Results, Ridings and Candidates
York - Simcoe
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||246/246 polls|
|CON||Peter Van Loan||27,412||
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Party: Christian Heritage Party
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Stan
Children: One daughter
Career Background: Has worked as an administrative officer with the Royal Bank of Canada; as a foster parent to young offenders with the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services; as a self-employed carpet cleaner; and as an administrative assistant with Bethel Christian Reformed Church.
Community Activities: Has worked as a volunteer with several organizations, including Telecare Teleministries of Canada and Bethel Christian Reformed Church.
Federal: Ran unsuccessfully in York-Simcoe in the 2004 and 2006 general elections.
Peter Van Loan
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthdate: Apr. 18, 1963
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Ont.
Education: Honours BA in political science and geography, M.Sc. in planning, MA in international relations from the University of Toronto. Law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Career Background: Called to the bar in 1989. Partner and chair of a planning and development law group at the national law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain. Former adjunct professor of planning at the University of Toronto and a former executive member of the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario, Municipal Section). Member of Georgina Against Garbage from 1993 to 1995; a former member of the Georgina Economic Development Committee; a member of of the Ontario Brownfields Advisory Panel, and a chair of the Land Use Planning subcommittee of the Brownfields Panel in 2000.
Federal: Elected in this riding in the 2004 and 2006 general elections.
Cabinet: Has been minister for sport and minister of intergovernmental affairs, and is now minister for democratic reform. Is the government house leader in the House of Commons.
Committee: Member of the Committeee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.
Caucus: Member of the Conservative Caucus.
Party: Green Party of Canada
Education: Trained and certified as a manufacturing engineering technician.
Children: Three daughters
Career Background: Quality and environmental systems lead auditor and a health and safety representative in the paper recycling industry. Worked as a quality technician and then quality manager in the automotive sector.
Federal: Ran unsuccessfully in this riding in the 2006 general election.
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birthdate: Feb. 23, 1950
Birthplace: Six Nations Indian Reserve, Ohsweken, Ont.
Education: BA from the University of Guelph.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Peter Lyman
Children: Three - Matthew, Nathaniel and Sebastian
Career Background: Currently a partner with McLaughlin-Moses Strategic Advisory Services Inc., a government relations firm. Former career public servant in Ottawa and Queen’s Park: senior assistant deputy minister in Agriculture and Agri-food Canada; task force lead on the co-ordination of Federal Activities in the Regions, Privy Council Office; executive lead, Central Agency Review, Cabinet Office, Government of Ontario.
Community Activities: Currently vice-president of HIPPY Canada, a pre-school literacy program offered to immigrant and aboriginal families in areas such as Jane-Finch in Toronto. Former board member, Carleton University Board of Governors; former outreach co-ordinator, St. John’s, York Mills; former program co-chair, Governor General’s Study Conference.
329 Spadina Road
Party: New Democtratic Party of Canada
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ont.
Education: BA from the University of Toronto and has studied at Julius-Maximilians University in Germany.
Marital Status: Partner
Children: Three sons
Career Background: Owned a retail health food store in Sutton for over 10 years. Works as a women's advocate at a shelter for abused women and children and as a part-time residential counsellor for dually-diagnosed handicapped adults.
Community Activities: Tutored at East End Literacy in Toronto, has planned and executed a fundraiser for a shelter, has volunteered in a pioneer museum and has been a community choir member. Long-time member of the Council of Canadians and Greenpeace. Organized Georgina's first Mother's Day peace march. Volunteered as a friendly home visitor with Community Home Assistance to Seniors and has taught piano and German.
Federal: Ran unsuccessfully in this riding in the 2004 and 2006 general elections.
Party: Progressive Canadian Party
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Janice
Career Background: Owns a landscaping company. Former president of the Professional Lawn Care Association of Ontario.
Community Activities: Founding member of the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce and is a board member of the Association for Differently Abled People Together of Ontario.
19 Sand Road
P.O. Box 1673
Holland Landing, ON
|Party||Elected||Leading||Total||Vote Share (%)|
|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008, 5:00 PM EST|
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