Home: CBC.caCBC RadioCBC TelevisionLocal Become a member Sign in Search CBC Search the Web
CBC News Federal Election

DISTRICT: Beaches-East York
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Maria MinnaLIB2067840.39% X
Marilyn ChurleyNDP1790034.96%
Peter ConroyCON923818.04%
Jim HarrisGRN31066.07%
Jim LovePCP1830.36%
Roger CarterML910.18%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 201 of 201 polls reporting


112 Beaches-East York

2006 Candidates:
CON:Peter Conroy
GRN:Jim Harris
LIB:Maria Minna (Incumbent)
NDP:Marilyn Churley
MLP:Roger Carter
PCP:Jim Love


 Riding Map
This Toronto riding is bordered to the south by Lake Ontario, to the north by Sunrise Avenue and the Don River, the old border of Scarborough to the east (Victoria Park Avenue) and Coxwell Avenue to the west.

There are an almost equal number of renters and homeowners in the riding. The bulk of workers are in manufacturing, retail, health care and social services. Average family income is $73,372 and the unemployment rate is 6.5 per cent.

According to 2001 census data, the immigrant population is nearly 35 per cent, with Chinese, Italian and East Indian among the major ethnic groups.

In the 2004 redistribution, the riding added small areas from Scarborough, Don Valley East and Don Valley West. The Beaches riding was created in 1976, mainly from the former Greenwood riding, and became Beaches-Woodbine in 1986. Part of Don Valley East was added in 1996.

Population: 108,913

Political History
Since 1993, this riding has been held by Liberal Maria Minna, a former minister of international co-operation. In 2004, she defeated New Democrat Peter Tabuns.

The former Greenwood riding was Tory from 1935 to 1958 and New Democrat from 1962 to 1974. The riding went PC in 1979 then was held by NDP MP Neil Young for three terms.

1935-58 inclusive - PC
1962-74 inclusive - NDP

1979 - PC
1980-88 inclusive - NDP
1993 - LIB

Beaches-East York:
1997, 2000, 2004 - LIB


Peter Conroy

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Birthplace: Beaches-East York, Ont.

Education: Honours degree in History and Political Science at University of Western Ontario
Profession: Businessman

Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Shelley
Children: Alexandra, Elizabeth and Jacob

Career background: He worked for an MP in Ottawa as an executive assistant for four years. He then returned to Beaches-East York to start a family and pursue a career in business. Currently works for the Toronto Stock Exchange as senior manager of client and business development - works with young and mature businesses to assist in their growth, as well as to promote the Canadian capital markets throughout the world. An active member of the Beaches Lions Club - has helped to develop one of the most successful Lion's Club fundraisers, the selling of Christmas trees at Kew Gardens Park. In partnership with the Beaches Lions Club, he and three friends have nurtured this community-based business, The Christmas Tree Company, since 1992.

Community activities: Active member of the Beaches Lions Club

Campaign Address:
c/o Shoppers World Postal Outlet, P.O. Box # 93538, Toronto, Ont., M4C 5L4

Jim Harris

Party: Green Party of Canada

Birthplace: Toronto

Education: Graduated from Queen's University
Profession: Author

Marital status: Married
Career background: He has written six books. He's also on the professional speaking circuit. Association magazine ranked him as one of nation's top speakers. He speaks internationally at more than 50 conferences a year. Conducts strategic planning sessions with executive teams, focusing on leadership, change, CRM, eLearning, innovation and creating learning organizations. His clients include Agilent Technologies, Association of Research Libraries, Barclays Bank, Centra, Certified Management Accountants, Columbia Tristar Pictures, Deloitte & Touche, European Snack Food Assoc, International Assoc of Business Communicators, IEEE, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, Munich Re, NEC, Novartis, Saba, Society of Professional Engineers, TNT Worldwide Express, the UK Cabinet Office and Zurich. His new book, Blindsided! was published in more than 80 countries. His second book, The Learning Paradox, was nominated for the National Business Book Award in Canada and Books for Business ranked it as one of the top 10 business books in North America. He co-authored The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada.

