Simcoe—Grey

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For the provincial electoral district, see Simcoe—Grey (provincial electoral district).
Simcoe—Grey
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Simcoe—Grey in relation to Southern Ontario ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Kellie Leitch
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 134,530
Electors (2011) 93,705
Area (km²)[2] 2,399.43
Pop. density (per km²) 56.1
Census divisions Simcoe, Grey
Census subdivisions New Tecumseth, Springwater, Collingwood, Essa, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Adjala-Tosorontio, Blue Mountains

Simcoe—Grey is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997.

It was created in 1996 from parts of Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford, Bruce—Grey, Simcoe Centre, Simcoe North, Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Simcoe and York—Simcoe.

It consists of the municipalities of Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Clearview, Wasaga Beach, Springwater, Essa, New Tecumseth and Adjala-Tosorontio. It had a population of 117,505 in 2001, and an area of 2,515 km².

History[edit]

It consisted initially of:

  • the part of the County of Simcoe lying to the west of and including the Town of New Tecumseth and the Township of Essa, to the west of and excluding the City of Barrie, to the east of and including the townships of Vespra and Flos, and to the south of and excluding the Township of Tiny;
  • in the County of Grey, the Town of Thornbury, the villages of Flesherton and Markdale, and the townships of Artemesia, Collingwood and Osprey.

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above.

Riding associations[edit]

Riding associations are the local branches of the national political parties:

Party Association Name CEO HQ Address HQ City
     Christian Heritage Party of Canada Simcoe—Grey Christian Heritage Party Association Iain Morris PO BOX 692 Alliston
     Conservative Party of Canada Simcoe—Grey Conservative Association PO BOX 235 Collingwood
     Liberal Party of Canada Simcoe—Grey Federal Liberal Association Alison Jacks PO BOX 779 Tottenham
     New Democratic Party Simcoe—Grey Federal NDP Riding Association Denny Oliver 7 Truax Crescent Angus
Green Simcoe—Grey Federal Green Party Association Jace Metheral 211 Aspen Ridge Dr. Stayner

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Simcoe—Grey
Riding created from Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford, Bruce—Grey,
Simcoe Centre, Simcoe North,
Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Simcoe and York—Simcoe
36th  1997 − 2000     Paul Bonwick Liberal
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006     Helena Guergis Conservative
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2010
 2010 − 2011     Independent
41st  2011 − Present     Kellie Leitch Conservative

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Kellie Leitch 31,784 49.36 -5.68
New Democratic Katy Austin 11,185 17.38 +6.18
Independent Helena Guergis 8,714 13.5
Liberal Alex Smardenka 8,207 12.75 -8.8
Green Jace Metheral 3,482 5.41 -4.71
Christian Heritage Peter Vander Zaag 757 1.18
Canadian Action Gord Cochrane 244 0.38
Total valid votes/Expense limit 64,373 100.00
Total rejected ballots 269 0.42 +0.08
Turnout 64,642 66.13 +6.03
Eligible voters 97,755
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Helena Guergis 30,897 55.04 +5.2 $71,239
Liberal Andrea Matrosovs 12,099 21.55 -9.3 $36,810
New Democratic Katy Austin 6,288 11.20 0.0 $6,077
Green Peter Ellis 5,685 10.12 +4.5 $9,015
Christian Heritage Peter Vander Zaag 1,018 1.81 -0.6 $4,175
Libertarian Caley McKibbin 143 0.25 $20
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,130 100.00 $94,127
Total rejected ballots 189 0.34
Turnout 56,319 60.10
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Helena Guergis 30,135 49.8 +9.1 $84,182
Liberal Elizabeth Kirley 18,689 30.9 -9.5 $92,500
New Democratic Katy Austin 6,784 11.2 +1.2 $10,777
Green Peter Ellis 3,372 5.6 +1.8 $2,361
Christian Heritage Peter Vander Zaag 1,585 2.6 -1.5 $14,302
Total valid votes 60,565 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Helena Guergis 22,496 40.6 -9.3
Liberal Paul Bonwick 22,396 40.4 -4.3
New Democratic Colin Mackinnon 5,532 10.0 +6.7
Green Peter Ellis 2,668 4.8
Christian Heritage Peter Vander Zaag 2,285 4.1
Total valid votes 55,377 100.0

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 Paul Bonwick 22,224 44.8 +9.6
Alliance George Demery 16,113 32.5 -1.8
Progressive Conservative Bill Dunkley 8,655 17.4 -5.7
New Democratic Michael Kennedy 1,646 3.3 -2.8
Canadian Action James McGillivray 751 1.5
Independent Victor Carvalho 246 0.5
Total valid votes 49,635 100.0

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Paul Bonwick 17,895 35.2
Reform Paul Shaw 17,414 34.3
Progressive Conservative Shawn Mitchell 11,761 23.1
New Democratic Marty Wilkinson 3,090 6.1
Christian Heritage Mia Colaris 664 1.3
Total valid votes 50,824 100.0

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Coordinates: 44°22′30″N 80°00′29″W / 44.375°N 80.008°W / 44.375; -80.008