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DISTRICT: St. John's South-Mount Pearl
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Loyola HearnCON1664444.69% X
Siobhan CoadyLIB1229533.01%
Peg NormanNDP807321.67%
Barry CrozierGRN2350.63%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 202 of 202 polls reporting


7 St. John's South-Mount Pearl

2006 Candidates:
CON:Loyola Hearn (Incumbent)
GRN:Barry Crozier
LIB:Siobhan Coady
NDP:Peg Norman


 Riding Map
St. John's South-Mount Pearl takes in that part of the capital south of a line formed by Kenmount Road, Long's Hill, Gower Street, King's Bridge Road, Quidi Vidi Lake and Quidi Vidi Harbour. It includes the adjoining city of Mount Pearl and the town of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove.

In 2001, census-takers counted 82,212 residents. Two per cent are immigrants and 98 per cent are anglophones.

The big employers here are government and retail. With an unemployment rate of 12.1 per cent and an average family income of $56,999, this riding is worse off than St. John's North but wealthier than Newfoundland and Labrador's other ridings.

This riding was known as St. John's West until 2004, when a fifth of its population was carved away and given to the Avalon riding.

Population: 82,212

Political History
For the past three decades, this riding has voted Tory, save for 1993. The current incumbent, Loyola Hearn, gained his seat in a byelection in May 2000, defeating the NDP's Greg Malone (a former Codco star) by just 356 votes. Hearn had an easier time in the general election later that year, outpolling former Liberal provincial cabinet minister Chuck Furey by nearly 9,000 votes. But he won the 2004 election with a lead of just 1,451 votes. Hearn was preceded in office by Tory Charlie Power (1997-2000), Liberal Jean Payne (1993-97) and by former Tory cabinet minister John Crosbie (1976-93).

Riding established in 1949; it became St John's South in 2004.

1949 - PC
1953 - LIB
1957, 1958 - PC
1962, 1963, 1965 - LIB
1968-1988 inclusive - PC
1993 - LIB
1997, 2000 byelection, 2000, 2004 - PC


Loyola Hearn

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth date: March 25, 1943
Age: 62
Birthplace: Renews, N.L.

Education: A graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of New Brunswick with a B.Ed. degree
Profession: Teacher

Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Maureen
Children: David and Laurita

Career background: Twelve years as a high school teacher/principal, three of which were spent as principal of the Regina Mundi Junior High School in Renews. Chief of staff at the office of the Progressive Conservative party of Newfoundland (1999-2000). Served as the president of the Southern Shore Branch of the Newfoundland Teachers' Association

Community activities: Has been extensively involved with numerous organizations such as the Southern Shore-St. Mary's Bay Community Development Corporation, the Provisional Board of the Irish Loop Regional Economical Development Board, the Renews-Cappahayden Heritage Committee and the Fermeuse Development Alliance. Has also been involved in playing and coaching sports at several levels

Electoral History
Municipal: Served five years as a councillor in Renews
Provincial: Managed several Progressive Conservative campaigns between 1971 and 1982. Elected to the Newfoundland House of Assembly in 1982, 1985 and 1989 in the riding of St.Mary's-The Capes. Retired from provincial politics in 1993
Federal: Elected in St. John's West in a byelection in May, 2000; re-elected in the November, 2000 and the 2004 general elections

Political History
Cabinet: Newfoundland minister of education (1985)
Committee: Former member of Natural Resources and Government Operations; Public Accounts; subcommittee on international financial reporting guidelines and standards for the public sector of public accounts; Canadian Heritage; Fisheries and Oceans; subcommittee on sports; special committee on the modernization and improvement of the procedures of the House of Commons; subcommittee on children and youth at risk. Member of Procedure and House Affairs, and of Fisheries and Oceans in the last Parliament
Caucus: Former critic: Canadian Heritage; Public Works and Government Services; Fisheries and Oceans. Progressive Conservative House leader. Conservative Party of Canada House leader from Jan. 9-March 21, 2004. Fisheries and Oceans critic since March 22, 2004

Campaign address:
835 Topsail Road, Suite 202
Mount Pearl, NL
(709) 364-8282
Riding address:
206-835 Topsail Rd.
Mount Pearl, NL
(709) 772-4608
Ottawa address:
Room 46 48-S Centre Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 992-0927

Barry Crozier

Party: Green Party of Canada

Year of Birth: 1947
Birthplace: Summerside, PEI

Education: Holds a B.Ed. and a Masters in Education and Psychology
Profession: Business owner

Marital Status: Married
Children: Two - Vicki and Jason

Career Background: Was a teacher for 32 years, and is now retired. Is owner of a driver education company.

Community Activities: Coached several teams including basketball, volleyball and softball at the high school level. Past president of the Association for Exceptional Children, as well as holding several positions on the executive. Served as president of the Bridgewater Tennis Club. Is president of the Nova Scotia Humane Society. Is a Nova Scotia basketball official, and has been an active member for 29 years, also serving as vice-president of the provincial board.

Siobhan Coady

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birthplace: Grand Falls-Windsor

Education: Alumnus of Memorial University

Career Background: President and Chairman of the Board of Bonaventure Fisheries, a private fish harvesting company. President and Chief Executive Officer of Newfound Genomics, a leading biotechnology company.

Community Activities: Immediate Past Chair, Canadian Chamber of Commerce. President of the St. John's Board of Trade in 1993, past Chair of the Regional Economic Development Board, the Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame, and past campaign Chair of the Red Cross. Currently contributes to the St. John's Airport Authority, The Genesis Centre, the Atlantic Innovation Council, the Royal St. John's Regatta Committee and the Lung Association. Won Harvey Webber Award in 1994, awarded by the Atlantic Canada Chamber of Commerce in recognition of outstanding service in strengthening the Chamber movement in Atlantic Canada. Recognized as an Ambassador, Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador in 2003

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in St. John's South in 2004

Peg Norman

Party: New Democratic Party
Birth date: 1964
Age: 41
Birthplace: Gambo, N.L.

Profession: Health care

Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Gerry Rogers
Children: One son, Ian

Career background: More than 18 years' experience in health care, working in hospitals, rehab centres, nursing homes and women's shelters. Former manager of the Morgentaler clinic in St. John's. Member of St. John's Rape Crisis Centre, St. John's Status of Women Council and the Baccalieu Trail Tourism Association

Electoral History
Federal: Was a candidate in this riding in the 2004 general election

Riding address:
94 Springdale St.
St. John's, NL A1C 5B6
(709) 754-2648

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