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 DISTRICT: Prince Edward-Hastings
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Daryl Kramp CON 22598 42.36% X
Bruce Knutson LIB 20042 37.57%
Dan Douglas NDP 8105 15.19%
Tom Lawson GRN 2130 3.99%
Joseph Sahadat IND 468 0.87%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 236 of 236 polls reporting


180 Prince Edward-Hastings

2004 Candidates
NDP: Dan Douglas
LIB: Bruce Knutson
CON: Daryl Kramp
GRN: Tom Lawson
IND: Joseph Sahadat

Riding Profile
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This rural eastern Ontario riding takes in the city of Prince Edward and the county of Hastings, excluding the city of Quinte West (Trenton). The riding extends north from Lake Ontario and includes Belleville, Bancroft, Deseronto and Madoc, as well as the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

Major industries are manufacturing and retail trade with some agriculture. Average family income is $56,433 and unemployment is 7.3 per cent.

In the 2004 redistribution, a portion of the riding of Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington was added in the north. The riding was established in 1966. There was no change in 1996.

Population: 109,407

Political History

1968-1984 inclusive - PC
1988, 1993, 1997, 2000 - LIB

In 2000, Liberal Lyle Vanclief defeated the Alliance's Jim Graham. He was minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food from 1997 until December 2003. Prior to the December cabinet shuffle, he had announced he wouldn't run again.

Prince Edward Hastings riding elected Conservatives to the House from 1968 to 1984. Since 1988, the riding has voted Liberal. However, the combined Tory and Alliance vote in the reconfigured riding may challenge the Liberals in 2004.

Candidate Profiles

Bruce Knutson

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in political science, University of Toronto
Profession: Served as the constituency assistant and special assistant to Lyle Vanclief, the minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, for 10 years.
Fundraising chair of Quinte Hospice.
Co-chair of the Kosovo Refugee Relief committee.
adviser to the Belleville Police Services Youth Justice committee.

Political History
Party: Involved with the Young Liberals association and both provincial and federal riding associations.

Daryl Kramp

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth Date: June 14, 1947
Age: 56
Birthplace: Kirkland Lake, Ont.

University Degree: No
Education: Graduate of the Ontario Provincial Police College.
Profession: Businessman
Career Background: Community:
Past member Kiwanis Club.
Past president of the Kinsmen Club, the Canadian Cancer Society and the local Chamber of Commerce.
Member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Former member of the Ontario Provincial Police.
Currently, owner/manager of the Two Loons resort, motel and catering business.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Carol Ann
Children: Kari Layne, Taryl and Shelby

Political History
Party: Supported provincial and federal association members.
Municipal: Former councillor and deputy reeve for the Madoc Village council.
Federal: Defeated in Hasitings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington (1997 and 2000).

Dan Douglas

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

Profession: Teacher with Hastings and Prince Edward district school board.
Career Background: Served as a library board chairperson; community health advisory committee member; economic development committee member; and Wilfrid Laurier University Peace Chapter president.
Former district chief negotiator, treasurer, and president in the former Ontario Public School Teacher's Federation.
Published author and an active supporter of the arts.
Plays the trumpet in the Quinte Living Centre Concert Band.
Marital Status: Married
Children: Yes

Tom Lawson

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

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in history, University of Toronto.
MA in English, Cambridge University.
Profession: Teacher
Career Background: Teaches an annual 12-week course for families coping with serious mental illness.
Former head of English at Trinity College.
Founder of the Canadian Student Debating Federation.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Pat

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Northumberland (2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address:
Tel: (905) 885-5396

Joseph Sahadat

Party: Independent

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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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