Davenport (electoral district)

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Davenport
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Davenport.png
Davenport in relation to other electoral districts in Toronto
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Andrew Cash
New Democratic
District created 1933
First contested 1935
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 102,360
Electors (2011) 66,189
Area (km²)[2] 12.08
Pop. density (per km²) 8,473.5
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto
Map of Davenport
For the provincial electoral district, see Davenport (provincial electoral district).

Davenport is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1935. Its population in 2001 was 111,705.

The Davenport riding has the highest percentage of ethnic Portuguese of all Canadian federal ridings (27.4%),[3] and the highest percentage of European immigrants (28.5%, of whom 25.0% are from Southern Europe, and 19.2% from Southern European countries other than Italy), in all of Canada.[4][5] It also has the highest percentage of native speakers of Portuguese (20.7%) and of Romance languages other than the French language of Canada (32.0%, with many Italian and Spanish).[6] The same holds true for home language (Portuguese: 14.0%; non-French Romance languages: 21.2%, both Canadian riding records)[7]

Geography[edit]

The district includes parts of west-end Toronto, and includes the neighbourhoods of Fairbank, Oakwood-Vaughan, St. Clair Gardens, Corso Italia, Dovercourt Village, Bloordale Village, Bloorcourt Village, Brockton Village, the Junction Triangle and the western part of Rua Acores.

History[edit]

The federal electoral district was created in 1933 from parts of Parkdale and Toronto Northwest ridings.

The federal riding of Davenport has been one of the most consistently Liberal ridings in Canada over the last century; Until 2011 the last non-Liberal to be elected for the constituency was Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament Douglas Morton in 1958. Since then, Liberals Walter Gordon and Charles Caccia (who himself held the seat for nearly 40 years) won the seat by increasing margins, finally culminating in a 17,500-vote majority in 1993. Meanwhile, the opposition parties in the constituency were shifting, and the New Democratic Party candidate beat the Progressive Conservative or Conservative candidate in every election since 1979.

After the election of Paul Martin to the Liberal leadership in late 2003, Charles Caccia lost the nomination for the seat to local city councillor Mario Silva, who had signed up sufficient new members to oust the incumbent; this was an unpopular situation and was deeply resented by many in the local Liberal party, which, combined with redistricting, led to an overnight tripling of the NDP vote in the 2004 federal election.

In 2011 Andrew Cash of the New Democratic Party won the seat by a significant margin, becoming the first non-Liberal in over 50 years to represent the riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Davenport
Riding created from Parkdale and Toronto Northwest
18th  1935 − 1940     John Ritchie MacNicol Conservative
19th  1940 − 1945     National Government
20th  1945 − 1949     Progressive Conservative
21st  1949 − 1953     Paul Hellyer Liberal
22nd  1953 − 1957
23rd  1957 − 1958     Douglas Morton Progressive Conservative
24th  1958 − 1962
25th  1962 − 1963     Walter L. Gordon Liberal
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
28th  1968 − 1972     Charles Caccia Liberal
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006     Mario Silva Liberal
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Andrew Cash New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Andrew Cash 21,096 53.74 +22.48
Liberal Mario Silva 10,946 27.89 -17.88
Conservative Theresa Rodrigues 5,573 14.20 +3.19
Green Wayne Scott 1,344 3.42 -7.07
Communist Miguel Figueroa 167 0.43 -0.03
Animal Alliance Simon Luisi 128 0.33 +0.07
Total valid votes/Expense limit 39,254 100.00
Total rejected ballots 235 0.60 -0.10
Turnout 39,489 61.92 +8.88
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Mario Silva 15,953 45.77 -6.10 $47,491
New Democratic Peter Ferreira 10,896 31.26 -1.35 $55,530
Conservative Theresa Rodrigues 3,838 11.01 +0.21 $13,993
Green Wayne Scott 3,655 10.49 +6.79 $12,172
Canadian Action Wendy Forrest 172 0.49 +0.18 $723
Communist Miguel Figueroa 160 0.46 +0.02 $432
Animal Alliance Simon Luisi 92 0.26 $957
Marxist–Leninist Sarah Thompson 87 0.25 -0.01
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,853 100.00 $79,438
Total rejected ballots 245 0.70 +0.09
Turnout 35,098 53.03 -7.58


Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Mario Silva 20,172 51.87 +1.18
New Democratic Gord Perks 12,681 32.61 -1.52
Conservative Theresa Rodrigues 4,202 10.80 +1.50
Green Mark O'Brien 1,440 3.70 -0.48
Communist Miguel Figueroa 172 0.44 +0.03
Canadian Action Wendy Forrest 122 0.31 +0.02
Marxist–Leninist Sarah Thompson 103 0.26 +0.02
Total valid votes 38,892 100.00
Total rejected ballots 240 0.61 -0.22
Turnout 39,132 60.61 +7.72
Elections Canada, Riding of Davenport, Electoral District 35015.
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Mario Silva 16,773 50.69 -16.03
New Democratic Rui Pires 11,292 34.13 +20.57
Conservative Theresa Rodrigues 3,077 9.30 -4.61
Green Mark O'Brien 1,384 4.18 +1.66
Marijuana Elmer Gale 251 0.76 -1.12
Communist Johan Boyden 137 0.41
Canadian Action John Riddell 97 0.29 -0.84
Marxist–Leninist Sarah Thompson 79 0.24
Total valid votes 33,090 100.00
Total rejected ballots 278 0.83
Turnout 33,368 52.89

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Charles Caccia 17,014 66.7 +0.9
New Democratic Jordan Berger 3,457 13.6 -4.9
Alliance Anthony Montenegrino 2,021 7.9
Progressive Conservative Eduardo Marcos 1,526 6.0 -4.1
Green Mark O'Brien 642 2.5 +0.4
Marijuana Elmer Gale 480 1.9
Canadian Action Ann Emmett 288 1.1
Natural Law Stephen Porter 73 0.3
Total valid votes 25,501 100.0

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Charles Caccia 17,195 65.9 -8.0
New Democratic Chris Masterson 4,807 18.4 +9.4
Progressive Conservative Adele Pereira 2,628 10.1 +5.5
Green Richard Procter 551 2.1 +1.2
Canadian Action Ann Emmett 293 1.1
Marxist–Leninist Francesco Chilelli 250 1.0 +0.7
Independent Miguel Figueroa 194 0.7
Independent John Munoro 190 0.7
Total valid votes 26,108 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Charles Caccia 20,100 73.9 +15.0
New Democratic John Doherty 2,455 9.0 -9.8
Reform Michael Jakubcak 2,107 7.7
Progressive Conservative Margaret Samuel 1,251 4.6 -14.0
National Sherelanne Purcell 448 1.6
Natural Law Bruce Hislop 283 1.0
Green Sat K. Singh Khalsa 255 0.9
Libertarian Nunzio Venuto 200 0.7 -1.0
Marxist–Leninist Barbara Seed 64 0.2
Abolitionist Susan Lylliane Pennington 33 0.1
Total valid votes 27,196 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Charles Caccia 16,436 58.9 +5.2
New Democratic Anna Menozzi 5,243 18.8 -3.7
Progressive Conservative Alex Franco 5,179 18.6 -2.6
Libertarian April Henderson 480 1.7 +0.7
Rhinoceros Barry Heidt 214 0.8
Communist George P. Hewison 196 0.7 0.0
Independent Heather Robertson 150 0.5
Total valid votes 27,898 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Charles Caccia 13,248 53.7 -8.8
New Democratic Manfred Netzel 5,548 22.5 +0.3
Progressive Conservative Giovanni Rocca 5,217 21.1 +7.5
Green Elgin Blair 256 1.0
Libertarian John Scott Hayes 252 1.0 0.0
Communist Gordon Massie 165 0.7 +0.2
Total valid votes 24,686 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Charles Caccia 14,545 62.4 +6.5
New Democratic Ed Brown 5,170 22.2 -2.2
Progressive Conservative Italo Luci 3,167 13.6 -4.3
Libertarian Richard Brooke 230 1.0 +0.3
Communist Gail J. Phillips 117 0.5 0.0
Marxist–Leninist Richard Daly 72 0.3 0.0
Total valid votes 23,301 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Charles Caccia 12,760 55.9 -3.7
New Democratic Ed Brown 5,579 24.4 +7.6
Progressive Conservative Lilliana Edwards 4,090 17.9 -4.1
Libertarian George J. Dance 156 0.7
Communist Gail J. Phillips 117 0.5 -0.1
Marxist–Leninist Richard Daly 80 0.4 -0.1
Independent Steve Penner 48 0.2
Total valid votes 22,830 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Charles Caccia 12,294 59.6 +15.9
Progressive Conservative Brownie Darubin 4,542 22.0 -8.0
New Democratic Mairi McElhill 3,476 16.8 -7.8
Communist Mike Phillips 123 0.6 -0.3
Independent John Ross Taylor 102 0.5
Marxist–Leninist Richard Daly 95 0.5 -0.3
Total valid votes 20,632 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Charles Caccia 9,366 43.7 -6.7
Progressive Conservative John A. Gillespie 6,442 30.1 +8.0
New Democratic Angelo Principe 5,272 24.6 -2.9
Independent William Kashtan 190 0.9
Independent Richard Daly 160 0.7
Total valid votes 21,430 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Charles Caccia 10,736 50.4 -7.9
New Democratic Otto Bresan 5,865 27.5 +10.3
Progressive Conservative Ken Dear 4,688 22.0 -1.0
Total valid votes 21,289 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Walter L. Gordon 9,887 58.4 +3.6
Progressive Conservative Daniel Iannuzzi 3,907 23.1 +0.6
New Democratic Nelson W. Abraham 2,918 17.2 -4.4
Communist William Kashtan 224 1.3
Total valid votes 16,936 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Walter L. Gordon 11,023 54.7 +12.1
Progressive Conservative Pauline Miles 4,520 22.4 -9.0
New Democratic Vic Cathers 4,347 21.6 -2.7
Social Credit Roland Ring 245 1.2 +0.7
Total valid votes 20,135 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Walter L. Gordon 9,101 42.6 +11.1
Progressive Conservative M. Douglas Morton 6,713 31.5 -17.1
New Democratic Bill Sefton 5,181 24.3 +4.4
Communist Phyllis Clarke 231 1.1
Social Credit Raymond Bell 117 0.5
Total valid votes 21,343 100.0

