Whitby—Oshawa (provincial electoral district)

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Whitby—Oshawa
Ontario electoral district
Whitby Oshawa.png
Whitby—Oshawa in relation to other Greater Toronto ridings
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
District created 2006
District abolished 2018
First contested 2011
Last contested 2016-by
Demographics
Population (2011) 146,307
Electors (2014) 110,398[1]
Area (km²) 234
Census divisions Durham
Census subdivisions Whitby, Oshawa
Map of Whitby-Oshawa

Whitby—Oshawa was a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from the 2007 provincial election until 2018. The riding was adjusted by the 2015 Representation Act for the 2018 provincial election,[2] losing some territory to the district of Oshawa,[3] and replaced as the district of Whitby.

History[edit]

The riding was created in 2003 and consists of 68 percent of the Whitby—Ajax district, 20 percent of the Oshawa district and three percent of the Durham.[4] The provincial electoral district was created from the same ridings in 2007.

It consists of the Town of Whitby and northwestern section of the City of Oshawa (specifically, the portion of the city lying north and west of a line drawn from the western city limit east along King Street West, north along the Oshawa Creek, east along Rossland Road West, north along Simcoe Street North, and east along Winchester Road East to the eastern city limit).

For the 2018 election, Whitby-Oshawa was re-districted as Whitby to more closely correspond to the actual town's borders.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census

  • Population: 146,307
  • Ethnic Groups: 81.4% White, 5.5% Black, 4.3% South Asian, 1.7% Chinese, 1.7% Filipino, 1.4% Aboriginal
  • Languages: 85.3% English, 2.1% French, 1.5% Italian, 1.1% Chinese
  • Religion: 71.2% Christian (32.6% Catholic, 10.3% United Church, 8.3% Anglican, 2.6% Presbyterian, 2.4% Christian Orthodox, 2.1% Baptist, 10.4% Other Christian), 2.6% Muslim, 1.4% Hindu, 23.6% No religion.
  • Average household income: $104,969
  • Median household income: $89,608
  • Average individual income: $48,444
  • Median individual income: $37,099

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Whitby—Oshawa
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Whitby—Ajax, Oshawa and Durham
39th  2007–2011     Christine Elliott Progressive Conservative
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2015
 2016–2018 Lorne Coe
Riding dissolved into Whitby, Durham and Oshawa

Election results[edit]

Ontario provincial by-election, February 11, 2016
Resignation of Christine Elliott
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Lorne Coe 17,053 52.92 +12.27
Liberal Elizabeth Roy 8,865 27.51 -3.99
New Democratic Niki Lundquist 5,172 16.05 -6.99
Green Stacey Leadbetter 529 1.64 -2.63
None of the Above Greg Vezina 261 0.81
Independent Above Znoneofthe 140 0.43
Libertarian Adam McEwan 109 0.34
People's Political Party Garry Cuthbert 52 0.16
Freedom Douglas Thom 34 0.11 -0.44
Pauper John Turmel 11 0.03
Total valid votes 32,226 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 61 0.19
Turnout 32,287 28.94
Eligible voters 111,566
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +8.13
Source(s)
Elections Ontario (February 12, 2016). "Return from the Records, 2016 By-election Whitby—Oshawa (100)" (PDF). Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Christine Elliott 24,027 40.65 -7.52
Liberal Ajay Krishnan 18,617 31.50 -1.90
New Democratic Ryan Kelly 13,621 23.04 +7.58
Green Stacey Leadbetter 2,523 4.27 +2.03
Freedom Douglas Thom 322 0.54 +0.23
Total valid votes 59,110 100.00
Total rejected ballots 892 1.49 +1.18
Turnout 60,002 54.35 +4.66
Eligible voters 110,398
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -2.81
Source: Elections Ontario[5]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Christine Elliott 24,499 48.17 +4.16
Liberal Elizabeth Roy 16,988 33.40 −2.59
New Democratic Maret Sadem-Thompson 7,865 15.46 +4.34
Green Bradley Gibson 1,139 2.24 −5.02
Special Needs Dan King 211 0.41  
Freedom Douglas Thom 160 0.31 +0.02
Total valid votes 50,862 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 154 0.30 -0.22
Turnout 51,016 49.69 -3.84
Eligible voters 102,672
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +3.38
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Christine Elliott 22,694 44.00 −3.12
Liberal Laura Hammer 18,560 35.99 −1.00
New Democratic Nigel Moses 5,734 11.12 −1.57
Green Doug Anderson 3,745 7.26
Libertarian Marty Gobin 414 0.80
Family Coalition Dale Chilvers 275 0.53
Freedom Bill Frampton 152 0.29
Total valid votes 51,572 100.00
Total rejected ballots 270 0.52
Turnout 51,842 53.53
Eligible voters 96,842
Progressive Conservative hold Swing −1.06

^ Change is from redistributed results.

2003 general election redistributed results[6]
Party Vote %
  Progressive Conservative 22,278 47.13
  Liberal 17,485 36.99
  New Democratic 5,999 12.69
  Others 1,511 3.20

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 33,509 66.18
Mixed member proportional 17,121 33.82
Total 50,630 100.00
Rejected 1,212 2.34

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Coordinates: 43°55′N 78°55′W / 43.91°N 78.91°W / 43.91; -78.91