New Democratic Party candidates, 2008 Canadian federal election

New Democratic Party candidates, 2008 Canadian federal election

This is a list of nominated candidates for the New Democratic Party in the 40th Canadian federal election, which resulted in a Conservative minority government.[1]


Newfoundland and Labrador - 7 seats

Riding Candidate Gender Residence Occupation Votes  % Rank Biographical notes
Avalon Randy Wayne Dawe M Clark's Beach Truck driver 5,707 17.4 3rd Dawe ran in the riding of Bonavista—Trinity—Conception in both the 1997 and 2000 federal elections. In 1997, he was the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada candidate and in 2000 he ran for the Canadian Alliance.[2]
Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor Jason Holley M Amherst Cove Artist 3,577 12.5 3rd Holley is an artist and small business owner from Amherst Cove.[3]
Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte Mark Kennedy M Corner Brook Engineering Technician 4,603 17.5 2nd
Labrador Phyllis Artiss F St. John's Retired University Professor 1,378 17.8 2nd

Artiss was a parachute candidate from St. John's. She is a retired Memorial University professor.[4]

Random—Burin—St. George's Terry White M Stephenville Carpenter 5,563 23.8 2nd White has lived in Stephenville since 1982, and recently came out of retirement to work as a carpenter in Alberta.[5]
St. John's East Jack Harris M St. John's Lawyer 30,881 74.6 1st Harris former federal MP for this riding (1987–1988) and leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party.
St. John's South—Mount Pearl Ryan Cleary M St. John's Journalist 13,971 40.6 2nd Cleary is the former editor of the weekly Independent newspaper in St. John's Campaign Web Site

Prince Edward Island - 4 seats

Riding Candidate Gender Residence Occupation Votes  % Rank Biographical notes
Cardigan Mike Avery M Millview Maintenance Worker #3 1,556 8.1 3rd
Charlottetown Brian Pollard M Charlottetown Filmmaker 2,187 12.3 3rd He was the candidate in 2006.
Egmont Orville Lewis M Woodstock Farmer 1,670 9.0 3rd
Malpeque J'Nan Brown F Clyde River Retired 1,819 9.7 3rd

Nova Scotia - 11 seats

Riding Candidate Gender Residence Occupation Votes  % Rank Biographical notes
Cape Breton—Canso Mark MacNeill M Inverness Government and Business Policy Advisor 7,660 21.1 3rd Served in Ottawa as a consultant with National Advisory Board on Science and Technology, with the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Solicitor General's Aboriginal Policing Secretariat.
Central Nova Mary Louise Lorefice F Antigonish Retired educator 7,659 19.6 3rd Lorefice is a retired teacher from Antigonish, who has lived in the community for 38 years.[6][7]
Cumberland—Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley Karen Olsson F North River Stay-at-home Mother 4,874 12.3 2nd
Dartmouth—Cole Harbour Brad Pye M Ottawa, ON Senior Political Party Program Officer 12,793 31.5 2nd Pye is an international development worker and son of former Dartmouth North MLA Jerry Pye.
Halifax Megan Leslie F Halifax Community Legal Worker 19,252 42.7 1st
Halifax West Tamara Lorincz F Halifax Director of Nova Scotia Environment Network 12,201 29.6 2nd An environmentalist.
Kings—Hants Carol E. Harris F Wolfville University Professor 8,291 22.0 3rd She was the NDP's candidate in the 2000 election in Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca.
Sackville—Eastern Shore Peter Stoffer M Windsor Junction Parliamentarian 24,279 61.4 1st Stoffer has been the incumbent MP since 1997.
South Shore—St. Margaret's Gordon S. Earle M Upper Tantallon Retired Public Servant 13,456 33.7 2nd Earle is the former federal MP for Halifax West (1997–2000). Has run in this riding unsuccessfully in 2004 and 2006.
Sydney—Victoria Wayne McKay M Sydney Teacher 8,559 24.4 2nd
West Nova George Barron M Bear River Paramedic 7,097 16.9 3rd Barron was born near Paris, Ontario, he has been a paramedic for 22 years. He was nominated on October 28, 2007.

New Brunswick - 10 seats

Riding Candidate Gender Residence Occupation Votes  % Rank Biographical notes
Acadie—Bathurst Yvon Godin M Bathurst Parliamentarian 25,849 57.5 1st Incumbent MP since 1997.
Beauséjour Chris Durrant M Sackville Student 7,242 16.9 3rd Durrant is pursuing an honours degree in international relations at Mount Allison University. He was born in Lennoxville, Quebec.
Fredericton Jesse Travis M Rusagonis Software Sales Consultant 6,490 15.4 3rd
Fundy Royal Rob Moir M Clifton Royal Professor 7,907 23.7 2nd Moir is an economist and educator; President of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association. He was the candidate in the 2006 election.
Madawaska—Restigouche Thérèse Tremblay-Philippe F Dalhousie Library - assistant 5,361 15.6 3rd
Miramichi Donald A. Doucet M Lagacéville Small Business Owner 4,904 17.1 3rd

Doucet co-owns two small businesses in the Neguac, New Brunswick area, where he was born. He is a former pulp mill worker and trucker. He ran in the New Brunswick general election, 1999.

Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe Carl Bainbridge M Moncton Driver Contractor 7,394 16.3 3rd
New Brunswick Southwest Andrew Graham M Saint John Woodworker - Carpenter 4,958 16.5 3rd

Graham is a carpenter and woodworker. He also designs and builds harpsichords and pipe organs. He was born in London, Ontario and was educated at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Ran for the NDP in the 2006 election finishing third with 5,178 votes or 15.63%. He also ran for the NDP in the 1999 and 2003 elections in Western Charlotte.

Saint John Tony Mowery M Saint John Substitute Teacher 5,560 16.0 3rd
Tobique—Mactaquac Alice Finnamore F Scotch Settlement Psychologist 4,830 15.3 3rd Ran for the NDP in the 2006 election finishing third with 4,172 votes or 11.49%.

