Don Valley East

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For the provincial electoral district, see Don Valley East (provincial electoral district).
Don Valley East
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Don Valley East in relation to other electoral districts in Toronto
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Joe Daniel
Conservative
District created 1976
First contested 1979
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 111,363
Electors (2011) 71,366
Area (km²)[2] 25.45
Pop. density (per km²) 4,375.8
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto

Don Valley East is a federal electoral district in Canada that covers the northeast section of the North York part of Toronto. The federal riding was created in 1976 from parts of Willowdale, York East, York North, and York—Scarborough ridings.

It is represented in the House of Commons of Canada by Conservative Joe Daniel. On Toronto City Council, the northern portion (Ward 33) is represented by Shelley Carroll, and the southern portion (Ward 34) is represented by Denzil Minnan-Wong.

History[edit]

For most of its existence, this riding has alternated between voting Liberal and Conservative. During the Brian Mulroney years, it elected Progressive Conservatives but it switched to Liberal when Jean Chrétien came to power. In 2011, when Stephen Harper's Conservative Party won a majority government, the riding switched back to Conservative.

Robocall controversy[edit]

Main article: Robocall scandal

Don Valley East was one of the original seven federal ridings for which the election results were being challenged in court because of automated phone calls ("robocalls") that voters say tried to misdirect them to wrong polling stations. According to the challenger's claims, phone calls claiming to be on behalf of Elections Canada directed some voters to the wrong polling station during the election. It is illegal under the Elections Act to impersonate Elections Canada and to interfere with somebody's right to vote.[3]

In October 2012, however, Don Valley East was dropped from the legal case after it was found that Leeanne Bielli, the voter who initially brought the challenge forward, did not live in the riding. Bielli therefore became ineligible to challenge the result.[4] Joe Daniel continues to serve as the Member of Parliament for Don Valley East.

Boundaries[edit]

Map of Don Valley East, 2003 boundaries

As of changes made in 2003, the riding boundaries consisted of:

  • on the east by Victoria Park Avenue,
  • on the north by the hydroelectric transmission line situated north of Apache Trail running west from Victoria Park Avenue to Highway No. 404, then along that highway to Finch Avenue East, and west along Finch Avenue to Leslie Street;
  • on the west by Leslie street as far as the Canadian National Railway, then by the railway to Don Mills Road, then south along Don Mills Road to the Canadian Pacific Railway, then northeast along the railway to the Don River East Branch, and south along the Don River to just west of Sunrise Avenue, and
  • on the south by Sunrise Avenue.

Former boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Don Valley East
Riding created from Willowdale, York East,
York North and York—Scarborough
31st  1979 − 1980     Sam Wakim Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980 − 1984     David Smith Liberal
33rd  1984 − 1988     Bill Attewell Progressive Conservative
34th  1988 − 1993     Alan Redway Progressive Conservative
35th  1993 − 1997     David Collenette Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006     Yasmin Ratansi Liberal
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Joe Daniel Conservative

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Joe Daniel 14,422 36.78 +5.78
Liberal Yasmin Ratansi 13,552 34.56 -13.51
New Democratic Mary Trapani Hynes 9,878 25.19 +11.87
Green Akil Sadikali 1,114 2.84 -4.05
Christian Heritage Ryan Kidd 246 0.63 -0.07
Total valid votes 39,212 100.00
Total rejected ballots 218 0.55
Turnout 39,430 57.24
Eligible voters 68,890
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Yasmin Ratansi 18,264 48.07 -5.92 $67,602
Conservative Eugene McDermott 11,777 31.00 +1.84 $77,618
New Democratic Mary Trapani Hynes 5,062 13.32 +0.43 $5,282
Green Wayne Clements 2,618 6.89 +2.95 $4,032
Christian Heritage Alex Kovalenko 266 0.70 $163
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,987 100.00 $81,387
     Liberal hold Swing -3.88
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Yasmin Ratansi 23,441 53.99 -0.6
Conservative Eugene McDermott 12,661 29.16 +1.2
New Democratic Richard Alan Hennick 5,597 12.89 -0.3
Green Wayne Clements 1,714 3.94 +1.0
Total valid votes 43,413 100.00
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Yasmin Ratansi 21,864 54.6 -12.0
Conservative David Johnson 11,206 28.0 +7.7
New Democratic Valerie Mah 5,287 13.2 +7.4
Green Dan King 1,172 2.9
Christian Heritage Ryan Kidd 351 0.8 +0.3
Communist Christopher Black 149 0.4
Total valid votes 40,029 100.0

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 David Collenette 25,915 66.6 +11.5
Progressive Conservative Cecila Fusco 5,645 14.5 -7.6
Alliance Kasra Nejatian 4,736 12.2 -1.1
New Democratic Ron Casey Nestor 2,249 5.8 -1.9
Independent Ryan Kidd 212 0.5
Marxist–Leninist Judith Snow 153 0.4
Total valid votes 38,910 100.0

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Collenette 21,511 55.1 +1.0
Progressive Conservative Denzil Minnan-Wong 8,610 22.1 -1.3
Reform John Pope 5,167 13.2 -4.1
New Democratic Shodja Ziaian 2,981 7.6 +3.8
Canadian Action Joe Braini 384 1.0
Natural Law Mark Roy 192 0.5 0.0
Independent Mariam Abou-Dib 170 0.4
Total valid votes 39,015 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Collenette 21,511 54.1 +16.2
Progressive Conservative Alan Redway 9,279 23.3 -21.4
Reform Gordon E. Honsey 6,877 17.3
New Democratic Janice Waud Loper 1,538 3.9 -11.2
Libertarian Mark Meschino 238 0.6 -0.7
Natural Law Fred Fredeen 205 0.5
Marxist–Leninist Roger Carter 90 0.2
Abolitionist Michael Mazerolle 22 0.1
Total valid votes 39,760 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Alan Redway 18,719 44.7 -9.7
Liberal Yasmin Ratansi 15,881 37.9 +3.9
New Democratic Brant Loper 6,310 15.1 +4.4
Libertarian Mark Meschino 538 1.3 +0.6
Independent David Smith 271 0.6
Communist Maria Kontopidis 155 0.4
Total valid votes 41,874 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bill Attewell 29,706 54.4 +11.4
Liberal David Smith 18,578 34.0 -10.6
New Democratic Joe Macdonald 5,842 10.7 -0.9
Libertarian Robert Champlain 356 0.7 +0.1
Independent Arthur V. Wright 162 0.3 +0.1
Total valid votes 54,644 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Smith 21,944 44.6 +4.8
Progressive Conservative Sam Wakim 21,119 43.0 -4.2
New Democratic Saul Paton 5,713 11.6 -0.7
Libertarian Gordon Keys 286 0.6 0.0
Independent Arthur V. Wright 98 0.2
Total valid votes 49,160 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Sam Wakim 25,352 47.2
Liberal Mike Smith 21,428 39.9
New Democratic Saul Paton 6,595 12.3
Libertarian Nick Moldovanyi 301 0.6
Marxist–Leninist Donna Gordon 56 0.1
Total valid votes 53,732 100.0

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