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 DISTRICT: Mississauga East-Cooksville
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Albina Guarnieri LIB 22435 56.7% X
Riina DeFaria CON 10299 26.03%
Jim Gill NDP 4619 11.67%
Jason Robert Hinchliffe GRN 1167 2.95%
Sally Wong CHP 778 1.97%
Pierre Ch´┐Żnier ML 154 0.38%
Andrew Seitz IND 114 0.29%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 228 of 228 polls reporting


155 Mississauga East-Cooksville

2004 Candidates
MLP: Pierre Chénier
CON: Riina DeFaria
NDP: Jim Gill
LIB: Albina Guarnieri (Incumbent)
GRN: Jason Robert Hinchcliffe
IND: Andrew Seitz
CHP: Sally Wong

Riding Profile
 Riding Map

This Greater Toronto Area riding contains an ethnically diverse part of Mississauga.

The riding boundaries are Queensway East and Queensway West to the south, Highway 403, Central Parkway and Burnhamthorpe Road East to the north, Etobicoke Creek to the east and Mavis Road to the west.

According to the 2001 census, the immigrant population is about 57 per cent, with significant East Indian and Chinese communities. Only 42 per cent listed English as their mother tongue.

This riding is predominantly residential with the manufacturing sector being the major employer. Average family income is $63,877 and unemployment is 6.3 per cent. More than 44 per cent of dwellings are rented.

The riding of Mississauga East-Cooksville was created in 2004 from 75 per cent of Mississauga East and 34 per cent of Mississauga Centre. Mississauga East was created in 1986 by combining Mississauga North and Mississauga South. Prior to 1966 the riding was known as Peel.

Population: 122,550

Political History

1988, 1993, 1997, 2000: LIB

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 has been member for Mississauga East since 1988.

Peel elected Conservatives from 1900 until 1962, then sent a Liberal to Ottawa from 1962 to 1972. The riding alternated between the two main political parties in the 1970s and 1980s. PC Bob Horner was elected MP for Mississauga in 1984.

Candidate Profiles

Albina Guarnieri

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: June 23, 1953
Age: 50
Birthplace: Faeto, Italy

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA and MA in English, McGill University.
Profession: Businesswoman
Career Background: Former president and management consultant for GCE Access International.
Former speechwriter for Bell Canada.
Former press secretary to former Solicitor General Bob Kaplan.
Former senior policy adviser to the mayor of Toronto.
Former adviser to Ontario's minister of consumer and corporate relations.
Worked for Time Magazine, Globe and Mail and Manulife.
Member of the board of directors of the Metro Toronto Alzheimer Society.
Former director of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Legislative Initiative.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: John Campbell

Political History
Party: Chair of the multicultural committee of Ontario Women's Liberals.
Federal: Elected in Mississauga East (1988, 1993, 1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To minister of Canadian heritage (1993-1996).
Cabinet: Associate minister of national defence and minister of state for civil preparedness (2003).
Committee: Member of special joint committee on a renewed Canada; special joint committee on the Constitution.
Former chair of Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities committees.
Former member of Finance committee.
Member of cabinet committees on Global Affairs; Security, Public Health and Emergencies.
Caucus: Former associate health and welfare critic.
Former associate critic for social policy.
Former vice-chair of the caucus committee on Political Organization.
Office Address: 3660 Hurontario St., Main Floor, Mississauga, Ont., 905-566-0009.
Capital Address: House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-996-0420.

Riina DeFaria

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth Date: Nov. 11, 1947
Age: 56

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA, B.Ed and MA, University of Toronto.
LL.B. and LL.M., York University.
Profession: Lawyer
Career Background: Former board member of the immigration and refugee board.
Former member of the Official Guardian's Panel on Child Representation for the Ministry of the Attorney General.
Former secondary school teacher.
Community: Member of the Women's Law Association of Ontario.
Founding Director of the Vila Gaspar Corte non-profit family and seniors housing project.
Volunteer legal work done for many community social and non-profit organizations.
Accredited Family Mediator and chair of the Peel Family Mediation advisory Board.
Partner in law firm of DeFaria and DeFaria.
Husband is former member of provincial Parliament.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Carl
Children: Ryan, Mark and Kristen

Political History
Federal: Defeated as PC in Mississauga East (2000).

Jim Gill

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Birth Date: Jan. 7, 1975
Age: 29
Birthplace: St. John's, Nfld.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in economics and political science, Memorial University.
Diploma in business management, College of the North Atlantic.
Career Background: Served as campaigns co-ordinator of the Canadian Federation of Students in Newfoundland and Labrador (1999-2000 and 2000-2001).
Successfully organized referendums and protests to achieve tuition fee reductions.
Works in the accounting department of an importer and wholesaler of home and garden accessories.
Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.

Jason Robert Hinchcliffe

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Andrew Seitz

Party: Independent

Sally Wong

Party: The Christian Heritage Party of Canada
Birthplace: Toronto, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: B.Sc., University of Toronto.
Profession: Businesswoman.
Career Background: Involved with a City of Toronto program assisting in feeding and sheltering the homeless in the city.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 905-624-1118

Pierre Chénier

Party: The Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Political History
Provincial: Defeated as an independent in Mississauga West (1999).
Defeated in Mississauga East (2003).
Federal: Defeated in Parkdale-High Park (1997).
Defeated in Mississauga East (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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