Quebec - 75 seats

Riding Candidate Gender Residence Occupation Votes  % Rank Biographical notes
Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou Erica Martin F Montreal Student 2,276 8.2 4th
Abitibi—Témiscamingue Christine Moore F Dupuy Nurse 4,151 9.5 4th
Notes: Moore is a coordinator. She was Coordinator of the Association étudiante en soins infirmiers du Collège de Sherbrooke. Served for more than three years in the Canadian military and Was coordinator of a tourist information booth in the Municipality of La Reine, Quebec. She studied health care at the Collège de Sherbrooke. She was the candidate in the 2006 election, where she finished fourth with 4,002 votes. She also ran in the 1993, 1997 and 2000 elections. In 1993 she ran in Chicoutimi, and in 1997 and 2000 she ran in Compton—Stanstead.
Ahuntsic Alexandra Bélec F Montreal Lawyer 4,276 9.0 4th She was born in Bogota, Colombia.
Alfred-Pellan Cynthia Roy F Mirabel Mother 6,406 12.0 4th Roy is a University of Montreal law student. Born in Valleyfield, Quebec, she received 4,163 votes in the 2006 election in the riding of Beauharnois—Salaberry, placing fourth.
Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel Alain Senécal M Mirabel Automatisms technician 6,819 12.4 4th
Notes: Alain Senécal was born in Montreal and was thirty-nine years old during his first federal candidacy in 2006. Educated at the CEGEP du Vieux-Montréal, he is an electronic technician who has specialized in telecommunications with Hydro-Québec. He also began working as a Public Service Alliance of Canada, Section 957 delegate in a Montreal region employee assistance program in 2000.[8] Senécal has been a New Democratic Party candidate in two federal elections. He was also vice-president of the Action démocratique du Québec campaign in Mirabel in the 2003 Quebec provincial election, supporting the candidacy of Hubert Meilleur.[9]
Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes  % Place Winner
2006 federal Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel New Democratic Party 3,466 6.49 4/5 Mario Laframboise, Bloc Québécois
2008 federal Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel New Democratic Party 6,819 12.40 4/6 Mario Laframboise, Bloc Québécois
Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour Nourredine Seddiki M Sorel-Tracy Professor 4,010 8.2 4th
Notes: Nourredine Seddiki has a Bachelor's Degree in electro-technology as well as diplomas in informatics and automatization engineering for industrial processes. He was an electrical project manager in Algeria from 1984 to 1989, taught mathematics at the Institut des techniques du froid of Algeria from 1989 to 1994, and then taught mathematics and physics in a secondary school in France from 1994 to 1996. In 1998, he became a professor of automatization, electronics and electro-technology at Cégep de Sorel-Tracy. He was forty-nine years old at the time of the election.[10] He finished fourth against Bloc Québécois incumbent Louis Plamondon.
Beauce Véronique Poulin F Quebec City Student 4,352 8.5 4th Poulin is a childhood education student at the Cégep de Sainte-Foy.
Beauharnois—Salaberry Anne Minh-Thu Quach F Valleyfield Teacher 6,214 11.6 4th
Beauport—Limoilou Simon-Pierre Beaudet M Quebec City Professor 5,986 12.2 4th Beaudet is a former radio host on CKIA and CKRL and is currently a bookseller. He has a masters degree in literature from Laval University. He was the NDP candidate in the 2006 election as well.
Berthier—Maskinongé André Chauvette M Saint-Gabriel Responsible for project in prevention of criminality 5,864 10.4 4th
Bourassa Samira Laouni F Laval Self employed 3,188 8.0 4th Laouni is currently the co-ordinator with responsibilities for public relations with the Quebec Muslim Health Professional Network in Montreal. She was born in Casablanca, Morocco.
Brome—Missisquoi Christelle Bogosta F Bedford Drug addication treatment 4,514 9.05 4th
Notes: Christelle Bogosta was born in 1973 in Montreal. She has a diploma in applied ecology from Vanier College, a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and immunology, and an advanced graduate diploma in community health from the University of Montreal. Formerly an organic farmer, she is a public health administrator focused on treatment and harm reduction for substance abuse.[11] She decided to run in the 2008 election out of concern that the Conservative government of Stephen Harper was averse to funding community treatment programs. Bogosta also called for a train link from Montreal to Sherbrooke during the campaign.[12] She defeated Simon Gnocchini Messier to win the New Democratic Party nomination.[13] On election day, she finished fourth against Bloc Québécois incumbent Christian Ouellet. She later ran for a seat on the Bedford town council in 2009.
Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes  % Place Winner
2008 federal Brome—Missisquoi New Democratic Party 4,514 9.05 4/6 Christian Ouellet, Bloc Québécois
2009 Bedford municipal Council, District 3 n/a 276 30.70 2/3 Madeleine Fortin
Brossard—La Prairie Hoang Mai M Montreal Notary 7,452 12.7 4th Born in Montreal in 1973. He has a bachelor's master's degree in private international law from the University of Montreal.
Chambly—Borduas Serge Gélinas M Chambly Advisor 8,998 14.2 4th He is a civil servant. He ran for Chambly City Council in 2005.
Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles Anne-Marie Day F Quebec City Director 6,542 13.1 4th Day is the director of the employability centre, Centre étape
Châteauguay—Saint-Constant Sonia Jurado F Saint-Philippe Development agent 8,261 15.0 4th
Chicoutimi—Le Fjord Stéphane Girard M Chicoutimi Secondary school teacher 3,742 7.8 4th Girard is a history teacher in La Baie, Quebec.
Compton—Stanstead Jean Rousseau M Saint-Denis-de-Brompton Human resources advisor 5,843 11.3 4th Rousseau is a sound engineer, born in Asbestos, Quebec.
Drummond Annick Corriveau F Drummondville Responsible for diffusion 7,460 16.5 4th Corriveau is responsible for national and international tours of the drama centre called L’Arrière Scène for children and youth.
Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine Gaston Langlais M Gaspé Retired 2,549 7.0 4th
Notes: Langlais is a pilot. He is also a fisheries expert in fishing techniques and products processing, and has experience in the field of business administration. He has been director of the Société de gestion d'immeubles et de copropriétés (SOGECO), a property and condominium management corporation founded in Gatineau. He was also the manager of several businesses, a college instructor and member of professional associations. He additionally worked abroad for international organizations such as the World Bank and the Canadian International Development Agency. He ran for the Conservative Party of Canada in this riding in 2006.
Gatineau Françoise Boivin F Gatineau Lawyer 13,612 26.1 2nd Boivin is the former Liberal MP (2004–2006) for Gatineau.
Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia Julie Demers F Montreal Writer-translator 1,497 4.7 4th
Hochelaga Jean-Claude Rocheleau M Montreal Union president 6,600 14.4 3rd Rochelau is a petroleum worker. He was born in 1956 in Montreal and studied international relations at the University of Montreal. He is currently the President of the Syndicat des Travailleurs Unis du Pétrole du Canada Local 121.
Honoré-Mercier François Pilon M Montreal Civil servant 4,986 10.1 4th Elected in the 2011 federal election
Hull—Aylmer Pierre Ducasse M Gatineau Political advisor 10,454 19.8 3rd Ran for the leadership of the party in 2003. Ran in the 1997, 2004 and 2006 elections in Manicouagan.
Jeanne-Le Ber Daniel Breton M Montreal Ecologist 7,708 15.7 3rd Breton, a Quebec environment and civic activist, was one of the NDP's "star" candidates
Joliette Francine Raynault F Crabtree Volunteer 5,579 10.4 4th Raynault was born in L'Assomption. She studied business law at UQAM and has been a businesswoman, farmer and real estate agent.
Jonquière—Alma Jean-François Paradis M Montreal Community organizor 2,475 4.9 4th
Lac-Saint-Louis Daniel Quinn M Pointe-Claire Educator 8,105 15.8 3rd
La Pointe-de-l'Île Isabelle Maguire F Brossard Environmental project leader 5,975 12.9 3rd
LaSalle—Émard Amy Darwish F Montreal Youth speaker 5,622 13.2 4th
Laurentides—Labelle David Dupras M Mont-Tremblant Student 4,896 9.2 4th

Dupras is a public relations student at La Cité collégiale in Ottawa. He was born in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.

