Vancouver Kingsway

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Vancouver Kingsway
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
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Vancouver Kingsway in relation to other federal electoral districts in Vancouver
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Don Davies
New Democratic
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 124,938
Electors (2011) 80,817
Area (km²)[2] 20.97
Pop. density (per km²) 5,957.9
Census divisions Metro Vancouver
Census subdivisions Vancouver
For the similarly named provincial electoral district that incorporates some of the same area, see Vancouver-Kingsway (provincial electoral district)

Vancouver Kingsway is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1953 to 1988 and since 1997. It is located in Vancouver.

Demographics[edit]

This riding's population is over 54% immigrants. The two largest visible minority groups in this riding are Chinese-Canadians at 43% and the Filipino-Canadians at 11%. The service sector, retail trade and manufacturing are the major sources of employment in Vancouver Kingsway. The average family income is over $72,000. Unemployment is around 6.5%.[3]

9.9% of the population is Buddhist, the highest in Canada. [1] More generally, Vancouver Kingsway has the highest proportion of non-Christians, 62.8% in particular, of which: no religious affiliation: 43.5%, Buddhist: 9.9%, Sikh: 3.2% etc.[4][5]

History[edit]

The name "Vancouver Kingsway" has been used twice to describe federal ridings. It was first created in 1952, carved out of Vancouver South riding. In 1987, the riding was divided between Burnaby—Kingsway, Vancouver East, Vancouver Quadra and Vancouver South ridings. In 1996, a new Vancouver Kingsway was created out of these same four ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
22nd 1953–1957     Angus MacInnis Co-operative Commonwealth
23rd 1957–1958     Alexander Macdonald Co-operative Commonwealth
24th 1958–1962     John Ferguson Browne Progressive Conservative
25th 1962–1963     Arnold Webster New Democratic
26th 1963–1965
27th 1965–1968     Grace MacInnis New Democratic
28th 1968–1972
29th 1972–1974
30th 1974–1979     Simma Holt Liberal
31st 1979–1980     Ian Waddell New Democratic
32nd 1980–1984
33rd 1984–1988
Burnaby—Kingsway, Vancouver East, Vancouver Quadra
and Vancouver South from 1988 to 1997
36th 1997–2000     Sophia Leung Liberal
37th 2000–2004
38th 2004–2006     David Emerson Liberal
39th 2006
2006–2008     Conservative
40th 2008–2011     Don Davies New Democratic
41st 2011–present

David Emerson controversy[edit]

David Emerson was first elected in 2004, for the Liberal Party of Canada, and served in the Cabinet as the Minister of Industry.

Emerson was re-elected as a Liberal in the 2006 election, but crossed the floor two weeks later on February 6, 2006 to become the new Minister of International Trade in Stephen Harper's Conservative government.

Emerson's floor-crossing was highly controversial. Then Prime Minister-designate Stephen Harper dispatched campaign co-chair John Douglas Reynolds, on the day after the election, to offer Emerson a cabinet post in a Conservative government. Emerson's acceptance of that offer made Canadian history, marking the first time a member of parliament, let alone a cabinet minister, had crossed the floor before a new government was even sworn in.

As a result of the controversy, a number of groups formed to fight for Emerson's resignation. Some groups also seek legislation that would prevent floor crossing altogether or restrict a member of parliament if they abandon their party's caucus. Groups that fought against Emerson's defection included the New Democratic Party-aligned Recall David Emerson Campaign, and the Liberal Party-aligned but eventually wholly citizen-driven De-Elect Emerson Campaign.

Future[edit]

The 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution concluded that the electoral boundaries of Vancouver Kingsway should be adjusted, and a modified electoral district of the same name will be contested in future elections.[6] The redefined Vancouver Kingsway loses that portion of its current territory west of Main Street to the new district of Vancouver Granville as well as a small area in its extreme southeast to Vancouver South. These new boundaries will be legally defined in the 2013 representation order, which is likely to come into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015. In the unlikely event an election is called prior to April 2014, the current electoral boundaries would remain in effect.[7]

Election results[edit]

1997 - present[edit]

This riding has been held by the NDP and its precursor CCF for most of its history. The NDP has won 12 of the 18 elections held since the riding was formed in 1953, the Liberals have won 5 and the Conservatives 1. The two candidates who topped the poll in the 2008 election ran again in 2011. The incumbent Member of Parliament, Vancouver lawyer Don Davies, represented the NDP,[8] and Vancouver businesswoman Wendy Yuan represented the Liberal Party again.[9] Davies won by approximately 3,000 votes in 2008. In 2011, Davies quintupled that margin, topping the Liberal candidate by over 15,000 votes, the Conservative candidate by over 10,000 votes, and winning over 50% of the votes cast - more than all other candidates combined.

