Windsor West (provincial electoral district)

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Windsor West
Ontario electoral district
Windsor West.png
Windsor West in relation to the other southwestern Ontario ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Lisa Gretzky
New Democratic
District created 1996
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 122,219
Electors (2011) 84,245
Area (km²) 83
Pop. density (per km²) 1,472.5
Census divisions Essex
Census subdivisions Windsor

Windsor West is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1967 to 1975 since 1999.

The district consists of the part of the city of Windsor lying west and south of a line drawn from the U.S. border southeast along Langlois Avenue, east along Tecumseh Road East, and southeast along Pillette Road to the southern city limit.

Demographics[edit]

Average family income: $66,432 [1] (2001)
Median household income: $44,939 [2]
Unemployment: 9.2%
Language, mother tongue: English 66%, French 3%, Other 31%
Religion: Catholic 46%, Protestant 24%, Muslim 6%, Orthodox Christian 4%, Other Christian 4%, Buddhist 1%, No religious affiliation 13%, Other 2% [3]
Visible minority: Black 4%, Arab 4%, Chinese 4%, South Asian 3%, Southeast Asian 2%, Latin American 1%, Filipino 1%, Others 1%

History[edit]

Windsor West was a provincial electoral district that existed from 1967 to 1975. It was represented by Hugh Peacock and Dr. Ted Bounsall, both New Democrats.

In 1996, Premier Mike Harris and the Progressive Conservative government introduced legislation that changed provincial riding boundaries to match federal riding boundaries. This created the new provincial riding of Windsor West. It included parts of Windsor—Sandwich and Windsor—Walkerville.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Member of Provincial Parliament:

Windsor West
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created
28th  1967–1971     Hugh Peacock New Democratic
29th  1971–1975     Ted Bounsall New Democratic
Riding dissolved
Riding created from Windsor—Sandwich and Windsor—Walkerville
37th  1999–2003     Sandra Pupatello Liberal
38th  2003–2007
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014     Teresa Piruzza Liberal
41st  2014–Present     Lisa Gretzky New Democratic

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Lisa Gretzky 14,998 41.27 +10.44
Liberal Teresa Piruzza 13,976 38.46 -2.85
Progressive Conservative Henry Lau 5,260 14.47 -10.32
Green Chad Durocher 1,210 3.33 +0.26
Independent Helmi Charif 897 2.47 -28.36
Total valid votes 36,341 100.0 
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +6.65
Source: Elections Ontario[4]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Teresa Piruzza 14,127 41.31 -8.88
New Democratic Helmi Charif 10,544 30.83 +5.16
Progressive Conservative Todd Branch 8,476 24.79 +7.92
Green Chad Durocher 1,051 3.07 -2.82
Total valid votes 34,198 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 213 0.62
Turnout 34,411 41.57
Eligible voters 82,773
Liberal hold Swing -7.02
Source: Elections Ontario[5]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Sandra Pupatello 16,821 50.19 -11.51
New Democratic Mariano Klimowicz 8,604 25.67 +4.35
Progressive Conservative Lisa Lumley 5,652 16.86 +5.26
Green Jason Richard Haney 1,974 5.89 *
Family Coalition Daniel Joseph Dionne 463 1.38
Total valid votes 33,514 100.00
  Liberal hold Swing -7.93

^ Change is from redistributed result

Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Sandra Pupatello 21,993 62.52 -2.98
New Democratic Yvette Blackburn 7,383 20.98 +5.50
Progressive Conservative Derek Insley 4,187 11.90 -4.83
Green Cary M. Lucier 1,233 3.50 +2.37
Total valid votes 34,796 100.00
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Sandra Pupatello 24,388 65.50
Progressive Conservative David McCamon 6,229 16.73
New Democratic Liam McCarthy 5,762 15.48
Green Timothy Dugdale 420 1.13
Total valid votes 36,799 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 20,338 62.9
Mixed member proportional 12,015 37.1
Total valid votes 32,353 100.0

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 42°17′N 83°03′W / 42.29°N 83.05°W / 42.29; -83.05