Mississauga Centre

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For the defunct provincial electoral district, see Mississauga Centre (provincial electoral district).
Mississauga Centre
Ontario electoral district
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Omar Alghabra
Liberal
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 118,756
Electors (2015) 81,920
Area (km²)[2] 24
Pop. density (per km²) 4,948.2
Census divisions Peel
Census subdivisions Mississauga

Mississauga Centre (French: Mississauga-Centre) is a federal electoral district in the Peel Region of Ontario, Canada, that has represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1997 to 2004 and since 2015.

Geography[edit]

The riding contains the neighbourhoods of Creditview, Mavis-Erindale, City Centre, and parts of Fairview, Mississauga Valleys, Rathwood, Erindale, East Credit and Hurontario.

History[edit]

This riding was first created in 1996 from parts of Mississauga South, Mississauga East and Mississauga West ridings. Throughout its initial existence, it was represented in the House of Commons by Carolyn Parrish. It consisted of the central part of the City of Mississauga, Ontario.

The electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed between Mississauga East—Cooksville, Mississauga South, Mississauga—Brampton South and Mississauga—Erindale ridings.

The riding was reinstated with the 2012 redistribution from parts of Mississauga East—Cooksville, Mississauga—Erindale, Mississauga—Brampton South, and Mississauga—Streetsville.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census; 2013 representation[3][4]

Ethnic groups: 32.8% White, 26.4% South Asian, 11.6 Chinese, 6.6% Filipino, 6.4% Arab, 5.0% Black, 2.6% Southeast Asian, 2.4% Latin American, 1.3% Korean, 1.3% West Asian
Languages: 42.9% English, 9.8% Chinese, 6.0% Urdu, 5.7% Arabic, 3.4% Tagalog, 3.1% Polish, 2.9% Portuguese, 2.8% Punjabi, 2.6% Spanish, 1.8% Hindi, 1.7% Tamil, 1.7% Vietnamese, 1.5% Italian, 1.4% French, 1.2% Gujarati, 1.0% Farsi, 1.0% Korean
Religions: 52.9% Christian (33.8% Catholic, 4.0% Christian Orthodox, 2.2% Anglican, 1.5% United Church, 1.3% Pentecostal, 1.3% Baptist, 1.2% Presbyterian, 7.6% Other), 16.5% Muslim, 8.9% Hindu, 2.9% Buddhist, 2.8% Sikh, 15.2% No religion
Median income (2010): $27,738
Average income (2010): $36,502

Members of Parliament[edit]

The riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Mississauga Centre
Riding created from Mississauga East and Mississauga West
36th  1997–2000     Carolyn Parrish Liberal
37th  2000–2004
Riding dissolved into Mississauga East—Cooksville,
Mississauga South, Mississauga—Brampton South
and Mississauga—Erindale
Riding re-created from Mississauga East—Cooksville,
Mississauga—Erindale, Mississauga—Brampton South
and Mississauga—Streetsville
42nd  2015–Present     Omar Alghabra Liberal

Election results[edit]

2015–present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Omar Alghabra 28,372 54.72 +18.00
Conservative Julius Tiangson 17,431 33.62 -8.07
New Democratic Farheen Khan 4,920 9.49 -9.51
Green Linh Nguyen 1,129 2.18 -0.14
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,852 100.00   $218,539.24
Total rejected ballots 342 0.66
Turnout 52,194 63.31
Eligible voters 82,443
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +13.03
Source: Elections Canada[5][6][7]
2011 federal election redistributed results[8]
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 17,790 41.68
  Liberal 15,671 36.72
  New Democratic 8,107 19.00
  Green 988 2.32
  Others 122 0.29

1997–2000[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Carolyn Parrish 24,381 64.13 -0.91
Alliance Harry Dhaliwal 6,643 17.47 +2.97
Progressive Conservative Nina Tangri 5,077 13.35 -1.85
New Democratic Gail McCabe 1,404 3.69 -1.08
Marijuana Alan Ward 389 1.02
Marxist–Leninist Bob McCabe 125 0.33 -0.15
Total valid votes 38,019 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing –1.94
  • Canadian Alliance change is from Reform
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Carolyn Parrish 25,881 65.04 +6.22
Progressive Conservative Ahmad Solomah 6,049 15.20 -3.33
Reform Janice Lim 5,770 14.50 -4.46
New Democratic Vishnu Roche 1,900 4.77 +2.51
Marxist–Leninist Amarjit Dhillon 192 0.48
Total valid votes 39,792 100.0  
1993 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 24,001 58.82
  Reform 7,736 18.96
  Progressive Conservative 7,561 18.53
  New Democratic 923 2.26
  Others 583 1.43

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