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 DISTRICT: Peterborough
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Peter Adams LIB 25099 43.55% X
James Jackson CON 18393 31.98%
Linda Slavin NDP 10957 19.01%
Brent Wood GRN 3182 5.52%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 253 of 253 polls reporting


178 Peterborough

2004 Candidates
LIB: Peter Adams (Incumbent)
CPC: James Jackson
NDP: Linda Slavin
GRN: Brent Wood

Riding Profile
 Riding Map

This central Ontario riding contains the city of Peterborough and part of Peterborough County. It stretches between Rice Lake and the Trent River in the south and Buckhorn Lake and Stony Lake in the north. The communities of Havelock, Norwood and Lakefield and the Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation reserves are in the riding.

Peterborough is home to Trent University. Manufacturing, the service sector, health sector and tourism all contribute to employment in the area. Average family income is $60,921 and unemployment is 7.4 per cent.

In 2004, the western border around Highway 7 near Peterborough was changed. There was no change in 1986 or 1996. The riding was established in 1952.

Political History

1953, 1957, 1958 - PC
1960 BYEL - NDP
1962, 1963 - PC
1965-1974 inclusive - LIB
1979-1988 inclusive - PC
1993, 1997, 2000 - LIB

In 2000, Liberal Peter Adams defeated the Alliance candidate Eric John Allan Mann, winning his third term in office.

This riding has elected both Liberals and Conservatives in the last 40 years. PC Fred Stenson won in 1962 and 1963. Liberal Hugh Faulkner was elected to four terms, beginning in 1965. He was appointed secretary of state in 1972, minister of state for science and technology in 1976 and minister of Indian affairs and northern development. In 1979, he was defeated by PC Bill Domm, who held office until 1993.

Candidate Profiles

Peter Adams

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Apr. 17, 1936
Age: 68
Birthplace: United Kingdom

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA, M.Sc., University of Sheffield.
PhD, McGill University.
Profession: Professor
Career Background: Community:
Former chair of United Way, Canadian Cancer Society and Red Cross fundraising campaigns.
Former chair of Energy Savers Peterborough, ParticipAction Peterborough and the Ontario Summer Games in Peterborough.
Editor: "Peterborough and the Kawarthas."
Former director of the McGill sub-Arctic research laboratory.
Former professor of geography, dean, and associate vice-president at Trent University.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Jill
Children: Joanne, Michèle, Annette and Will

Political History
Party: Former executive member for the Peterborough federal and provincial riding associations.
Municipal: Former member of the Peterborough board of education.
Provincial: Defeated in Peterborough (1977 and 1981).
Elected in 1987 and 1990.
Federal: Elected in 1993, 1997 and 2000.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: Ontario: To minister of environment (1989).
Federal: To leader of government in House of Commons (1997 - 1999).
Committee: Former member: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development; Procedure and House Affairs; Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Chair of Procedure and House Affairs committee.
Member: Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Caucus: Former chair of the eastern Ontario caucus.
Former chair of the Ontario caucus.
Former chair of the Resources, Oceans and Environment caucus and chair of the caucus committee on Post-Secondary Education and Research.
Office Address: 313 Water Street, Peterborough, Ont.
Tel: (705) 745-2108
Capital Address: Room 733, Confederation Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
Tel: (613) 995-6411

James Jackson

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Linda Slavin

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA, University of Toronto.
Graduate of the Ontario College of Education.
Profession: Teacher
Career Background: Former co-ordinator of the International Development Education Project at Fleming College.
Monitor of the first democratic elections in South Africa.
Worked with Trent faculty to write the INSTRUCT Proposal for submission to the Canadian International Development Agency.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Alan
Children: Lisa and Geoff

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Peterborough (1987).

Brent Wood

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

University Degree: Yes
Education: MA, Trent University.
PhD, University of Toronto.
Profession: Professor
Career Background: Executive member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees local 3908, representing contract Faculty at Trent University.
Sits on the city parks and recreation board and is an editorial member of www.peterboroughcollective.org, the local online public affairs journal.
Is currently a faculty member in the English department at Trent University.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address:
Tel: (705) 743-3095

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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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