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DISTRICT: Calgary Centre-North
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Jim PrenticeCON3117456% X
John ChanNDP934116.78%
Matthew MoodyLIB762813.7%
Mark MacGillivrayGRN657311.81%
Michael FalconarIND3830.69%
Doug DokisFPP2060.37%
Margaret Peggy AskinML1940.35%
James S. KohutCAP1680.3%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 257 of 257 polls reporting


243 Calgary Centre-North

2006 Candidates:
CAP:James S. Kohut
CON:Jim Prentice (Incumbent)
FPNP:Doug Dokis
GRN:Mark Andrew MacGillivray
IND:Michael Falconar
LIB:Matthew Moody
MLP:Margaret Peggy Askin
NDP:John Chan


 Riding Map
This riding is situated between Calgary-Nose Hill and Calgary Northeast. It runs from the Bow River in the south to Berkshire Boulevard Northwest, 14th Street Northwest and John Laurie Boulevard in the north, and from the Deerfoot Trail Northeast and Beddington Trail Northeast in the east to Shaganappi Trail Northwest and Crowchild Trail Northwest in the west.

More than 18 per cent of the people here are immigrants, including significant Chinese and Italian populations.

The service sector is the main employer. Education levels are high, with more than 19 per cent of residents holding a university degree. The average family income was $70,223 in 2001 and unemployment was 4.8 per cent.

This riding was formed in 2004, by combining large swaths of Calgary Nose Hill and Calgary Centre with a somewhat smaller section of Calgary Northeast.

Population: 117,252

Political History
In 2004, Conservative Jim Prentice defeated Liberal Cathy McCluskey in Calgary North Centre by 17,050 votes.

The former Calgary Centre riding went to the Reform party in 1993 and 1997, but in 2000 it was won by then-Tory leader Joe Clark, who upset incumbent Eric Lowther by 4,304 votes. Clark's victory was a comeback for the riding's Tories, who had held the seat from 1968 to 1993. For 21 of those years, the MP was Harvie Andre, who held a number of cabinet portfolios.

In Calgary-Nose Hill, Diane Ablonczy has won since 1993, representing the Reform (1993 and 1997), Canadian Alliance (2000) and Conservative (2004) parties.

Calgary North Centre:
2004 - CON


James S. Kohut

Party: Canadian Action Party

Age: 41
Birthplace: Calgary, Alta.

Education: Business administration diploma from SAIT. Studied petroleum geology technology at SAIT. Holds ski area operations and management certificate from Selkirk College
Profession: Junior pipeline surveyor

Marital Status: Single

Career Background: Has worked in the oil patch since 1981. Worked in seismic, geological well logging, reservoir technology, and petroleum labs. For the last decade, has been working in the pipeline and facilities surveying industry

Political History
Party: Was a member of the National Party of Canada. Was also a member of the Green Party
Municipal: Ran as an alderman in Ward 6 in 2004
Provincial: Defeated in Calgary-Glenmore as a Green Party candidate in 2001. Defeated in Calgary-West as a Green Party candidate in 2004
Federal: Defeated in Calgary-Southeast as a Green Party candidate in 2000. Defeated in Calgary Southwest as a Green Party candidate in the 2001 byelection. Defeated in Calgary-West in 2004 as a Canadian Action Party candidate

Campaign Office:
4520 Avenue Northwest
Montgomery, Alta.
T3B 0T8
(403) 286-7669

Jim Prentice

Party:Conservative Party of Canada

Birth date: July 20, 1956
Age: 49
Birthplace: South Porcupine, Ont.

Education: B.Comm from the University of Alberta and a law degree from Dalhousie University
Profession: Lawyer

Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Karen
Children: Christina, Cassia and Kate

Career background: Has practised law for over 20 years. He is a partner in the law firm Rooney Prentice and specializes in property rights and has handled a number of relocations, environmental protection suits, and cases arising from restricted development areas. Served as a Commissioner of the Indian Claims Commission of Canada for 10 years. He has owned and operated weekly newspapers, and has been part owner of a retail business in Canmore. He has been also been involved in real estate - the developer of acreage developments, commercial developments, and highway-commercial lands.

