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 DISTRICT: Scarborough Southwest
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Tom Wappel LIB 18776 49.46% X
Heather Jewell CON 9028 23.78%
Dan Harris NDP 8471 22.31%
Peter Van Dalen GRN 1520 4.0%
Elizabeth Rowley COM 168 0.44%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 188 of 188 polls reporting

Ridings

191 Scarborough Southwest

2004 Candidates
NDP: Dan Harris
CON: Heather Jewell
COM: Elizabeth Rowley
GRN: Peter Van Dalen
LIB: Tom Wappel (Incumbent)

Riding Profile
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This Toronto riding takes in the southeastern corner of Scarborough bordered by Lake Ontario. There is a mix of affluent homes along the lakeshore and working-class areas close to Eglinton Avenue.

It runs north to the Transmission Line, CN rail line and Eglinton Avenue East, between Bellamy Road South and Bellamy Ravine Creek in the east and Victoria Park Avenue in the west.

Only 53 per cent of residents own their homes. Manufacturing is the largest source of employment in the riding. Average family income is $58,866 and unemployment is 7.8 per cent.

According to the 2001 census, the immigrant population is 44 per cent, with large Chinese and East Indian populations.

In 2004, a portion of Scarborough Centre has been added in the northwest and the eastern boundary has moved west to Bellamy Road. Scarborough West riding was established in 1966. In 1996, the name changed to Scarborough Southwest and a part of Scarborough East was added.

Political History

SCARBOROUGH WEST
1968: LIB
1972: NDP
1974: LIB
1979: PC
1980: LIB
1984: PC
1988, 1993: LIB

SCARBOROUGH SOUTHWEST
1997, 2000: LIB

In 2000, Liberal Tom Wappel defeated PC Ellery Hollingsworth of the Alliance, winning a fourth term.

In the last 30 years, Scarborough West and Scarborough Southwest have elected Liberal, Conservative and New Democrat MPs. In 1968, Liberal David Weatherhead was elected, followed by New Democrat John Harney in 1972 and another Liberal, Alan Martin, in 1974. In 1979, PC Bill Wightman was elected. In 1980, Liberal David Weatherhead ran again and defeated the NDP's Harney. In 1984, PC Reg Stackhouse defeated Weatherhead.


Candidate Profiles

Tom Wappel

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Feb. 9, 1950
Age: 54
Birthplace: Toronto

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in political science from University of Toronto; LL.B. from Queen's University.
Profession: Lawyer.
Career Background: Lawyer, past instructor of civil litigation at the Bar Admission Course, Toronto.
Community: Member and past officer of Toronto Council 1388, Knights of Columbus; also Knight of Grace, Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta. Past member of the Canadian Bar Association and County of York Law Association. Honourary member and past president, Ruskin Literary and Debating Society. Life member of the Hungarian-Canadian Cultural Centre.
Children: Monica, Christopher, Veronica, Victoria and Vanessa

Political History
Party: Active for nearly 20 years with both provincial and federal Liberal riding associations.
Federal: Elected in Scarborough West (1988 and 1993).
Elected in Scarborough Southwest (1997 and 2000).
Defeated for Liberal leadership (1990).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Committees: Former vice-chair of Labour and Employment and Immigration. Former member of Citizenship and Immigration; Environment and Sustainable Development; Justice and Legal Affairs; National Defence and Veterans Affairs; and Fisheries and Oceans. Chair of Fisheries and Oceans. Member of Scrutiny of Regulations.
Caucus: Official Opposition critic for National Revenue (1990); Immigration (1991); and the solicitor general (1991-93).
Office Address: 1B-462 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough, Ont., 416-261-8613.
Capital Address: Room 115, East Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-995-0284.


Heather Jewell

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1962

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in psychology from York University.
Profession: Head of the Condition of Broadcast License Closed-Captioning Department at Alliance Atlantis Communications.
Career Background: Helped redevelop a closed-captioning service for the hearing impaired. Helped develop an all-new, concise, Canadian style guide for closed captions.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Tom Rudman

Political History
Party: Active with local riding association since 2001.


Dan Harris

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Age: 24
Birthplace: Toronto

University Degree: No
Education: Computer programming, Seneca College.
Profession: Support team leader for a not-for-profit, unionized web services provider.
Career Background: Shop steward for CEP Local 91-0. Designed web sites for several Niagara Falls City aldermen and local community groups.

Political History
Party: Active in both provincial and federal NDP riding associations since 1993.
Federal: Defeated in Scarborough Southwest (2000).


Peter Van Dalen

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 416-990-6807.


Elizabeth Rowley

Party: The Communist Party of Canada


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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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