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 DISTRICT: Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Barry Devolin CON 24731 44.23% X
John O'Reilly LIB 19294 34.51%
Gil J. McElroy NDP 8427 15.07%
Tim Holland GRN 2637 4.72%
Peter Vogel CHP 493 0.88%
Charles Olito IND 330 0.59%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 240 of 240 polls reporting


136 Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock

2004 Candidates
CON: Barry Devolin
GRN: Tim Holland
IND: Charles Olito
LIB: John O'Reilly (Incumbent)
NDP: Gil McElroy
CHP: Peter Vogel

Riding Profile
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This riding in central eastern Ontario has the second-highest contingent of seniors in the province, making up about 18 per cent of its population.

The riding contains the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County and parts of Peterborough and Durham counties. It includes the towns of Lindsay, Buckhorn, Fenelon Falls and the townships of Cavan-Millbrook-North Monaghan, Galway-Cavendish and Harvey, North Kawartha and Brock.

Major industries are manufacturing, tourism and some agriculture. Average family income is $58,691 and unemployment is 6.2 per cent.

The redistribution leading up to the 2004 vote added a small area from Peterborough riding in the south and a small part from Parry Sound-Muskoka in the north. The riding name was changed to Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock to reflect the name of a group of newly amalgamated communities. The riding of Victoria-Haliburton was established in 1966 from Victoria, Hastings-Frontenac and Peterborough ridings. The riding name was changed to Haliburton-Victoria-Brock in 1998.

Population: 111,343

Political History

1968-1988 inclusive: PC
1993, 1997, 2000: LIB

In 2000, Liberal John O'Reilly defeated Alliance candidate Pat Dunn by just more than 1,100 votes to earn his third term. Conservative MP Bill Scott represented this riding from 1968-88, the latest in a string of Tories who had held Victoria riding since 1945. Combining the Alliance and Tory numbers from the past few split-vote elections could put the Conservatives in the lead here once more.


Candidate Profiles

John O'Reilly

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Aug. 4, 1940
Age: 63
Birthplace: Lindsay, Ont.

Profession: Real estate
Career Background: Established O'Reilly Realty, Ltd.
Charter president of Crime Stoppers in Lindsay and area.
Organized and served on Neighbourhood Watch committee.
Former director of the Ross Memorial board of governors.
Former member of the Lindsay Volunteer Fire Department.
Member of Lindsay Kinsmen Club and K-40 Club.
Member of Ontario Board of Parole.
Former member of the 45th Medium Battery Royal Canadian Artillery, Reserve.
Former director of the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce.
Juno Beach Project advisory member.
Korean War Memorial committee member.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Marilyn
Children: Norman and Janet

Political History
Municipal: Lindsay town councillor (1991 to 1993).
Chair, Finance and Personnel Committee.
Federal: Elected in Victoria-Haliburton (1993 and 1997).
Elected in Haliburton-Victoria-Brock (2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To minister of national defence (2000 - 2003).
Committees: Former chair, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Subcommittee on Health.
Former vice-chair, Public Accounts.
Former member, Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities; Citizenship and Immigration.
Member, National Defence and Veterans Affairs; Agriculture and Agri-Food.
Caucus: Founding chair of the Central Ontario Caucus.
Member of the Rural Caucus.
Office Address: 200-189 Kent St. West, Lindsay, Ont., 705-878-0016.
Capital Address: Room 325, East Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-992-2474.

Barry Devolin

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Peterborough, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in political science, Carleton University.
MA in political science, State University of New York.
Career Background: Taught undergraduate courses at State University on the legislative process and an introduction to American government.
Sold real estate at RE/MAX Haliburton Highlands Realty Ltd.
Former English teacher at the Pusan University of Foreign Studies in South Korea.
Former member of the Haliburton Rotary Club.
Initiated the Haliburton Rotary Mile road race.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Ursula Beachli
Children: George

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Victoria-Haliburton (1993).

Gil McElroy

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

Tim Holland

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Peterborough (2003).
Federal: Defeated in Peterborough (2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 705-745-8024.

Charles Olito

Party: Independent

Political History
Provincial: Defeated as PC candidate in Parkdale (1990). Defeated in Victoria-Haliburton (1995). Defeated in Haliburton-Victoria-Brock (1999 and 2003).
Federal: Defeated in Victoria-Haliburton (1993).
Defeated in Hamilton East (1996).
Defeated as a member of the Canadian Action Party in Victoria-Haliburton (1997).

Peter Vogel

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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