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 DISTRICT: Vaughan
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Maurizio Bevilacqua LIB 31430 62.96% X
Joe Spina CON 11821 23.68%
Octavia Beckles NDP 4371 8.76%
Russell Korus GRN 1722 3.45%
Paolo Fabrizio LTN 388 0.78%
Walter Aolari CAP 192 0.38%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 234 of 234 polls reporting


203 Vaughan

2004 Candidates

CAP: Walter Aolari
NDP: Octavia Beckles
LIB: Maurizio Bevilacqua (Incumbent)
LTN: Paolo Fabrizio
GRN: Russell Korus
CON: Joe Spina

Riding Profile
 Riding Map
This Greater Toronto Area riding contains part of the city of Vaughan, including the Italian enclave of Woodbridge.

The riding is bordered by Steeles Avenue West, Highway 400 and Rutherford Road in the south, Bathurst St. in the east and Highway 50 in the west.

According to the 2001 census, more than 57 per cent gave Italian as their ethnic origin – by far the highest in Canada. Manufacturing is the main employer. Average family income is $89,188 and unemployment is 3.7 per cent.

In 2004, Vaughan riding was created from 68 per cent of Vaughan-King-Aurora riding. The riding of Vaughan-Aurora was created in 1996 from 44 per cent of York North. In 1997, the name changed to Vaughan-King-Aurora.

Political History
1935-1953 - LIB 1957, 1958 - PC
1962-1974 - LIB 1979, 1980 - PC
1984 - IND
1988, 1993 - LIB

1997, 2000 - LIB

Maurizio Bevilacqua won for the Liberals in 2000, defeating the Alliance's Adrian Visentin, to win a second term in Vaughan-King-Aurora. The former riding of York North elected Bevilacqua in 1988 and 1993, following one term by Independent Tony Roman.

Former Prime Minister Mackenzie King won York North in 1921 and 1922. Liberal Barney Danson, a Trudeau-era Minister of Urban Affairs and Minister of Defence, was MP from 1968-1979.

Candidate Profiles

Maurizio Bevilacqua

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: June 1, 1960
Age: 44
Birthplace: Sulmona, Italy. Arrived to Canada in 1971.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in Italian and political science, York University.
Profession: Consultant
Career Background: Former assistant in the constituency office of Sergio Marchi.
Former assistant to member of provincial Parliament Laureano Leone.
Member: Maple Village Ratepayers Association; Vaughan committee of Associations for Restoring Environment Safety; Forgotten Corners Residents Association.
Chair of the local advisory council.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Elena
Children: Jean-Paul and Victoria

Political History
Federal: Elected in 1988, 1990.
Elected in North York (1993).
Elected in Vaughan-King-aurora (1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Cabinet: Secretary of state for Science, Research and Development (2002).
Secretary of state for International Financial Institutions (2002 - 2003).
Parliamentary Secretary: To minister of Labour (1993 - 1994).
To minister of Human Resources Development (1993 - 1996).
Committee: Human Rights and Status of Disabled Persons.
Labour, Employment and Immigration.
Former chair: Finance; Human Resources Development; Ministerial task force on Youth.
Member: Public Accounts
Caucus: Critic areas: Youth and Disabled Persons; Youth and Associations; Employment.
Former co-chair of the caucus committee on Youth.
Headed ministerial task force on Youth.
Office Address: 20 Cranston Park Ave., Unit 10, Maple, Ont., 905-303-5000.
Capital Address: Room 540-N, Centre Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-996-4971.

Joe Spina

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth Date: Sept., 1, 1946
Age: 57
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: B.Comm., University of Windsor
Profession: Businessman
Career Background: Former president of the Brampton Board of Trade.
Founding chair, Brampton and Vaughan Santa Claus parades.
Active Rotarian.
Owner of Amplexus Communications, a firm specializing in communications, public relations and corporate management strategies.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Toni
Children: Kathy

Political History
Provincial: Elected in Brampton North (1995).
Elected in Brampton Centre (1999).
Defeated in Brampton Centre (2003).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism (1995).
To minister of Northern Development and Mines (1997).
To minister of Tourism (1999).
To minister of Consumer and Business Services (2001).
To minister of Labour (2002).
Committee: Member: Finance and Economic Affairs.

Octavia Beckles

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in political science, York University
Profession: Bank manager
Children: One

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Vaughan-King-Aurora (2000).

Russell Korus

Party: The Green Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in philosophy, Queen's University.
Profession: Employee with software firm.
Career Background: Married

Political History
Office Address: 416-459-4571

Walter Aolari

Party: The Canadian Action Party

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Scarborough Southwest (2000).

Paolo Fabrizio

Party: The Libertarian Party of Canada

# #
 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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