Note: NDP vote is compared to CCF vote in 1958 election.

Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative M. Douglas Morton 12,117 48.6 +7.8
Liberal Paul Hellyer 7,872 31.5 +1.3
Co-operative Commonwealth F. Andrew Brewin 4,963 19.9 -9.2
Total valid votes 24,952 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative M. Douglas Morton 8,989 40.7 -0.4
Liberal Paul Hellyer 6,665 30.2 -2.1
Co-operative Commonwealth F. Andrew Brewin 6,414 29.1 +25.4
Total valid votes 22,068 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Paul Hellyer 8,919 41.1 +2.1
Progressive Conservative Harold McBride 6,998 32.3 -3.5
Co-operative Commonwealth Fred Young 4,968 22.9 -2.3
Labor–Progressive Hector Harold MacArthur 802 3.7
Total valid votes 21,687 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Paul Hellyer 11,431 39.0 +10.5
Progressive Conservative John Ritchie MacNicol 10,476 35.8 -12.9
Co-operative Commonwealth David B. Archer 7,366 25.2 +6.9
Total valid votes 29,273 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Ritchie MacNicol 13,110 48.6 -8.6
Liberal William Alexander Gunn 7,682 28.5 -14.3
Co-operative Commonwealth George Eamon Park 4,931 18.3
Labor–Progressive Richard W. Robertson 882 3.3
Social Credit David Ewald Hartman 346 1.3
Total valid votes 26,951 100.0

Note: Progressive Conservative vote is compared to "National Government" vote in 1940 election.

Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
National Government John Ritchie MacNicol 14,890 57.2 +17.6
Liberal Neil Cameron 11,140 42.8 +15.0
Total valid votes 26,030 100.0

Note: "National Government" vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1935 election.

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative John Ritchie MacNicol 10,919 39.6
Liberal John P. Travers 7,675 27.8
Co-operative Commonwealth John Williams Bruce 4,766 17.3
Reconstruction W. Harvey Brown 4,216 15.3
Total valid votes 27,576 100.0

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