Community activities: Served for seven years on the board of directors at Calgary Winter Club, including stints as president and chairman. He is an active member and volunteer leader in the Grace Presbyterian Church. He has volunteered as an advocate for learning-disabled kids. He also coached kids hockey, including one team that went to the championships

Electoral History
Federal: Elected in Calgary North Centre in 2004

Political History
Committee: Member: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Caucus: Critic for Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Member, CON Energy Caucus

Riding address:
105-1318 Centre St NE.
Calgary, Alta.

Ottawa address:
Room 760 Confed Bldg
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.

Campaign Office: 521 - 54th Avenue N.W.
(403) 292-7365

Doug Dokis

Party: First Peoples National Party of Canada

Career Background: Currently works as the Manager of Chinook Lodge Aboriginal Resource Centre at SAIT Polytechnic Institute

Community Activities: Has worked with youth at risk, both as a front line youth/family worker, as well as a family advocate, and an instructor in the Child and Youth Care Program at Mount Royal College for five years. Provided Aboriginal engagement seminars to social agencies and Calgary's corporate sector, as well as facilitating men's groups for Sheriff King Shelter

Campaign Address:
(403) 283-5878
cell (403) 510-9167

Mark Andrew MacGillivray

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Profession: Business person

Career background: Has worked for five years in the field of budget and sales analysis with telecommunications and publishing companies. Was instrumental in organizing the first annual Official Earth Day Kickoff. His interests also include community theatre. Has worked with Broad Minds Theatre Productions and Scorpio Productions as a director and actor and is an active member of the Sierra Club

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Calgary North Centre in 2004

Campaign Address:
408 18A Street North-West
Calgary, Alta.
T2N 2H2
(403) 667-4695

Michael Falconar

Party: Independent

Birth Date: May 12, 1959
Age: 46
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alta.

Education: B. Ed. University of Alberta, double major in industrial arts (shop) and outdoor education. Registered Locksmith
Profession: Realtor

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Bernadette
Children: Two

Career Background: Senior survival instructor at the Blue Lake Centre. Ran his own locksmith company and worked as an alarm technician. Worked for 15 years as a public school shop teacher. Currently a commercial and residential realtor

Community Activities: Soccer coach. Also helped with junior forest wardens

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Calgary North-Centre in 2004

Campaign Address:

Matthew Moody

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birthplace: England

Education: Studied marketing and management at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse:Sylvia
Children: Two daughters - Lia and Emily.

Career background: President and Owner of a food development company; directing and consulting on food manufacturing, marketing, procurement and safe food plan development. Started first business as a teen.

Community activities: Member of Alberta Fremason since 1999, board member of Good Shepherd Moravian Church from 1999 to 2000. He volunteers through his church and business to help Calgary's homeless. He has served as a church board member and is a current board member of the Huntington Hills Community Association.

Campaign Office:
704 41 Avenue NE
Calgary, Alta.
(403) 539-9586

Margaret Peggy Askin

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Birth Date: Aug. 18, 1945
Age: 60
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alta.

Education: B. Ed. from the University of Alberta
Profession: Retired telecommunications worker

Children: Two

Career Background: Worked for Telus for 27 years. Earlier taught elementary and junior high school

Community Activities: Was president of the Telecommunications Workers Union local 203. Co-chair of the women's committee for the Calgary and District Labour Council. Organizer for take back the night. Founding member of the Women's Program Centre at the University of Alberta

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in 1997, 2000 and 2004

Campaign Address:
(403) 283-7054

John Chan

Party: New Democratic Party

Career background: Employed as a compliance inspector with Alberta Environment. Served as a consultant to the Alberta Multiculturalism Commission and the Alberta Teachers' Association. Extensive experience in non-governmental organizations, including the Mennonite Centre, Canadian Hunger Foundation, Sombrilla Refugee Support Society, Canada World Youth, International Youth for Peace and Social Justice. Served as a Program Co-ordinator for various NGOs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Served as chair of the Americas Policy Group of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation. Member of the executive council of the Alberta Council for Global Co-operation. Served on the executives of a number of volunteer organizations, including Change for Children, the Centre for International Alternatives, the Alberta Round Table on Sustainable Environment and Economy and the United Nations World Food Day Association of Canada. Served as a lieutenant in the Canadian Armed Forces

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Calgary North Centre in 2004

Campaign Office:
(403) 265-4NDP

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