Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke

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Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke
British Columbia electoral district
Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke (Canadian electoral district).svg
Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke in relation to other electoral districts in the Vancouver Island area
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Randall Garrison
New Democratic
District created2013
First contested2015
Last contested2021
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]113,004
Electors (2019)99,285
Area (km²)[1]404
Pop. density (per km²)279.7
Census division(s)Capital
Census subdivision(s)Belcher Bay 1, Capital H, Colwood, Esquimalt (district municipality), Esquimalt (Indian reserve), Metchosin, New Songhees 1A, Saanich, Sooke, T'Sou-ke, View Royal

Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke is a federal electoral district in Greater Victoria, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

It was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution, came into effect in 2013, and first contested in the general election on Monday October 19th, 2015.[2] Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke encompasses portions of the south Island previously included in the electoral districts of Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca and Saanich—Gulf Islands.[3] The riding contains the Township of Esquimalt, the City of Colwood, the District of Metchosin, View Royal, Sooke, as well as the North Quadra, Swan Lake and Cloverdale neighbourhoods in Saanich East and all of Saanich West. The population of the district was 113,004 in 2011.[3]

The district was originally planned to be named "Saanich—Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca".[4]

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups in Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke (2016)
Source: [1]
Population %
Ethnic group European 92,360 78.2%
Aboriginal 8,365 7.1%
South Asian 3,665 3.1%
Chinese 3,650 3.1%
Filipino 2,370 2%
Black 1,300 1.1%
Southeast Asian 970 0.8%
Latin American 785 0.7%
Japanese 665 0.6%
Korean 505 0.4%
Arab 340 0.3%
West Asian 250 0.2%
Multiple minorities 450 0.4%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 165 0.1%
Total population 120,834 100%
According to the Canada 2016 Census[5][6][7]

Languages: 86.2% English, 2.4% French, 1.5% Punjabi, 1.1% German, 1.0% Cantonese, 1.0% Tagalog
Religions (2011): 43.0% Christian (13.7% Catholic, 7.9% Anglican, 5.6% United Church, 2.6% Baptist, 1.3% Lutheran, 1.3% Pentecostal, 1.2% Presbyterian, 9.4% Other), 1.4% Sikh, 52.6% No religion
Median income (2015): $37,275
Average income (2015): $45,081

Members of Parliament[edit]

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

Parliament Years Member Party
Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke
Riding created from Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca and Saanich—Gulf Islands
42nd  2015–2019     Randall Garrison New Democratic
43rd  2019–2021
44th  2021–present

Election results[edit]

Graph of election results in Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke (minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)
2021 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Randall Garrison 28,056 42.8 +8.7
Liberal Doug Kobayashi 14,466 22.1 +4.2
Conservative Laura Anne Frost 13,885 21.2 +2.1
Green Harley Gordon 5,891 9.0 -17.4
People's Rob Anderson 2,995 4.6 +3.0
Communist Tyson Riel Strandlund 249 0.4 +0.2
Total valid votes 65,542 99.1
Total rejected ballots 565 0.9
Turnout 66,107 64.4
Eligible voters 102,679
New Democratic hold Swing +4.5
Source: Elections Canada[8]
2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Randall Garrison 23,887 34.1 -0.91 $91,278.46
Green David Merner 18,506 26.4 +6.46 $84,289.59
Conservative Randall Pewarchuk 13,409 19.1 +1.60 $67,736.79
Liberal Jamie Hammond 12,554 17.9 -9.45 $69,892.94
People's Jeremy Gustafson 1,089 1.6
Libertarian Josh Steffler 287 0.4
Communist Tyson Strandlund 111 0.2
Independent Louis Lesosky 100 0.1
Independent Fidelia Godron 99 0.1
Independent Philip Ney 83 0.1
Total valid votes/expense limit 70,125 100.0
Total rejected ballots 304
Turnout 70,429 70.9
Eligible voters 99,285
New Democratic hold Swing -4.27
Source: Elections Canada[9][10]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Randall Garrison 23,836 35.01 -4.39 $119,644.07
Liberal David Merner 18,622 27.35 +17.65 $33,914.59
Green Frances Litman 13,575 19.94 +7.08 $119,498.62
Conservative Shari Lukens 11,912 17.50 -20.11 $108,944.43
Communist Tyson Strandlund 136 0.20
Total valid votes/expense limit 68,081 100.00   $229,301.98
Total rejected ballots 199
Turnout 68,280 74.99
Eligible voters 91,056
New Democratic hold Swing -11.02
Source: Elections Canada[11][12][13]
2011 federal election redistributed results[14]
Party Vote %
  New Democratic 22,324 39.40
  Conservative 21,305 37.61
  Green 7,287 12.86
  Liberal 5,496 9.70
  Others 242 0.43

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 2011
  2. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
  3. ^ a b Report – British Columbia (PDF)
  4. ^ "Government Bill (House of Commons) C-37 (41-2) - Third Reading - Riding Name Change Act, 2014 - Parliament of Canada".
  5. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census - Esquimalt--Saanich--Sooke [Federal electoral district], British Columbia and British Columbia [Province]". February 8, 2017.
  6. ^ "2011 National Household Survey Profile - Federal electoral district (2013 Representation Order)". May 8, 2013.
  7. ^ "2011 National Household Survey Profile - Federal electoral district (2013 Representation Order)". May 8, 2013.
  8. ^ "List of confirmed candidates – September 20, 2021 Federal Election". Elections Canada. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  9. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  10. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  11. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke, 30 September 2015
  12. ^ Official Voting Results - Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke
  13. ^ "Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates". Archived from the original on August 15, 2015.
  14. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections