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 DISTRICT: CARBONEAR-HARBOUR GRACE
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
George Sweeney Liberal 3699 53.89% X
John Babb Conservative 3165 46.11%
 Last Update Tue Oct 21 10:57:10 NDT 2003 40 of 40 polls reporting


 

CARBONEAR-HARBOUR GRACE (9)

 

Candidates:
Liberal: George Sweeney
PC: John Babb
NDP:  

Current MHA: George Sweeney (LIB)

District Profile: The district was created in the 1995 redistribution.

Being a regional services centre heavily influences the district’s economy. Communities in the district include: Carbonear, Harbour Grace, Bristol's Hope, Freshwater, Harbour Grace South, Perry's Cove, Riverhead, Salmon Cove, The Thicket, and Victoria. Carbonear and Harbour Grace are two of the large centers in the Conception Bay area.

 

 


Candidate profiles:


Liberal George Sweeney is a native of Carbonear. He graduated from St. Francis High School in Harbour Grace and then went on to the Carbonear District Vocational School where he graduated in 1969 as an electrician. George was elected on February 9, 1999. Since then, he’s been government whip and has chaired the social policy and public accounts committees. In 2001, he was named parliamentary secretary to the minister of industry, trade and rural development. On February 17, 2003, Sweeney was appointed minister of government services and lands.

PC John Babb won his party's nomination on the day of the election call. He beat Carbonear mayor Claude Garland and Wallace Pike. Babb is a lawyer with a private practice in Carbonear, although he has worked as a Crown prosecutor in Harbour Grace. In the community, he's active with the Kiwanis club and music festival and is vice-chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

 
 


Political History:

1999: Liberal George Sweeney defeated PC Claude Garland.
1996 - 1998: In 1996, the first member elected to the new district of Carbonear-Harbour Grace was Reid, the Liberal incumbent from Carbonear. He defeated PC candidate George Faulkner. Reid resigned in 1998.
1989 - 1995:

The district of Carbonear was usually a Liberal seat. Art Reid held the district for that party from 1989 until the redistribution of 1995. In 1989, Liberal John Crane was elected, defeating PC Joe Gregory. Crane held the seat until the 1995 redistribution.

1993: Reid was appointed the Minister of Municipal and Provincial Affairs in 1993.
1972: The district of Harbour Grace was created in 1972 and was a PC seat until 1989.

 

 


 

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 Overall Election Results
Party E L T Pop. Vote %
PC 34 0 34 58.72%
LIB 12 0 12 33.19%
NDP 2 0 2 6.87%
OTH 0 0 0 1.22%
 Last Update Tue Oct 21 10:57:10 NDT 2003

 
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