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 DISTRICT: York-Simcoe
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Peter Van Loan CON 21343 45.17% X
Kate Wilson LIB 16763 35.47%
Sylvia Gerl NDP 5314 11.25%
Bob Burrows GRN 2576 5.45%
Stephen Sircelj PCP 670 1.42%
Vicki Gunn CHP 588 1.28%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 208 of 208 polls reporting


211 York-Simcoe

2004 Candidates

GRN: Bob Burrows
NDP: Sylvia Gerl
CHP: Vicki Gunn
PCP: Stephen Sircelj
CON: Peter Van Loan
LIB: Kate Wilson

Riding Profile
 Riding Map

This new central Ontario riding takes in the area south of Lake Simcoe and straddles Highway 400 south of Barrie. It contains the towns of East Gwillimbury and Georgina, the part of King township lying north of Highway 9, and part of Simcoe County, including Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.

The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Reserve and the Holland Marsh fall in the riding. Manufacturing is the main industry, with employment also in retail and construction. Average family income is $72,956 and unemployment is four per cent.

York-Simcoe riding was created in the 2004 redistribution from 47 per cent of York North, 33 per cent of Barrie-Simcoe-Bradford and one per cent of Simcoe-Grey.

Population: 112,541

Political History
In 2000 in York North, Liberal Karen Kraft Sloan defeated the Alliance's Bob Yaciuk. PC John Cole was elected MP in York North in 1988. In Barrie-Simcoe-Bradford, Liberal Aileen Carroll defeated the Alliance's Rob Hamilton. She was appointed Minister for International Co-operation in December 2003 by Paul Martin.

If the Conservatives successfully capture both the old Tory and Alliance vote in this redistributed riding they should defeat the Liberals.

Candidate Profiles

Kate Wilson

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds a master's degree in conflict analysis and management, and peace and conflict Studies from Royal Roads University.
Profession: Registered nurse and a nurse practitioner.
Career Background: Worked for many years with her husband at the Bradford Medical Walk-in Clinic, serving the health-care needs of a large multicultural population. She was part of an emergency response team that helped victims of Hurricane Mitch in Honduras, and also tended to the health-care needs of the most vulnerable people in the high Andes mountains in Ecuador. She has served on the board of directors for Hospice-Simcoe and the Red Cross. Part of her training was conducted at the United Nations, in Sarajevo, the former Yugoslavia and throughout Bosnia.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Dr. Murray Wilson
Children: two – Adriana and Michael

Political History
Party: Has served the Liberal party in a number of leadership roles since 1983.

Peter Van Loan

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds an honours BA in political science and geography (with distinction) from the University of Toronto, and a bachelor of laws degree from Osgoode Law School, as well as an MA in international relations and and an M.Sc in Planning.
Career Background: Was called to the bar in 1989. He became a partner and chair of a planning and development law group at the national law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP. He was an adjunct professor of planning at the University of Toronto and a former executive member of the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario, Municipal Section). In the community, he was a member of Georgina Against Garbage from 1993 to 1995; a former member of the Georgina Economic Development Committee; a member of of the Ontario Brownfields advisory Panel, and a chair of the Land Use Planning sub-committee of the Brownfields Panel in 2000.

Sylvia Gerl

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds a BA from the University of Toronto and has studied at Julius-Maximilians Universitat in Germany.
Career Background: Owned a retail health food store in Sutton for over 10 years. She currently works as a women's advocate at a shelter for abused women and children and as a part-time residential counselor for dually-diagnosed handicapped adults. In the community, she tutored reading at East End Literacy in Toronto, has planned and executed a fundraiser for a shelter, has volunteered in a pioneer museum and has been a community choir member. She is a long-time member of the Council of Canadians and Greenpeace.
Marital Status: Partner
Children: three sons

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 19466 Old Yonge St., Holland Landing, Ont., L9N 1M6
Tel: (905) 853-3142

Bob Burrows

Party: Green Party of Canada

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in York North in 2003.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Tel: (905) 717-3025

Vicki Gunn

Party: Christian Heritage Party

Stephen Sircelj

Party: Progressive Canadian Party

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 346 Walter Dr., Keswick, Ont., L4P 3A7
Tel: (905) 989-1237


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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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