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 DISTRICT: Carleton-Lanark
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Gordon O'Connor CON 32664 50.04% X
Dan Wicklum LIB 22185 33.99%
Rick Prashaw NDP 6758 10.35%
Stuart Langstaff GRN 3665 5.61%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 233 of 233 polls reporting


119 Carleton-Lanark

2004 Candidates

GRN: Stuart Langstaff
CON: Gordon O'Connor
NDP: Rick Prashaw
LIB: Dan Wicklum

Riding Profile
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The Ottawa River forms the northern border of this affluent Eastern Ontario riding. The suburban and rural area contains southwestern suburbs of Ottawa and the town of Mississippi Mills in Lanark County.

The riding is bordered on the northeast by March Valley Road, Eagleson Road and Riddell Road, on the southeast by McCordick Road and on the southwest by Ashton Station Road.

The riding has a large manufacturing sector, including high-tech companies in the technology enclave of Kanata. There are also a significant number of public servants. The average household income is $102,188 and the unemployment rate is 4.4 per cent.

According to the 2001 census, more than five per cent of residents have French as their mother tongue.

In 2004, 63 per cent of Lanark-Carleton riding was combined with 19 per cent of Nepean-Carleton to form Carleton-Lanark. Lanark and Renfrew riding was first created in 1966 and renamed in 1970 to Lanark-Carleton. The 1996 redistribution kept 87 per cent of the riding.

Population: 111,149

Political History

1968 - LIB
1972-1988 inclusive - PC
1993, 1997 - LIB
2000 - CA

In 2000, the Canadian Alliance's Scott Reid defeated Liberal Ian Murray by 1,859 votes. He is one of only two Alliance MPs from Ontario. In 1993 and 1997, Murray held the riding.

From 1917 to 1965 the riding of Lanark voted predominantly Tory, except for a single Liberal win in 1940. In 1968, Liberal Murray McBride won a close race in Lanark and Renfrew. The following election, PC Paul Dick won and held the riding until 1993. He served in the Mulroney Cabinet as minister of supply and services and minister of public works.


Candidate Profiles

Dan Wicklum

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Age: 39
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alta.

University Degree: Yes
Education: Bachelor of science, University of Guelph.
Master of science, University of Calgary.
PhD in biology and ecology, University of Montana.
Career Background:
Currently executive director of the Canadian Forest Innovation Council. Drafted by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in the first round (1988). Starting linebacker for Grey Cup champion Blue Bombers (1988). Starting linebacker, Calgary Stampeders (1989-1992). Two-time Special Teams Player of the Year. Was research assistant professor at the University of Montana. Policy adviser and senior policy adviser for Ralph Goodale, former minister of natural resources and government House leader. Former director of strategic alliances for Natural Resources Canada.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Sonja
Children: two - Ali and Connor

Gordon O'Connor

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Toronto, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: Bachelor of science in mathematics and physics, Concordia University.
Bachelor of arts in philosophy, York University.
Profession: Military officer.
Career Background:
Joined the military as a Second Lieutenant in the Armour Branch and retired with the rank of brigadier-general. Last appointments included responsibility for planning the future force structure of the Canadian Forces (organization, equipment and personnel) and co-ordinating all resources related to about 300 ongoing Canadian Forces equipment and infrastructure projects. Technical investigator with the Steel Company of Canada. Senior associate, Hill & Knowlton Canada (worldwide communications and public affairs company). Consultant to private-sector companies pursuing business opportunities with the federal government. Vice-president of operations, PMG Technologies (vehicle testing centre).
Vice-president of business development, Profac Management Group (facilities management company).
Marital Status: Married
Children: two

Political History
Party: Past president of the Canadian Alliance Constituency Association in Lanark-Carleton.
Current member of the provincial Progressive Conservative party.

Rick Prashaw

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Age: 53

University Degree: Yes
Education: Bachelor of journalism, Carleton University, 1974.
Master of divinity, University of Western Ontario, 1980.
Career Background:
Worked as a journalist with the Vancouver Sun. Executive director of the Church Council on Justice and Corrections. Ordained as a Catholic priest (1980). Served as associate pastor and pastor in North Bay and Sudbury and in native parishes in Northern Ontario. Served as communications and youth justice co-ordinator of the Church Council on Justice and Corrections. Winner of the Rob Wiebe Restorative Justice Award, Correctional Service of Canada 2000.
Name of Spouse/Partner: Mary Salegio
Children: three

Stuart Langstaff

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Lanark-Carleton (1999).
Federal: Defeated in Ottawa West-Nepean (1997).
Defeated in Lanark-Carleton (2000).

# #
 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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