Results, Ridings and Candidates
British Columbia Southern Interior
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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||231/233 polls|
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Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Oliver, B.C.
Education: BA in economics from the University of British Columbia
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Tracy
Career Background: With his wife, manages Gerard's Equipment, the Zandee family agricultural business.
Community Activities: Involved with community initiatives such as the Greater Oliver tourism steering committee. Founding member and organizer of the Banée of Oliver, an event to enhance the visibility and reputation of the wineries and wine grape growers of the Southern Okanagan.
Party: Green Party of Canada
Education: Diploma in recreational leadership from Sir Sandford Fleming College. Received management certification from the Canadian Hospital Association.
Career Background: Currently the principal of two businesses, one offering cross-country ski instructions, and the other a home-improvement company. Previously worked as director of the Georgian Nordic Ski Club in Parry Sound, Ont., and as the owner and operator of a retail outdoor store.
Community Activities: Former chair of the organizing committee of the Ontario Canoe Marathon Championships, volunteer director of the Rossland Arts Council and director of the Black Jack Ski Club.
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Norm
Children: Two sons - Rick and Jessy
Career Background: Executive director of the Kootenay Society for Community Living.
Community Activities: Sits on a provincial panel for the Community Social Service Employers' Association. Member of the West Kootenay Community Living Council and a long-term board member for the West Kootenay chapter of the Certified General Accountants Association of B.C.
1265 Cedar Ave.
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
Profession: Health-care worker
Career Background: Was a postal worker prior to entering the health-care field.
Party: New Democratic Party of Canada
Birthdate: Jan. 24, 1945
Birthplace: New Westminster, B.C.
Education: Holds a bachelor of physical education degree, specializing in recreation; a teaching diploma from the University of British Columbia; an MA in Russian from the University of Toronto; and took French-language courses.
Profession: Retired teacher
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Ann
Career Background: Is a retired teacher and a member of the B.C. Retired Teachers Association. He taught Russian, French and English at a number of schools across the U.S. and Canada. He also has experience in recreation and physical education with a number of organizations, including the Boys' Clubs of Vancouver, the Canadian Armed Forces Base in Portage La Prairie, Man., for the Coquitlam and New Westminster recreation departments, where he was part-time leader and co-ordinator, and for the Yukon government as co-ordinator for the Canada Games (1976-77) and a recreation consultant (1977-79). He was also a freelance translator, and is a karate instructor with the Castlegar Karate Club.
Community Activities: Was involved with the Boys' Clubs of Vancouver, the Burnaby, Coquitlam and New Westminster recreation departments, the Canadian Youth Hostelling Association in Whitehorse and served on the Coaching Council of Canada in the 1970s.
Federal: Was defeated in British Columbia Southern Interior in 2004, but elected as member of Parliament in 2006.
Committee: Was a member of Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee and the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food in 2006.
Caucus: Appointed to New Democratic Party of Canada Caucus in 2006.
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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008, 5:00 PM EST|
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