Oshawa (electoral district)

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Oshawa
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Oshawa, riding.png
Oshawa in relation to other greater Toronto ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Colin Carrie
Conservative
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 125,322
Electors (2011) 87,638
Area (km²)[2] 69.91
Pop. density (per km²) 1,792.6
Census divisions Durham
Census subdivisions Oshawa
Map of Oshawa riding

Oshawa (formerly known as Oshawa—Whitby) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1968.

It consists of the southern and eastern parts of the City of Oshawa south and east of a line drawn from west to east along King Street West, north along Oshawa Creek, east along Rossland Road West, north along Simcoe Street North and east along Winchester Road East. The riding includes the communities of Kedron and Taunton and the eastern part of North Oshawa. It has a population of 113,662 and an area of 74 km2.

History[edit]

It was created as "Oshawa" riding in 1966 from parts of Ontario riding.

It consisted initially of the City of Oshawa, the Town of Whitby and the part of the Township of Whitby between the west limit of the City of Oshawa and the east limit of the Town of Whitby and lying south of the road allowance between Concessions 2 and 3. The name of the electoral district was changed in 1967 to "Oshawa—Whitby".

In 1976, Oshawa—Whitby riding was abolished, and a new "Oshawa" riding was created from parts of Durham, Ontario and Oshawa—Whitby ridings. It consisted of the City of Oshawa. In 1987, it was redefined to exclude the part of the city north of Rossland Road and the allowance for road in front of lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Concession 3.

In 1996, it was defined as consisting of the part of the city to the south of a line drawn from west to east along Taunton Road, south along Ritson Road North, east along Rossland Road East, south along Harmony Road North and east along King Street East.

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above, and Whitby-Oshawa was drawn out of Durham and Whitby—Ajax.

In recent years, the district has become a polarized two-way split between the Conservative Party of Canada and New Democratic Party. The Liberal Party of Canada has only managed distant third place finishes in the past two elections.

MP Colin Carrie was re-elected as the Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the 2011 federal election. Canadian Autoworkers Local 222 President Chris Buckley was the nominated New Democratic Party candidate and Gail Bates was the Green candidate. The Liberal Party candidate was James Morton.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Oshawa—Whitby
Riding created from Ontario
28th  1968 − 1972     Ed Broadbent New Democratic
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
Riding renamed — Oshawa
31st  1979 − 1980     Ed Broadbent New Democratic
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1990
 1990 − 1993     Michael Breaugh New Democratic
35th  1993 − 1997     Ivan Grose Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006     Colin Carrie Conservative
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Colin Carrie 26,034 51.31 +9.95
New Democratic Chris Buckley 19,212 37.87 +3.15
Liberal James Morton 3,536 6.97 -9.07
Green Gail Bates 1,631 3.21 -3.78
Libertarian Matthew Belanger 260 0.51
Marxist–Leninist David Gershuny 61 0.12 -0.12
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,734 100.00
Total rejected ballots 200 0.39 0.00
Turnout 50,934 57.31 +2.06
Eligible voters 88,878
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Colin Carrie 19.951 41.36 +2.76 $83,665
New Democratic Mike Shields 16,750 34.72 +1.26 $66,814
Liberal Sean Godfrey 7,741 16.04 -7.94 $62,601
Green Pat Gostlin 3,374 6.99 +3.22 $9,606
Christian Heritage Peter Vogel 246 0.51 $2,149
Marxist–Leninist David Gershuny 117 0.24 -0.07
Canadian Action Alex Kreider 52 0.10
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,231 100.00 $89,927
Total rejected ballots 191 0.39 +0.04
Turnout 48,422 55.25 -8.62
     Conservative hold Swing +0.75
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Colin Carrie 20,657 38.60 +5.39
New Democratic Sid Ryan 17,905 33.46 +1.23
Liberal Louise V. Parkes 12,831 23.98 -6.49
Green Adam Jobse 2,019 3.77 -0.11
Marxist–Leninist David Gershuny 91 0.17 -0.02
Total valid votes 53,503 100.00
Total rejected ballots 186 0.35 -0.25
Turnout 53,689 63.87 +6.67
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Colin Carrie 15,815 33.21 -10.7
New Democratic Sid Ryan 15,352 32.23 +21.1
Liberal Louise V. Parkes 14,510 30.47 -12.4
Green Liisa Walley 1,850 3.88
Marxist–Leninist Tim Sullivan 91 0.19 -0.1
Total valid votes 47,618 100.0
Total rejected ballots 287 0.60
Turnout 47,905 57.20

