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 DISTRICT: Beaches-East York
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Maria Minna LIB 22494 47.96% X
Peter Tabuns NDP 15156 32.31%
Nick Nikopoulos CON 6603 14.07%
Peter Davison GRN 2127 4.54%
Daniel Dufresne MP 365 0.77%
Edward Slota IND 80 0.17%
Miguel Figueroa COM 62 0.13%
Roger Carter ML 46 0.1%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 201 of 201 polls reporting


112 Beaches-East York

2004 Candidates

MLP: Roger Carter
GRN: Peter Davison
MP: Daniel Dufresne
COM: Miguel Figueroa
LIB: Maria Minna (Incumbent)
CON: Nick Nikopoulos
IND: Edward Slota
NDP: Peter Tabuns

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This Toronto riding is bordered to the south by Lake Ontario, to the north by Sunrise Avenue and the Don River, the old border of Scarborough to the east (Victoria Park Avenue) and Coxwell Avenue to the west.

There are an almost equal number of renters and homeowners in the riding. The bulk of workers are in manufacturing, retail, health care and social services. Average family income is $73,372 and the unemployment rate is 6.5 per cent.

According to 2001 census data, the immigrant population is nearly 35 per cent, with Chinese, Italian and East Indian among the major ethnic groups.

In the 2004 redistribution, the riding added small areas from Scarborough, Don Valley East and Don Valley West. The Beaches riding was created in 1976, mainly from the former Greenwood riding and became Beaches-Woodbine in 1986. Part of Don Valley East was added in 1996.

Population: 108,913

Political History

1935-1958 incl - PC
1962-1974 incl - NDP
1979 - PC
1980-1988 incl - NDP
1993 - LIB
1997, 2000 - LIB

Since 1993, this riding has been held by Liberal Maria Minna, a member of the Chrétien cabinet and former minister of international co-operation. In 2000, she defeated New Democrat Mel Watkins.

The former Greenwood riding was Tory from 1935 to 1958 and New Democrat from 1962 to 1974. The riding went PC in 1979 then was held by NDP MP Neil Young for three terms.


Candidate Profiles

Maria Minna

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: March 14, 1948
Age: 56
Birthplace: Pofi, Italy

University Degree: Yes
Education: Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of Toronto.
Profession: Consultant
Career Background: Appointed co-chair of the Worker's Compensation Board of Ontario's Task Force on Vocational Rehabilitation (1986).
Appointed chair of the WCB Task Force on Service Delivery (1991).
Vice-President of MacBain Public Affairs Inc, public affairs consulting firm.
Served as president of the National Congress of Italian-Canadians.
President of COSTI-IIAS Immigrant Services, Canada's largest immigrant services organization (1981-1992).
Founding member of the National Action Committee on Immigrant and Visible Minority Women.
Served as director of the National Council on Welfare, on the United Way of Greater Toronto and as a member of the National advisory Committee of the Women's Legal, Education and Action Fund.
Former National President of the National Congress of Italian-Canadians.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Robert MacBain
Children: Two — Cameron and Andrew

Political History
Federal: Elected in Beaches-Woodbine (1993).
Elected in Beaches-East York (1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Cabinet: Minister of international cooperation (1999-2002).
Committee: Former vice-chair: Human Resources Development.
Former member: Citizenship and Immigration, Health, subcommittee on Children and Youth at Risk.
Member: Finance.
Caucus: Chair: Caucus Social Policy committee (1998).
Office Address: 1912 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, (416)467-0860.
Capital Address: Room 410, West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., (613)992-2115.

Nick Nikopoulos

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Age: 32

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA, University of Toronto. M.Sc. in Economics, University of London. Currently an LL.B. candidate.
Profession: Managing director and owner, MEDIAgenda Communications.
Career Background:
Experience in Management Consulting, Political Strategy, Research and Writing. Chief operating officer for the Canadian Institute of International Affairs. Political: Research co-ordinator for the G8 Research Group; chair of the Research and Strategy Committee, Maj.-Gen. (retired) Lewis MacKenzie campaign; 2000 Progressive Conservative Party of Canada campaign (Ontario headquarters); Fundraising adviser for the 2004 Tony Clement Conservative Party of Canada leadership campaign.
Marital Status: Status

Peter Tabuns

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1951
Birthplace: London, Ont.

Career Background: Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada (1999 to 2004).
Former vice-chair of the Co-op Housing Federation of Toronto.
Former president of Citizens for a Safe Environment, fighting against garbage incinerators planned for the portlands.
Municipal: Chaired the Board of Health of the City of Toronto (1992-1997).
Initiated the Toronto Better Buildings Partnership, a multimillion-dollar energy efficiency retrofit program.
Fought privatization of the city's public heating utility.
Fought for disclosure rules on council to protect public integrity.
Name of Spouse/Partner: Shawn Kerwin
Children: One — Anton

Political History
Municipal: Elected city councillor in east end Toronto (1990-1991, 1991-1994 and 1994-1997).
Served as deputy mayor of Toronto (1992-1997).

Peter Davison

Party: Green Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in Political Science, Acadia University.
Career Background: Has advocated for food security in the context of community economic development for the South Asian community in Toronto. Took a leadership role in promoting full integration for people with special needs as a special needs co-ordinator. Caregiver working with people to help them live independent lives. Talks include the McMaster Peace Studies Symposium and the Acadia University Social Entrepreneurial competition. Received the Bronze medal for his presentation on Urban Agriculture as a Community Economic Development Model.

Roger Carter

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Miguel Figueroa

Party: Communist Party of Canada

Daniel Dufresne

Party: Marijuana Party

Edward Slota

Party: Independent

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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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