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 DISTRICT: Wellington-Halton Hills
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Mike Chong CON 21479 42.81% X
Bruce Hood LIB 19173 38.21%
Noel Duignan NDP 5974 11.91%
Brent Bouteiller GRN 2725 5.43%
Pat Woode CHP 826 1.65%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 195 of 195 polls reporting


205 Wellington-Halton Hills

2004 Candidates

GRN: Brent Bouteiller
CON: Mike Chong
NDP: Noel Duignan
LIB: Bruce Hood
CHP: Pat Woode

Riding Profile
 Riding Map
This new southern Ontario riding surrounds the city of Guelph. It contains the townships of Centre Wellington, Guelph/Eramose and Puslinch, the town of Erin and the town of Halton Hills.

Manufacturing is the mainstay of the economy. Average family income is $87,580 and unemployment is 3.3 per cent.

Wellington-Halton Hills riding was created in the 2004 redistribution from 31 per cent of Halton, 21 per cent of Waterloo-Wellington, 13 per cent of Guelph-Wellington and nine per cent of Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Grey.

Political History
In Halton, Liberal Julian Reed defeated the Alliance's Tim Dobson in the 2000 election, winning a third term. PC Garth Turner, a Minister of National Revenue, was elected in Halton in 1988.

In Waterloo-Wellington in 2000, Liberal Lynn Myers defeated the Alliance's John Reimer to win a second term. Combining the Tory and Alliance vote in this reconfigured riding could mean a win for the Conservatives in 2004.

Candidate Profiles

Bruce Hood

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Career Background: First person to referee 1,000 games in the National Hockey League. Officiated in more than 1,500 games, including 3 NHL All Star games, 157 Stanley Cup playoffs, three Canada Cup Series. Also officiated championship events in Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine and Finland, and operated referee instruction schools during his 21 year career.
Nominated to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Was vice-chair of the Travel Industry Council of Ontario and president of the Association of Canadian Travel Agents.
Served as first Air Travel Complaints Commissioner.
Currently operates a mediation and marketing business.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Daphne

Mike Chong

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in political science and history, University of Toronto.
Profession: IT executive
Career Background: Recent chief information officer for the National Hockey League Player's Association.
Co-founded the Dominion Institute, an organization committed to raising awareness of our history and civics among Canadians.
Sat on the Groves Memorial Community Hospital's Capital campaign.
Sits on the Corporation of Trinity College, in the University of Toronto, one of its governing bodies.
Is currently a senior technology consultant on a large-scale construction project in the GTA.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Carrie Davidson

Political History
Party: Active in both provincial and federal riding associations for more than ten years.
Federal: Defeated as Progressive Conservative in Waterloo-Wellington (2000).

Noel Duignan

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Birth Date: Dec. 20, 1948
Age: 55
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland. Arrived to Canada in 1976.

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds two mediation training certificates from the Law Society of Upper Canada.
attended McMaster and the Addiction Research Foundation School - addiction studies program.
Profession: Consultant
Career Background: Worked as an assistant members of Parliament, Derek Blackburn and Lyle Kristiansen.
Co-founder and director of the Brant Alcove Rehabilitation Services, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Brantford.
Worked with Homestarts.
Works as a consultant to co-op and private housing sectors as a partner in a small business based in Fergus and Georgetown.
Member: Family Mediation Canada; Ontario Association for Family Mediation and Peel Halton Dufferin Mediation Association.
Children: Alec, Eamonn, Kyle and Cein

Political History
Provincial: Elected in Halton North (1990).
Defeated in 1995.
Defeated in Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Grey (1999).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: Ontario:
To minister of consumer and commercial relations.
Committee: Ontario:
Government whip for standing committee on Public Accounts.
Chair of the Legislative Assembly committee.
Member: Ombudsman, Justice, General Government and Estimates.

Brent Bouteiller

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Waterloo-Wellington (1999).
Defeated in Waterloo-Wellington (2000).

Pat Woods

Party: The Christian Heritage Party

University Degree: No
Education: Social work, Ryerson.
Career Background: Former employee at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Toronto.
Formed organization of the disabled with Halton Helping Hands.
Current member of Family Coalition Party of Ontario and has lobbied on many issues including abortion and homosexuality.
She belongs to several prayer groups and is affiliated with a number of Christian ministries.

Political History
Office Address: 519-856-1055.

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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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