Oak Ridges—Markham (provincial electoral district)
|Ontario electoral district|
Oak Ridges—Markham is in south-central Ontario, just north of Toronto
Location of the federal district constituency office in King City (as of 26 August 2010[update])
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Ontario|
|Pop. density (per km²)||318.9|
|Census subdivisions||Markham, Richmond Hill, Whitchurch–Stouffville, King|
Oak Ridges—Markham is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since the 2007 provincial election. Its population in 2006 was 169,645, with 136,755 electors, the highest of any riding in Ontario. It is the fastest growing riding in the province, having experienced a 52.5% increase in population from 2001 to 2006.
The district covers part of the suburbs north of Toronto. It includes the town of Whitchurch–Stouffville, most of the township of King (excepting extreme northeast) the northern portions of the town of Richmond Hill (including all of Oak Ridges), and the northern and eastern portions of the city of Markham.
The electoral district was created in 2004 52.5% from Oak Ridges, 30% from Markham, 13% from Vaughan—King—Aurora district and 4.5% from York North riding.
Communities in Oak Ridges—Markham are the destination for many immigrants to Canada, composing about 41.6% of the population, or about 70,000 of its residents. For 72,440 residents, neither English nor French, the official languages of Canada, is their mother tongue, though most have knowledge of English (148,975), French (160), or both (12,885). Most immigrants become citizens, as 11,155 immigrants were not Canadian citizens as of the Canada 2006 Census.
The primarily urban district has a low proportion of Aboriginal residents compared to other parts of Canada, with just 625 people identifying themselves of such descent. It is also home to 70,070 residents who identify themselves as visible minorities, more than half of which are Chinese Canadians and about 20% are Black Canadians.
The riding consists of part of the Regional Municipality of York including:
- the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville;
- the part of the Township of King to the south of Highway No. 9;
- the part of the Town of Richmond Hill to the north and east of Gamble Road, Yonge Street, and Elgin Mills Road East; and
- the part of the City of Markham to the north and east of 16th Avenue, McCowan Road, Highway No. 7, and 9th Line.
- King City
- Lake Wilcox
- Oak Ridges
Members of Provincial Parliament
|Riding created from Markham, Vaughan—King—Aurora and York North|
|39th||2007 − 2011||Helena Jaczek||Liberal|
|40th||2011 − 2014|
|41st||2014 − Present|
|Ontario general election, 2014|
|** Preliminary results — Not yet official **|
|Progressive Conservative||Farid Wassef||30,259||37.37||+0.23|
|New Democratic||Miles Krauter||9,483||11.71||-1.55|
|Trillium Party of Ontario||Gennady Vilensky||233||0.29|
|Total valid votes||80,979||100.0|
|Ontario general election, 2011|
|Liberal||Helena Jaczek||28,878||44.78||-3.43||$ 83,066.00|
|Progressive Conservative||Farid Wassef||23,950||37.14||+1.07||146,606.59|
|New Democratic||Joe Whitfeld||8,548||13.26||+5.33||11,142.60|
|Total valid votes / Expense limit||64,486||100.00||+8.85||$180,834,78|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||395||0.61||-0.13|
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|Progressive Conservative||Phil Bannon||21,367||36.07|
|New Democratic||Janice Hagan||4,698||7.93|
|Family Coalition||Patrick Redmond||455||0.77|
|Total valid votes||59,241||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||444||0.74|
|Sources:"Summary of valid votes cast for each candidate – October 10, 2007 General Election" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2008-08-14. Retrieved 2014-05-23.
"Statistical Summary" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2014-05-23.
2007 electoral reform referendum
|Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007|
|First Past the Post||35,444||61.7|
|Mixed member proportional||21,975||38.3|
|Total valid votes||57,419||100.0|
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- "Work — Unemployment Rate". Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. Retrieved 2010-04-04.
- "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and federal electoral districts (2003 Representation Order), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data (sorted by 2006 population)". Federal electoral districts (FEDs) – 2003 Representation Order. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-04-04.