Brant (provincial electoral district)

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Brant
Ontario electoral district
Brant, riding.png
Brant in relation to other southwestern Ontario electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Dave Levac
Liberal
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 125,136
Electors (2007) 89,992
Area (km²) 1,204
Pop. density (per km²) 103.9
Census divisions Brant County, Haldimand County
Census subdivisions Brantford, Paris, Brantford Township, South Dumfries, Six Nations 40, New Credit 40A
For the federal electoral district of the same name, see Brant (electoral district).

Brant is a provincial electoral district in southwestern, Ontario, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

It was created in 1999 from all of Brantford and part of Brant—Haldimand.

When the riding was created, it included the city of Brantford, the town of Paris plus the townships of Brantford and South Dumfries.

In 2007, the boundaries were altered to include all of Brant County, plus that part of the Indian Reserves of Six Nations 40 and New Credit 40A located in Haldimand County.

The riding also existed from 1926 to 1975; It was known as Brant County until 1934.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
Riding createdBrant County
17th  1926 − 1929     Harry Nixon Progressive
18th  1929 − 1934
Riding renamed to — Brant
19th  1934 − 1937     Harry Nixon Liberal–Progressive
20th  1937 − 1943     Liberal
21st  1943 − 1945
22nd  1945 − 1948
23rd  1948 − 1951
24th  1951 − 1955
25th  1955 − 1959
26th  1959 − 1961
 1962 − 1963     Robert Nixon Liberal
27th  1963 − 1967
28th  1967 − 1971
29th  1971 − 1975
Riding dissolved
Riding created from Brantford and Brant—Haldimand
37th  1999 − 2003     Dave Levac Liberal
38th  2003 − 2007
39th  2007 − 2011
40th  2011 − 2014
41st  2014 − Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Dave Levac 19,346 37.14 +0.06
Progressive Conservative Phil Gillies 16,041 30.80 -3.85
New Democratic Alex Felsky 13,992 26.86 +2.66
Green Ken Burns 2,095 4.02 +1.92
Libertarian Rob Ferguson 374 0.72 +0.30
Freedom Brittni Mitchell 179 0.34 +0.04
Pauper John Turmel 61 0.12 -0.07
Total valid votes 52,088 100.00
Liberal hold Swing +1.96
Source: Elections Ontario[1]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Dave Levac 16,867 37.08 -12.10
Progressive Conservative Michael St. Amant 15,761 34.65 +5.77
New Democratic Brian Van Tilborg 11,006 24.20 +10.53
Green Ken Burns 957 2.10 -2.47
Independent Martin Sitko 244 0.54  
Family Coalition Daniel Hockley 237 0.52 -0.32
Libertarian Rob Ferguson 190 0.42  
Freedom Dustin Jenner 136 0.30  
Independent John Turmel 86 0.19 -0.38
Total valid votes 45,484 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 195 0.43
Turnout 45,679 48.23
Eligible voters 94,717
Liberal hold Swing -8.94
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Dave Levac 23,483 49.18 -5.37
Progressive Conservative Dan McCreary 13,790 28.88 -1.77
New Democratic Brian van Tilborg 6,527 13.67 +1.83
Green Ted Shelegy 3,272 6.85 +4.57
Family Coalition Rob Ferguson 403 0.84
Independent John Turmel 272 0.57 -0.09
Total valid votes 47,747 100.00
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Dave Levac 24,236 54.55 +7.57
Progressive Conservative Alayne Sokoloski 13,618 30.65 -14.21
New Democratic David Noonan 5,262 11.84 +5.43
Green Mike Clancy 1,014 2.28
Independent John Turmel 295 0.66
Total valid votes 44,425 100.00
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Dave Levac 21,166 46.98
Progressive Conservative Alayne Sokoloski 20,210 44.86
New Democratic David Sharpe 2,889 6.41
Independent Graham Mcrae 495 1.10
Natural Law Eleanor T. Hyodo 294 0.65
Total valid votes 45,054 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 30,237 65.1
Mixed member proportional 16,194 34.9
Total valid votes 46,431 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections Ontario. "General Election Results by District, 009 Brant". Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Brant". Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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