Vancouver Quadra

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Vancouver Quadra
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
Vancouver Quadra.png
Vancouver Quadra in relation to other federal electoral districts in Vancouver
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Joyce Murray
Liberal
District created 1947
First contested 1949
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 121,865
Electors (2011) 88,146
Area (km²)[2] 47.60
Pop. density (per km²) 2,560.2
Census divisions Metro Vancouver
Census subdivisions Vancouver, Greater Vancouver A

Vancouver Quadra is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1949.

Within the boundaries of this riding are the University of British Columbia and the western portions of the affluent West Side of Vancouver.

Voters within Quadra have tended to elect centrist candidates, which is an exception to the province as a whole where politics has tended to be more polarized.

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament (MP) is Joyce Murray, (Liberal) a former BC cabinet minister and provincial Member of the Legislative Assembly. She was first elected in a March 2008 by-election, by a small margin. Murray was re-elected in the general elections of 2008 and 2011 with larger margins.

Demographics[edit]

This is the sixth wealthiest riding in Canada, with an average family income of over $145,000. As of 2006, this riding had 37% immigrants, most of whom are Chinese-Canadians. The province's largest university, the University of British Columbia is situated in this riding. The major employer is the professional, scientific and technical service sector. The unemployment rate is 5.2%.[3] Nearly every house in this riding is worth over a million dollars.[citation needed]

The Vancouver Quadra riding has a very high level of educational attainment; it has the highest percentage of people with a university certificate or degree in all of Canada (55.7%) and also tops the following educational attainment sub-categories:

  • Earned doctorate: 3.9%
  • Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry: 2.7%
  • Bachelor's degree: 27.4%[4]

According to the Canada 2001 Census:

Racial groups: 69.2% White, 21.3% Chinese, 1.9% South Asian, 1.6% Korean, 1.6% Japanese, 1.0% Aboriginal
Languages: 66.0% English, 1.6% French, 31.3% Other, 1.1% Multiple languages
Religions: 27.9% Protestant, 16.3% Catholic, 4.5% Buddhist, 4.2% Other Christian, 3.8% Jewish, 2.4% Christian Orthodox, 1.1% Muslim, 38.5% No religious affiliation
Average income: $46,991

Geography[edit]

The district includes the parts of the West Side of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia Endowment Lands.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1947 from Vancouver East and Vancouver South ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Vancouver Quadra
Riding created from Vancouver East and Vancouver South
21st  1949 − 1953     Howard Charles Green Progressive Conservative
22nd  1953 − 1957
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962
25th  1962 − 1963
26th  1963 − 1965     Grant Deachman Liberal
27th  1965 − 1968
28th  1968 − 1972
29th  1972 − 1974     Bill Clarke Progressive Conservative
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988     John Turner Liberal
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Ted McWhinney Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004     Stephen Owen Liberal
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2007
 2008 − 2008     Joyce Murray Liberal
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Future[edit]

The 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution concluded that the electoral boundaries of Vancouver Quadra should be adjusted, and a modified electoral district of the same name will be contested in future elections.[5] The redefined Vancouver Quadra loses a portion of its current territory east of the Arbutus Corridor to the new district of Vancouver Granville. 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.[6]

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Joyce Murray 22,903 42.17 -3.42
Conservative Deborah Meredith 20,984 38.64 +1.73
New Democratic Victor Elkins 7,499 13.81 +5.75
Green Laura-Leah Shaw 2,922 5.38 -3.44
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,308 100.00
Total rejected ballots 144 0.26 -0.02
Turnout 54,452 63.17 -0.20
Eligible voters 86,203
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Joyce Murray 25,393 45.59 +9.54 $79,097
Conservative Deborah Meredith 20,561 36.91 +1.39 $83,516
Green Dan Grice 4,916 8.82 -4.64 $6,621
New Democratic David Caplan 4,493 8.06 -6.37 $19,537
Libertarian Norris Barens 333 0.59 --
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,696 100.00 $89,046
Total rejected ballots 158 0.28 +0.01
Turnout 55,854 63.37 +29
     Liberal hold Swing +4.1
Canadian federal by-election, 17 March 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Joyce Murray 10,155 36.05 -12.79 $71,894
Conservative Deborah Meredith 10,004 35.52 +6.43 $86,890
New Democratic Rebecca Coad 4,064 14.43 -1.67 $59,591
Green Dan Grice 3,792 13.46 +8.32 $37,353
Rhinoceros John Turner 111 0.39
Canadian Action Psamuel Frank 40 0.14 $58
Total valid votes/Expense limit 28,166 100.00 $87,208
Total rejected ballots 77 0.27 +0.05
Turnout 28,243 34 -34
Liberal hold Swing -9.6
Called due to resignation of Stephen Owen.


Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Stephen Owen 28,655 49.14 -3.29 $66,112
Conservative Stephen Rogers 16,844 28.89 +2.58 $81,186
New Democratic David Askew 9,379 16.08 +1.09 $28,264
Green Ben West 2,974 5.10 -0.50 $1,187
Independent Betty Krawczyk 263 0.45
Marijuana Marc Boyer 158 0.27
Marxist–Leninist Donovan Young 41 0.07 -0.02
Total valid votes 58,314 100.00
Total rejected ballots 131 0.22 -0.07
Turnout 58,445 68 -1
     Liberal hold Swing -3.2
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Stephen Owen 29,187 52.43 +7.60 $68,710
Conservative Stephen Rogers 14,648 26.31 -19.47 $78,433
New Democratic David Askew 8,348 14.99 +9.77 $51,374
Green Doug Warkentin 3,118 5.60 +2.72 $4,289
Canadian Action Connie Fogal 165 0.29 -0.49 $5,222
Libertarian Katrina Chowne 151 0.27
Marxist–Leninist Donovan Young 48 0.08 -0.21
Total valid votes 55,665 100.00
Total rejected ballots 164 0.29 -0.11
Turnout 55,829 66.53 +3.19
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Stephen Owen 22,253 44.83 +2.69 $60,542
Alliance Kerry-Lynne Findlay 18,613 37.50 +9.91 $64,240
Progressive Conservative Bill Clarke 4,112 8.28 -8.59 $12,355
New Democratic Loretta Woodcock 2,595 5.22 -4.81 $10,844
Green Doug Warkentin 1,434 2.88 +0.30 $16,556
Canadian Action Chris Shaw 390 0.78 $5,683
Natural Law Steven Beck 126 0.25 -0.22
Marxist–Leninist Anne Jamieson 109 0.21 -0.09 $18
Total valid votes 49,632 100.00
Total rejected ballots 194 0.40
Turnout 49,826 63.34 -4.32
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Ted McWhinney 18,847 42.14 +2.73 $55,589
Reform Joanne Easdown 12,340 27.59 +5.44 $57,114
Progressive Conservative Geoff Chutter 7,546 16.87 -0.55 $53,095
New Democratic Donovan T. Kuehn 4,486 10.03 -0.66 $11,981
Green Kelly White 1,155 2.58 +1.43
Natural Law Alan Mackenzie Brooke 211 0.47 -0.26
Marxist–Leninist Anne Jamieson 135 0.30 +0.15
Total valid votes 44,720 100.00
Total rejected ballots 202 0.45
Turnout 44,922 67.76
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Ted McWhinney 20,366 39.41 -4.54
Reform Bill McArthur 11,447 22.15 +20.12
Progressive Conservative Geoff Chutter 9,002 17.42 -13.07
New Democratic Tommy Tao 5,524 10.69 -10.69
National W.J. Willy Spat 3,303 6.39
Green Alannah New-Small 594 1.15
Libertarian Walter Boytinck 410 0.79 +0.56
Natural Law Alan M. Brooke 376 0.73
Christian Heritage Walter Opmeer 208 0.40
Independent Roman York 170 0.33
Independent Janet Ludlam 138 0.27
Marxist–Leninist Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell 80 0.15
Commonwealth of Canada J.G. Joseph Jackman 59 0.11 +0.07
Total valid votes 51,677 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Turner 24,021 43.95 +0.02
Progressive Conservative Bill Clarke 16,664 30.49 -6.97
New Democratic Gerry Scott 11,687 21.38 +4.56
Reform J.R. Jack Ford 1,112 2.03
Rhinoceros John Turner (no relation) 760 1.39
Libertarian Walter Boytinck 129 0.24 +0.06
Communist Bert Ogden 75 0.14
Independent Albert A. Ritchie 74 0.14
Independent Blair T. Longley 52 0.10
Confederation of Regions Nora Galenzoski 35 0.06
Commonwealth of Canada G.J. Joseph Jackman 23 0.04 +0.02
Independent Allen Soroka 22 0.04
Total valid votes 54,654 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Turner 21,794 43.94 +13.23
Progressive Conservative Bill Clarke 18,581 37.46 -8.63
New Democratic Ray Cantillon 8,343 16.82 -4.93
Green Jim Bohlen 389 0.78
Rhinoceros Ian McConkey 219 0.44
Independent Diane Jones 111 0.22
Libertarian Marco Den Ouden 87 0.18
Independent Bill Burgess 28 0.06
Independent David Michael Shebib 20 0.04
Commonwealth of Canada T. Gaetan Feuille D'érable Wall 20 0.04
