242 Calgary Centre
This central Calgary riding runs between Bow Trail Southwest, 9th Avenue Southwest, Crowchild Trail Southwest and the Bow River in the north, Glenmore Trail and Highway 8 in the south, the CP Rail line in the east and Sarcee Trail Southwest in the west.
Nearly 21 per cent of people in this riding are immigrants, with a wide
range of ethnocultural groups represented.
The service sector is the major employer here. Nearly 24 per cent of
residents hold a university degree. Average family income was $85,530
in 2001, and unemployment was 5.1 per cent.
This riding was created in 2004, bringing together nearly 71,000 residents
from Calgary Centre with 38,889 from Calgary West and 7,578 from Calgary
In 2004, Conservative candidate Lee Richardson defeated Liberal Julie
The former Calgary Centre was Tory territory from 1968 to 1993, and was
dominated for 21 of those years by Harvie Andre, who held a number of
cabinet positions in PC governments. The Reform took over in 1993 and
1997. In 2000, the Tories returned, with then-leader Joe Clark unseating
Eric Lowther by 4,304 votes.
1968-1988 - PC
1993, 1997 - REF
2000 - PC
Calgary South Centre:
2004 - CON
Trevor William Grover
Party: Canadian Action Party
Birth Date: April 24, 1979
Birthplace: Red Deer, Alta.
Education: Pursued acting at Red Deer College
Career Background: Was an instructor at Young Drivers of Canada, then a trainer with Schlumberger OFS
Worked as a volunteer on the federal and Alberta elections of 2004
Jocelyn Marjorie Grover
205, 1702 23 ave. SW
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth date: Oct. 31, 1947
Birthplace: North Battleford, Sask.
Education: Holds a B.Comm from the University of Calgary and a B.Econ from the University of Alberta
Profession: Business person
Marital Status: Widower
Children: Mike, Jill and Jane
Career background: Began his career at CIBC in the late 1960s. He was an executive assistant to both John Diefenbaker and to the Alberta minister of industry and commerce. He was secretary to Cabinet in Alberta, and was also executive assistant, then executive director, to the office of the premier of Alberta. In the 1980s, he was deputy chief of staff to Brian Mulroney as Opposition Leader, and then was the director of scheduling, tour and special projects for the PMO. Currently, he is president of Lee Richardson Financial Corporation, involved in corporate finance and investment banking. He is a director and past chairman of ACD Systems International Inc., the developer of ACDSee image-viewing and management software.
Community activities: Served on the board of directors for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics and has been a past committee chairman of the Calgary Stampede
Federal: First elected in Calgary Southeast in 1988; defeated in 1993. Elected in Calgary South Centre in 2004
Parliament: Parliamentary secretary to the minister of Communications in February 1991; to the minister of Transport, from May 1991 to September 1993
5707 MacLeod Tr. SW
Room 763 Confed Bldg
House of Commons
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Year of Birth: 1970
Birthplace: Calgary, Alta.
Education: Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary. Completed two courses at BCIT in Photovoltaics
Career Background: Owns a consulting firm that is a corporate member of the United States Green Building Council.
Worked for Western Canada's leading solar energy solutions provider and also consulted in industrial electronics.
Was invited by Natural Resources Canada to attend the International Energy Association Task V workshop in the Netherlands as one of
Canada's eleven key experts in Photovoltaics
Municipal: Was chief financial officer for the Green candidate for Calgary North Hill
Federal: Defeated in Calgary-Nose Hill in 2004
Phone: (403) 244-8246
Fax: (403) 209-0857
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Education: Bachelor of architecture from McGill University. Graduated with the RAIC medal in architecture in 1982
Profession: Restaurant owner
Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Fred Richards
Career background: Practised architecture in Calgary and Vancouver before returning to Calgary permanently. She owns and operates two restaurants, Ed's and Embarcadero. Spent a lot of time in South Asia working with a company that provides safe drinking water through a filter manufacturing plant in Bangladesh using Canadian technology
Community activities: Served as president and director of the Erlton Community Association, chairman and board member of the Victoria Crossing Business Revitalization zone, board member of the Calgary Alpha house society, charter member of the Calgary Korean Lions' Club. She is also experienced in adjudication, having served on the Calgary Development Appeal Board and the Calgary Planning Commission as well as the Alberta Municipal Government Board.
109 17th Avenue SW
Party: New Democratic Party
Education: Holds a BA in English from Acadia University.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Barbara Kinnie
Career background: Lighting designer and production manager for Alberta Theatre Projects. Well-known member of Calgary's cultural community and environmental activist
Community activities: Co-founder of the Calgary chapter of the Sierra Club of Canada, initiator and member of the City of Calgary pesticide best practices committee, board member of the Urban Eden Institute, treasurer of the Chinook Group and vice-chair for the prairie chapter of the Sierra Club of Canada
Federal: Defeated in Calgary Southeast in 2004