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Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Gary Carr LIB 27362 48.35% X
Dean Martin CON 21704 38.35%
Anwar Naqvi NDP 4642 8.2%
Frank Marchetti GRN 2889 5.1%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 254 of 254 polls reporting


137 Halton

2004 Candidates
LIB: Gary Carr
GRN: Frank Marchetti
CON: Dean Martin
NDP: Anwar Naqvi

Riding Profile
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This riding in the western part of the Greater Toronto Area has a large and rapidly increasing population. It contains the town of Milton and parts of Oakville and Burlington.

The southeast boundary of the riding is Dundas Street East, Eighth Line, Queen Elizabeth Way and Upper Middle Road. In the northwest, the riding extends to Highway 7, Tremaine Road, No. 5 Side Road and Highway 401.

The economy is based on manufacturing and the service sector. Many residents commute to jobs in and around Toronto. Average family income is $103,617 and unemployment is a low 3.5 per cent.

In 2004, the northern boundary of the riding was moved south and a small portion of Burlington was added in the southeast. The riding of Halton existed from 1867 to 1986. It then became Halton-Peel, by combining portions of York-Peel, Brampton-Georgetown, Burlington and Halton. Halton was re-established in the 1996 redistribution by combining the ridings of Halton-Peel and Oakville-Milton.

Population: 100,055

Political History

1891-1930 inclusive: CONS
1935-1949 inclusive: LIB
1953, 1957, 1958: PC
1962, 1963, 1965, 1968: LIB
1972: PC
1974: LIB
1979, 1980, 1984: PC
1988: PC
1993: LIB
1997, 2000: LIB

In 2000, Liberal Julian Reed defeated the Alliance's Tim Dobson to win a third term. Before Reed, the riding was held for two terms by Conservative Garth Turner, who was minister of national revenue under Brian Mulroney. His predecessor in Halton-Peel was Otto Jelinek, who moved into the Oakville Milton riding in 1988.

Candidate Profiles

Gary Carr

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Aug. 14, 1955
Age: 48
Birthplace: Toronto, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: Business administration, Ryerson Polytechnic Institute.
MBA, Athabasca University.
Career Background: Attended Michigan State on a hockey scholarship.
All-star goaltender for the Toronto Marlboros. Member of their 1975 Memorial Cup championship team.
Drafted by the Boston Bruins.
Played six years in the International and American Hockey Leagues. Involved in business administration and sales management in the transportation industry.
Has been sales and marketing manager for 01 Cablesystems.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Teresa
Children: Gavin, Lindsay and Makenzie

Political History
Party: Former president of the Oakville-Milton federal PC association.
Provincial: Elected in Oakville South (1990 and 1995).
Elected in Oakville (1999).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To solicitor-general and minister of correctional services (1995-1997).
Speaker (1999-2003).
Cabinet: Elected speaker (1999).
Committees: In Ontario, co-chaired government task force on Strict Discipline for Young Offenders.
Served on the Finance and Economic, Justice and Public Accounts committees.
Caucus: Former deputy PC House leader.
Former critic for Economic Development and Trade.
Office Address: 357 Main Street East, Milton, Ont., 905-693-0166.

Dean Martin

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in political science, York University.
Career Background: Owner and chairman of Melmart Distributions, a wholesale flooring distributor in Ontario and Quebec.
Founding president of an international charity supporting a youth drop-in centre in Cambridge, Ont., and the development of a major relief project in Malawi, Africa.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Mary
Children: Kristen, Jill, Josh and Reese

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: Unit 20-342 Bronte St., Milton, Ont., 905-864-7338.

Anwar Naqvi

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Birthplace: Aligarh, India

Profession: Retired lawyer
Movement for the Restoration of Democratic Rights in Pakistan.
President of the Red Cross Society in Niagara Falls.
Children: Three

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Oakville (2003).

Frank Marchetti

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Guelph-Wellington (1997).

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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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