Sudbury (provincial electoral district)

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Sudbury
Ontario electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Glenn Thibeault
Liberal
District created 1905
First contested 1908
Last contested 2015
Demographics
Population (2001) 79,342
Electors (2007) 61,584
Area (km²) 162
Pop. density (per km²) 489.8
Census divisions Greater Sudbury

Sudbury is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1908. It is one of the two districts serving the city of Greater Sudbury.

Its population in 2001 was 89,443.

Sudbury was given its own riding provincially in the 1908 election, when the former riding of Nipissing West was divided into Sudbury and Sturgeon Falls. It initially included a large portion of the Sudbury District; in 1952, the boundaries were narrowed significantly to include only the city of Sudbury, the geographic township of McKim and the town of Copper Cliff. The rest of the original Sudbury riding was incorporated into the new riding of Nickel Belt. The riding of Sudbury East was additionally created in 1967.

Federally, however, the city remained part of the Nipissing electoral district until 1947.

Geography[edit]

Sudbury electoral district consists of the part of the City of Greater Sudbury bounded on the west and south by the Greater Sudbury city limits, and on the north and east by a line drawn from the western city limit of Greater Sudbury east along the northern limit of the former Town of Walden, north, east and south along the limits of the former City of Sudbury, west along Highway 69 and Regent Street, south along Long Lake Road, west along the northern boundary of the Township of Broder, southwest along Kelly Lake, and south along the eastern limit of the former Town of Walden to the southern city limit of Greater Sudbury.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census[1]

Ethnic groups: 87.9% White, 8.4% Aboriginal
Languages: 68.6% English, 23.7% French, 2.8% Italian
Religions: 77.3% Christian (55.6% Catholic, 5.4% United Church, 4.3% Anglican, 1.7% Lutheran, 1.5% Baptist, 1.3% Pentecostal, 1.2% Presbyterian, 6.3% Other Christian), 20.8% No religion

History[edit]

The provincial electoral district was first contested in the 1908 election. Prior to its creation, the town of Sudbury was part of the district of Nipissing West.

In 1996, Ontario was divided into the same electoral districts as those used for federal electoral purposes. They were redistributed whenever a readjustment took place at the federal level.

In 2005, legislation was passed by the Legislature to divide Ontario into 107 electoral districts, beginning with the next provincial election in 2007. The eleven northern electoral districts are those defined for federal purposes in 1996, based on the 1991 census (except for a minor boundary adjustment). The 96 southern electoral districts are those defined for federal electoral purposes in 2003, based on the 2001 census. Without this legislation, the number of electoral districts in northern Ontario would have been reduced from eleven to ten.[2]

Members of the Legislative Assembly/Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

Sudbury
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Nipissing West
12th  1908–1911     Francis Cochrane Conservative
13th  1911–1914 Charles McCrea
14th  1914–1919
15th  1919–1923
16th  1923–1926
17th  1926–1929
18th  1929–1934
19th  1934–1937     Edmond Lapierre Liberal
20th  1937–1943 James Cooper
21st  1943–1945     Robert Carlin Co-operative Commonwealth
22nd  1945–1948
23rd  1948–1951     Welland Gemmell Progressive Conservative
24th  1951–1954†
25th  1955–1959 Gerry Monaghan
26th  1959–1963     Elmer Sopha Liberal
27th  1963–1967
28th  1967–1971
29th  1971–1975     Bud Germa New Democratic
30th  1975–1977
31st  1977–1981
32nd  1981–1985     Jim Gordon Progressive Conservative
33rd  1985–1987
34th  1987–1990     Sterling Campbell Liberal
35th  1990–1995     Sharon Murdock New Democratic
36th  1995–1998     Rick Bartolucci Liberal
37th  1999–2003
38th  2003–2007
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2014     Joe Cimino New Democratic
 2015–Present     Glenn Thibeault Liberal

Election results[edit]

