N.W.T . Western Arctic, N.W.T. 2004 election results LIB Ethel Blondin-Andrew: 39.45% NDP: 39.06% CON: 17.17% Incumbent Liberal Ethel Blondin-Andrew has had a firm grip on this riding since 1988. She unseated three-term Progressive Conservative Dave Nickersonand has won the by large margins of victory until last year's vote. She defeated NDP Dennis Bevington by just 53 votes. BRITISH COLUMBIA Vancouver Centre, B.C. 2004 election results: LIB Hedy Fry: 40.31% NDP: 32.3% CON: 19.21% After a baffling incident in which he pocketed an expensive ring at an auction, veteran NDP MP Svend Robinson retired from politics in 2003, ceding his seat to his long-time political assistant Bill Siksay, but now Mr. Robinson is ready to return to Parliament, and to do so, he is taking on Liberal incumbent Hedy Fry in the nearby riding of Vancouver Centre. Vancouver Kingsway, B.C. 2004 election results LIB David Emerson: 40.44% NDP: 37.28% CON: 16.48% N.W.T . Western Arctic, N.W.T. 2004 election results LIB Ethel Blondin-Andrew: 39.45% NDP: 39.06% CON: 17.17% Incumbent Liberal Ethel Blondin-Andrew has had a firm grip on this riding since 1988. She unseated three-term Progressive Conservative Dave Nickersonand has won the by large margins of victory until last year's vote. She defeated NDP Dennis Bevington by just 53 votes. BRITISH COLUMBIA Vancouver Centre, B.C. 2004 election results: LIB Hedy Fry: 40.31% NDP: 32.3% CON: 19.21% After a baffling incident in which he pocketed an expensive ring at an auction, veteran NDP MP Svend Robinson retired from politics in 2003, ceding his seat to his long-time political assistant Bill Siksay, but now Mr. Robinson is ready to return to Parliament, and to do so, he is taking on Liberal incumbent Hedy Fry in the nearby riding of Vancouver Centre. Vancouver Kingsway, B.C. 2004 election results LIB David Emerson: 40.44% NDP: 37.28% CON: 16.48% Industry Minister David Emerson almost lost the riding last year to former NDP MP Ian Waddell,who came within 1,351 votes to win the riding back. New Westminster-Coquitlam, B.C. 2004 election results CON Paul Forseth: 32.87% NDP: 32.64% LIB: 27.4% Conservative incumbent Paul Forseth has held this riding for 12 years, winning under the Reform, Alliance and now Conservative. In 2000, Mr. Forseth beat his Liberal opponent by more than 6,000 votes but had a tougher time last year as the NDP candidate Steve McClurg lost by only 113 votes.The riding has traditionally been NDP. Vancouver Island North, B.C. 2004 election results CON John Duncan: 35.41% NDP: 34.5% LIB: 21.46% Incumbent Conservative John Duncan,who's held the riding since 1993, came within 483 votes of losing the riding last year to NDP Catherine Bell .They're both back at it again this year. ALBERTA Edmonton Centre, Alta. 2004 election results: LIB Anne McLellan: 42.49% CON Laurie Hawn: 41.14% NDP: 9.11% It's another tough race in the offing for "Landslide Annie,"a.k.a. Anne McLellan who will attempt to hold onto the one remaining Liberal outpost in Alberta against Tory challenger Laurie Hawn, the same candidate she beat out by only 279 votes in the last election. SASKATCHEWAN Palliser, Sask. 2004 election results CON Dave Batters: 35.85% NDP: 35.48% LIB: 24.82% The NDP came in first or second in 70 ridings in last year's election campaign, so they're heavily targeting those ridings. In 2004, incumbent NDP Dick Proctor,who had held the seat since 1997 lost to Conservative Dave Batters by a 0.4 per cent margin and by only 124 votes. Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar, Sask. 2004 election results: CON Carol Skelton: 44.84% NDP: 36.24% LIB: 15.75% Although Carol Skelton held onto her seat by a comfortable 2,278-vote margin in 2004, the nomination of Prairie firebrand and well-known social activist Nettie Wiebe shows the NDP is far from ready to abandon this riding to the Tories. Saskatoon-Wanuskewin, Sask. 2004 election results: CON Maurice Vellacott: 46.64% LIB Chris Axworthy: 32.58% NDP: 17.81% Chris Axworthy,who left federal politics in 1999 to become Saskatchewan's Attorney General, switched teams in 2004 to run for the Liberals against incumbent Conservative Maurice Vellacott in the riding that he used to represent for the federal NDP. Regina-Qu'Appelle, Sask. 2004 election results: CON Andrew