Brant (provincial electoral district)

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Brant
Ontario electoral district
Brant, riding.png
Brant in relation to other southwestern Ontario electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Dave Levac
Liberal
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 125,136
Electors (2007) 89,992
Area (km²) 1,204
Pop. density (per km²) 103.9
Census divisions Brant County, Haldimand County
Census subdivisions Brantford, Paris, Brantford Township, South Dumfries, Six Nations 40, New Credit 40A

Brant is a provincial electoral district in southwestern, Ontario, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

It was created in 1999 from all of Brantford and part of Brant—Haldimand.

When the riding was created, it included the city of Brantford, the town of Paris plus the townships of Brantford and South Dumfries.

In 2007, the boundaries were altered to include all of Brant County, plus that part of the Indian Reserves of Six Nations 40 and New Credit 40A located in Haldimand County.

The riding also existed from 1926 to 1975; It was known as Brant County until 1934.

Boundaries[edit]

In 1987 the new riding of Brant-Haldimand was created to include Brant County (except the city of Brantford), the township of North Dumfries (excluding the part that extended east of Cambridge), and the municipalities of Haldimand, and Dunnville. In 1996, the riding was abolished into Cambridge, Brant, Haldimand—Norfolk—Brant and Erie—Lincoln.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Brant
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding established as Brant North (see also Brant South)
1st  1867–1871     Hugh Finlayson Liberal
2nd  1871–1875
3rd  1875–1879
4th  1879–1883 James Young
5th  1883–1886
6th  1886–1890 William Bruce Wood
7th  1890–1894
8th  1894–1898
9th  1898–1902 Daniel Burt
10th  1902–1904
11th  1905–1908     John Henry Fisher Conservative
12th  1908–1911
13th  1911–1914     John Wesley Westbrook Conservative
14th  1914–1919     Thomas Scott Davidson Liberal
15th  1919–1923     Harry Nixon United Farmers
16th  1923–1926
Brant North and Brant South merged to create Brant County
17th  1926–1929     Harry Nixon Progressive
18th  1929–1934
Riding renamed to — Brant
19th  1934–1937     Harry Nixon Liberal–Progressive
20th  1937–1943     Liberal
21st  1943–1945
22nd  1945–1948
23rd  1948–1951
24th  1951–1955
25th  1955–1959
26th  1959–1961
 1962–1963 Robert Nixon
27th  1963–1967
28th  1967–1971
29th  1971–1975
Riding renamed to Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk
30th  1975–1977     Robert Nixon Liberal
31st  1977–1981
32nd  1981–1985
33rd  1985–1987
New riding created - Brant-Haldimand
34th  1987–1990     Robert Nixon Liberal
35th  1990–1991
 1991–1995 Ronald Eddy
36th  1995–1999     Peter Preston Progressive Conservative
Riding created from Brantford and Brant—Haldimand
37th  1999–2003     Dave Levac Liberal
38th  2003–2007
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Dave Levac 19,396 37.63 +0.55
Progressive Conservative Phil Gillies 15,447 29.97 -4.68
New Democratic Alex Felsky 13,992 27.15 +2.95
Green Ken Burns 2,095 4.06 +1.96
Libertarian Rob Ferguson 374 0.73 +0.31
Freedom Brittni Mitchell 180 0.35 +0.05
Pauper John Turmel 60 0.12 -0.07
Total valid votes 51,544 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +2.62
Source: Elections Ontario[1]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Dave Levac 16,867 37.08 -12.10
Progressive Conservative Michael St. Amant 15,761 34.65 +5.77
New Democratic Brian Van Tilborg 11,006 24.20 +10.53
Green Ken Burns 957 2.10 -2.47
Independent Martin Sitko 244 0.54  
Family Coalition Daniel Hockley 237 0.52 -0.32
Libertarian Rob Ferguson 190 0.42  
Freedom Dustin Jenner 136 0.30  
Independent John Turmel 86 0.19 -0.38
Total valid votes 45,484 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 195 0.43
Turnout 45,679 48.23
Eligible voters 94,717
Liberal hold Swing -8.94
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Dave Levac 23,483 49.18 -5.37
Progressive Conservative Dan McCreary 13,790 28.88 -1.77
New Democratic Brian van Tilborg 6,527 13.67 +1.83
Green Ted Shelegy 3,272 6.85 +4.57
Family Coalition Rob Ferguson 403 0.84
Independent John Turmel 272 0.57 -0.09
Total valid votes 47,747 100.00
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Dave Levac 24,236 54.55 +7.57
Progressive Conservative Alayne Sokoloski 13,618 30.65 -14.21
New Democratic David Noonan 5,262 11.84 +5.43
Green Mike Clancy 1,014 2.28
Independent John Turmel 295 0.66
Total valid votes 44,425 100.00
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Dave Levac 21,166 46.98
Progressive Conservative Alayne Sokoloski 20,210 44.86
New Democratic David Sharpe 2,889 6.41
Independent Graham Mcrae 495 1.10
Natural Law Eleanor T. Hyodo 294 0.65
Total valid votes 45,054 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 30,237 65.1
Mixed member proportional 16,194 34.9
Total valid votes 46,431 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections Ontario. "Official return from the records, 009 Brant" (PDF). Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Brant" (PDF). Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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