Markham (electoral district)

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Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1988
District abolished2003
First contested1988
Last contested2000

Markham was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada created in 1988. Also known as Markham—Whitchurch-Stouffville, it was a federal electoral district that elected representatives to the House of Commons of Canada from 1988 to 2000. Notably in 1997 this was the only district in Ontario that did not elect a Liberal MP.

Markham riding was created from parts of York North and York—Peel ridings. It initially consisted of the towns of Markham and Whitchurch-Stouffville in the Regional Municipality of York. The name of the electoral district was changed in 1989 to "Markham—Whitchurch-Stouffville". The electoral district was redistributed 1996 into Markham, Oak Ridges and Thornhill ridings. The new Markham riding consisted of the part of the Town of Markham east of Highway No. 404 and south of 16th Avenue.

The electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed between Markham—Unionville and Oak Ridges—Markham ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

The riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from York North and York—Peel
34th  1988–1993     Bill Attewell Progressive Conservative
35th  1993–1994     Jag Bhaduria Liberal
 1994–1997     Independent
36th  1997–2000     Jim Jones Progressive Conservative
 2000–2000     Alliance
37th  2000–2004     John McCallum Liberal
Riding dissolved into Markham—Unionville and Oak Ridges—Markham

Election results[edit]


1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Bill Attewell 36,673
Liberal Jag Bhaduria 21,973
New Democratic Susan Krone 6,209
Not affiliated John A. Gamble 3,643
Libertarian Ian Hutchison 568


1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jag Bhaduria 34,263
Progressive Conservative Bill Attewell 18,414
Reform Joe Sherren 16,965
New Democratic Jack Grant 1,600
National Sheldon Bergson 927
Natural Law Stephen R. Porter 449
Independent Paul Wang 444
Abolitionist Dean Papadopoulos 83


1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Jim Jones 20,449 44.7
Liberal Gobinder Randhawa 16,810 36.7
Reform John Paloc 4,947 10.8
Independent Jag Bhaduria 1,584 3.5
New Democratic Bhanu Gaunt 1,482 3.2
Natural Law Stephen R. Porter 258 0.6
Canadian Action Jeff Baulch 218 0.5
Total valid votes 45,748 100.0
2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John McCallum 32,104 66.6 +29.9
Alliance Jim Jones 9,015 18.7 +7.9
Progressive Conservative David Scrymgeour 5,085 10.6 -34.1
New Democratic Janice Hagan 1,129 2.3 -0.9
Green Bernadette Manning 493 1.0
Independent Akber Choudhry 222 0.5
Canadian Action Jim Conrad 130 0.3 -0.2
Total valid votes 48,178 100.0
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +32.0

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