Brampton municipal election, 2006
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The Brampton municipal election, 2006 took place on 13 November 2006, to elect a mayor, five regional councillors and five city councillors in the city of Brampton, Ontario, Canada. It was held in conjunction with all other municipalities in Ontario. See Ontario municipal elections, 2006.
It was referred to as CityVote 2006 by the City's website.
The nomination period ended on Friday 29 September 2006; thirty candidates registered in the two weeks prior. Six candidates withdrew after this point, before the cut-off of 5 pm Monday. There was a total of 96 candidates running for political office.
Over the various days of voting, 68,186 Brampton residents cast ballots; there were 226,869 registered voters in the city at the time. This means there was a 30.8% turn-out.
- 1 Candidates
- 1.1 Mayor
- 1.2 Wards 1, 5
- 1.3 Wards 2, 6
- 1.4 Wards 3, 4
- 1.5 Wards 7, 8
- 1.6 Wards 9, 10
- 2 Peel District School Board
- 3 Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
- 4 Conseil scolaire de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest
- 5 Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud
- 6 References
- 7 External links
|Susan Fennell (incumbent, winner)||51,036||74.8|
|John R. A. Moulton||4,007||5.9|
Susan Fennell (incumbent)
- Mayor Fennell served as a city councillor, then a regional councillor, prior to becoming Mayor. She is currently a member of the Peel Regional Police Services Board, Large Urban Mayors Caucus of Ontario, the board of Hydro One Brampton, the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, and two time chair of the Infrastructure and Transportant Committee of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Previously she was commissioner of the National Women's Hockey League, and involved in the Brampton Board of Trade, Downtown Business Improvement Area, and Sheridan College Board of Governors.
- Gandhi is a 29-year-old small business owner, with no previous political experience.
GUARDIAN ARTICLE, stating Iqbal did not participate in interviews.
John R.A. Moulton
- Moulton is a 49-year-old "enterpreneur", living in downtown Brampton. He is placed 170th out of 174 in the Canadian Classic Table Hockey Federation's rankings as of October 9, 2006. Moulton described himself as a "clown" in the closing statements of a televised debate. Fennell asked Moulton not to make such self-defacing comments. Moulton's only other comments were regarding the level of Fennell's campaign donations, a practice he does not participate in, feeling it leads to bias; Fennell defends the process, stating it essentially to letting citizens know of her platform.
- Moulton previously lost to incumbent Grant Gibson in 2003, when aiming to be elected as Regional Council member 1 & 5. Little press, if any, was given to Moulton at that time.
- Moulton left no contact information for the voting public on the City's election website, and little to no information is available on him online.
- Grewal, San (2006-11-06). "Sprawl, gridlock dominate tight race". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2007-11-06.
- Grewal, San (2006-11-02). "Growth, gridlock loom large". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2007-11-06.
- "Candidates". Toronto Star. 2006-11-09. Retrieved 2007-11-06.
- Moreau, Nicholas (2006-11-16). "Two Brampton residents announce 2010 mayoral intentions". The Brampton News. Retrieved 2007-11-06.
- Rajneesh Sharda is a 40-year-old lawyer. He was appointed as a replacement councillor for both the Town of Oakville and the Halton Region, upon retirement of the Ward 2 representative, serving from June to 30 November 2000. Sharda serves as a provincial adjudicator on the Ontario Consent and Capacity Board, is immediate past president of the Halton Multicultural Council, and was once on the board of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly. He is legal advisor for the Brampton Small Business Enterprise Centre and the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, He was endorsed for mayor by the Toronto Star on November 6, 2006.
- The Brampton Guardian: Susan Fennell, Sunny Gandhi, John Moulton, and Raj Sharda participated in interviews with the Guardian. The newspaper was unable to attract Amjid Iqbal, despite multiple attempts.
- Rogers Television: Susan Fennell, John Moulton, and Raj Sharda all participated in a televised debate for Rogers Cable. Sunny Gandhi had accepted, but declined when he found out the interview wasn't public; Amjid Iqbal gave the Brampton Guardian no reason for his absence. The program repeats frequently on channel 10 for any Rogers subscriber in Brampton.
- Wikinews: None of the five candidates have completed interviews for Wikinews. Raj Sharda's campaign had promised a response, but nothing has been received. John Moulton replied, denying an interview. Campaign offices for Susan Fennell, Sunny Gandhi, and Amjid Iqbal did not reply.
- The Brampton News: Playwright columnist T. Gregory Argall emailed all of his council candidates, as well as the mayoral noms. Not revealing he was writing for the News. Moulton and Sharda replied via email. Gandhi and Fennell both arrived at his house. As per routine, Iqbal did not reply in any fashion. Note that all Wikinews articles were republished on The Brampton News.
