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 DISTRICT: Clarington-Scugog-Uxbridge
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Bev Oda CON 20813 40.74% X
Tim Lang LIB 19548 38.27%
Bruce Rogers NDP 7721 15.11%
Virginia Ervin GRN 2085 4.08%
Durk Bruinsma CHP 915 1.77%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 206 of 206 polls reporting


121 Clarington-Scugog-Uxbridge

2004 Candidates

CHP: Durk Bruinsma
GRN: Virginia Ervin
LIB: Tim Lang
CON: Bev Oda
NDP: Bruce Rogers

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This riding at the eastern edge of the Greater Toronto Area takes in Uxbridge and Scugog townships and the regional municipality of Clarington. The riding includes the communities of Uxbridge, Port Perry, Orono, Bowmanville and Courtice.

The Indian reserve of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island is part of the riding, which extends from Lake Ontario in the south to Lake Scugog in the north, north of the ridings of Ajax-Pickering and Whitby-Oshawa.

Manufacturing is the major employer, with a small portion of the labour force engaged in the production of dairy products and the farming of soybeans and corn.

The average household income is $78,234 and the unemployment rate is 4.9 per cent.

Clarington-Scugog-Uxbridge riding was created in 2004 from 84 per cent of Durham riding and 16 per cent of Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge riding. Part of the city of Oshawa moved into the Whitby-Oshawa riding and the western boundary moved west to the York-Durham line. The riding of Durham was established in 1903 and in 1966 merged with parts of Oshawa and Ontario ridings to become Durham-Northumberland. It became Durham again in 1986.

Population: 107,435

Political History

1993, 1997, 2000: LIB

In 2000, Liberal Alex Shepherd defeated the Alliance's Gerry Skipwith in Durham to win a third term in office. Durham had elected PC Ross Stevenson in 1988. He held the riding until 1993, when he was knocked to third place by Shepherd. If the Conservative Party successfully combines the old Alliance and Tory votes in this riding, it may defeat the Liberals.


Candidate Profiles

Tim Lang

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in history and politics, St. Francis Xavier University.
MA in public administration, University of Manitoba.
Career Background: Vice-president of sales and marketing, Ontario Energy Savings Corporation.
Senior executive with a number of national and multinational corporations in Canada, Britain and the United States.
Board of directors and fundraiser, Toujours-Ensemble, a charity dedicated to providing meals and recreational facilities to children of low-income families.
advisory board, Umegenzie for Refugees, an organization working to help new Canadians and their children adjust to life in Canada.

Political History
Federal: Son of former Liberal Cabinet Minister Otto Lang.

Bev Oda

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: Graduate of the University of Toronto and Lakeshore Teacher's College.
Career Background: Taught primary school in Mississauga for six years.
Full-time CRTC commissioner (1987-1993).
Held various management and production positions with broadcasting companies including Rogers Broadcasting Inc., OMNI 1, Global Television Network, Multilingual Television (Toronto) Ltd., CFMT-TV and Rogers Cable Television, Toronto.
Retired from a career in broadcasting as the senior vice president of industry affairs for CTV Inc (1991).
Was a member of the Ontario Film Review Board and the national advisory committee to the president of the Treasury Board on employment equity in the federal public service and crown corporations.
Served as adviser to three different secretaries of state.
Served as chair of the board of Lakeridge Health; board member of the Durham Community Foundation and Abilities Centre Durham; on Orono community improvement task force; founding member of the Great Canadian Town Band Festival in Orono.

Bruce Rogers

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada

Career Background: Broadcast journalist, author, lecturer, community activist. His journalism career spans decades at CBC, TVO, CFRB News and other stations in Ottawa and Toronto. Twice a Ryerson graduate and winner of the MacLean Hunter Award, he has been published on social issues, the environment, and on the music of the swing era. His book, You Can Say That Again is an entertaining guide to good speech. A member of the Association of Canadian Radio and Television Artists, as well as serving as an officer in ACTRA and CUPE.
Community Involvement:
A member of: East Cross Creek Task Force, Lakeridge Health Corporation, Ontario Federation of Naturalists, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Great Canadian Town Band Festival Committee, and the Port Perry Curling Club.

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Oshawa in 2000

Virginia Ervin

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Durk Bruinsma

Party: The Christian Heritage Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1940
Birthplace: Netherlands

Profession: Custodian at Knox Christian School and youth counselor.
Career Background: Worked in agriculture from 1962 to 1996. Is a member of the Orthodox Christian Reformed Church. Has served as elder and deacon.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Willy
Children: Six

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Durham (1993, 1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 905-623-3391

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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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