157 Mississauga South
This Greater Toronto Area riding lies within the city of Mississauga, and
includes some of the city's oldest neighbourhoods, such as Lorne Park, Lakeview,
Port Credit and Clarkson.
The borders run from Dundas Street and the Queensway in the north to the
shoreline of Lake Ontario in the south. In the west, its borders start at
Winston Churchill Boulevard and the city limits of Mississauga, and in the
east it ends at Etobicoke Creek.
According to the 2001 census, the immigrant
population was over 34 per cent. Manufacturing, retail trade and service sectors
are major employers. Average family income is $95,918 and unemployment is
4.9 per cent.
Mississauga South was created in 1976 and used to be called Mississauga
riding. In 1996, it expanded its boundary in the northeast. In 2004, neighbourhoods
north of the Queen Elizabeth Way were added.
In 2004, Liberal Paul Szabo defeated Conservative candidate Phil Green
by 8,601 votes to win a fourth term of office.
Progressive Conservative Don Blenkarn was elected in the old Peel South
riding in 1972, defeated in Mississauga in 1974 and re-elected in Mississauga
South in 1979. Blenkarn defeated Szabo in 1980 and 1984 and another Liberal,
Gil Gillespie, in 1988. But Szabo won in 1993, when a Reform candidate,
John Veenstra, ran, splitting the old Tory vote and leaving Blenkarn in
1979-88 inclusive - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - LIB
Paul D.J. McMurray
Party: Canadian Action Party
Year of Birth: 1952
Birthplace: Kingston, Ont.
Education: Attended Conestoga College
Career Background: Has worked for over 23 years as a cabinetmaker, finisher and installer in the store fixtures and trade
display industry. Spent eight years as a trade union steward in the Carpenters, International Molders and Steelworkers unions
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Toronto, Ont.
Education: B.Sc. from UBC, M.Sc. in statistics, McMaster.
International Baccalaureate from United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, UK
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Louise Royer
Career Background: Former Managing Director of Canadian operations of Tennessee Associates International, management
consulting firm based in Tennessee. Taught Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Dept. at
Dalhousie University; worked as a computer programer and data analyst
at an environmental consulting firm in Vancouver. President of Greenbridge Management Inc., a
firm he founded in 1989
Community Activities: Helped establish the Cycling for Transportation committee.>
Former member of council, l'École Jeunes sans Frontières.
Former member of the minister's Policy advisory Council on Intergovernmental Affairs.
Helped organize various fundraising events for the United Way and for Scouts Canada
Federal: Defeated in Mississauga South in 2004
187 Lakeshore Road East
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Birth Date: Dec. 1972
Birthplace: Mississauga, Ont.
Education: BA (Concordia University); graduated from Sheridan College's Community Outreach and Development Program; trained by
the Red Cross of Canada in Disaster Relief Response
Career Background: Literacy Specialist YMCA of Greater Toronto. Responsible for the development and implementation of a
literacy and basic skills program at the Y House in Toronto
Community Activities: Volunteers with Greenpeace and the Red Cross of Canada
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: May 10, 1948
Birthplace: Toronto, Ont.
Education: BSc.(Computer Science) from the University of Western Ontario, MBA from York University. Chartered Accountant (1973)
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Linda
Children: Aaron, Reagan, Whitney
Career Background: He was a senior auditor, corporate controller, finance director, corporate treasurer
and chartered accountant for a variety of companies, including his own accounting practice.
Community Activities: Former vice-chair and director of the Mississauga Hospital.
Former director of Interim Place, a shelter for battered women and the Peel Regional Housing Authority.
President of Erindale West Homeowners Association
Federal: Mississauga South: defeated in 1980 and 1984; elected in 1993, 1997, 2000
Parliamentary Secretary: September 2000-January 2003 - to Ministry of Public Works and Government Services
Committee: Former chair: Government Operations and Estimates; sub-committee on Improved
Financial Reporting to Parliament.
Former vice-chair: Environment and Sustainable Development.
Former member: Health; Finance; Transport & Government Operations; Natural
Resources; Government Operations and Estimates; Transport; Committee on matters
related to Review of Office of Privacy Commissioner; sub-committee on
Estimates Process of Government Operations and Estimates.
Vice-chair: Government Operations and Estimates
1680 Lakeshore Ave W Unit 3
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
Federal: Defeated in Mississauga South (1993 and 1997). Defeated in Etobicoke Centre (2000).
Mark de Pelham
Party: New Democratic Party
Birth Date: 1980
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Northern British Columbia
Community Activities: Helped found a campus-community radio station, CFUR Prince George; active in Canadian Federation of
Federal: Defeated in Calgary Southwest in 2004 as an Marijuana Party candidate
4300 Village Center Court