Independent J.G. Joseph Jackman 12 0.02
Total valid votes 49,604 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bill Clarke 20,993 46.09 +0.52
Liberal Peter Pearse 13,987 30.71 +1.31
New Democratic Alan Bush 9,907 21.75 -2.71
Rhinoceros Verne John Eh McDonald 405 0.89
Social Credit Elaine Wanstall 104 0.23
Independent Peter Rabbit Milne 73 0.16
Marxist–Leninist Allen Soroka 50 0.11 -0.04
Independent Byron Nelson 26 0.06
Total valid votes 45,545 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bill Clarke 19,869 45.57 -2.69
Liberal Paul Manning 12,820 29.40 -10.09
New Democratic Alan Bush 10,665 24.46 +13.13
Libertarian Campbell Osborne 144 0.33
Marxist–Leninist David Fuller 64 0.15 -0.16
Independent Fred Gilbertson 37 0.08
Total valid votes 43,599 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bill Clarke 18,892 48.26 +5.69
Liberal Frank Low-Beer 15,458 39.49 +3.55
New Democratic Nigel Nixon 4,434 11.33 -8.82
Social Credit Edith Garner 179 0.46 -0.45
Marxist–Leninist Brian Keith Sproule 120 0.31
Independent Norman G. Dent 61 0.16
Total valid votes 39,144 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bill Clarke 17,767 42.57 +12.27
Liberal Grant Deachman 15,001 35.94 -18.34
New Democratic Nigel Nixon 8,411 20.15 +5.20
Social Credit Edith Garner 378 0.91
Independent Rupert Beebe 180 0.43
Total valid votes 41,737 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Grant Deachman 20,788 54.29 +15.45
Progressive Conservative John A. Pearkes 11,604 30.30 -7.49
New Democratic George Trasov 5,727 14.96 -1.13
Republican Robert Hein 175 0.46
Total valid votes 38,294 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Grant Deachman 12,895 38.84 -2.90
Progressive Conservative Howard Charles Green 12,549 37.80 -0.07
New Democratic George E. Trasov 5,342 16.09 +1.43
Social Credit Donald W. Gosse 2,416 7.28 +1.54
Total valid votes 33,202 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Grant Deachman 15,160 41.73 +10.66
Progressive Conservative Howard Charles Green 13,756 37.87 -7.59
New Democratic Dorothy Gretchen Steeves 5,324 14.66 -2.49
Social Credit James P.R. Mason 2,085 5.74 -0.59
Total valid votes 36,325 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Howard Charles Green 15,113 45.46 -25.26
Liberal Grant Deachman 10,331 31.07 +14.79
New Democratic Philip H. Waddell 5,699 17.14 +7.17
Social Credit Emil Peter Schafer 2,103 6.33 +3.30
Total valid votes 33,246 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Howard Charles Green 24,802 70.72 +6.78
Liberal Francis Cecil Boyes 5,713 16.29 +0.33
Co-operative Commonwealth Bill Pierce 3,496 9.97 +1.26
Social Credit Stephen Halom 1,062 3.03 -8.37
Total valid votes 35,073 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Howard Charles Green 21,719 63.93 +20.11
Liberal Ted R. Burnett 5,423 15.96 -10.76
Social Credit Christy McDevitt 3,871 11.39 -5.61
Co-operative Commonwealth James G. Lorimer 2,959 8.71 -3.74
Total valid votes 33,972 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Howard Charles Green 12,769 43.82 -6.31
Liberal Russell Charles Gordon 7,786 26.72 -5.37
Social Credit Tom Boothman 4,955 17.01
Co-operative Commonwealth Gordon H. Dowding 3,628 12.45 -5.33
Total valid votes 29,138 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Howard Charles Green 16,661 50.13
Liberal Thomas Foster Isherwood 10,665 32.09
Co-operative Commonwealth Harold Winston Mason 5,908 17.78
Total valid votes 33,234 100.00

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Coordinates: 49°15′22″N 123°12′18″W / 49.256°N 123.205°W / 49.256; -123.205