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 DISTRICT: Scarborough-Agincourt
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Jim Karygiannis LIB 26400 64.08% X
Andrew Faust CON 8649 20.99%
D'Arcy Palmer NDP 4182 10.15%
Tony J. Karadimas PCP 1048 2.54%
Wayne Yeechong GRN 919 2.23%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 178 of 178 polls reporting


187 Scarborough-Agincourt

2004 Candidates
CON: Andrew Faust
PCP: Tony J. Karadimas
LIB: Jim Karygiannis (Incumbent)
NDP: D'Arcy Palmer
GRN: Wayne Yeechong

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This ethnically diverse Metro Toronto riding runs from Highway 401 in the south to Steeles Avenue East in the north, between Victoria Park Avenue in the west and Midland Avenue, Finch Avenue East and Brimley Road in the east.

According to the 2001 census, the immigrant population is over 63 per cent, the second highest in Canada. The riding has significant numbers of Tamils, Sri Lankans, Italians, Greeks and Chinese. More than 35 per cent are Chinese, the fourth highest percentage in Canada. Only 36 per cent listed English as their mother tongue.

Small business and light industry form the basis of most economic activity in the riding. Average family income is $60,742 and unemployment is 8.4 per cent.

In 2004 the eastern boundary moved further east, from the CN tracks to Midland Avenue and Brimley Road. The riding was created in 1986 from 42 per cent of York-Scarborough. There was no change in 1996.

Political History

1953: LIB
1957, 1958, 1962: PC
1963-1974 inclusive: LIB
1978 byelection, 1979: PC
1980: LIB
1984: PC
1988, 1993, 1997, 2000: LIB

In 2000, Liberal Jim Karygiannis defeated the Alliance's Andrew Faust to win his fourth term.

York Scarborough voted Conservative from 1957-1962 and Liberal from 1963-1974 inclusive. In an October 1979 byelection and in 1979, PC Paul McCrossan defeated Liberal Paul Cosgrove. In 1980, Cosgrove won. In 1984, McCrossan ran again, defeating Liberal June Rowlands, who was later mayor of Toronto.

Candidate Profiles

Jim Karygiannis

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: May 2, 1955
Age: 49
Birthplace: Athens, Greece. Arrived in Canada in 1966.

University Degree: Yes
Education: B.Sc. in industrial engineering. Business administration studies at Canadian School of Management.
Profession: Engineer
Community: Active in the community with the Scarborough Kiwanis Club and the CKFM Children's Fund Heritage Day festivals.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Toula
Children: Five

Political History
Party: Active in both provincial and federal riding associations since 1985.
Provincial: Defeated in Riverdale (1987).
Federal: Elected in Scarborough-Agincourt (1988, 1993, 1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To the minister of transport (2003).
Committees: Former member of Public Accounts. Member of Transport.
Caucus: While in Opposition, served as critic for Revenue and Multiculturalism.
Office Address: 206-3850, Finch Ave. East, Scarborough, Ont., 416-321-5454.
Capital Address: Room 231 West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-992-4501.

Andrew Faust

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth Date: Nov. 3, 1958
Age: 45
Birthplace: Toronto, Ont.

Profession: Businessman
Career Background: Former installation technician and salesman in the signage industry. Former owner of Craft Interiors. Current contractor in the cleaning business.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Violet
Children: Sarah and Candice

Political History
Federal: Defeated as Canadian Alliance member in Scarborough-Agincourt (2000).

D'Arcy Palmer

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada.
Birthplace: Victoria, B.C.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in political science from Carleton University. Graduate of foundation film program at Vancouver Film School.
Career Background: Has been working part-time while developing screenplays and taking some time to travel in North America. Volunteered on Parliament Hill in NDP offices while attending Carleton University.

Political History
Party: Active in NDP riding associations.

Wayne Yeechong

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Tony J. Karadimas

Party: Progressive Canadian Party

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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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