Simcoe North (provincial electoral district)

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Simcoe North
Ontario electoral district
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Simcoe North in relation to southern Ontario ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Patrick Brown
Progressive Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1999
Last contested 2015
Demographics
Population (2011) 121,119
Electors (2011) 88,470
Area (km²) 2,381
Pop. density (per km²) 50.9
Census divisions Simcoe County
Census subdivisions Midland, Orillia, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Christian Island, Severn, Ramara, Oro-Medonte, Mnjikaning First Nation

Simcoe North is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. It was established as a provincial riding in 1996. Its population was 119,400 in 2006.

Demographics[edit]

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

Ethnic groups: 88.5% White, 9.0% Aboriginal
Languages: 90.5% English, 3.8% French, 1.4% German
Religions: 71.7% Christian (28.5% Catholic, 13.0% United Church, 10.1% Anglican, 5.6% Presbyterian, 2.9% Baptist, 1.2% Lutheran, 1.0% Pentecostal, 9.4% Other Christian), 26.9% None.
Median income: $28,718 (2010)
Average income: $37,989 (2010)

Geography[edit]

The district includes all of the north and eastern parts of Simcoe County. The major municipalities include Midland, Orillia, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Christian Island, Severn, Ramara, Oro-Medonte and Mnjikaning First Nation The area is 2,381 km2.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Simcoe North
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created
1st  1867–1871     William Lount Liberal
2nd  1871–1874     William Davis Ardagh Conservative
Riding dissolved
Riding created from Simcoe East and Muskoka–Georgian Bay
37th  1999–2003     Garfield Dunlop Progressive Conservative
38th  2003–2007
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2015
 2015–present Patrick Brown

Election results[edit]

Ontario provincial by-election, September 3, 2015
Resignation of Garfield Dunlop
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Patrick Brown 21,095 53.68 +9.74
Liberal Fred Larsen 9,281 23.62 –8.90
New Democratic Elizabeth Van Houtte 6,637 16.89 +1.34
Green Valerie Powell 1,791 4.56 –3.43
New Reform James Gault 200 0.51
People's Political Party Kevin Clarke 146 0.37
Libertarian Darren Roskam 104 0.26
Pauper John Turmel 47 0.12
Total valid votes 39,301 100.0
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 170 0.43
Turnout 39,471 40.71
Eligible voters 96,950
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +9.32
Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Garfield Dunlop 22,180 43.94 -11.22
Liberal Fred Larsen 16,412 32.52 +10.11
New Democratic Doris Middleton 7,851 15.55 -1.41
Green Peter Stubbins 4,031 7.99 +2.52
Total valid votes 50,474 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -10.67
Source: Elections Ontario[3]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Garfield Dunlop 25,081 55.16 +5.34
Liberal Fred Larsen 10,191 22.41 -8.13
New Democratic Doris Middleton 7,710 16.96 +7.77
Green Peter Stubbins 2,488 5.47 -4.74
Total valid votes 45,470 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 142 0.31
Turnout 45,612 50.98
Eligible voters 89,474
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +6.74
Source: Elections Ontario[4]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Garfield Dunlop 22,987 49.82 +3.69
Liberal Laura Domsy 14,093 30.54 -8.33
Green Wayne Varcoe 4,709 10.21 +7.17
New Democratic Andrew Hill 4,239 9.19 -1.68
Libertarian Dane-Train Reybould 112 0.24
Total valid votes 46,140 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +12.02
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Garfield Dunlop 23,393 46.13 -7.02
Liberal Paul Sloan 19,713 38.87 -0.16
New Democratic John Niddery 5,515 10.87 +4.95
Green Nina Pruesse 1,540 3.04 +1.75
Family Coalition Blaine Scott 453 0.89
Independent Karnail Singh 101 0.2
Total valid votes 50,715 100.0
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -3.43
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Garfield Dunlop 26,160 53.15
Liberal George J. Macdonald 19,209 39.03
New Democratic Ann Billings 2,913 5.92
Green Harry Promm 633 1.29
Natural Law William Robert Ayling 305 0.62
Total valid votes 49,220 100.0

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 28,215 62.6
Mixed member proportional 16,883 37.4
Total valid votes 45,098 100.0

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 44°41′N 79°38′W / 44.68°N 79.64°W / 44.68; -79.64