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 DISTRICT: Brampton West
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Colleen Beaumier LIB 21254 45.3% X
Tony Clement CON 18768 40.0%
Chris Moise NDP 4920 10.49%
Sanjeev Goel GRN 1603 3.42%
Tom Bose IND 371 0.79%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 249 of 249 polls reporting


115 Brampton West

2004 Candidates

LIB: Colleen Beaumier (Incumbent)
IND: Tom Bose
CON: Tony Clement
GRN: Sanjeev Goel
NDP: Chris Moise

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This riding in the Greater Toronto Area includes the southwest part of the City of Brampton.

It stretches from Highway 407, McLaughlin Road and Steeles Avenue in the south to Mayfield Road in the north, between Hurontario Street, Main Street North, Vodden Street East and Kennedy Road North in the east and Winston Churchill Boulevard in the west.

According to the 2001 census, about 38 per cent of the area’s residents are immigrants and 35 per cent speak a first language other than English. Almost 14 per cent listed their ethnic origin as East Indian.

The strong manufacturing sector in Brampton includes automotive and aviation technology. Transportation, storage and business services are also important industries. Average family income is $70,837 and unemployment is five per cent.

This new riding was created in 2004, out of 45 per cent of Brampton West-Mississauga and 23 per cent of Brampton Centre, its neighbour to the north. This is the second major redistribution in 10 years in this fast-growing region. In 1996, Brampton West-Mississauga was created from Brampton West-Mississauga and parts of Mississauga West and Mississauga East.

Population: 113,638

Political History

1979-1988 incl - PC
1993 - LIB
1997, 2000 - LIB

In 2000, Liberal Colleen Beaumier defeated Alliance candidate Hardial Sangha in what was then Brampton West-Mississauga. It was her third term. Previously PC John McDermid, a former Mulroney cabinet minister had won four times in Brampton, later Brampton-Georgetown. He served 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.


Candidate Profiles

Colleen Beaumier

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Nov. 8, 1944
Age: 59
Birthplace: Chatham, Ontario

University Degree: Yes
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of Windsor.
Profession: Social Worker
Career Background: Vice-President of a Mississauga company employing more than 100 people (1993).
Has worked as a Social Services case worker, taught at Ontario Hospital School for Mentally Disabled Children and was a census commissioner in North Brampton.
Worked as a controller of a trucking firm and was a community member of the Ontario Parole Board.
As area co-ordinator of Operation Lifeline, assisted Vietnamese refugees settling in the Toronto area. Her involvement in the South Asian community and its plight led her to visit Punjab in 1995 and again in 1997.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Pierre
Children: 3 - Stephanie, Michale, John

Political History
Party: Active in Liberal Party since 1968.
Worked on numerous campaign committees, both federal and provincial.
Federal: Elected in Brampton (1993).
Elected in Brampton West-Mississauga (1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To the minister of national revenue (2003).
Committee: Former chair: Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Development of the Standing Committee of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Former vice-chair: Foreign Affairs and International Trade; subcommittee on Human Rights and International Development of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Former member: Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Health; National Defence and Veterans Affairs; Public Accounts; Government Operations.
Member: Citizenship and Immigration.
Office Address: 412A-7700 Hurontario Street, Brampton, Ontario, 905-455-8288.
Capital Address: Room 911, Justice Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario, 613-995-5381.

Tony Clement

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth Date: Feb. 27, 1961
Birthplace: Manchester, England

University Degree: Yes
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Toronto - 1983.
Bachelor of Laws, University of Toronto - 1986.
Career Background: Assistant Principal Secretary to Mike Harris (1992-1995).
Lawyer and Entrepreneur.
Advised Canadian companies on how to establish businesses in Russia.
Worked in Central and Eastern Europe as a consultant to Western companies and local governments seeking counsel on privatization and economic restructuring.
Community: Honourary chair, Brampton Red Shield Appeal Campaign.
Honourary co-sponsor of Brampton Safe City Fundraising Campaign.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Lynne
Children: 3

Political History
Party: Ontario PC Party president (1990-1992).
Ontario PC executive member (1986-1994).
Former Party Chief Elections Officer.
Provincial: Elected in Brampton South (1995).
Elected in Brampton West-Mississauga (1999).
Defeated (2003).
Federal: Defeated for CON leadership (2004).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: Ontario: To minister of citizenship, culture and recreation (1995-1997).
To the premier (1997).
Cabinet: Ontario: Minister of transportation (1997).
Minister of the environment (1999-2000).
Minister of municipal affairs and housing (1999).
Minister of health and long-term care (2001).
Reappointed minister of health and long-term care (2002).
Committee: Ontario: Past member: Estimates, General Government; Justice; Policy and Priorities Board; Subcommittee on Restructuring and Local Services.
Cabinet committee: Cabinet Health and Social Services; Management Board of Cabinet.

Chris Moise

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: Law Enforcement, Seneca College - 1992.
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science, University of Western Ontario - 1997.
Career Background: Worked at St Michael's Hospital in Toronto as Addiction Counsellor (since 1993).
Volunteer with Children's Aid Society of Toronto, providing one-on-one support to troubled youth.
Was an active counsellor and program support assistant at a Brampton youth shelter, Digs for Kids.
A union member since 1994, affiliated with USWA and Brewery Workers unions.

Political History
Party: Worked on MPP Marion Boyd's winning re-election campaign (2004).
Provincial: Defeated in Oak Ridges (1999).
Defeated in Brampton West-Mississauga (2003).

Sanjeev Goel

Party: The Green Party of Canada
Age: 1971
Birthplace: Mississauga

University Degree: Yes
Education: Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto - 1995.
Career Background: Is a family physician, practicing in Brampton at A Healing Place.
Community: Founder of the non-profit group promoting non-violent community action on social issues called TruthForce.
Joined the "Free Thinking Collective," a community library and social activism space.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Lopita
Children: 1 - Omiya

Political History
Party: Currently foreign affairs critic for the GPC.
Provincial: Defeated in Brampton Centre (2003).

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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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