Burnaby—New Westminster

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Burnaby—New Westminster
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
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Burnaby—New Westminster in relation to other British Columbia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Peter Julian
New Democratic
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 131,917
Electors (2011) 80,110
Area (km²)[2] 40.69
Pop. density (per km²) 3,242
Census divisions Metro Vancouver
Census subdivisions Burnaby, New Westminster

Burnaby—New Westminster is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004.

Demographics[edit]

(According to the Canada 2001 Census)

Ethnic groups: 50.7% White, 20.2% Chinese, 10.6% South Asian, 4.3% Filipino, 2.9% Korean, 2.0% Aboriginal, 1.7% Latin American, 1.7% Black, 1.4% Japanese, 1.2% Southeast Asian
Languages: 48.7% English, 1.0% French, 48.0% Other, 2.2% Multiple languages
Religions: 21.1% Protestant, 19.1% Catholic, 6.1% Sikh, 4.6% Muslim, 4.4% Buddhist, 2.9% Christian Orthodox, 1.7% Hindu, 5.7% Other Christian, 33.5% No religious affiliation
Average income: $27,356

Geography[edit]

The riding includes all of the City of New Westminster west of 8th Street and all of the city of Burnaby south of the following line: Kingsway to Sussex Avenue to Grange Street to Dover Street to Oakland Street to Sperling Avenue to the Trans-Canada Highway.

History[edit]

The riding was created in 2003 from parts of New Westminster—Coquitlam—Burnaby, Vancouver South—Burnaby, and Burnaby—Douglas.

According to the current proposed new electoral boundaries set out by the 2012 Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia, the riding will be dissolved, with various parts joining the new ridings of Burnaby South—Deer Lake, New Westminster—Burnaby East and Richmond East.[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
38th 2004–2006     Peter Julian New Democratic
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present

Its Member of Parliament is Peter Julian, a former community activist, financial administrator and executive director. He was first elected in the 2004 election. He is a member of the New Democratic Party. He is the NDP critic on International Trade, the Pacific Gateway, Transport and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics. In the 40th Parliament, he was a member of the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade and the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Peter Julian 22,193 49.67 +3.18
Conservative Paul Forseth 16,009 35.83 +5.48
Liberal Garth Evans 4,496 10.06 -5.36
Green Carrie-Ann McLaren 1,731 3.87 -3.20
Libertarian Tyler Pierce 160 0.36 -0.06
Marxist–Leninist Joseph Theriault 94 0.21 -0.01
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,683 100.00
Total rejected ballots 194 0.43 -0.06
Turnout 44,877 54.05 -0.30
Eligible voters 83,029
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Peter Julian 20,145 46.49 +7.71 $72,161
Conservative Sam Rakhra 13,150 30.35 +2.82 $77,974
Liberal Gerry Lenoski 6,681 15.42 -14.53 $45,125
Green Carrie-Ann McLaren 3,067 7.07 +3.42 $7,637
Libertarian Ismet Yetisen 186 0.42 Ø --
Marxist–Leninist Joseph Theriault 96 0.22 Ø --
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,325 100.00 $85,024
Total rejected ballots 214 0.49 +0.17
Turnout 43,539 54.35 -5.74
New Democratic hold Swing +6.10 +2.70
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Peter Julian 17,391 38.79 +4.21 $71,414
Liberal Mary Pynenburg 13,420 29.93 -2.59 $74,580
Conservative Marc Dalton 12,364 27.58 -0.05 $70,006
Green Scott Janzen 1,654 3.68 -0.04 $1,149
Total valid votes 44,829 100.00
Total rejected ballots 144 0.32 -0.20
Turnout 44,973 60.09 +1.14
New Democratic hold Swing +3.40 -15.74
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Peter Julian 14,061 34.58 +18.44 $51,851
Liberal Mary Pynenburg 13,732 32.52 -0.94 $67,860
Conservative Mike Redmond 11,821 27.63 -19.84 $52,988
Green Revel Kunz 1,606 3.72 $173
Canadian Action Dana Green 312 0.64 $100
Communist Péter Pál Horváth 166 0.26 $389
Total valid votes 41,698 100.00
Total rejected ballots 217 0.52
Turnout 41,915 58.95
New Democratic gain from Conservative (notional) Swing +19.14

^ % change based on redistributed results. Conservative change based the total of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative votes in the 2000 election.

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