Laurier—Sainte-Marie François Grégoire M Montreal Teacher 8,209 17.1 3rd
Laval Alain Giguère M Laval Lawyer 6,289 12.5 4th
Laval—Les Îles Zahia El-Masri F Montreal Facilitator 6,124 11.5 4th
Lévis—Bellechasse Gabriel Biron M Quebec City Communication consultant 5,856 10.8 4th
Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher Lise St-Denis F Montreal Teacher 7,021 14.0 4th
Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière Raymond Côté M Quebec City Operator 6,828 13.2 3rd
Louis-Hébert Denis Blanchette M Quebec City Information Annalist 5,403 9.3 4th
Louis-Saint-Laurent Alexandrine Latendresse F Quebec City Student 5,252 10.5 4th
Manicouagan Michaël Chicoine M Sept-Îles Security guard 1,491 4.8 4th
Marc-Aurèle-Fortin Benoît Beauchamp M Montreal Teacher 6,907 12.3 4th
Mégantic—L'Érable Bruno Vézina M Irlande Forestry worker 4,191 9.5 4th
Montcalm Marie-Josée Beauchamp F Montreal Communications councillor 8,337 13.85 3rd Beauchamp has a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Ottawa and has served as co-president of the women's commission of the Quebec NDP.[14] She was a Projet Montréal candidate for the Montreal city council in the 2009 municipal election.[15]
Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup Gaston Hervieux M L'Isle-Verte Researcher 2,428 5.5 4th
Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord Jonathan Tremblay M Beaupré Student 3,332 7.7 4th
Mount Royal Nicolas Thibodeau M Mont-Royal Administrative Director 2,733 7.7 3rd
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine Peter Deslauriers M Montreal Teacher 6,641 15.2 4th
Outremont Thomas Mulcair M Beaconsfield Parliamentarian 14,348 39.5 1st Incumbent Member of Parliament
Papineau Costas Zafiropoulos M Montreal Quality Assurance Analyst 3,734 8.7 3rd
Pierrefonds—Dollard Shameem Siddiqui M Dollard-des-Ormeaux Sales & Marketing 4,823 10.5 3rd
Pontiac Céline Brault F Chelsea Teacher 6,616 15.4 4th
Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier André Turgeon M Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval Nurse 5,707 12.7 4th
Québec Catherine Roy-Goyette F Quebec City Researcher 5,933 11.8 4th
Repentigny Réjean Bellemare M Le Gardeur Economist 8,853 15.1 2nd Was 48 at the time of the election. Born in Trois-Rivières. Has a Bachelor's degree in economics from UQTR. He also has a diploma in management and co-operative development from the University of Sherbrooke and a master's degree in applied finance from UQAM, and a university certificate in governance from Laval University. He ran here twice in 2006. (In the federal election and in a by-election)
Richmond—Arthabaska Stéphane Ricard M Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton Entrepreneur 4,509 8.7 4th
Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques Guy Caron M Gatineau Economist 4,084 10.3 4th
Notes: Caron, born May 13, 1968 in Rimouski, Quebec, is a journalist. He has worked at a community radio station, he wrote for the Progrès-Écho and Rimouskois newspapers and worked as a media relations officer for the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. He is currently employed by the Council of Canadians, a non-profit organization. He has a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Ottawa and a master's degree in economics from the University of Quebec. He ran in both the 2004 and 2006 federal elections.
Rivière-des-Mille-Îles Normand Beaudet M Blainville Multimedia consultant 6,741 13.3 4th
Rivière-du-Nord Simon Bernier M Mirabel Junior engineer 7,187 14.5 2nd
Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean Catherine Forbes F Montreal Nurse 1,738 4.7 4th
Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie Alexandre Boulerice M Montreal Union advisor 8,522 16.3 3rd
Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert Vesna Vesic F Saint-Bruno Community organizer 7,154 13.5 4th
Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot Brigitte Sansoucy F Saint-Hyacinthe Administrative assistant 6,721 14.0 3rd
Saint-Jean Philippe Refghi M Longueuil Student 5,529 10.3 4th
Saint-Lambert Richard Marois M Brossard Environmental consultant 6,280 14.5 4th
Saint-Laurent—Cartierville Jerome Rodrigues M Dorval Retail sales consultant 3,654 9.0 4th
Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel Laura Colella F Gatineau Lawyer 4,039 10.7 4th She was admitted to the Bar of Quebec. She has a diploma in special education, specializing in children and youth with serious behavioural problems and a law degree from the University of Quebec at Montreal. Born in Montreal, she ran in this riding in the 2004 and 2006 elections.
Saint-Maurice—Champlain Anne Marie Aubert F Montreal Communication agent 3,601 7.8 4th
Shefford Simon Gnocchini Messier M Bromont Textbook salesman 6,323 12.5 4th
Notes: Simon Gnocchini Messier (formerly known as Simon Gnocchini) has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Laval University. He has worked as a high school teacher and a textbook salesman. He was a councillor in Stanbridge Station from 2001 to 2003, and in 2007 he was elected as a school trustee for the Commission scolaire du Val-des-Cerfs.[16] He ran for the National Assembly of Quebec in the 2003 provincial election as a Union des forces progressistes candidate in Brome—Missisquoi.[17] He also ran for mayor of Bedford in the 2003 municipal elections, without success.[18] Gnocchini Messier originally sought the New Democratic Party nomination for the federal Brome—Missisquoi division in 2008, but he lost to Christelle Bogosta. After discussions with the party, he decided to run in Shefford.[13] He finished fourth against Bloc Québécois incumbent Robert Vincent. He later sought election to the Bromont town council in 2009.[19] He is presumably related to Luc Gnocchini, a town councillor in Bedford.
Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes  % Place Winner
2001 Stanbridge Station municipal Council n/a - - 1/? himself
2003 provincial Brome—Missisquoi Union des forces progressistes 509 1.53 4/5 Pierre Paradis, Liberal
2003 Bedford municipal Mayor of Bedford n/a 142 15.57 3/3 Claude Dubois
2007 school trustee Val-des-Cerfs, District 16 n/a 101 62.35 1/2 himself
2008 federal Shefford New Democratic Party 6,323 12.51 4/5 Robert Vincent, Bloc Québécois
2009 Bromont municipal Council, District 4 n/a 65 9.70 3/4 Marie-Ève Lagacé
Sherbrooke Yves Mondoux M Austin Animator 6,676 13.1 4th Mondoux is an environmentalist and television host
Terrebonne—Blainville Michel Le Clair M Terrebonne Bell Canada network coordinator 7,278 13.5 4th
Trois-Rivières Geneviève Boivin F Bécancour Coordinator 4,544 9.2 4th
Vaudreuil—Soulanges Maxime Héroux-Legault M Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot Student 6,298 9.6 4th A student in philosophy and political sciences in University of Montreal, Maxime is also co-chairman for the NDP youth wing in Quebec. He is active within the NDP since 2006 and is involved in the student movement since the beginning of his postsecondary education.
Verchères—Les Patriotes Raphaël Fortin M Montreal Responsible for the reception house 8,388 15.5 3rd Fortin was born in 1980 in Montreal and has a degree in business administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal. He ran for the Montreal city council in 2009.[20]
Westmount—Ville-Marie Anne Lagacé Dowson F Montreal Journailist 8,904 22.9 2nd Television host

