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 DISTRICT: Nipissing-Timiskaming
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Anthony Rota LIB 18254 42.31% X
Al McDonald CON 16001 37.09%
Dave Fluri NDP 7354 17.05%
Les Wilcox GRN 1329 3.07%
Ross MacLean CAP 204 0.47%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 216 of 216 polls reporting


164 Nipissing-Timiskaming

2004 Candidates

NDP: Dave Fluri
CAP: Ross MacLean
CON: Al McDonald
LIB: Anthony Rota
GRN: Les Wilcox

Riding Profile
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This Northern Ontario riding stretches from Lake Timiskaming south along the Ottawa River and has Algonquin Park on its southern edge.

It includes North Bay, Temagami, New Liskeard, Powassan, Cobalt and Mattawa. There are several Indian reserves, including the Temagami Reserve.

About 16 per cent of residents list French as their mother tongue. Tourism is an important industry, with retail and service sectors the largest employers. There is a small manufacturing base in the North Bay region, as well as Canadore College/Nipissing University. Average family income is $50,077 and unemployment is 7.9 per cent.

The riding has been renamed in 2004 and expanded north, adding part of Timiskaming-Cochrane. In 1996, the boundaries were redrawn to include part of Parry Sound-Muskoka. The riding of Nipissing was established in 1892.

Population: 89,314

Political History

1896 - CONS
1900, 1904 - LIB
1908-1917 incl - CONS
1921-1980 incl - LIB
1984 - PC
1988, 1993, 1997, 2000 - LIB

In 2000, Liberal Bob Wood defeated the Alliance's Ken Ferron to win a fourth term in office.

The riding of Nipissing voted Conservative from 1908 to 1917 and Liberal from 1921 to 1980. From 1972 to 1984, Liberal Jean-Jacques Blais was MP, serving as postmaster general, solicitor-general, minister of supply and services and minister of defence. In 1984, he was defeated by Tory Moe Mantha.


Candidate Profiles

Anthony Rota

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in political science, Wilfred Laurier University. MBA, University of Ottawa. Diploma in finance, Algonquin College.
President of the North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce. First vice-president of the northeastern Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Founding member of the North Bay Economic Development Commission. Member of the board of governors of Nipissing University. Founding member of the Air Base Properties Corporation. Entrepreneur, prior to joining the National Research Council in 1999. Served with the Canadian Technology Network, responsible for network development. Served in the Toronto offices of the Industrial Research Assistance Program as Ontario regional operations manager.

Political History
Municipal: Former member of council for City of North Bay, serving as chair of planning and economic development.

Al McDonald

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Former chair of the Heritage Festival and Air Show (1997 - 1999). Former president of both the North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce and the North Bay and District Humane Society. Former member of the North Bay Economic Development Commission, the North Bay Police Services Board, the Early Years Program for Children, and the joint executive committee for the North Bay Regional Health Centre.
Name of Spouse/Partner: Wendy

Political History
Municipal: Former deputy mayor of North Bay.
Provincial: Elected in Nipissing (2002). Defeated (2003).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To minister of enterprise, opportunity and innovation (2002).

Dave Fluri

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

Les Wilcox

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Ross MacLean

Party: The 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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