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 DISTRICT: Winnipeg North
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Judy Wasylycia-Leis NDP 12507 48.16% X
Rey D. Pagtakhan LIB 9491 36.55%
Kris Stevenson CON 3186 12.27%
Alon Weinberg GRN 531 2.04%
Eric Truijen CHP 141 0.54%
Darrell Rankin COM 111 0.43%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 158 of 158 polls reporting


225 Winnipeg North

2004 Candidates

LIB: Rey Pagtakhan
COM Darrell Rankin
CON: Kris Stevenson
CHP Eric Truijen
NDP: Judy Wasylycia-Leis (Incumbent)
GRN: Alon Weinberg

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This urban multicultural riding contains most of the northwest part of Winnipeg. The riding runs between Mollard Road in the north, Notre Dame Ave./Keewatin St./CP line in south, and between Brookside Blvd. in the west and Ritchie St./Leila Ave./McPhillips St./Inkster Blvd./Main St./McAdam Ave. in the east.

The economy of this riding is primarily based on manufacturing and the service sectors.

In the 2001 census, 17 per cent gave Filipino as their ethnic origin. The Aboriginal population is over nine per cent.

The total immigrant population is almost 27 per cent. The average family income is $49,047 with an unemployment rate of 7.30 per cent.

In the 1996 redistribution, the riding kept only 33 per cent of Winnipeg North Centre. They added 55 per cent of Winnipeg North. The riding of Winnipeg North was created in 2004 from 77 per cent (population=58,168) of Winnipeg North Centre and 26 per cent (population=21,164) of Winnipeg North-St. Paul.

Political History
The riding of Winnipeg North Centre was established in 1924. It became Winnipeg North in the 2004 redistribution.

1997, 2000 - NDP

Winnipeg North Centre:
J.S. Woodsworth, founder of the CCF, was elected in 1925 as the Labour candidate following the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike.

He held the seat for Labour/CCF until his death in 1942. In a byelection in 1942, CCF Stanley Knowles was elected. Knowles won all elections up to 1980 except for one loss to PC John MacLean in the 1958 Tory sweep.

Knowles suffered a stroke in October 1981. ND Cyril Keeper won in 1984. LIB David Walker won in 1988, 1993.

Winnipeg North:
ND David Orlikow won 1962-1984 inclusive (nine elections) but was defeated in 1988 by LIB Rey Pagtakhan. In 1993, LIB Pagtakhan defeated ND Judy Wasylycia-Leis by 8,480 votes.

Winnipeg North Centre:
In 1997, ND Judy Wasylycia-Leis defeated LIB Judy Opitz Silver by 5,862. In 2000, ND Wasylycia-Leis defeated LIB Mary Richard by 7,601 votes.


Candidate Profiles

Rey Pagtakhan

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: January 7, 1935
Age: 69
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

University Degree: Yes
Education: Graduated from the University of the Philippines with an MD in 1961. Attended Washington University's school of medicine, where he studied pediatrics from 1963 to 1965 and pediatric cardiology from 1965 to 1967. Went to the University of Manitoba, where he studied for his M.Sc. in physiology in 1969 and in pediatric respirology from 1968 to 1971.
Profession: Doctor
Career Background: From 1963 to 1967, he was an assistant in pediatrics at Washington University, and was a Fellow in pediatrics and respirology at the University of Manitoba from 1968 to 1971. From 1971 to 1978 he was lung specialist and director of the Cystic Fibrosis clinic at the Children's Hospital. Was a lecturer at the University of Manitoba's faculty of medicine from 1971 to 1972; an assistant professor from 1972 to 1977; an associate professor from 1978 to 1985; and a professor of pediatrics and children's health from 1985 on. He has also been an author of medical papers in scientific journals and chapters in medical textbooks. From 1982 to 1986, he was president of the United Council of Filipino-Canadian Associations in Canada, and was the chair on the board of directors of the Canadian Ethnocultural Council in 1984, as well as the vice-president from 1986 to 1988.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Gloria
Children: Four - Reis, Adriel, Sherwin, Christopher

Political History
Party: Joined Liberals in 1984. Vice-president; Winnipeg South delegate to 1985 Halifax policy conference and the 1986 leadership review convention in Ottawa.
Municipal: School Trustee, St. Vital School Board from 1986 to 1988, and a Member of the Winnipeg Police Commission from 1983 to 1986.
Federal: Elected in Winnipeg North in 1988, 1993; in Winnipeg North-Saint Paul in 1997, 2000