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 Ivan Grose 16,179 42.9 +5.2
Alliance Barry Bussey 10,863 28.8 +0.5
Progressive Conservative Bruce L. Wright 5,675 15.1 -1.5
New Democratic Bruce Rogers 4,203 11.1 -6.3
Marijuana Craig James Michael McMillan 679 1.8
Marxist–Leninist David Gershuny 97 0.3
Total valid votes 37,696 100.0

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Ivan Grose 15,925 37.7 -0.5
Reform Andrew Davies 11,974 28.4 -0.5
New Democratic Brian Nicholson 7,350 17.4 +2.5
Progressive Conservative Alan Hayes 6,972 16.5 +1.4
Total valid votes 42,221 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Ivan Grose 15,574 38.3 +3.9
Reform Andrew Davies 11,760 28.9
Progressive Conservative Linda Dionne 6,137 15.1 +6.4
New Democratic Michael Breaugh 6,066 14.9 -32.7
National John Arkelian 387 1.0
Christian Heritage Brian Chiasson 383 0.9 -4.2
Natural Law Helene Ann Darisse 260 0.6
Commonwealth of Canada Ann-Marie Methot 73 0.2
Abolitionist Christopher Boddy 60 0.1
Total valid votes 40,700 100.0
Canadian federal by-election, 13 August 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On Ed Broadbent's resignation, 2 January 1990
New Democratic Michael Breaugh 12,046 47.6 +3.3
Liberal Cathy O'Flynn 8,709 34.4 +13.9
Progressive Conservative Bill Longworth 1,627 6.4 -27.4
Christian Heritage Gerry Van Schepen 1,308 5.2
Confederation of Regions Garnet Chesebrough 1,024 4.0
Green David A.J. Hubbell 243 1.0
Libertarian George Dance 117 0.5 -0.6
Social Credit Ken Campbell 96 0.4
Independent Robert Bob Kirk 94 0.4
Independent John Turmel 50 0.2
Total valid votes 25,314 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Ed Broadbent 18,410 44.3 +2.0
Progressive Conservative Nancy McLean 14,040 33.8 -5.0
Liberal Ed White 8,496 20.5 +2.4
Libertarian George S. Kozaroff 449 1.1 +0.5
Commonwealth of Canada Lucylle Boikoff 139 0.3 +0.2
Total valid votes 41,534 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Ed Broadbent 25,092 42.3 -9.3
Progressive Conservative Alex Sosna 23,028 38.8 +10.6
Liberal Terry Kelly 10,719 18.1 -1.5
Libertarian Rolf Posma 335 0.6 +0.2
Commonwealth of Canada Lucille Boikoff 74 0.1
Communist Russell Z. Rak 72 0.1 0.0
Total valid votes 59,320 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Ed Broadbent 26,761 51.6 +0.4
Progressive Conservative Jim Souch 14,645 28.3 -4.1
Liberal Elizabeth Gomes 10,129 19.5 +3.5
Libertarian Dolores Keys 178 0.3
Communist Russell Rak 81 0.2 0.0
Marxist–Leninist Steve Rutchinski 29 0.1 0.0
Total valid votes 51,823 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Ed Broadbent 29,090 51.3 +2.6
Progressive Conservative Jim Souch 18,369 32.4 +10.2
Liberal Elizabeth Gomes 9,099 16.0 -12.7
Communist Russ Rak 80 0.1 -0.1
Marxist–Leninist Bill Aird 62 0.1 0.0
Independent Richard Sanders 47 0.1
Total valid votes 56,747 100.0

Oshawa—Whitby, 1967-1976[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Ed Broadbent 25,013 48.7 +6.8
Liberal Margaret Shaw 14,783 28.8 +11.1
Progressive Conservative Martin Weatherall 11,412 22.2 -18.2
Communist Russell Rak 125 0.2 0.0
Marxist–Leninist Dennis Deveau 66 0.1
Total valid votes 51,399 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Ed Broadbent 23,757 41.8 +8.2
Progressive Conservative Michael Starr 22,933 40.4 +6.8
Liberal Peter Connolly 10,027 17.6 -15.2
Independent Russell Rak 98 0.2
Total valid votes 56,815 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Ed Broadbent 15,224 33.6
Progressive Conservative Michael Starr 15,209 33.6
Liberal Desmond G. Newman 14,899 32.9
Total valid votes 45,332 100.0

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Coordinates: 43°54′03″N 78°50′43″W / 43.9009°N 78.8454°W / 43.9009; -78.8454