Markham—Unionville

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For the provincial electoral district, see Markham—Unionville (provincial electoral district).
Markham—Unionville
Ontario electoral district
Markham Unionville.png
Markham—Unionville in relation to other Greater Toronto ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Bob Saroya
Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 104,693
Electors (2015) 81,583
Area (km²)[2] 89
Pop. density (per km²) 1,176.3
Census divisions York
Census subdivisions Markham
Map of Markham-Unionville

Markham—Unionville is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004.

Boundaries[edit]

Markham-Unionville is part of the Town of Markham, in the Regional Municipality of York. Its boundaries are officially described as: commencing at the intersection of Highway No. 404 with Highway No. 407; thence easterly along Highway No. 407 to McCowan Road; thence northerly along said road to 16th Avenue; thence easterly along said avenue to Highway No. 48; thence northerly along said highway to the northerly limit of said town; thence westerly along said limit to Highway No. 404; thence southerly along said highway to the point of commencement.[3]

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census; 2013 representation[4]

Ethnic groups: 57.2% Chinese, 21.1% White, 10.9% South Asian, 1.9% Black, 1.9% Filipino, 1.5% Arab, 1.1% West Asian
Languages: 47.0% Chinese, 36.3% English, 1.9% Tamil, 1.3% Italian, 1.1% Urdu, 1.0% Gujarati, 1.0% Tagalog, 1.0% Arabic, 1.0% French
Religions: 43.7% Christian (20.5% Catholic, 4.4% Christian Orthodox, 3.2% Baptist, 2.2% Anglican, 2.1% United Church, 1.0% Presbyterian, 10.4% Other), 5.2% Buddhist, 5.1% Muslim, 5.1% Hindu, 39.8% No religion
Median income (2010): $27,701
Average income (2010): $46,680

History[edit]

It is located in the province of Ontario, and covers suburban areas north of Toronto. It was created in 2003 from Markham. The federal riding has been represented by John McCallum, until he switched to the newly formed Markham—Thornhill riding for the 2015 election. Markham—Unionville was the only seat that the Liberals lost among those they held after the 2011 election, thought he riding's boundaries changed considerably and would have been won by the Conservatives in 2011 based on the redistributed results.

Most of (54%) Markham—Unionville (mostly south of Highway 407) was redistributed into the new Markham—Thornhill riding for the 2015 election. The area north of Highway 407 and west of McCowan Road will remain in Markham—Unionville. The new Markham—Unionville riding also took in newer subdivisions in the northwest corner of the city, which were previously in the riding of Oak Ridges—Markham. 51% of the new riding came from Oak Ridges—Markham.

Members of Parliament[edit]

The riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Markham—Unionville
Riding created from Markham
38th  2004–2006     John McCallum Liberal
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–Present     Bob Saroya Conservative

Election results[edit]

2015-present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Bob Saroya 24,605 49.37 +3.54
Liberal Bang-Gu Jiang 21,596 43.33 +9.64
New Democratic Colleen Zimmerman 2,528 5.07 -11.45
Green Elvin Kao 1,110 2.23 -0.77
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,839 100.00   $217,997.03
Total rejected ballots 246 0.49
Turnout 50,085 60.68
Eligible voters 82,534
Conservative notional hold Swing -3.05
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2011 federal election redistributed results[7]
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 18,025 45.8
  Liberal 13,250 33.7
  New Democratic 6,500 16.5
  Green 1,179 3.0
  Others 376 1.0
Total 39,330 100.0

2004-2011[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal John McCallum 19,429 38.9 -16.0
Conservative Bob Saroya 17,734 35.5 +5.3
New Democratic Nadine Hawkins 10,897 21.8 +11.6
Green Adam Poon 1,597 3.2 -1.0
Libertarian Allen Small 231 0.5
Total valid votes 49,888 100.0
Total rejected ballots 290 0.6
Turnout 50,178 55.1 +2.8
Eligible voters 91,057
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal John McCallum 25,195 54.9 -6.7 $58,875
Conservative Duncan Fletcher 13,855 30.2 +3.2 $58,523
New Democratic Nadine Hawkins 4,682 10.2 +2.2 $4,250
Green Leonard Aitken 1,931 4.2 +2.0 $2,524
Libertarian Allen Small 229 0.5 N/A $348
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,892 100.0 $90,945
Turnout 52.31
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John McCallum 32,797 61.6 -4.7
Conservative Joe Li 14,357 27.0 +4.5
New Democratic Janice Hagan 4,266 8.0 -0.7
Green Wesley Weese 1,151 2.2 -0.3
Progressive Canadian Fayaz Choudhary 363 0.7
Independent Partap Dua 297 0.6
Total valid votes 53,231 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal John McCallum 30,442 66.3
Conservative Joe Li 10,325 22.5
New Democratic Janice Hagan 3,993 8.7
Green Ed Wong 1,148 2.5
Total valid votes 45,908 100.0

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