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 DISTRICT: LAKE MELVILLE
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
John Hickey Conservative 1776 39.27% X
Brandon Pardy Labrador Party 1486 32.85%
Ken Anthony Liberal 1126 24.89%
Barbara Stickley New Democrat 135 2.98%
 Last Update Tue Oct 21 10:57:10 NDT 2003 31 of 31 polls reporting


 

LAKE MELVILLE (25)

 

Candidates:
Liberal: Ken Anthony
PC: John Hickey
NDP: Barbara Stickley

Labrador Party:

Brandon Pardy

Current MHA: Ernie MacLean (LIB)

District Profile: Although redistribution has changed the territory of former Naskaupi district, the voting population stayed pretty much the same in the district of Lake Melville. This district includes Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Churchill Falls, North West River, Sheshatshiu, Mud Lake. Happy Valley-Goose Bay is a service and defence town. Aboriginal issues, defence spending, hydroelectric power and control over development of forest resources make this one of the more interesting districts in the province.

 

 


Candidate profiles:


PC John Hickey was born in St. John's and spent his childhood years growing up in Twin Falls, Labrador. After completing high school in Wabush, Hickey completed the electrical program at College of the North Atlantic. He is the current mayor of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Hickey is also past-president of the Combined Councils of Labrador. He has been a director for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for the past three years. Hickey announced he was seeking the PC nomination in the fall of 2002, shortly after being let go from the crown corporation Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. He is a vocal proponent of developing Labrador’s resources for Labrador first.

Liberal Ken Anthony works for the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay as its director of tourism, parks and recreation, so he’s running against his boss, John Hickey. Anthony, who was born in Corner Brook in August 1960, moved to Labrador in 1992. Before that, he was recreation director in Marystown. Anthony has been a member of the Labrador school board, and chaired it for more than two years. He also served a year as president of the province’s parks and recreation association. Anthony’s been active in a variety of community and tourism organizations.

Brandon Pardy, 25, won the Labrador Party nomination in late August. Almost 500 members voted in the nomination race. Pardy received 248 votes to defeat Barry Knight and Max Peddle. While a student at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook, he was an executive member of the students union.

New Democrat Barb Stickley is an airline employee in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. A member of the Labrador Inuit Association, she was born in St. Anthony and moved to Labrador seven years ago. Stickley notes that she is chairperson of he local union.

 

 
 


Political History: From the mid-1980s until the redistribution of 1995, the former Naskaupi was a Liberal seat. The new district has been Liberal since its formation.

2003: In February 2003, McLean, who was minister of Labrador and aboriginal affairs, confirmed he would not be running again.
1999: Liberal Ernie McLean held the seat again in 1999, defeating PC Hayward Bloomfield.
1996: In 1996, Liberal Ernie McLean held the seat for the Liberals, defeating PC Darlene Gear-White.
1993: In 1993, Liberal Ed Roberts defeated PC Dennis Conway. Roberts did not run in 1996 in the new district. He is currently the lieutenant governor of the province.

 

 


 

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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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