Local candidates set to speak on federal campaign issues

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

With the federal election just seven weeks away, the Flamborough Review has offered each of the candidates in the Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale riding the opportunity to address the issues that will shape the campaign race. This week, each has been asked to introduce themselves to voters through a brief biography. Here's what they had to say.

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Russ Powers, MP

Liberal Party of Canada

Russ Powers was first elected to Parliament in June 2004.

In his first term as the Member of Parliament for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, he has served as a member of the Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics and Status of Women committees. He chairs the Economic and Sustainable Development Policy Committee, acts as an Assistant Government Whip and is a member of the National Liberal Caucus Executive.

Prior to entering federal politics, Mr. Powers was employed in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University for more than 25 years. He also served in municipal government for almost 19 years as a Councillor in the former Town of Dundas, as Regional Councillor in the former Region of Hamilton-Wentworth and as Ward Councillor in the City of Hamilton.

He served on numerous civic, municipal and national committees including a period as National Vice President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Chair of their Environmental Issues Committee.

Mr. Powers was educated at Dundas District High School, Mohawk College and the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene. He has lived in Dundas for almost 40 years. He is married to Linda and they have two adult children and two grandchildren.

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David Januczkowski

Green Party of Canada

Born and raised in Oakville, David Januczkowski attended Sheridan College and graduated with a Diploma in Business Administration before obtaining a Bachelor of Administration degree from Lakehead University. He majored in accounting and attained his designation as a Certified Management Accountant in 1990, David is currently a Controller for a major manufacturer in the auto parts sector.

David's disillusionment with the mainstream political parties led him to the Green Party platform that promotes sustainability, ecological wisdom, social justice, community-based economics, non-violence and grassroots democracy.

David resides in Freelton in an energy-efficient home with his wife, Teresa and eight-year-old son. He has been involved with a ratepayers association as well as Positive Power, a local not-for-profit co-operative developing clean, sustainable energy through community-based projects. He is a member of the Council of Canadians and has been active with the local district of the Society of Management Accountants as a chairperson and director for close to 20 years. David was instrumental in the formation of the local Green Party of Canada Electoral District Association and ran as the candidate for the party in the 2004 federal election.

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Dr. Gordon Guyatt

New Democratic Party

Dr. Gordon Guyatt is a specialist in internal medicine practising out of McMaster University. He is an internationally renowned medical researcher who has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals.

Dr. Guyatt's experience with evidence based medicine and his research in health policy and health care, in particular the studies which show the potentially negative effects of for-profit health care, place him in a position to provide strong leadership in the NDP effort to prevent the spread of private, for-profit delivery of health care.

Dr. Guyatt directed the residency program at McMaster University that trains physicians to be specialists in internal medicine and earned a prestigious McMaster University President's Award for Excellence in course or resource design.

In 1979, he was instrumental in founding the Medical Reform Group, which has two key principles: that access to high quality health care is a person's right, and that the roots of ill health are social and economic in nature. Dr. Guyatt has worked hard to preserve universal health care in Canada, and to fight for social policies that address the roots of ill health.

Dr. Guyatt knows how to move forward new ideas to put health care on a sound footing, and to discuss those ideas and the results of his research in a public forum.

Dr. Guyatt almost tripled the percentage of the vote for the NDP in this riding between 2000 and 2004. Dr. Guyatt has lived in the Hamilton area most of his life and currently resides in Dundas. His devotes most of his leisure time to his family: his wife, Maureen Meade, also a physician, and his daughters, Robyn, Paige and Claire.

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David Sweet

Conservative Party of Canada

Please allow me to introduce myself... my name is David Sweet and I'm running again as the Conservative candidate in this election because I believe Canada is a great country with limitless potential, but we need a change from a tired and corrupt government.

My background is as a businessperson, author and professional speaker. I have my own training and development consulting business - drawing from my 25 years of experience of owning a small business, managing a large real estate office and leading organizations.

My wife Almut and I live in Ancaster, and together we have six children and one grandchild.

