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 DISTRICT: Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Cheryl Gallant CON 27494 55.07% X
Rob Jamieson LIB 14798 29.64%
Sue McSheffrey NDP 5720 11.46%
Gordon S. McLeod GRN 1191 2.39%
Stanley Sambey MP 714 1.43%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 215 of 215 polls reporting


181 Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

2004 Candidates
CON: Cheryl Gallant (Incumbent)
LIB: Rob Jamieson
GRN: Gordon McLeod
NDP: Sue McSheffrey
MP: Stanley Sambey

Riding Profile
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This eastern Ontario riding is bounded by the Ottawa River and the Quebec border north of Ottawa. It covers more than 12,000 square kilometres. It contains the County of Renfrew and part of the Territorial District of Nipissing, including the communities of Pembroke, Deep River, Renfrew, Petawawa and Arnprior. The eastern part of Algonquin Park, CFB Petawawa, Atomic Energy Canada and the Petawawa National Forestry Institute are in the riding.

The economy is dominated by government institutions, manufacturing and the service sector. About 4.5 per cent of the population are francophone. Average family income is $57,429 and unemployment is seven per cent.

There was no change in the riding boundaries in 2004 or 1996. The riding was established in 1976.

Political History

1979-1997 incl - LIB
2000 - CA

This was one of only two Ontario ridings to elect a Canadian Alliance MP to Ottawa in 2000. Cheryl Gallant defeated Liberal incumbent Hec Clouthier by 2,423 votes. Clouthier ran as an Independent in 1993 and lost to Liberal Len Hopkins. He had wanted to seek the Liberal nomination, but couldn't get Chrétien's support at that time. Hopkins was MP in this riding from 1965 to 1997.

From 1979 to 1997, the riding voted Liberal. The former riding of Renfrew North was Liberal since 1935. Combining the old Tory and Alliance vote could strengthen the Conservative's hold on the riding.

Candidate Profiles

Rob Jamieson

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birthplace: Eganville, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in Canadian studies and political science, Carleton University.
Career Background: Community:
Member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Bonnechere Arts and Historical Society.
Former member of the local committee studying the widening of Highway 17.
Former Senior program development officer with Elections Canada.
Executive assistant and senior adviser to the Carleton University Student's Association.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: April

Political History
Party: Active in the Liberal party for more than 19 years.
Served recently as president of the Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke federal Liberal association.
Currently serves as executive vice-president for the Liberal Party of Canada in Ontario.
In 2003, he served on a policy committee advising Paul Martin on education matters.

Cheryl Gallant

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth Date: May 23, 1960
Age: 44

University Degree: Yes
Education: B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Western Ontario.
Profession: Group insurance executive.
Career Background: Former chair, Pembroke Downtown Development Commission.
Former member, Pembroke Economic advisory committee.
Chief administrative director of her husband's dental practice.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Jamie
Children: Five

Political History
Federal: Won in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke (2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Committee: Former vice-chair: Canadian Heritage.
Former member: Canadian Heritage; Procedure and House Affairs.
Member: Industry, Science and Technology; National Defence and Veterans Affairs.
Caucus: Former deputy House leader.
Former critic for: Canadian Heritage; Amateur Sport; National Capital commission; Science, Research and Development and Emergency Preparedness.
CPC critic for Science and Small Business; Industry (Federal Economic Development-Northern Ontario).
Office Address: 84 Isabella St., Second Floor, Pembroke, Ont., 613-732-4404.
Capital Address: Room 449-D, Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ont., 613-992-7712.

Sue McSheffrey

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Age: 44

Profession: Physiotherapist with Renfrew County.
Career Background: Former head of physiotherapy at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital.
Founding member and former chair of the Renfrew County District Health Council.
Director of the Association of Allied Health Professionals of Ontario.
Founding Chair of the Community Health Professions division of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union 1999 to 2001.
Ontario representative on the Canadian Health Professions Secretariat of the National Union of Public and Government Employees.
Chair of the Renfrew local of the Ontario Health Coalition.
Active member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Kevin
Children: Two

Gordon McLeod

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 613-628-1920.

Stanley Sambey

Party: The Marijuana Party of Canada

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke (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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