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 DISTRICT: Hamilton Mountain
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Beth Phinney LIB 18548 34.81% X
Chris Charlton NDP 17552 33.94%
Tom Jackson CON 15590 29.19%
Jo Pavlov GRN 1378 2.58%
Paul Lane ML 214 0.4%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 235 of 235 polls reporting


140 Hamilton Mountain

2004 Candidates
NDP: Chris Charlton
CON: Tom Jackson
MLP: Paul Lane
GRN: Jo Pavlov
LIB: Beth Phinney (Incumbent)

Riding Profile

 Riding Map

This southern Ontario riding takes in the suburban developments on top of Hamilton Mountain.

The riding runs from the lip of the Niagara Escarpment in north to the Transmission Line in the south, between Glancaster Road, Lincoln Alexander Parkway and West 5th Street in the west and Mountain Brow Boulevard, Arbour Road, Anchor Road and Glover Road in the east.

Primary employment sectors are manufacturing and service industries. Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology is in the riding.

In the 2001 census, almost nine per cent of residents listed Italian as their ethnic origin. The average family income is $63,010 and unemployment is 6.6 per cent.

In 2004, the riding is substantially the same as in the last election with the addition of a small portion of Hamilton West and Ancaster on the western boundary and a small part of Stoney Creek to the east. The riding was established in 1966 and lines were redrawn in 1996 to add part of Hamilton-Wentworth.

Population: 119,830

Political History

1968: LIB
1972: PC
1974: LIB
1979: PC
1980, 1984, 1987 byelection: NDP
1988, 1993. 1997, 2000: LIB

In 2000, Liberal Beth Phinney defeated the Alliance's Mike Scott to win a fourth term in office. This riding voted Conservative in 1972 and 1979 and New Democrat from 1980 to 1988. New Democrat Ian Deans held the riding in 1980 and 1984 and Marion Dewar, who later became mayor of Ottawa, won a 1986 byelection.

Candidate Profiles

Beth Phinney

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: June 19, 1938
Age: 65
Birthplace: Paradise, N.S.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA sociology and political science, McMaster University.
Teaching certificate, Hamilton Teacher's College.
Profession: Real estate
Career Background: Nearly 20 years experience as a teacher in both Quebec and Ontario, including five years as the supervisor of program development for the Ministry of Education in Quebec.
Former special assistant to former member of Parliament Pierre de Bané.
Former sales representative for Alec Murray Real Estate in Hamilton.
Director for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Operation Go Home.
Member, Hamilton and district Red Cross and Chamber of Commerce.
Marital Status: Single

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Hamilton-Mountain (1987).
Elected in Hamilton-Moutain (1988, 1993, 1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To minister of natural revenue (1998-2000).
Committees: Former chair, Health committee.
Former vice-chair, Canadian Heritage.
Former member, Justice and Legal Affairs; Health; Natural Resources and Government Ops.
Vice-chair, Public Accounts.
Member, Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Caucus: Opposition critic for Science and Technology; and Human Rights and Disabled Persons.
Associate critic for Health and Welfare.
Former regional whip for Central and Southwest Ontario.
Regional co-ordinator for Liberal GST task force.
Former chair of Hamilton-Niagara Caucus.
Office Address: 5-25 Redmond Dr., Hamilton, Ont., 905-574-3331.
Capital Address: Room 713, Confederation Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 416-995-9389.

Tom Jackson

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

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in political science, McMaster University.
Profession: Former employee of Stelco Hilton Works, production planning.
Career Background: Municipal:
Member, Hamilton city council committees including Community Services; Public Works; Infrastructure and Environment; Social and Public Health Sciences; Strategic Planning and Budgets; Grants; and selection committee to appoint volunteer citizens.
Member, Hamilton S.P.C.A.; Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation; Seniors advisory.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Barbara

Political History
Municipal: Served on Hamilton city council since November, 1988.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 505 Rymal Rd. East, Unit 7A, Rymal Square Plaza, Hamilton, Ont., 905-385-8383.

Chris Charlton

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA, University of Western Ontario.
MA in political science, McMaster University.
Profession: Senior political adviser
Career Background: Owner of a public affairs research and consulting firm on Hamilton Mountain, MBM Consulting.
Works as the building influence and marketing co-ordinator at the national office of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada.
Environment Hamilton
Friends of the Red Hill Creek Valley
Ontario Health Care Coalition
Neighbour to Neighbour Centre
Hamilton and District Labour Council
Worker's Arts and Heritage Centre
OPSEU Local 593
Canadian Political Science Association
Canadian Study of Parliament Group
Former executive director for the Concession Street Business Improvement Area
Former member of Hamilton Spectator Community Editorial board
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Brian

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Hamilton-Mountain (1999 and 2003).
Federal: Defeated in Hamilton-Mountain (1997).

Jo Pavlov

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Hamilton West (2003).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 905-308-8417.

Paul Lane

Party: The Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

# #
 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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