Thornhill (electoral district)

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Thornhill
Ontario electoral district
Thornhill 2015.svg
Thornhill in relation to other Greater Toronto ridings
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Peter Kent
Conservative
District created1996
First contested1997
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]112,719
Electors (2015)80,288
Area (km²)[1]62.90
Pop. density (per km²)1,792
Census divisionsYork
Census subdivisionsMarkham, Vaughan
Thornhill 2003 to 2015
Map of Thornhill riding (2003 boundaries)

Thornhill is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997.

It covers the Thornhill neighbourhood, which is split between Vaughan and Markham, and was created in 1996 from parts of Markham—Whitchurch—Stouffville and York North ridings.

It consists of the part of the city of Vaughan that is east of Highway 400 and south of Rutherford Road, and the part of the city of Markham west of Bayview Avenue.

It is one of only two ridings in Canada with a Jewish plurality (the other being Mount Royal in Montreal, Quebec), with 32.8% of the population identifying as Jewish, the highest in Canada.[2] Thornhill also has the highest percentage of Russians (12.9%) of all Canadian ridings (implying the presence of a strong community of Russian Jews[3]).

The Thornhill riding has the highest percentage of population with an educational attainment of "University certificate or diploma above bachelor level" (i.e. above-bachelor-level certificate or diploma other than doctorate, master, or medicine etc. degrees) with 5.0%.[4]

The riding lost all of its territory east of Bayview Avenue to Markham—Thornhill, and gained a small fraction from York Centre in the 2012 redistribution.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census; 2013 representation[5][6]

Ethnic groups: 68.2% White, 7.6% Chinese, 6.5% South Asian, 4.6% Filipino, 3.7% Korean, 3.3% West Asian, 1.9% Black, 1.1% Southeast Asian
Languages: 49.9% English, 13.0% Russian, 6.2% Chinese, 3.1% Persian, 3.2% Korean, 3.7% Hebrew, 3.0% Italian, 2.2% Tagalog, 1.7% Spanish 1.4% French, 1.0% Gujarati
Religions: 37.5% Christian (18.8% Catholic, 6.2% Christian Orthodox, 2.0% Presbyterian, 1.6% Anglican, 1.5% United Church, 7.3% Other Christian), 37.1% Jewish, 4.3% Muslim, 3.4% Hindu, 2.0% Buddhist, 14.7% None.
Median income: $30,798 (2010)
Average income: $47,097 (2010)

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Thornhill
Riding created from Markham—Whitchurch—Stouffville
and York North
36th  1997–2000     Elinor Caplan Liberal
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006 Susan Kadis
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011     Peter Kent Conservative
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–2019
43rd  2019–present

Election results[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Peter Kent 29,187 54.6 -3.9
Liberal Gary Gladstone 18,946 35.4 +1.6
New Democratic Sara Petrucci 3,469 6.5 +1.3
Green Josh Rachlis 1,600 3.00 +1.8
Rhinoceros Nathan Bregman 217 0.41 -
Canada's Fourth Front Waseem Malik 77 0.1 -
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,496 100.0
Total rejected ballots 583
Turnout 54,079 63.8
Eligible voters 84,808
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Peter Kent 31,911 58.60 -4.59 $123,230.74
Liberal Nancy Coldham 18,395 33.80 +11.31 $55,910.58
New Democratic Lorne Cherry 2,814 5.20 -6.29 $6,832.09
Green Josh Rachlis 627 1.20 -1.28
Libertarian Gene Balfour 587 1.10 $202.00
Seniors Margaret Leigh Fairbairn 157 0.30 $4,584.13
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,491 100.0     $216,565.52
Total rejected ballots 324
Turnout 67.20
Eligible voters 81,106
Source: Elections Canada[9][10]
2011 federal election redistributed results[11]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 29,140 63.19
  Liberal 10,373 22.49
  New Democratic 5,299 11.49
  Green 1,142 2.48
  Others 160 0.35
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Peter Kent 36,629 61.38 +12.37 $85,817.95
Liberal Karen Mock 14,125 23.67 -15.76 $89,258.36
New Democratic Simon Strelchik 7,141 11.97 +5.35 $5,397.91
Green Norbert Koehl 1,562 2.62 -2.32 $11,470.40
Animal Alliance Liz White 215 0.36 $7,002.05
Total valid votes/Expense limit 59,672 100.00 $99,784.20
Total rejected ballots 275 0.46
Turnout 59,947 60.98
Eligible voters 98,312
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Peter Kent 26,660 49.01 +15.30 $91,400
Liberal Susan Kadis 21,448 39.43 -13.67 $62,484
New Democratic Simon Strelchik 3,601 6.62 -1.19 $4,835
Green Norbert Koehl 2,686 4.94 +1.51 $7,314
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,395 100.00 $95,547
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Susan Kadis 29,934 53.10 -1.48
Conservative Anthony Reale 19,005 33.71 -0.75
New Democratic Simon Strelchik 4,405 7.81 +0.83
Green Lloyd Helferty 1,934 3.43 +0.35
Progressive Canadian Mark Abramowitz 1,094 1.94
Total valid votes 56,372 100.00

Source: CBC Ridings Results

2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Susan Kadis 28,709 54.58 -10.01
Conservative Josh Cooper 18,125 34.46 +3.58
New Democratic Rick Morelli 3,671 6.98 +3.05
Green Lloyd Helferty 1,622 3.08
Independent Benjamin Fitzerman 241 0.46
Independent Simion Iron 233 0.44
Total valid votes 52,601 100.00

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Elinor Caplan 27,152 64.59 +5.59
Alliance Robert Goldin 6,643 15.80 +7.91
Progressive Conservative Lou Watson 6,338 15.08 -11.31
New Democratic Nathan Rotman 1,653 3.93 -0.67
Canadian Action Art Jaszczyk 254 0.60
Total valid votes 42,040 100.00

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Elinor Caplan 25,747 59.00
Progressive Conservative Bill Fisch 11,517 26.39
Reform Aurel David 3,441 7.89
New Democratic Helen Breslauer 2,008 4.60
Independent Rick Levine 303 0.69
Natural Law Linda Martin 261 0.60
Independent Sid Soban 238 0.55
Independent Shel Bergson 124 0.28
Total valid votes 43,639 100.00

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census Thornhill". Statistics Canada. 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  2. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED&Code1=35089&Data=Count&SearchText=Thornhill&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1
  3. ^ http://www2.kolel.org/home.do;jsessionid=382A7EA91B61739609208258AB0A89AF?ch=events&state=organizationSearch&Submit=show&organization=1761
  4. ^ "2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations | Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (14), Location of Study (5), Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs, 2000 (14), Age Groups (10A) and Sex (3) for the Population 15 Years and Over of Canada, Provinces, Territories and Federal Electoral Districts (2003 Representation Order), 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data". 2.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
  5. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=35104&Data=Count&SearchText=Thornhill&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1
  6. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=35104&Data=Count&SearchText=Thornhill&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1#tabs2
  7. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  9. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Thornhill, 30 September 2015
  10. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
  11. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 43°48′40″N 79°25′25″W / 43.8112°N 79.4236°W / 43.8112; -79.4236