Ontario - 106 seats

Riding Candidate Gender Residence Occupation Votes  % Rank Biographical notes
Ajax—Pickering Bala Thavarajasoorier M Ajax Unemployed 4,422 9.1 3rd
Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing Carol Hughes F Hanmer Representative 15,249 45.5 1st Candidate in 2004 and 2006 in this riding.
Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale Gordon Guyatt M Dundas Physician 9,632 17.0 3rd Internationally renowned medical researcher
Barrie Myrna Clark F Barrie Teacher 6,403 12.0 3rd Born July 20, 1949 in Toronto, she is an educator with Simcoe County District School Board.
Beaches—East York Marilyn Churley F Toronto Researcher/Writer 14,875 32.1 2nd Former Member of Provincial Parliament
Bramalea—Gore—Malton Jash Puniya M Brampton IT Professional 5,945 12.0 3rd
Brampton—Springdale Mani Singh M Brampton Real Estate ES Representative 5,238 11.6 3rd
Notes: Singh was born in Guyana, and moved to Canada with his family in his late teens. He studied Industrial/Labour Relations at Humber College and Political Science at York University, and has been a realtor since 1989. He was 48 years old at the time of the 2008 election. Singh has served two terms as president of the Association of Concerned Guyanese in Canada. In 2006, he called for the Canadian government to put more pressure on Guyanese police to solve the murder of Guyanese Agriculture Minister Satyadeo Sawh, a Canadian citizen.[21]

Singh joined the New Democratic Party in 1995, and ran for its provincial wing in the 2007 Ontario general election. In this campaign, he pledged to champion affirmative action programs that would give racial minorities better representation in the public services.[22] He also expressed concern that the Brampton Civic Hospital was privately financed, and argued that it will ultimately cost more than a fully public hospital.[23] During the 2008 election, he said that poverty and homelessness were key issues for the riding, and called for the re-opening of the Peel General Hospital.[24] He listed Cheddi Jagan, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela as his political heroes in 2007; the following year, he added Tommy Douglas, Martin Luther King, Fidel Castro.[25]

Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes  % Place Winner
2007 provincial Brampton—Springdale New Democratic Party 3,800 10.89 3/6 Linda Jeffrey, Liberal
2008 federal Brampton—Springdale New Democratic Party 5,238 11.57 3/5 Ruby Dhalla, Liberal
Brampton West Jagtar Shergill M Brampton Insurance and Financial Advisro 7,334 13.6 3rd
Brant Brian Van Tilborg M Brantford Coordinator of Adjustment Centre 9,331 17.2 3rd
Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound Jill McIllwraith F Markdale Registered Practical Nurse 4,640 9.6 4th
Burlington David Laird M Burlington Social Worker 6,597 11.2 3rd

David Carter Laird is a child protection worker with the Children's Aid Society of Toronto. He is a graduate from York University. He is an active member of CUPE. He has run in Burlington in the 2003 provincial election, and both the 2004 and 2006 federal elections. He defeated David Abbott for the nomination May 8, 2007.

Cambridge Max Lombardi M Cambridge Information Technologist 10,044 19.6 3rd Lombardi, (orn December 7, 1967 in Lazio, Italy, has a Computer Programming Diploma from Humber College and a Print Journalism Diploma from Conestoga College. He defeated Fatima Pereira for the nomination on April 28, 2007.
Carleton—Mississippi Mills Paul Arbour M Kanata Software Engineer 6,583 9.6 4th Arbour is a technical project manager with Nortel. He was born in Espanola, Ontario and studied computer programming at Canadore College.
Chatham-Kent—Essex Ron Cadotte M Chatham Retired 6,850 16.4 3rd
Davenport Peter Ferreira M Mississauga Immigration Consultant 10,896 31.3 2nd
Notes: Ferreira is an educator and advocate for new Canadians. He has served as the chair of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. He is also the president of the Portuguese Canadian National Congress and the First Portuguese Cultural Centre. He has volunteered with the Ontario Mental Health Foundation and the Canadian Ethnocultural Council. He has also won the Governor General of Canada Commemorative Medal for community service. He was previously the party's candidate in the 2007 provincial election.
Don Valley East Mary Trapani Hynes F Toronto Educator/Retired 5,062 13.3 3rd
Don Valley West David Sparrow M Toronto Actor/Writer/Film Maker 5,102 10.2 3rd

An actor, writer and producer, Sparrow has appeared in close to one hundred film and television roles including Star Trek Voyager, Serendipity and CTV's Corner Gas. He has written for the stage, the big screen and for CBC radio and has produced and directed a number of industrial and dramatic films.

Dufferin—Caledon Jason Bissett M Bolton Sales 4,385 10.0 4th

Bissett is the co-founder of a small business offering telecom, data and video services.

Durham Andrew McKeever M Bowmanville Animal control 5,485 10.4 4th

On the ballot, but pulled out[26]

Eglinton—Lawrence Justin Chatwin M Toronto Student/Waiter 3,663 8.4 3rd
Chatwin was born in Welland, Ontario in 1975 and has lived in Toronto for the past fourteen years. Currently completing his undergraduate specialist degree in Political Science/ English at the University of Toronto, Chatwin is a former professional actor and an award-winning community activist.

Chatwin's commitment to social justice was fostered early, when at age 13 he organized a fundraising drive at his junior high school for the survivors of Hurricane Gilbert. In 2004, Chatwin was presented with a Golden Seal acknowledging his international community service in the areas of homelessness and hunger relief.

Chatwin has volunteered extensively with McMaster Hospital, and he is the founder of Zine Nation, an organization that focuses on educating and engaging young voters.

He was nominated on September 14, 2008.

