Vancouver Island North

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Vancouver Island North
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
Vancouver Island North.png
Vancouver Island North in relation to other British Columbia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
John Duncan
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 118,374
Electors (2011) 89,063
Area (km²)[2] 49,144.61
Pop. density (per km²) 2.4
Census subdivisions Campbell River, Comox, Courtenay, Port Hardy, Cumberland, Port McNeill, Comox-Strathcona A (Baynes Sound), Comox-Strathcona B (Lazo North), Comox-Strathcona C (Puntledge/Black Creek), Comox-Strathcona D (Oyster Bay - Buttle Lake)

Vancouver Island North is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997.

Geography[edit]

The district includes the Regional Districts of Comox Valley, Strathcona, Mount Waddington and the southern half of Central Coast excluding Calvert Island and Hunter Island. These regional districts include the towns of Campbell River, Comox, Courtenay, Port Alice, Port McNeill, Port Hardy, Alert Bay, Quadra Island, Denman Island and Hornby Island.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1996 from Comox—Alberni and North Island—Powell River ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Comox—Alberni and North Island—Powell River prior to 1996
36th 1997–2000     John Duncan Reform
2000     Canadian Alliance
37th 2000–2003
2003–2004     Conservative
38th 2004–2006
39th 2006–2008     Catherine J. Bell New Democratic
40th 2008–2011     John Duncan Conservative
41st 2011–present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is John Duncan of the Conservative Party. During the 40th Parliament, since November 2008, he was a member of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Conservative John Duncan 27,206 46.11 +0.33
New Democratic Ronna-Rae Leonard 25,379 43.01 +1.58
Liberal Mike Holland 3,018 5.11 +0.93
Green Sue Moen 2,995 5.08 -2.90
Independent Jason Draper 304 0.52 -0.11
Marxist–Leninist Frank Martin 57 0.10
Total valid votes/Expense limit 59,003 100.00
Total rejected ballots 187 0.32
Turnout 59,190 66.39
Eligible voters 89,150
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Conservative John Duncan 26,166 45.78 +5.17 $76,173
New Democratic Catherine J. Bell 23,681 41.43 -0.29 $80,622
Green Philip Stone 4,563 7.98 +3.14 $12,309
Liberal Geoff Fleischer 2,391 4.18 -8.65 $2,026
Independent Jason Draper 361 0.63 --
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.00 $171,130
     Conservative gain from New Democratic Party Swing +2.73

2006[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
New Democratic Catherine J. Bell 23,561 41.72 +7.23 $80,265
Conservative John Duncan 22,931 40.61 +5.20 $91,651
Liberal Jim Mitchell 7,243 12.83 -8.62 $28,226
Green Michael Mascall 2,735 4.84 -3.58 $8,685
Total valid votes 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Turnout

Nomination contests

New Democratic Party
Candidate Residence August 14, 2005
Catherine J. Bell Cumberland X

2004[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Conservative John Duncan 18,733 35.41 -15.62 $47,274
New Democratic Catherine J. Bell 18,250 34.49 +22.78 $43,372
Liberal Noor Ahmed 11,352 21.45 -3.39 $78,890
Green Pam Munroe 4,456 8.42 +3.22 $26,376
Marxist–Leninist Jack East 111 0.20 +0.02
Total valid votes 52,902 100.00
Total rejected ballots 136 0.26 +0.01
Turnout 53,038 65.79 +1.31

Nomination contests

Conservative Party of Canada
Candidate Residence February 28
John Duncan Campbell River X
New Democratic Party
Candidate Residence March 7
Catherine J. Bell Cumberland X
Erik Eriksson Courtenay
Monica Judd Campbell River
Liberal Party of Canada
Candidate Residence February 22
Nooral Ahmed Courtenay X
David Lewis Gold River
Don Smith Campbell River

1997 - 2000[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Alliance John Duncan 24,844 51.03 +3.49 $42,203
Liberal Daniel P. Smith 12,092 24.84 +3.92 $52,728
New Democratic Alex Turner 5,701 11.71 -11.57 $10,377
Progressive Conservative David R. Tingley 2,997 6.15 +2.71 $33
Green Pam Munroe 2,532 5.20 +1.95 $6,295
Independent John Krell 216 0.44
Natural Law Nancy More 205 0.42 -0.03
Marxist–Leninist Jack East 92 0.18 $90
Total valid votes 48,679 100.00
Total rejected ballots 131 0.27 -0.07
Turnout 48,810 64.48 +0.12
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Reform John Duncan 22,769 47.54 $31,625
New Democratic Gilbert Popovich 11,152 23.28 $60,126
Liberal David Durrant 10,024 20.92 $14,397
Progressive Conservative Dave Tingley 1,650 3.44 $3,659
Green Hazel Lennox 1,559 3.25
Christian Heritage John Krell 522 1.08 $2,001
Natural Law Nancy More 218 0.45
Total valid votes 47,894 100.00
Total rejected ballots 161 0.34
Turnout 48,055 64.36

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