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 DISTRICT: Bramalea-Gore-Malton
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Gurbax S. Malhi LIB 20394 49.54% X
Raminder Gill CON 12594 30.59%
Fernando Miranda NDP 6113 14.85%
Sharleen McDowall GRN 1832 4.46%
Frank Chilelli ML 237 0.58%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 201 of 201 polls reporting


113 Bramalea-Gore-Malton

2004 Candidates

ML: Frank Chilelli
CON: Raminder Gill
LIB: Gurbax Malhi (Incumbent)
GRN: Sharleen McDowall
NDP: Fernando Miranda

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This riding in Peel Region, in the Greater Toronto Area, contains parts of the cities of Mississauga and Brampton. Almost 46 per cent of residents of this ethnically diverse riding are immigrants.

The riding stretches from Highway 401 in the southeast to Mayfield Road in the northwest, between Dixie Road, Bovaird Drive and Torbram Road in the southwest and Highway 50 and Highway 427 in the northeast.

About one-third of the population has a mother tongue other than English. There are significant Italian communities and one of the largest East Indian populations in Canada.

The riding's economy is driven largely by a variety of light manufacturing and high technology industries. Because of the presence of Pearson International Airport, it has many of Canada's leading aerospace companies. Average family income is $64,831 and the unemployment rate is 5.6 per cent.

In 2000, this riding was called Brampton-Gore-Malton-Springdale.
It was Brampton-Gore-Malton until 1990. The riding was created in 1986 out of 35 per cent of Brampton-Georgetown and 17 per cent of Mississauga North. There was no change in 1996, and in 2004, the northern boundary moved south.

Population: 119,886

Political history
1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000 - LIB

Liberal Gurbax Malhi has held the riding for the last three federal elections, defeating Reform candidate Gurdish Mangat in 2000. In 1988, PC Harry Chadwick defeated Liberal Gurjit Grewal by 2,815 votes. In 1979-1980 and 1984, the former riding of Bramalea Malton was held by the PC party.
2000: Gurbax Malhi


Candidate Profiles

Gurbax Malhi

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Oct. 12, 1949
Age: 54
Birthplace: Punjab, India

University Degree: Yes
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, English and History, Punjab University - 1972.
Profession: Real estate
Career Background: Quality control, Leco Industries (1977-1979).
Manufacturing, Engelhard Industries (1979-1985).
Real estate agent, Homelife/Response Realty (1985-1993).
Director, Laikey Chattha Assoc Inc.
Served as president of G.M. Investment Corporation.
Member of Toronto Real Estate Board.
Community: Served on Malton Community Council, volunteer member with Peel Police Race Relations Committee and Parents advisory Council, acted as director of the Malton Neighbourhood Services.
Founding director, Can-Sikh Cultural and Sports Centre.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Devinder
Children: two - Gurinder and Harinder

Political History
Party: Former president of the Bramalea-Gore-Malton Liberal Association.
Federal: Elected in Bramalea-Gore-Malton (1993 and 1997).
Won in Bramalea-Gore-Malton-Springdale (2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To minister of labour (2001-2003).
To minister of industry, with special emphasis on entrepreneurs and new Canadians.
Committee: Former co-chair: Joint committee on the Library of Parliament.
Former member: Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities; Industry; Scrutiny of Regulations; Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights; Government Operations; Procedure and House Affairs; Citizenship and Immigration; special committee on Code of Conduct for MPs and senators; the subcommittee on the Business of Supply; the Pearson Airport subcommittee and the Limousine subcommittee; subcommittee on Human Rights and International Development.
Member: Industry, Science and Technology.
Office Address: 2565 Steeles Avenue East, Unit 4, Bramalea, Ont.
Tel: (905) 790-9211
Capital Address: Room 230, Confederation Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
Tel: (613) 992-9105

Raminder Gill

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Punjab, India

University Degree: Yes
Education: Bachelors in Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto.
Masters of Engineering, University of Toronto.
Career Background: Over 15 years experience as a chemical engineer with several local firms before starting own business.
Director of manufacturing and operations, Multinational Chemical Company.
Owner, Genpro Canada Ltd. (1990-present).
Owner of All Round Travel, a Malton-based travel agency with two locations.
Inventor and developer of a range of environmentally-friendly products including President's Choice "The Alternative Bleach."
Community: Member of Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.
Past member of the Fire Code Commission.
Former director of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of Canada.
Founder of Malton Cougars Soccer Club.
Fundraiser for Credit Valley Hospital, United Way, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Eye Foundation.
Charter member of Mississauga Lions Club of Erin Mills.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Pam
Children: two - Natasha and Sonja

Political History
Provincial: Elected in Bramalea-Gore-Malton-Springdale (1999); defeated (2003).
Federal: Defeated in Mississauga South (1997).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: Ontario: To minster of labour (1999).
To minister of training, colleges and universities(2001).
To Premier and minister of intergovernmental affairs.
Committee: Ontario: Public Accounts; Regulations and Private Bills.

Fernando Miranda

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

Sharleen McDowall

Party: Green Party of Canada

Frank Chilelli

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Bramalea-Gore-Malton-Springdale in 2003.
Federal: Defeated in Eglinton-Lawrence in 2000.

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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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