Created in 2004, this riding is in a fast-growing part of Peel Region,
west of Toronto, which contains part of the city of Brampton.
The riding stretches from Brampton city limits in the south to Mayfield
Road in the north between Kennedy Road South, Vodden Street East, Main Street
North and Hurontario Street in the west and Mayfield Road, Torbram Road,
Bovaird Drive and Dixie Road in the east.
In the 2001 census, the immigrant population totalled 39 per cent. There are significant
East Indian and Italian communities and 35 per cent speak a language other
Employment in Brampton is concentrated in manufacturing, including
automotive and aviation technology and transportation, storage
business services. Average family income is $79,952 and unemployment
is 4.9 per cent.
This riding was created in 2004 from 77 per cent of Brampton Centre and
17 per cent of Brampton-Gore-Malton-Springdale. The riding of Brampton-Georgetown
was established in 1976 by merging parts of Peel-Dufferin-Simcoe, Halton
One of Paul Martin's so-called star candidates, Ruby Dhalla, defeated
Conservative Sam Handal here in 2004.
In Brampton Centre, Liberal MP Sarkis Assadourian defeated Reform’s
Don Crawford in 1997 and PC Beryl Ford in 2000. In 2000, Liberal Colleen
Beaumier defeated Alliance candidate Hardial Sangha in what was then Brampton
PC John McDermid held the riding of Brampton-Georgetown for four terms
beginning in 1979. He served in the Mulroney cabinet as minister of state
for international trade and housing, minister of state for privatization
and regulatory affairs, and minister of state for finance and privatization.
In 1993 in Brampton-Georgetown, Liberal Colleen Beaumier defeated Reform's
1979-88 inclusive - PC
1993, 1997 - LIB
2000 - LIB
2004 - LIB
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: MA in political science from University of Windsor. Commonwealth Graduate's Teaching Certificate from University of
Leicester, School of Education in England. Bachelor of Teaching Degree from Punjab University in Chandigarh, India. BA from Punjab
Profession: Real estate, language interpreter
Marital status: Married
Community activities: Brampton business ambassador, Team Canada Trade Mission to South Asia (1996). Member of the hospital board of governors (1993-1995). Chairman board of directors Brampton Community Legal Clinic (1990-1991). Director, Brampton Real Estate Board (1978-1979). Chairman, patient relations committee, College of Opticians. Member, Ministerial Advisory Board (1978-1980). Member, Brampton Race Relations Council. Member, Governing Council, College of Opticians (2001-2004). Board chairman, Brampton Youth Employment Centre (1988-1989). Member, Citizens Review Panel, United Way of Peel (1997-1998). President, Peel Inter-Community Relations Association (1985-1989)
Federal: Defeated in Brampton Centre (1997). Defeated in Brampton-Springdale (2004)
26 Bramsteele Rd., Brampton, Ont., L6W 1B3
Upali Jinadasa Wannuka Rallage
Party: Communist Party of Canada
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
Marital Status: Married
Community Activities: An active member of the Canada-Sri Lanka Patriotic National Organization
Party: Green Party of Canada
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration from Brock University. Graduated from a management trainee program
Career background: Co-owner of a landscaping business. Was assistant manager of the school pub
Community activities: Volunteers as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel.
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth date: Feb. 18, 1974
Education: B.Sc. from University of Winnipeg. Doctor of chiropractic medicine
Career background: Currently the owner of a chain of rehabilitation health-care clinics in the Greater Toronto Area. A member of ACTRA, has acted in feature films, television and commercials throughout North America
Community activities: Involved in numerous volunteer activities within the South Asian Community and in health-care advocacy. Political: Volunteered for David Walker in his successful bid to become member of Parliament for Winnipeg North Centre (1988). Co-chair of Liberal senior party annual general meeting (1989). Chair of multiculturalism committee of the Young Liberals of Canada and was appointed to the National Women's Commission under former prime minister John Chretien. Volunteered for Prime Minister Paul Martin's leadership campaign
Federal:Elected in Brampton-Springdale (2004).
Committee: Member of health; subcommittee on status of persons with disabilities of human resources, skills development, social development and the status of persons with disabilities
100 Kennedy Rd. S., Brampton, Ont., L6W 3E8
215-284 Queen St., Brampton, Ont.
House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
Party: New Democratic Party of Canada
Education: Honours degree with a double major in political science and sociology from the University of Toronto
Profession: Freelance writer
Career background: Freelance writer with various University of Toronto publications and with the Toronto-based webzine New Rock Authority. Public relations co-ordinator for Astral Media. Engaged as a broadcast journalism intern at the CTV Washington News Bureau
Community activities: Executive member of the student-initiated outreach program Students Against Hunger operating out of the University of Toronto. Initiated tsunami relief fund, raising money and awareness at various New Year's Eve events in Brampton and Toronto. Coach, curator, and player for Victoria College's indoor and outdoor soccer program