|Ontario electoral district|
Scarborough—Rouge River in relation to the other Toronto ridings
|Federal electoral district|
|Legislature||House of Commons|
|District webpage||profile, map|
|Pop. density (per km²)||2,640.3|
The riding covers the northeast part of the Scarborough part of Toronto. It stretches from Highway 401 in the south to Steeles Avenue in the north. In the east it ends at the border with Pickering and to just west of Midland in the west.
On Toronto City Council, the eastern half is represented by Raymond Cho and the western half was represented by Bas Balkissoon until he was elected to represent the riding in the Ontario legislature on November 24, 2005. It is now represented by Chin Lee.
Scarborough—Rouge River has the highest percentage of visible minorities in all electoral districts (89.7%) and the lowest percentage of White Caucasians (10.1%). Tamil is the mother tongue for 13.2% of the population, which is the highest such percentage for that language among all ridings; likewise for Tamil as a home language (10.5%). 13.6% of the population is Hindu, the highest in Canada.
In the 2011 election, the NDP were elected for the first time.
Scarborough—Rouge River consists of the part of the City of Toronto bounded on the north and east by the city limits, on the west by Midland Avenue, and on the south by a line drawn from the east city limit west along Finch Avenue East, south along Meadowvale Road, west along Sheppard Avenue East, south along Morningside Avenue, west along Highway 401, north along Brimley Road, and west along Finch Avenue East to Midland Avenue.
The riding was created in 1987 from part of York—Scarborough riding.
It initially consisted of the part of the City of Scarborough. It was bounded on the north and east by the city limits, and on the south and west by a line drawn southwest from the eastern city limit along Highway 401 and Kingston Road, west along Highland Creek, north along Morningside Avenue, west along Ellesmere Road and north along the Canadian National Railway line to the northern city limit.
In 1996, it was redefined to be bounded on the north and east by the city limits, on the west by the Canadian National Railway situated immediately west of Midland Avenue, and on the south by a line drawn from west to east along Highway 401, north along Conlins Road, and east along Sheppard Avenue East and Twyn Rivers Drive to the east city limits.
In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above.
Members of Parliament
This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:
Riding created from York—Scarborough
|34th||1988 − 1993||Derek Lee||Liberal|
|35th||1993 − 1997|
|36th||1997 − 2000|
|37th||2000 − 2004|
|38th||2004 − 2006|
|39th||2006 − 2008|
|40th||2008 − 2011|
|41st||2011 − Present||Rathika Sitsabaiesan||New Democratic|
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Rathika Sitsabaiesan||18,935||40.6||+26.0||$55,192.59|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||46,610||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||221||0.5||–|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Ryan Sloan||5,954||14.6||+3.8||$1,836|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||40,728||100.0||$88,438|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||Andrew Brett||4,973||10.8||+1.5|
|Total valid votes||45,903||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|New Democratic||Fauzia Khan||3,635||9.3||+4.4|
|Total valid votes||38,955||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|
|Progressive Conservative||Alan Shumak||2,566||7.1||-4.3|
|New Democratic||Paulette Senior||1,793||4.9||0.0|
|Total valid votes||36,265||100.0|
Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.
|Canadian federal election, 1997|
|Progressive Conservative||Joe Li||4,364||11.4||-0.2|
|New Democratic||Pedram Moallemian||1,874||4.9||+2.1|
|Natural Law||Loucas Café||170||0.4||0.0|
|Canadian Action||Steven Vaughan||139||0.4|
|Total valid votes||38,285||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1993|
|Progressive Conservative||Paul Ng||5,524||11.6||-26.0|
|New Democratic||Orrin Benn||1,330||2.8||-10.8|
|Natural Law||Loucas Café||224||0.5|
|Total valid votes||47,759||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1988|
|Progressive Conservative||Doug Boswell||18,171||37.6|
|New Democratic||Raymond Cho||6,589||13.6|
|Total valid votes||48,326||100.0|
- "(Code 35083) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
- Riding history from the Library of Parliament
- 2011 results from Elections Canada
- Campaign expense data from Elections Canada
- Stastistics Canada: 2012
- Stastistics Canada: 2012
- "2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations | Federal Electoral District (FED) Profile, 2006 Census". 2.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- Aboriginals make up 0.2% of the population
- "2011 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations | Detailed Mother Tongue (232), Knowledge of Official Languages (5), Age Groups (17A) and Sex (3) for the Population Excluding Institutional Residents of Canada, Provinces, Territories and Federal Electoral Districts (2003 Representation Order), 2011 Census". 2.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- "First Official Language Spoken (7), Detailed Language Spoken Most Often at Home (232), Age Groups (17A) and Sex (3) for the Population Excluding Institutional Residents of Canada, Provinces, Territories and Federal Electoral Districts (2003 Representation Order), 2011 Census". 2.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- "Religion (13) and Age Groups (8) for Population, for Canada, Provinces, Territories and Federal Electoral Districts (2003 Representation Order), 2001 Census - 20% Sample Data". 2.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-11-20.