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 DISTRICT: Northumberland-Quinte West
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Paul Macklin LIB 22676 39.31% X
Doug Galt CON 22676 39.31%
Russ Christianson NDP 9007 15.61%
Steven Haylestrom GRN 3016 5.23%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 228 of 228 polls reporting


165 Northumberland-Quinte West

2004 Candidates
NDP: Russ Christianson
CON: Doug Galt
GRN: Steven Haylestrom
LIB: Paul Macklin

Riding Profile
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This southeastern Ontario riding stretches along the shore of Lake Ontario and north to Rice Lake.

It contains the County of Northumberland and part of the County of Hastings, comprising the City of Quinte West, formerly Trenton, Sidney, Murray and Frankford. Also in the riding are the towns of Port Hope, Cobourg and Brighton and the Alderville First Nation Reserve. Canada's largest military base is in the riding.

Although Northumberland-Quinte is mostly rural, there are significant manufacturing and retail trade sectors. Average family income is $60,840 and unemployment is 6.8 per cent.

In 2004, part of Prince Edward-Hastings riding was added in the southeast and the riding was renamed Northumberland-Quinte West. Northumberland riding existed from 1914 to 1966 and was re-established in 1976, from portions of Prince Edward-Hastings and Northumberland-Durham riding.

Population: 118,906

Political History

1979, 1980, 1984 - PC
1988, 1993, 1997, 2000 - LIB

In 2000, Liberal Paul Macklin defeated the Alliance's Rick Norlock. He succeeded Liberal Christine Stewart, who was MP from 1988 to 1997. If the Alliance and Tory votes combine, the Conservatives will challenge the Liberals in this riding.

Tory George Hees, who was minister of transport and minister of trade and commerce in the Diefenbaker era before he had a falling out with the prime minister, sat in this riding beginning in 1965. He had previously been elected in Broadview riding. He was MP for Northumberland until 1988, serving as minister of veterans affairs under Brian Mulroney. When he resigned, Mulroney appointed him ambassador-at-large to examine transportation, storage and distribution of food aid.

Candidate Profiles

Paul Macklin

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: May 22, 1944
Age: 60
Birthplace: Northumberland, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA, University of Western Ontario.
LL.B, University of Windsor.
Profession: Lawyer
Career Background: Community: Active with Junior Achievement, the Rotary Club and the Northumberland Business Development Assistance Corporation.
Partner of Stewart, Mitchell and Macklin in Northumberland County.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Joan

Political History
Federal: Elected in Northumberland (2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (2002 - 2003).
Committee: Former member: Justice and Human Rights; Procedure and House Affairs; joint committee on Scrutiny of Regulations.
Member: Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Caucus: Chair of the eastern Ontario Liberal caucus.
Former member of the prime minister's caucus task force on Future Opportunities in Farming.
Member of the Liberal rural caucus.
Office Address: 201-1005 Elgin St. West, Cobourg, Ont., 905-372-8757.
Capital Address: Room 473, West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-992-8585.

Doug Galt

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: MA in public administration, Queen's University.
Trained as a veterinarian and veterinary pathologist.
Career Background: Former chair of the Cramahe-Colborne Amalgamation Discussion and the Colborne-Cramahe Community Economic Development Commission.
Former chair of the Northumberland United Way Campaign.
Member of the Local Architectural Conservation advisory committee.
Past district governor of Lions Club International and current member of the Brighton Lions Club.
Former veterinary pathologist and project co-ordinator for CIDA.
Retired as head of the Brighton Veterinary Services Lab.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Catherine
Children: Darcy, Laurel and Alana

Political History
Municipal: Former ward for Northumberland County.
Reeve for the Cramahe townships.
Former school board trustee.
Provincial: Elected in Northumberland (1995 and 1999).
Defeated in 2003.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Cabinet: Ontario:
Minister without portfolio and chief government whip.
Parliamentary Secretary: Ontario:
To minister of environment and energy (1995).
To minister agriculture, food and rural affairs (1999).
To minister of enterprise, opportunity and innovation (2002).
Committee: Ontario:
Former member: Ombudsman; Resource Development; and Hydro Select committee on Nuclear Affairs.
Served as chairs of Nutrient Management task force for the Agriculture and Water Resource Management committee.
Vice-chair: Finance and Economic Affairs.
Chair of select committee on Alternative Fuel Sources.
Caucus: Ontario:
Chair of the premier's task force on Rural Economic Renewal.
Deputy government whip.

Russ Christianson

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Birthplace: Camrose, Alta.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BComm., Queen's University.
MA in industrial relations, University of Toronto.
Profession: Business
Career Background: Community:
Founding member of Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation.
The Corporate Secretary for Westben Arts Festival Theatre.
Has worked for more than 20 years with co-operatives, businesses, communities, not-for-profit organizations and governments to help them achieve their economic, social and environmental goals.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Heidi Schaeffer
Children: Dagmar and Soren

Steven Haylestrom

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

Profession: Business
Career Background: Participated in a number of "hands-on" homeless initiatives in the GTA.
Member of both the Agriculture and Rural Affairs the Economic Development committees for the Municipality of Trent Hills.
Opened first all-organic grocery store in Mississauga, Ont.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: M-J
Children: Sahara and Nafshiya

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Oak Ridges (1999 and 2003).
Federal: Defeated in Oak Ridges in 2000.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 705-924-9036.

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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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