Whitby—Oshawa

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For the provincial electoral district, see Whitby—Oshawa (provincial electoral district).
Whitby—Oshawa
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
   
Vacant
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011) 146,307
Electors (2011) 99,155
Area (km²) 222.30
Pop. density (per km²) 658.2
Census divisions Durham
Census subdivisions Whitby, Oshawa

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

History[edit]

The riding was created in 2003 and consists of 68 percent of the Whitby—Ajax district, 20 percent of the Oshawa district and three percent of the Durham district.[1] The provincial electoral district was created from the same ridings in 2007.

It consists of the Town of Whitby and northwestern section of the City of Oshawa (specifically, the portion of the city lying north and west of a line drawn from the western city limit east along King Street West, north along the Oshawa Creek, east along Rossland Road West, north along Simcoe Street North, and east along Winchester Road East to the eastern city limit).

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census

  • Population: 146,307
  • Ethnic Groups: 81.4% White, 5.5% Black, 4.3% South Asian, 1.7% Chinese, 1.7% Filipino, 1.4% Aboriginal
  • Languages: 85.3% English, 2.1% French, 1.5% Italian, 1.1% Chinese
  • Religion: 71.2% Christian (32.6% Catholic, 10.3% United Church, 8.3% Anglican, 2.6% Presbyterian, 2.4% Christian Orthodox, 2.1% Baptist, 10.4% Other Christian), 2.6% Muslim, 1.4% Hindu, 23.6% No religion.
  • Average household income: $104,969
  • Median household income: $89,608
  • Average individual income: $48,444
  • Median individual income: $37,099

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Whitby—Oshawa
Riding created from Durham, Oshawa and Whitby—Ajax
38th  2004 − 2006     Judi Longfield Liberal
39th  2006 − 2008     Jim Flaherty Conservative
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − 2014
 2014 − Present     Vacant Vacant

The seat is currently vacant. Its most recent MP, Jim Flaherty, died in office on April 10, 2014.[2]

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Pat Perkins
New Democratic Trish McAuliffe
Liberal Celina Caesar-Chavannes
Green
Libertarian
By-election due to the death of Jim Flaherty.
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Jim Flaherty 37,525 58.42 +7.43
New Democratic Trish McAuliffe 14,305 22.27 +8.02
Liberal Trevor Bardens 9,066 14.11 -11.56
Green Rebecca Harrison 3,143 4.89 -3.52
Libertarian Josh Insang 198 0.31 +0.30
Total valid votes/Expense limit 64,237 100.00
Total rejected ballots 244 0.38 +0.07
Turnout 64,481 63.24 +1.78
Eligible voters 101,961
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Jim Flaherty 30,704 50.99 +7.14 $91,048
Liberal Brent Fullard 15,460 25.67 -13.07 $77,625
New Democratic David Purdy 8,584 14.25 +1.21 $4,335
Green Doug Anderson 5,067 8.41 +4.81 $11,757
Christian Heritage Yvonne Forbes 395 0.65 $1,744
Total valid votes/Expense limit 60,210 100.00 $97,413
Total rejected ballots 190 0.31 -0.04
Turnout 60,400 61.46 -9.14
Electors on the lists 98,270


Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Conservative Jim Flaherty 29,294 43.85 +7.79 $88,591
Liberal Judi Longfield 25,882 38.75 -6.29 $78,783
     New Democratic Party Maret Sadem-Thompson 8,716 13.04 -1.01 $9,898
Green Ajay Krishnan 2,407 3.60 -1.25 $239
     Libertarian Marty Gobin 274 0.41 $259
     Canadian Action Tom Cochrane 217 0.32 $120
Total valid votes 66,790 100.00
Total rejected ballots 237 0.35 -0.14
Turnout 67,027 70.60 +6.52
Electors on the lists 94,938
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Judi Longfield 25,649 45.04 $80,842
     Conservative Ian MacNeil 20,531 36.06 $30,004
     New Democratic Party Maret Sadem-Thompson 8,002 14.05 $13,477
Green Michael MacDonald 2,759 4.85 $0
Total valid votes 56,941 100.00
Total rejected ballots 283 0.49
Turnout 57,224 64.08
Electors on the lists 89,296
Percentage change figures are factored for redistribution. Conservative Party percentages are contrasted with the combined Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative percentages from 2000.
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Canada Votes 2006: Whitby-Oshawa". CBC. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 
  2. ^ Erika Tucker (April 10, 2014). "Jim Flaherty passes away at 64". Global News. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 43°55′N 78°55′W / 43.92°N 78.92°W / 43.92; -78.92