Etobicoke Centre (electoral district)

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This article is about the federal electoral district. For the provincial electoral district, see Etobicoke Centre (provincial electoral district). For the neighbourhood, see Islington-City Centre West.
Etobicoke Centre (electoral district)
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Etobicoke Centre in relation to other electoral districts in Toronto
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Ted Opitz
Conservative
District created 1976
First contested 1979
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 113,606
Electors (2011) 80,789
Area (km²)[1] 36.26
Pop. density (per km²) 3,133.1
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto
Map of Etobicoke Centre

Etobicoke Centre is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1979.

Geography[edit]

The riding includes the neighbourhoods of Martin Grove Gardens, St. Phillips, Richview Gardens, Princess Margaret, Westmount, Eringate, Bloordale Gardens, Markland Wood, West Deane Park, Glen Agar, Princess Anne Manor, Thorncrest Village, Humber Valley Village and Chestnut Hills in the former city of Etobicoke, Toronto.

History[edit]

The riding was created in 1976 from part of the Etobicoke riding in what was then a constituent municipality of Metropolitan Toronto.

On May 18, 2012, the Ontario Superior Court declared the 2011 federal election results for this district to be null and void.[2] The judge ruled that 79 votes should not have been counted when the margin of victory in the riding was only 26 votes. On May 28, 2012, however, the incumbent Member of Parliament, Ted Opitz, filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Canada. On October 25, 2012, the Supreme Court allowed Mr. Opitz's appeal and quashed the order for a by-election. In its decision, the Supreme Court restored 59 of the 79 tossed votes, essentially leaving Mr. Optiz with a 6 vote margin of victory.[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

It has elected four members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Etobicoke Centre
Riding created from Etobicoke
31st  1979 − 1980     Michael Wilson Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Allan Rock Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006     Borys Wrzesnewskyj Liberal
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Ted Opitz Conservative

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Ted Opitz 21,644 41.2% +3.7%
Liberal Borys Wrzesnewskyj 21,618 41.2% -7.7%
New Democratic Ana Maria Rivero 7,735 14.7% +6.4%
Green Katarina Zoricic 1,377 2.6% -2.8%
Marxist–Leninist Sarah Thompson 149 0.3%
Total valid votes 52,523 100.0
Total rejected ballots 271 0.51 +0.02
Turnout 52,794 65.49 +3.8
Eligible voters 80,603
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Borys Wrzesnewskyj 24,537 48.9 -3.5 $72,089
Conservative Axel Kuhn 18,839 37.5 +4.3 $83,207
New Democratic Joseph Schwartz 4,164 8.3 -1.3
Green Marion Schaffer 2,688 5.4 +1.6 $352
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,228 100.0 $85,584
Total rejected ballots 247 0.49
Turnout 50,475 62.7
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Borys Wrzesnewskyj 29,509 52.4 -5.9
Conservative Axel Kuhn 18,702 33.2 +4.8
New Democratic Cynthia Cameron 5,426 9.6 -0.3
Green John Vanderheyden 2,111 3.8 +0.6
Independent Norman Dundas 402 0.7
Marxist–Leninist France Tremblay 117 0.2 0.0
Total valid votes 56,267 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Borys Wrzesnewskyj 30,441 58.3 +1.9
Conservative Lida Preyma 14,829 28.4 -10.2
New Democratic John Richmond 5,174 9.9 +5.3
Green Margo Pearson 1,676 3.2
Marxist–Leninist France Tremblay 112 0.2 -0.2
Total valid votes 52,232 100.0

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 Allan Rock 26,083 56.4 +1.8
Alliance Michael G. Kraik 10,318 22.3 +5.1
Progressive Conservative Ross Vaughan 7,566 16.4 -5.6
New Democratic Karen Dolan 2,124 4.6 -0.7
Marxist–Leninist Dagmar Sullivan 181 0.4 0.0
Total valid votes 46,272 100.0

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Allan Rock 27,345 54.6 +0.2
Progressive Conservative Alida Leistra 11,023 22.0 +2.5
Reform Jason Beyak 8,638 17.2 -4.9
New Democratic Matthew Bonk 2,661 5.3 +3.1
Natural Law Paul Gasztold 267 0.5 +0.1
Marxist–Leninist Janice Murray 189 0.4 +0.3
Total valid votes 50,123 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Allan Rock 25,633 54.3 +13.9
Reform Charles McLeod 10,440 22.1
Progressive Conservative Charles Donley 9,203 19.5 -28.9
New Democratic Udayan Rege 1,037 2.2 -7.4
National Janice Tait 500 1.1
Natural Law Everett Murphy 200 0.4
Abolitionist Kelly Ann Leblanc 77 0.2
Marxist–Leninist Janice Murray 53 0.1
Commonwealth of Canada Joseph Zmak 25 0.1 -0.1
Total valid votes 47,168 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Michael Wilson 24,338 48.4 -8.4
Liberal Mary Schwass 20,342 40.5 +10.6
New Democratic Phil Jones 4,815 9.6 -3.2
Libertarian Janice E. Hazlett 373 0.7 +0.2
Green Isabel Van Humbeck 187 0.4
Communist Dan Goldstick 81 0.2
Commonwealth of Canada John J. Benz 70 0.1
Independent Jeanne Gatley 62 0.1
Total valid votes 50,268 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Michael Wilson 34,026 56.8 +9.7
Liberal Jim Brown 17,853 29.8 -11.6
New Democratic Phil Jones 7,657 12.8 +2.0
Libertarian Shirley Yamada 339 0.6 0.0
Total valid votes 59,875 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Michael Wilson 26,969 47.1 -4.2
Liberal Joe Cruden 23,715 41.4 +3.7
New Democratic Dan Shipley 6,181 10.8 +0.6
Libertarian Norman R. Andersen 308 0.5 +0.1
Marxist–Leninist Anne Boylan 88 0.2 +0.1
Total valid votes 57,261 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Michael Wilson 31,498 51.3
Liberal Alastair W. Gillespie 23,141 37.7
New Democratic Dan Shipley 6,237 10.2
Libertarian Norman R. Andersen 272 0.4
Communist Nick Hrynchyshyn 112 0.2
Independent Helen Obadia 54 0.1
Marxist–Leninist James H. Reid 38 0.1
Total valid votes 61,352 100.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stastistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ "Election result in Toronto riding thrown out by judge". CBC News. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Opitz v. Wrzesnewskyj". October 25, 2012.