This riding at the eastern edge of the Greater Toronto Area takes in
Uxbridge and Scugog townships and the regional municipality of Clarington.
The riding includes the communities of Uxbridge, Port Perry, Orono, Bowmanville
The Indian reserve of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island is part of the
riding, which extends from Lake Ontario in the south to Lake Scugog in the
north, north of the ridings of Ajax-Pickering and Whitby-Oshawa.
Manufacturing is the major employer, with a small portion of the labour
force engaged in the production of dairy products and the farming of soybeans
The average household income is $78,234 and the unemployment rate is 4.9
Clarington-Scugog-Uxbridge riding was created in 2004 from 84 per cent
of Durham riding and 16 per cent of Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge riding. Part
of the city of Oshawa moved into the Whitby-Oshawa riding and the western
boundary moved west to the York-Durham line. The riding of Durham was established
in 1903 and in 1966 merged with parts of Oshawa and Ontario ridings to become
Durham-Northumberland. It became Durham again in 1986.
In 2004, Conservative Bev Oda defeated Liberal Tim Lang by 1,275 votes.
Durham elected PC Ross Stevenson in 1988. He was knocked to third place
by Liberal Alex Shepherd in 1993. Shepherd was re-elected in 1997 and
1993, 1997, 2000 - LIB
2004 - CON
Henry A. Zekveld
Party: Christian Heritage Party
Birth date: 1966
Birthplace: Lindsay, Ont.
Education: He graduated from Fanshawe Agriculture College in Woodstock in 1987.
Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Annette
Career background: He and his family run a farm in the Listowel area.
Community activities: He is an active member of his church, has served as deacon and serves as an elder. He is a
member of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and the Christian Farmers' Federation of Ontario and has served on its board.
Party: Active in various positions since 1987
Federal: Defeated in Huron-Bruce in 1993
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth date: July 27, 1944
Birthplace: Thunder Bay, Ont.
Education: : Graduate of the University of Toronto and Lakeshore Teacher's College
Career background: Taught primary school in Mississauga for six years. Full-time CRTC commissioner (1987-1993). Held various management and production positions with broadcasting companies including Rogers Broadcasting Inc., OMNI 1, Global Television Network, Multilingual Television (Toronto) Ltd., CFMT-TV and Rogers Cable Television, Toronto. Retired from a career in broadcasting as the senior vice-president of industry affairs for CTV Inc (1991). Was a member of the Ontario Film Review Board and the national advisory committee to the president of the Treasury Board on employment equity in the federal public service and crown corporations. Served as adviser to three different secretaries of state
Community activities: Served as chair of the board of Lakeridge Health; board member of the Durham Community Foundation and Abilities Centre Durham; on Orono community improvement task force; founding member of the Great Canadian Town Band Festival in Orono
Federal: Elected in Clarington-Scugog-Uxbridge (2004).
Committee: Member of Canadian Heritage
Caucus: Canadian Heritage critic
68 King St. E., Bowmanville, Ont.
180 Mary St., Port Perry, Ont.
45 Brock St. E., Uxbridge, Ont.
905 244 2350
2-68 King St. E., Bowmanville, Ont.
Room 459, Confederation Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
Party: Green Party of Canada
Birth date: 1983
Birthplace: Ajax, Ont.
Education: Attended two years in Environmental Technology at Durham College
Community activities: Volunteer for the Children's Groundwater Festival, the Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival
Federal: Defeated in Clarington-Scugog-Uxbridge (2004).
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Education: Degrees from Toronto Teachers' College and Trent University
Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Saundra
Career background: A former teacher and principal. He had a 17-year career with United Parcel Service where he held a variety of executive positions. In 1996, he was one of the founding members of The Highlands of Durham Games, a successful Celtic Festival and one of Durham Region's most successful tourist attractions. He is currently chairman of the Durham Region Police Services Board and is a director of the Ontario Association of Police Boards
Municipal: Elected councillor in Scugog Township (1994) served as mayor (1997-2003). Member of Durham Regional Council as well as vice-chair of the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority.
Provincial: Ontario NDP MPP (1975-1977). Defeated (1977)
Federal: Defeated in Durham (1988)
22 Division St., Bowmanville, Ont., L1C 2Z3
11 Main St., Uxbridge, Ont.
Party: New Democratic Party of Canada
Education: Graduated twice from Ryerson University
Profession: Broadcast journalist, author, lecturer
Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Diana
Career background:His journalism career spans decades at CBC, TVO, CFRB News and other stations in Ottawa and Toronto. Winner of the MacLean Hunter Award. Has been published on social issues, the environment, and on the music of the swing era. A member of the Association of Canadian Radio and Television Artists, as well as serving as an officer in ACTRA and CUPE. His book, You Can Say That Again, is a guide to good speech.
Community activities: A member of East Cross Creek Task Force, Lakeridge Health Corporation, Ontario Federation of Naturalists, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Great Canadian Town Band Festival Committee, Port Perry Curling Club
Federal: Defeated in Oshawa (2000). Defeated in Clarington-Scugog-Uxbridge (2004)