Peterborough municipal election, 2003

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The 2003 Peterborough municipal election took place on November 10, 2003, to elect a mayor, councillors, and school trustees in the city of Peterborough, Ontario.

Sylvia Sutherland was narrowly re-elected in the mayoral contest.

Results[edit]

Mayor[edit]

2003 Peterborough municipal election, Mayor of Peterboroughedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Sylvia Sutherland 11,194 39.70
Doug Peacock 10,522 37.32
Paul Ayotte 5,155 18.28
Margeree Edwards 1,326 4.70
Total valid votes 28,197 100.00
  • Margeree Edwards was raised in the Welland area and attended Cornell University in New York, where she received a Master's Degree in communications and a Ph.D. in education (curriculum and instruction). She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nutritional science from the University of Guelph (1964). She taught at Brock University's College of Education before moving to Peterborough in 1979. She moved to Toronto in 1981 to work at the old City of York's health unit; after leaving this employment, she returned to Peterborough in 1989. In 1994, she started a communications company.[1] She has also co-ordinated the Ontario Drug Awareness Partnership,[2] and in 2000 she authored a book entitled First I bought a Paddle: A Beginner's Guide to Canoeing in the Kawarthas.[3] Edwards served on the Peterborough Utilities Commission from 1991 until her first election to city council in 1997. Following this election, she chaired the community funding committee and the transportation committee.[4] She was re-elected in 2000, promising to improve transportation and health care and to revitalize Peterborough with programs celebrating its diversity.[5] She returned to the utilities commission in 2001 as a council representative.[6] In the same year, she worked to establish an effective anti-loitering bylaw.[7] She also supported a grant to Showplace Peterborough, although she unsuccessfully tried to have the grant reduced from forty-five thousand to twenty-five thousand dollars.[8] She opposed a controversial parkway extension through municipal green space.[9] In 2003, she supported a symbolic motion asking Canada to stay out of the American invasion of Iraq.[10] Sixty-two years old in the 2003 mayoral election, she refused to accept donations from Peterborough developers or Ontario numbered companies.[11] During the campaign, she was diagnosed with colon cancer and took time off for surgery and recuperation.[12] This delayed her campaign launch, but she did not withdraw from the contest; her campaign highlighted environmental issues, youth employment, and affordable housing.[13] There was some discussion that Edwards could become the New Democratic Party candidate for Peterborough in the 2004 federal election, but nothing came of this.[14] She later became chair of the group Peterborough Green-Up.[15] In 2008, she was appointed to the council of the College of Midwives of Ontario.[16]

Council[edit]

2003 Peterborough municipal election, Council, Otonabee Ward (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Paul Rexe 1,832 21.68
Garry Herring 1,685 19.94
Eric Martin 1,425 16.86
Allan Deck 1,321 15.63
Bruce Kendall 1,219 14.42
Ivan Mills 684 8.09
Matthew Vidler 286 3.38
Total valid votes 8,452 100.00
  • Allan Deck ran for the Peterborough City Council in the elections of 1997, 2000 and 2003. He finished third in his first campaign and received 1,768 votes (21.02%) for another third-place finish in 2000. A businessman, he was sixty-four years old in 2003 and called for more parkland, lower taxes, and more activities for seniors.[17] He also supported hiring more police officers.[18]


2003 Peterborough municipal election, Council, Monaghan Ward (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Henry Clarke 4,976 39.07
(x)Jack Doris 4,717 37.04
David R. Edgerton 3,042 23.89
Total valid votes 12,735 100.00


2003 Peterborough municipal election, Council, Town Ward (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
[Bernard Cahill 1,645 23.39
(x)Bill Juby 1,633 23.22
George Barron 1,022 14.53
Brent Wood 787 11.19
Eamon Anderson 505 7.18
Bill Weekes 410 5.83
Max Murray 316 4.49
Joe Baptista 233 3.31
Saima A. Shaikh 195 2.77
Tom Young 150 2.13
Justin Wagner 137 1.95
Total valid votes 7,033 100.00


