Vaughan—King—Aurora

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Vaughan—King—Aurora
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1996
District abolished2003
First contested1997
Last contested2000

Vaughan—King—Aurora was a federal electoral riding in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1997 to 2004, and was a provincial electoral riding represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1999 to 2007.

Federal riding[edit]

The federal riding was created in 1996 as Vaughan—Aurora from parts of Markham, Oak Ridges, and York North ridings. It was subsequently renamed "Vaughan—King—Aurora".

It existed only for the 1997 and 2000 elections.

It was abolished in 2004, as ridings in York Region were redistributed due to its fast-growing population. The riding was redistributed into Newmarket—Aurora, Oak Ridges—Markham, and Vaughan ridings.

Provincial riding[edit]

The provincial riding of Vaughan—King—Aurora was created before the 1999 election when Ontario provincial electoral districts were redefined to be the same as the federal districts. Municipalities in this riding were previously in parts of York Centre (Vaughan) and York—Mackenzie (Newmarket, Aurora, King) ridings.

The riding was last held by Greg Sorbara, representing the Ontario Liberal Party in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Sorbara served as the Minister of Finance for the Cabinet of Ontario from 2003 to 2005, and from 2006 to 2007.

In 2007 the riding was abolished to match the boundaries of the federal ridings. The riding was redistributed into Newmarket—Aurora, Oak Ridges—Markham, and Vaughan ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Markham, Oak Ridges and York North
36th  1997–2000     Maurizio Bevilacqua Liberal
37th  2000–2004
Riding dissolved into Vaughan, Newmarket—Aurora
and Oak Ridges—Markham

Federal election results[edit]

1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Maurizio Bevilacqua 33,502
  Progressive Conservative Lara Coombs 8,591
Reform Maralyn Hazelgrove 7,273
  New Democratic Robert Navarretta 2,250
  Independent Andrew James 524
2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Maurizio Bevilacqua 38,208
Alliance Adrian Visentin 9,757
  Progressive Conservative Menotti Mazzuca 6,551
  New Democratic Octavia Beckles 1,938
  No affiliation Lesley Arden Knight 384

Provincial election results[edit]

2003 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Greg Sorbara 36928 56.14 15.97
Progressive Conservative Carmine Iacono 21744 33.06 -21.64
New Democratic Mike Seaward 4697 7.14 4.22
Green Adrian Visentin 2412 3.67 2.73
1999 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Al Palladini 28836 54.7
Liberal Tony Genco 21173 40.17
New Democratic Michael Seaward 1539 2.92
Libertarian John W. Genser 670 1.27
Green Ernst von Bezold 495 0.94

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