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Kingston and the Islands (provincial electoral district)

Kingston and the Islands is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1967.

Kingston and the Islands
Ontario electoral district
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Kingston and the Islands shown within the Eastern Ontario region
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Ian Arthur
New Democratic
District created1966
First contested1967
Last contested2018
Demographics
Population (2006)119,069
Electors (2011)96,955
Area (km²)676
Pop. density (per km²)176.1
Census divisionsFrontenac
Census subdivisionsFrontenac Islands, Kingston

It covers the city of Kingston, Ontario and the nearby areas, including the sparsely populated Frontenac Islands in the St. Lawrence River.

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DemographicsEdit

  • Average family income: $68,494[1] (2001)
  • Median household income: $46,310[2]
  • Unemployment: 7.4%
  • Language, Mother Tongue: English 84%, French 3%, Other 13%
  • Religion: Protestant 44%, Catholic 33%, Orthodox Christian 1%, Other Christian 2%, Muslim 1%, Jewish 1%, Non Religious Affiliation 18%, Other 1%[3]
  • Visible Minority: Black 1%, Chinese 1%, South Asian 1%, Others 2%

BoundariesEdit

The riding was created before the 1967 provincial election. Its initial area consisted of the townships of Amherst Island, Howe Island and Wolfe Island, the city of Kingston and the islands in the St. Lawrence River within the county of Frontenac.[4] In 1986, it was changed slightly to include Kingston and the three major islands plus all the land south of Highway 401 within the township of Pittsburgh.[5]

In 1996, the provincial government reduced the number of ridings in the province from 130 to 103. They also directed the new ridings to correspond to the boundaries of the existing federal ridings.[6] At that time, the federal counterpart, Kingston and the Islands, existed with the same boundaries as the current provincial riding. After the 1999 election, minor changes to the riding were made along with the federal counterpart in 2003 and 2013.[7]

Members of Provincial ParliamentEdit

Kingston and the Islands
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Kingston
28th  1967–1971     Syl Apps Progressive Conservative
29th  1971–1975
30th  1975–1977 Keith Norton
31st  1977–1981
32nd  1981–1985
33rd  1985–1987     Ken Keyes Liberal
34th  1987–1990
35th  1990–1995     Gary Wilson New Democratic
36th  1995–1999     John Gerretsen Liberal
37th  1999–2003
38th  2003–2007
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2018 Sophie Kiwala
42nd  2018–Present     Ian Arthur New Democratic
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[8]