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
New Democratic Don Davies 23,452 50.08 +14.88
Conservative Trang Nguyen 13,157 28.10 +0.67
Liberal Wendy Yuan 7,796 16.65 -12.37
Green Louise Boutin 1,860 3.97 -2.72
Libertarian Matt Kadioglu 275 0.59 -0.09
Communist Kimball Cariou 210 0.45 -0.19
Marxist–Leninist Donna Peterson 78 0.17 -0.16
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,828 100.00
Total rejected ballots 315 0.67 -0.05
Turnout 47,143 58.10 +2
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
New Democratic Don Davies 15,933 35.20 +1.70 $81,501
Liberal Wendy Yuan 13,164 29.02 -14.43 $79,758
Conservative Salomon Rayek 12,419 27.43 +8.64 $70,829
Green Doug Warkentin 3,031 6.69 +3.86 $3,478
Libertarian Matt Kadioglu 309 0.68 +0.09 --
Communist Kimball Cariou 291 0.64 +0.29 $391
Marxist–Leninist Donna Peterson 149 0.33 +0.19
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,296 100.00 $84,758
Total rejected ballots 328 0.72 +0.13
Turnout 45,624 56 -3
     New Democratic Party gain from Liberal Swing +8.1
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Liberal David Emerson 20,062 43.45 +3.01 $74,641
New Democratic Ian Waddell 15,470 33.50 -3.77 $77,756
Conservative Kanman Wong 8,679 18.79 +2.31 $77,756
Green Arno Schortinghuis 1,307 2.83 -0.73 $803
Libertarian Matt Kadioglu 277 0.59
Communist Kimball Cariou 162 0.35 -0.05 $297
Canadian Action Connie Fogal 143 0.30 -0.03 $2,987
Marxist–Leninist Donna Peterson 68 0.14 -0.08
Total valid votes 46,285 100.00
Total rejected ballots 274 0.59 -0.43
Turnout 46,442 59.2 +1.2
     Liberal hold Swing +3.4
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Liberal David Emerson 17,267 40.44 -2.82 $63,734
New Democratic Ian Waddell 15,916 37.27 +21.36 $55,150
Conservative Jesse Johl 7,037 16.48 -17.69 $72,888
Green Tracey Jastinder Mann 1,521 3.56 +0.87
Independent Jeannie Kwan 548 1.28 $7,229
Communist Jason Mann 172 0.40 -0.04 $389
Canadian Action Jacob Rempel 142 0.33 -2.87 $373
Marxist–Leninist Donna Peterson 94 0.22 -0.11 $150
Total valid votes 42,697 100.00
Total rejected ballots 395 0.92 +0.08
Turnout 43,092 58.01 +2.03
     Liberal hold Swing -12.09

Change is based on redistributed results from 2000. Conservative change is from the total of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative votes.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Liberal Sophia Leung 16,118 43.07 +2.63 $56,204
Alliance Alice Wong 11,076 29.59 +11.23 $39,286
New Democratic Victor Wong 5,921 15.82 -14.72 $7,654
Progressive Conservative Kanman Wong 1,803 4.81 +0.85 $11,072
Canadian Action Connie Fogal 1,200 3.20 $54,962
Green Phillip Petrik 1,009 2.69 +0.37 $134
Communist Elwyn Patterson 168 0.44 $189
Marxist–Leninist Donna Peterson 126 0.33 -0.13 $22
Total valid votes 37,421 100.00
Total rejected ballots 316 0.84 -0.37
Turnout 37,737 55.98 -7.39
     Liberal hold Swing -4.30
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Liberal Sophia Leung 14,182 40.62 $48,495
New Democratic Victor Wong 10,662 30.54 $52,412
Reform Raymond Leung 6,412 18.36 $15,532
Progressive Conservative Kan Wong 1,385 3.96 $4,577
Independent Gim Huey 894 2.56 $23,368
Green Irene Louise Schmidt 811 2.32
Natural Law Steven Beck 210 0.60
Marxist–Leninist Donna Peterson 161 0.46 $699
Independent Roger Annis 116 0.33
Independent David Tsai 78 0.22 $2,450
Total valid votes 34,911 100.00
Total rejected ballots 426 1.21
Turnout 35,337 63.37

