Markham—Unionville (provincial electoral district)

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Markham—Unionville
Ontario electoral district
Markham Unionville.png
Markham—Unionville in relation to other Greater Toronto ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Michael Chan
Liberal
District created 2003
First contested 2007
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2011) 136,857
Electors (2011) 88,931
Area (km²) 64
Pop. density (per km²) 2,138.4
Census divisions York
Census subdivisions Markham
Map of Markham-Unionville

Markham—Unionville is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since the 2007 provincial election.

History[edit]

It is located in the province of Ontario, and covers suburban areas north of Toronto. It was created in 2003 from Markham.

It consists of the part of the city of Markham south of a line drawn from the southern limit of the city north on Highway 404, east along 16th Avenue, south along McCowan Road, east along Highway 7, and south along 9th Line to the southern limit of the city.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Markham—Unionville
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Markham
39th  2007–2011     Michael Chan Liberal
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Michael Chan 21,517 51.33 -1.25
Progressive Conservative Shan Thayaparan 14,241 33.98 +2.51
New Democratic Nadine Kormos Hawkins 4,205 10.03 -2.26
Green Myles O'Brien 1,509 3.60 +0.64
Libertarian Allen Small 444 1.06 +0.36
Total valid votes 41,916 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -1.88
Source: Elections Ontario[1]


Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Michael Chan 19,579 52.58 −6.74
Progressive Conservative Shan Thayaparan 11,720 31.47 +4.47
New Democratic P.C. Choo 4,575 12.29 +4.97
Green Myles O'Brien 1,104 2.96 −2.42
Libertarian Allen Small 259 0.70
Total valid votes 37,237 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 284 0.76
Turnout 37,521 40.68
Eligible voters 92,232
Liberal hold Swing −5.61
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Michael Chan 21,054 59.32
Progressive Conservative Ki Kit Li 9,581 27.00
New Democratic Andy Arifin 2,599 7.32
Green Bernadette Manning 1,911 5.38
Family Coalition Leon Williams 345 0.97
Total valid votes 35,490 100.0

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 20,156 58.8
Mixed member proportional 14,143 41.2
Total valid votes 34,299 100.0


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