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 DISTRICT: Kingston and the Islands
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Peter Milliken LIB 28544 52.49% X
Blair MacLean CON 12582 23.12%
Rob Hutchison NDP 8964 16.49%
Janina Fisher Balfour GRN 3339 6.14%
Terry Marshall CHP 481 0.89%
Rosie The Clown Elston IND 237 0.44%
Don Rogers CAP 179 0.33%
Karl Eric Walker IND 100 0.18%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 248 of 248 polls reporting


143 Kingston and the Islands

2004 Candidates
GRN: Janina Fisher Balfour
IND: Rosie The Clown Elston
NDP: Rob Hutchison
CON: Blair MacLean
CHP: Terry Marshall
LIB: Peter Milliken (Incumbent)
CAP: Don B. Rogers
IND: Karl Eric Walker

Riding Profile
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This southeastern Ontario riding is located along the St. Lawrence River and includes the city of Kingston. It also contains part of the County of Frontenac and Frontenac, Howe and Wolfe Islands.

The riding includes Queen's University, Royal Military College and Kingston Penitentiary.

Primary employment sectors are health and social services, education and some manufacturing. Average family income is $68,494 and unemployment is 7.4 per cent. More than three per cent of the population is francophone, according to the 2001 census.

In the 2004 redistribution, part of the riding of Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington was added in the northeast corner. Kingston and the Islands was created from Kingston and Prince Edward-Lennox ridings in 1966. The riding of Kingston existed from 1867 to 1924 and again from 1952 to 1966.

Population: 115,800

Political History

1968: LIB
1972-1984 inclusive: PC
1988, 1993, 1997, 2000: LIB

In 2000, Liberal Peter Milliken defeated Tory Blair MacLean, winning his fourth term. Milliken was elected Speaker of the House of Commons in 2001.

Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister, won in this riding from Confederation to 1878 and again in 1887 and 1891. In 1878, after his government won the election but he lost in his own riding, he was elected in the British Columbia riding of Victoria.

Conservative cabinet minister Flora MacDonald was MP in this riding from 1972 to 1988. She was minister of external affairs under Joe Clark and minister of employment and minister of communications under Brian Mulroney. Liberal Edgar Benson, a minister of revenue and president of the Treasury Board, was elected here from 1962 to 1968.

Candidate Profiles

Peter Milliken

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Nov. 12, 1946
Age: 57
Birthplace: Kingston, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in political science and economics, Queen's University.
BA, Oxford University.
LL.B., Dalhousie University.
Profession: Lawyer
Career Background: Practised law with Cunningham, Swan, Cary, Little and Bonham.
Patron of Hotel Dieu Hospital.

Political History
Party: President of Kingston and the Islands Liberal Association.
Federal: Elected in Kingston and the Islands (1988, 1993, 1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To government House leader (1993-1996).
Deputy chairman of the committee of the whole (1996).
Deputy speaker and chair of committees of the whole house (1997).
Elected Speaker of the House of Commons (2001).
Committees: Former chair, standing committee studying the Clarity Bill; Procedure and House Affairs; special joint committee on Code of Conduct.
Former vice-chair of special committee on Electoral Reform.
Former member of House Management; Procedure and House Affairs Scrutiny of Regulations; and Library of Parliament committees.
Chair of the board of Internal Economy.
Caucus: Assistant House leader for House business (1989-1993).
Critic for election reform and associate senators (1988-1993).
Office Address: 14-303 Bagot St., Kingston, Ont., 613-542-3243.
Capital Address: 316-N, Centre Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-996-1955.

Blair MacLean

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Age: 49
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in political science and philosophy, Queen's University.
Profession: Communications consultant
Career Background: Volunteered for a number of organizations, including the Community Foundation, the Salvation Army and the Arthritis Society.

Political History
Party: Chaired the Kingston and the Islands leadership campaign for Joe Clark in 1998.
Campaign chair for Bob Pickering in 1999 provincial election.
Federal: Defeated in Kingston and the Islands (2000).

Rob Hutchison

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Age: 54

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA, Queen's University.
Social services administration, St. Lawrence College.
Municipal administration, St. Lawrence College.
Career Background: President of Kingston Community Options Funds and Kingcole Homes Inc.
Member of the City of Kingston Not-For-Profit Housing advisory Group and the Kingston Not-For-Profit Housing Association.
Past president of the Kingston Global Community Centre.

Janina Fisher Balfour

Party: The Green Party of Canada

University Degree: No
Profession: Certified success coach, international speaker and workshop facilitator.
Recruited to the World Bank in Washington D.C.
Serves on the executive of the Green Party of Kingston and the Islands.
Former member of the citizen's advisory committee of the Collins Bay Institution.

Don B. Rogers

Party: Canadian Action Party
Birthplace: Toronto, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in political science and economics, University of Toronto.
MA, Carleton University.
Career Background: Lobbied for the adoption of a distinctive national flag for Canada (1965).
Spent more than 14 years as distribution officer with the National Film Board of Canada.
Former head of the audio-visual department at the Royal Military College of Canada.
Former member of the Council of Canadians and its predecessor, the Committee for an Independent Canada.
Supported the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Friends of Public Broadcasting.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Lorraine
Children: Scott and Daina

Political History
Municipal: Former Kingston city councillor for Sydenham Ward.

Terry Marshall

Party: The Christian Heritage Party of Canada

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Kingston and the Islands (1988, 1993 and 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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