2003 Peterborough municipal election, Council, Ashburnham Ward (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Terry Guiel 2,566 26.05
Len Vass 1,900 19.29
Murray Batten 1,494 15.17
Keith Riel 959 9.74
Christine Jaros 800 8.12
Bill Casey 788 8.00
Geoffrey Eve 658 6.68
Katherine O'Keefe 566 5.75
Greg Riddle 119 1.21
Total valid votes 9,850 100.00


2003 Peterborough municipal election, Council, Northcrest Ward (two members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Bob Hall 2,660 23.56
Shirley Eggleton 2,431 21.53
(x)John Pritchard 2,157 19.11
George Mitchell 2,067 18.31
Dave Haacke 1,800 15.94
Brad Bradamore 174 1.54
Total valid votes 11,289 100.00

Peterborough County[edit]

Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield
2003 Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield election, Reeve of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Ron Millen accl. .


2003 Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield election, Deputy Reeve of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Burritt Mann 3,439 62.29
William T. McLeave 2,082 37.71
Total valid votes 5,521 100.00


2003 Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield election, Councillor, Ennismore
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Donna Ballantyne accl. .


2003 Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield election, Councillor, Smith
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Dale Cavanagh accl. .


2003 Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield election, Councillor, Lakefield
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Mary Smith accl. .

References[edit]

  • JoElle Kovach, "City releases final municipal election stats," Peterborough Examiner, 13 November 2003, B3; "Municipal Election 2003: Results from the townships," Peterborough This Week, 12 November 2003, 07.
  1. ^ Mike Lacey, "Seeing issues from many sides is the focus for Edwards," Peterborough This Week, 29 October 2003, p. 00.
  2. ^ David Smith, "Four now in race for mayor," Peterborough Examiner, 29 August 2003, A1.
  3. ^ John Driscoll, "Councillor shares canoeing advice," Peterborough Examiner, 25 July 2000, B2.
  4. ^ Joseph Kim, "Public workshops on transportation in the works," Peterborough Examiner, 17 April 2000, B2; "Edwards running for second term," Peterborough Examiner, 20 September 2000, B1.
  5. ^ "Edwards running for second term," Peterborough Examiner, 20 September 2000, B1; Ingrid Nielsen, "Jubilation for Juby: Margeree Edwards promises to clean up downtown," Peterborough Examiner, 14 November 2000, B3.
  6. ^ Joseph Kim, "Last meeting for elected commissioners," Peterborough Examiner, 21 December 2000, B1.
  7. ^ Bill Hodgins, "Signs may clear up loitering issue," Peterborough Examiner, 21 March 2001, A1.
  8. ^ John Driscoll, "City gives Showplace $45,000," Peterborough Examiner, 10 April 2001, A1.
  9. ^ JoElle Kovach, "Anti-Parkway councillors challenged," Peterborough Examiner, 11 June 2002, A1.
  10. ^ JoElle Kovach, "Council votes to ask Ottawa to stay out of Iraq conflict," Peterborough Examiner, 14 February 2003, A1.
  11. ^ Mike Lacey, "...and then there were four; Margeree Edwards to bid for mayor's chair," Peterborough This Week, 29 August 2003, p. 00; JoElle Kovach, "Co-operation, communication key to Edwards's plan," Peterborough Examiner, 7 November 2003, B1.
  12. ^ JoElle Kovach, "Cancer can't stop candidate," Peterborough Examiner, 1 October 2003, B1.
  13. ^ Lois Tuffin, "Edwards making up for lost time," Peterborough This Week, 10 October 2003, p. 03.
  14. ^ Michael Hammond, "Former councillor eyes federal run," Peterborough Examiner, 29 January 2004, B3.
  15. ^ Don Peat, "Green project funds axed," Peterborough Examiner, 15 May 2006, B1.
  16. ^ Agency Member Biographies: Council of the College of Midwives of Ontario, Public Appointments Secretariat, Government of Ontario, accessed 25 September 2010.
  17. ^ "Deck seeking Otonabee Ward seat," Peterborough This Week, 12 September 2003, p. 09.
  18. ^ Joelle Kovach, "Two more in council races," Peterborough Examiner, 19 September 2003, B1.