Scheer: 35.76% NDP Lorne Nystrom: 32.69% LIB: 27.84% In 2004, pundits predicted that then-Tory candidate Andrew Scheer,a former Hill staffer and a relative unknown, wouldn't be a factor in the race between NDP veteran Lorne Nystrom and Liberal challenger Allyce Herle, but Mr. Scheer confounded expectations when he snuck up the middle to take the lead with just 35% of the vote when the NDP/Liberal vote splintered, who wound up with 33 and 28%, respectively. ONTARIO St. Pauls, Ont. 2004 election results: LIB Carolyn Bennett: 58.39% CON: 20.38% NDP: 15.73% One of the star candidates unveiled by the Conservatives in the lead up to last spring's nearmiss election, Peter Kent will be taking on the Liberals' Public Health Minister Carolyn Bennett in St. Paul's, Ont., who handily won the riding in 2004. Toronto-Danforth, Ont. 2004 election results: NDP Jack Layton: 46.35% LIB: 41.35% CON: 6.21% NDP Leader Jack Layton defends his hardwon turf against constitutional lawyer and former Trudeau paramour Deborah Coyne this time. Last time round, Mr. Layton beat out Liberal incumbent Dennis Mills by just over 2,000 votes. Windsor-Tecumseh, Ont. 2004 Election Results: NDP Joe Comartin: 41.86% LIB: 33.88% CON: 20.53% Incumbent NDP MP Joe Comartin will be fighting for his riding against Liberal Bruck Easton,a former Progressive Conservative Party member and former president of the party. Oshawa, Ont. 2004 election results CON Colin Carrie: 33.21% NDP Sid Ryan: 32.24% LIB: 30.47% Former Liberal MP Ivan Grose served for 11 years in Oshawa until Conservative Colin Carrie beat him last year. Mr. Carrie, however, only won by 463 votes to defeat NDP candidate Sid Ryan, the Ontario president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.The riding, of course, was held by former NDP leader and outgoing MP Ed Broadbent from 1968-1990. 4. Nemarket-Aurora, Ont. 2004 election results CON Belinda Stronach: 42.42% LIB: 41.08% NDP: 9.94% When Human Resources Minister Belinda Stronach defected to the Liberals two days before a dramatic confidence vote in the House of Commons, after helping to spearhead the merger between the Progressive Conservative and the Alliance parties, she caused a stink in the Newmarket-Aurora, Ont., Conservative riding association. Now they're out to bring her down. Ms. Stronach won the traditionally Liberal riding by 1.34 per cent of the vote, or less than 700 votes. Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Ont. 2004 election results: LIB Jean Augustine: 50.24% CON: 30.58% NDP: 14.48% The Liberals turned the heat up in this Toronto riding by appointing Harvard University professor Michael Ignatieff as the acclaimed candidate to succeed former Liberal MP and Deputy House Speaker Jean Augustine who's retiring.The riding association executive, however, is at odds with the acclamation, saying they didn't get a chance to nominate their preferred candidate.The Ukrainian community is also saying Mr. Ignatieff is out of touch with their riding and is anti- Ukrainian. Trinity-Spadina, Ont. 2004 election results LIB Tony Ianno: 43.55% NDP Olivia Chow: 42.04% CON: 14.41% Tony Ianno and Olivia Chow are back at it again, fighting for Trinity-Spadina. NDP candidate Olivia Chow,who's also NDP Leader Jack Layton's wife, only lost by 805 votes to Liberal incumbent Tony Ianno the last time around and you can bet that she'll fight a harder campaign this year. Ms. Chow also lost to Mr. Ianno in the 1997 race in the same riding.Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, Ont. 2004 election results LIB Tony Valeri: 37.74% NDP: 35.84% CON: 22.31% The redistribution of seats in the Hamilton, Ont.