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 DISTRICT: Scarborough-Rouge River
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Derek Lee LIB 22564 57.92% X
Raymond Cho IND 6962 17.87%
Tony Backhurst CON 5184 13.31%
Fauzia Khan NDP 3635 9.33%
Kathryn Holloway GRN 610 1.56%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 193 of 193 polls reporting

Ridings

190 Scarborough-Rouge River

2004 Candidates
CON: Tony Backhurst
IND: Raymond Cho
GRN: Kathryn Holloway
NDP: Fauzia Khan
LIB: Derek Lee (Incumbent)

Riding Profile
 Riding Map

This Toronto riding takes in the northeastern part of the city of Scarborough. The immigrant population is more than 66 per cent, the highest in Canada.

The riding stretches from Highway 401, Morningside Avenue and Sheppard Avenue East in the south to Steeles Avenue East in north, between Pickering Town
Line, Finch Avenue East and Meadowvale Road in the east and Midland Avenue, Finch Avenue East and Brimley Road in the west. It is home to Rouge Valley, the largest natural park in Metro Toronto.

Manufacturing employs the largest percentage of workforce. Average family income is $58,426 and unemployment is 7.4 per cent. About 33 per cent of the population are Chinese and 12 per cent are East Indian.

In 2004, the western boundary was moved east to Brimley Road and the southeast corner of the riding moved into Pickering-Scarborough East. The riding was created in 1986 from 41 per cent of York-Scarborough. In the 1996 redistribution, boundaries were redrawn.

Political History

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

In 2000, Liberal Derek Lee was elected to his fourth term as MP, defeating the Alliance's Kaizer Suleman. Jean Chrétien appointed Lee as a 1993 candidate to avoid a nomination battle. In York Scarborough in 1984, PC Paul McCrossan defeated Liberal June Rowlands, who would go on to become mayor of Toronto.

York Scarborough voted Conservative from 1957-1962 and Liberal from 1963-1974. In an October 1978 by-election and again in 1979, PC Paul McCrossan defeated Liberal Paul Cosgrove.


Candidate Profiles

Derek Lee

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Oct. 2, 1948
Age: 55
Birthplace: Halifax

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA from University of Toronto; LL.B., University of Toronto and Queen's University.
Profession: Lawyer
Career Background: Former special assistant to the ministers of public works, state and the Ontario minister of housing.
Community: Former chair of the United Appeal legal section and legal counsel for Society of Single Parents. Legal counsel for Big Brothers.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Ingrid
Children: Katherine and Mackenzie

Political History
Party: Active in both provincial and federal riding associations for York Scarborough and Scarborough North.
Federal: Defeated in York Scarborough (1984). Elected in Scarborough-Rouge River (1988, 1993, 1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To leader of government in House (1999-2001).
Committees: Former chair of Procedure and House Affairs. Former member of Justice and Human Rights; Procedure and House Affairs; and Government Operations and Estimates. Chair of Justice, Human Rights, and Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Member of Scrutiny of Regulations.
Caucus: Former critic for Privatization and Regulatory Reform; and associate solicitor-general. Former chair of GTA caucus. Chair of Liberal caucus committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and International Co-operation.
Office Address: 119-4800 Sheppard Ave. East, Scarborough, Ont., 416-298-4224.
Capital Address: Room 633, Confederation Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-996-9681.


Tony Backhurst

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: London, England. Arrived in Canada in 1989.

Career Background: Has worked for the Ontario Provincial Police for over 10 years and is currently a senior constable and instructor. Former liaison to the chief in council of Wabaseemoong First Nations Territory in northwestern Ontario. Former instructor at Humber College.


Fauzia Khan

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes/No
Education: Educated in Pakistan, the United Kingdom and the United States. She holds a master's degree in journalism and a bachelors degree in political science.
She is a first generation immigrant woman and as a journalist in print and broadcast media, she has covered ethnic and minority issues. Owner of a small business based in Scarborough.



Kathryn Holloway

Party: The Green Party of Canada


Raymond Cho

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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