Courtenay—Alberni

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Courtenay—Alberni
British Columbia electoral district
Courtenay—Alberni (Canadian electoral district).svg
Courtenay—Alberni in relation to other electoral districts in the Vancouver Island area
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Gord Johns
New Democratic
District created2013
First contested2015
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]110,391
Electors (2019)100,510
Area (km²)[2]8,571
Pop. density (per km²)12.9
Census division(s)Alberni-Clayoquot, Comox Valley, Nanaimo, Powell River
Census subdivision(s)Ahahswinis 1, Alberni 2, Alberni-Clayoquot A, Alberni-Clayoquot B, Alberni-Clayoquot C, Alberni-Clayoquot D, Alberni-Clayoquot E, Alberni-Clayoquot F, Anacla 12, Clakamucus 2, Comox Valley A, Courtenay, Cumberland, Elhlateese 2, Esowista 3, Hesquiat 1, Ittatsoo 1, Klehkoot 2, Macoah 1, Marktosis 15, Nanaimo E, Nanaimo F, Nanaimo G, Nanaimo H, Numukamis 1, Opitsat 1, Parksville, Port Alberni, Powell River E, Qualicum, Qualicum Beach, Refuge Cove 6, Sachsa 4, Tin Wis 11, Tofino, Tsahaheh 1, Ucluelet

Courtenay—Alberni is a federal electoral district in British Columbia. It encompasses a portion of B.C. formerly included in the electoral districts of Nanaimo—Alberni and Vancouver Island North.[3]

Courtenay—Alberni was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups in Courtenay—Alberni (2016)
Source: [1]
Population %
Ethnic group European 92,410 82.5%
Aboriginal 11,265 10.1%
South Asian 1,110 1%
Chinese 1,105 1%
Filipino 690 0.6%
Black 520 0.5%
Japanese 430 0.4%
Southeast Asian 415 0.4%
Korean 200 0.2%
Latin American 170 0.2%
West Asian 45 0%
Arab 35 0%
Multiple minorities 155 0.1%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 120 0.1%
Total population 114,647 100%
According to the Canada 2011 Census[5][6]

Ethnic groups: 88.4% White, 8.0% Aboriginal
Languages: 90.8% English, 2.2% French, 1.8% German
Religions: 45.1% Christian (11.9% Catholic, 8.3% United Church, 7.7% Anglican, 2.5% Baptist, 2.0% Lutheran, 1.3% Presbyterian, 1.2% Pentecostal, 10.2% Other), 3.0% Other, 51.9% No religion
Median income (2010): $26,754
Average income (2010): $34,319
Main industries: Retail trade (14.4% of labour force), Health care and social assistance (12.1%)

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Courtenay—Alberni
Riding created from Nanaimo—Alberni and Vancouver Island North
42nd  2015–2019     Gord Johns New Democratic
43rd  2019–present

Election results[edit]

Graph of election results in Courtenay—Alberni (minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)
2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Gord Johns 29,790 41.2 +3.14 $120,371.26[7]
Conservative Byron Horner 23,936 33.1 +4.88 $93,314.71[8]
Green Sean Wood 9,762 13.5 +1.76 $15,677.21[9]
Liberal Jonah Baden Gowans 8,620 11.9 -9.88 $13,538.18[10]
Marxist–Leninist Barbara Biley 172 0.2 0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 72,280 100.0
Total rejected ballots 359
Turnout 72,639 72.3
Eligible voters 100,510
New Democratic hold Swing +6.63|- Source: Elections Canada[11][12]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Gord Johns 26,582 38.06 -2.66 $124,072.44
Conservative John Duncan 19,714 28.22 -16.66 $92,251.34
Liberal Carrie Powell-Davidson 15,212 21.78 +15.06 $32,002.88
Green Glenn Sollitt 8,201 11.74 +4.89 $124,891.17
Marxist–Leninist Barbara Biley 140 0.20
Total valid votes/Expense limit 69,849 100.00   $231,958.67
Total rejected ballots 185 0.26
Turnout 70,034 75.90
Eligible voters 92,266
New Democratic notional gain from Conservative Swing -7.00
This riding was created from Nanaimo—Alberni and Vancouver Island North, both of which elected a Conservative candidate in the last election. John Duncan was the incumbent from Vancouver Island North.
Source: Elections Canada[13][14][15]
2011 federal election redistributed results[16]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 25,797 44.89
  New Democratic 23,400 40.72
  Green 3,935 6.85
  Liberal 3,860 6.72
  Others 480 0.84

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011
  3. ^ Final Report – British Columbia
  4. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
  5. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=59009&Geo2=PR&Code2=59&Data=Count&SearchText=courtenay&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1
  6. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=59009&Data=Count&SearchText=courtenay&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1
  7. ^ https://www.elections.ca/WPAPPS/WPF/EN/CC/DetailedReport?act=C76&selectedEvent=51&returnStatus=1&selectedReportType=8&reportOption=2&queryId=4efa9fdc1e684e239c97e6af04192bcb&selectedPart=1
  8. ^ https://www.elections.ca/WPAPPS/WPF/EN/CC/DetailedReport?act=C76&selectedEvent=51&returnStatus=1&selectedReportType=8&reportOption=2&queryId=4efa9fdc1e684e239c97e6af04192bcb&selectedPart=1
  9. ^ https://www.elections.ca/WPAPPS/WPF/EN/CC/DetailedReport?act=C76&selectedEvent=51&returnStatus=1&selectedReportType=8&reportOption=2&queryId=4efa9fdc1e684e239c97e6af04192bcb&selectedPart=1
  10. ^ https://www.elections.ca/WPAPPS/WPF/EN/CC/DetailedReport?act=C76&selectedEvent=51&returnStatus=1&selectedReportType=8&reportOption=2&queryId=4efa9fdc1e684e239c97e6af04192bcb&selectedPart=1
  11. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  13. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Courtenay—Alberni, 30 September 2015
  14. ^ Official Voting Results - Courtenay—Alberni
  15. ^ "Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates". Archived from the original on August 15, 2015.
  16. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections