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Newmarket - Aurora

Newmarket - Aurora

Riding Info

This riding north of Toronto contains the towns of Newmarket and Aurora.

Its borders are Bloomington Road in the south, the Newmarket town limits in the north, Bathurst Street in the west and Highway 404 in the east.

The riding was created in 2004 from 50 per cent of York North and 24 per cent of Vaughan-King-Aurora.

Population: 121,924 (2006 census; an increase of 15.1% since 2001)

Political History

Conservative Lois Brown beat Liberal Tim Jones by 6,623 votes in 2008.

Previously, Belinda Stronach served two terms in this riding after winning the 2006 election under the Liberal banner. Stronach defeated Brown by 4,800 votes. In 2007, Stronach announced that she would be leaving politics to return to the family business, Magna International.

Stronach served this riding as a Conservative MP after the 2004 election, when she beat Liberal Martha Hall-Findlay by 689 votes. Stronach ran for the leadership of the party earlier in 2004 and lost. In May 2005, Stronach crossed the floor to join the Liberals and become minister of human resources.

In York North in 2000, Liberal Karen Kraft Sloan defeated the Alliance's Bob Yaciuk to win a third term. In 1988, Frank Stronach, Belinda's father and chairman of Magna, ran as a Liberal in the riding, then called York Simcoe, and lost to PC John Cole.

In Vaughan-King-Aurora in 2000, Liberal Maurizio Bevilacqua defeated the Alliance's Adrian Visentin, winning his third term. Bevilacqua's close win (by 77 votes) over PC Michael O'Brien in 1988 was contested and overturned on appeal. In a byelection in December 1990, he defeated New Democrat Peter DeVita by 7,011 votes. O'Brien came third.

Newmarket-Aurora:

  • 2004 - CON
  • 2006 - LIB

2008 - CON

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Candidate Info

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AAE – Yvonne Mackie

CON – Lois Brown

GRN – Vanessa Long

LIB – Kyle Peterson

NDP – Kassandra Bidarian

PCP – Dorian Baxter

 

                       

Yvonne Mackie

   

Party: Animal Alliance Environmental Voters Party of Canada

 

 

Contact Information:

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416-462-9541

 

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Lois Brown

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

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905-726-3555

15230 Yonge St.

Toronto, Ont.

Age:

56

Birthplace:

Stouffville, Ont.

Marital Status:

Married to Kelvin

Children:

Two daughters - Shannon and Kristen

Profession:

Consultant

Education:

ARCT (Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music) degree.

Finishing a bachelor of arts degree, with a major in economics - University of Waterloo.

Political Career:

FEDERAL: Ran against Belinda Stronach for Conservative nomination in 2004 - lost.

Defeated in Newmarket-Aurora in 2006.

Won in Newmarket-Aurora in 2008.

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Vanessa Long

Party: Green Party of Canada

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Email

905-751-6158

Profession:

Rancher

Education:

Queen's University - Degrees in chemical engineering and biology

Attended York University to study international studies.

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Kyle Peterson

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Contact Information:

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905-898-6881

20 Davis Dr. E

Newmarket, Ont.

Profession:

Lawyer

Education:

BA (social science), University of Western Ontario, 1994

MA (history), University of Toronto, 1999

Law degree (specialization in business law), Dalhousie University, 2004

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Kassandra Bidarian

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada

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647-927-4917

131 Orsi Dr.

Newmarket, Ont. L3Y 3H7

Profession:

Student

Education:

Currently enrolled in the philosophy and political science program at the University of Toronto.

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Dorian Baxter

   

Party: Progressive Canadian Party

 

 

Contact Information:

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905-853-8949

 

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