Conservative Party of Canada leadership election, 2004

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Conservative leadership election, 2004
Date March 20, 2004
Convention Toronto, Ontario
Resigning leader inaugural campaign
Won by Stephen Harper
Ballots 1
Candidates 3
Entrance Fee $100,000
Spending limit None

Conservative leadership conventions
2004

The 2004 Conservative Party of Canada leadership election took place on March 20, 2004, in Toronto, Ontario, and resulted in the election of Stephen Harper as the first leader of the new Canadian Conservative Party. The Conservative Party was formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

Stephen Harper, the former leader of the Canadian Alliance, was elected on the first (and only) ballot. Tony Clement, a former Ontario Progressive Conservative health minister, and Belinda Stronach, the former Chief Executive Officer of Magna International, were the other candidates on the ballot.[1]

The leader was selected by a system in which each of the party's riding associations was allocated 100 points, which were allocated among candidates in proportion to the votes that he or she received. This system was selected as a condition of the merger, to prevent the far larger Canadian Alliance membership base from overwhelming that of the Progressive Conservatives.

Members voted using ranked ballots. If no candidate won a majority of votes on the first ballot, the ballots supporting the candidate with the smallest number of votes would be re-distributed according to the voters' second preferences. Subsequent ballots were not needed, however, because Stephen Harper won on the first ballot.

Announced they would not run[edit]

Results[edit]

First (Only) Ballot
Candidate Votes cast Points won
Stephen Harper by Remy Steinegger.jpg Stephen Harper 67,143 68.9% 17,296 56.2%
Belinda Head Shot - Golf Rocks.JPG Belinda Stronach 22,286 22.9% 10,613 34.5%
Tony Clement - 2007-06-30 in Kearney, Ontario.JPG Tony Clement 7,968 8.2% 2,887 9.4%
Total 97,397 100% 30,796 100%

Points needed to win: 15,401

Each of 308 ridings had 100 points which were distributed by proportional representation according to votes cast by party members in the riding.

Total expenses[edit]

Timeline[edit]

December 2003[edit]

  • December 5 - The Canadian Alliance votes with a 96% majority in favour of merging with the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.[2]
  • December 6 - The Progressive Conservative Party votes, with 90% of delegates in favour of merging with the Canadian Alliance.
  • December 8 - The Conservative Party of Canada is officially registered with Elections Canada. The party's first interim leader is Senator John Lynch-Staunton, with a formal leadership race scheduled for March 2004.
  • December 10 - Scott Brison, Progressive Conservative MP, crosses the floor, and sits with the Liberal Party of Canada. Brison is the fourth PC MP, out of an original caucus of 15, to decide not to sit with the new Conservative Party of Canada.[3]
  • December 30 - Bernard Lord, Premier of New Brunswick, reconfirms that he will not seek the leadership of the Conservative Party. He had been considered a potential frontrunner.

January 2004[edit]

March 2004[edit]

  • March 19 - The leadership convention opens in Toronto; the candidates give opening speeches.
  • March 20 - Stephen Harper wins on the first ballot with 56% of points, under the party's weighted voting system.
  • March 22 - Harper names former PC leader Peter MacKay the deputy leader of the Conservative party.

Breakdown by province[edit]

Points allocated by candidate (rounded)
Province Clement Harper Stronach Total
Newfoundland 102 231 369 702
Prince Edward Island 41 85 272 398
Nova Scotia 110 409 582 1,101
New Brunswick 51 461 492 1,004
Quebec 452 2,506 4,538 7,496
Ontario 1,672 6,035 2,891 10,598
Manitoba 72 1,029 299 1,400
Saskatchewan 51 1,141 208 1,400
Alberta 81 2,380 346 2,807
British Columbia 230 2,878 492 3,600
Yukon 6 62 32 100
Northwest Territories 9 53 39 101
Nunavut 17 28 56 101
Total 2,894 17,298 10,616 30,808

Breakdown by riding[edit]

Newfoundland[edit]

