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 DISTRICT: Mississauga-Brampton South
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Navdeep Bains LIB 24753 57.15% X
Parvinder Sandhu CON 10433 24.09%
Larry Taylor NDP 6411 14.8%
Paul Simas GRN 1525 3.52%
David Gershuny ML 185 0.43%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 201 of 201 polls reporting


154 Mississauga-Brampton South

2004 Candidates
LIB: Navdeep Bains
MLP: David Gershuny
CON: Parvinder Sandhu
GRN: Paul Simas
NDP: Larry Taylor

Riding Profile
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This new Greater Toronto Area riding is in a rapidly growing part of the cities of Mississauga and Brampton.

It is bordered by Dixie Road, Highway 401, Eglinton Avenue and Etobicoke Creek in the east and Mississauga Road, Highway 401 and Terry Fox Way in the west, between Burnhamthorpe Road, Central Parkway and Highway 403 in the south and Steeles Avenue and the northern limit of Mississauga to the north.

According to the 2001 census, 53 per cent of the residents are immigrants and almost 15 per cent give their origin as East Indian.

The main employers are manufacturing, retail trade and service sectors, including automotive and aviation technology and transportation, storage and business services. Average family income is $76,153 and unemployment is five per cent.

The riding was created in 2004 from 37 per cent of Brampton West-Mississauga, 25 per cent of Mississauga East and 13 per cent of Mississauga Centre.

Population: 113,826

Political History

In 2000 in Brampton West-Mississauga, Liberal Colleen Beaumier defeated the Alliance's Hardial Sangha. In Mississauga East, Liberal Albina Guarnieri defeated Alliance candidate Jainstien Dookie in 2000. Guarnieri was named minister of state for civil preparedness in December 2003. She is running in Mississauga East-Cooksville in this election.

Candidate Profiles

Navdeep Bains

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in business, York University.
MBA, University of Windsor.
Profession: Financial analyst/CMA with Ford Canada.
Career Background: Community:
Volunteer at both the Daily Bread Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity.
Member on the Diversity Council at Ford.
Has been instrumental in organizing a number of youth initiatives in community, such as leadership retreats, a weekly drop-in basketball program and a mentoring club aimed at providing positive role models for grade school children.
Active the Sunshine Walk for Dreams and the Guru Gobind Singh Children's Foundation.
Marital Status: Married

Parvinder Sandhu

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: Mechanical engineering, University of Toronto
Profession: Engineer
Career Background: Established Canadian Institute of International Studies in partnership with Georgian College and Laurentian University.
Marital Status: Married
Children: Two

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 7025 Tomken Rd., Suite 240, Mississauga, Ont., 416-414-8906.

Larry Taylor

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

Profession: Real estate broker
Career Background: Municipal:
Chaired the Peel Regional Social Services committee.
Chaired the Peel Non Profit Housing Corporation.
Chaired the Mississauga Transit, Planning and Condominium Development committees.
Chaired the Mississauga Multicultural Festival.

Political History
Municipal: Elected to Mississauga City council (1976).

Paul Simas

Party: The Green Party of Canada
Birthplace: Brazil
Year of Arrival in Canada: 1989

University Degree: No
Education: Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology.
Profession: Survey party chief and computer animated drafting technologist.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Carmen Silvia
Children: Paulo Jr and Facio. Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Davenport (1999).
Defeated in Brampton West-Mississauga (2003).

David Gershuny

Party: The Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Political History
Provincial: Defeated as an independent in York South-Weston (1999).
Federal: Defeated in St. Paul's (1993).
Defeated in Oshawa (2000).

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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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