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DISTRICT: London North Centre
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Joe FontanaLIB2410940.12% X
John MazzilliCON1796829.9%
Stephen MaynardNDP1427123.75%
Stuart SmithGRN33005.49%
Rod MorleyPCP2830.47%
Margaret MondacaML1600.27%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 247 of 247 polls reporting


151 London North Centre

2006 Candidates:
CON:John Mazzilli
GRN:Stuart Smith
LIB:Joe Fontana (Incumbent)
MLP:Margaret Mondaca
NDP:Stephen Maynard
PCP:Rod Morley


 Riding Map
This southwestern Ontario riding is made up of the central portions of the city of London. It stretches from the London city limits in the north to the Thames River, Wharncliffe Road and Oxford Street West in the south. The area sits between Highbury Avenue North in the east of the city and Wonderland Road North in the west.

With the University of Western Ontario and the Victoria and St. Joseph hospitals in the riding, the health and education sectors are major employers. The hospitals are also two of the major medical teaching facilities in southwestern Ontario.

The average family income is $71,995 and unemployment is eight per cent. In this area, renters slightly exceed home owners.

The riding was originally created as London East in the 1966 redistribution. In 1996, London North Centre was created from 80 per cent of London East, 15 per cent of London West and less than one per cent of London-Middlesex. London North Centre was not changed in the 2004 redistribution.

Population: 107,672

Political History
In 2004, Liberal Joe Fontana retained his hold on the riding by defeating Conservative Tim Gatten and the NDP's Joe Swan. Fontana was first elected in London East in 1988. Paul Martin appointed Fontana minister of labour and housing in 2004.

London elected only two Liberals between 1904 and 1968. In 1968, Liberal Charles Turner was elected and held the riding for five terms. In 1984, Conservative Jim Jepson was elected MP for one term.

London East:
1968-1980 inclusive - LIB
1984 - PC
1988, 1993 - LIB

London North Centre:
1997, 2000, 2004 - LIB


John Mazzilli

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Birthplace: London, Ont.

Education: Attended the University of Western Ontario
Profession: Businessman

Career Background: Began business career at 15 with several landscaping contracts for commercial developments during the summer months. Joined a major real estate company in London, earned the prestigious Platinum Award for Excellence in Sales. In 2002, joined the office of the Chair of Management Board and Minister of Culture at Queen's Park. Self-employed and manages several residential and commercial properties in London

Electoral History
Party: Participated in several political campaigns federally and provincially. Managed a successful campaign for his brother, Frank, who was PC MPP for London-Fanshawe from 1999-2003
Federal: Defeated in London-Franshawe in 2004

Campaign Office:
121 Oxford Street East, Unit 5
London, Ont.
N6A 1T4
(519) 432-1514

Stuart Smith

Party: Green Party of Canada

Age: 34
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Alexandra
Children: Expecting their first child

Career Background: Partner in Global Drift, a small start-up import company, is a licenced real estate sales representative and is also working for Bell Canada in Client Services. Prior to his current positions, he held a number of senior sales and management roles in media related industries with companies such as News Canada and Southwest Television Advertising Sales. Recently accepted a short-term role as Business Development Co-ordinator with the Old East Village Business Improvement Area where he witnessed first-hand the effects of urban sprawl on small independently owned business.

Community Activities: Helping his wife create a Campus Greens chapter at the University of Western Ontario

Campaign Office:
Tel: (519) 433-1892
Fax: (519) 642-0401

Joe Fontana

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth Date: Jan. 13, 1950
Age: 55
Birthplace: Celera, Italy

Education:Studied engineering at the University of Waterloo in 1968-69, and business at the University of Western Ontario in 1970-71.
Profession: Consultant

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Vicky
Children: Joey, Michael, Jennifer

Career Background: Thirty years experience as a financial consultant; partner with life insurance firms

Electoral History
Municipal: Alderman and a controller with the city of London in the 1980s
Federal: Elected in London East in 1988, 1993; in London North Centre in 1997, 2000, 2004

Political History
Cabinet: July 2004 - Minister of Labour and Housing
Parliamentary Secretary: December 1993-February 1996: to the Minister of Transport; December 2003-July 2004- Parliamentary Secretary to the prime minister with special emphasis on small business and science and technology
Committee: Former Chair: Citizenship and Immigration (1999-2003) Former member: Procedure and House Affairs; Transport; Industry; Finance; Industry, Science and Technology member, Cabinet committees on: Domestic Affairs; Aboriginal Affairs
Caucus: Critic for Urban Affairs and Housing. Ontario Caucus chair. Headed Task Forces on VIA Rail, and the Economy and Recession. Former chair of the Southwestern Ontario Liberal Caucus. Liberal Caucus chair for three terms (Mar 20/96-Nov 2/99)

Riding Address:
620 Richmond Street
London, Ont.
(519) 663-9777

Ottawa Address:
Room 365 West Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 992-0805

Campaign Office:
590 Oxford St. East
London, Ont.
(519) 432-5065

Margaret Mondaca

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Steven Maynard

Party: New Democratic Party

Year of Birth: 1982
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ont.

Education: BA in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. Completing a degree in Civil Structural Engineering at University of Western Ontario

Community Activities: Active member of the Western New Democrats, Engineers Without Borders, Women's Issues Network and the Western Debating Society

Campaign Office:
(519) 433-4641
809 Dundas Street
London, Ont.

Rod Morley

Party: Progressive Canadian Party

Birthplace: Oakville, ON

Education: Courses in Urban Planning, Economics, Political Science and Business at the University of Western Ontario
Profession: Businessman

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Ruth Ann
Children: Two - a daughter and a son

Career Background: After working in sales and retail management, set up his own I.T. business six years ago

Community Activities: Has been a volunteer with the Northridge/Grenfell Community Association, the Urban League of London, and the Junior Achievement Stay-in-School Program. Established the Community Watch Program in his area

Electoral History
Federal: Involved with the former Progressive Conservative Party for over 23 years as an active party member, holding such positions as President of the London West PC Youth in the 1980s. Executive member of the London North Centre Progressive Conservative Riding Association. Joined the Progressive Canadian Party after the PC Party became part of the Conservative Party of Canada. Active member of the Progressive Canadian Party's National Council. Ran unsuccessully for the party in this riding in the 2004 general election

Riding Address:
743 Richmond St. N.
Suite #204 -6-6
London, ON N6A 3H2

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