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 DISTRICT: Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
James Moore CON 18664 41.0% X
Kwangyul Peck LIB 12445 27.34%
Charley King NDP 12023 26.38%
Richard Voigt GRN 1971 4.33%
Lewis Dahlby LTN 276 0.61%
Pat Goff CAP 111 0.24%
George Gidora COM 94 0.21%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 196 of 196 polls reporting

Ridings

290 Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam

2004 Candidates

LTN: Lewis Dahlby
COM: George Gidora
CAP: Pat Goff
NDP: Charley King
CON: James Moore (Incumbent)
LIB: Kwangyul Peck
GRN: Richard Voigt

Riding Profile
 Riding Map
This suburban riding lies north of the Fraser River and between Indian Arm and the Indian River to the west and Pitt Lake to the east. The city of Port Coquitlam is here, along with the villages of Anmore and Belcarra, Douglas and Boulder islands, and that part of Port Moody north of Guildford Drive and Burrard Inlet. The Coquitlam reserve is also here.

The 2001 census counted 109,394 residents, more than one-third of whom are immigrants. Chinese-Canadians make up the largest ethnic group.

Major employers here include Imperial Oil and the CP rail yards. The average family income is $71,128 and unemployment stands at 6.1 per cent.

The riding was created in 1986 through the combination of sections of New Westminster-Coquitlam and Mission-Port Moody. Ten years later the boundaries were readjusted, with a third of the residents leaving the riding and a large number being added from Mission-Coquitlam. In 2004, about one-quarter of the riding's population was carved away.

Population: 109,394

Political History
For the past decade this riding has usually been won by the Reform/Canadian Alliance, although in a March 1998 by election, the seat went to Liberal Lou Sekora, who fended off the Reform's Jim Cunningham by 1,089 votes. In the general election two years later, Sekora was ousted by the Canadian Alliance's James More. The difference was 11,694 ballots.

The former New Westminster-Coquitlam was owned by the NDP for most of the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Mission-Port Moody was NDP in 1979 and 1980, then went to the Tories in a 1983 by election.

Riding established in 1986. Riding name changed from Port Moody-Coquitlam to Port Moody-Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam on June 18, 1998. Riding became Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam in 2004.

1988 - NDP
1993, 1997 - REF
2000 - CA



Candidate Profiles

Kwangyul Peck

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Age: 35
Birthplace: Korea

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds a BA in economics from Bishop's University, and an MA and some doctoral work in economics from Carleton University.
Profession: Businessperson
Career Background: He was former vice-president of Econolynx International, an economic policy consulting firm in Ottawa, where he devised and analyzed economic policies for various governments and businesses. He moved to Vancouver in 1992, and now owns and manages K. Peck & Associates Ltd., an economic policy consultation firm, and Kwangyul Peck Fund Inc, an investment fund. He provided advice on economic policy and Asia Pacific issues to Prime Minister Paul Martin during his tenure as Minister of Finance. He has appeared in national television and radio several times to discuss the international economy, and has written for various publications, including the Globe and Mail.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Sonia
Children: daughter Ki-eun and son Ki-seon

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Burnaby-Kingsway in 1993; defeated in Port Moody-Coquitlam in 1997.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 2710 Barnet Hwy., Unit 40, Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 1B8
Tel: (604) 944-0015




James Moore

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth Date: June 10, 1976
Age: 28
Birthplace: New Westminster, B.C.

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds a BA in political science from the University of Northern B.C. and attended Douglas College for business administration, as well as the Justice Institute of British Columbia.
Career Background: He has worked at CKST AM 1040 in Vancouver, as communications adviser for the Official Opposition in Ottawa and specialized in fiscal and economic policy. In 1998, he briefly returned to broadcasting in Vancouver before moving to Prince George, B.C. to earn a degree in political science at the University of Northern B.C. While in Prince George, he continued in broadcasting by guest hosting at 550 CKPG and launching his own talk show, entitled "Behind the Headlines with James Moore".
Marital Status: Single

Political History
Party: Volunteered on Sharon Hayes' campaign in 1993, 1997. Worked full-time in the 1998 by election.
Federal: Elected in Port Moody-Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam in 2000.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Committee: Former member: Environment and Sustainable Development; Transport. Vice-chair: Transport.
Caucus: Former deputy Foreign Affairs and deputy National Revenue critic. Former Canadian Alliance Transport critic. Became the Conservative Party Transport critic in January 2004.
Office Address: 2603 St John's Street, Port Moody, B.C.
Tel: (604) 937-5650
Capital Address: Room 500 Justice Building, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ont.
Tel: (613) 992-9650




Charley King

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1974
Birthplace: Surrey, B.C.

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds a bachelor degree in history from the University College of the Fraser Valley and a bachelor of education from the University of British Columbia.
Career Background: He teaches grades 4 and 5 in the Coquitlam School District after operating a small business for 3 years. He is active in the community and is a member of the city of Port Coquitlam's official community plan task force.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Debra Burton

Political History
Office Address: #101-2071 Kingsway Ave., Port Coquitlam, B.C., V3C 6N2
Tel: (604) 942-7763




Richard Voigt

Party: Green Party of Canada
Age: 46

Career Background: He has been in the British Columbia Ambulance Service for over 12 years. More recently, he has lived and worked in the Vancouver area - in the regional dispatch office, on the street of Vancouver's Eastside, and in Maple Ridge, B.C. He has volunteered for St. John's Ambulance, and been a coach and a youth leader in a church group. He also promotes a web-based support group for survivors of foster care.

Political History
Tel: (604) 464-7164




Lewis Dahlby

Party: Libertarian Party

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Mission-Coquitlam in 1988.




George Gidora

Party: Communist Party
Age: 49

Career Background: A Communist from the age of 17, he is the B.C. provincial leader of the Communist Party of Canada. He is a computer professional with a long history of involvement in trade unions and the peace movement.
Children: two children

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Port Moody-Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam in 2000.




Pat Goff

Party: Canadian Action Party

Career Background: She has 30 years of experience in banking, retail management, and sales. In May 2000, she was a delegate at a national policy convention in Quebec City. She has also spent the past eight years polling, canvassing and phoning voters throughout Western Canada. She has volunteered on many occasions, as a fundraiser for Port Coquitlam Amateur Sports, and also spent four years as treasurer of the Port Coquitlam Amateur Athletic Association.
Children: four

 


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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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