Local candidates set to speak on federal campaign issues

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

With the federal election just seven weeks away, the Flamborough Review has offered each of the candidates in the Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale riding the opportunity to address the issues that will shape the campaign race. This week, each has been asked to introduce themselves to voters through a brief biography. Here's what they had to say.

* * *

Russ Powers, MP

Liberal Party of Canada

Russ Powers was first elected to Parliament in June 2004.

In his first term as the Member of Parliament for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, he has served as a member of the Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics and Status of Women committees. He chairs the Economic and Sustainable Development Policy Committee, acts as an Assistant Government Whip and is a member of the National Liberal Caucus Executive.

Prior to entering federal politics, Mr. Powers was employed in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University for more than 25 years. He also served in municipal government for almost 19 years as a Councillor in the former Town of Dundas, as Regional Councillor in the former Region of Hamilton-Wentworth and as Ward Councillor in the City of Hamilton.

He served on numerous civic, municipal and national committees including a period as National Vice President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Chair of their Environmental Issues Committee.

Mr. Powers was educated at Dundas District High School, Mohawk College and the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene. He has lived in Dundas for almost 40 years. He is married to Linda and they have two adult children and two grandchildren.

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David Januczkowski

Green Party of Canada

Born and raised in Oakville, David Januczkowski attended Sheridan College and graduated with a Diploma in Business Administration before obtaining a Bachelor of Administration degree from Lakehead University. He majored in accounting and attained his designation as a Certified Management Accountant in 1990, David is currently a Controller for a major manufacturer in the auto parts sector.

David's disillusionment with the mainstream political parties led him to the Green Party platform that promotes sustainability, ecological wisdom, social justice, community-based economics, non-violence and grassroots democracy.

David resides in Freelton in an energy-efficient home with his wife, Teresa and eight-year-old son. He has been involved with a ratepayers association as well as Positive Power, a local not-for-profit co-operative developing clean, sustainable energy through community-based projects. He is a member of the Council of Canadians and has been active with the local district of the Society of Management Accountants as a chairperson and director for close to 20 years. David was instrumental in the formation of the local Green Party of Canada Electoral District Association and ran as the candidate for the party in the 2004 federal election.

* * *

Dr. Gordon Guyatt

New Democratic Party

Dr. Gordon Guyatt is a specialist in internal medicine practising out of McMaster University. He is an internationally renowned medical researcher who has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals.

Dr. Guyatt's experience with evidence based medicine and his research in health policy and health care, in particular the studies which show the potentially negative effects of for-profit health care, place him in a position to provide strong leadership in the NDP effort to prevent the spread of private, for-profit delivery of health care.

Dr. Guyatt directed the residency program at McMaster University that trains physicians to be specialists in internal medicine and earned a prestigious McMaster University President's Award for Excellence in course or resource design.

In 1979, he was instrumental in founding the Medical Reform Group, which has two key principles: that access to high quality health care is a person's right, and that the roots of ill health are social and economic in nature. Dr. Guyatt has worked hard to preserve universal health care in Canada, and to fight for social policies that address the roots of ill health.

Dr. Guyatt knows how to move forward new ideas to put health care on a sound footing, and to discuss those ideas and the results of his research in a public forum.

Dr. Guyatt almost tripled the percentage of the vote for the NDP in this riding between 2000 and 2004. Dr. Guyatt has lived in the Hamilton area most of his life and currently resides in Dundas. His devotes most of his leisure time to his family: his wife, Maureen Meade, also a physician, and his daughters, Robyn, Paige and Claire.

* * *

David Sweet

Conservative Party of Canada

Please allow me to introduce myself... my name is David Sweet and I'm running again as the Conservative candidate in this election because I believe Canada is a great country with limitless potential, but we need a change from a tired and corrupt government.

My background is as a businessperson, author and professional speaker. I have my own training and development consulting business - drawing from my 25 years of experience of owning a small business, managing a large real estate office and leading organizations.

My wife Almut and I live in Ancaster, and together we have six children and one grandchild.

