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 DISTRICT: Davenport
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Mario Silva LIB 16773 50.69% X
Rui Pires NDP 11292 34.13%
Theresa Rodrigues CON 3077 9.27%
Mark O'Brien GRN 1384 4.17%
Elmer Gale MP 251 0.76%
Johan Boyden COM 137 0.41%
John Riddell CAP 97 0.29%
Sarah Thompson ML 79 0.24%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 165 of 165 polls reporting


122 Davenport

2004 Candidates

COM: Johan Boyden
MP: Elmer Gale
GRN: Mark O'Brien
NDP: Rui Pires
CAP: John Riddell
CON: Theresa Rodrigues
LIB: Mario Silva
ML: Sarah Thompson

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This downtown Toronto riding is on the west side of the old city of Toronto and takes in part of the former city of York. It is bordered by the CN line, Keele Street and Lavender Road in the west, Eglinton Avenue West, Dufferin Street, Rogers Road and Holland Park Avenue in the north and Winona Drive and Ossington Avenue in the east.

It contains the province's largest immigrant population, at 55 per cent. It has the largest Portuguese community in Ontario, a large Italian and Vietnamese community and a large black community.

The economic base is sustained by the manufacturing sector and a significant proportion of residents are employed in the construction industry. More than 20 per cent of the population have less than Grade 9 education.

Average household income is $53,687, one of the lowest in Ontario, and unemployment is 6.8 per cent.

In the 2004 redistribution, Davenport took in part of Trinity-Spadina and part of York South-Weston. The riding was established in 1933. Redistribution in 1986 and 1996 added territory to the north and east.

Population: 111,705

Political History

1935, 1940, 1945: PC
1949, 1953: LIB
1957, 1958: PC
1962-2000: LIB

This riding has voted Liberal since 1962. Liberal incumbent Charles Caccia has represented the riding since 1968, but lost the Liberal nomination race to Mario Silva leading up to the 2004 vote. He considered running as an Independent, but decided in early June not to do so. Caccia was minister of labour and minister of environment under Trudeau.

Liberal Paul Hellyer served in 1949 and 1953, but was defeated in 1957 and 1958. He ran against Pierre Trudeau for the Liberal Party leadership in 1968 and went on to found the Canadian Action Party in 1997. Walter Gordon held the riding for the Liberals from 1962 to 1968. He was minister of finance and receiver-general in the Pearson cabinet.


Candidate Profiles

Mario Silva

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Education: Studied at the University of Toronto.
English as a second language services and newcomer services; also assisted with non-profit housing initiatives.
Served on the Toronto Arts Council and boards of Canadian Feed the Children and Mount Sinai Hospital.
President of the International Council for Local Environment Initiatives.

Political History
Municipal: Member of Toronto City Council (1994-present). Former acting mayor. Former chair, Economic Development Committee, Exhibition Place. Former vice-chair of the Toronto Transit Commission.

Theresa Rodrigues

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Rui Pires

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

Education: Currently attending McMaster University.
Career Background: Community social service worker for the past 12 years.
Works fulltime at St. Stephen's Community House, assisting homeless Torontonians.
Works part-time at the AIDS Committee of Toronto in health, education and outreach.
Outreach worker to the Portuguese Canadian community for the AIDS Committee of Toronto.
Executive secretary of CUPE Local 2289.
Served as executive vice-president of the Alliance of Portuguese Clubs and Associations of Ontario.
Former acting executive director of Hamilton AIDS Network.
Co-chair of the Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Police task force on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered issues.

Mark O'Brien

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Education: Training to become a certified high school teacher.
Profession: English as a second language instructor in Toronto.
Career Background: Has worked with the Latin American immigrant community in Toronto.
Marital Status: Married
Children: Four

Political History
Party: Member of Green Party of Canada (1999-present).
Provincial: Defeated in Davenport (2003).
Federal: Defeated in Davenport (2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 416-533-5972

Johan Boyden

Party: Communist Party

Elmer Gale

Party: Marijuana Party

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Davenport in 2000

John Riddell

Party: Canadian Action Party

Sarah Thompson

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Scarborough-Agincourt in 2000

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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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