Riding Clement Harper Stronach
Avalon 27 22 51
Bonavista—Exploits 12 36 53
Humber—St. Barbe—Baie
Verte
3 45 52
Labrador 0 50 50
Random—Burin—St.
George's
13 31 56
St. John's North 30 26 45
St. John's South 17 21 62

Prince Edward Island[edit]

Riding Clement Harper Stronach
Cardigan 11 11 77
Charlottetown 9 33 58
Egmont 9 23 68
Malpeque 12 18 69

Nova Scotia[edit]

Riding Clement Harper Stronach
Cape Breton—Canso 9 23 68
Central Nova 6 24 70
Dartmouth—Cole Harbour 16 48 36
Halifax 13 38 49
Halifax West 15 44 41
Kings-Hants 6 37 57
North Nova 6 37 57
Sackville—Eastern Shore 10 51 39
South Shore—St. Margaret's 16 31 53
Sydney—Victoria 9 25 67
West Nova 4 51 45

New Brunswick[edit]

Riding Clement Harper Stronach
Acadia-Bathurst 6 5 90
Beauséjour 2 50 48
Fredericton 7 64 29
Fundy 9 56 36
Madawaska—Restigouche 1 26 73
Miramichi 3 35 63
Moncton—Riverview—
Dieppe
7 50 43
St. Croix—Belleisle 4 71 25
Saint John 9 45 47
Tobique—Mactaquac 3 59 38

Quebec[edit]

Riding Clement Harper Stronach
Abitibi—Témiscamingue 0 44 56
Ahuntsic 0 35 65
Alfred-Pellan 5 37 58
Argenteuil—Mirabel 0 63 38
Beauce 0 22 78
Beauharnois—Salaberry 23 14 63
Beauport 4 46 50
Berthier—Maskinongé 3 18 80
Bourassa 0 46 54
Brome—Missisquoi 4 59 37
Brossard—La Prairie 8 29 63
Chambly—Borduas 3 15 82
Charlesbourg 3 23 74
Charlevoix—Montmorency 0 20 80
Chateauguay—Saint-
Constant
2 7 91
Chicoutimi—Le Fjord 0 64 36
Compton—Stanstead 15 43 43
Drummond 2 27 71
Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-
Madeleine
0 50 50
Gatineau 3 32 66
Hochelaga 0 0 100
Honoré-Mercier 0 4 96
Hull—Aylmer 11 40 44
Jeanne-Le Ber 12 26 62
Joliette 0 40 60
Jonquière—Alma 0 29 71
Lac-Saint-Louis 8 39 53
La Pointe-de-l'Île 7 13 80
LaSalle—Émard 6 33 61
Laurentides—Labelle 0 4 96
Laurier 31 26 43
Laval 4 72 24
Laval—Les Îles 9 34 57
Lévis—Bellechasse 0 35 65
Longueuil 0 33 67
Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-
Chaudière
0 23 77
Louis-Hébert 7 20 73
Louis-Saint-Laurent 3 47 50
Manicouagan 2 19 79
Marc-Aurèle-Fortin 10 23 67
Matapédia—Matane 0 47 53
Mégantic—L'Érable 0 16 84
Montcalm 3 32 66
Mount Royal 25 50 25
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—
Lachine
4 40 56
Nunavik—Eeyou 0 40 60
Outremont 34 40 26
Papineau 17 36 47
Pierrefonds—Dollard 17 35 49
Pontiac 6 55 39
Portneuf 2 40 58
Quebec 5 25 69
Repentigny 6 59 35
Richelieu 14 52 33
Richmond—Arthabaska 0 21 79
Rimouski—Témiscouata 15 46 38
Rivière-des-Mille-Îles 9 45 45
Rivière-du-Loup—
Montmagny
0 8 93
Rivière-du-Nord 11 56 33
Roberval 0 52 48
Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie 5 33 62
Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert 1 5 94
Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot 0 26 74
Saint-Jean 28 31 41
Saint-Lambert 2 30 67
Saint-Laurent—Cartierville 15 44 41
Saint-Léonard—Saint-
Michel
0 5 95
Saint-Maurice—Champlain 0 53 47
Shefford 2 16 81
Sherbrooke 0 32 68
Terrebonne—Blainville 4 20 76
Trois-Rivières 0 39 61
Vaudreuil-Soulanges 12 72 16
Vercheres—Les Patriotes 0 12 88
Westmount—Ville-Marie 30 39 31

