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DISTRICT: New Westminster-Coquitlam
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Dawn BlackNDP1942738.32% X
Paul ForsethCON1649432.53%
Joyce MurrayLIB1193123.53%
Sven BiggsGRN14962.95%
Paul WarnettIND11742.32%
Dick EsteyIND1230.24%
Joseph TheriaultML540.11%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 239 of 239 polls reporting

Ridings

286 New Westminster-Coquitlam

2006 Candidates:
CON:Paul Forseth (Incumbent)
GRN:Sven Biggs
IND:Dick Estey
IND: Paul Warnett
LIB: Joyce Murray
MLP:Joseph Theriault
NDP:Dawn Black


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This riding, containing parts of New Westminster and Port Moody, encompasses the area between the Fraser River in the south, Burrard Inlet in the north, the Coquitlam River in the east, and 10th Avenue and North Road in the west.

The 2001 census counted 109,301 residents, of whom nearly 29 per cent were immigrants. Ethnic groups include Chinese, East Indian and Italian.

The primary employers here are retail, manufacturing and the service sector. Nearly 14 per cent of residents had a university degree, the census found; 7.3 per cent were unemployed. The average family income was $68,407.

New Westminster-Burnaby was established in 1986. The name changed to New Westminister-Coquitlam-Burnaby in 1996. In 2004, New Westminster-Coquitlam was formed by combining a large swath of New Westminster-Coquitlam-Burnaby with about one-quarter of Port Moody-Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam.

Population: 109,301

Political History
For the past 12 years, this area has been represented by Paul Forseth. He won under the Reform banner in 1993, edging out his Liberal opponent by a mere 814 votes. In 1997 his margin was 1,848 votes, and in 2000 he defeated Liberal Lee Rankin by more than 6,000 votes. In 2004, Forseth squeaked past Steve McClurg of the NDP, with a margin of just 113 votes, to win for the Conservatives.

Before Forseth, the NDP reigned in this region, winning all but one election since 1962. Pauline Jewett was the MP here from 1979 to 1988. Fellow New Democrat Dawn Black replaced her in 1988.

New Westminister-Coquitlam-Burnaby:
1997 - REF
2000 - CA

New Westminster-Coquitlam:
2004 - CON




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Paul Forseth

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Birth Date: Dec. 14, 1946
Age: 58
Birthplace: Vancouver, B.C.

Education: Holds a B.Ed. from the University of British Columbia and a certificate in public administration from the University of Victoria
Profession: Probation officer

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Maureen
Children: Two adult children

Career Background: From 1972-93, he was a probation officer and family court counsellor, a youth offender youth worker, and a counsellor and officer of the court for the provincial attorney general's office.

Electoral History
Federal: Elected in New Westminster-Burnaby in 1993, in New Westminster-Coquitlam-Burnaby in 1997 and 2000. Elected in New Westminster-Coquitlam in 2004.

Political History
Committee: Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Riding Contact:
(604) 525-2003



Sven Biggs

Party: Green Party of Canada

Riding Contacts:
(604) 325-5144
sbiggs@greenparty.ca



Dick Estey

Party: Independent

Campaign Contact:
(604) 524-9092



Paul Warnett

Party: Independent

Age: 30

Education: BA (Simon Fraser University), LLB (University of British Columbia)
Profession: Lawyer

Career Background: Practices civil law with Webster Hudson & Akerly in Vancouver

Community Activities: Law Students Legal Advice Program, providing legal advice to low income clients - 1997 to 2000

Riding Contacts:
(778) 836-3566
paul@paulwarnett.ca
www.paulwarnett.ca/index.html



Joyce Murray

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Education: MBA from Simon Fraser University
Profession: Business administrator

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Dirk
Children: Baba, Erik and Dawn

Career Background: Founding partner of Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd., designs and leads training seminars. Served as MLA in the B.C. provincial legislature

Electoral History
Provincial: Elected as an MLA for New Westminster, B.C. in 2001
Political History
Cabinet: Appointed provincial Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection in 2001
Committee: Served on the Lands & Resources committee of Forest Renewal BC

Riding Contact:
(604) 522-9731



Joseph Theriault

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party

Campaign Contact:
(778) 772-8550



Dawn Black

Party: New Democratic Party

Birth Date: April 1, 1943
Age: 62
Birthplace: Vancouver, B.C.

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

Career Background: Executive Assistant to Pauline Jewett, MP prior to her election in 1988. Initiated Private Members' Bill to recognize December 6th as a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Participated in democracy training missions to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia and Vietnam

Community Activities: Member of the Board of the Justice Institute of B.C., Member of the Board of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Vancouver. Co-Chair of 2002 Ismaili Walk for Charity

Electoral History
Federal: Elected in New Westminster-Burnaby in 1988, defeated in 1993

Riding Address:
G-562 Clarke Road
Coquitlam, BC
(604)582-8683
dawnblack@ndp.ca
www.ndp.ca/dawnblack



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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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