Election resultsEdit

Ontario general election, 2018: Kingston and the Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Ian Arthur 21,788 39.16 +9.60
Liberal Sophie Kiwala 15,312 27.52 -14.07
Progressive Conservative Gary Bennett 14,512 26.08 +4.82
Green Robert Kiley 3,574 6.42 -0.68
Libertarian Heather Cunningham 274 0.49
Trillium Andre Imbeault 184 0.33
Total valid votes 100.00
Eligible voters 94,160
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +11.64
Source: Elections Ontario[9]
Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sophie Kiwala 20,838 41.59 −7.25
New Democratic Mary Rita Holland 14,811 29.56 +5.77
Progressive Conservative Mark Bain 10,652 21.26 −1.06
Green Robert Kiley 3,556 7.10 +3.40
Freedom Jonathan Reid 242 0.48 +0.32
Total valid votes 50,099 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing −6.51
Source(s)
Elections Ontario (2014). "Official result from the records, 036 Kingston and the Islands" (PDF). Retrieved 27 June 2015.
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal John Gerretsen 21,028 48.84 +1.61 $ 71,020.00
New Democratic Mary Rita Holland 10,241 23.79 +3.24 34,982.21
Progressive Conservative Rodger James 9,610 22.32 –   45,336.00
Green Robert Kiley 1,594 3.70 −5.07 15,086.56
Family Coalition David Caracciolo 336 0.78 −0.07 2,857.71
Libertarian Jamie Shaw 115 0.27   0.00
Freedom Paul Busch 71 0.16 −0.12 0.00
Republican David Best 56 0.13   0.00
Total valid votes / Expense limit 43,051 100.0   −12.65 $ 114,204.30
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 163 0.38 −0.20
Turnout 43,214 45.03 −8.93
Eligible voters 95,966   +4.47
Liberal hold Swing −0.82
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal John Gerretsen 23,277 47.23 −13.05 $ 64,512.47
Progressive Conservative John Rapin 11,001 22.32 +2.20 69,700.00
New Democratic Rick Downes 10,129 20.55 +9.04 56,689.54
Green Bridget Doherty 4,321 8.77 +2.22 13,098.54
Family Coalition Chris Beneteau 419 0.85 −0.68 0.00
Freedom Mark Fournier 137 0.28   0.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,284 100.0   +2.88 $ 99,207.72
Total rejected ballots 286 0.58 +0.12
Turnout 49,570 53.96 −0.33
Eligible voters 91,859   +3.64
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal John Gerretsen 28,877 60.28 +5.58 $ 57,119.88
Progressive Conservative Hans Westenberg 9,640 20.12 −9.94 43,307.95
New Democratic Janet C. Collins 5,514 11.51 +0.23 23,161.12
Green Eric B. Walton 3,137 6.55 +4.11 19,292.20
Family Coalition Chris K. Beneteau 735 1.53 +0.40 551.01
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,903 100.0   −0.57 $ 85,086.72
Total rejected ballots 219 0.46 −0.25
Turnout 48,122 54.29 −0.22
Eligible voters 88,634   −0.43
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal John Gerretsen 26,355 54.70 +17.80 $ 40,703.00
Progressive Conservative Bob Pickering 14,487 30.07 −0.60 65,682.63
New Democratic Beth Pater 5,436 11.28 −17.53 26,106.42
Green Chris Walker 1,174 2.44 4,848.00
Family Coalition Chris K. Beneteau 546 1.13 −1.94 15.00
Natural Law Gerard Morris 182 0.38 −0.17 0.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,180 100.0   +72.38 $ 85,460.16
Total rejected ballots 345 0.71 −0.09
Turnout 48,525 54.51 −6.57
Eligible voters 89,021   +93.00
Ontario general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal John Gerretsen 10,314 36.90 +6.71 $ 33,086.00
Progressive Conservative Sally Barnes 8,571 30.67 +4.26 40,705.44
New Democratic Gary Wilson 8,052 28.81 −9.18 30,908.12
Family Coalition John Pacheco 858 3.07 −2.34 6,044.53
Natural Law Ronald Dunphy 155 0.55   0.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 27,950 100.0   −4.26 $ 45,281.00
Total rejected ballots 225 0.80
Turnout 28,175 61.08
Eligible voters 46,125
Ontario general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Gary Wilson 10,184 37.99 +13.33
Liberal Ken Keyes 8,092 30.19 −20.42
Progressive Conservative John Goodchild 7,079 26.41 +3.65
Family Coalition Joan Jackson 1,452 5.41
Total valid votes 26,807 100.0   +3.25
Ontario general election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ken Keyes 13,141 50.61 +4.28
New Democratic Gary Wilson 6,402 24.66 +9.54
Progressive Conservative Tom Annis 5,910 22.76 −14.68
Green Steven Kaasgaard 511 1.97 +0.86
Total valid votes 25,964 100.0   +0.88
Ontario general election, 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ken Keyes 11,924 46.33 +12.39
Progressive Conservative Keith Norton 9,637 37.44 −12.63
New Democratic Pamela Cross 3,892 15.12 −0.87
Green Don Irvine 285 1.11
Total valid votes 25,738 100.0   +3.20
Ontario general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Keith Norton 12,488 50.07 −2.25
Liberal Carl Ross 8,465 33.94 +6.21
New Democratic Ron Murray 3,987 15.99 −3.28
Total valid votes 24,940 100.0   +6.56
Ontario general election, 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Keith Norton 12,246 52.32 +14.78
Liberal Peter Watson 6,490 27.73 -9.35
New Democratic John Clements 4,510 19.27 -5.27
Communist Louise Andrews 158 0.68 -0.16
Total valid votes 23,404 100.0  
Ontario general election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Keith Norton 9,386 37.54
Liberal Ken Keyes 9,270 37.08
New Democratic Lars Thompson 6,134 24.54
Communist Ruth Miller 209 0.84
Total valid votes 24,999 100.0  

2007 electoral reform referendumEdit

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 26,473 54.6
Mixed member proportional 21,968 45.4
Total valid votes 48,431 100.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "143 Kingston and the Islands". Canada Votes. CBC.ca. Archived from the original on 16 Jun 2004. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Election 2006". CTV.ca. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Federal Electoral District Profile of Kingston and the Islands - Kingston et les Îles, Ontario (2003 Representation Order), 2001 Census Map". 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Representation Act , RSO 1970, c 413". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 1970. p. 21.
  5. ^ "Representation Act, 1986, SO 1986, c 30". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. January 6, 1986. p. 367.
  6. ^ "C 28: Fewer Politicians Act, 1996". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. December 9, 1996.
  7. ^ "History of Federal Ridings Since 1867: Kingston and the Islands, Ontario, (1968-)". Parliament of Canada. 2017.
  8. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For Syl Apps's Legislative Assembly information see "Syl Apps, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Keith Norton's Legislative Assembly information see "Keith Norton, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Ken Keyes's Legislative Assembly information see "Ken Keyes, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Gary Wilson's Legislative Assembly information see "Gary Wilson, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For John Gerretsen's Legislative Assembly information see "John Gerretsen, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Sophie Kiwala's Legislative Assembly information see "Sophie Kiwala, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
  9. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. Retrieved 16 January 2019.

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