Ontario[edit]

Riding Clement Harper Stronach
Ajax-Pickering 12 57 32
Algoma—Manitoulin—
Kapuskasing
8 64 28
Ancaster—Dundas—
Flamborough —Westdale
11 67 21
Barrie 9 59 32
Beaches—East York 26 44 31
Bramalea—Gore—Malton 25 28 47
Brampton—Springdale 62 28 10
Brampton West 54 32 14
Brant 13 64 23
Burlington 12 60 27
Cambridge 11 64 25
Carleton—Lanark 6 67 27
Chatham-Kent—Essex 8 66 26
Clarington—Scugog—
Uxbridge
7 68 24
Davenport 29 41 30
Don Valley East 16 62 22
Don Valley West 24 51 25
Dufferin—Caledon 14 56 30
Eglinton—Lawrence 37 39 24
Elgin—Middlesex—London 12 57 31
Essex 8 72 20
Etobicoke Centre 17 59 24
Etobicoke—Lakeshore 22 51 26
Etobicoke North 20 43 37
Glengarry—Prescott—
Russell
5 72 23
Grey—Bruce—Owen Sound 7 68 24
Guelph 19 56 25
Haldimand—Norfolk 10 67 23
Haliburton—Kawartha
Lakes— Brock
6 67 28
Halton 17 64 19
Hamilton Centre 10 57 33
Hamilton East—Stoney
Creek
7 56 37
Hamilton Mountain 16 74 11
Huron—Bruce 13 52 35
Kenora 9 51 40
Kingston and the Islands 16 62 23
Kitchener Centre 12 61 28
Kitchener—Conestoga 6 70 24
Kitchener—Waterloo 15 60 25
Lanark—Frontenac—
Lennox and Addington
7 72 21
Leeds—Grenville 5 69 27
London—Fanshawe 12 68 20
London North Centre 11 67 21
London West 9 76 15
Markham—Unionville 40 40 20
Middlesex—Kent—Lambton 11 62 26
Mississauga—Brampton
South
56 32 12
Mississauga East—
Cooksville
15 54 31
Mississauga—Erindale 21 51 28
Mississauga South 18 60 22
Mississauga—Streetsville 28 51 21
Nepean—Carleton 5 69 26
Newmarket—Aurora 7 37 57
Niagara Falls 9 69 22
Niagara West—Glanbrook 8 71 21
Nickel Belt 6 34 60
Nipissing—Timiskaming 4 62 34
Northumberland—Quinte
West
16 64 20
Oak Ridges—Markham 18 53 29
Oakville 15 65 20
Oshawa 15 60 25
Ottawa Centre 9 65 26
Ottawa—Orléans 6 65 29
Ottawa South 8 67 26
Ottawa—Vanier 9 60 31
Ottawa West—Nepean 8 66 26
Oxford 18 54 28
Parkdale—High Park 29 43 28
Parry Sound—Muskoka 17 49 33
Perth—Wellington 14 54 32
Peterborough 9 74 17
Pickering—Scarborough
East
11 54 36
Prince Edward—Hastings 8 66 26
Renfrew—Nipissing—
Pembroke
4 82 15
Richmond Hill 19 38 43
St. Catharines 15 66 19
St. Paul's 34 43 23
Sarnia—Lambton 18 59 23
Sault Ste. Marie 7 68 25
Scarborough—Agincourt 13 53 34
Scarborough Centre 14 59 27
Scarborough—Guildwood 13 55 32
Scarborough—Rouge River 34 40 26
Scarborough Southwest 15 60 25
Simcoe—Grey 11 71 18
Simcoe North 10 64 26
Stormont—Dundas—South
Glengarry
6 71 22
Sudbury 11 50 39
Thornhill 27 48 25
Thunder Bay—Rainy River 8 73 19
Thunder Bay—Superior
North
28 48 24
Timmins—James Bay 5 36 59
Toronto Centre 25 38 37
Toronto—Danforth 22 45 33
Trinity—Spadina 25 42 33
Vaughan 42 23 35
Welland 8 69 22
Wellington—Halton Hills 11 64 24
Whitby—Oshawa 18 59 22
Willowdale 19 55 25
Windsor—Tecumseh 18 65 17
Windsor West 12 79 9
York Centre 20 56 24
York—Simcoe 16 52 32
York South—Weston 17 46 37
York West 14 19 67

