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 DISTRICT: Vancouver Kingsway
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
David Emerson LIB 17267 40.44% X
Ian Waddell NDP 15916 37.28%
Jesse Johl CON 7037 16.5%
Tracey Jastinde Mann GRN 1521 3.56%
Jeannie Kwan NA 548 1.29%
Jason Mann COM 172 0.41%
Jacob Rempel CAP 142 0.33%
Donna Petersen ML 94 0.22%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 208 of 208 polls reporting


301 Vancouver Kingsway

2004 Candidates

LIB: David Emerson
CON: Jesse Johl
GRN: Tracey Jastinde Mann
NA: Jeanne Kwan
COM: Jason Mann
ML: Donna Petersen
CAP: Jacob Rempel
NDP: Ian Waddell

Riding Profile
 Riding Map
This central Vancouver riding encompasses an area running from Boundary Road in the east to Oak Street in the west, bordered on the south by 41st Avenue West, 41st Avenue East, School Avenue, Tyne Street and 49th Avenue East, and on the north by 16th Avenue West, 16th Avenue East, 15th Avenue East and Grandview Highway South.

The 2001 census counted 115,325 residents, of whom just one-third list English as their mother tongue. More than 55 per cent are immigrants. Nearly 40 per cent are ethnically Chinese – the second highest such proportion of any riding.

The area is mainly residential. The service sector is the major employer, along with manufacturing and retail. The average family income is $54,724, and unemployment is 8.2 per cent.

Vancouver Kingsway was created in 1996 from half of Vancouver Quadra, one-quarter of Burnaby-Kingsway, and smaller portions of Vancouver East and Vancouver South. In 2004, 11 per cent of the population was redistributed to other ridings, while about 7,000 people were added from Vancouver Quadra and 1,830 from Vancouver East.

Population: 115,325

Political History
This has been solid Liberal territory for the past two decades. Sophia Leung has held the seat since 1997, first beating out New Democrat Victor Wong and then, in 2000, fending off the Canadian Alliance's Alice Wong (by 5,042 votes). Vancouver Quadra was held by Tories from 1949-63, by Liberals from 1963-72, and by Tory Bill Clarke from 1972-84.

Riding of Vancouver Kingsway existed from 1953 elxn until 1986. Riding of Vancouver Kingsway re-established in 1996 redistribution.

1997, 2000 - LIB


Candidate Profiles

David Emerson

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1945
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds both a BA and master's degree in economics from the University of Alberta, and a PhD in Economics from Queen's University.
Career Background: He has worked as a researcher for the Economic Council of Canada in Ottawa, as B.C.'s deputy minister of finance in 1984, as president and CEO of the Western and Pacific Bank of Canada in Vancouver, later transformed into the Canadian Western Bank, as deputy minister to the premier, and then as president of the B.C. Trade Development Corporation. In 1998 , he was appointed president and CEO of Canfor Corporation, B.C.'s largest forestry company.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Theresa Yuek-Si Tang
Children: He and Theresa have a son and a daughter. He also has three grown children.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 5449 Victoria Dr., Vancouver, B.C., V5P 3V9
Tel: (604) 323-1035

Jesse Johl

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Vancouver Kingsway, B.C.

University Degree:
Education: Studied biochemistry at Simon Fraser University.
Career Background: After finishing school, he returned to the riding to develop and run a family business with his brother. In the community, he has been a volunteer at the G. F. Strong rehabilitation clinic, at the Expo'86 Canadian pavilion, at Camp Good Times and, until last year, at Canuck Place.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 4453 Main St., Vancouver, B.C., V5V 3R2
Tel: (604) 872-1700

Ian Waddell

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada
Birth Date: Nov. 21, 1942
Age: 61
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds a BA in history and an LL.B.from the University of Toronto, a teaching certificate from the Ontario College of Education, and an MA in international law from the London School of Economics.
Profession: Lawyer
Career Background: He has worked as a history teacher, a professor of criminology at Simon Fraser University, an assistant city prosecutor, as director of Vancouver Community Legal Assistance, a member of the Alcohol and Drug Commission, counsel to the Berger Commission regarding the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline in the late 1970s, and as partner in a law firm prior to the 1996 election. He also practiced as community lawyer and was chair of the Fraser Basin Management Board. He is a former head of the Storefront Lawyers of Vancouver.
Marital Status: Single

Political History
Provincial: Elected in Vancouver-Fraserview in 1996; defeated in 2003.
Federal: Elected in Vancouver-Kingsway in 1979, 1980, and 1984. Elected in Port Moody-Coquitlam in 1988; defeated in 1993.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Cabinet: Minister of Small Business, Tourism and Culture (February 1998). Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks (November 2000).
Caucus: Former critic for: Justice and Attorney General; Energy, Communications and Associate constitutional critic.

Tracey Jastinde Mann

Party: Green Party of Canada

University Degree: No
Education: Is currently a student at Simon Fraser University, pursuing a joint major in economics and environmental geography.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 937 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, B.C., V5L 3W8
Tel: (250) 324-9321

Donna Petersen

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Ottawa West in 1988; defeated in Vancouver Kingsway in 1997 and 2000.

Jacob Rempel

Party: Canadian Action Party
Birthplace: near Swift Current, Sask.

University Degree:
Education: curriculum and administration graduate studies at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.
Career Background: He worked for five years on farms, in lumber camps, slaughter houses, and survey crews. He has been a principal and teacher in schools in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, in federal prison classrooms, worked as substitute staff in Vancouver private schools, and as a teacher in a school in Libya for a year. He worked for John Turner against the Free Trade Agreement. He also supported David Orchard's ''Citizens Concerned About Free Trade" campaign to stop Brian Mulroney's FTA and later NAFTA. In 1998, he joined David Orchard in his campaign to bring the Conservative Party back to a policy of independence in domestic and foreign policy.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Elsie
Children: three grown daughters - Katya, Elsa, and Lavera; one granddaughter, Una


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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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