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Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke is a federal electoral district in Greater Victoria, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke
British Columbia electoral district
Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke (Canadian electoral district).svg
Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke in relation to other electoral districts in the Vancouver Island area
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Randall Garrison
New Democratic
District created2013
First contested2015
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]113,004
Electors (2015)87,281
Area (km²)[1]404
Pop. density (per km²)279.7
Census divisionsCapital
Census subdivisionsBelcher Bay 1, Capital H, Colwood, Esquimalt (district municipality), Esquimalt (Indian reserve), Metchosin, New Songhees 1A, Saanich, Sooke, T'Sou-ke, View Royal

It was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution, came into effect in 2013, and first contested in the general election on Monday October 19th, 2015.[2] Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke encompasses portions of the south Island previously included in the electoral districts of Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca and Saanich—Gulf Islands.[3] The riding contains the Township of Esquimalt, the City of Colwood, the District of Metchosin, View Royal, Sooke, as well as the North Quadra, Swan Lake and Cloverdale neighbourhoods in Saanich East and all of Saanich West. The population of the district was 113,004 in 2011.[3]

The district was originally planned to be named "Saanich—Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca".[4]

DemographicsEdit

Ethnic groups in Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke (2016)
Source: [1]
Population %
Ethnic group European 92,360 78.2%
Aboriginal 8,365 7.1%
South Asian 3,665 3.1%
Chinese 3,650 3.1%
Filipino 2,370 2%
Black 1,300 1.1%
Southeast Asian 970 0.8%
Latin American 785 0.7%
Japanese 665 0.6%
Korean 505 0.4%
Arab 340 0.3%
West Asian 250 0.2%
Multiple minorities 450 0.4%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 165 0.1%
Total population 120,834 100%
According to the Canada 2016 Census[5][6][7]

Languages: 86.2% English, 2.4% French, 1.5% Punjabi, 1.1% German, 1.0% Cantonese, 1.0% Tagalog
Religions (2011): 43.0% Christian (13.7% Catholic, 7.9% Anglican, 5.6% United Church, 2.6% Baptist, 1.3% Lutheran, 1.3% Pentecostal, 1.2% Presbyterian, 9.4% Other), 1.4% Sikh, 52.6% No religion
Median income (2015): $37,275
Average income (2015): $45,081

Members of ParliamentEdit

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

Parliament Years Member Party
Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke
Riding created from Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca and Saanich—Gulf Islands
42nd  2015–present     Randall Garrison New Democratic

Election resultsEdit

2019 Canadian federal election
The 2019 general election will be held on October 21.
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Randall Garrison
People's Jeremy Gustafson
Liberal Jamie Hammond
Green David Merner
Conservative Randall A. Pewarchuk
Libertarian Josh Steffler
Communist Tyson Strandlund
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.0  
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Randall Garrison 23,836 35.01 -4.39 $119,644.07
Liberal David Merner 18,622 27.35 +17.65 $33,914.59
Green Frances Litman 13,575 19.94 +7.08 $119,498.62
Conservative Shari Lukens 11,912 17.50 -20.11 $108,944.43
Communist Tyson Strandlund 136 0.20
Total valid votes/Expense limit 68,081 100.00   $229,301.98
Total rejected ballots 199
Turnout 68,280 74.99
Eligible voters 91,056
New Democratic hold Swing -11.02
Source: Elections Canada[8][9][10]
2011 federal election redistributed results[11]
Party Vote %
  New Democratic 22,324 39.40
  Conservative 21,305 37.61
  Green 7,287 12.86
  Liberal 5,496 9.70
  Others 242 0.43

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 2011
  2. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
  3. ^ a b Report – British Columbia (PDF)
  4. ^ http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&DocId=6654879&File=4
  5. ^ https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED&Code1=59026&Geo2=PR&Code2=59&SearchText=esquimalt&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&TABID=1&type=0
  6. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=59026&Data=Count&SearchText=Esquimalt&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1
  7. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=59026&Data=Count&SearchText=Esquimalt&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1#tabs2
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke, 30 September 2015
  9. ^ Official Voting Results - Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke
  10. ^ "Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates". Archived from the original on August 15, 2015.
  11. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections