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DISTRICT: New Brunswick Southwest
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Greg ThompsonCON1815554.8% X
Stan SmithLIB887726.79%
Andrew GrahamNDP517815.63%
Erik MillettGRN9222.78%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 162 of 162 polls reporting

Ridings

30 New Brunswick Southwest

2006 Candidates:
CON:Greg Thompson (Incumbent)
GRN:Erik Millett
LIB:Stanley John Smith
NDP:Andrew Graham


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This large rural riding is in New Brunswick's southwest corner, bounded on the east by the U.S. and in the south by the Bay of Fundy. Part of the northern border is the Saint John River. Communities include Gagetown, Grand Bay-Westfield, St. Andrews, Cambridge-Narrows, Tracy, St. Stephen, St. George, McAdam and part of Woodstock. Deer, Campobello and Grand Manan islands are here, as is the Kingsclear reserve.

Of the 63,472 residents counted in the 2001 census, slightly more than three per cent are francophone and just over four per cent are immigrants.

Manufacturing is the major industry in this riding. Also important are fishing, forestry and agriculture. The average family income is $53,276 and unemployment is 13.7 per cent.

The St. Croix-Belleisle riding was formed in 2004 by taking 90 per cent of Charlotte-New Brunswick Southwest and adding in 11 per cent of Fundy-Royal. Charlotte-New Brunswick Southwest had been created in 1996, with the majority of its residents coming from the old Carleton-Charlotte riding.

Population: 63,472

Political History
Tories have dominated this area in every race since 1968, save for one. That election was in 1993, when Liberal Harold Culbert squeaked past the one-term incumbent, Tory Greg Thompson, by 811 votes. It was sweet revenge for Culbert, who'd been beaten by Thompson in 1988. But Thompson turned the tables in 1997, unseating Culbert by more than 6,000 votes. Since then, Thompson has held the seat from the Liberals with similarly large margins, defeating Winston Gamblin in 2000 and Jim Dunlap in 2004.

Riding of Charlotte established in 1867. Riding became St.Croix-Belleisle in 2004 redistribution.

Charlotte:
1867, 1872 - CON
1874-96 - LIB
1900, 1904 - CON
1908 - LIB
1911-30 inclusive - CON
1935-57 inclusive - LIB
1958 - PC
1962, 1963, 1965 - LIB

Carleton-Charlotte:
1968-88 inclusive - PC
1993 - LIB

Charlotte:
1997, 2000 - PC

St. Croix-Belleisle:
2004 - CON




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Greg Thompson

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Birth date: March 28, 1947
Age: 58
Birthplace: St. Stephen, N.B.

Education: St. Thomas University, BA (History), 1974; B.Ed., 1975
Profession: Teacher

Career background: Currently operates: Shore Bed & Breakfast and Hearthside Furniture. 1975-1980, history teacher at Fundy High School. In 1980, began working as sales rep at auto dealerships. In 1985, joined Investors Group as a financial planner

Community activities: Member, board of directors: Theatre N.B.; N.B. Drug & Alcohol Dependency Commission. President School District 21 Teachers Association. Member, Charlotte County Hospital board of directors

Electoral History
Federal: Carleton-Charlotte: elected in 1988; defeated in 1993. Elected in Charlotte in 1997, in New Brunswick Southwest in 2000 and 2004

Political History
Committee: Former member: Health; Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities; Public Accounts; subcommittee on children and youth at risk; subcommittee on combatting corruption of public accounts; subcommittee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities; special committee on non-medical use of drugs; subcommittee on whistleblowing of the standing committee on government operations and estimates; joint committee on scrutiny of regulations
Caucus: Former critic: Health; Human Resources Development; Treasury Board; Regional Development, Jan. 21/04 - CPC Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency critic

Campaign Address:
(506) 465-8920
gthompson.nbsouthwest@nb.aibn.com
Riding Address:
120 Milltown Blvd., St. Stephen, N.B., E3L 1G6



Stanley John Smith

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Profession: Businessman, former police officer

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Sybil
Children: Debbie, Gail and Lisa

Career Background: He spent eight years on the St. George Police Department, five as a Sergeant. Self-employed from 1986-1997 and currently works at Jamer Materials

Community Activities: Member of the St. George Rotary Club and served as its president for two terms. He is also involved in the Eastern Charlotte Lions Club, served as vice-president

Electoral History
Municipal: Mayor of St. George since 1992


Erik Millett

Party: Green Party of Canada

Education: Master's degree in Education from University of New Brunswick, a B.Ed. from St. Thomas University and a BA from Carleton University
Profession: Teacher

Career background: Works as lead teacher/administrator for the Alternative Education Programme in the province of New Brunswick, and is a contract consultant with Katimavik National Youth Programme

Community activities: Served two years as a Don in Residence at UNBF mentoring and working with student leaders, worked with middle school At Risk Youth in an outdoor education environment with Partners for Youth, and worked as project leader for three years with the National Youth Educational Programme Katimavik

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in New Brunswick Southwest in 2004

Campaign Address:
(506) 529-3500
millett@canoemail.com



Andrew Graham

Party: New Democratic Party

Birth Date: 1959
Birthplace: London, Ont.

Education: Attended the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
Profession: Woodworker

Marital Status: Single
Children: Three

Career Background: Woodworker and custom cabinetmaker by trade, also designs and builds harpsichords and pipe organs

Community Activities: Active in the effort to ban liquefied natural gas sites in Passamaquoddy Bay and working for Agent Orange compensation from Base Gagetown

Electoral History
Provincial: Defeated in Western Charlotte in 1999 and 2003

Campaign Address
(506) 529-4029
andrewgraham@ndp.ca




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ELECTION RESULTSDetails>
1241035129
Total Elected and Leading
CON124036.27%
LIB103030.23%
BQ51010.48%
NDP29017.48%
IND10.52%
OTH005.02%

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