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 DISTRICT: Mississauga-Streetsville
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Wajid Khan LIB 22768 50.56% X
Nina Tangri CON 14287 31.73%
Manjinder Rai NDP 4266 9.47%
Otto Casanova GRN 2415 5.36%
Peter Gibson Creighton PCP 1293 2.87%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 222 of 222 polls reporting


158 Mississauga-Streetsville

2004 Candidates
GRN: Otto Casanova
PCP: Peter Gibson Creighton
LIB: Wajid Khan
NDP: Manjinder Rai
CON: Nina Tangri

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This residential riding in the Greater Toronto Area contains part of the city of Mississauga.

The riding is bordered by Britannia Road West, Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton Avenue West in the south and the northwest limits of Mississauga in the north, between Ninth Line West in the west and Mississauga Road, Highway 401, Mavis Road, Britannia Road West and Terry Fox Way in the east.

The primary employer is manufacturing. Average family income is $86,282 and unemployment is 4.7 per cent. More than 87 per cent of families own their home. According to the 2001 census, the immigrant population is over 40 per cent, with large East Indian and Chinese communities.

This is a new riding created in 2004 from 56 per cent of Mississauga West and 18 per cent of Brampton West-Mississauga. Mississauga West was created in the 1986 redistribution by combining parts of Mississauga North and South. In 1996, the lines were redrawn again.

Population: 118,305

Political History
1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000 - LIB

In 2000, Liberal Steve Mahoney defeated Alliance candidate Philip Leong in Mississauga West. He was Secretary of State for Selected Crown Corporations from April to December 2003. This area has bounced between Liberals and Conservatives. PC Bob Horner was MP for two terms after being elected in 1984 and 1988.

Candidate Profiles

Wajid Khan

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Year of Arrival in Canada: 1974

Profession: Businessman
Career Background: Community:
Has helped to create several scholarships to retrain foreign engineering graduates in codes of standards and practice in this country.
Current president and CEO of automobile showroom.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Tasnim

Nina Tangri

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth Date: Sept. 2, 1965
Age: 38
Birthplace: England

University Degree: Yes
Education: Graduate of the Doncaster Metropolitan Institute of Higher Education.
Career Background: Community: Fundraiser for the Credit Valley Hospital.
President of the Peel chapter of the National Indo-Canadian Council.
Headed conferences on spousal abuse, problems faced by our senior population and youth unemployment.
Currently manages day-to-day office procedures at Tangri Insurance and Financial Group Inc.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Ashwani
Children: Ram, Neil and Devan

Political History
Party: Active in both federal and provincial riding associations.
Provincial: Defeated in Mississauga West (2003).
Federal: Defeated as PC in Mississauga Centre (2000).

Manjinder Rai

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1969
Birthplace: Jalandhar, Punjab

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA, Amritsar.
Career Background: Community:
Organizes sports and cultural events in Greater Toronto's South Asian community.
Volunteered with Canada Customs and Revenue, helping low-income Canadians file their returns.
Active member of the United Steelworkers of America.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Jasvir
Children: Rajpal, Anoop and Gurdas

Otto Casanova

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Profession: Businessman
Career Background: Community:
Founding member, president, and chair of the Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Member of the OPIA board of directors.
Small-business owner in Mississauga-Streetsville of a printing and design company.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Carla
Children: Raquel

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 905-567-6665.

Peter Gibson Creighton

Party: Progressive Canadian Party

University Degree: Yes/No

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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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