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Cabinet: January 2001 to Jan 2002 - Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific); May 2002 to December 2003 - Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development); January 2002 to December 2003- Minister of Veterans Affairs; in December 12, 2003, he became Minister of Western Economic Diversification.
Parliamentary Secretary: to the Prime Minister from February 1996 to July 1998.
Committee: Former chair: Citizenship and Immigration Former member: Citizenship and Immigration; procedure and House affairs; Public Accounts; sub-committee on Children & Youth at risk; sub-committee of the Standing Committee on Finance on tax equity for Canadian families with dependent children; Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities; special joint committee on the amendment to Term 17 of the Terms of Union of Newfoundland member, cabinet committees on: Domestic affairs; Aboriginal affairs
Caucus: Former critic: Health and Welfare critic. In 1993 was part of Caucus committee research bureau advisory committee, the social policy committee, the economic policy committee and the committee on sustainable development. Also the former Manitoba Caucus chair as well as former chair for the West and North Caucus.
Office Address: 664 Leila Ave., Winnipeg, MB
Tel: (204) 983-4729
Capital Address: Room 307 Confederation Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, ON
Tel: (613) 992-7148

Kris Stevenson

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Steelier, MB

University Degree: No
Education: At the University of Winnipeg, working towards a degree in education.
Career Background: Worked with children and adolescents through Shabbiest Waking Aboriginal Head start, the Steelier Friendship centre, Manitoba Child and Family Services, and the St. James Assiniboine School Division. He also worked for the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs as a communications assistant prior to attending the University of Winnipeg to work towards a degree in education. In the community, he has been active in sports both as a player and as a coach. He had an illustrious career with the North Winnipeg Nomads football team and coached youth hockey and football.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Patricia
Children: One - Donovan Gerard

Judy Wasylycia-Leis

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada
Birth Date: August 10, 1951
Age: 52
Birthplace: Kitchener, ON

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds a BA (Honours) in political science and French from the University of Waterloo and an MA in political science from Carleton University.
Profession: Consultant
Career Background: Started out as a parliamentary intern, in the House of Commons in 1976. Was the Federal NDP Women's organizer from 1977 to 1980 and the executive assistant to NDP Leader Ed Broadbent from 1980 to 1982. From 1982 to 1985, she was the coordinator of premier Howard Pawley's secretariat and executive council policy group for the Manitoba government. From 1985 to 1986, she was coordinator of the women's directorate of the government of Manitoba. She is the former co-chair of Choices, Manitoba's social justice coalition and is involved with numerous other community organizations. Is a member of Christmas L.I.T.E.(Local Investment Towards Employment), an active member in Coalition for Children To Live in the Community, the Manitoba Coalition to Save Home Care and Medicare Alert Coalition.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Ron
Children: Two - Joe and Nick

Political History
Party: Active in the executive of the NDP since 1974. Over the past 3 years, she has served as president of the Winnipeg North Federal NDP Constituency Association and the Manitoba NDP Council of Federal Ridings.
Provincial: Was a candidate in Ontario in 1977, and in the 1980 by-election; was defeated in 1981. First elected in Manitoba in 1986, re-elected in 1988 & 1990. She resigned as an MLA in August 1993.
Federal: Defeated in Winnipeg North in 1993. Elected in Winnipeg North Centre in 1997, and 2000.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Cabinet: In April 1986, was Manitoba's minister of Culture, Heritage and Recreation; was minister responsible for the Status of Women and the Minister charged with the administration of the Manitoba Lotteries Foundation Act.
Parliamentary Secretary:
Committee: Former member: Health; standing committee on Citizenship and Immigration. Member: Finance; Public Accounts; sub-committee on the protection of witnesses and testimony.
Caucus: In Manitoba from 1988 to 1990, was critic for Family Services and the Status of Women. From 1990 to 1993, was critic for Health; NDP deputy leader, former critic for: Health; Citizenship and Immigration; Seniors. Critic for: Finance, Public Accounts, Crown Corporations, Status of Women. Currently deputy caucus chair.
Office Address: 366 McGregor St., Winnipeg, MB
Tel: (204) 984-1767
Capital Address: Room 701 Justice Building., House of Commons, Ottawa, ON
Tel: (613) 996-6417

Alon Weinberg

Party: Green Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: Bachelor of Arts with a major in Philosophy from the University of Winnipeg. He has also studied spiritual traditions, languages and the environment.
Profession: Environmental educator.
Career Background: He teaches fifth and sixth-graders about natural cycles. He has worked as a teacher's assistant at the high school level and as a private tutor. Additionally, he has worked with the Wilderness Committee, educating the public about the boreal forest of Lake Winnipeg's East Shore. He has also worked in the north end for the Shalom Residences and as a volunteer board member for the campaign to keep the old Jewish Public Library open.

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in St. John's in 2003.

Eric Truijen

Party: Christian Heritage Party

Profession: Firefighter
Career Background: After 12 years of being in the transportation industry, he became a professional firefighter with the city of Winnipeg 13 years ago.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Lorrie
Children: 7

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Selkirk-Interlake in 1993; defeated in Winnipeg North-St Paul in 2000.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Tel: (204)339-5331


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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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