Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound (provincial electoral district)

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Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
Ontario electoral district
Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound.png
Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound in relation to other southwestern Ontario electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Bill Walker
Progressive Conservative
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 105,947
Electors (2007) 68,722
Area (km²) 6,447
Pop. density (per km²) 16.4
Census divisions Bruce County, Ontario, Grey County, Ontario
Census subdivisions West Grey, Hanover, Chatsworth, Meaford, Owen Sound, Georgian Bluffs, Arran-Elderslie, South Bruce Peninsula, Northern Bruce Peninsula, Neyaashiinigmiing, Saugeen 29, Southgate, Grey Highlands

Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound is a provincial electoral district in western Ontario, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

It was created in 1999 from parts of Bruce and Grey when ridings in Ontario were redistributed to match their federal counterparts.

The riding from 1999 to 2007 included the municipalities of West Grey, Hanover, Chatsworth, Meaford, Owen Sound, Georgian Bluffs, Arran-Elderslie, South Bruce Peninsula, Northern Bruce Peninsula, Neyaashiinigmiing, Saugeen 29, plus the eastern half of Brockton and South Bruce plus the northern third of Grey Highlands.

In 2007, the riding gained the municipality of Southgate, the rest of Grey Highlands, but lost the parts of Brockton and South Bruce in the riding.

The riding is notable for running a Green Party of Ontario candidate who received 33.1% of the popular vote in the 2007 election, the largest share of the popular vote the party has ever received in a single riding.

Members[edit]

Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Bruce and Grey
37th  1999–2003     Bill Murdoch Progressive Conservative
38th  2003–2007
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014     Bill Walker Progressive Conservative
41st  2014–Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bill Walker 20,359 47.55 +0.18
Liberal Ellen Anderson 11,586 27.06 +0.70
New Democratic Karen Gventer 6,787 15.85 +1.00
Green Jenny Parsons 3,696 8.63 +2.20
Freedom Jamie D. Spence 200 0.47
Libertarian Caleb Voskamp 188 0.44 -0.16
Total valid votes 42,816 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -0.26
Source: Elections Ontario[1]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bill Walker 19,567 47.37 +0.76
Liberal Kevin Eccles 10,889 26.36 +11.43
New Democratic Paul Johnstone 6,133 14.85 +11.06
Green Don Marshall 2,654 6.43 -26.71
Independent Shane Jolley 1,478 3.58 -29.56
Family Coalition Joel Kidd 339 0.82 -0.39
Libertarian Jay Miller 246 0.60  
Total valid votes 41,306 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 164 0.40
Turnout 41,470 54.70
Eligible voters 75,809
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -5.34
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bill Murdoch 21,156 46.61 -5.46
Green Shane Jolley 15,039 33.14 +31.42
Liberal Selwyn Hicks 6,774 14.93 -18.27
New Democratic Paul Johnstone 1,721 3.79 -5.49
Family Coalition Irma de Vries 550 1.21 -1.21
Reform William Cook 145 0.32
Total valid votes 45,385 100.00
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bill Murdoch 23,338 52.07 -2.40
Liberal Dave Hocking 14,881 33.20 -2.08
New Democratic Colleen Purdon 4,159 9.28 +3.21
Family Coalition Linda Freiburger 1,086 2.42 -0.95
Green Martin Donald 769 1.72 +0.90
Independent Bill Cook 586 1.31
Total valid votes 44,819 100.00
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Bill Murdoch 24,915 54.47
Liberal Ruth Lovell 16,139 35.28
New Democratic Colleen Purdon 2,776 6.07
Family Coalition John Clark 1,540 3.37
Green Grant Pattullo 373 0.82
Total valid votes 45,743 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 27,617 63.0
Mixed member proportional 16,199 37.0
Total valid votes 43,816 100.0

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Elections Ontario (2014). "Official return from the records, 010 Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound" (PDF). Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound" (PDF). Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 44°N 81°W / 44°N 81°W / 44; -81