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 DISTRICT: Niagara West-Glanbrook
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Dean Allison CON 20874 40.26% X
Debbie Zimmerman LIB 20210 38.98%
Dave Heatley NDP 7681 14.82%
Tom Ferguson GRN 1761 3.4%
David Bylsma CHP 1107 2.14%
Phil Rose CAP 179 0.35%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 215 of 215 polls reporting

Ridings

162 Niagara West-Glanbrook

2004 Candidates
CON: Dean Allison
CHP: David Bylsma
GRN: Tom Ferguson
NDP: Dave Heatley
CAP: Phil Rose
LIB: Debbie Zimmerman

Riding Profile
 Riding Map

This new southern Ontario riding takes in the township of West Lincoln and the towns of Grimsby, Lincoln and Pelham. It also includes part of the city of Hamilton south and east of Glancaster Road, the transmission line, Redhill Creek and the Niagara escarpment.

The riding runs from Lake Ontario in the northeast to the Welland River in the southeast and east to the border of St. Catharines.

The local economy is sustained by light industries and service companies feeding off the steel industry in Hamilton and the automotive industry in St. Catharines. The riding is a mix of urban and rural, with fruit-growing, wineries, tourism and mixed farming serving as the economic base.

Average family income is $75,830 and unemployment is 4.1 per cent. The population is nine per cent Dutch and 4.6 per cent Italian.

The riding was created in 2004 from 47 per cent of Stoney Creek riding, 34 per cent of Erie-Lincoln, 15 per cent of Niagara Centre and a small area from Hamilton-Mountain. Stoney Creek was a new riding in 1996.

Population: 99,747

Political History

In 2000, Liberal Toni Valeri defeated Canadian Alliance candidate Doug Conley in Stoney Creek. In December 2003, Paul Martin appointed him Minister of Transport. In Erie-Lincoln, Liberal John Maloney defeated the Alliance's Dean Allison in 2000. The effects of redistribution and the combination of Tory and Alliance votes could give the Conservatives an edge in 2004.


Candidate Profiles

Debbie Zimmerman

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

University Degree: No
Education: Journalism, Niagara College.
Career Background: Community Involvement: Appointed by the province of Ontario to the Niagara Escarpment Commission. Member of the Niagara Economic and Tourism Corporation and the Niagara Regional Housing Board. Named honourary chair of the Niagara's Women's Place 25th Anniversary Gala Event in 2002 and is a founding member of the Niagara Community Foundation. Currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Grape Background: Growers of Ontario.

Political History
Municipal: Currently on Niagara regional council.


Dean Allison

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in economics, Sir Wilfred Laurier University.
Profession: Businessman
Career Background: Community:
Distributes thousands of dollars in scholarships to local students. President of the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation. Board member of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Founding board member and vice-president of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in Canada. Founding director of the Belarus Children of Chernobyl. Director of the Rotary International District 7090 Gift of Life. President-elect of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Michele
Children: Aaron, Elizabeth and Andrew

Political History
Federal: Defeated as Canadian Alliance candidate in Erie-Lincoln (2000).


Dave Heatley

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

Career Background: Served three years in the Canadian Armed Forces. Active environmental and native rights activist. Involved in the fight to save the Red Hill.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Joyce
Children: Three


Tom Ferguson

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Erie-Lincoln (2003).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 905-562-8484.


David Bylsma

Party: The Christian Heritage Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1970
Birthplace: St. Catherines, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: Civil Engineering, McMaster University.
Profession: Businessman
Career Background: Member and full-time organist of Living Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Sylvia
Children: Four

Political History
Party: Active in the CHP for 14 years. Active in the Ontario Family Coalition Party.
Federal: Defeated in St. Catherines (1993). Defeated in Niagara Centre (1997). Defeated in Erie-Lincoln (2000).


Phil Rose

Party: Canadian Action Party


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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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