135 35.93%
Gordon Guyatt NDP 11557 20.91%
David Januczkowski GRN 2636 4.77%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 241 of 241 polls reporting


110 Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale

2004 Candidates
NDP: Gordon Guyatt
GRN: David Januczkowski
LIB: Russ Powers
CON: David Sweet

Riding Profile
 Riding Map

This riding in the "Golden Horseshoe" in southern Ontario was redrawn and renamed in 2004.

The riding is a mix of urban and rural communities, including Ancaster, Dundas and Flamborough, now part of the new amalgamated city of Hamilton.

It stretches from Garner Road, the transmission lines and Highway 403 in the east to Milburough Town Line in the north to Gore Road in the west and Sawmill Road in the south.

Primary employment sectors include manufacturing, health and social services and retail trade. Average family income is $89,428 and unemployment is four per cent.

In 1996, the riding of Wentworth-Burlington was created and in 2000, it was renamed Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Aldershot. In this redistribution, the riding no longer contains part of the city of Burlington, but takes in part of what was formerly Hamilton West.

Population: 106,245

Political History

Incumbent MP John Bryden won this riding for the Liberals in 2000, but in February of this year he crossed the floor of the house to join the Conservative Party. He has been the MP since 1993

In the former Hamilton-Wentworth riding, the Tories were more successful, with Geoff Scott holding the riding from 1978 to 1993 and Sean O-Sullivan sitting the previous two terms.



Candidate Profiles

Russ Powers

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: Business Administration in management studies, Mohawk College.
Medical Lab Technology, Mohawk College.
Forensic Pathology/Medical Jurisprudence, Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene.
Profession: Laboratory Technologist, Departments of Education Services and Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
Career Background: Community: Chair of Wentworth Lodge Heritage Trust Fund, past chair of Hamilton Entertainment and Convention Facilities, board of management for Dundas Centre for the Arts, board of directors for Hamilton District Health Council, Royal Botanical Gardens and Dundas Community Services.
Municipal: Chairman and Trustee for Wentworth Lodge Heritage Trust Fund, former board chairman for Hamilton Region Conservation Authority, board member of Royal Botanical Gardens.
Committee chair: Cemeteries, Municipal Governance Review, Pension Administration Committee, Hamilton Emergency Services, Operations, Working Group on Advisory Committees, co-chair of Physician Recruitment/Retention Focus Group, board of directors for Federation of Canadian Municipalities Committees, Conference Planning, chair of environmental issues, international programs, municipal infrastructure, Ontario Regional Committee.
Military service: Retired logistics officer, formerly with 23 - Hamilton - Service Battalion and 2 Tactical Aviation Support Squadron.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Linda
Children: 2

Political History
Municipal: Dundas councillor (1982-2000).
Regional councillor for Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth (1995-2000).
City councillor for amalgamated City of Hamilton (2001-present).

David Sweet

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Age: 46

University Degree: Yes
Education: Masters of Theological Studies, Tyndale Seminary.
Career Background: Owner, Halton Peel Towing Fleet.
Real Estate Sales, Broker/Leader, Century 21 Heritage, Mississauga (1985-1989).
President of Direction Works Inc. Training and Corporate Development (1989-1998).
President and CEO of Promise Keepers Canada (1998-2004).
Founding President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and currently serves on the ethics committee.
Author of the personal development book, Your Spectacular Quest.
Active member of Chedoke Presbyterian Church.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Almut
Children: Theresa, Christopher, Lucian, Reuben, D-C and Lara

Gordon Guyatt

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada
Age: 46
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario

Profession: A physician, specializing in internal medicine, working at McMaster University.
Career Background: Internationally renowned medical researcher who has published over 450 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals, many in the most well-known and widely read publications.
International leader in evidence-based health care.
Medical educator who, for eight years, directed the residency program at McMaster University that trains physicians to be specialists in internal medicine.
Has been active in health policy debates for over 25 years.
Founding member of the Medical Reform Group, a group of doctors dedicated to improving the health of Canadians.
A health journalist who for many years has published periodic articles about health issues in newspapers, such as the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and the Hamilton Spectator.
Published a regular health column in the editorial pages of the Hamilton Spectator (2001-2003).
Currently publishes a regular health column on editorial pages of Winnipeg Free Press and in an online news service, Straight Goods.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Maureen Meade
Children: 3 - Robin, Paige and Claire

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Aldershot (2000).

David Januczkowski

Party: The Green Party of Canada
Age: 44
Birthplace: Oakville, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: Graduate of Sheridan College and Lakehead University.
Profession: Certified management accountant.
Career Background: Has held a variety of volunteer positions with the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario including district director, chapter and subcommittee chairperson.
He has also been involved with local ratepayers association, youth and church group.
Currently works as a financial controller.
Marital Status: Married
Children: One

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 905-659-0628

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 Overall Election Results (2004)
Party Elected Leading Total Vote Share
LIB 135 0 135 36.71%
CON 99 0 99 29.61%
BQ 54 0 54 12.40%
NDP 19 0 19 15.69%
NA 1 0 1 .13%
OTH 0 0 0 5.47%
 Last Update June 29, 5:39:26 AM EDT


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