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
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
Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Kelly
Career background: Vice President Del Mastro Motors Ltd.
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
633 Aylmer Street North,
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3X2
Tel: (705) 745-4389
Birth Date: Oct. 28, 1947
Birthplace: Peterborough, Ont.
Education: BA in English from the University of Western Ontario
Marital Status: Divorced
Children: One daughter
Career Background: Has worked as a farmer, a bartender, in construction, and as a mail service worker
Provincial: Defeated in Peterborough in 1999 and 2003
Federal: Defeated in Peterborough in 2000
147 Lake Street
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birthplace: Peterborough, Ont.
Education: Certificate of General Social Work, Renison College, University of Waterloo
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: David
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
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)
140 King Street
Party: Marijuana Party
Birth date: Nov. 10, 1985
Birthplace: Halifax, N.S.
Education: Student at Trent University majoring in History
Career background: Treeplanter
3 Dennistoun Ave.,
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 5P8
Tel: (705) 745-9772
Party: New Democratic Party
Birth Date: 1944
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