Cape Breton—Canso

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Cape Breton—Canso
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg Nova Scotia electoral district
Cape Breton-Canso.png
Cape Breton—Canso in relation to the other Nova Scotia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Rodger Cuzner
Liberal
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 68,435
Electors (2011) 57,753
Area (km²)[1] 8,225.84
Pop. density (per km²) 8.3
Census subdivisions Cape Breton, Guysborough, Port Hawkesbury

Cape Breton—Canso is a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. Its population in 2001 was 75,221. It is the successor to Bras d'Or (later known as Bras d'Or—Cape Breton, which was represented in the House of Commons from 1997 to 2004.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 75,221 —    
2006 71,968 −4.3%
2011 68,435 −4.9%

From the 2006 census [2]

Ethnic groups:

Languages:

Religions:

Education:

  • No certificate, diploma or degree: 32.1%
  • High school certificate: 22.0%
  • Apprenticeship or trade certificate or diploma: 14.5%
  • Community college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma: 16.4%
  • University certificate or diploma: 14.8%

Median Age:

  • 45.5

Median total income:

  • $20,392

Average total income:

  • $26,406

Median household income:

  • $42,853

Average household income:

  • $51,812

Median family income:

  • $52,692

Average family income:

  • $60,211

Unemployment:

  • 15.8%

Geography[edit]

The district includes eastern Guysborough County, and the western, southern and eastern coasts of Cape Breton Island. Communities include Glace Bay, Louisbourg, Inverness, Cheticamp, St. Peters, Port Hawkesbury, Mulgrave, Guysborough, Dominion and Canso. The area is 9,438 km2.

Political geography[edit]

In 2008, the Liberals won most of their support on Cape Breton Island, whereas the mainland portion of the riding voted Conservative with a few Liberal and NDP pockets The Conservatives and the NDP both won a small handful of polls on the island, and the Greens won a poll containing Judique. [1]

History[edit]

The riding of Bras d'Or was created in 1996 from parts of Cape Breton Highlands—Canso and Cape Breton—East Richmond ridings.

Bras d'Or was renamed "Bras d'Or—Cape Breton" in 1998. It was abolished in 2003. Most of its territory (except for the community of Sydney River) was incorporated into a new riding called "Cape Breton—Canso", and it also added a portion of Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough on the mainland.

As per the 2012 federal electoral redistribution, this riding will gain 9% of its new territory from Central Nova.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Bras d'Or
Riding created from Cape Breton Highlands—Canso
and Cape Breton—East Richmond
36th  1997 − 2000     Michelle Dockrill New Democratic
Riding renamed — Bras d'Or—Cape Breton
37th  2000 − 2004     Rodger Cuzner Liberal
Riding renamed — Cape Breton—Canso
38th  2004 − 2006     Rodger Cuzner Liberal
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Cape Breton—Canso, 2013 Representation Order[edit]

This riding will gain territory from Central Nova as a result of the 2012 federal electoral redistribution.

2011 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 17,196 44.10
  Conservative 12,719 32.62
  New Democratic 7,818 20.05
  Green 1,265 3.24

Cape Breton—Canso, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Rodger Cuzner 16,478 46.45 -1.65 $63,928.72
Conservative Clarence Derrick Kennedy 10,873 30.65 +7.15 $75,474.80
New Democratic Marney Simmons 6,984 19.69 -1.43 $2,528.46
Green Glen Carabin 1,141 3.22 -4.06 $346.95
Total valid votes/Expense limit 35,476 100.0     $83,274.40
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 336 0.94 +0.14
Turnout 35,812 62.47 -0.84
Eligible voters 57,331
Liberal hold Swing -4.40
Sources:[3][4]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Rodger Cuzner 17,447 48.10 -5.09 $35,405.44
Conservative Allan Murphy 8,524 23.50 -0.68 $51,511.90
New Democratic Mark MacNeill 7,660 21.12 +0.98 $6,483.40
Green Dwayne MacEachern 2,641 7.28 +4.78 $5,315.05
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,272 100.0     $80,776
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 292 0.80 +0.09
Turnout 36,564 63.31 -3.21
Eligible voters 57,753
Liberal hold Swing -2.20
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Rodger Cuzner 21,424 53.19 -0.07 $62,038.40
Conservative Kenzie MacNeil 9,740 24.18 +3.94 $47,590.43
New Democratic Hector Morrison 8,111 20.14 -4.18 $7,662.93
Green Rob Hines 1,006 2.50 +0.33 $323.17
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,281 100.0     $76,321
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 288 0.71 -0.24
Turnout 40,569 66.52 +2.72
Eligible voters 60,984
Liberal hold Swing -2.00
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Rodger Cuzner 20,139 53.26 -0.33 $63,078.17
New Democratic Shirley Hartery 9,197 24.32 +5.44 $21,160.51
Conservative Kenzie MacNeil 7,654 20.24 -7.19 $49,919.36
Green Seumas Gibson 820 2.17 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,810 100.0     $73,856
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 361 0.95
Turnout 38,171 63.80 -3.38
Eligible voters 59,825
Liberal notional hold Swing -2.88
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 21,200 53.59
  Progressive Conservative 9,291 23.49
  New Democratic 7,469 18.88
  Alliance 1,558 3.94
  Others 42 0.11

Bras d'Or–Cape Breton[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Rodger Cuzner 20,815 54.85 +16.41
Progressive Conservative Alfie MacLeod 8,114 21.38 +1.12
New Democratic Michelle Dockrill 7,537 19.86 -21.44
Alliance John Currie 1,483 3.91
Total valid votes 37,949 100.00

Bras d'Or[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Michelle Dockrill 17,575 41.30
Liberal David Dingwall 16,358 38.44
Progressive Conservative Frank Crowdis 8,620 20.26
Total valid votes 42,553 100.00

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