York—Simcoe

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For the provincial electoral district, see York—Simcoe (provincial electoral district).
York—Simcoe
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
York-Simcoe.png
York—Simcoe in relation to Southern Ontario ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Peter Van Loan
Conservative
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 128,703
Electors (2011) 86,461
Area (km²)[2] 1,078.13
Pop. density (per km²) 119.4
Census divisions York, Simcoe County
Census subdivisions Bradford West Gwillimbury, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Innisfil

York—Simcoe is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1979, from 1988 to 1997 and since 2004.

It covers part of the region north of Toronto by Lake Simcoe.

It has existed on three separate occasions. Its first incarnation was created in 1966 from parts of Dufferin—Simcoe and York North. It existed until 1976 when it was split between York North, Simcoe South, and York—Peel.

It was reformed in 1987 from parts of Simcoe South, York—Peel, Victoria—Haliburton, and Wellington—Dufferin—Simcoe. It was again broken up in 1996 with a split between Barrie—Simcoe, Simcoe—Grey, and York North.

Its current incarnation came into being in 2003 made up of parts of Simcoe—Grey, York North, and Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford.

Its Member of Parliament is Peter Van Loan, the Government House Leader.

Boundaries[edit]

The riding consists of:

(a) that part of the Regional Municipality of York comprising

(i) the towns of East Gwillimbury and Georgina; and
(ii) that part of the Township of King lying northerly of Highway No. 9;

(b) Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Indian Reserve; and

(c) that part of the County of Simcoe comprising the towns of Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.[citation needed]

Riding associations[edit]

Riding associations are the local branches of the national political parties:

Party Association Name CEO HQ Address HQ City
     Christian Heritage Party of Canada York—Simcoe CHP Vicki Gunn 6 Morton Avenue Sharon
     Conservative Party of Canada York—Simcoe Conservative Association Kenneth H. Simpson RR1 1733 2nd Line Churchill
     Liberal Party of Canada York—Simcoe Federal Liberal Association Adam English 26 King St. South Cookstown
     New Democratic Party York—Simcoe Federal NDP Riding Association Robert Ridley RR 2 619 Varney Road Keswick
Green York—Simcoe Federal Green Party Association John Douglas Dewar 157 Biscayne Boulevard Keswick
Progressive Canadian York—Simcoe PC Party Association Ronald Anderson 730 Davis Drive, Suite 200 Newmarket

History[edit]

It was originally created in 1966 from parts of Dufferin—Simcoe and York North ridings. It consisted of:

  • in the County of Simcoe, the townships of West Gwillimbury, Innisfil and Tecumseth excluding the City of Barrie and the Town of Alliston;
  • the Village of Cookstown; and
  • in the County of York, the Police Village of Maple, the Village of Stouffville, the Townships of East Gwillimbury, King, Whitchurch and the northern part of the Township of Vaughan lying north of a line

drawn from Highway 11 west along Concession 1, south along the road between Concessions 1 and 2, west along County Suburban Road 25, south, west and north along the limit of the Police Village of Maple, west along County Suburban Road 25 to the township boundary.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Simcoe South, York North and York—Peel ridings.

It was recreated in 1987 from parts of Simcoe South, Victoria—Haliburton, Wellington—Dufferin—Simcoe and York—Peel ridings. The second incarnation of the riding consisted of:

  • in the County of Simcoe; the Town of Bradford, the villages of Beeton and Tottenham, and the townships of Adjala, Tecumseth and West Gwillimbury;
  • in the Regional Municipality of York: the towns of East Gwillimbury and Newmarket, Georgina Island Indian Reserve No. 33, the Township of Georgina, and the northern part of the Township of King.

The electoral district was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed between Barrie—Simcoe, Simcoe—Grey and York North ridings.

It was recreated a second time in 2003 from parts of Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford, Simcoe—Grey and York North ridings with the current boundaries as described above.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
York—Simcoe
Riding created from Dufferin—Simcoe and York North
28th  1968 − 1972     John Roberts Liberal
29th  1972 − 1974     Sinclair Stevens Progressive Conservative
30th  1974 − 1979
Riding dissolved
Riding re-created from Simcoe South, York North and York—Peel
34th  1988 − 1993     John Cole Progressive Conservative
35th  1993 − 1997     Karen Kraft Sloan Liberal
Riding dissolved
Riding re-created from Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford, Simcoe—Grey and York North
38th  2004 − 2006     Peter Van Loan Conservative
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

2004-present[edit]

[3]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Peter Van Loan 33,614 63.6 +6.9
New Democratic Sylvia Gerl 10,190 19.3 +7.1
Liberal Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux 5,702 10.8 -7.9
Green John Dewar 2,851 5.4 -4.7
Christian Heritage Vicki Gunn 352 0.7 -0.2
United Paul Pisani 157 0.3
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,866 100.0
Total rejected ballots 201 0.4
Turnout 53,067 58.6
Eligible voters 90,552
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Peter Van Loan 27,412 56.7 +8.8 $89,302
Liberal Judith Moses 9,044 18.7 -12.0 $63,431
New Democratic Sylvia Gerl 5,882 12.2 -1.1 $7,414
Green John Dewar 4,887 10.1 +3.2 $10,646
Progressive Canadian Paul Pisani 676 1.4 $5,640
Christian Heritage Vicki Gunn 444 0.9 -0.2 $7,287
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,345 100.0 $89,500
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Peter Van Loan 25,685 47.9 +2.7
Liberal Kate Wilson 16,456 30.7 -4.8
New Democratic Sylvia Gerl 7,139 13.3 +2.1
Green John Dewar 3,719 6.9 +1.5
Christian Heritage Vicki Gunn 595 1.1 -0.1
Total valid votes 53,594 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Peter Van Loan 21,343 45.2
Liberal Kate Wilson 16,763 35.5
New Democratic Sylvia Gerl 5,314 11.2
Green Bob Burrows 2,576 5.5
Progressive Canadian Stephen Sircelj 670 1.4
Christian Heritage Vicki Gunn 588 1.2
Total valid votes 47,254 100.0

1988-1997[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Karen Kraft Sloan 26,972 38.9 +3.8
Reform Paul Pivato 22,325 32.2
Progressive Conservative John E. Cole 16,139 23.3 -23.9
New Democratic Steve Pliakes 1,768 2.5 -10.7
Christian Heritage Ian Knight 958 1.4 -2.5
National Ronald Fletcher 673 1.0
Natural Law Ian Roberts 416 0.6
Abolitionist Gary George Brewer 95 0.1
Total valid votes 69,346 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative John E. Cole 26,732 47.2
Liberal Frank Stronach 19,906 35.1
New Democratic Judy Darcy 7,489 13.2
Christian Heritage Klass Stel 2,203 3.9
Libertarian Maureen E. McAleese 335 0.6
Total valid votes 56,665 100.0

1968-1979[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Sinclair Stevens 23,591 47.0 +1.3
Liberal Mike Willinsky 18,927 37.7 -0.5
New Democratic Wally Gustar 7,630 15.2 -0.8
Total valid votes 50,148 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Sinclair Stevens 22,957 45.7 +8.4
Liberal John Roberts 19,178 38.2 -7.1
New Democratic Wally Gustar 8,046 16.0 -1.3
Total valid votes 50,181 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal John Roberts 15,906 45.3
Progressive Conservative Wallace McCutcheon 13,100 37.3
New Democratic Don McFadyen 6,095 17.4
Total valid votes 35,101 100.0

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Coordinates: 44°14′24″N 79°32′29″W / 44.2400°N 79.5415°W / 44.2400; -79.5415