-area created deep divisions between the Liberal Martinites and Chretienites. Former Deputy Prime Minister and now Sun media columnist Sheila Copps lost her nomination in the riding to Martin-supporter Tony Valeri.The Liberals later nearly lost the Liberal stronghold to NDP candidate Tony DePaulo by a 1.9 per cent margin.The NDP are coming back harder this time around. Barrie Ont, 2004 election results LIB Aileen Carroll: 42.66% CON: 40.06% NDP: 10.67% International Cooperation Minister Aileen Carroll won the Barrie, Ont. riding narrowly by a 2.6 per cent margin against her Conservative opponent Patrick Brown.The Conservatives are targeting this swing riding and will fight hard to gain the 1,295 votes they lost by last time. Ottawa-Centre, Ont. 2004 election results: NDP Ed Broadbent: 41.05% LIB Richard Mahoney: 31.07% CON: 19.03% The NDP and its candidate Paul Dewar are expected to pull out all the stops in an effort to retain this downtown Ottawa riding in the post- Broadbent era, but second-run candidate Richard Mahoney has been honing his campaign speeches since former Liberal incumbent Mac Harb left for the Senate in 2003. Ottawa West-Nepean, Ont. 2004 election results: LIB Marlene Catterall: 41.78% CON: 39.37% NDP: 12.98% Former Mike Harris Cabinet minister and long-time MLA and now Conservative candidate John Baird is expected to appeal to small-c suburban and rural voters in Marlene Catterall's old riding. Bearing the Liberal standard in the upcoming race will be former city councillor and Algonquin College professor Lee Farnworth. Ottawa South, Ont. 2004 election results: LIB David McGuinty: 43.82% CON: 34.82% NDP: 13.64% The Tories dropped a bombshell on Liberal incumbent David McGuinty with the announcement that the sponsorship scandal celebrity whistleblower Allan Cutler will be representing the party in the civil-service dominated riding of Ottawa South. Carleton Mississippi Mills, Ont. 2004 election results: CON Gordon O'Connor: 50.04% LIB: 33.99% NDP: 10.35% The Carleton-Mississippi Mills race is shaping up to be a battle of the lobby firms, as local Liberal Party doyenne Isabel Metcalfe,wife of Capital Hill Group principal Herb Metcalfe, goes toe to toe with former Hill and Knowlton lobbyist and retired brigadier-general Gordon O'Connor, who won the newly-created riding by over 1,000 votes in 2004. QUEBEC Papineau, Que. 2004 election results LIB Pierre Pettigrew: 41.1% BQ: 39.96% NDP: 8.77% CON: 4.77% Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew squeaked out a victory by less than 500 votes against a cashier who was running for the Bloc Quebecois, but this time he's up against the former president of the Quebec women's federation, Vivian Barbot. Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Que. 2004 election results BQ Meili Faille: 44.29% LIB: 38.8% CON: 8.18% NDP: 3.9% The Liberals are hoping to regain credibility with star candidates such as Canada's first astronaut in space, Marc Garneau, who will be running in the riding west of Montreal. Meilli Faille, who won the seat for the Bloc in the last election, said she's prepared to work hard to repeat her upset victory. Jeanne-Le Ber, Que. 2004 election results LIB Liza Frulla: 41.09% BQ Thierry St-Cyr: 40.93% NDP: 6.92% CONS: 5.53% Heritage Minister Liza Frulla won the working-class Montreal riding by 72 votes. Although her riding is also a traditionally federalist one where she won in a landslide during a 2002 byelection. Thierry Saint-Cyr who is running again for the Bloc said it was all about time in the last election and is prepared to work harder. Compton-Stanstead, Que. 2004 election results BQ France Bonsant: 46.71% LIB David Price: 35.97% CON: 10.48% NDP: 3.31% The Liberals are hoping to make gains in the Eastern Townships where former MP David Price will try to win back the riding from Bloc incumbent France Bonsant. Chicoutimi-Le Fjord, Que. 2004 election results BQ Robert Bouchard: 45.33% LIB Andre Harvey: 43.43% CON: 5.23% NDP: 3.73% The Liberals have high hopes pinned on Andre Harvey,the former MP who was defeated by the Bloc's Robert Bouchard by 863 votes in 2004. Saint-Lambert, Que. 2004 election results BQ Maka Kotto: 48.84% LIB: 36.93% CON: 6.07% NDP: 4.72% On Montreal's south shore, the Bloc's Maka Kotto is hoping to repeat an upset victory in the Saint-Lambert riding. Last time, Mr. Kotto was parachuted into the riding with one active Bloc member and $100 in their campaign war chest before winning the riding by 5,370 votes against incumbent Liberal Yolande Thibeault. Brossard-La Prairie, Que. 2004 election results LIB Jacques Saada: 45.9% BQ: 41.04% CON: 5.9% NDP: 4.41% In 2004, Liberal Jacques Saada defeated the Bloc's Marcel Lussier to win a third term in Brossard-La Prairie by 2,559 votes.This is one of the Liberal strongholds in Quebec, but the with only a 4.86 per cent victory margin, the Liberals will have to work hard to maintain the stronghold.