1953 - 1988[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
New Democratic Ian Waddell 20,179 51.10 +4.25
Liberal Nancy Morrison 11,640 29.48 -0.84
Progressive Conservative Collin Wong 7,152 18.11 -3.82
Green Ted Mousseau 305 0.77
Communist Bert Ogden 214 0.54 +0.13
Total valid votes 39,490 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
New Democratic Ian Waddell 16,928 46.85 +2.09
Liberal Simma Holt 10,954 30.32 -2.01
Progressive Conservative Drew Taylor 7,924 21.93 -0.27
Communist Bert Ogden 149 0.41 0.00
Independent Norm Baker 113 0.31
Marxist–Leninist Leanne Corcoran 63 0.17 -0.12
Total valid votes 36,131 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
New Democratic Ian Waddell 15,928 44.76 +11.71
Liberal Simma Holt 11,503 32.33 -5.05
Progressive Conservative Cal Davis 7,900 22.20 -6.31
Communist Jack Phillips 147 0.41 -0.29
Marxist–Leninist Tarlochan S. Bains 106 0.30 -0.06
Total valid votes 35,584 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Simma Holt 12,002 37.38 +18.60
New Democratic Dennis F. Mulroney 10,614 33.06 -23.76
Progressive Conservative John Taylor 9,155 28.51 +7.33
Communist Fred Wilson 225 0.70
Marxist–Leninist Thomas J. Boylan 114 0.36
Total valid votes 32,110 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
New Democratic Grace MacInnis 18,108 56.81 +7.26
Progressive Conservative John A. Cherrington 6,752 21.18 +10.75
Liberal Ed Bodnarchuk 5,986 18.78 -15.64
Social Credit Faren Garner 750 2.35 -3.24
Independent William John Turner 211 0.66
Independent Claire Alston 66 0.21
Total valid votes 31,873 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
New Democratic Grace MacInnis 15,599 49.55 +0.48
Liberal Edward Bodnarchuk 10,835 34.42 +5.85
Progressive Conservative Claude Britton 3,285 10.44 +2.43
Social Credit Lorena T. Green 1,760 5.59 -8.75
Total valid votes 31,479 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
New Democratic Grace MacInnis 13,730 49.08 +1.84
Liberal Jack Austin 7,994 28.57 +1.00
Social Credit Arthur Holmes 4,012 14.34 +3.70
Progressive Conservative Garfield Milner 2,240 8.01 -6.54
Total valid votes 27,976 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
New Democratic Arnold Alexander Webster 13,966 47.24 -0.87
Liberal Douglas A. Walker 8,154 27.58 +5.45
Progressive Conservative Gerald E. Klein 4,301 14.55 -4.65
Social Credit Arthur Holmes 3,145 10.64 +0.07
Total valid votes 29,566 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
New Democratic Arnold Alexander Webster 13,837 48.10 +6.12
Liberal Douglas A. Walker 6,366 22.13 +12.71
Progressive Conservative John Ferguson Browne 5,523 19.20 -23.51
Social Credit Arthur Holmes 3,039 10.56 +4.68
Total valid votes 28,765 100.00

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Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Progressive Conservative John Ferguson Browne 11,928 42.71 +17.04
Co-operative Commonwealth Alex B. MacDonald 11,724 41.98 +7.66
Liberal Everet King 2,631 9.42 -6.79
Social Credit Gus Froese 1,642 5.88 -17.90
Total valid votes 27,925 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Co-operative Commonwealth Alex MacDonald 9,040 34.33 -11.85
Progressive Conservative John Ferguson Browne 6,762 25.68 +17.95
Social Credit Thomas Williamson 6,262 23.78 -1.71
Liberal Everett Crowley 4,270 16.21 -1.77
Total valid votes 26,334 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes %
Co-operative Commonwealth Angus MacInnis 10,162 46.18
Social Credit Nicholas James Bartman 5,610 25.49
Liberal Arthur Ralph Gordon Helps 3,957 17.98
Progressive Conservative Walter Redvers Dent 1,700 7.72
Labor–Progressive Mona Laufey Morgan 578 2.63
Total valid votes 22,007 100.00

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