Manitoba[edit]

Riding Clement Harper Stronach
Brandon—Souris 4 74 22
Charleswood—St. James 5 67 28
Churchill 3 71 25
Dauphin—Swan River 2 67 31
Elmwood—Transcona 2 77 21
Kildonan—St. Paul 6 81 13
Portage—Lisgar 5 74 21
Provencher 4 86 10
Saint Boniface 4 73 23
Selkirk—Interlake 5 78 17
Winnipeg Centre 10 67 23
Winnipeg North 6 74 21
Winnipeg South 6 76 18
Winnipeg South Centre 10 64 26

Saskatchewan[edit]

Riding Clement Harper Stronach
Battlefords—Lloydminster 0 89 10
Blackstrap 4 80 17
Churchill River 2 89 9
Cypress Hills—Grasslands 2 90 8
Palliser 4 77 19
Prince Albert 1 86 13
Regina—Lumsden—Lake
Centre
6 74 19
Regina—Qu'Appelle 3 82 15
Saskatoon—Humboldt 8 79 14
Saskatoon—Rosetown—
Biggar
4 84 11
Saskatoon—Wanuskewin 2 90 8
Souris—Moose Mountain 4 68 29
Wascana 6 69 25
Yorkton—Melville 5 84 11

Alberta[edit]

Riding Clement Harper Stronach
Athabasca 2 83 15
Calgary East 4 86 10
Calgary North Centre 6 81 13
Calgary Northeast 4 71 25
Calgary—Nose Hill 5 83 13
Calgary South Centre 7 80 13
Calgary Southeast 4 85 11
Calgary Southwest 4 90 6
Calgary West 5 83 12
Crowfoot 1 92 7
Edmonton—Beaumont 3 77 21
Edmonton Centre 4 79 17
Edmonton East 2 84 14
Edmonton—Leduc 3 86 11
Edmonton—St. Albert 2 88 11
Edmonton—Sherwood Park 5 82 14
Edmonton—Spruce Grove 2 83 16
Edmonton—Strathcona 3 77 19
Lethbridge 2 91 7
Macleod 2 87 11
Medicine Hat 1 92 7
Peace River 2 84 15
Red Deer 2 90 8
Vegreville—Wainwright 1 89 10
Westlock—St. Paul 1 84 15
Wetaskiwin 1 94 5
Wild Rose 2 90 9
Yellowhead 1 89 11

British Columbia[edit]

Riding Clement Harper Stronach
Abbotsford 3 93 4
Burnaby—Douglas 9 81 10
Burnaby—New Westminster 15 75 10
Cariboo—Prince George 2 85 13
Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon 26 66 8
Delta—Richmond East 6 67 27
Dewdney—Alouette 7 81 12
Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca 4 86 10
Fleetwood—Port Kells 6 80 15
Kamloops—Thompson 3 85 12
Kelowna 1 84 15
Kootenay—Columbia 1 91 8
Langley 7 78 15
Nanaimo—Alberni 4 88 8
Nanaimo—Cowichan 3 87 10
Newton—North Delta 3 74 23
New Westminster—
Coquitlam
11 80 8
North Okanagan—Shuswap 3 89 8
North Vancouver 6 84 10
Okanagan—Coquihalla 3 79 18
Port Moody—Westwood—
Port Coquitlam
18 63 19
Prince George—Peace River 1 87 12
Richmond 1 89 10
Saanich—Gulf Islands 5 85 10
Skeena—Bulkley Valley 3 82 14
Southern Interior 3 84 13
South Surrey—White Rock
—Cloverdale
4 82 14
Surrey North 3 77 20
Vancouver Centre 10 56 34
Vancouver East 6 65 29
Vancouver Island North 3 88 10
Vancouver Kingsway 11 71 18
Vancouver Quadra 10 74 16
Vancouver South 14 75 11
Victoria 10 76 14
West Vancouver—
Sunshine Coast
5 91 4