Elgin—Middlesex—London Ryan Dolby M Shedden Assembler - Lear St. Thomas 9,135 19.2 3rd Born in Chatham, Dolby is an auto worker, who is studying for a Labour Studies Certificate Program at McMaster University He also studied at the University of Waterloo. He is employed by the Lear Corporation, and is a member of the CAW.
Essex Taras Natyshak M Belle River Labourer 13,703 26.6 3rd Born in Essex County, Natyshak is a workplace health and safety director. He is the former manager of Acufit Fitness Centre/Place Concorde and co-founder of Summit Health and Fitness in Nelson, British Columbia. He studied political science and labour relations at the University of Windsor. He is a founding member of the Kinsmen Club of LaSalle. He previously ran in the 2006 election.
Glengarry—Prescott—Russell Jean-Sébastien Caron M Casselman Teacher 5,678 10.5 3rd Caron is a teacher of science at the l'École secondaire publique L'Héritage in Cornwall, Ontario. Born in Embrun, Ontario, he is a graduate of the University of Ottawa. He has run unsuccessfully for Russell Township council in the past. He won the nomination on May 31, 2007.
Guelph Tom King M Guelph Author 9.713 16.5 4th Broadcaster, and University of Guelph professor.[27]
Haldimand—Norfolk Ian Nichols M Simcoe Transportation Engineer 5,549 11.5 3rd Nichols, born November 14, 1955 in Cardiff, Wales is a truck driver. He studied at Mohawk College. He works for Keith Hall Transport in Burford. He ran for the nomination in 1993, but lost.
Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock Stephen Yardy M Lindsay Student 7,952 14.6 3rd Youngest candidate in the 2008 election
Halton Rob Wagner M Toronto Municipal Administrator 6,118 8.8 3rd

Wagner, a parks co-ordinator. Ran for Oakville Town Council in 2003 and lost. Defeated Pat Heroux for the nomination on February 6, 2007.[28]

Hamilton Centre David Christopherson M Hamilton Parliamentarian 20,010 49.3 1st Member of Parliament
Hamilton East—Stoney Creek Wayne Marston M Hamilton Parliamentarian 19,919 41.3 1st Member of Parliament. Nominated February 23, 2007.
Hamilton Mountain Chris Charlton F Hamilton Parliamentarian 22,796 43.7 1st Member of Parliament
Huron—Bruce Tony McQuail M Lucknow Farmer 7,426 15.0 3rd McQuail is an Organic Farmer and Environmental activist
Kenora Tania Cameron F Kenora Band Manager 5,394 23.2 3rd
Kingston and the Islands Rick Downes M Kingston Elementary vice principal 10,158 17.5 3rd
Kitchener Centre Oz Cole-Arnal M Waterloo Retired Professor 8,122 18.1 3rd Oscar "Oz" Cole-Arnal has been a Lutheran Minister for 42 years, and a professor of Theology at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary at Sir Wilfrid Laurier University for 31 years. He is married, and has two grown sons, three grown stepdaughters, and delights in his two grandchildren.

At present, he is active with the Holocaust Education Committee, the Waterloo Regional Labour Council and a member of the Waterloo Sanctuary Committee. Cole-Arnal was the founder and Chair of the Waterloo Region Interfaith Movement for Social Justice. He is also active in the Victoria Park Neighbourhood Association.

Kitchener—Conestoga Rod McNeil M Kitchener Small Business Owner 7,173 15.0 3rd McNeil, born June 11, 1960 in Kitchener, Ontario, is a businessman. He is the owner and operator of the karaoke service Karaoke Kommotion.
Kitchener—Waterloo Cindy Jacobsen F Waterloo Pastor and Therapist 8,915 14.7 3rd
Lambton—Kent—Middlesex Joe Hill M Sarnia Small Business Owner 7,427 15.5 3rd Joseph Hill was born in Chatham, Ontario and was 66 at the time of the election. Worked in field operations for Northern Electric, based in London for 20 years; transferred to Dallas to work in engineering, customer service and sales support for Nortel for beginning in 1984 and also worked in telecom consulting in the U.S. and Europe before moving back to Canada in 2002.
Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington Sandra Willard F Bath Home Care Worker 7,112 13.1 3rd

Willard is a home care worker. She has been a home care worker since 1992, and before that worked in nursing homes. She is a former president of her Ontario Public Service Employees Union Local. She was nominated January 27, 2008.

Leeds—Grenville Steve Armstrong M Brockville Manufacturing Service Controller 6,511 13.9 3rd Steve M. Armstrong is a chemical controller at Invista Canada. Born in Brockville, he has a BA in History from Carleton University. Ran for the NDP in the 2003 provincial election and lost. Also ran for the NDP in the 2004 election. Finished third with 5,834 votes or 11.32%. Ran for the NDP in the 2006 election. Finished third with 7,945 votes or 15.26%. Nominated March 5, 2007.[29]
London—Fanshawe Irene Mathyssen F Ilderton Teacher 17,672 43.1 1st Current Member of Parliament. Nominated February 25, 2007.
London North Centre Stephen Holmes M London Transit Operator 9,387 17.5 3rd Holmes is the vice president of the London District Labour Council. He has worked as a bus driver with London Transit for 34 years and is the president of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 74 and is an instructor with the Ontario Federation of Labour. He was born in London, Ontario.
London West Peter Lawrence Ferguson M London Scientist/Researcher 8,409 14.6 3rd Ferguson is a scientist at the University of Western Ontario. He holds a PhD from the University of New Brunswick in microbiology. He has 12 years of experience at UWO. He won the nomination on September 9.
Markham—Unionville Nadine Hawkins F Markham Business Woman 4,682 10.2 3rd Hawkins is a businessperson. She has worked as a senior field auditor, primarily for small businesses on behalf of public accounting firms. She has an honour's bachelor degree in business administration from Brock University. She won the nomination by defeating Andy Arifin on February 24, 2008.
Mississauga—Brampton South Karan Pandher M Brampton Postal Clerk 5,268 11.8 3rd
Mississauga East—Cooksville Satish Balasunderam M Mississauga Lawyer 4,632 11.4 3rd
Mississauga—Erindale Mustafa Rivzi M Mississauga Adjuster 4,774 8.5 3rd Rivzi, 28, has a B.A. in political science and international relations from York University. He's an independent adjuster who was worked for a Fortune 500 investment firm and also worked on Bay Street.
Mississauga South Matt Turner M Mississauga Barista-Starbucks 4,104 8.8 3rd
Mississauga—Streetsville Keith Pinto M Mississauga Student 4,710 9.9 3rd
Nepean—Carleton Phil Brown M Ottawa Planner 6,946 9.7 4th
Newmarket—Aurora Mike Seward M Aurora Shipper/Receiver 4,458 8.5 3rd
Niagara Falls Eric Gillespie M Toronto Lawyer 9,186 17.9 3rd
Niagara West—Glanbrook Dave Heatley M Hamilton Retired 7,980 14.8 3rd
Nickel Belt Claude Gravelle M Chelmsford Retired 19,021 46.5 1st

Gravelle is a machinist. Ran for the NDP in the 2004 election. Finished second with 13,980 votes or 34.50%. Ran for the NDP in the 2006 election. Finished second with 17,668 votes or 38.70%. Nominated March 24, 2007.

Nipissing—Timiskaming Dianna Allen F Parry Sound Self Employed 6,582 15.8 3rd Allen, born April 12, 1950 in Alliston, Ontario has a B.A. in history and sociology and a master's degree in library sciences from UoT. She is currently working on a master's in divinity and spirituality from UoT. She has also studied at the Atkinson School of Nursing. She is a former nurse, who has worked for Doctors Without Borders and the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. She currently owns and operates the Blackwater Guest House bed and breakfast in McKellar, Ontario.
Northumberland—Quinte West Russ Christianson M Campbellford Consultant 8,230 14.5 3rd Christianson is a businessman. He is an entrepreneur and management consultant with co-operatives, businesses, communities, not-for-profit organizations and governments to help them achieve their economic, social and environmental goals. Born in Camrose, Alberta he moved to Campbellford, Ontario in 1997. He holds a B.Comm. from Queen's University and has a master of Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto. He ran in the 2006 election.
Oak Ridges—Markham Andy Arifin M Markham Student/Recent Graduate 7,126 9.4 3rd
Oakville Michelle Bilek F Oakville Teacher 4,143 7.5 4th
Oshawa Mike Shields M Courtice Negotiator 16,750 34.7 2nd Shields is the former president of CAW Local 222
Ottawa Centre Paul Dewar M Ottawa Parliamentarian 25,399 39.7 1st Member of Parliament
Ottawa—Orléans Amy O'Dell F Ottawa Employment Counsellor/Teacher 6,025 9.9 3rd
Ottawa South Hijal De Sarkar M Ottawa Student 4,920 8.5 3rd De Sarkar is a 3rd year political science student at Carleton University. He was born in 1984 in Toronto, and is of Bengali descent. He attended C.W. Jeffreys Collegiate Institute in Toronto.
Ottawa—Vanier Trevor Haché M Ottawa Outreach & Information Coordinator 8,845 17.1 3rd

Trevor has lived in the riding of Sandy Hill for several years and also works in the community. Before living in Sandy Hill, Terevor lived in Vanier. His is active in his community through his volunteer work which includes being a member of the Action Sandy Hill community association, as well as a supporter of the Vanier chapter of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). Trevor is also responsible for founding the Sandy Hill community garden which donates a portion of its crops to local found banks.[30]

Ottawa West—Nepean Marlene Rivier F Ottawa Psychological Associate 6,432 11.5 3rd Rivier won the nomination May 17, 2007.
Oxford Diane Abbott F Ingersoll Lawyer 7,982 18.0 3rd
Parkdale—High Park Peggy Nash F Toronto Labour Negotiator 17,332 36.0 2nd Member of Parliament. Nominated February 11, 2007.
Parry Sound—Muskoka Jo-Anne Boulding F Bracebridge Lawyer 5,355 12.3 3rd
Notes: Jo-Anne Marie Boulding was born in Kimberley, British Columbia. She has a Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Trent University and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.[31]

Boulding was a caseworker at the Parkdale Community Legal Services clinic in the 1980s.[32] She later worked with the Ontario Social Safety Network and called for renewed social investment that would allow low-income women and children to live in safety.[33] After moving to Muskoka in 1991, she became executive director of the Lake Country Community Legal Clinic.[31] She received the Muskoka Woman of the Year Award in 1998.[34]

Boulding has run for the New Democratic Party in three federal elections and one provincial election.

Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes  % Place Winner
2003 provincial Parry Sound—Muskoka New Democratic Party 3,838 9.92 3/5 Norm Miller, Progressive Conservative
2004 federal Parry Sound—Muskoka New Democratic Party 5,171 11.77 3/4 Andy Mitchell, Liberal
2006 federal Parry Sound—Muskoka New Democratic Party 5,472 11.85 3/4 Tony Clement, Conservative
2008 federal Parry Sound—Muskoka New Democratic Party 5,355 12.31 3/5 Tony Clement, Conservative
Perth—Wellington Kerry McManus F Stratford Teacher 7,334 17.0 3rd McManus is a teacher-librarian at Stratford Central Secondary School. She has a BA in French and Math at the University of Guelph and a BEd from the University of Waterloo. She is currently working toward a master of education with a diploma in environment and sustainability at York University. The candidate in this riding was originally Donna Hansen, who was nominated March 13, 2008, but she dropped out.
Peterborough Steve Sharpe M Peterborough Teacher 8,115 13.9 3rd
Notes: Steve Sharpe was a math and physics teacher at Lakefield District Secondary School at the time of the election. He has been a branch president for the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation and operates a 75-acre (300,000 m2) farm in Smith Township started by his family in 1878.[35] He defeated Sean Cameron Holmstrom for the NDP nomination; on election day, he finished third against Conservative Party incumbent Dean Del Mastro.[36]
Pickering—Scarborough East Andrea Moffatt F Pickering Consultant 4,875 10.6 3rd
Prince Edward—Hastings Michael McMahon M Belleville Retired High School Teacher 7,156 13.8 3rd
Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke Sue McSheffrey F Renfrew 5,175 10.9 3rd
Richmond Hill Wess Dowsett M Richmond Hill Staff Representative 4,526 9.9 Dowsett is a staff representative for the United Steelworkers Union. Born in 1955 in Toronto, he has worked as a transport driver, transport vehicle accident recovery specialist and millwright mechanic in uranium mines in Ontario and Saskatchewan. He has also owned and operated a small retail pet supply store and animal boarding facility and owned and operated a successful restaurant. He ran in this riding in the 2006 election and lost. He was nominated June 13, 2007.
St. Catharines George N. Addison M St. Catharines Chaplain 9,428 18.4 3rd

Addison is a clergyman. He is a former peace organizer, journalist, truck mechanic and steel fitter. In 1985 he became an ordained United Church of Canada minister. Since 2002, he has been an ecumenical chaplain at Brock University. He has a BA from Western University, master of divinity, University of Toronto, an MA in religious history, Queen's University and is currently a candidate for a doctorate of ministry, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. He received the nomination on May 3, 2007.

St. Paul's Anita Agrawal F Toronto Manager 6,666 12.8 3rd Agrawal is a manager of family-owned manufacturing and exporting business. Born in Montreal, she has a B.Sc. in biology and anthropology from the University of Toronto; and has a post-graduate diploma in e-commerce, from Centennial College. She ran in Etobicoke Centre in the 2007 provincial election.
Sarnia—Lambton Andy Bruziewicz M Sarnia City councillor 10,037 21.6 2nd

Etobicoke Centre

Joseph Schwartz • Male • Lives in Toronto • Occupation: Financial Services/Life Insurance Representative • Total votes 4,164 • Vote 8.3% • Placed 3rd

Schwartz is a financial services representative. He worked in Etobicoke Centre at the time of the election. Mr. Schwartz has been a long-time member of the party and served on the party's provincial executive. He has previously worked in the Arts and Culture sector, as well as the Co-op Housing sector.


