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 DISTRICT: Mississauga-Erindale
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Carolyn Parrish LIB 28246 54.37% X
Bob Dechert CON 16600 31.95%
Simon Black NDP 5104 9.82%
Jeff Brownridge GRN 1855 3.58%
David Greig ML 145 0.28%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 210 of 210 polls reporting


156 Mississauga-Erindale

2004 Candidates
NDP: Simon Black
GRN: Jeff Brownridge
CON: Bob Dechert
MLP: David Greig
LIB: Carolyn Parrish (Incumbent)

Riding Profile
 Riding Map

This new Greater Toronto Area riding contains part of Mississauga.

Its boundaries are Ninth Line to the west, Mavis Road to the east, Dundas Street, Credit River and Queensway East to the south and Britannia Road West, Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton Avenue West to the north.

The area is primarily residential, with manufacturing the major industry. According to the 2001 census, more than 44 per cent of the residents are immigrants, with significant East Indian and Chinese communities. Average family income is $89,129 and unemployment is 5.2 per cent.

This riding was created in 2004 from 45 per cent of Mississauga West and 43 per cent of Mississauga Centre. Mississauga West was created in 1986 by combining parts of Mississauga North and South. Prior to 1966 the riding was known as Peel.

Population: 120,354

Political History

The Liberal nomination was a bitter battle between two sitting Liberal MPs, Carolyn Parrish and Steve Mahoney. Carolyn Parrish won. In 2000, Parrish had won her second term in Mississauga Centre, defeating the Alliance's Harry Dhaliwal. Parrish had been elected in 1993 in Mississauga West. In 2000, Mahoney had defeated Alliance candidate Philip Leong in Mississauga West.

Tory Bob Horner served two terms in Mississauga West before being defeated by Liberal Doug Fisher in 1988.

Candidate Profiles

Carolyn Parrish

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Oct. 3, 1946
Age: 57
Birthplace: Toronto, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA, University of Toronto.
B.Ed., Ontario College of Education.
Profession: Writer and author
Career Background: Community:
Canvasser and co-ordinator for Cancer Society and Heart Fund.
Chaired Counter-Act Crime and Vandalism Prevention committee and the Peel Parents Against Drugs.
Member of the board of directors for the Canadian Spectrum Multicultural committee.
A strong human rights activist, she was selected to observe elections in three emerging democracies: Ukraine, Bosnia and Palestine.
She has also observed conditions in Israel and Palestine, once as part of a Canada-Israel committee tour and most recently with the Palestine House of Mississauga.
Is a former secondary school teacher for Etobicoke and Peel boards of education and freelance writer.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: David
Children: Suzanne and Lindsay

Political History
Party: Director of the Mississauga west provincial riding association.
Municipal: Former trustee and chair of the Peel board of education.
Defeated in Mississauga Ward 7 (1991).
Federal: Elected in Mississauga West (1993).
Elected in Mississauga Centre (1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To minister of public works and government services (1998-2000).
Committee: Former vice-chair: Procedure and House Affairs.
Former member: Natural Resources and Government Operations; Transport; Health Member: Procedure and House Affairs.
Caucus: Former vice-chair and chair of the Ontario caucus.
Office Address: 3-1100 Central Parkway West, Mississauga, Ont., 905-897-1952.
Capital Address: Room 802, Justice Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-995-7321.

Bob Dechert

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Age: 1958
Birthplace: Brampton, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in economics, McMaster University.
LL.B, University of Toronto.
Profession: Lawyer
Career Background: Political:
Former official agent of the provincial leadership campaign of Tony Clement.
Founding national secretary of the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Ruth Clark

Political History
Party: Joined the PC party in 1972.
Has served in PC Youth Federation and PC Campus Association.
Has worked at all levels in riding campaigns in both federal and provincial elections, including campaign manager.

Simon Black

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Age: 25

University Degree: Yes
Education: Graduate of the University of Toronto.
MA in labour studies.
Career Background: Works with homeless people in Peel Region.
Active on sweatshop and anti-poverty campaigns and the global justice movement.
Member of Amnesty International and Fair Vote Canada.
Earned a tryout with a professional soccer team in England.
Currently a teaching assistant in sociology at the University of Background: Toronto-Mississauga.

Jeff Brownridge

Party: The Green Party of Canada
Birthplace: Oakville, Ont.

University Degree: No
Education: Diploma in aviation management, Georgian College.
Profession: Businessman
Career Background: Served in the Canadian Forces as a reservist.
Member of the access committee of the Alpine Club of Canada where he works with conservation authorities and rock climbers to safeguard the old growth forests of the Niagara escarpment.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 905-608-0407.

David Greig

Party: The Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Etobicoke North (1993).
Defeated in Bramalea-Gore-Malton-Springdale (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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