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Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Aileen Carroll LIB 21233 42.66% X
Patrick Brown CON 19938 40.06%
Peter Bursztyn NDP 5312 10.67%
Erich Jacoby-Hawkins GRN 3288 6.61%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 237 of 237 polls reporting


111 Barrie

2004 Candidates
CON: Patrick Brown
NDP: Peter Bursztyn
LIB: Aileen Carroll (Incumbent)
GRN: Erich Jacoby-Hawkins

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This riding contains the city of Barrie, a resort and service-oriented city set on the western shores of Lake Simcoe in central Ontario.
The western boundary is County Road 27 and the Barrie city limits.

Tourism and manufacturing are primary sources of employment. The average family income is $67,380 and unemployment is 5.7 per cent.

In 2004, the former riding of Barrie-Simcoe-Bradford was reduced in size to reflect the growing poulation of the city of Barrie. Barrie-Simcoe-Bradford was established in 1996 by merging parts of Simcoe Centre and York Simcoe.

Population: 103,710

Political History

SIMCOE SOUTH - 1979, 1980, 1984 - PC
1988 - PC
1993 - REF
1997, 2000 - LIB

In 2000, Liberal Aileen Carroll was elected, defeating Canadian Alliance hopeful Rob Hamilton. It was her second term. Paul Martin named Carroll Minister for International co-operation in 2003.

Simcoe Centre was the only Ontario riding ever to elect a Reform candidate – Ed Harper in 1993. It had been a Tory stronghold until 1988.


Candidate Profiles

Aileen Carroll

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: June 1, 1944
Age: 60
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia

University Degree: Yes
Education: Bachelor of Arts, St. Mary's University - 1965.
Bachelor of Education, York University - 1989.
Career Background: Vice-President of Canadiana Curtains Inc., Barrie (1976-1988).
Administrator with law firm Carroll, Heyd (1990-1997).
Worked with Canadian International Development Agency and with Government of Ontario as Federal-Provincial Affairs Secretariat (1990-1997).
Served as Member of Board of Referees in UI appeals process (1990-1997).
Member, Ontario Film Review Board (1990-1997).
Community: Chaired capital campaign for new Barrie Public Library (1995-1996).
Member and chair of St. Joseph's High School Private board (1980-1988).
Member of the Board of the Barrie Food Foundation (1980-1988).
Honourary chair, United Way of Barrie and South Simcoe (1980-1988).
Led a successful local awareness campaign for organ and tissue donation for the past several years and has been a volunteer with such organizations as Out of the Cold and Hospice Simcoe.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Kevin
Children: 2 - Joanna, Daniel

Political History
Municipal: Alderman for Ward 2 in Barrie (1995-1997).
Federal: Elected in Barrie-Simcoe-Bradford (1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To the minister of foreign affairs (2001-2003).
Cabinet: Ministry for International Cooperation (2003).
Committee: Former member: Foreign Affairs and International Trade, subcommittee on Human Rights and International Development, Environment and Sustainable Development, Justice and Human Rights, Health.
Member of cabinet committee on Domestic Affairs.
Office Address: 4-7 St. Anne Street, Barrie, Ontario, 705-726-5959.
Capital Address: House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario, 613-992-3394.

Patrick Brown

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Career Background: Worked at Queen's Park as a special assistant in Ministry of Finance and the Solicitor General's office and with Management Board Secretariat on red tape issues. (1995-2000).
Worked part-time in Magna's legal department on immigration and labour issues (since 2001).
Served on International Youth Democratic Union executive as vice-chair.
Now sits as chair and executive-secretary of International Freedom Campaign.
Was selected as part of a four-person British delegation sent to help promote democracy in Sri Lanka (2001).
Was a delegate at 2002 International Young Leaders Forum as well as the Washington Party Leaders Conference, hosted by U.S. President George W. Bush.
Attended the IDU Young Leaders Meeting hosted by Australian Prime Minister John Howard.
Political: Active in politics for more than a decade.
Has led several national organizations, such as PC Youth Federation.
Served on national council of PC Party of Canada since 1998, as well as on party's management committee until 2000.
Currently sits as a vice president on the Ontario PC Party executive.

Political History
Municipal: Elected to Barrie council (2000).
Re-elected to Barrie council (2003).
Chairs the city's corporate services committee, which deals with financial matters and corporate governance issues.

Peter Bursztyn

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada
Birth Date: July 26, 1942
Age: 62
Birthplace:Chipata, Zambia (formerly known as Fort Jameson, Northern Rhodesia)

University Degree:Yes
Education: B.Sc. in Physics and Physiology, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physiology
Profession: Industrial Chemist, part-time teacher at Georgian College and Laurentian University
Career Background: He has taught at four medical schools and been a research scientist for more than 25 years during which he wrote two books.
Has also been an energy efficiency expert and performed energy audits in homes and businesses.
Is a founding member of Environmental Action Barrie
Has lectured publicly on global warming, pollution, recycling and environmental issues
Is a former vice president and president of the Barrie Rowing Club
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Elaine Bursztyn
Children: Natalie and Lulu Bursztyn

Office Address: Bayfield Mall, food court, 320 Bayfield Street, Barrie, Ont. L4M 4T7
Telephone: 705 726 7997

Erich Jacoby-Hawkins

Party: The Green Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of Waterloo.
Profession: Internet-correspondence teacher of English writing.
Career Background: Taught conversational English in South Korea for three years.
Community: Serves as director and chair of Environmental Action Barrie - Living Green, a local charitable organization.
Founding member of the Mayor's Taskforce on Affordable Housing in Barrie.
Volunteer for the Out of the Cold program and a long-time foster parent of children in Haiti.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 705-730-7591

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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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