• Riding: St. Paul's 
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    Anita Agrawal

  • Candidate: Anita Agrawal
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 30
  • Profession: Manager of her family's manufacturing and exporting business.
  • About: Ran unsuccessfully for the NDP in the Etobicoke Centre riding in the 2007 Ontario provincial election, coming third, with 8. 36 per cent of the vote. A member of organizations and groups including the Sierra Club, Equal Voice, the Toronto Vegetarian Association and SAVAC, the South Asian Visual Arts Centre, in Toronto.


  • Riding: Carleton-Mississippi Mills 
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    Paul Arbour

  • Candidate: Paul Arbour
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 29
  • Profession: Systems engineer at Nortel
  • About: Member and former director of the Orpheus Musical Theatre Society, and the Archdiocese of Ottawa’s marriage preparation team. Past president of the Nortel Network Ottawa Toastmasters Club.


  • Riding: Oak Ridges-Markham 
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    Andy Arifin

  • Candidate: Andy Arifin
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 23
  • Profession: Recent political science graduate from York University
  • About: Ran unsuccessfully for the NDP in Markham-Unionville in the 2007 provincial election, coming third with 7.32 per cent of the vote.


  • Riding: Hamilton Mountain 
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    Tyler Banham

  • Candidate: Tyler Banham
  • Party: Liberal party
  • Age: 30
  • Profession: Lawyer and co-founder of website design company
  • About: Has  more than 17 years of political experience. In high school, he worked for the late Dominic Agostino, the former MPP for Hamilton East. He has also worked for prime ministers Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin and former finance minister Ralph Goodale.


  • Riding: Pickering-Scarborough East 
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    Jason Becevello

  • Candidate: Jason Becevello
  • Party: Green party
  • Age: 25
  • Profession: Assistant underwriter at large insurance company
  • About: Involved with Junior Achievement, an international organization dedicated to teaching students about the workforce, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, regularly speaking to Grade 8 students and helping out with a high school program.


  • Riding: Peterborough 
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    Emily Berrigan

  • Candidate: Emily Berrigan
  • Party: Green party
  • Age: 21
  • Profession: Student, planning to attend Ryerson University
  • About: Former member of the board of directors of Families Against Radiation Exposure and has helped promote awareness of the dangers of uranium processing in the Peterborough area.


  • Riding: Barrie 
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    Patrick Brown

  • Candidate: Patrick Brown
  • Party: Conservative party
  • Age: 30
  • Profession: Incumbent, lawyer
  • About: First elected to municipal council in 2000 and re-elected in 2003. Defeated in federal election in this riding in 2004. First elected in 2006. Practises criminal, civil litigation and commercial law at a general practice in downtown Barrie.


  • Riding: Ottawa South 
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    Hijal De Sarkar

  • Candidate: Hijal De Sarkar
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 24
  • Profession: Third-year political science student at Carleton University
  • About: Served on the executive of the Carleton University AIDS Awareness Society and the Carleton Disabilities Awareness Centre. Has written for Toronto's NOW Magazine, and writes for the Charlatan, Carleton's student newspaper.


  • Riding: Kitchener-Waterloo 
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    Kyle Huntingdon

  • Candidate: Kyle Huntingdon
  • Party: Canadian Action Party
  • Age: 22
  • Profession: Fourth-year student at Wilfrid Laurier University
  • About: Joined the Canadian Action Party after leaving the NDP.


  • Riding: Willowdale 
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    Jake Karns

  • Candidate: Jake Karns
  • Party: Conservative Party of Canada
  • Age: 28
  • Profession: Associate director of planning and reporting for Bell Canada.
  • About: Became involved in politics after the 1995 stabbing death of a classmate. From 2003 to 2006, worked as a financial operations analyst for Xerox Canada. 


  • Riding: Scarborough-Guildwood 
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    Sania Khan

  • Candidate: Sania Khan
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 23
  • Profession: Self-employed
  • About: Member of Peel Poverty Action Group; youth mentor and outreach program organizer; volunteer at seniors' home and is a member of an advisory group to keep seniors in their homes. Member of Faith of Life Network and Interfaith dialogue.


  • Riding: Richmond Hill 
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    Dylan Marando

  • Candidate: Dylan Marando
  • Party: Green party
  • Age: 21
  • Profession: University of Toronto religion student
  • About: Serves on regional and national executive committees such as the foundation of York Central Hospital and Schools for the Children of the World Canada.


  • Riding: Windsor-Tecumseh 
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    Steve Mastroianni

  • Candidate: Steve Mastroianni
  • Party: Liberal party
  • Age: 29
  • Profession: Manager of government relations for Valiant Machine and Tool.
  • About: Member of the Windsor-Essex County Development Commission and the Giovanni Caboto Club. Volunteer for the Hôtel Dieu-Grace Hospital Foundation in Windsor.


  • Riding: Etobicoke-Lakeshore 
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    Liam McHugh-Russell

  • Candidate: Liam McHugh-Russell
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 28
  • Profession:  Works at a law firm.
  • About: Ran unsuccessfully for the NDP in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore riding in the 2006 federal election, coming third with 15.57 per cent of the vote. Past co-chair of the Ontario New Democratic Youth.


  • Riding: Ottawa Centre 
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    Arthur Mehta

  • Candidate: Arthur Mehta
  • Party: Canadian Action Party
  • Age: 19
  • Profession: Economics student at Carleton University
  • About:  Became involved in politics after Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.  


  • Riding: Scarborough-Agincourt 
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    Adrian Molder

  • Candidate: Adrian Molder
  • Party: Green party
  • Age: 23
  • Profession: Instructional designer at Agincourt bank. Develops educational content for the branch’s employees. Plans to pursue a law degree.
  • About: Recent liberal arts graduate from the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Volunteers with the Sierra Club of Canada. Worked as an Ontario Stewardship Ranger with the Ministry of Natural Resources in Scarborough in 2003.


  • Riding: Essex 
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    Taras Natyshak

  • Candidate: Taras Natyshak
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 30
  • Profession: Owner and manager of several fitness clubs across Canada.
  • About: Ran unsuccessfully in this riding in the 2006 federal election, coming third, with 22.7 per cent of the vote. Member of the Canadian Fitness Education Services and founding member of the Kinsmen Club of LaSalle. Former member of the Labourers Union.


  • Riding: Toronto-Danforth 
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    Christina Perreault

  • Candidate: Christina Perreault
  • Party: Conservative party
  • Age: 28
  • Profession: Government Relations officer at the Ontario Medical Association
  • About: While attending McGill University, founded and presided over the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research at the university, a charity organization dedicated to raising funds for the fight against AIDS. Volunteer for CANFAR at Toronto’s annual Bloor Street Entertains event, the city’s major AIDS research fundraiser.


  • Riding: Nepean-Carleton 
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    Pierre Poilievre

  • Candidate: Pierre Poilievre
  • Party: Conservative party
  • Age: 29
  • Profession: Incumbent, manager of communications and market research firm.
  • About: Elected in Nepean-Carleton in 2004 and 2006.


  • Riding: Haliburton - Kawartha Lakes - Brock 
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    Stephen Yardy

  • Candidate: Stephen Yardy
  • Party: New Democratic Party
  • Age: 18
  • Profession: Social work student at Fleming College
  • About: Member of the Canadian Youth Assembly and the Ontario Health Coalition. Has campaigned for the NDP since 2006.