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 DISTRICT: Brampton-Springdale
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Ruby Dhalla LIB 19385 47.44% X
Sam Hundal CON 11182 27.37%
Kathy Pounder NDP 8038 19.79%
Nick Hudson GRN 1927 4.74%
Gurdev Singh Mattu COM 86 0.21%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 212 of 212 polls reporting


114 Brampton-Springdale

2004 Candidates

LIB: Ruby Dhalla
GRN: Nick Hudson
CON: Sam Hundal
COM: Gurdev Singh Mattu
NDP: Kathy Pounder

Riding Profile
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Created in 2004, this riding is in a fast-growing part of Peel Region, west of Toronto, which contains part of the city of Brampton.

The riding stretches from Brampton city limits in the south to Mayfield Road in the north between Kennedy Road South, Vodden Street East, Main Street North and Hurontario Street in the west and Mayfield Road, Torbram Road, Bovaird Drive and Dixie Road in the east.

In the 2001 census, the immigrant population totaled 39 per cent. There are significant East Indian and Italian communities and 35 per cent speak a language other than English.

Employment in Brampton is concentrated in manufacturing, including automotive and aviation technology and transportation, storage and business services. Average family income is $79,952 and unemployment is 4.9 per cent.

This riding was created in 2004 from 77 per cent of Brampton Centre and 17 per cent of Brampton-Gore-Malton Springdale. The riding of Brampton-Georgetown was established in 1976 by merging parts of Peel-Dufferin-Simcoe, Halton and Mississauga.


Political History

1979-1988 inclusive - PC
1993, 1997 - LIB
2000 - LIB
In Brampton Centre, Liberal MP Sarkis Assadourian defeated Reform’s Don Crawford in 1997 and PC Beryl Ford in 2000. In 2000, Liberal Colleen Beaumier defeated Alliance candidate Hardial Sangha in what was then Brampton West-Mississauga.

PC John McDermid held the riding of Brampton-Georgetown for four terms beginning in 1979. He served in the Mulroney cabinet as minister of state for international trade and housing, minister of state for privatization and regulatory affairs and minister of state for finance and privatization. In 1993 in Brampton-Georgetown, Liberal Colleen Beaumier defeated Reform’s Ernie McDonald.


Candidate Profiles

Ruby Dhalla

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birthplace: Manitoba

University Degree: Yes
Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Winnipeg.
Doctor of chiropractic medicine - 1999.
Profession: Chiropractic doctor.
Career Background: Currently the owner of a chain of rehabilitation health care clinics in the Greater Toronto Area.
A member of ACTRA, has acted in feature films, television and commercials throughout North America.
Community: Involved in numerous volunteer activities within the South Asian Community and in health care advocacy.
Political: Volunteered for David Walker in his successful bid to become member of Parliament for Winnipeg North Centre (1988).
Co-chair of Liberal senior party annual general meeting (1989).
Chair for the Multiculturalism Committee for the Young Liberals of Canada and was appointed to the National Women's Commission under former Prime Minister John Chretien.
Volunteered for Prime Minister Paul Martin's leadership campaign.

Sam Hundal

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds a BA and a bachelor of teaching degree from Punjab University, India. Also holds a Commonwealth graduate's teaching certificate from the School of Education at the University of Leicester, and an MA (Pol.Sc.) from the University of Windsor.
Career Background: Works as a real estate agent and language interpreter. Community : Brampton Business Ambassador, Team Canada trade mission to South Asia (1996); member of the Hospital Board of Governors (1993-1995); chairman, board of directors, Brampton Community Legal Clinic (1990-1991); director, Brampton Real Estate Board (1978-1979); chairman, patient relations committee, College of Opticians; member, Ministerial Advisory Board (1978-1980); member, Brampton Race Relations Council; member, governing council, The College of Opticians (2001-2004); board chairman, Brampton Youth Employment Centre (1988-1989); member, citizens review panel, United Way of Peel (1997-1998); president, Peel Inter-Community Relations Association (1985-1989).

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Brampton Centre in 1997.

Kathy Pounder

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Age: 53
Birthplace: Saint John, N.B.

University Degree: Yes
Education: Bachelor of arts degree in sociology, University of Toronto.
Masters of arts in community and regional planning, University of British Columbia.
Career Background: Worked as an urban planner for the Niagara Escarpment Commission and municipal and regional governments.
Former DaimlerChrysler production worker.
Past member, CAW Local 1285.
Community: Brampton Health Coalition; Brampton Peace Coalition; Bruce Trail Association; Council of Canadians; member, Canadian Institute of Planners; member, Ontario Professional Planners Institute; volunteer with La Leche League, Girl Guides of Canada, Peel Literacy Guild and various parent-teacher associations.
Urban planning: City of Brampton; Niagara escarpment commission; Town of Richmond Hill; Nova Scotia government.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Bill Winterhalt
Children: three

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Brampton Centre (2003).

Nick Hudson

Party: The Green Party of Canada

University Degree: No
Education: Certificate in Media Sales and Marketing, Humber College.
Profession: Materials supervisor

Gurdev Singh Mattu

Party: Communist Party
Birthplace: Jalandhar, India

Career Background: For several years, he served as vice-president of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CIYU) in Punjab. Since 1997, Gurdev has been active in the Indo-Canadian community in Brampton.

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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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