Sackville—Eastern Shore

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Sackville—Eastern Shore
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg Nova Scotia electoral district
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Sackville—Eastern Shore in relation to the other Nova Scotia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Peter Stoffer
New Democratic
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 91,266
Electors (2011) 67,786
Area (km²)[1] 1,073.14
Pop. density (per km²) 85
Census divisions Halifax
Census subdivisions Halifax

Sackville—Eastern Shore (formerly known as Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore) is a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997. Its population in 2011 was 91,226.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 84,209 —    
2006 86,963 +3.3%
2011 91,266 +4.9%

From the 2006 census [2]

Ethnic groups:

Languages:

Religions:

Education:

  • No certificate, diploma or degree: 22.7%
  • High school certificate: 23.9%
  • Apprenticeship or trade certificate or diploma: 13.0%
  • Community college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma: 21.7%
  • University certificate or diploma: 18.6%

Median Age:

  • 38.4

Median total income:

  • $29,212

Average total income:

  • $34,589

Median household income:

  • $64,588

Average household income:

  • $72,245

Median family income:

  • $71,566

Average family income:

  • $78,873

Unemployment:

  • 5.9%

Geography[edit]

The district includes the part of the Halifax Regional Municipality located on the Atlantic coast between Lake Charlotte and Jeddore Harbour in the east to Halifax Harbour in the west excluding the community of Dartmouth and the community of Eastern Passage. It also includes HRM's northern suburbs in the Sackville River valley north to the boundary with Hants County. The area is 1,328 km².

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1996 from Central Nova and Dartmouth ridings, and was known as "Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore" from 1999 to 2003. MP Peter Stoffer has tabled a Private Members Bill to change the name of the riding to "Sackville—Preston—Eastern Shore". As per the 2012 federal electoral redistribution, this riding will be largely dissolved into the new riding of Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook (94%), with small portions going to Central Nova (4%) and Dartmouth—Cole Harbour (2%).

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore
Riding created from Central Nova and Dartmouth
36th  1997 − 2000     Peter Stoffer New Democratic
37th  2000 − 2004
Riding renamed — Sackville—Eastern Shore
38th  2004 − 2006     Peter Stoffer New Democratic
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Sackville—Eastern Shore, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Peter Stoffer 22,483 54.07 -7.36 $41,167.28
Conservative Adam Mimnagh 12,662 30.45 +9.71 $24,555.96
Liberal Scott Hemming 4,673 11.24 -1.46 $18,619.07
Green John Percy 1,762 4.24 -0.91 $828.54
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,580 100.0     $83,710.01
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 246 0.59 +0.23
Turnout 41,826 59.47 +0.95
Eligible voters 70,329
New Democratic hold Swing -8.54
Sources:[3][4]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Peter Stoffer 24,279 61.43 +8.48 $45,646.87
Conservative David Montgomery 8,198 20.74 -1.16 $18,400.92
Liberal Carolyn Scott 5,018 12.70 -10.29 $27,348.88
Green Noreen Hartlen 2,034 5.15 +2.90 $399.04
Total valid votes/Expense limit 39,524 100.0     $80,209
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 142 0.36 +0.10
Turnout 39,666 58.52 -3.92
Eligible voters 67,786
New Democratic hold Swing +4.82
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Peter Stoffer 22,848 52.95 +7.18 $55,364.52
Liberal Bill Fleming 9,921 22.99 -5.67 $30,450.85
Conservative Paul Francis 9,450 21.90 +0.55 $59,102.04
Green Richard MacDonald 933 2.16 -0.41 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,152 100.0     $75,334
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 125 0.29 -0.17
Turnout 43,277 62.44 +1.89
Eligible voters 69,311
New Democratic hold Swing +6.42
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Peter Stoffer 17,925 45.77 +9.87 $41,208.92
Liberal Dale Stevens 11,222 28.66 -4.40 $51,797.99
Conservative Steve Streatch 8,363 21.35 -8.24 $66,799.41
Green David Fullerton 1,007 2.57 none listed
Progressive Canadian Greg Moors 645 1.65 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 39,162 100.0     $72,023
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 181 0.46
Turnout 39,343 60.55 +0.89
Eligible voters 64,979
New Democratic notional hold Swing +7.14
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  New Democratic 12,886 35.90
  Liberal 11,866 33.06
  Progressive Conservative 6,459 18.00
  Alliance 4,161 11.59
  Others 519 1.45

Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Peter Stoffer 13,619 34.48 +4.11
Liberal Bruce Stephen 12,864 32.56 +6.30
Progressive Conservative Wade Marshall 7,589 19.21 -11.06
Alliance Bill Stevens 4,773 12.08 -0.51
Marijuana Melanie Patriquen 658 1.67
Total valid votes 39,503 100.00

Changes for the Canadian Alliance from 1997 are based on the results of its predecessor, the Reform Party.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Peter Stoffer 12,433 30.37
Progressive Conservative Ken Streatch 12,392 30.27
Liberal Beverley Peters 10,750 26.26
Reform Rob Cuthbert 5,155 12.59
Natural Law Bernard Wayne Gormley 211 0.52
Total valid votes 40,941 100.00

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