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 DISTRICT: Nepean-Carleton
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Pierre Poilievre CON 30420 45.66% X
David Pratt LIB 26684 40.05%
Phil Brown NDP 6072 9.11%
Chris Walker GRN 2886 4.33%
Brad Powers MP 561 0.84%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 227 of 227 polls reporting


159 Nepean-Carleton

2004 Candidates
NDP: Phil Brown
CON: Pierre Poilievre
MP: Brad Powers
LIB: David Pratt (Incumbent)
GRN: Chris Paul Walker

Riding Profile
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This eastern Ontario riding contains part of the new amalgamated city of Ottawa. The riding includes the former City of Nepean, former Rideau Township and former Osgoode Township.

It runs from Highway 417 and Boundary Road in the east to Eagleson Road in the west, between Highway 417, CN Rail, Limebank Road, Leitrim Road and Hunt Club Road in the north and Rideau River, Belmeade Road and Marionville Road in the south.

Major sources of employment include the federal government, retail trade
and the service sector. Average family income is $94,830 and unemployment is 4.3 per cent. More than six per cent of the population are francophone.

In 2004 the riding lines were redrawn to take in part of eastern Ottawa, up to Highway 417. The riding of Nepean-Carleton was created in the 1976 redistribution from the former Grenville-Carleton riding. It was renamed Nepean in 1986. In 1996, it was combined with part of Carleton-Gloucester and Lanark-Carleton and became Nepean-Carleton again.

Population: 109,291

Political History
1925-1965 incl - CONS/PC
1968 - LIB
1972, 1974 - PC
1979, 1980, 1984 - PC
1988, 1993, 1997, 2000 - LIB

In 2000, Liberal David Pratt defeated the Alliance's Michael Green to win a second term. Paul Martin named him minister of national defence in 2003. In Nepean, Liberal Beryl Gaffney won in 1988 and 1993. Combining the Alliance and Conservative vote in this riding could defeat the Liberals in 2004.

The former Grenville-Carleton riding voted Tory from 1925 to 1965. PC Walter Baker was MP here for four terms, from 1972 to 1983. He was appointed president of the Privy Council and minister of national revenue in 1979 under Joe clark. He died in November 1983. In 1984, PC Bill Clark defeated Liberal Gord Hunter in Nepean-Carleton.


Candidate Profiles

David Pratt

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Jan. 3, 1955
Age: 49
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in political science, Carleton University.
Career Background: Municipal: Served as deputy mayor of Nepean and chair of the Parks and Recreation and Public Works committees. Served as member of the Police Services board and the Transportation and Community Services committees, while on the Ottawa-Carleton regional council. Vice-chair of the standing committee on Community Safety and Crime Prevention.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities work: Membership on following standing committees: International Programs; Finance; National Action committee on Race Relations; Economic Development; and Infrastructure.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Joan

Political History
Municipal: Former councillor for Nepean and the region of Ottawa-Carleton.
Elected to the regional government of Ottawa-Carleton (1994).
Federal: Elected in Nepean-Carleton (1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: Current minister of national defence.
Committee: Former chair and vice chair: National Defence and Veterans Affairs.
Former member: Environment and Sustainable Development.
Member: Global Affairs; Canada/U.S.; Security, Public Health and Emergencies.
Caucus: Former chair of the National Capital Region caucus.
Chaired the first caucus committee on Foreign Affairs, National Defence and International Co-operation.
Served as Canada's special envoy to Sierra Leone (1999).
Office Address: 1 Jockvale Rd., Nepean, Ont., 613-823-1120.
Capital Address: House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-992-2772.

Pierre Poilievre

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Calgary, Alta.

University Degree: Yes
Education: International relations, University of Calgary.
Career Background: Worked in a variety policy-related roles for Conservative members of Parliament, Jason Kenney and Stockwell Day.
Former corporate communications specialist at Magna International.
Currently runs 3D Contact Inc., a communications and market research firm.
Name of Spouse/Partner: Jenni Byrne

Phil Brown

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1951
Year of Arrival in Canada: 1955
Birthplace: London, England

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in history, Queen's University.
M.Sc. in planning, University of Toronto.
Career Background:
Volunteered with the Sudbury and District Labour Council in sponsoring a housing co-op. Helped establish Northern Non-Profit Housing. Established Jackson-Brown Associates, focusing on the development of non-profit housing projects and community health centres. Has managed the development of premises for all six of the community health centres in Ottawa as well as Merrickville and Portland. Former planning consultant and municipal planner for the City of Stratford.

Chris Paul Walker

Party: The Green Party of Canada
Birth Date:
Age: 42
Birthplace: Oakville, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in psychology, Queen's University
Profession: Businessman
Career Background: Former project manager for a property development company in downtown Toronto.
Was into sales and installations of renewable energy systems (solar-electric panels, wind turbines, solar hot water systems and wood pellet stoves) for a renewable energy retailer in Kingston.
Is currently self-employed doing renovation and renewable energy consulting/installation in southeastern Ontario.

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Kingston and the Islands (1999).
Defeated in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke (2003).
Federal: Defeated in Kingston and the Islands (1997).
Defeated in Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington (2000).

Brad Powers

Party: The Marijuana Party of Canada

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Ottawa Centre in 2000

# #
 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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