Don Valley West

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Don Valley West
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Don Valley West.png
Don Valley West in relation to other electoral districts in Toronto
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
John Carmichael
Conservative
District created 1976
First contested 1979
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 123,200
Electors (2011) 80,864
Area (km²)[2] 35.37
Pop. density (per km²) 3,483.2
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto
Map of Don Valley West
For the provincial electoral district, see Don Valley West (provincial electoral district).

Don Valley West is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1979. Its population in 2001 was 115,539. 13.6% of the population is Muslim, the highest in Canada.

Its most high-profile MP has been John Bosley, who was Speaker of the House 1984-86.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups: 60.3% White, 14.3% South Asian, 8.6% Chinese, 4.6% Filipino, 4.0% Black, 3.0% West Asian, 1.4% Korean
Languages: 57.2% English, 1.3% French, 39.3% Other, 2.2% Multiple responses
Religions: 27.8% Protestant, 20.0% Catholic, 5.5% Christian Orthodox, 2.7% Other Christian; 13.6% Muslim, 8.2% Jewish, 3.7% Hindu, 1.2% Buddhist, 16.5% No affiliation
Average income: $57,558

Don Valley West has the highest proportion of Muslims (13.6%) of any Canadian federal riding.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

The district includes the neighbourhoods of York Mills, Silver Hills, the western half of Don Mills, the eastern half of Lawrence Park, Leaside, Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park in the City of Toronto. The area is 37 km².

Cancellation of 2008 by-election[edit]

John Godfrey, who had represented the riding since 1993, announced in November 2007 that he would be resigning his seat on July 1, 2008 in order to accept a position as headmaster of Toronto French School and would leave earlier if an election were called before that date. Godfrey subsequently postponed his resignation until August 1.[5]

On August 17, 2008, the Prime Minister's Office issued a press release on behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper announcing a by-election for Don Valley West on September 22, 2008.[6] The by-election was canceled with the announcement of the federal election to held on October 14, 2008.

History[edit]

The federal electoral district was created in 1976 from Don Valley riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Don Valley West
Riding created from Don Valley
31st  1979 − 1980     John Bosley Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     John Godfrey Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011     Rob Oliphant Liberal
41st  2011 − Present     John Carmichael Conservative

Former boundaries[edit]

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative John Carmichael 22,962 42.93 +4.11
Liberal Rob Oliphant 22,351 41.79 -2.57
New Democratic Nicole Yovanoff 6,280 11.74 +1.55
Green Georgina Wilcock 1,703 3.18 -3.12
Communist Dimitris Kabitsis 186 0.35 +0.02
Total valid votes 53,482 100.00
Total rejected ballots 176 0.33
Turnout 53,658 66.84
Eligible voters 80,276
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Rob Oliphant 22,212 44.36 -9.2 $60,129
Conservative John Carmichael 19,441 38.83 +5.6 $82,633
New Democratic David Sparrow 5,102 10.19 +1.1 $67,984
Green Georgina Wilcock 3,155 6.30 +2.8 $10,725
Communist Catherine Holliday 162 0.32
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,072 100.00 $85,470
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 62.8
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Godfrey 28,709 53.4 -6.4
Conservative John Carmichael 17,908 33.3 +5.0
New Democratic David Thomas 4,902 9.1 +0.5
Green Daphne So 1,906 3.5 +0.2
Libertarian Soumen Deb 226 0.4
Canadian Action Paul Barnes 151 0.3
Total valid votes 53,802 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Godfrey 30,615 59.8 +4.4
Conservative David Turnbull 14,495 28.3 -10.7
New Democratic David Thomas 4,393 8.6 +4.2
Green Serge Abbat 1,703 3.3
Total valid votes 51,206 100.0

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 John Godfrey 25,329 55.4 +2.4
Progressive Conservative Michael Murton 10,583 23.1 -7.3
Alliance John Wakelin 7,239 15.8 +6.4
New Democratic Ali Naqvi 2,024 4.4 -1.5
Marijuana Greg Stock 469 1.0
Marxist–Leninist Fernand Deschamps 97 0.2 0.0
Total valid votes 45,741 100.0

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Godfrey 26,209 52.9 +3.3
Progressive Conservative Joanne Flint 15,046 30.4 +1.4
Reform Jonathan Silbert 4,669 9.4 -5.7
New Democratic Richard Tiller 2,922 5.9 +3.2
Green Dan King 378 0.8 +0.2
Natural Law Debbie Webberg 173 0.3 -0.2
Marxist–Leninist Judith A. Snow 104 0.2
Total valid votes 49,501 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Godfrey 25,756 49.7 +12.9
Progressive Conservative John Bosley 15,023 29.0 -24.4
Reform Julian Pope 7,872 15.2
New Democratic Leonard Swartz 1,410 2.7 -5.6
National Dorothy Campbell 1,111 2.1
Green Dan King 302 0.6
Natural Law Bob Pepper 262 0.5
Independent Judith A. Snow 91 0.2
Abolitionist Stephen Wilson 26 0.1
Total valid votes 51,853 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Bosley 27,683 53.3 -6.6
Liberal Liz Yorke 19,097 36.8 +11.0
New Democratic Ian Cameron 4,307 8.3 -4.9
Libertarian Clarke Slemon 408 0.8 -0.4
Independent J. Michael McCutcheon 292 0.6
Communist Chris Frazer 73 0.1
Commonwealth of Canada Peter Hetherington 36 0.1
Total valid votes 51,896 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Bosley 29,905 59.9 +8.2
Liberal David Wishart 12,855 25.8 -12.0
New Democratic Ian Cameron 6,570 13.2 +3.5
Libertarian Michael Beech 577 1.2 +0.4
Total valid votes 49,907 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Bosley 25,260 51.8 -2.3
Liberal Frank Felkai 18,430 37.8 +3.3
New Democratic Jonathan Lomas 4,702 9.6 -1.0
Libertarian Scott Bell 365 0.7 0.0
Marxist–Leninist Ian Hyman 42 0.1 0.0
Total valid votes 48,799 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative John Bosley 28,427 54.1
Liberal Frank Felkai 18,117 34.5
New Democratic Jean Smith 5,572 10.6
Libertarian Scott Bell 405 0.8
Marxist–Leninist Ian Hyman 34 0.1
Total valid votes 52,555 100.0

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