Local candidates set to speak on federal campaign issues

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

With the federal election just seven weeks away, the Flamborough Review has offered each of the candidates in the Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale riding the opportunity to address the issues that will shape the campaign race. This week, each has been asked to introduce themselves to voters through a brief biography. Here's what they had to say.

* * *

Russ Powers, MP

Liberal Party of Canada

Russ Powers was first elected to Parliament in June 2004.

In his first term as the Member of Parliament for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, he has served as a member of the Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics and Status of Women committees. He chairs the Economic and Sustainable Development Policy Committee, acts as an Assistant Government Whip and is a member of the National Liberal Caucus Executive.

Prior to entering federal politics, Mr. Powers was employed in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University for more than 25 years. He also served in municipal government for almost 19 years as a Councillor in the former Town of Dundas, as Regional Councillor in the former Region of Hamilton-Wentworth and as Ward Councillor in the City of Hamilton.

He served on numerous civic, municipal and national committees including a period as National Vice President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Chair of their Environmental Issues Committee.

Mr. Powers was educated at Dundas District High School, Mohawk College and the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene. He has lived in Dundas for almost 40 years. He is married to Linda and they have two adult children and two grandchildren.

* * *

David Januczkowski

Green Party of Canada

Born and raised in Oakville, David Januczkowski attended Sheridan College and graduated with a Diploma in Business Administration before obtaining a Bachelor of Administration degree from Lakehead University. He majored in accounting and attained his designation as a Certified Management Accountant in 1990, David is currently a Controller for a major manufacturer in the auto parts sector.

David's disillusionment with the mainstream political parties led him to the Green Party platform that promotes sustainability, ecological wisdom, social justice, community-based economics, non-violence and grassroots democracy.

David resides in Freelton in an energy-efficient home with his wife, Teresa and eight-year-old son. He has been involved with a ratepayers association as well as Positive Power, a local not-for-profit co-operative developing clean, sustainable energy through community-based projects. He is a member of the Council of Canadians and has been active with the local district of the Society of Management Accountants as a chairperson and director for close to 20 years. David was instrumental in the formation of the local Green Party of Canada Electoral District Association and ran as the candidate for the party in the 2004 federal election.

* * *

Dr. Gordon Guyatt

New Democratic Party

Dr. Gordon Guyatt is a specialist in internal medicine practising out of McMaster University. He is an internationally renowned medical researcher who has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals.

Dr. Guyatt's experience with evidence based medicine and his research in health policy and health care, in particular the studies which show the potentially negative effects of for-profit health care, place him in a position to provide strong leadership in the NDP effort to prevent the spread of private, for-profit delivery of health care.

Dr. Guyatt directed the residency program at McMaster University that trains physicians to be specialists in internal medicine and earned a prestigious McMaster University President's Award for Excellence in course or resource design.

In 1979, he was instrumental in founding the Medical Reform Group, which has two key principles: that access to high quality health care is a person's right, and that the roots of ill health are social and economic in nature. Dr. Guyatt has worked hard to preserve universal health care in Canada, and to fight for social policies that address the roots of ill health.

Dr. Guyatt knows how to move forward new ideas to put health care on a sound footing, and to discuss those ideas and the results of his research in a public forum.

Dr. Guyatt almost tripled the percentage of the vote for the NDP in this riding between 2000 and 2004. Dr. Guyatt has lived in the Hamilton area most of his life and currently resides in Dundas. His devotes most of his leisure time to his family: his wife, Maureen Meade, also a physician, and his daughters, Robyn, Paige and Claire.

* * *

David Sweet

Conservative Party of Canada

Please allow me to introduce myself... my name is David Sweet and I'm running again as the Conservative candidate in this election because I believe Canada is a great country with limitless potential, but we need a change from a tired and corrupt government.

My background is as a businessperson, author and professional speaker. I have my own training and development consulting business - drawing from my 25 years of experience of owning a small business, managing a large real estate office and leading organizations.

My wife Almut and I live in Ancaster, and together we have six children and one grandchild.