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 DISTRICT: Burnaby-New Westminster
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Peter Julian NDP 14061 33.72% X
Mary Pynenburg LIB 13732 32.93%
Mike Redmond CON 11821 28.35%
Revel Kunz GRN 1606 3.85%
Dana Green CAP 312 0.75%
P�ter P�l Horv�th COM 166 0.4%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 195 of 195 polls reporting

Ridings

272 Burnaby-New Westminster

2004 Candidates
CAP: Dana Green
COM: Péter Pâl Horvéth
NDP: Peter Julian
GRN: Revel Kunz
LIB: Mary Pynenburg
CON: Mike Redmond

Riding Profile

 Riding Map
This riding encompasses Burnaby south of the Kingsway and between the east and west city limits, with North Arm and Annacis Channel forming the southern boundary. In the southeast it also contains part of New Westminster. The 2001 census counted 111,048 residents, of whom more than 46 per cent are immigrants. Nearly 19 per cent of residents are ethnically Chinese. Nearly half of all dwellings in this riding are rentals.

This riding has a diverse economy, including retail, manufacturing and other services. The average family income is $58,734; unemployment is 9.1 per cent. About 16 per cent of residents hold university degrees.

Burnaby-New Westminster was created in 2004 by combining sections of New Westminster-Coquitlam-Burnaby and Vancouver South-Burnaby with a smaller portion of Burnaby-Douglas.

Population: 111,048

Political History
In the former riding of New Westminster-Coquitlam-Burnaby, Paul Forseth won the past three elections as a Reform/Canadian Alliance member. His latest victory came at the hands of Liberal Leo Rankin, by a difference of more than 6,000 votes. In 1988, the riding was won by a New Democrat.

Liberals had more success in Vancouver South-Burnaby, where Herb Dhaliwal served two terms. Dhaliwal's 2000 win was by 2,321 votes over the Canadian Alliance's Ron Jack. Dhaliwal has served as the minister of revenue, fisheries and oceans, and, until last December, was minister of natural resources.

This riding was established in the 2004 redistribution.


Candidate Profiles

Mary Pynenburg

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1956
Age:
Birthplace: Perth, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from Carleton University and a master's degree in planning from the University of Ottawa.
Career Background: She has worked in Canada, the U.S., England and Saudi Arabia. She has worked for Public Works Canada, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canadian Pacific Hotels and a couple of architecture and design firms. Currently, she is director of planning for the city of New Westminster, B.C. She is chair of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) Technical advisory Committee. She is on the advisory committee for the applied planning assistant program at Langara College, and in the community, she is the former president of the New Westminster Rotary and is on the Massey Theatre Board.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Jacques Leger

Political History
Party: Current president of the New Westminster and area affiliate of the B.C. Women's Liberal Commission.


Mike Redmond

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth Date: Sept. 3, 1952
Age: 51

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds a BA in history, has a teaching certificate, and holds an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia's law school.
Profession: Lawyer
Career Background: Before entering law school, he taught history. He practices commercial and business law in Vancouver. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association and the British Columbia Mediation and Arbitration Institute. In the community, he is a member of the 78th Fraser Highlanders, the Knights of Columbus and a member of the board of directors of the Massey Theatre.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Alaura

Political History
Party: He has been actively involved in campaigns and riding associations as a riding president, and was a member of the national management committee of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.
Federal: Defeated as the Progressive Conservative candidate in New Westminster-Coquitlam-Burnaby in 2000.


Peter Julian

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Quebec in Montreal.
Career Background: He is executive director of the Western Institute for the Deaf Hard of Hearing, and is formerly the national executive director of the Council of Canadians. In the community, he is co-founder of the Save St. Mary's Hospital Community Coalition, co-founder of the Burnaby-New Westminster Council of Canadians and Concerned Citizens of New Westminster. He is also a founder of the B.C. Disability Employment Network, former national co-chair of the Common Front of the World Trade Organization, as well as a volunteer for the United Way, the United Church and Emergency Social Services.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Micheline
Children: one - Stefan

Political History
Party: He served as assistant and acting federal secretary for the New Democratic Party of Canada in Ottawa between 1996 and 2000 and as provincial secretary of the NDP in Quebec between 1991 and 1993.
Office Address: 7870 Edmonds St., Burnaby, B.C. V3N 1B8
Tel: 604-525-5815




Revel Kunz

Party: Green Party of Canada

Education: Studied geography at Simon Fraser University.
Career Background: She has lived in the Lower Mainland for over 25 years. She operates Vancouver's only bed and breakfast serving exclusively organic food. She also serves on the plan monitoring committee for the Greater Vancouver Regional District's Solid Waste Plan.

Tel: 604-301-1880




Dana Green

Party: Canadian Action Party




Péter Pél Horvéth

Party: Communist Party


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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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