Liam McHugh-Russell• Male • Lives in Toronto • Occupation: Articling Student • Total votes 5,950 • Vote 11.7% • Placed 3rd Russell, born 1980, is a graduate (J.D.) of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and a graduate (Bachelor of Mathematics) of the University of Waterloo. He has been involved in the NDP for a number of years, and was involved in the Ontario New Democratic Youth, serving as Co-Chair for 2005-06. McHugh-Russell was involved in student politics at the University of Waterloo serving as Vice-President (Education) in 2003-04.

In the 2006 election, McHugh-Russell finished third behind Liberal Party of Canada candidate Michael Ignatieff and Conservative Party of Canada candidate John Capobianco. His mother, Margaret Anne McHugh, was the Ontario New Democratic Party candidate in the Ontario general election, 2003.

Etobicoke North

Ali Naqvi• Male • Lives in Etobicoke • Occupation: Lawyer • Total votes 4,940 • Vote 15.7% • Placed 3rd

Ali Naqvi at his 2007 nomination meeting

Ali Naqvi is a Canadian social democratic politician, and lawyer. He has run for political office at both the federal and provincial levels of government for the New Democratic Party (NDP).

Naqvi was born in Karachi, Pakistan, on November 16, 1964. He attended the University of Karachi where he received the following degrees: a Bachelor of Commerce; Masters of International Relations; and Law. He then received a Law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

He now practices immigration law at Naqvi and Associates LL.Ms. He lives in the Toronto, Ontario suburb of Etobicoke, with his wife Raisa Sharipova and their two children Zain and Ameer. He is the brother of Ontario Liberal MPP Yasir Naqvi.

He has run for the New Democratic Party in four elections and was defeated four times. His first run for elected office was in the electoral district of Don Valley West in the 2000 federal election. His second election was during the 2003 Ontario provincial election, also in Don Valley West. In the 2006 federal election he ran for the NDP in Etobicoke North. He ran again for the federal NDP and was nominated as the their candidate in the riding of Etobicoke North, on May 12, 2007.

Sault Ste. Marie

Tony Martin, Incumbent MP.


Simon Dougherty. Stacy Douglas was originally nominated in 2007, but withdrew because she was completing her PhD in England at the time the election was called. Simon was nominated soon after the writ dropped. He has worked locally and nationally in health care, education, the arts, and with charities. He specialized in Film & Video Production and studied Political Philosophy to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours at York University. Simon was on York's Inter-Faith Council in university and is a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 79. Shortly after his family immigrated to Canada, they moved to Scarborough—Agincourt where they have lived for 25 years.

Scarborough Centre

Natalie Hundt. The candidate originally nominated on June 5, 2008 was Carolle Gilgeous, but she dropped out.


Scarborough—Rouge River

Ryan Sloan works in retail.

Scarborough Southwest


Katy T. Austin. She won the nomination on February 10, 2008.

Simcoe North


Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry

  • Darlene Jalbert


Glenn Thibeault

Thunder Bay—Rainy River

John Rafferty, self-employed. Ran for the NDP in the 2000 election in Thunder Bay—Superior North. Finished third 6,169 votes or 19.48%. Ran for the NDP in the 2004 election. Finished second with 10,781 votes or 29.70%. Ran for the NDP in the 2006 election. Finished second with 12,862 votes or 33.42%. Nominated February 4, 2007.[37]

Thunder Bay—Superior North

Bruce Hyer is an ecologist, biologist, forester and businessperson. His company, WildWaters Nature Tours & Expeditions Ltd., retails and wholesales canoes and kayaks, and he has run a variety of wilderness adventures and ecotours from bases in Thunder Bay and Armstrong, Ontario since 1976. He was a consultant on forestry and tourism and served as an adjudicator on the Province of Ontario Environmental Appeal Board from 1988 to 1997. He holds a M.Sc. in forestry from Lakehead University. Ran for the NDP in the 2004 election. Finished second with 10,230 votes or 30.00%. Ran for the NDP in the 2006 election. Finished second with 13,601 votes or 34.96%. Nominated February 12, 2007.[38]

Timmins—James Bay

Charlie Angus, Incumbent MP

Toronto Centre


Jack Layton


Olivia Chow, MP. Nominated January 21, 2007.


Vicky Wilkin


Malcolm Allen defeated Tom Balint, Jody DiBartolomeo and Daniel Peat for the nomination on March 25, 2007.

Wellington—Halton Hills


David Purdy


Susan Wallace is a lawyer. From 1995 to 2007 she was the national executive director of Canadian Actors' Equity Association. Before that she was a lawyer in Saskatoon. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan law school in 1989.


Joe Comartin, MP. Nominated February 1, 2007.

Windsor West

Brian Masse, MP

York Centre

Kurtis Baily


Sylvia Gerl

York South—Weston

Mike Sullivan is a Union Representative with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union. He is chair of the Weston Community Coalition, a grass-roots group formed to give a community response to the governments' plans for putting increased rail service through the neighbourhood of Weston. He is also co-chair of the Mount Dennis Weston Network, which is working to protect the former Kodak lands for employment purposes.

York West

Giulio Manfrini

Manitoba - 14 Seats

Riding Candidate Notes Gender Residence Occupation Votes  % Rank
Brandon—Souris Jean Luc Bouché M Brandon Locomotive Engineer 6,055 17.7% 2nd
Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia Fiona Shiells F Winnipeg Ministerial Assistant 7,190 17.9% 3rd
Churchill Niki Ashton 2006 Candidate in this riding F Thompson Researcher 8,734 47.5% 1st
Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette Ron Strynadka M Birtle Retired 4,914 16.6% 2nd
Elmwood—Transcona Jim Maloway Former MLA for Elmwood M Winnipeg Small Businessman 14,355 45.8% 1st
Kildonan—St. Paul Ross Eadie M Winnipeg Self Employed / Consultant 12,093 32.7% 2nd
Portage—Lisgar Mohamed Alli M Winnipeg Distribution Centre Associate 2,353 7.3% 4th
Provencher Ross C. Martin M Oakbank Design Coordinator 4,947 13.7% 2nd
Saint Boniface Matt Schaubroeck M Winnipeg Student 5,502 13.1% 3rd
Selkirk—Interlake Patricia Cordner F Selkirk Retired 9,506 24.7% 2nd
Winnipeg Centre Pat Martin Incumbent MP M Winnipeg Parliamentarian 12,285 48.9% 1st
Winnipeg North Judy Wasylycia-Leis Incumbent MP F Winnipeg Parliamentarian 14,097 62.6% 1st
Winnipeg South Sean Robert M Winnipeg Product Consultant - MLCC 4,673 11.4% 3rd
Winnipeg South Centre Rachel Heinrichs F Winnipeg Student 5,490 14.1% 3rd

Saskatchewan - 14 seats


Bob Woloshyn is a businessman. He Worked for an industrial moving company in Southern California for almost two decades. He left to start his own business in the same industry and is currently a managing business partner and head of sales at Battlefords Supercycle.


