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DISTRICT: Oak Ridges-Markham
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Lui TemelkovskiLIB3508347.06% X
Bob CallowCON2868338.47%
Pamela CourtotNDP73679.88%
Steve ArmesGRN34234.59%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 289 of 289 polls reporting

Ridings

166 Oak Ridges-Markham

2006 Candidates:
CON:Robert Callow
GRN:Steve Armes
LIB:Lui Temelkovski (Incumbent)
NDP:Pamela Courtot


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This southern Ontario riding, north of Toronto, has been created because of rapid growth in York region.

The riding contains the town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and part of King Township lying south of Highway 9. It also contains part of Richmond Hill northeast of Gamble Road, Yonge Street and Elgin Mills Road East and part of the Town of Markham northeast of 16th Avenue, McCowan Road and Highway 7.

In the 2001 census, the immigrant population was 34 per cent with 14 per cent saying they are Chinese and 8.6 per cent Italian. Manufacturing and the retail trade are major employers. Average family income is $100,369 and unemployment is 4.2 per cent.

The riding of Oak Ridges-Markham was created in the 2004 redistribution from 37 per cent of Oak Ridges, 21 per cent of Markham and parts of Vaughan-King-Aurora and York North.

Population: 111,256

Political History
In 2004, Liberal Lui Temelkovski defeated Conservative Bob Callow by 11,252 votes. In 2000 in Oak Ridges, Liberal Bryon Wilfert defeated Callow, who was then running for the Canadian Alliance.

In 2000 in Markham, Liberal John McCallum defeated Jim Jones of the Canadian Alliance. McCallum was secretary of state for international financial institutions and minister of national defence in 2002. In 2003, Paul Martin named him minister of veterans affairs. He became minister of national revenue in 2004.

2004 - LIB

 




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Robert Callow

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Profession: Businessman

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Olga
Children: Four

Career Background: Founder, president and owner of Budget Propane Corporation. Co=founded Municipal Gas Corp., and served as the company's president and part-owner. During his 30 years in the energy industry, he spent 16 years in executive positions at companies in Alberta, B.C., Ontario and the Northwest Territories. He was also president and a board member of the Ontario Natural Gas Association, the director of the Canadian Gas Association and the Canadian Gas Research Institute.

Community Activities: He was the vice-president of the Aurora Highlands Rate Payers Assocation, a corporate sponsor of organizations such as the United Way and a member of a community education committee.

Electoral History
Party: Chair of three Frank Klees campaigns. Former president of York Mackenzie and Vaughan-King-Aurora PC associations. A founding member of Ontario PC Policy Advisory Council Process

Federal: Defeated as a Canadian Alliance in Oak Ridges in 2000
Defeated in Oak Ridges-Markham in 2004

Riding Address:
Tel.: 1-866-636-9800
39 Main Street North, Markham, Ont., L3P 1X3
bob@bobcallow.com
www.bobcallow.com

Lui Temelkovski

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth Date: Oct. 4, 1954
Age: 51
Birthplace: Macedonia

Education: BA from McMaster University
Profession: Salesman

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Loretta
Children: Alexander, Tanya, Sandy and Christian

Career Background: Prior to his election, he was employed with Freedom 55 Financial. He began his career with London Life in 1984 as a sales adviser and progressively moved towards his current position as Director of Advisor Development with Freedom 55 Financial. Member of the Markham Board of Trade

Community Activities: Member of the Ontario Advisory Council on Multiculturalism and Citizenship advising the Ontario Government on issues related to multiculturalism. Helped in the creation of local youth soccer league

Electoral History
Party: Associated with the federal and provincial Liberal parties for more than 20 years
Federal: Elected in Oak Ridges-Markham in 2004

Riding Address:
5762 Highway 7
Suite 207
Markham, Ont.


Pamela Courtot

Party: New Democratic Party

Education: Science degree in environmental and energy policy from York University, MBA from York's Schulich School of Business and received the Bertrand Gertstien Scholarship in 1994
Profession: Businesswoman

Children: Two daughters

Career Background: Owns and operates a business, worked in the private sector as a marketing and communications professional and currently acts as a consultant to non-profit organizations

Community Activities: Sits on the Board of the Community Legal Clinic of York Region

Electoral History
Party: Provincial Secretary for the Oak Ridges NDP. Ontario NDP Provincial Council Delegate
Provincial: Defeated in Oak Ridges in 2003
Federal: Defeated in Oak Ridges-Markham in 2004



Steve Armes

Party: Green Party of Canada

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Rebekah
Children: Two sons

Career Background: Background in sales, marketing and communications in the technology and software industries

Community Activities: Involved for several years in coaching minor league sports and other local activities. Campaigner for several charitable and environmental causes

Telephone: (905) 773-9431



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

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