Vaughan (provincial 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
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Steven Del Duca
Liberal
District created 2003
First contested 2007
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 154,206
Electors (2007) 100,066
Area (km²) 230
Pop. density (per km²) 670.5
Census divisions York
Census subdivisions Vaughan
For the federal electoral district, see Vaughan (electoral district).
Map of Vaughan riding

Vaughan is a provincial riding in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 2007.

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

It consists of the part of the City of Vaughan that lies west of Highway 400 and north of Rutherford Road.

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

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Vaughan
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created
39th  2007 − 2011     Greg Sorbara Liberal
40th  2011 − 2012
 2012 − 2014     Steven Del Duca Liberal
41st  2014 − Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Steven Del Duca 33,545 55.99 +4.62
Progressive Conservative Peter Meffe 16,654 27.80 -5.49
New Democratic Marco Coletta 7,015 11.86 +0.48
Green Matthew Pankhurst 1,336 2.23 +0.47
Libertarian Paolo Fabrizio 1,277 2.13 +1.19
Total valid votes 59,917 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +5.06
Source: Elections Ontario[1]
Ontario provincial by-election, September 6, 2012
Resignation of Greg Sorbara
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Steven Del Duca 16,469 51.37 -1.65
Progressive Conservative Tony Genco 10,674 33.29 +2.05
New Democratic Paul Donofrio 3,647 11.38 +0.05
Green Paula Conning 564 1.76 +0.35
Libertarian Paolo Fabrizio 300 0.94 -0.94
Family Coalition Bart Wysokinski 144 0.45  
Independent Stephen Tonner 118 0.37  
Freedom Erin Goodwin 90 0.28  
People's Phil Sarazen 54 0.17  
Total valid votes 32,060 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 301 0.93
Turnout 32,361 25.62
Eligible voters 126,323
Liberal hold Swing -1.85
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Greg Sorbara 26,174 53.02 -8.88
Progressive Conservative Tony Genco 15,420 31.24 +12.52
New Democratic Paul Donofrio 5,594 11.33 -0.36
Libertarian Paolo Fabrizio 929 1.88
Green Brendan Frye 694 1.41 -4.95
Reform David Natale 218 0.44
Confederation of Regions Terry Marino 169 0.34
Independent Savino Quatela 169 0.34 -0.99
Total valid votes 49,367 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 406 0.82
Turnout 49,773 41.08 -5.23
Eligible voters 121,154
Liberal hold Swing -10.70
Source: Elections Ontario[3]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Greg Sorbara 28,964 61.90
Progressive Conservative Gayani Weerasinghe 8,759 18.72
New Democratic Rick Morelli 5,470 11.69
Green Russell Korus 2,975 6.36
Independent Savino Quatela 623 1.33
Total valid votes 46,791 100.0
Total rejected ballots 584
Turnout 47,375 46.31
Eligible voters 102,293

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 27,507 61.9
Mixed member proportional 16,960 38.1
Total valid votes 44,467 100.0

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 43°50′N 79°34′W / 43.84°N 79.57°W / 43.84; -79.57