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 DISTRICT: Pickering-Scarborough East
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Dan McTeague LIB 27312 56.98% X
Tim Dobson CON 13417 27.99%
Gary Dale NDP 5392 11.25%
Matthew Pollesel GRN 1809 3.77%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 200 of 200 polls reporting


179 Pickering-Scarborough East

2004 Candidates
NDP: Gary Dale
CON: Tim Dobson
LIB: Dan McTeague (Incumbent)
GRN: Matthew Pollesel

Riding Profile
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This fast-growing Toronto area riding contains part of the former city of Scarborough and part of Pickering. It runs from Lake Ontario in the south to Finch Avenue and Finch Avenue East in the north, between Valley Farm Road, Highway 401 and Brock Road in the east and Meadowvale Road, Sheppard Avenue East, Morningside Avenue and Highland Creek in the west.

Manufacturing, retail trade and the financial services sector are among the major sources of employment. Average family income is $91,184 and unemployment is five per cent. According to the 2001 census, the immigrant population is 35 per cent, with a large East Indian community.

The Pickering-Scarborough East riding was created in 2004, from 44 per cent of Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge, 40 per cent of Scarborough East and a small area from Scarborough-Rouge River. Pickering-Ajax Uxbridge was created in 1986 from parts of the former Ontario riding and Durham riding.

Population: 106,722

Political History

In 2000 in Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge, Liberal Dan McTeague defeated the Alliance's Ken Griffith to win a third term. Historically, the riding voted Conservative in 1952 and a 1965 by election, Liberal from 1968 to 1974 and PC from 1979 to 1988.

In Scarborough East in 2000, Liberal John McKay defeated the Alliance's Paul Calandra, to win a second term. In 1993, Liberal Doug Peters, who served as secretary of state for international financial institutions, was elected. Scarborough East elected Conservatives in 1972 and 1979 to 1984 and Liberals in 1968 and 1974.

Candidate Profiles

Dan McTeague

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Oct. 16, 1962
Age: 41
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Man.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in political science, University of Toronto.
Profession: Public relations
Career Background: Former parliamentary intern to Paul Cosgrove, former minister of public works.
Former legislative assistant to Alvin Curling, minister of housing, and Derek Lee, member of provincial parliament.
Founder of the Whitby Easy Access Association.
Works with all members of industry to find solutions for the homeless.
Involved in the March of Dimes and Big Brothers.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Daniela Rossi
Children: Bradley, Natalie and Patrick

Political History
Party: Active party member since 1978.
Federal: Elected in Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge (1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To the minister of foreign affairs with special emphasis on Canadians abroad (2003).
Committee: Former member: Environment and Sustainable Development; Health; Industry, Science and Technology.
Member: Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Caucus: Former chair of the Liberal committee on Gasoline Pricing.
Office Address: 1005-1020 Brock Rd. South, Ajax, Ont.
Tel: (905) 420-7573
Capital Address: Room 302, Justice Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
Tel; (613) 995-8082

Tim Dobson

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1956

University Degree: Yes
Education: B.Sc. in chemistry, McMaster University.
Profession: Employee with Ontario Hydro.
Career Background: Past community service includes the Boy Scouts of Canada, minor baseball coaching and chair of a United Church Board of Directors.
Currently manages a team of 65 technical specialists conducting safety inspections in nuclear power plants.
Children: Andrew and Jamie

Political History
Party: Served on boards for both provincial and federal riding associations.
Board member of CPC Pickering-Scarborough East riding association.
Federal: Defeated as Canadian Alliance member (2000).

Gary Dale

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: B.Sc. in industrial engineering, University of Toronto.
Career Background: Ran a free fax distribution network connecting groups and individuals in the GTA to community, arts, immigration, social justice, faith group, education, environment and labour information. Former employee with Ontario Public Service.

Political History
Party: Founding president of the Pickering-Scarborough East NDP riding association.
Provincial: Defeated in Scarborough East (2003).

Matthew Pollesel

Party: The Green Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in political science.
Career Background: Former political researcher with Birchall Northey Barristers and Solicitors.
Special assistant on environmental policy to John Herron, member of Parliament.
Interest/lobby group liaison in the PC party war room for the 2000 election campaign.
Correspondence assistant to Scott Brison, MP.
Assistant to Joe Clark's leadership campaign in 1998.

Political History
Party: Currently national organizing assistant with the GPC.

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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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