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 DISTRICT: Etobicoke North
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Roy Cullen LIB 19450 63.31% X
Rupinder Nannar CON 5737 18.68%
Cesar Martello NDP 3761 12.24%
William Ubbens CHP 661 2.15%
Mir Kamal GRN 605 1.97%
George Szebik IND 309 1.02%
Anna Di Carlo ML 195 0.64%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 166 of 166 polls reporting


131 Etobicoke North

2004 Candidates
LIB: Roy Cullen (Incumbent)
MLP: Anna Di Carlo
GRN: Mir Kamal
NDP: Cesar Martello
CON: Rupinder Nannar
IND: George Szebik
CHP: William Ubbens

Riding Profile
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This west Toronto riding has an immigrant population of more than 55 per cent. More than 18 per cent list their ethnic origin as East Indian, mainly Punjabi, and less than half say English is their mother tongue.

The riding is bordered by Steeles Avenue in the north, Dixon Road and Highway 401 to the south, Highway 427 to the west and the Humber River to the east.

This lower-middle to middle-class riding is a mix of residential and light industry. Manufacturing is the largest employer, followed by the service sector. Both the north campus of Humber College and the Woodbine Racetrack are located here. The average family income is $53,625 and the unemployment rate is 7.2 per cent. About 43 per cent of households rent their home.

In 2004, a portion of the southeast riding that extended south of Dixon Road was moved into Etobicoke Centre. Etobicoke North was created in the 1976 redistribution of portions of York West and Etobicoke. In 1996, a portion of York West was added.

Population: 113,914

Political History

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

In 2000, Liberal Roy Cullen defeated Alliance candidate Mahmood Elahi. Cullen has held the riding since a 1996 byelection. Liberal cabinet minister Roy McLaren was MP in this riding for four terms. He was minister of national revenue and minister of international trade. McLaren was named ambassador to Britain when he resigned in 1996. In the 1984 election, PC Bob Pennock defeated McLaren, but held the seat for only one term.

Candidate Profiles

Roy Cullen

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Dec. 31, 1944
Age: 59
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in business administration from Bishops University in 1965.
Master of public administration from University of Victoria in 1965.
Chartered accountant certificate in 1988.
Career Background: Senior accountant for Arthur Young and Company.
Manager for Deloitte, Haskins and Sells.
Manager for Ernst and Whinney.
Senior Treasury Board analyst for B.C. Ministry of Finance.
Assistant deputy minister for B.C. Ministry of Forests (1980-1987).
Senior manager for Deloitte and Touche (1987-1990).
Vice-president of strategic planning and business development for Noranda Forest Sales/Norbord Industries Ltd. (1990-1993).
Management Consultant, Victoria/Vancouver.
Owner of 20/20 Management Consulting.
Partner, Lawrence and Milley Consultants Inc.
Active with organizations such as Rotary International and the United Way.
Chaired the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal in Victoria, B.C., for three years.
Currently serves as a member of the Etobicoke Social Development Council, the George Hull Centre for Children and Families, Volunteers Etobicoke and the Rexdale Community Health Centre.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Ethne
Children: Peter

Political History
Federal: Elected in Etobicoke North (1996, 1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To minister of finance (1999-2001).
Committee: Former chair of Sub-committee on Public Service Renewal of the Standing committee on Government Operations and Estimates.
Former vice-chair, Standing committee on Transport.
Former member of Natural Resources and Government Operations; Finance; Government Operations and Estimates; Sub-committee on Combatting Corruption of Public Accounts.
Chair of Finance.
Member of Official Languages.
Caucus: Chair of the Ontario Liberal caucus (1998-99).
Appointed to the prime minister's task force on Canada/U.S. relations (2002).
Chair of the Liberal caucus subcommittee on corporate governance.
Office Address: 815 Albion Road, Etobicoke, Ont., 416-747-6003.
Capital Address: Room 317, West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-995-4702.

Rupinder Nannar

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: M.Sc. in industrial economics.
Diploma in microcomputer business applications.
Mortgage brokering agent certificate.
Profession: Mortgage/financial consultant.
Assisted in programs for youth.
Assisted senior citizens with health issues.
Assisted new immigrants.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Jagjot Randhawa

Political History
Party: Member of federal and provincial Conservative party.
Executive member of both federal and provincial riding associations.
Worked on election campaigns for all three levels of government.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 19, 106 Humber College Blvd., Etobicoke, Ont., 416-740-8683.

Cesar Martello

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

Profession: Student
Career Background: Active in his first year of university, holding positions on a variety of student councils and actively participating in the Canadian Federation of Students.
Member of the senate of York University.
Director of Public Relations for his faculty student council.
Provincial: Defeated in Bramalea-Gore-Malton-Springdale (2003)

Mir Kamal

Party: The Green Party of Canada
Birthplace: Hyderabad, India

Career Background: Legal and immigration consultant based in Toronto.
Has worked overseas as a lawyer and lecturer.

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

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 416-241-8129.

Anna Di Carlo

Party: The Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Political History
Provincial: Defeated as an independent in Guelph-Wellington (1999).
Federal: Defeated in Kitchener (1988).
Defeated in Guelph-Wellington (1993).
Defeated in Ottawa South (1997).

George Szebik

Party: Independent

William Ubbens

Party: The Christian Heritage Party of Canada

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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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