Wards 1, 5
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Long-time incumbent Elaine Moore had three people interested in replacing her as Regional Councillor; she won her re-election with a strong majority.
|Elaine Moore, incumbent, winner OFFICIAL WEBSITE||7182||69.45|
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Incumbent Grant Gibson had six candidates challenging his re-election; he was re-elected by over half of participating voters. Gibson had held the seat for more than a decade, as of the election day.
Among his challengers was Stephanie Beaumier, daughter of Brampton West MP Colleen Beaumier. As he dropped out of the campaign after nomination lists were finalised, Malcolm Jones' name still appeared on the ballots. Despite no longer officially running, he took fourth place, out of seven.
|Stephanie Beaumier OFFICIAL WEBSITE||3215||30.84|
|Grant Gibson, incumbent, winner||5335||51.17|
|Malcolm Jones OFFICIAL WEBSITE||320||3.07|
|Larry Lee OFFICIAL WEBSITE||256||2.46|
|Jeffrey Schrik OFFICIAL WEBSITE||194||1.86|
|Jagtar Shergill OFFICIAL WEBSITE||1034||9.92|
Wards 2, 6
One of the longest sitting incumbents, Paul Palleschi had five people attempting to take him out of office. Palleschi received roughly 45% of the vote.
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|Vicky Colbourne OFFICIAL WEBSITE||1767||14.00|
|David Esho OFFICIAL WEBSITE||548||4.34|
|Curtis Grant OFFICIAL WEBSITE||1653||13.10|
|Chuck Jeffrey OFFICIAL WEBSITE||1396||11.06|
|Paul Palleschi, incumbent, winner||5766||45.68|
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Incumbent John Hutton had ten candidates challenging his re-election, the most of any riding. Due to the berth of competition, he was only re-elected with 27% support. Among the challengers was Doug Whillans, son of Ken Whillans, a former Brampton mayor. As of election day, Hutton had held the seat for 21 years.
|Derrick Coke OFFICIAL WEBSITE||1768||13.70|
|Navdeep Gill WEBSITE UNARCHIVED||1790||13.87|
|Ralph Irving Greene||1466||11.36|
|John A. Hutton, incumbent, winner||3552||27.53|
|Adrian Avinash Lalla||45||0.35|
|Mathew Njenga OFFICIAL WEBSITE||454||3.52|
|Joyce Rodriguez OFFICIAL WEBSITE||1175||9.11|
|Doug Whillans ARCHIVED OFFICIAL WEBSITE||1792||13.89|
Wards 3, 4
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Businessman and 2005 Brampton Citizen of the Year John Sanderson beat incumbent Susan DiMarco. One of four challengers, Sanderson had previous run and lost for the same ward in 2003. With a mere 292 votes dividing them, the race between Sanderson and DiMarco was the last to be declared in all of Peel.
|Susan DiMarco, incumbent OFFICIAL WEBSITE||5431||36.60|
|John Sanderson, winner OFFICIAL WEBSITE||5723||38.56|
|Sukhwant Thethi OFFICIAL WEBSITE||3042||20.50|
- Note, Tejinder Singh Bhatta has withdrawn from the race.
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Incumbent Bob Callahan easily won this race. Once an MPP, Callahan won over his nearest competitor by 33.36%.
Babra's second place finish was unexpected, as while he participated in a Brampton Guardian interview, he did not reply to The Toronto Star or The Brampton News/Wikinews. His email address was inactive throughout the duration of his campaign.
|Bob Callahan, incumbent, winner||8094||55.30|
|Sheila White OFFICIAL WEBSITE||1881||12.85|
- Note, Ernie Macdonald has withdrawn from the race.
Wards 7, 8
Long-time incumbent Gael Miles easily won the election for regional councillor (Wards 7 and 8), against political newcomer John Villella.
|Gael Miles, incumbent OFFICIAL WEBSITE||11071||87.67|
|John Villella OFFICIAL WEBSITE||1557||12.33|
Incumbent Sandra Hames won with little trouble, garnering also three out of every four votes.
|Khalid Alvi as "K. Alvi", ran in 2003 election for city wards 7 & 8||1069||8.49|
|Sandra Hames, incumbent OFFICIAL WEBSITE||9317||73.96|
|John B. Spry, ran in 2003 election for wards 9 & 10.||730||5.80|
- Note, Curtis Grant and Oscar R. Odulio have both withdrawn from the race.
