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143 Kingston and the Islands

2006 Candidates:
CAP:Don B. Rogers
CON:Lou Grimshaw
GRN:Eric Walton
IND:Karl Eric Walker
LIB:Peter Milliken (Incumbent)
NDP:Rob Hutchison


 Riding Map
This southeastern Ontario riding is located along the St. Lawrence River and includes the city of Kingston. It also contains part of the County of Frontenac and Frontenac, Howe and Wolfe Islands.

The riding includes Queen's University, Royal Military College and Kingston Penitentiary.

Primary employment sectors are health and social services, education and some manufacturing. Average family income is $68,494 and unemployment is 7.4 per cent. More than three per cent of the population is francophone, according to the 2001 census.

Kingston and the Islands was created from Kingston and Prince Edward-Lennox ridings in 1966. The riding of Kingston existed from 1867 to 1924 and again from 1952 to 1966. In the 2004 redistribution, part of the riding of Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington was added in the northeast corner.

Population: 115,800

Political History
In 2004, Liberal Peter Milliken defeated Tory Blair MacLean for a second time, winning his fifth term. Milliken was elected Speaker of the House of Commons in 2001.

Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister, won in this riding from Confederation to 1878 and again in 1887 and 1891. In 1878, after his government won the election but he lost in his own riding, he was elected in the British Columbia riding of Victoria.

Conservative cabinet minister Flora MacDonald was MP in this riding from 1972 to 1988. She was minister of external affairs under Joe Clark and minister of employment and minister of communications under Brian Mulroney. Liberal Edgar J. Benson, a revenue minister, finance minister, defence minister and president of the Treasury Board, was the MP here from 1962 to 1972.

1968 - LIB
1972-84 inclusive - PC
1988, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - LIB


Don B. Rogers

Party: Canadian Action Party

Birthplace: Toronto, Ont.

Education: BA in political science and economics, University of Toronto. MA, Carleton University
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Lorraine
Children: Scott and Daina

Career Background: Lobbied for the adoption of a distinctive national flag for Canada (1965). Spent more than 14 years as distribution officer with the National Film Board of Canada. Former head of the audio-visual department at the Royal Military College of Canada. Member of the Council of Canadians and its predecessor, the Committee for an Independent Canada. Supported the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Friends of Public Broadcasting.

Electoral History
Municipal: Former Kingston city councillor for Sydenham Ward
Federal: Defeated in Kingston and the Islands in 2004

Campaign Address:
92 Bagot St., Kingston, Ont., K7L 3E5

Lou Grimshaw

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: RMC, Kingston: BA in Political and Economic Science and MA in War Studies (history and strategic studies)
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Heather
Children: Four

Career Background: A professional army officer, he retired from regular armed forces in 1996, having served 39 years in various capacities, including with British Army, NATO service in Germany, UN service in Cyprus. Last appointment was on directing staff of the Centre for National Security Studies within the National Defence College at Kingston. Currently a self-employed defence management consultant and operator of a small business, Louis E. Grimshaw Military Antiques, trading nationally and internationally in historical military artefacts, and providing consulting and appraisal services to major museums and other clients. He is a published author on military historical subjects.

Community Activities: Past-president of the Kingston Historical Society; past-president and current VP of the Military Collectors Club of Canada. Founding President of the Kingston Branch of the PPCLI Regiment Association, and has served as a Church Warden and a member of the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Ontario.

Electoral History
Party: Active in both federal and provincial riding associations for a number of years. Served on federal PC Association, as V-P and President. Founding President of current Conservative Association

Campaign Address:
1480 Bath Rd., Suite 101, Kingston, Ont.

Eric Walton

Party: Green Party of Canada

Birthplace: Ottawa, Ont.

Education: Holds a BA in political studies from Queen's University

Marital Status: Married
Children: Two

Community Activities: Was a founding member and the part-time agency director of the Kingston Environmental Action Project (KEAP) -- a multi-issue, environmental, non-profit organisation

Electoral History
Provincial: Defeated in Kingston and the Islands in 2003
Campaign Address:

Peter Milliken

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth Date: November 12, 1946
Age: 59
Birthplace: Kingston, Ont.

Education: Queen's Univiversity - Honours BA (Political Science and Econonics) - 1968; Oxford University - BA (Jurisdiction) - 1970; MA - 1978 Dalhousie University - LL.B. - 1971
Profession: Lawyer

Career Background: 1973-88 - Practiced law with Cunnigham, Swan, Cary, Little and Bonham; Patron of Hotel Dieu Hospital

Electoral History
Party: President of Kingston and the Islands Liberal Association, 1985-87; has worked in campaigns for over 25 years
Federal: Elected in Kingston and the Islands in 1988, 1993, 1997, 2000 and 2004

Political History
Parliamentary Secretary: To Government House Leader, Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the Whole; Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole House Elected Speaker on January 29, 2001.
Committee: Former Chair: Standing Committee studying the Clarity Bill; Procedure and House Affairs; Special Joint Ctte on Code of Conduct. Former Vice-Chair: Special Ctte on Electoral Reform Former Member: House Management; Procedure and House Affairs Scrutiny of Regs; Library of Parliament. Chair of the Board of Internal Economy
Caucus: 1989 to 1993 - Assistant House Leader - House Business; 1988-93 - Critic for Election reform and Association Seniors

Campaign Address:
Bath Rd., Kingston, Ont.
Riding Address:
14-303 Bagot St., Kingston, Ont.
Ottawa Address:
Room 316-N, Centre Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.

Rob Hutchison

Party: New Democratic Party

Age: 54
Education: Bachelor of Arts and pursued graduate studies at Queen's University. Social Services Administration Diploma and Municipal Administration Certificate from St-Lawrence College
Profession: Businessman

Career Background: Business manager and not-for-profit housing authority; has 15 year business experience as manager of Kingston Cooperative Homes, Inc.

Community Activities: President of Kingston Community Options Funds, supporting alternative approaches in social justice; president of Kingcole Homes, Inc., a housing issues advisory group; member of City of Kingston Not-for-Profit Housing Advisory Group; delegate-member of the Kingston Not-for-Profit Housing Assoc. past president of the Kingston Global Community Centre; supporting international development through community development and fair trade

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Kingston and the Islands in 2004

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