Markham—Unionville (provincial electoral district)

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Markham—Unionville
Ontario electoral district
Markham—Unionville 2015.svg
Markham—Unionville in relation to other Greater Toronto ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Billy Pang
Progressive Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2007
Last contested 2018
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
Markham-Unionville 2003 to 2018
Map of Markham-Unionville (2003 to 2018)

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]

Markham—Unionville 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.

In the 2018 election, incumbent Michael Chan did not run for re-election. Liberal candidate Amanda Yeung Collucci, a sitting Markham councillor, drew attention for campaign signs that omitted her party's name and logo, and for a Facebook post in 2012 suggesting that the 9/11 terror attacks was an inside job.[1]

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  2014–2018
42nd  2018–Present     Billy Pang Progressive Conservative

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2018
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Billy Pang 29,305 62.44 +28.46
Liberal Amanda Yeung Collucci 8,455 18.01 -33.32
New Democratic Sylvie David 7,778 16.57 +6.54
Green Deborah Moolman 993 2.12 -1.48
Libertarian Allen Small 244 0.52 -0.54
Ontario Moderate Party Anastasia Afonina 161 0.34
Total valid votes 46.936 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +30.89
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
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[3]


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


Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Kelly, Tim (May 19, 2018). "Markham-Unionville Liberal 'sorry' for posting 9/11 was 'cover up' on Facebook". YorkRegion.com. Retrieved June 11, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Elections Ontario Electoral District Results". www4.elections.on.ca. Retrieved 2018-06-08. 
  3. ^ "Official result from the records, 046 Markham—Unionville" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2015. [permanent dead link]

Coordinates: 43°50′46″N 79°18′18″W / 43.846°N 79.305°W / 43.846; -79.305