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 DISTRICT: Scarborough Centre
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
John Cannis LIB 20740 56.65% X
John Mihtis CON 8515 23.26%
Greg Gogan NDP 6156 16.82%
Greg Bonser GRN 1045 2.85%
Dorothy Sauras COM 152 0.42%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 222 of 222 polls reporting


188 Scarborough Centre

2004 Candidates
GRN: Greg Bonser
LIB: John Cannis (Incumbent)
NDP: Greg Gogan
CON: John Mihtis
COM: Dorothy Sauras

Riding Profile
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This mainly suburban Toronto riding contains part of the former city of Scarborough.

The riding runs from Transmission Line, CN line and Eglinton Avenue East in the south to Highway 401 in the north, between Toyota Place and Bellamy Road North in the east and Victoria Park Avenue in the west.

Manufacturing and service sectors are major employers in this densely populated area. There are many small businesses. Average family income is $56,775 and unemployment is 7.4 per cent.

According to the 2001 census, the immigrant population is over 52 per cent. The largest ethnic communities are East Indian, Italian and Chinese.

In 2004, the eastern boundary has moved west to Bellamy Road and the northern boundary extended north to Highway 401. The riding was created in 1976 of portions of York-Scarborough, Scarborough East and Scarborough West. New areas were added in 1996.

Political History

1979: PC
1980: LIB
1984, 1988: PC
1993, 1997, 2000: LIB

In 2000, Liberal John Cannis defeated the Alliance's Bill Settatree to win a third term.

In 1984 and 1988, Scarborough Centre elected PC Pauline Browes, who was minister of state for the environment, minister for employment and immigration and minister of Indian affairs and northern development in the Mulroney government. In 1979, PC Diane Stratas was elected in Joe Clark's government. In 1980, she was defeated by Liberal Norm Kelly, who went on to become a city councillor.

Candidate Profiles

John Cannis

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Nov. 4, 1951
Age: 52
Birthplace: Kalymnos, Greece

University Degree: Yes
Education: Post-graduate studies in employment law, business management and public relations.
Profession: Consultant
Career Background: Currently president of Marketrends Personnel Corporation and Merit Personnel Consultants. Former computer and human resources consultant.
Community: Member of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Royal Ontario Museum, the Hellenic Home for the Aged, the Red Cross, Villa Colombo, the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Olympic Flame Soccer Club.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Mary
Children: Irene, Paul and Daniel

Political History
Federal: Elected in Scarborough Centre (1993, 1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To minister of industry (1999-2001).
Committees: Former member of National Defence and Veterans Affairs; Public Accounts; Canadian Heritage; Transport; Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Industry, Science and Technology; and Transport and Government Operations.
Office Address: 1450 Midland Ave., Suite 211, Scarborough, Ont., 416-752-2358.
Capital Address: Room 546-S, Centre Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-992-6823.

John Mihtis

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Toronto

University Degree: No
Education: Business at Seneca College; electrician training at Durham College.
Profession: Electrician
Career Background: Experience in finance, business and industry.
Community: Member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 894. Active in his church and various philanthropic organizations.

Greg Gogan

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Birthplace: Montreal

Profession: Chartered financial planner.
Career Background: More than 25 years' experience in small business, specializing in family financial issues. On board of directors of small organic food producer.
Name of Spouse/Partner: Joanne
Children: Two

Greg Bonser

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Dorothy Sauras

Party: The Communist Party of Canada

Career Background: Is a retired medical social worker and trade unionist in CUPE. Works in the Council of Canadians and the Toronto Health Coalition.

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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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