Yukon[edit]

Riding Clement Harper Stronach
Yukon 6 62 32

Northwest Territories[edit]

Riding Clement Harper Stronach
Western Arctic 9 53 39

Nunavut[edit]

Riding Clement Harper Stronach
Nunavut 17 28 56

Ridings won by candidate[edit]

Harper[edit]

Dartmouth—Cole Harbour, Halifax West, Sackville—Eastern Shore, West Nova, Beausejour, Fredericton, Fundy, Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, St. Croix—Belleisle, Tobique—Mactaquac, Argenteuil—Mirabel, Brome—Missisquoi, Chicoutimi—Le Fjord, Laval, Mount Royal, Outremont, Pontiac, Repentigny, Richelieu, Rimouski—Temicouata, Rivière-du-Nord, Roberval, Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, Saint-Maurice—Champlain, Vaudreuil—Soulanges, Westmount—Ville-Marie, Ajax—Pickering, Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, Barrie, Beaches—East York, Beant, Burlington, Cambridge, Carleton—Lanark, Chatham—Kent—Essex, Clarington—Scugog—Uxbridge, Davenport, Don Valley East, Don Valley West, Dufferin—Caledon, Eglington—Lawrence, Elgin—Middlesex—London, Essex, Etobicoke Centre, Etobicoke—Lakeshore, Etobicoke North, Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, Grey—Bruce—Owen Sound, Guelph, Haldimand—Norfolk, Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock, Halton, Hamilton Centre, Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, Hamilton Mountain, Huron—Bruce, Kenora, Kingston and the Islands, Kitchener Centre, Kitchener—Conestoga, Kitchener—Waterloo, Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, Leeds—Grenville, London—Fanshawe, London North Centre, London West, Middlesex—Kent—Lambton, Mississauga East—Cooksville, Mississauga—Erindale, Mississauga South, Mississauga—Streetsville, Nepean—Carleton, Niagara Falls, Niagara West—Glanbrook, Nipissing—Timiskaming, Northumberland—Quinte West, Oak Ridges—Markham, Oakville, Oshawa, Ottawa Centre, Ottawa—Orleans, Ottawa South, Ottawa—Vanier, Ottawa West—Nepean, Oxford, Parkdale—High Park, Parry Sound—Muskoka, Perth—Wellington, Peterborough, Pickering—Scarborough, Prince Edward—Hastings, Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, St. Catharines, St. Paul's, Sarnia—Lambton, Sault Ste. Marie, Scarborough—Agincourt, Scarborough Centre, Scarborough—Guildwood, Scarborough—Rouge River, Scarborough Southwest, Simcoe—Grey, Simcoe North, Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry, Sudbury, Thornhill, Thunder Bay—Rainry River, Thunder Bay—Superior North, Toronto Centre, Toronto—Danforth, Trinity—Spadina, Welland, Wellington—Halton Hills, Whitby—Oshawa, Willowdale, Windsor—Tecumseh, Windsor West, York Centre, York—Simcoe, York South—Weston, Brandon—Souris, Charleswood—St. James, Churchill, Dauphin—Sawn River, Elmwood—Transcona, Kildonan—St. Paul, Portage—Lisgar, Provencher, Saint Boniface, Selkirk—Interlake, Winnipeg Centre, Winnipeg North, Winnipeg South, Winnipeg South Centre, Battlefords—Lloydminster, Blackstrap, Churchill River, Cypress Hills—Grasslands, Palliser,

