Huron—Bruce (provincial electoral district)
Huron—Bruce is a provincial riding in Ontario, represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1987. It was known as Huron from 1987 to 1999. On March 22, 1940, the Liberal member, Charles Robertson, died while in office. Premier Mitchell Hepburn refused to call a by-election for three years citing wartime considerations, he said the electorate was "sick and tired of elections." CCF leader Ted Jolliffe opposed Hepburn's choice and took the government to court over the delayed by-election. The Ontario Court of Appeal sided with the government on the issue. Jolliffe said that he would appeal the decision to the Supreme Court but no further action was taken before the 1943 election was called. Before 1987, there were two districts: Huron—Bruce and Huron—Middlesex: Huron—Middlesex was known as Huron before 1975. James Simpson Ballantyne, Liberal Robert Hobbes Taylor, Progressive Conservative Thomas Pryde, Progressive Conservative Charles MacNaughton, Progressive Conservative John Riddell, Liberal Elections Ontario Past Election Results Map of riding for 2018 election
Guelph (electoral district)
Guelph is a federal electoral district in Ontario, represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1979. This riding has had a Liberal MP since 1993. From 2008 until his decision not to run in 2015, the riding's parliamentary seat was held by Liberal MP Frank Valeriote. Valeriote had announced his intention to retire on November 15, 2014; the Liberal candidate in the 2015 federal election in the riding was Lloyd Longfield, who served as president of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. Longfield was elected on October 19, 2015 with nearly 50 per cent of the popular vote, more than 15,000 votes ahead of the Conservative candidate, Gloria Kovach. Guelph riding was created in 1976 from parts of Halton—Wentworth and Wellington—Grey ridings, it consisted of the Townships of Eramosa, Guelph and Puslinch and the City of Guelph in the County of Wellington. The electoral district was abolished in 1987 when it was merged into Guelph—Wellington riding, adding Erin to the existing boundaries. In 1996, Erin and Pilkington was removed from the riding.
In 2003, a new riding of Guelph was created again, consisting of the City of Guelph. This riding gained a fraction of territory from Wellington—Halton Hills during the 2012 electoral redistribution. A so-called "robocall" or voter suppression scandal occurred in this riding during the 2011 federal election, when hundreds of Guelph voters who were opposition supporters received automated calls, or'robocalls', claiming to be from Elections Canada on election day, May 2, 2011; these calls directed them to the wrong polling stations. While reports of such calls were alleged in five other ridings described as election fraud by a Federal Court judge, there was insufficient evidence to support charges in those ridings; the "robocall" incidents were referred to as the "Pierre Poutine" scandal because a cellphone in the affair was registered to a fictitious Pierre Poutine of Separatist Street in Joliette, Que. One June 2, 2014 Michael Sona, the former director of communications for the Conservative candidate in Guelph was charged with "wilfully preventing or endeavouring to prevent an elector from voting".
Sona was found guilty on November 14, 2014 and was sentenced to nine months in jail plus twelve months of probation. During the trial, Justice Hearn agreed with the Crown prosecutor's allegation that Sona had not acted alone. Sona was released from the Maplehurst Correctional Complex on December 1, 2014, on bail after serving twelve days, pending his appeal of the sentence, he did not appeal the conviction. Based on another incident during the 2011 federal election campaign, Liberal MP Frank Valeriote’s riding association was fined by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for violations of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules; as reported by the National Post, this fine was based on a robocall message that anonymously attacked the Conservative opponent’s position on abortion. The call did not give a callback number. Under a settlement agreement with Valeriote, the CRTC assessed a $4,900 fine. In 2008, the election in Guelph was a four-way one between the NDP, the Tories and the Liberals, who came out on top.
The NDP only won a small handful of polls in the centre part of the city, where the Greens did well. In fact, the Greens dominated the central part of the city; the Tories did well on the fringes of the city along the northern borders and in the far south of the city. The Liberals won northern and western parts of the city. According to the Canada 2001 CensusEthnic groups: 87.7% White, 2.7% Chinese, 2.6% South Asian, 1.3% Southeast Asian, 1.3% Black, 1.1% Filipino Languages: 80.1% English, 1.5% French, 17.4% Others Religions: 37.7% Protestant, 31.5% Catholic, 3.1% Other Christian, 1.6% Buddhist, 1.6% Muslim, 1.2% Christian Orthodox, 20.8% No religion Average income: $32,405 This riding has elected the following member of the Canadian House of Commons: The call for a federal election to be held on October 14, 2008 occurred when Guelph was in the throes of a by-election scheduled for September 8, intended to replace retiring Liberal MP Brenda Chamberlain. As a result of this, the by-election was cancelled, the four major candidates running opted to represent their parties again in the federal election.
They included: Frank Valeriote, a local lawyer with thorough community experience who had garnered the Liberal nomination in an upset over Marva Wisdom. In Guelph, optimism ran high that either the NDP, Green Party, or Conservative Party could procure the seat, as many felt that the nominees might benefit from the relative unpopularity of Stéphane Dion's Liberals and the gaffes made by prior Liberal MP Brenda Chamberlain, who had failed to show up to a number of Parliamentary votes and retired before the end of her term in office. However, Frank Valeriote was able to narrowly garner the seat over star candidate Gloria Kovach, who lost by around three percent and decreased the margin of defeat for her party. Noteworthy, was the increase in the electoral returns of the Green Party, who managed to fare better than the federal NDP in Guelph for the first time, finishing with twenty-one percent of the vote - three times what they had received in the 2006 election. In terms of distance from
Don Valley West (provincial electoral district)
Don Valley West is a provincial electoral district in Toronto, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, it was created in 1999 from parts of York Mills, York East and Eglinton. The riding was notable in the 2007 election because John Tory, who at the time was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, was defeated by his Liberal opponent Kathleen Wynne. In February 2013, Wynne became Premier of Ontario; when the riding was created, it included all of Metro Toronto within the following line: Highway 401 to Leslie Street to the CN Railway to Don Mills Road to the CP Railway to the East Branch of the Don River to East York/North York border the Don Valley Parkway to the Don River to Millwood Road to the CP Railway to the East York/North York border to the Old Toronto city limits to Broadway Avenue to Yonge Street. In 2007 the southern border was altered so that it continues to follow the East Branch of the Don River to the main branch until Pottery Road to Bayview Avenue until the CP railway.
