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 DISTRICT: Sarnia-Lambton
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Roger Gallaway LIB 19932 41.98% X
Marcel Beaubien CON 14500 30.5%
Greg Agar NDP 7764 16.33%
Anthony Cramer GRN 2548 5.36%
Gary De Boer CHP 1819 3.83%
Dave Core IND 749 1.6%
John Elliott IND 229 0.48%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 211 of 211 polls reporting

Ridings

185 Sarnia-Lambton

2004 Candidates
NDP: Greg Agar
CON: Marcel Beaubien
IND: Dave Core
GRN: Anthony Cramer
CHP: Gary De Boer
IND: John Elliott
LIB: Roger Gallaway (Incumbent)

Riding Profile
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This southwestern Ontario riding includes the city of Sarnia and part of Lambton County. The towns of Petrolia and Plympton-Wyoming, the villages of Oil Springs and Point Edward and the townships of Enniskillen and St. Clair fall within the riding. The St. Clair River is the western boundary and Lake Huron lies to the north. Sarnia Indian Reserve No. 45 is included.

The riding is primarily urban with an economy focussed on petrochemicals and refined petroleum products and many service industries. There is also some agriculture. Average family income is $68,829 and unemployment is 6.9 per cent.

In 2004, part of the Lambton-Kent-Middlesex riding has been added in the northeast. The Sarnia riding was created in 1966 from the riding of Lambton West. The name changed to Sarnia-Lambton in 1970, then to Sarnia in 1976 and back to Sarnia-Lambton in 1981.

Political History

1968, 1972, 1974: LIB
1979: PC
1980: LIB
1984, 1988: PC
1993, 1997, 2000: LIB

In 2000, Liberal Roger Gallaway defeated the Alliance's Dave Christie to win a third term.

The former Lambton West riding voted PC from 1945 to 1958 and Liberal in 1962, 1963 and 1965. Liberal Bud Cullen was MP from 1968 to 1970, serving as minister of revenue and minister of employment and immigration. In 1979 and 1980, PC Bill Campbell was elected. Cullen defeated Campbell in 1980. PC Ken James won the riding in 1984 and 1988.


Candidate Profiles

Roger Gallaway

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: May 23, 1948
Age: 56
Birthplace: Sarnia, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA from University of Western Ontario; LL.B. from University of Windsor.
Profession: Lawyer
Career Background: Lawyer.
Community: As mayor of Point Edward (elected in 1991), he sat on numerous boards, including the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Development Commission; Lambton County Council and the Public Utilities Commission. Member of Point Edward Athletic Association and Lambton Law Association. In Sarnia-Lambton he founded the Council for Economic Renewal.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Jane
Children: Sarah, Dave, Paul and Eric

Political History
Party: Campaign manager in the 1988 federal election. Active in provincial and federal riding associations.
Municipal: Elected mayor of Point Edward (1991).
Federal: Elected in Sarnia-Lambton (1993, 1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To leader of the government in the House (2003).
Committees: Former member of Environment and Sustainable Development; Finance; Canadian Heritage; and Transport. Member of Procedure and House Affairs; Scrutiny of Regulations; and Library of Parliament.
Office Address: Kenwick Building, 250 North Christina St., Sarnia, Ont., 519-383-6600.
Capital Address: Room 361, Confederation Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-957-2649.


Marcel Beaubien

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1956

Profession: Retired insurance broker
Career Background:
Community: Member of the board of Sarnia-Lambton Council for Economic Renewal. Former president and campaign chair for the Sarnia/Lambton United Way and Sarnia/Lambton Red Cross Society. Habitat For Humanity and Rayjon Share Care volunteer. St. Clair Parkway Commission member. Former member of the Petrolia police services board; Petrolia Public Utilities Commission; and C.E.E. Hospital Board.
Children: Three

Political History
Municipal: Mayor of Town of Petrolia. Former Petrolia town councillor. Former Lambton County councillor.
Federal: Elected in Lambton (1995). Elected in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex (1999). Defeated in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex (2003).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To Ontario minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs (1995-97). To Ontario minister of finance (2002-03).
Committees: Chair of Ontario Finance and Economic Affairs; member of Justice and Social Policy.
Caucus: Former member of the Red Tape Commission.


Greg Agar

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada


Anthony Cramer

Party: The Green Party of Canada
Age: 24

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in political science and speech communication, University of Waterloo.
Profession: Employment counsellor
Community: Founded the St. Christopher Environmental Club. Is an active member of the Lambton Youth Employment and Virtual Youth Site committees. Youth director with the local training board.


Dave Core

Party: Independent


Gary De Boer

Party: The Christian Heritage Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1949

Profession: Farmer
Career Background: Worked for the St. Clair Parkway Commission, the City of Sarnia, and the United Breeders Inc.
Community: President of the Family Coalition Party of Ontario from 1993-95. Member of Lambton Farm Safety committee. Serving as elder of Covenant Christian Church in Wyoming.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Sylvia
Children: Four

Political History
Municipal: Former councillor for Township of Plympton, and Town of Plympton-Wyoming. Former chair of the parks board. Member of the water committee.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 519-845-0148.


John Elliott

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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