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Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Colin Carrie CON 15815 33.21% X
Sid Ryan NDP 15352 32.24%
Louise V. Parkes LIB 14510 30.49%
Liisa Whalley GRN 1850 3.39%
Tim Sullivan ML 91 0.19%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 225 of 225 polls reporting


168 Oshawa

2004 Candidates
CON: Colin Carrie
LIB: Louise Parkes
NDP: Sid Ryan
MLP: Tim Sullivan
GRN: Liisa Whalley

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This southern Ontario riding, 60 km east of Toronto, contains most of the city of Oshawa.

The southern boundary is the north shore of Lake Ontario. The Northern boundary is Winchester Road East, between Townline Road North in the east and Simcoe Street North, Rossland Road West, Oshawa Creek, King Street West. The western boundary is the western city limit of Oshawa.

Oshawa is a centre of the Canadian automobile industry and the local economy is dominated by General Motors. It is one of Ontario's most industrial ridings with 14 per cent of employment coming from manufacturing. Average family income is $63,855 and unemployment is 7.2 per cent.

In 2004, the northern boundary of the riding was pushed north to include part of what was formerly Durham riding. Oshawa-Whitby riding was created in 1966 and renamed Oshawa in 1976. In the 1996 redistribution, 13 per cent of Durham was added.

Population: 113,662

Political History

1968-1990 byelection included - NDP
1993, 1997, 2000 - LIB

In 2000, Liberal Ivan Grose defeated the Alliance's Barry Bussey to win a third election. New Democrat support in this riding has been waning since the late 1980s. The Conservatives could win here if the party successfully captures both the Alliance and PC vote.

Ed Broadbent, leader of the New Democratic Party, was MP for this riding until he resigned as party leader in 1989. Broadbent was first elected in 1968, defeating Conservative Michael Starr. He became NDP leader in July 1975 and won seven terms as MP for Oshawa-Whitby and Oshawa riding. In the 1990 byelection following Broadbent's resignation, New Democrat Mike Breaugh defeated Liberal Cathy O'Flynn.

Candidate Profiles

Louise Parkes

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Profession: Business
Career Background: Community:
Chair of downtown Oshawa Festival of Murals.
Former downtown Oshawa board of management adviser.
Former chair of the Downtown Action committee.
Member: Downtown Oshawa Fair committee; Oshawa Chamber of Commerce; Whitby Chamber of Commerce; Pickering Board of Trade; Camp X Society; Rotary Club.
Former vice-president and secretary-treasurer of the Victorian Order of Nurses of Ontario.
Former board member of the Victorian Order of Nurses of Durham and the schoolhouse Pickering Village Museum.
Current president and CEO of Parmac Relationship Marketing Ltd, a call centre in Oshawa with clients in the publishing, Manufacturing, IT, and Financial Service Sectors across North America.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Darryl Sherman

Political History
Municipal: Elected as local councillor (2000 and 2003).
Currently deputy mayor.

Colin Carrie

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: Kinesiology, University of Waterloo.
Doctor of chiropractic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Profession: Chiropractor.
Career Background: Executive member of the Durham Chiropractic Society.
Chairman of the Spinal Health Week committee.
Financial secretary for Knights of Columbus Council 8611.
Parishioner of the St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church in Oshawa.
Current chiropractor and co-owner of Lakeridge Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic in Oshawa.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Elizabeth
Children: Liam, Aiden and Grace

Political History
Party: Former director of the Oshawa federal PC association.
Current director of the Oshawa federal Conservatives.

Sid Ryan

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Birthplace: Ireland

Career Background: Has been a trade union activist and media spokesperson for more than 20 years.
Helped organize a Steelworkers local and then became a CUPE member in 1976 when he began work for Ontario Hydro.
Became CUPE Ontario President in 1992.
Currently general vice-president of CUPE National and the OFL.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Sheila
Children: Lisa, Susan and Amanda

Political History
Party: Has served as president of Durham Centre riding association and as member of the NDP's provincial council and Environment committee.
Provincial: Defeated in Scarborough Centre (1999).
Defeated in Oshawa (2003).

Liisa Whalley

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 905-723-0642.

Tim Sullivan

Party: The Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Mississauga South (1999).
Federal: Defeated in Mississauga South (2000).

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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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