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DISTRICT: Peterborough
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Dean Del MastroCON2277435.9% X
Diane LloydLIB2053232.37%
Linda SlavinNDP1628625.68%
Brent WoodGRN32055.05%
Aiden WiechulaMP4550.72%
Bob BowersIND1790.28%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 256 of 256 polls reporting


178 Peterborough

2006 Candidates:
CON:Dean Del Mastro
GRN:Brent Wood
IND:Bob Bowers
LIB:Diane Lloyd
MP:Aiden Wiechula
NDP:Linda Slavin


 Riding Map
This central Ontario riding contains the city of Peterborough and part of Peterborough County. It stretches between Rice Lake and the Trent River in the south and Buckhorn Lake and Stony Lake in the north. The communities of Havelock, Norwood and Lakefield and the Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation reserves are in the riding.

Peterborough is home to Trent University. Manufacturing, the service sector, health sector and tourism all contribute to employment in the area. Average family income is $60,921 and unemployment is 7.4 per cent.

The riding was established in 1952. In 2004, the western border around Highway 7 near Peterborough was changed. There was no change in 1986 or 1996.

Political History
In 2004, Liberal Peter Adams defeated Conservative James Jackson, winning his fourth term in office.

This riding has elected both Liberals and Conservatives over the past half century, and a founder of the New Democratic Party, Walter Pitman, as a New Party candidate in the 1960 byelection.

PC Fred Stenson won in 1962 and 1963. Liberal Hugh Faulkner was elected to four terms, beginning in 1965. He was appointed secretary of state in 1972, minister of state for science and technology in 1976 and minister of Indian affairs and northern development. In 1979, he was defeated by PC Bill Domm, who held office until 1993.

1953, 1957, 1958 - PC
1960 byelection - NP
1962, 1963 - PC
1965-74 inclusive - LIB
1979-88 inclusive - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - LIB


Dean Del Mastro

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: University of Windsor
Profession: Businessman

Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Kelly

Career background: Vice President Del Mastro Motors Ltd.

Riding contact:
(705) 876-0728
standupforcanada@deandelmastro.ca http://www.deandelmastro.ca

Brent Wood

Party: Green Party of Canada

Birthplace: Burlington, Ont.

Education: Ph.D. University of Toronto; M.A. Trent University
Profession: University Instructor

Career Background: Faculty Member in the English Department at Trent University

Community Activities: Executive Member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees local 3908, representing contract Faculty at Trent University. Sits on the City Parks and Recreation Board, and is an editorial member of www.peterboroughcollective.org, a local online public affairs journal

Riding Address:
633 Aylmer Street North,
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3X2
Tel: (705) 745-4389

Bob Bowers

Party: Independent

Birth Date: Oct. 28, 1947
Age: 58
Birthplace: Peterborough, Ont.

Education: BA in English from the University of Western Ontario

Profession: Retired

Marital Status: Divorced
Children: One daughter

Career Background: Has worked as a farmer, a bartender, in construction, and as a mail service worker

Electoral History
Provincial: Defeated in Peterborough in 1999 and 2003
Federal: Defeated in Peterborough in 2000

Campaign Office:
(705) 876-0066
147 Lake Street
Peterborough, Ont.
K9K 2H2

Diane Lloyd

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birthplace: Peterborough, Ont.

Education: Certificate of General Social Work, Renison College, University of Waterloo
Profession: Businesswoman

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: David
Children: Three

Career Background: She was in charge of cost accounting and personnel departments at Westclox Canada from 1973 to 2002 and works in real estate.

Community Activities: Chair and budget chair of the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. Volunteered with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Peterborough Legion Track Club and has been a board member and coach with the Trent Swim Club, Kawartha Gymnastics Club and Lakefield Figure Skating Club

Electoral History
Party: President of the Peterborough Federal Liberal Association for eight years; selected to Chair the Annual General Meeting of the Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario)

Riding Address:
140 King Street
Suite 101
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 7Z8

Aiden Wiechula

Party: Marijuana Party

Birth date: Nov. 10, 1985
Age: 20.
Birthplace: Halifax, N.S.

Education: Student at Trent University majoring in History
Profession: Student.

Career background: Treeplanter

Riding Address:
3 Dennistoun Ave.,
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 5P8
Tel: (705) 745-9772
marijuanapartyptbo@hotmail.com http://ptbovotemarijuana.blogspot.com

Linda Slavin

Party: New Democratic Party

Birth Date: 1944
Birthplace: Vancouver

Education: BA from the University of Toronto and later studied at the Université de Nancy in France, the University of California Berkeley and Trent University
Profession: School teacher

Career Background: Teacher in elementary and secondary schools. International Manager of INSTRUCT at Trent University. Co-organized conferences for Canadian students on international issues. Community Program Coordinator at the Kawartha World Issues Centre from 1987 to 1995

Community Activities: Chair of the Peterborough Coalition for Social Justice. Chair of the Peterborough Living-Wage, Living-Income Coalition. Chair of the Women's Events Committee and the Persons Day Committee. Member of the boards of the Community Race Relations Committee and the Peterborough Social Planning Council. Volunteer with Kawartha Ploughshares and the Stop the Cameras Coalition. Initiator of the Mother Courage project. Founding member of the Peterborough Sustainable Development Committee

Riding contact:
Tel: 705-741-3244

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