| DISTRICT: Edmonton-Beaumont
| Last Update: June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT
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This riding, in the southeast corner of Edmonton, also includes part of the county of Leduc. The riding runs from Whitemud Drive in the north to 20th Avenue in the south, and from Calgary Trail Southwest in the west to Range Road 234 and 235 and Meridian Street Southwest in the east.
The 2001 census counted 99,508 residents. Nearly one-quarter of these are immigrants. More than 10 per cent are of East Indian ethnicity; another four per cent are ethnically Chinese.
While many constituents work in downtown Edmonton, the riding's economy is largely driven by small business. Energy-related manufacturing is another major employer. The average family income is $64,497 and unemployment is 4.9 per cent.
The Edmonton-Beaumont riding was created in the 2004 redistribution, by combining 91,662 residents of Edmonton Southeast with 7,678 from Wetaskiwin (along with a handful from Elk Island, Edmonton Strathcona and Edmonton Southwest).
Edmonton Southeast had long been the turf of David Kilgour. Formerly a Tory, Kilgour was expelled from the Progressive Conservative caucus in 1990 after voting against the GST. He turned Liberal and has since fended off a succession of Reform/Canadian Alliance challengers. Kilgour's recent wins, however, haven't been resounding: in 1997 he won by fewer than 1,500 votes, while in 2000 he defeated the Alliance's Tim Uppal by 4,717 votes.
Riding established in 2004 redistribution.
1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000 - LIB
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Feb. 18, 1941
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Man.
Education: Holds a BA in economics from the University
of Manitoba, an LL.B. from the University of Toronto, and a doctoral
studies degree in constitutional law from the University of Paris.
Career Background: He has been an assistant city
prosecutor in Vancouver, a senior advisory counsel for the Department
of Justice in Ottawa, a Crown attorney for Dauphin District in Manitoba
and a senior agent and constitutional adviser, for the ministry
of the attorney general in Alberta. In the community, he is a member
of Muslim-Christian Dialogue of Ottawa, and is on the board of directors
for the Ashbury College Foundation and for The Mission (for the
homeless) in Ottawa. He was also on the board of directors and steering
committee for the Canada-Ukraine Legislative Cooperation Project.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Laura Scott
Children: four - Margot, Eileen, David, Hilary
from Progressive Conservative caucus in Apr. 1990 for voting against
the GST. Joined the Liberal Party in Jan. 1991.
Federal: Defeated in Vancouver Centre in 1968.
Elected as Progressive Conservative in Edmonton- Strathcona in 1979,
1980, and 1984. Elected in Edmonton-Southeast as Progressive Conservative
in 1988; as Liberal in 1993, 1997, and 2000.
Secretary of State (Latin America & Africa) from June 1997 - Jan.
2002. Became Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) in Dec. 2003.
Parliamentary Secretary: to the Government House
Leader (1979); to the Minister of External Relations (1984); to the
Minister of Indian Affairs & Northern Development (Nov. 1985); to
Minister of Transport (Oct. 1986); to Deputy Speaker, Chair, Committees
of the Whole (Jan.1994).
Committee: Chaired Canadian Parliamentary Group for
Soviet Jewry. Vice-chair: Energy Mines and Resources (1993). Member:
Board of Internal Economy (1994). Member: Agriculture and Agri-Food;
Caucus: In opposition, was the critic for: Crime
Prevention; Energy. Deputy External Affairs critic.
Office Address: #300 8616-51st Ave., Edmonton, Alta.
Tel: (780) 495-2149
Room 165 East Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: New Westminster, B.C.
Education: Attended the University of Alberta.
Career Background: He is currently a residential
mortgage manager at TD Canada Trust. From 1992 -1997, he was executive
producer and host of a radio show on CKER. In the community, he
is the founder and president of the South Edmonton Youth Group (founded
in 1993), responsible for co-ordinating over 80 young people ranging
in age from 10 - 19, in academic and recreational learning. He has
also been a member of the Capital Health Community Health Council
Marital Status: Single
Party: Member of the Alberta Progressive Conservative
Association. He was campaign co-ordinator for the Edmonton Ellerslie
Progressive Conservative party for the 1997 election.
Federal: Defeated as Canadian Alliance in Edmonton
Southeast in 2000.
Party: New Democratic Party of Canada
University Degree: Yes
Education: A recent graduate in environmental and
conservation sciences at the University of Alberta.
Career Background: He chaired the Alberta-wide
high-school leadership roundtable opposing the Alberta Conservative's
cuts to education in 1984. He is an active member of the People's
Action Network, the Alberta Public Interest Research Group, the
University of Alberta Student Council and the Coalition Against
War and Racism. He took part in the People's Action Network protest
against the Free Trade Area of the Americas agreement in Quebec
City in 2001.
Party: Green Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1958
Birthplace: Moose Jaw, Sask.
University Degree: Yes
Education: Studied political science, the sociology
of Canada, history and the philosophy of science at McGill University.
He obtained his BA from the University of Alberta, where he also
Career Background: He has worked as a musician,
and performance co-ordinator among "other-abled" musicians. He has
held a variety of jobs, including organic potato farmer in the Leduc
area, laundry labourer at the University of Alberta hospital, construction
worker, lawn and building maintenance person, and driver and snow
remover for seniors.
Party: Served as membership secretary of the Green
Party in Alberta from 2000 - 2002.
Tel: (780) 436-9677
Party: Communist Party
Profession: Computer programmer
Career Background: She has been active in the fight
to defend Medicare, in the peace movement, and in Edmonton Working
Marital Status: Married
Party: Was the Communist Party leader in Alberta.
Was a Communist Party candidate until the party was de-registered
during the 1993 and 1997 elections.
Provincial: Defeated as Communist Party candidate
in Edmonton Strathcona in 1993.
Federal: Defeated as Communist Party candidate in
Edmonton East in 1988; defeated as NA in Edmonton Strathcona in 1993
and 1997; and in Edmonton Centre-East in 2000.
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