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 DISTRICT: St. Paul's
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Carolyn Bennett LIB 32171 58.39% X
Barry Cline CON 11226 20.38%
Norman Tobias NDP 8667 15.73%
Peter Elgie GRN 3031 5.5%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 236 of 236 polls reporting

Ridings

184 St. Paul's

2004 Candidates
LIB: Carolyn Bennett (Incumbent)
CON: Barry Cline
GRN: Peter Elgie
NDP: Norman Tobias

Riding Profile
 Riding Map

This affluent central Toronto riding includes the mansions of Forest Hill and multicultural neighbourhoods straddling St Clair Avenue. It is bordered by the CP Line, Yonge Street, Rosehill Reservoir and Moore Avenue in the south and Eglinton Avenue West, Yonge Street and Broadway Ave in the north between Bayview Avenue in the east and Ossington Avenue, Winona Drive, Holland Park Avenue, Rogers Road and Dufferin Street in the west.

According to the 2001 census, the riding has the second highest average family income in Canada ($130,384) and unemployment is 5.3 per cent. Almost 37 per cent of residents have university degrees, the third highest percentage in Canada. The immigrant population is 36 per cent and there is a large Jewish community. The riding is almost completely residential and renters outnumber homeowners, 62 per cent to 38 per cent. The business service industry is the major employer.

In 2004, the riding boundary was moved south to Eglinton Avenue in the north and extended west to Dufferin Street. In 1996, portions of the Don Valley West and Rosedale ridings were added. St. Paul's riding was established in 1933.

Political History

1935, 1940, 1945: PC
1949: LIB
1953, 1957, 1958: PC
1962, 1963, 1965, 1968: LIB
1972: PC
1974: LIB
1979: PC
1980: LIB
1984, 1988: PC
1993, 1997, 2000: LIB

In 2000, Liberal Carolyn Bennett defeated PC Barry Cline to win a second term. In December 2003, Paul Martin named her minister of state for public health.

In 1993, Liberal Barry Campbell defeated PC Isabel Bassett, who later became a provincial MPP and chair of TVOntario.

From 1984 to 1993, PC Barbara McDougall was MP for St. Paul's. In the Mulroney government, she was minister of state for finance, minister of state for privatization, minister responsible for the status of women, minister of employment and immigration and minister of external affairs. Liberal John Roberts was elected MP in 1974 and 1980, but lost the 1979 election to PC Ron Atkey. Roberts was minister of environment and minister of state for science and technology.

PC Roland Michener was elected here in 1953, 1957 and 1958. He was Speaker of the House and later governor general.


Candidate Profiles

Carolyn Bennett

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Dec. 20, 1950
Age: 53
Birthplace: Toronto

University Degree: Yes
Education: Medical degree, University of Toronto
Profession: Physician
Career Background: Founding partner of Bedford Medical Associates. President of the Medical Staff Association of Women's College Hospital and member of the hospital board. Associate professor in the department of Family and Community Medicine, U of T. Co-author of Kill or Cure? How Canadians Can Remake Their Health Care System.
Community: Former volunteer as doctor and adviser at Glen Bernard Camp. Served on boards of the Ontario Medical Association; Medico-Legal Society of Toronto; and Havergal College. Led the 1989 grassroots fight to save Women's College Hospital from a proposed merger with Toronto Hospital. Former member of Ontario Ministry of Health's Drug Reform Secretariat.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Peter O'Brian
Children: Jack and Ben

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in St. Andrew-St. Patrick (1995).
Federal: Elected in St. Paul's (1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Cabinet: Minister of state for public health (2003).
Committee: Former member of Finance; Health; Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities; Justice and Human Rights; and Government Operations and Estimates.
Member of cabinet committees: Security, Public Health and Emergencies; and Aboriginal Affairs.
Caucus: Former chair of the National Liberal Women's caucus. Member of the social policy caucus and children's caucus.
Office Address: 1650 Yonge St., Suite 103, Toronto, Ont., 416-952-3990.
Capital Address: House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-995-9666.

Barry Cline

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Toronto

University Degree: Yes
Education: Architectural Degree
Profession: Architect
Career Background: Principal of his architectural practice for more than 30 years, designing everything from single-family homes to multi-family complexes, shopping centres, office buildings, hotels, houses of worship, and sports facilities. Project architect for Expo '67 in Montreal.
Community: Past board chair for the Toronto Junior Board of Trade/Toronto Jaycees. Past member of board of trade of Metro Toronto, and member of planning and urban affairs committee and subcommittees on housing, waterfront and harbourfront. Past member of organizing committee for the 1984 Toronto Papal Visit. Member, Institute for International Affairs, B'nai Brith Canada. Past adviser to the executive, Marcus Garvey Centre for Leadership and Enterprise. Member of the organizing committee for Regatta Fundraiser and Easter Seal Society.
Children: Audrey and Stacey

Political History
Party: Active supporter of provincial and federal Progressive Conservatives.
Federal: Defeated as PC member in St. Paul's (2000).

Norman Tobias

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in economics from Amherst College; LL.B. from University of Toronto.
Profession: Senior principal and vice-president of client services with KPMG.
Career Background: Was adjunct professor of law and associate professor of law at Queen's University and session lecturer at the Université de Montréal. Member of the Law Society of Upper of Canada and the Quebec bar.
Community: Director of Selwyn House School in Montreal and the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews. Volunteer activities include work for the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.

Peter Elgie

Party: The Green Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in sociology, Tulane University. M.Ed., Canisus College.
Career Background: As well as being a teacher, he is a professional golfer and an aspiring children's author and comedian.

Political History
Party: Serving his third term as deputy leader of the GPC of Ontario. Ontario organizer for the party and national campaign chair for the upcoming federal election.
Provincial: Defeated in Beaches-East York (2001). Defeated in St. Paul's (2003). Son of Bob Elgie, former Ontario PC member of provincial Parliament and cabinet minister.


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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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