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 DISTRICT: Brant
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Lloyd St. Amand LIB 20455 38.05% X
Greg Martin CON 17792 33.1%
Lynn Bowering NDP 11826 22%
Helen-Anne Embry GRN 2738 5.09%
Barra L. Gots CHP 570 1.06%
John C. Turmel IND 373 0.69%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 249 of 249 polls reporting

Ridings

116 Brant

2004 Candidates

NDP: Lynn Bowering
GRN: Helen-Anne Embry
CHP: Barra L. Gots
CON: Greg Martin
LIB: Lloyd St. Amand
IND: John C. Turmel

Riding Profile
 Riding Map

This Southern Ontario riding contains Brant County and part of Haldimand County, including the city of Brantford. The riding also takes in the Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 and the New Credit Indian Reserve No. 40A. It is about 40 km west of Hamilton.

The economy is sustained mainly by manufacturing. Many light manufacturers and commercial firms have moved into the riding in recent years. Farming now occupies only two per cent of labour force.

The average family income is $64,286 and the unemployment rate is six per cent.

In 2004, the riding of Brant added about 9,500 people, mainly from the Indian reserves in the southeast. The riding of Brant was first established in 1903 and was called Brant or Brantford until the present. The last redistribution was in 1966.

Population: 118,580



Political History

1968 - LIB
1971 BY-EL-1988 inclusive - NDP
1993, 1997, 2000 - LIB

Liberal Jane Stewart defeated PC Chris Cattle in 2000. She has held the riding since 1993 and served under Chrétien as minister of national revenue, minister of Indian affairs and northern development and minister of human resources. New Democrat Derek Blackburn was MP from 1971, when he won in a by election, until 1993.

 


Candidate Profiles

Lloyd St. Amand

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: Bachelor of Laws
Profession: Lawyer
Career Background: Has practiced law on a full-time basis in Brantford since 1979. Practices in areas of family law and criminal law. Member of the panel representing children under the auspices of the Office of the Children's Lawyer, and was a part-time Crown Attorney.
Community: Served on the board of directors of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, St. Joseph's Hospital, Brant Waterways Foundation and Nova Vita Women's Services. Was a Big Brother for 10 years and coached minor hockey for seven years.
Name of Spouse/Partner: Helen Dallaway

Political History
Party: Long-standing member of Liberal Party. Participant in Jane Stewart's successful campaigns for election and re-election (1993, 1997 and 2000).




Greg Martin

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Age: 44
Birthplace: Brantford, Ont.

University Degree: No
Education: Diploma in Aviation and Flight Technology, Seneca College - 1981.
Career Background: Worked for various employers including: Chatham Airport, Brantford Airport, Sharp Bus Lines, Brantford Naval Veterans Association and Copeland Refrigeration. Currently working as a firefighter with the City of Toronto Fire Services (qualified captain) with over 18 years experience.
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2

Political History
Party: Active in local REF/CA riding association (since 1993). President of local REF/CA riding association (1995). Vice-president of local REF/CA riding association (1996). Assisted in by elections in Etobicoke North and Hamilton (1995).
Municipal: City councillor for the City of Brantford.




Lynn Bowering

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Birthplace: Kingston, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: Masters of Planning, Queen's University.
Profession: Independent consultant in strategic planning and organization development.
Career Background: More than 12 years experience in the Ontario health system, including four as the executive director of the Grand River District Health Council in Brantford. Served at the senior policy level in the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Voluntary services include membership on the board of a women's shelter, membership in a local service club and participation in the establishment of early childhood education initiatives in Brant County. Won the Queen's University Outstanding Alumna Award for work in social and health planning (1995).
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Rob Cameron
Children: five




Helen-Anne Embry

Party: The Green Party of Canada
Age: 25
Birthplace: Brantford, Ont.

University Degree: No
Education: Has taken Print Journalism courses at Conestoga College.
Profession: Owns and operates a small business in Brantford called Earth Goodies, specializing in environmentally-friendly living products and information.




Barra L. Gots

Party: Christian Heritage Party

University Degree: Yes
Education: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Ontario Agricultural College/University of Guelph - 1965.
Career Background: Researching and preparation of course materials for Distance Education management courses at Nova Southeastern University (since 1993). Assistant, the Arboretum, University of Guelph (1989-1993). Research associate, Department of Zoology, University of Guelph (1967-1988).
Affiliations: Certified Fisheries Scientist; American Fisheries Society.
Member: American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists; American Fisheries Society; Catholic Women's League; Guelph and Area Right to Life Association; Family Coalition Party of Ontario.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: John

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Haldimand-Norfolk-Brant (1999 and 2003).

Tel: (519) 836-3208




John C. Turmel

Party: Independent
Age: 46

Political History
Federal: He ran in the Ottawa-Vanier byelection in 1995 and the Etobicoke North byelection in 1996. He has run in federal and provincial elections and byelections more than 40 times.
Comments: In 1996, he made it into Guinness Book of World Records for his 41 appearances as a candidate. He continues to run in every federal, provincial and municipal campaign.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 8-37 Colborne St. Brantford, Ont., N3T 2G3
Tel: (519) 753-0645


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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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