Ontario provincial by-election, February 5, 2015
Resignation of Joe Cimino
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Glenn Thibeault 10,618 41.21 -1.03
New Democratic Suzanne Shawbonquit 9,026 35.03 -4.31
Independent Andrew Olivier 3,183 12.35
Progressive Conservative Paula Peroni 1,927 7.48 -6.32
Green David Robinson 822 3.19 -0.40
Pauper John Turmel 85 0.33
People's Political Party Jean-Raymond Audet 39 0.15
Independent J. David Popescu 24 0.09 -0.22
Independent Ed Pokonzie 22 0.09
Independent James Waddell 21 0.08
Total valid votes 25,780
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 144 0.56
Turnout 25,911
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +1.63
Independent candidate Andrew Olivier lost 27.02 percentage points from the 2014 election, when he ran as a Liberal.
Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Joe Cimino 14,247 42.24 +1.51
Liberal Andrew Olivier 13,267 39.34 −3.03
Progressive Conservative Paula Peroni 4,653 13.80 +0.23
Green Casey J. Lalonde 1,211 3.59 +0.91
Libertarian Steven Wilson 242 0.72  
Independent J. David Popescu 105 0.31 +0.17
Total valid votes 33,725 100.00 +4.03
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +2.27
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Rick Bartolucci 13,735 42.37 −16.40 $ 75,799.82
New Democratic Paul Loewenberg 13,204 40.73 +13.60 63,442.20
Progressive Conservative Gerry Labelle 4,400 13.57 +5.64 28,741.21
Green Pat Rogerson 870 2.68 −2.21 8,357.73
Family Coalition Carita Murphy Marketos 164 0.51 −0.39 325.70
Independent David Popescu 44 0.14 −0.24 359.01
Total valid votes / Expense limit 32,417 100.00 −1.32 $ 77,509.46
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 112 0.34 −0.27
Turnout 32,529 49.94 −1.17
Eligible voters 65,130   +0.72
Liberal hold Swing −15.00
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Rick Bartolucci 19,307 58.77 −10.21 $ 65,502.20
New Democratic Dave Battaino 8,914 27.13 +13.13 38,488.63
Progressive Conservative Louis Delongchamp 2,605 7.93 −6.26 12,594.00
Green David Sylvestre 1,608 4.89 +2.07 1,520.11
Family Coalition Carita Murphy-Marketos 293 0.89   3,118.15
Independent David Popescu 124 0.38   17.90
Total valid votes / Expense limit 32,851 100.0   −8.00 $ 69,838.20
Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 201 0.61 −0.15
Turnout 33,052 51.11 −4.84
Electors on the lists 64,665   +0.56
Liberal hold Swing −11.67
Note: Percentage changes are factored for redistribution.
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Rick Bartolucci 24,631 68.98 +10.27 $ 58,280.81
Progressive Conservative Mila Wong 5,068 14.19 −15.39 34,319.74
New Democratic Harvey Wyers 4,999 14.00 +3.49 16,359.88
Green Luke Norton 1,009 2.83   508.44
Total valid votes / Expense limit 35,707 100.00 −3.54 $ 61,731.84
Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 274 0.76 +0.10
Turnout 35,981 55.95 +0.26
Eligible voters 64,304   −3.89
Liberal hold Swing +12.83
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Rick Bartolucci 21,732 58.71 +18.05 $ 52,531.80
Progressive Conservative Mila Wong 10,948 29.58 +2.93 61,776.00
New Democratic Paul Chislett 3,891 10.51 −18.12 Not Available
Natural Law Bernard Fram 184 0.50 −0.54 0.00
Independent Ed Pokonzie 159 0.43 +0.02 Not Available
Independent David Popescu 103 0.28   123.60
Total valid votes / Expense Limit 37,017 100.0   +21.87 $ 64,227.84
Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 245 0.66 −0.66
Turnout 37,262 55.69 −6.41
Electors on the lists 66,904   +34.99
Note: Percentage change figures are not factored for redistribution.
Ontario general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Rick Bartolucci 12,349 40.66 $ 38,419.00
New Democratic Sharon Murdock 8,698 28.64 45,265.43
Progressive Conservative Richard Zanibbi 8,093 26.64 43,588.00
Independent Don Scott 506 1.67 459.00
Natural Law David Gordon 315 1.04 0.00
Green Lewis Poulin 290 0.95 69.68
Independent Ed Pokonzie 123 0.40 0.00
Total valid votes / Expense limit 30,374 100.00 $ 46,140.00
Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 405 1.32
Turnout 30,779 62.10
Eligible voters 49,562

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 21,842 68.3
Mixed member proportional 10,130 31.7
Total valid votes 31,972 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demographics calculated by removing Census Tracts 5800130.00, 5800131.00, 5800132.00 (excluding Whitefish Lake) from the Sudbury Federal Electoral District
  2. ^ Elections Ontario web site, “New Electoral Boundaries”

Coordinates: 46°34′30″N 80°54′43″W / 46.575°N 80.912°W / 46.575; -80.912