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 DISTRICT: Etobicoke-Lakeshore
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Jean Augustine LIB 24909 50.24% X
John Capobianco CON 15159 30.58%
Margaret Anne McHugh NDP 7179 14.48%
John Huculiak GRN 2201 4.44%
Janice Murray ML 129 0.26%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 222 of 222 polls reporting

Ridings

130 Etobicoke-Lakeshore

2004 Candidates
LIB: Jean Augustine (Incumbent)
CON: John Capobianco
GRN: John Huculiak
NDP: Margaret Anne McHugh
ML: Janice Murray

Riding Profile
 Riding Map

This riding in west Toronto is the southernmost of the three Etobicoke ridings. The northern section of the riding is comprised mainly of residential areas while the southern section is both residential and industrial commercial.

It stretches from Lake Ontario in the south to Mimico Creek, Burhamthorpe Road, and Dundas Street West in the north. The riding runs west to Highway 427 and Etobicoke Creek and east to the Humber River.

It is primarily a working class constituency, with a large percentage of new Canadians. According to the 2001 census, the immigrant population is 39 per cent. The area has the greatest share of Polish speakers in the province. The average family income is $82,309 and the unemployment rate is 5.5 per cent.

In 2004, the riding was unchanged. Etobicoke-Lakeshore was created in 1976 from portions of Toronto-Lakeshore and High Park-Humber Valley. In 1996, a small piece of Etobicoke Centre was added in the north.

Population: 113,914

Political History

1979, 1980: LIB
1984, 1988: PC
1993, 1997, 2000: LIB

In 2000, Liberal Jean Augustine defeated the Alliance's David Court. She has held the riding since 1993 and is now minister of state for multiculturalism and the status of women. This riding has been held by the Tories, Liberals and NDP. PC Patrick Boyer won in 1984 and 1988; Liberal Ken Robinson took it in 1974, 1979 and 1980; and New Democrat Terry Grier won in 1972.

 


Candidate Profiles

Jean Augustine

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Sept. 9, 1937
Age: 66
Birthplace: St. George's, Grenada
Year of Arrival in Canada: 1961

University Degree: Yes
Education: Honours BA from University of Toronto in 1972.
MEd. from University of Toronto in 1974.
Honourary doctor of laws, University of Toronto.
Profession: Educator
Career Background: Elementary school principal, Toronto District Catholic School Board (1963-1988).
Chair of the Metropolitan Housing Authority (1988-1993).
Community:
Board member of Harbourfront; the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women; the Urban Alliance on Race Relations; the Hospital for Sick Children; the Catholic Children's Aid Society; the Ontario Judicial Council; the Grenada Association; the metro action committee on public violence against women and children; and the Etobicoke Social Development Council.
Former Ontario representative and national president of the Congress of Black Women of Canada.
Trustee of Donwood Institute and Hospital for Sick Children.
Former governor of York University.
Former member of the mayor's task force on drugs; the Metro Toronto drug abuse prevention task force; and the Toronto crime inquiry.
Supports the Jean Augustine Scholarship Fund, which assists single mothers to undertake post-secondary study at George Brown College.
Became the first black woman elected to the Parliament of Canada (1993).
Children: Valerie and Cheryl

Political History
Federal: Elected in Etobicoke-Lakeshore (1993, 1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To the prime minister (1993-96).
Cabinet: Secretary of state for multiculturalism (2002-03).
Appointed minister of state for multiculturalism (2003).
Appointed minister of state for the status of women (2003).
Committee: Former chair and vice-chair of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Former vice-chair of Human Resources Development, and Human Rights and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Former member of Citizenship and Immigration and Sub-committee on Human Rights and International Development.
Member of Domestic Affairs and Aboriginal Affairs.
Caucus: Three times elected chair of Liberal women's caucus.
Chair of ministerial task force on social security review; Ontario caucus communications committee; caucus subcommittee on social housing; national sugar caucus.
Member of national caucus task force on information technology; Greater Toronto Area council; caucus committee on economic development; subcommittee on job creation; caucus committee on social policy.
Office Address: 656, The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON, 416-251-5510.
Capital Address: Room 433, West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, 613-995-9364.




John Capobianco

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Age: 38
Birthplace: Etobicoke

Profession: Manager of pension portfolio for blue chip firms.
Career Background: Was vice-president for Montreal-based firm with responsibilities for liaison with healthcare related companies, patient advocacy groups and governments.
Currently, vice president and group leader of public affairs at Hill and Knowlton.
Community:
Former board member of Etobicoke Community Care Access Centre.
Former member of the community advisory panel at Trillium Health Centre. Member of the Etobicoke Rotary Club.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Michelle
Children: Isabella

Political History
Party: Progressive Conservative/Canadian Alliance/Conservative
Assisted former Ontario premier Mike Harris as youth chair in 1990 leadership contest.
Former Ontario PC Youth president.
Served as Youth Co-chair for the Harris campaign (1995).
First vice-president of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.
Served as senior adviser to former education minister Dave Johnson.
Federal:
Former Ontario Youth co-chair for Kim Campbell (1993).
Co-founded the Conservative Leadership Foundation.
Served both on steering committee of the United Alternative and as a national councillor for the former Canadian Alliance Party.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 945 Royal York Road, Etobicoke, ON, 416-237-0880.




Margaret Anne McHugh

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

Career Background: Has worked in government, non-profit organizations and her own consulting and retail businesses, Wise Women's Health Store.
Taught English as a second language and job search techniques to new Canadians through the Toronto School Board and Working Skills Centre.
Worked with the Ministry of Health as head of the women's health bureau.
Served as the chief operating officer of the health professions regulatory advisory council.
Community:
Served on the steering committee for the implementation of nurse practitioners.
Served on the executive of the Toronto Birth Centre.
Vice president of Planned Parenthood of Toronto and worked in the North York Women's Shelter as a fundraiser.
Active board member, lobbyist, fundraiser and support person for the 416 Drop-In Centre for homeless and marginalized women, and the Holistic Health Research Foundation.
Instrumental in setting up independent birth centres in Ontario.

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Kevin Russell
Children: Two

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Etobicoke Centre (2003).




John Huculiak

Party: The Green Party of Canada
Age: 31

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA, Wilfred Laurier University.
Profession: Assistant museum administrator for the Textile Museum of Canada and a freelance lecturer.
Writer/columnist for What's On Queen magazine.
Educator for the Textile Museum of Canada.
Public relations manager for The Dark Place (local cultural/historical society).
Community:
Public relations committee member and volunteer for Beauty Night Toronto.
Committee member for the Book Crossing 2006 convention in Toronto.
Committee member for Toronto Pagan Pride Day 2004.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Sandra

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 416-364-4806.


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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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