Electoral History
Provincial: Defeated in St. Andrew-St.Patrick (1990)
Federal: Defeated in St Paul's (1993). Defeated in Toronto Centre-Rosedale (1997). Defeated in Toronto-Danforth (2004)

Political History
Party: Worked as national press officer of British Green Party (1987). Organized the Green Party of Ontario's provincial campaign (1990). Elected as first Green Party of Ontario president (2001). Elected leader of the Green party (2003)

Campaign Address:

Maria Minna

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth date: March 14, 1948
Age: 57
Birthplace: Pofi, Italy

Education: Honours BA in sociology, University of Toronto
Profession: Consultant

Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Robert MacBain
Children: Cameron and Andrew

Career background: Appointed co-chair of the Worker's Compensation Board of Ontario's Task Force on Vocational Rehabilitation (1986). Appointed chair of the WCB Task Force on Service Delivery (1991). Vice-President of MacBain Public Affairs Inc, public affairs consulting firm. Served as president of the National Congress of Italian-Canadians. President of COSTI-IIAS Immigrant Services, Canada's largest immigrant services organization (1981-1992). Founding member of the National Action Committee on Immigrant and Visible Minority Women. Served as director of the National Council on Welfare, on the United Way of Greater Toronto and as a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Women's Legal, Education and Action Fund. Former national president of the National Congress of Italian-Canadians

Electoral History
Federal: Elected in Beaches-Woodbine (1993). Elected in Beaches-East York (1997, 2000, 2004)

Political History
Cabinet: Minister of international co-operation (1999-2002)
Committee: Former vice-chair: Human Resources Development. Former member: Citizenship and Immigration, Health, subcommittee on children and youth at risk. Member: Finance
Caucus: Chair of Caucus Social Policy committee (1998). Appointed Special Advisor on Women, Peace and Security (2005)

Campaign Address:
2438 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ont., M4C 1K9
Riding Address:
1912 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ont.
Ottawa Address:
Room 410, West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.

Marilyn Churley

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada

Birthplace: Labrador

Children: daughter

Career background: Former executive director of Canadian Environmental Defence Fund. Co-founder of Citizens for a Safe Environment. Former director of Co-op Housing Federation of Toronto. Co-founder, Bain Avenue Day Care Centre. Former president, Bain Avenue Housing Co-op. Co-founded the Clean Up the Don Movement

Electoral History
Municipal: City councillor, Ward 8, Toronto (1988-1990)
Provincial: Elected in Riverdale (1990, 1995). Elected in Broadview-Greenwood (1999). Elected in Toronto-Danforth (2003)
Political History
Cabinet: Ontario minister of consumer and commercial relations (1991-1995)

Campaign Address:
1808 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ont., M4C 1H8

Roger Carter

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Birth Date: June 9, 1941
Age: 64
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Mba.

Education: Classes at Ryerson and Carlton Universities
Profession: Postal Worker

Marital Status: Single

Career Background: Activist in Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Shop Steward for 29 years, peace activist since 1963

Electoral History
Federal: York Scarborough 1980, defeated; Beaches-East York defeated 1997, 2000, 2004

Political History
Party: Member of Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada since 1975

Riding Address:
Tel.: (416) 253-4475
P.O. Box 264, Adelaide Stn., Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2J8

Jim Love

Party: Progressive Canadian Party

Birth date: Feb. 24, 1956
Age: 49
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Ont.

Education: Holds a BA with distinction in English literature from York University. Also holds a CMC (Certified Management Consultant) from the Canadian Association of Management Consultants
Profession: management consultant

Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Linda
Children: Andrew and Chris

Career background: Is the managing partner of Performance Advantage, a Canadian consulting company. He also works with Innovate Inc. - a company that sponsors and coaches entrepreneurial businesses. He is a frequent speaker and published author in industry journals such as Intelligent Enterprise and the Cutter IT Journal. He heads the Strategy Consulting group for the Canadian Association of Management Consultants. Was also vice-president for DMR Group, from 1997 to 2003. Was also a freelance writer and performer. Got a Juno nomination for an album he recorded with the band Sphere. The group also has a gold record for the children's hit Sharing.

Political History
Party: Is the federal party president. Was a founding member of the Progressive Canadian Party. Before that, he was active in the federal Progressive Conservative party, serving as board member and past president of the Beaches East York PC association.

Campaign Office/Riding Address:
73 East Lynn Avenue
Toronto, Ont.
M4C 3X3
(416) 647-5519

# #

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Total Elected and Leading

Riding Profiles

Select a province or territory.

Latest Features

Identity revealed

» The first throne speech
» A different way to elect our MPs?
» What happened to Paul Martin?

What happens now?
»Building consensus
»Tory cabinet possibilities
»Tories then and now

» Final thoughts from our election roundtable
» The blog report

Environics survey casts light on result

Photo gallery

What's next for Canada's 'natural governing party'

CBC.ca's Reality Check Team on election day developments

The results

Your letters on the election

A new era


Anthony Westell suggests it may be harder to unite the left than it was to unite the right

Georgie Binks on how Stephen Harper may jump-start the women's movement

Larry Zolf muses on the next Liberal leader

Tony Burman on how voters helped shape the CBC�s election coverage