Patti Gieni, a labour unionist. Defeated Jane Wollenberg for the nomination February 1, 2007.

Cypress Hills—Grasslands

Scott Wilson

Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River

Brian Morin


Don Mitchell, former mayor of Moose Jaw. Defeated David Steele for the nomination on March 4, 2007.

Prince Albert

Valerie Mushinski, a CEO. Ran for the NDP in the 2006 election finishing second with 7,562 votes or 23.84%. Nominated January 13, 2007.

Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre

Fred Kress is a political advisor. Currently employed as assistant to Kim Trew, MLA for Regina Coronation Park. He served as chief of staff a number of cabinet ministers in the Saskatchewan NDP government and as special advisor to Premier Lorne Calvert. He is also a former purchasing manager at the Regina Pioneer Village. He was born in Regina.


Janice Bernier, retired SaskTel employee. She defeated Lorna Standingready for the nomination on February 10, 2007.


Scott Ruston


Nettie Wiebe


Clint Davidson, an employee for the Saskatchewan provincial government. Defeated John Edmund Parry for the nomination on April 25, 2007.

Souris—Moose Mountain

  • Raquel Fletcher, Pre-Journalism Student at the University of Regina. She won the nomination on September 7, 2008.


Stephen Moore


Doug Ottenbreit

Alberta - 28 seats

Calgary Centre

Tyler Kinch is a graphic designer. He holds an honours diploma in Digital Graphics Communications from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Nominated June 8, 2008.

Calgary Centre-North

John Chan, an environmental inspector. Ran for the NDP in the 2004 election. Finished third with 6,298 votes or 12.13%. Ran for the NDP in the 2006 election. Finished second with 9,341 votes or 16.78%. Nominated February 24, 2007.[39]

Calgary East

  • Ian Vaughan

Calgary Northeast

Vinay Dey

Calgary—Nose Hill

Stephanie Sundberg

Calgary Southeast

Chris Willott

Calgary Southwest

Holly Heffernan, a registered nurse. Ran for the NDP in the 2006 election finishing third with 4,628 votes or 8.06%. She also ran in Calgary-Glenmore in the 2004 provincial election. Nominated February 24, 2007.

Calgary West

Teale Phelps Bondaroff


Ellen Parker, an educator. Ran for the NDP in the 2004 election. Finished third with 3,241 votes or 6.90%. Ran for the NDP in the 2006 election. Finished second with 3,875 votes or 7.40%. Nominated March 24, 2007.

Edmonton Centre

  • Donna Martyn is a former teacher at Parkview Elementary-Junior High. She is on leave because she has Lou Gehrig's disease. Born in Olds, Alberta, she completed pre-medical studies at University of Alberta before switching to the field of education. B.Ed. and MA from the University of Alberta. Ran for the NDP in the 2006 election finishing third with 6,187 votes or 10.75%. She also ran in Edmonton-Riverview in the 2004 provincial election. Nominated February 2, 2007.

Edmonton East

Ray Martin


Hana Razga

Edmonton—Mill Woods—Beaumont

Michael Butler - Butler's wife was murdered, and his brother charged as the killer. Michael Butler has become an advocate for improved drug treatment facilities and more police officers on the streets.[40]

Edmonton—St. Albert

Dave Burkhart, ran for mayor of St. Albert in 2004. Nominated April 1, 2007.

Edmonton—Sherwood Park

  • Brian LaBelle has been a child and youth care worker for the past 14 years. He has publicly stated he will donate $1000 a week of his MP salary to family and community support organizations if elected. Born in Edmonton, he studied child and youth care at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton.[41]

Edmonton—Spruce Grove

Barbara Ann Phillips, nominated April 5, 2007.


Linda Duncan, an environmental law consultant. Ran for the NDP in the 2006 election finishing second with 17,153 votes or 32.51%. Nominated January 19, 2007.[42]

Fort McMurray—Athabasca

Mark Voyageur


Mark Sandilands, a professor. Ran for the NDP in Lethbridge West in the 2001 and 2004 provincial elections. Nominated January 21, 2007.[43]


  • Stan Knowlton is a board member of a local investment company and an education contractor. He has a B.Sc. in geography and a Master's degree in Native American studies at the University of Lethbridge. He ran for the NDP in the 1997 election finishing fourth with 1,444 votes or 4.05%. Nominated March 4, 2007.

Medicine Hat

Wally Regehr, a retired educator. Ran for the NDP in the 1984 election. Finished second with 4,652 votes or 10.37%. Ran for the NDP in the 2006 election. Finished third with 3,598 votes or 8.04%. Nominated March 28, 2007.

Peace River

Adele Boucher Rymhs

Red Deer

Stuart Somerville


Raymond Stone, a farmer. Ran for the NDP in the 2000 election finishing fourth with 2,069 votes or 4.61%. Ran for the NDP in the 2001 provincial election in Vermilion-Lloydminster. Nominated March 11, 2007.

Westlock—St. Paul


Tim Robson, salesperson. Ran for the NDP in the 2006 election finishing third with 3,090 votes or 7.24%. He defeated Lynne Gendron and Jim Graves for the nomination on March 24, 2007.

Wild Rose

Jeff Horvath, a teacher, he ran for the NDP in the 2004 federal election. He finished third with 4,009 votes or 8.49%. Nominated on April 28, 2007.[44]


Ken Kuzminski, nominated February 24, 2007.

British Columbia - 36 seats


  • Bonnie Rai

British Columbia Southern Interior


Burnaby—New Westminster

Cariboo—Prince George

  • Bev Collins

Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon

  • Helen Kormendy

Delta—Richmond East

  • Szilvia Barna

Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca

  • Jennifer Burgis

Fleetwood—Port Kells

  • Nao Fernando


  • Michael Crawford

Kelowna—Lake Country

  • Tish Lakes


  • Leon Pendleton


  • Andrew Claxton


  • Zeni Maartman


Newton—North Delta

  • Teresa Townsley

New Westminster—Coquitlam

North Vancouver

  • Michael Charrois


  • Ralph Poynting


  • Alice Brown

Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission

  • Mike Bocking

Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam

  • Zoë Royer

Prince George—Peace River

  • Betty Bekkering


Saanich—Gulf Islands

Skeena—Bulkley Valley

South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale

  • Peter Prontzos

Surrey North

  • Rachid Arab

Vancouver Centre

Vancouver East

Vancouver Island North

Vancouver Kingsway

Vancouver Quadra

  • David R. Caplan

Vancouver South

  • Ann Chambers


West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country

  • Bill Forst

Yukon - 1 seat


  • Ken Bolton

Northwest Territories - 1 seat

Western Arctic

Nunavut - 1 seat


  • Paul Irngaut

See also

  • Results of the Canadian federal election, 2008
  • Results by riding for the Canadian federal election, 2008


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