Scarborough—Rouge River (provincial electoral district)

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Scarborough—Rouge River
Ontario electoral district
Scarborough Rouge River.png
Scarborough—Rouge River in relation to the other Toronto ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Raymond Cho
Progressive Conservative
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2016
Demographics
Population (2011) 135,102
Electors (2011) 85,505
Area (km²) 51.17
Pop. density (per km²) 2,640.3
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto
Map of Scarborough-Rouge River

Scarborough—Rouge River is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

The riding covers the northeast part of the Scarborough part of Toronto. It stretches from Highway 401 in the south to Steeles Avenue in the north. In the east it ends at the border with Pickering and to just west of Midland in the west.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census[1][2]

  • Ethnic Groups: 32.8% South Asian, 30.8% Chinese, 10.7% Black, 8.7% White, 8.2% Filipino, 1.6% Southeast Asian
  • Languages: 40.0% English, 27.1% Chinese, 13.2% Tamil, 4.2% Tagalog, 3.0% Urdu, 2.4% Gujarati, 1.4% Punjabi
  • Religion: 39.2% Christian (19.1% Catholic, 2.7% Pentecostal, 2.4% Anglican, 1.8% Baptist, 1.1% Christian Orthodox, 12.1% Other Christian), 20.7% Hindu, 8.9% Muslim, 4.7% Buddhist, 1.2% Sikh, 25.0% No religion.
  • Average household income: $74,241
  • Median household income: $61,786
  • Average individual income: $28,328
  • Median individual income: $21,187

In 2001, 13.6% of the population was Hindu, the highest in Canada.[3]

Geography[edit]

Scarborough—Rouge River consists of the part of the City of Toronto bounded on the north and east by the city limits, on the west by Midland Avenue, and on the south by a line drawn from the east city limit west along Finch Avenue East, south along Meadowvale Road, west along Sheppard Avenue East, south along Morningside Avenue, west along Highway 401, north along Brimley Road, and west along Finch Avenue East to Midland Avenue.

The provincial electoral district was created in 1999 when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings.

The riding contains the neighbourhoods of Agincourt (part), Armadale, Malvern, Milliken (part) and Morningside Heights.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Scarborough—Rouge River
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Scarborough North
37th  1999–2003     Alvin Curling Liberal
38th  2003–2005
 2005–2007 Bas Balkissoon
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2016
 2016–present     Raymond Cho Progressive Conservative
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[4]

Election results[edit]

Ontario provincial by-election, September 1, 2016
Resignation of Bas Balkissoon
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Raymond Cho 9,693 38.58 +10.92
Liberal Piragal Thiru 7,264 28.91 -9.79
New Democratic Neethan Shan 6,883 27.40 -3.91
Independent Queenie Yu 582 2.32
Green Priyan De Silva 217 0.86 -0.51
Libertarian Allen Small 146 0.58
None of the Above None of the Above 135 0.54 -0.42
Freedom Wayne Simmons 76 0.30
People's Political Party Dwight McLean 56 0.22
Pauper John Turmel 37 0.15
Trillium Party of Ontario Ania Krosinska 36 0.14
Total valid votes 25,125 100.00
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +10.36
Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bas Balkissoon 16,095 38.71 -3.17
New Democratic Neethan Shan 13,019 31.31 -4.66
Progressive Conservative Raymond Cho 11,500 27.66 +8.87
Green George B. Singh 571 1.37 +0.12
None of the Above Amir Khan 398 0.96
Total valid votes 41,583 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 479 1.14
Turnout 42,062 47.48
Eligible voters 88,592
Liberal hold Swing +0.75
Source: Elections Ontario[5]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bas Balkissoon 15,237 41.87 -23.18
New Democratic Neethan Shan 13,088 35.97 +22.29
Progressive Conservative Ken Kim 6,837 18.79 +4.32
Libertarian Felix Liao 457 1.26 -0.16
Green George Singh 455 1.25 -2.47
Family Coalition Raphael Rosch 166 0.46 -1.20
Freedom Daniel Walker 150 0.41  
Total valid votes 36,390 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 215 0.59
Turnout 36,605 42.89
Eligible voters 85,338
Liberal hold Swing -22.73
Source: Elections Ontario[6]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bas Balkissoon 22,307 65.06 +0.49
Progressive Conservative Horace Gooden 4,960 14.47 -9.78
New Democratic Sheila White 4,691 13.68 +7.57
Green Serge Abbat 1,276 3.72
Family Coalition Joseph Carvalho 569 1.66
Libertarian Alan Mercer 486 1.42
Total valid votes 34,289 100.00
Liberal hold Swing +5.14
Source: Elections Ontario[7]

^ Change is from 2003 redistributed results.

2003 general election redistributed results[8]
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 24,470 64.57
  Progressive Conservative 7,688 24.25
  New Democratic 1,936 6.11
  Others 1,609 5.08
Ontario provincial by-election, November 24, 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bas Balkissoon 9,380 57.71 -6.14
Progressive Conservative Cynthia Lai 4,030 24.79 -0.42
New Democratic Sheila White 2,458 15.12 +9.14
Green Steven Toman 137 0.84 -2.69
Libertarian Alan Mercer 100 0.62  
Family Coalition Rina Morra 93 0.57 -0.86
Freedom Wayne Simmons 57 0.35  
Total valid votes 16,255 100.00
Liberal hold Swing -2.86
Source: Elections Ontario[9]
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Alvin Curling 23,976 63.85 +6.6
Progressive Conservative Kevin Moore 9,468 25.21 -9.23
New Democratic Jean-Paul Yovanoff 2,246 5.98 -0.12
Green Karen Macdonald 1,326 3.53  
Family Coalition Mitchell Persaud 536 1.43 +0.03
Total valid votes 37,552 100.0
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Alvin Curling 20,052 57.25
Progressive Conservative Mubashar Dar 12,061 34.44
New Democratic Paulette Senior 2,138 6.10
Family Coalition Betty Peters 489 1.40
Natural Law Lou Dube 284 0.81
Total valid votes 32,024 100.0

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 18,271 55.2
Mixed member proportional 14,856 44.8
Total valid votes 33,127 100.0

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Profile, Scarborough - Rouge River, Ontario, 2011
  2. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED&Code1=35083&Data=Count&SearchText=Scarborough&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1
  3. ^ "Census «  Pundits' Guide to Canadian Federal Elections". Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  4. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For Alvin Curling's Legislative Assembly information see "Alvin Curling, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
    • For Bas Balkissoon's Legislative Assembly information see "Bas Balkissoon, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  5. ^ (PDF) http://www.elections.on.ca/content/dam/NGW/sitecontent/2014/historical-results/2014/Valid%20Votes%20Cast%20for%20Each%20Candidate.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Scarborough—Rouge River" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  7. ^ (PDF) http://www.elections.on.ca/content/dam/NGW/sitecontent/2014/historical-results/2007/General%20Election/Valid%20Ballots%20Cast%20for%20Each%20Candidate.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". 12 October 2007. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  9. ^ https://www.ontario.ca/document/ontario-gazette-volume-143-issue-49-4-december-2010/elections-ontario.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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