Prince Albert, Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, Regina—Qu'Appelle, Saskatoon—Humboldt, Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, Souris—Moose Mountain, Wascana, Yorkton—Melville, Athabasca, Calgary East, Calgary North Centre, Calgary Northeast, Calgary—Nose Hill, Calgary South Centre, Calgary Southeast, Calgary Southwest, Calgary West, Crowfoot, Edmonton—Beaumont, Edmonton Centre, Edmonton East, Edmonton—Leduc, Edmonton—St. Albert, Edmonton—Sherwood Park, Edmonton—Spruce Grove, Edmonton—Strathcona, Lethbridge, Macleod, Medicine Hat, Peace River, Red Deer, Vegreville—Wainwright, Westlock—St. Paul, Wetaskiwin, Wild Rose, Yellowhead, Abbotsford, Burnaby—Douglas, Burnaby—New Westminster, Cariboo—Prince George, Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon, Delta—Richmond East, Dewdney—Alouette, Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, Fleetwood—Port Kells, Kamloops—Thompson, Kelowna, Kootenay—Columbia, Langley, Nanaimo—Alberni, Nanaimo—Cowichan, Newton—North Delta, New Westminster—Coquitlam, North Okanagan—Shuswap, North Vancouver, Okanagan—Coquihalla, Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam, Prince George—Peace River, Richmond, Saanich—Gulf Islands, Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Southern Interior, South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale, Surrey North, Vancouver Centre, Vancouver East, Vancouver Island North, Vancouver Kingsway, Vancouver Quadra, Vancouver South, Victoria, West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast, Yukon, Western Arctic

Stronach[edit]

Avalon, Bonavista—Exploits, Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte, Random—Burin—St. George's, St. John's North, St. John's South, Cardigan, Charlottetown, Egmont, Malpeque, Cape Breton—Canso, Central Nova, Halifax, Kings—Hants, North Nova, South Shore—St. Margaret's, Sydney—Victoria, Acadie—Bathurst, Madawaska—Restigouche, Miramichi, Saint John, Abitibi—Temiscamingue, Ahuntsic, Alfred-Pellan, Beauce, Beauharnois—Salaberry, Beauport, Berthier—Maskinonge, Bourassa, Brossard—La Prairie, Chambly—Borduas, Charlesbourg, Charlevoix—Montmorency, Chateauguay—Saint-Constant, Drummond, Gatineau, Hochelaga, Honore-Mercier, Hull—Aylmer, Jeanne-Le Ber, Joliette, Jonquière—Alma, Lac-Saint-Louis, La Pointe-de-l'Île, LaSalle—Emard, Laurentides—Labelle, Laurier, Laval—Les Îles, Levis—Bellechasse, Longueuil, Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, Louis-Hebert, Louis-Saint-Laurent, Manicouagan, Marc-Aurele-Fortin, Matapedia—Matane, Megantic—L'Erable, Montcalm, Notre-Dame-de-Grace—Lachine, Nunavik—Eeyou, Papineau, Pierrefonds—Dollard, Portneuf, Quebec, Richmond—Arthabaska, Rivière-du-Loup—Montmagny, Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, Saint-Bruno—Saint Hubert, Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot, Saint-Jean, Saint-Lambert, Saint-Leonard—Saint-Michel, Shefford, Sherbrooke, Terrebonne—Blainville, Trois-Rivières, Vercheres—Les Patriotes, Bramalea—Gore—Malton, Newmarket—Aurora, Nickel Belt, Richmond Hill, Timmins—James Bay, York West, Nunavut

Clement[edit]

Brampton—Springdale, Brampton West, Mississauga—Brampton South, Vaughan

Stronach/Harper tie[edit]

Labrador, Compton—Stanstead, Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Rivière-des-Mille-Îles

Harper/Clement tie[edit]

Markham—Unionville

See also[edit]

References[edit]