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DISTRICT: Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Chuck StrahlCON2684255.99% X
Malcolm JamesNDP1001520.89%
Myra SweeneyLIB810616.91%
Ed BayeGRN19294.02%
Ron GrayCHP9351.95%
Dorothy-Jean O'DonnellML1140.24%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 228 of 228 polls reporting

Ridings

275 Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon

2006 Candidates:
CHP:Ron Gray
CON:Chuck Strahl (Incumbent)
GRN:Ed Baye
LIB:Myra Sweeney
MLP:Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell
NDP:Malcolm James


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
Situated in the Lower Mainland, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon runs north from the U.S. border along the Fraser River, and includes the Harrison River/Lake valley north to Pemberton. The riding contains the city of Chilliwack, the district municipalities of Lillooet, Hope and Kent, and the villages of Pemberton and Harrison Hot Springs.

There are a number of First Nations reserves and the aboriginal population is about eight per cent. Another 13 per cent are immigrants.

Major industries in the riding are manufacturing, the service sector and retail. Unemployment was 9.5 per cent in 2001 and the average family income was $55,059.

This riding was created in 2004 by combining about half of Fraser Valley with portions of Cariboo-Chilcotin, Dewdney-Alouette, Okanagan-Coquihalla and West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast.

Population: 103,716

Political History
This was Social Credit territory through most of the 1950s and 1960s, and Tory country in the 1970s and 1980s. After that, the Fraser Valley area went to the Reform/Canadian Alliance's Chuck Strahl. His 2004 win over Liberal Rollie Keith was by 14,852 votes.

Fraser Valley:
1921 - LIB
1925-35 inclusive - CON
1940-49 inclusive - LIB
1953, 1957 - SC
1958 - PC
1962, 1963, 1965 - SC

Fraser Valley East:
1968 - LIB
1972-88 inclusive - PC
1993, 1997 - REF
2000 - CA

Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon:
2004 - CON




CANDIDATE PROFILES


Ron Gray

Party: Christian Heritage Party of Canada

Profession: Journalist

Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Janet
Children: Nine children, including adopted, step and foster children, and 12 grandchildren

Career background: He has worked for the Vancouver Sun, the Chilliwack B.C. Progress, the B.C. Review, the Fiji Times and the B.C. Report.

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Etobicoke North in the 1996 byelection; defeated in Hull-Aylmer in 1997 as the Christian Heritage Party candidate; and defeated in 2000. Defeated in Perth Middlesex in the May 2003 byelection. Defeated in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon in 2004

Riding Address:
Tel: (604) 859-9851
leader@chp.ca
www.chp.ca/nationalLeaders


Chuck Strahl

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Birth date: Feb. 25, 1957
Age: 48
Birthplace: New Westminster, B.C.

Education: Attended classes at Trinity Western University
Profession: Businessman

Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Deb
Children: Karina, Mark, Loni and Kyla; three grandchildren

Career background: Was a partner of Cheam Construction, a logging and road-building firm

Community activities: Was a member of the local theatre, the Chilliwack Player's Guild, a member of the Fraser Valley Rotary Club, and has served the community through his church, Rotary Club and other organizations

Electoral History
Federal: Incumbent in this riding. Elected in Fraser Valley East in 1993, in Fraser Valley in 1997 and 2000 and in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon in 2004

Political History
Committee: Former vice-chair of special committee on the modernization and improvement of the procedures of the House of Commons. Former member of Procedure and House Affairs; Fisheries and Oceans; Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Natural Resources; Canadian Heritage; Industry, Science and Technology. Vice-chair of Procedure and House Affairs. Member of Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources
Caucus: Former deputy caucus co-ordinator. Former critic for Public Service; Natural Resources; Heritage (Culture/Economics); Industry. Former chief whip. From September 2001 to April 2002, he sat in a parliamentary coalition in the House of Commons, serving as deputy leader and Industry critic. Former deputy House leader and House leader. Became the Conservative party's critic for Indian Affairs and Northern Development (Northern Economic Development) in January 2004

Riding Address:
Tel.: (604) 792-4070
45820 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack, B.C.
office@conservative-cfc.ca
www.chuckstrahl.com

Ed Baye

Party: Green Party of Canada

Riding Address:
(604) 793-9341
ebaye@greenparty.ca

Myra Sweeney

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth Date: 1974
Birthplace: Winnipeg

Education: BA, University of Victoria
Profession: Parole officer

Career Background: Before becoming a parole officer, served as a corrections officer at the Kent Institution. Worked for the RCMP in various departments before attending university

Community activities: Volunteered with the UBC Model United Nations

Riding Address:
Unit 120, 44488 South Sumas Road
Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 5M3
Tel.:(604) 824-8733

www.liberal.ca




Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Profession: Lawyer











Malcolm James

Party: New Democratic Party

Profession: Teacher

Career background: Currently teaches at the Sto:lo Adult Education Centre in School District 33. Has worked as a contract archeologist and with various levels of government. Also farms

Community activities: An executive on the Farmer's Institute. Has been active on environmental issues

Political History
Party: President of the Chilliwack-Kent NDP Constituency Association since 2000

Riding Address:
8987 Yale Road
Chilliwack, BC V2P 4R9
(604) 793-0699
(604) 793-7062 (fax)
www.ndp.ca/malcolmjames/welcome


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ELECTION RESULTSDetails>
1241035129
Total Elected and Leading
CON124036.27%
LIB103030.23%
BQ51010.48%
NDP29017.48%
IND10.52%
OTH005.02%

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