291 Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam
This suburban riding lies north of the Fraser River and between Indian
Arm and the Indian River to the west, and Pitt Lake to the east. The city
of Port Coquitlam is here, along with the villages of Anmore and Belcarra,
Douglas and Boulder islands, and that part of Port Moody north of Guildford
Drive and Burrard Inlet. The Coquitlam reserve is also here.
The 2001 census counted 109,394 residents, more than one-third of whom are immigrants. Chinese-Canadians make up the largest ethnic group.
Major employers here include Imperial Oil and the CP Rail yards. The
average family income was $71,128 in 2001 and unemployment was 6.1 per
The riding was created in 1986 through the combination of sections of New Westminster-Coquitlam and Mission-Port Moody. Ten years later, the boundaries were readjusted, with a third of the residents leaving the riding and a large number being added from Mission-Coquitlam. In 2004, about one-quarter of the riding's population was carved away.
James Moore of the Conservatives was re-elected for a second term in 2004,
defeating Liberal Kwangyul Peck by 6,219 votes.
In 1993 and 1997, this riding was won by Reformer Sharon Hayes. She resigned
to take care of her ill husband, and in a March 1998 byelection, Liberal
Lou Sekora won by 1,089 votes. In the general election two years later,
Sekora was ousted by Moore, then running for the Canadian Alliance. The
difference was 11,694 ballots.
The former New Westminster-Coquitlam was held by New Democrats for most
of the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Mission-Port Moody was NDP in 1979 and 1980,
then went to the Tories in a 1983 byelection.
1988 - NDP
1993, 1997 - REF
Port Moody-Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam:
2000 - CA
Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam:
2004 - CON
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth date: June 10, 1976
Birthplace: New Westminster, B.C.
Education: BA in political science from the University of Northern B.C. and attended Douglas College for business administration, as well as the Justice Institute of British Columbia
Marital status: Single
Career background: He has worked at CKST AM 1040 in Vancouver, as communications adviser for the Official Opposition in Ottawa and specialized in fiscal and economic policy. In 1998, he briefly returned to broadcasting in Vancouver before moving to Prince George, B.C., to earn a degree in political science at the University of Northern B.C. While in Prince George, he continued in broadcasting by guest hosting at 550 CKPG and launching his own talk show, titled Behind the Headlines with James Moore.
Federal: Elected in Port Moody-Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam in 2000, elected in Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam in 2004
Committee: Former member: Environment and Sustainable Development; Transport. Vice-chair: Transport
Caucus: Former deputy Foreign Affairs and deputy National Revenue critic. Former Canadian Alliance Transport critic. Became the Conservative party Transport critic in January 2004
#308 - 1192 Lansdowne Dr., Coquitlam, B.C., V3E 1J7
Party: Green Party of Canada
Birth Date: Jan. 1973
Birthplace: Jasper, Alta.
Career Background: Worked as Special Education Assistant and Residential Care Worker over the last ten years
#236-202 Westhill Place, Port Moody B.C., V3H 1V2
Education: Degree in economics and political science from the University of Toronto
Profession: Financial professional
Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Jane
Career background: Has 18 years experience as a financial sales and service professional with companies such as the Four Seasons
Hotel, Canada Trust, Credit Unions and BC Tel. Served on the executive board for Conservative MP James Moore for two years
Community activities: Served as treasurer on a co-operative executive board, as a purchaser and planner on the maintenance
committee of a strata council, on the building committee of Coquitlam Presbyterian Church, on the pastors' advisory board of Mission
Foursquare Church and as a Sunday School Teacher
Provincial: Was Treasurer and Finance critic for the B.C. Unity party for four years
P.O. Box 78028, Port Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 7H5
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Linda
Career Background: Owned and managed a construction and engineering firm
Community Activities: Volunteer for Kinsmen for more than 20 years. Volunteer for Scouting for more than 20 years;
member of the Scout Guild. Member on the Board of the Greater Vancouver Regional District for 15 years. Chairman of the GVRD Waste
Committee, Riverview Hospital and the Coquitlam Heritage Trust
Muncipal: Elected to Coquitlam Council (1988). Mayor of Coquitlam (1998-2005)
3215 St. John's, St Port Moody, B.C., V3H 2E1
Party: Libertarian Party of Canada
Birthplace: Chilliwack, BC
Profession: Small-business owner
Marital Status: Married
Career Background: Owns three small businesses in Port Coquitlam
Mary Woo Sims
Party: New Democratic Party
Profession: Human rights worker
Career background: She is a former chief commissioner of the B.C. Human Rights Commission and is a partner with Ardent Consulting Canada, a firm that deals with human rights.
Community activities: She served as the Canadian representative on the Board of International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies