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 DISTRICT: Eglinton-Lawrence
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Joseph Volpe LIB 28360 60.2% X
Bernie Tanz CON 11792 25.05%
Max Silverman NDP 4886 10.38%
Shel Goldstein GRN 1924 4.09%
Corrinne Pr�vost CAP 115 0.24%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 197 of 197 polls reporting


126 Eglinton-Lawrence

2004 Candidates
GRN: Shel Goldstein
CAP: Corrinne Prévost
NDP: Max Silverman
CON: Bernie Tanz
LIB: Joseph Volpe

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This densely populated, ethnically diverse riding is located in central and north Toronto. The riding is bordered in the north by Highway 401, Eglinton Avenue West in the south, Yonge Street in the east and the CN line in the west.

According to the 2001 census, 38 per cent of the population are immigrants. A significant number of residents list Italian or Jewish origins. Average family income is $116,715, the fourth highest in Canada. The unemployment rate is 5.7 per cent.

Eglinton-Lawrence has a diverse economic base, with the western portion containing more than 600 small manufacturing establishments interspersed with residential areas.

In 2004, the border of the riding was moved south to take in part of what was formerly St. Paul's. The riding was created in 1976 out of portions of Eglinton, York South, York Centre and York West ridings. In 1996, part of St. Paul's was moved into the Eglinton-Lawrence riding.

Population: 106,879

Political History

Liberal Joe Volpe has held the riding since 1988. In 2000, he defeated Tory candidate Louise Sankey. Paul Martin named him minister of human resources and skills development with responsibility for Ontario.

PC Donald Fleming held the former Eglinton riding from 1945-62. In 1963, former Liberal finance minister Mitchell Sharp won the riding and held it until 1978. Liberal Roland De Corneille also held the riding for three terms, from 1979-1988.


Candidate Profiles

Joseph Volpe

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Sept. 21, 1947
Age: 56
Birthplace: Monteleone, Italy

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA from University of Toronto in 1970.
BEd. from University of Toronto in 1971.
MEd. from University of Toronto in 1980.
Profession: Educator
Career Background: Teacher at a school in Stoney Creek (1971-1974).
Head of history, secondary school in Etobicoke (1974-1979).
Head of multicultural studies, college in Weston (1979-1982).
Mortgage Development Officer (1982-1983).
Vice-principal and co-founder, J.M.McGuigan Secondary School (1983-1987).
Vice-principal, Brother Edmund Rice Secondary School (1987-1988).
President and consultant, M.T.E.C. (1985-1988).
Columnist, Corriere Canadese (1987-1988).
President and broker, J. Volpe Real Estate (1980-1988).
President of Ethnic Organization for the Handicapped.
Co-founder of META Centre for the Developmentally Handicapped.
Member of board of directors for March of Dimes; Italian Benevolent Corp; Columbus Centre.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Mirella
Children: Luciano, Flavio, Letizia and Massimo

Political History
Party: Ran for presidency of Ontario Liberal Party (1985).
Provincial: Defeated in Downsview (1981).
Federal: Elected in Eglinton-Lawrence (1988, 1993, 1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To minister of health (1996-1998).
Cabinet: Minister of human resources and skills development; political responsibilities for Ontario (2003).
Committee: Former chair of Natural Resources and Government Operations; Health; subcommittee on International Trade.
Former vice-chair: Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Former member: Natural Resources and Government Operations; Industry, Science and Technology.
Member of Priorities and Planning; Domestic Affairs; Aboriginal Affairs.
Caucus: Former critic for government operations; and revenue.
Former associate critic for arms control and disarmament; employment.
Chair of Ontario caucus (1994-1995).
Office Address: 511 Lawrence Ave West, North York, ON, 416-781-5583.
Capital Address: Room 349, Confederation Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, 613-992-6361.

Bernie Tanz

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

University Degree: No
Education: Studied business at the University of Southern California.
Career Background: Former vice-president of leasing for real estate management company.
Orchestrated the redevelopment of an industrial warehouse in Leaside (1989). The site now houses a thriving graphic design centre, creating 300 new jobs into the neighbourhood.
Vice-chairman of the Leaside Industrial Association (1990-1994).
Volunteered with CNIB, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Kidney Foundation.
Coached children in soccer, hockey and baseball.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Maureen
Children: Alyssa, Jaclyn and Lorne

Max Silverman

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Age: 18

University Degree: No
Active in the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War, the Coalition for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine, Ontario New Democratic Youth and other organizations.
Contributor to rabble.ca and school newspaper.
Has worked on five election campaigns.

Shel Goldstein

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Education: McGill University, York University.
Career Background: Professional actress in film, TV, theatre and commercials for 25 years.
Has participated as a community activist through the Council of Canadians, ACTRA, Sierra Legal Defence, David Suzuki Foundation and as a demonstrator for Fair Trade, Sustainability and Global Justice.
Activist in Quebec City, Toronto, Ottawa, Temagami, Washington and Miami.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 416-944-8114.

Corrinne Prévost

Party: Canadian Action Party

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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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