Wards 9, 10
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Incumbent John Sprovieri had six candidates challenging his re-election, which he won with 44.91% support. Among the challengers is Derek Begley, son of retired regional councillor Rhoda Begley. Johal is known in the ward as a star candidate.
|Derek Begley OFFICIAL WEBSITE||1364||8.25|
|Dalbir S. Kathuria||995||6.02|
|John Sprovieri, incumbent, winner OFFICIAL WEBSITE||7425||44.91|
Garnett Manning had five people contesting his seat, which he eventually lost to Vicky Dhillon. Manning had beat Dhillon by a slim amount in the 2003 election. At time of election, Dhillon was the Brampton—Springdale riding association president for the Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario); it is unknown if he will retain this position. Among the other candidates was Daljit Gill, a one-term Peel District School Board trustee.
|Stella Ambler OFFICIAL WEBSITE||4029||23.80|
|Mandeep Dhaliwal OFFICIAL WEBSITE||2879||17.01|
|Vicky Dhillon, winner OFFICIAL WEBSITE||4700||27.77|
|Garnett Manning, incumbent ARCHIVED OFFICIAL WEBSITE||4259||25.16|
- Note, Iqbal Dhillon, David A. Esho, and Whoston Wray have all withdrawn from the race.
The Peel District School Board runs a website about its trustees and their roles.
Wards 1, 3
- Note, Laura J. Zilney has withdrawn from the race.
Wards 2, 9, 10
There is no incumbent in these wards, as one-term trustee Daljit Gill is running for city council.
- Gurmail Singh Dhir
- Suman Gupta
- Ibrar Khan OFFICIAL WEBSITE
- Iqbal Mahal
- Suzanne Nurse OFFICIAL WEBSITE
- Maninder Sethi
- Harbans Singh
- Note, Mahesh Malhi, Pretam Kaur Purewal, Maninder Singh, and Raguhbir Singh have all withdrawn from the race.
Wards 4, 5, 6
- Steve Kavanagh, incumbent OFFICIAL WEBSITE
- Victoria D. Nelson, ran in 2003 election for wards 4, 5 & 6.
- Gary Rao
- Raguhbir Singh
- Carole Walker
- Fraser K. Williamson, ran in 2003 election for wards 4, 5 & 6.
Wards 7, 8
Beryl Ford is the only person elected by acclamation to any political seat in Brampton; this is her eighth term as a trustee.
- Beryl Ford, incumbent
Wards 1, 3, 4
There is no incumbent in these wards.
- Tony Da Silva
- Shirley Packalen
- Steven Thomas, ran in 2003 election for wards 1, 3 & 4
Wards 2, 5, 6
Debates in this ward received extremely small audiences. Eleven, then six people showed up to two separate evenings.
- Frank Turner
- Linda Zanella, incumbent
Wards 7, 8, 9, 10
There is no incumbent in these wards.
- Joyce Anderson
- Lety Armstrong
- Janice Gordon
- Jeffrey Grima
- Carmela Marino
None of the incumbents are seeking re-election
|Mark David de Pelham||53||46.90|
|Yvonne Musau Kabeya||65||19.64|
- Gems Election Results
- "Election campaign under way", The Brampton Guardian, Brampton: Metroland Newspapers, 4 October 2006.
- Peel Regional Police Services Board: Who We Are
- City of Brampton: Susan Fennell
- Hydro One press release, "Hydro One Brampton Officially Launched", 1 August 2001.
- About the GTMA: Susan Fennell
- Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council: Council Members
- Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity, "Susan Fennell retires from the NWHL", 14 July 2006.
- University of Toronto Great Past: Susan Fennell
- TorontoMuslims.com - where Toronto Muslims go first
- The Official Website of the City of Brampton, Ontario - www.brampton.ca
- Quotation marks around the word "entrepreneur" are that of the Brampton Guardian, likely to reflect an ambiguous answer. "Election campaign under way", The Brampton Guardian, Brampton: Metroland Newspapers, 4 October 2006.
- Canadian Classic Table Hockey Federation rankings
- Rogers Community Cable: "Municipal Votes 2006".
- City of Brampton: CityVote 2006
- THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF HALTON: REGULAR MEETING OF REGIONAL COUNCIL NO. 11-00 (pdf)
- Minutes of the Oakville Town Council, unknown date, June 2000.
- Public Appointments Secretariat, Ontario, Canada: Agency Members Biographies
- Staff and Board of directors directory, Halton Multicultural Council.
- Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
- ICCC Gala magazine (pdf)
- "Editorial: Endorsements for Peel ", Toronto Star, 6 November 2006.
- Iqbal has maintained such a low profile in campaigning that the wrong image was shown with the note about his lack of participation.
- T. Gregory Argall, "Walk Before You Run", The Brampton News, 9 November 2006.
- Aluminum Association | Matalco Inc Five Months Into Production and Hitting Full Stride
- "Public board trustee elected by acclimation". The Brampton Guardian (Metroland). 2006-10-13. p. 1. Retrieved 2006-10-24.
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