This riding lost significant territory to Don Valley East and gained territory from St. Paul's during the 2012 electoral redistribution. Elections Ontario Past Election Results Map of riding for 2018 election
Don Valley East (provincial electoral district)
Don Valley East is a provincial electoral district in Toronto, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, it was created in 1999 from parts of Don Mills, York Mills and Willowdale. When the riding was created, it included all of North York within the following line: A hydroelectric transmission corridor located south of McNicoll Avenue to Highway 404 to Finch Avenue to the Don River East Branch to Highway 401 to Leslie Street to the CN Railway to Don Mills Road to the CP Railway to the Don River East Branch to the border of East York around Sunrise Avenue. In 2007, the boundaries were altered slightly. In the northwest, the boundary was changed from the Don River to Leslie Street, in the south they changed from the North York/East York border to Sunrise Avenue; this riding underwent significant changes during the 2012 electoral redistribution. It lost half of its territory to Don Valley North and gained a significant portion of Don Valley West. Elections Ontario Past Election Results Map of riding for 2018 election
Mississauga South (provincial electoral district)
Mississauga South was a provincial electoral district in Ontario, represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1975. It included the neighbourhoods of Cawthra, Sheridan Heights, Park Royal, Rattray Park Estates, Lorne Park, Lorne Park Estates, Port Credit, Applewood Acres and Orchard Heights, it has a population of 113,003 and an area of 61 km2. In 2003, it was defined to consist of the part of the City of Mississauga lying southeast of a line drawn from northeast to southwest along the Queensway to the Credit River, west along the Credit River, southwest along Dundas Street West to the southwestern city limit. In 2018, the district was superseded by Mississauga—Lakeshore. Once one of the strongest bastions of PC support in the province, in the Toronto area, Mississauga South provincially has become more and more Liberal in last election cycles, which can be attributed to the demographics of Mississauga South changing, with more socially-liberal-minded young families moving from Toronto into the area, increasing ethnic populations which are Liberal friendly.
Prior to Tim Peterson's narrow upset victory in 2003, the area had not voted Liberal provincially since Confederation, the PCs held the riding easily. The riding was one of the most watched in the 2007 election, as it was expected to be one of the closest races in the province; the voters, differed from expectations, handing Liberal Charles Sousa a more than 5000-vote victory, as the PC vote fell 9% from 2003, which many viewed as a rejection of the automatic installing of floor-crossing Tim Peterson as the PC candidate. The Liberals and the Green Party received the benefit of angry PC voters, seeing a 3% and a 6% rise in voting percentage, respectively. Voters rejected the proposal to change Ontario's electoral system from first past the post to mixed member proportional in the 2007 electoral reform referendum; the status quo FPTP received 65% of the vote. Given the margin and the parties' and the candidates' positions on MMP, it appears that the vast majority of NDP/Green voters voted in favour of MMP, the vast majority of PC voters for FPTP, the majority of Liberals for FPTP, with a sizeable minority voting for MMP.
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Hamilton Mountain (provincial electoral district)
Hamilton Mountain is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1967. The riding is located in the Hamilton, Ontario region; the socio-economic composition of the Hamilton Mountain is diverse, having low-income public housing residents and million-dollar estates paid unionized workers and small-wage unskilled workers, well-established families and recent immigrants. In 2003, the riding was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Hamilton bounded by a line drawn west from the Niagara Escarpment along Red Hill Creek, south along Mountain Brow Boulevard, Arbour Road and Glover Road, west along the hydroelectric transmission line situated south of Rymal Road East, north along Glancaster Road, east along Garner Road East, north along the hydroelectric transmission line situated west of Upper Paradise Road, east along Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway, north along West 5th Street, northeast along James Mountain Road, east and south along the Niagara Escarpment to the point of commencement.
Provincially, this riding has been held by every major Ontario political party having at least one time. The current NDP Member of Provincial Parliament, Monique Taylor, defeated Liberal Cabinet Minister, Sophia Aggelonitis in 2011; this riding has elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario: Elections Ontario Past Election Results Map of riding for 2018 election Legislative Assembly of Ontario entry for Brian Charlton Legislative Assembly of Ontario entry for Marie Bountrogianni
Cambridge (provincial electoral district)
Cambridge is a provincial electoral district in southwestern, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, it was created in 1975. From 1987 to 1999, it consisted of the city of Cambridge plus that part the township of North Dumfries located directly to the east of Cambridge. From 1999 to 2007 it consisted of Cambridge, North Dumfries plus the city of Kitchener east of a line following Homer Watson Boulevard to Doon Village Road to Homer Watson Boulevard again to Huron Road to the Grand River. In 2007, the riding included just North Dumfries. Elections Ontario Past Election Results Map of riding for 2018 election