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DISTRICT: Avalon
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Fabian ManningCON1913251.55% X
Bill MorrowLIB1431838.58%
Eugene ConwayNDP33659.07%
Shannon HillierGRN2970.8%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 274 of 274 polls reporting

Ridings

1 Avalon

2006 Candidates:
CON:Fabian Manning
GRN:Shannon Hillier
LIB:Bill Morrow
NDP:Eugene Conway


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This riding includes Baccalieu Island, Great Colinet Island and all of the Avalon Peninsula save for the two St. John's ridings.

In 2001, census takers counted 79,761 residents, most of whom live in ports such as Carbonear, Bay Roberts, Placentia and Harbour Grace. More than 94 per cent were born in Newfoundland and Labrador; fewer than one per cent come from outside Canada.

Not surprisingly, fishing was once the main employer here, though in recent years manufacturing has become dominant. Unemployment was a whopping 25.9 per cent in 2001, and the average family income that year was $45,589. Fewer than five per cent of residents have a university degree.

The Avalon riding was created in 2004, by carving off half of Bonavista-Trinity-Conception and combining it with parts of St. John's East and West.

Population: 79,761

Political History
In Bonavista-Trinity-Conception, Liberals won all but two elections in the past half-century.

That continued in the new Avalon riding in 2004, when John Efford (the minister of natural resources) was re-elected.

Efford was first elected in a 2002 byelection in Bonavista-Trinity-Conception prompted by then-industry minister Brian Tobin's resignation from federal politics. Tobin, who served as Newfoundland and Labrador's premier from 1996 to 2000, won twice the votes of his Tory opponent in the 2000 election.

From 1988 to 2000, this seat was held by Liberal Fred Mifflin.

1949-65 - LIB
1968 - PC
1972, 1974, 1979, 1980 - LIB
1984 - PC
1988, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2002 byelection, 2004 - LIB




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Fabian Manning

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Birth date: May 24, 1964
Age: 41
Birthplace: St. Bride's

Profession: Development co-ordinator

Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Sandra Dohey
Children: Fabian Jr. and Mark

Career background: Spent most of his time working in family business. Has worked as area co-ordinator, Cape Shore Development Association, and spent 10 years as a member of volunteer fire department No. 5 as fire chief

Community activities: Has served on: Save Our Hospital Committee, Fisheries Action Committee, Sacred Heart Parish Council, Cape Shore Seniors Housing Association Inc., Recreation Committee, Tourism Association, Harbour Authority and Regional Economic Development Board. Has served as an executive member of Avalon West Community Futures Committee and the Southern Avalon Tourism Industry. Even as MHA, he still volunteers with his hometown fire department, municipal council and Seniors Housing Association

Electoral History
Municipal: Member of St Bride's council for three terms
Provincial: Elected in St. Mary's-The Capes in 1993, defeated in Placentia and St. Mary's in 1996; elected in 1999 and 2003

Political History (Provincial)
Committee: Former member of Public Accounts
Caucus: Former Opposition critic for the portfolios of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Government Services and Lands, Employment and Labour, Youth Services and Post-Secondary Education. Former parliamentary assistant to Opposition Leader Danny Williams. Former member of the PC caucus strategy committee. Appointed whip in 2003. He was removed from caucus for criticizing government's raw materials sharing system for crab fishery.

Campaign Address:
1-866-883-3424
email@fabianmanning.com
www.fabianmanning.com



Shannon Hillier

Party: Green Party of Canada

Birth Date: January 6, 1980
Age: 26

Education: She graduated Compu College School of Business in St. Johns with an Honors Diploma in Business Administration. She went on to study Animal Science (B.Sc Agriculture) at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.

Career background: A variety of jobs from being a maid and cashier in Alberta, to various factory work and car detailing in Ontario. While in Nova Scotia she picked strawberry plants and worked making insulation from recycled paper.

Community Activities: She has been developing a community run program which aims to take a holistic approach to waste management and the social issue

Campaign Address:
(709) 690-3209
shillier@greenparty.ca



Bill Morrow

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Profession: Lawyer

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Judy
Children: Neil and Aaron

Career Background: Practiced as in-house legal counsel for the Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Group of Companies providing legal advice and negotiating contracts involving numerous energy-related issues. For the past 17 years, he has practiced law with his wife, Judy in their own practice, Morrow & Morrow Law Office in Bay Roberts.

Community Activities: Served as Board Chair of the Avalon Health Care Institutions Board from 1994-2003. Served as a volunteer Board Member with the Provincial Health Care Association

Campaign Office:
Box 870 Bay Roberts
Newfoundland and Labrador
A0A 1G0
(709) 786-2384
billmorrowliberal@nfaibn.com



Eugene Conway

Party: New Democratic Party

Birth Date: Jan 11, 1946
Age: 60
Birthplace: Freshwater, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland

Education: High School
Profession: Businessman

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Shirley
Children: Four

Career Background: Worked at Kodak Canada Toronto, 1966-1976.

Community Activities: Worked with the Come By Chance Concerned Citizens (Blue Haze), the Foxtrap Concerned Citizens Committee (Waste Oil Incinerator), the Seal Cove Concerned Citizens Committee (Holyrood Generating Station Emissions), the Avalon Progressive Waste Management Committee (Avondale/TCH Garbage Incinerator), ROMAR (Reduce Our Moose Accident Risk) and the Newfoundland Lichen Education and Research Group dedicated to protecting a rare tree lichen in the Avondale River Watershed.

Political History
Municipal: Former mayor of Conception Harbour
Provincial: Defeated in Harbour Main-Whitbourne in 2003. Defeated as PC in Harbour Main-Whitbourne in 1996.

Campaign Office:
eugeneconway@ndp.ca




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ELECTION RESULTSDetails>
1241035129
Total Elected and Leading
CON124036.27%
LIB103030.23%
BQ51010.48%
NDP29017.48%
IND10.52%
OTH005.02%

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