Vaughan (electoral district)

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Vaughan
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Vaughan, riding.png
Vaughan in relation to other Greater Toronto ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Julian Fantino
Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 196,068
Electors (2011) 123,096
Area (km²)[2] 218.46
Pop. density (per km²) 897.5
Census divisions York
Census subdivisions Vaughan
For the provincial electoral district, see Vaughan (provincial electoral district).
Map of Vaughan riding

Vaughan is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004.

The riding covers the fast-growing region of Vaughan north of Toronto.

The riding was created in 2003 from parts of Vaughan—King—Aurora riding. It consists of the part of the City of Vaughan that lies west of Highway 400 or north of Rutherford Road.

Political geography[edit]

The riding is divided between the rural and urban parts. The Conservative concentrations in the riding can be found in the more rural parts, in the north and east parts of the riding, like the community of Kleinburg. The rest of the riding, the more suburban southern part is strongly Liberal. [1]

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2006 Census

Racial groups: 74.3% White, 9.3% South Asian, 2.7% Latin American, 2.5% Black, 2.4% Southeast Asian, 2.4% Chinese, 1.7% West Asian, 1.7% Filipino, 1.0% Arab
Languages: 44.8% English, 0.5% French, 54.6% Other
Religions (2001): 77.0% Catholic, 7.3% Protestant, 2.7% Muslim, 2.6% Christian Orthodox, 2.1% Sikh, 1.6% Hindu, 1.3% Buddhist, 3.9% No religion
Average income: $34,485

The Vaughan riding has the highest percentage of people of Italian ethnic origin in all of Canada (an astounding 54.4% - multiple responses).[3] 17.1% of its residents are Italian immigrants,[4] the highest such percentage for a Canadian federal riding, apparently accounting for another record figure, i.e. 19.2% of its residents having Italian as their mother tongue.[5]

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Vaughan
Riding created from Vaughan—King—Aurora
38th  2004 − 2006     Maurizio Bevilacqua Liberal
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2010
 2010 − 2011     Julian Fantino Conservative
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Julian Fantino 38,533 56.32 +7.22
Liberal Mario Ferri 20,435 29.87 -16.78
New Democratic Mark Pratt 7,940 11.60 +9.92
Green Claudia Rodriguez-Larrain 1,515 2.21 +0.99
Total valid votes 68,423 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 480 0.70 +0.12
Turnout 68,903 55.98 +23.48
     Conservative hold Swing
Canadian federal by-election, November 29, 2010
due to the resignation of Maurizio Bevilacqua on September 2, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Julian Fantino 19,290 49.10 +14.77
Liberal Tony Genco 18,326 46.65 -2.53
New Democratic Kevin Bordian 661 1.68 -7.96
Green Claudia Rodriguez-Larrain 481 1.22 -5.64
Libertarian Paolo Fabrizio 251 0.64
Independent Leslie Bory 111 0.28
Progressive Canadian Dorian Baxter 110 0.28
United Brian Jedan 55 0.14
Total valid votes/Expense limit 39,285 100.00   $114,412
Total rejected ballots 231 0.58 -0.16
Turnout 39,516 32.50 -19.42
     Conservative gain from Liberal Swing -8.6
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Maurizio Bevilacqua 27,773 49.18 -10.54 $36,208
Conservative Richard Lorello 19,390 34.33 +8.28 $65,173
New Democratic Vicky Wilkin 5,442 9.64 +1.38 $1,896
Green Adrian Visentin 3,870 6.85 +2.00 $11,775
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,475 100.00   $103,581
Total rejected ballots 421 0.74 -0.02
Turnout 56,906 51.92 -12.09
     Liberal hold Swing -9.4
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Maurizio Bevilacqua 36,968 59.72 -3.24
Conservative Richard Majkot 16,124 26.05 +2.37
New Democratic Yurgo Alexopoulos 5,114 8.26 -0.50
Green Adrian Visentin 3,004 4.85 +1.40
Libertarian Paolo Fabrizio 688 1.11 +0.33
Total valid votes 62,031 100.00
Total rejected ballots 472 0.76 -0.34
Turnout 62,370 64.01 +8.00
     Liberal hold Swing -2.8
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Maurizio Bevilacqua 31,430 62.96 -12.96
Conservative Joe Spina 11,821 23.68 +3.20
New Democratic Octavia Beckles 4,371 8.76 +5.78
Green Russell Korus 1,722 3.45
Libertarian Paolo Fabrizio 388 0.78
Canadian Action Walter Aolari 192 0.38
Total valid votes 49,924 100.00
Total rejected ballots 556 1.10
Turnout 50,480 56.01
     Liberal hold Swing -8.1

^ % Change is based on redistributed results. Conservative change is from a combination of Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance parties.

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Coordinates: 43°50′46″N 79°33′43″W / 43.846°N 79.562°W / 43.846; -79.562