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148 Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington

2006 Candidates:
CAP:Jerry Ackerman
CON:Scott Reid (Incumbent)
GRN:Mike Nickerson
LIB:Geoffrey Turner
MP:Ernest Rathwell
NDP:Helen Forsey


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This large rural riding in eastern Ontario includes the towns of Bath, Perth, Smiths Falls and Carleton Place, as well as Amherst Island.

It stretches from Lake Ontario in the southwest to Black Donald Lake in the north and contains Bon Echo and Frontenac Provincial Parks. It contains the county of Lennox and Addington, and parts of the county of Frontenac and county of Lanark to the border of Mississippi Mills.

The riding has a diverse economic base with manufacturing being the major industry, along with service industries, including tourism. Average family income is $60,033 and unemployment is 5.7 per cent.

The riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington was created in 2004 from 63 per cent of Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington and 38 per cent of Lanark-Carleton, moving Carleton Place and Smiths Falls into the riding for the first time. Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington was created in 1976 from portions of Frontenac-Lennox and Addington and Hastings riding.

Population: 113,000

Political History

In 2004, Conservative Scott Reid defeated three-term incumbent Liberal Larry McCormick. Reid served as an Alliance MP in Lanark-Carleton from 2000 to 2003.

McCormick served his three terms in Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington. Conservative Douglas Alkenbrack was MP from 1962 to 1975 in Frontenac-Lennox and Addington and PC Bill VanKoughnet served the following three terms in Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington.

Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington:
1979-88 inclusive - PC
1993, 1997, 2000 - LIB

Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington:
2004 - CON




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Jerry Ackerman

Party: Canadian Action Party

Campaign Office:
ackerman@kingston.net












Scott Reid

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Birth Date: Jan. 25, 1964
Age: 41
Birthplace: Hull, Que.

Education: BA in political science, Carleton University. MA in political science, Carleton University

Career Background: Noted authority on Canadian federalism, having written two books on the subject (Lament for a Notion and Canada Remapped) as well as numerous articles.
Also appeared before parliamentary committees as an expert witness.
Served as chief constitutional adviser to Preston Manning.
Former instructor at the University of Western Sydney in Australia.
Member of the board of directors of Giant Tiger Stores Ltd.

Electoral History
Party: Served as constitutional adviser to Manning and speech writer and organizer for Stockwell Day
Federal: Elected in Lanark-Carleton (2000) and in Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington in 2004

Political History
Committee: Former Vice-Chair: Joint Committee on Official Languages.
Former Member: Official Languages; Scrutiny of Regulations; Subcommittee on Electoral Boundaries Readjustment of Procedure and House Affairs.
Member: Procedure and House Affairs and its Subcommittee on the Disclosure Statement under the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons.
Caucus: Former Critic for: Intergovernmental Affairs; National Capital Commission; Economic Development Agency - Que; Infrastructure; Entrepreneurs and New Canadians; President of Privy Council.
Was co-chair of Harper transition team after CA leadership.
Was critic for Official Languages until during 2004 campaign when he resigned after making remarks about bilingualisam that Harper said were Reid's own opinions - not party policy.
Critic for: Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario; Democratic Reform and Renewal

Riding Address:
6 Lake Ave West
Carleton Place, Ont.

Campaign Office:
(800) 504-2431
www.scottreid.ca



Geoffrey Turner

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birthplace: Perth, Ont.

Education: A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University; holds a degree in political science

Career Background: He spent time in more than 15 countries with a focus on developing areas in India and South-East Asia.

Campaign Office:
Main Office
50 Dufferin St.
Perth, Ont.
K7H 3A6

Napanee Office
104 Centre St. N
Napanee, Ont.
K7R 1N3

1-888-267-5594
geoff@geoffturner.ca
www.geoffturner.ca



Ernest Rathwell

Party: Marijuana Party

Birth Date: Nov. 26, 1958
Age: 47

Education: Graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology with a Fourth Class Stationary Engineering certificate.
Marital Status: Married

Career Background: Spent five years working in the oil patch in Calgary. Worked for five years in a sour gas plant.

Campaign Office:
ernestrathwellmarijuanaparty@sypatico.ca



Helen Forsey

Party: New Democratic Party

Telephone: (613) 479-2453












Mike Nickerson

Party: Green Party of Canada

Year of Birth: 1951
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Donna
Children: Two daughters, one step-daughter

Career Background: He is the author of three books on sustainability, and for 25 years has directed a popular education program on living well without degrading the planet.

Political History
Party: Was a founding member of the Green Party of Canada in 1983.

Campaign Office:
Tel:(613) 259-9988
Fax: (613) 259-5022
mnickerson@greenparty.ca





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