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 DISTRICT: Kitchener-Conestoga
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Lynn Myers LIB 17819 42.29% X
Frank Luellau CON 14903 35.3%
Len Carter NDP 6623 15.72%
Kris Stapleton GRN 2793 6.62%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 193 of 193 polls reporting

Ridings

145 Kitchener-Conestoga

2004 Candidates
NDP: Len Carter
CON: Frank Luellau
LIB: Lynn Myers (Incumbent)
GRN: Kris Stapleton

Riding Profile
 Riding Map

This southern Ontario riding includes both urban and rural areas, including part of the city of Kitchener southwest of Conestoga Parkway and west of Highway 8.

The riding surrounds the Kitchener-Waterloo and Kitchener Centre ridings and contains the townships of Wilmot, Wellesley and Woolwich.

According to the 2001 census, nine per cent of the population is of German origin. Manufacturing and the service sector are two of the major employers. Average family income is $72,893 and unemployment is 4.6 per cent.

Kitchener-Conestoga riding was created in 2004 from 62 per cent of Waterloo-Wellington and portions of Kitchener Centre and Cambridge. The riding of Waterloo-Wellington was created in 1996 by combining portions of Perth-Wellington-Waterloo, Wellington-Grey-Dufferin-Simcoe, Cambridge and Waterloo.

Population: 96,000

Political History

WATERLOO-WELLINGTON
1997, 2000: LIB

In 2000, Liberal Lynn Myers defeated the Alliance's John Reimer in Waterloo-Wellington to win a second term. Conservative MP Perrin Beatty held Waterloo-Wellington from 1979-1993. If Conservatives earn the same number of votes in 2004 that the PC and Alliance won in 2000, they could outstrip the Liberals in this riding.


Candidate Profiles

Lynn Myers

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: May 25, 1951
Age: 53
Birthplace: New Hamburg, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA, Wilfrid Laurier University.
MA, Wilfrid Laurier University.
B.Ed., University of Western Ontario.
Career Background: More than 20 years experience as a secondary school teacher in Kitchener.
Former member of the Waterloo Regional Police Commission.
Former chair of the Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Commission and the Waterloo Regional Police Services board.
Former vice-chair of Region of Waterloo Health and Social Services committee.
Member: Board of Trade, Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario-Alsace Association.

Political History
Provincial: Councillor of Wilmot Township (1978-1985).
Mayor of Wilmot (1988-1997).
Councillor of regional municipality of Waterloo (1985-1997).
Federal: Elected in Waterloo-Wellington (1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To solicitor-general (2000-2003).
Committee: Former chair of Health.
Former vice-chair of Public Accounts.
Former member of Health, Public Accounts, Justice and Human Rights, and Scrutiny of Regulations.
Member of Procedure and House Affairs.
Caucus: Served as caucus chair of the Health Priorities committee, caucus committee Working to Prevent Youth Smoking and the Liberal party caucus.
Office Address: 4-1600 King St. North, St. Jacobs, Ont., 519-664-3195.
Capital Address: Room 555-D, Centre Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-992-4633.


Frank Luellau

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Germany
Year of Arrival in Canada: 1951

University Degree: No
Education: Studied at Prairie Bible Institute in Alberta.
Attended New Tribes Institute in California and Wisconsin and the Summer Institute of Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma.
Career Background: Spent more than 20 years as a branch manager for Buckerfield's Ltd., serving farming communities in Kelowna and Fort St. John, B.C.
Served as the national staff officer for Gideons International, responsible for organizing and maintaining 112 local chapters of volunteers across Western and Northern Canada.
Former executive director of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities.
Community:
Green Bay Baptist Camp board chair (1963-1969).
Kelowna Foster Parents Association president (1965-1968).
Sagitawa Christian Camping Society treasurer (1970-1974).
Canadian Seed Growers Association, National Seed Fair committee secretary (1968-1974).
Woolwich Township Family Violence Prevention committee co-chair (1992-2000).
Fellowship for Print Witness board member (1988-present).
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Esther
Children: Two


Len Carter

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

Career Background: Worked for more than 30 years at the CBC.
Currently is owner-operator of Carter Consulting, a human resource firm that educates, mediates and negotiates for local unions.
Has presented position papers on various issues, including the environment, homelessness, the arts and chemical dependency.
Community:
Governor of Conestoga College.
Chairperson of the Waterloo-Wellington Training and Adjustment board.
Member of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program advisory board.
Member of the Waterloo Regional Partnership.
Executive member of the Waterloo Regional Labour council.
Marital Status: Married
Children: Six


Kris Stapleton

Party: The Green Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Career Background: Former federal corrections officer.
Served as president of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers.


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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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