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Markham—Stouffville

Markham—Stouffville is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada. It encompasses a portion of Ontario previously included in the electoral districts of Markham—Unionville and Oak Ridges—Markham.[3]

Markham—Stouffville
Ontario electoral district
Markham—Stouffville 2015.svg
Markham—Stouffville in relation to other electoral districts in the Greater Toronto Area
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Helena Jaczek
Liberal
District created2013
First contested2015
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]109,780
Electors (2015)86,464
Area (km²)[2]299
Pop. density (per km²)367.2
Census divisionsRegional Municipality of York
Census subdivisionsMarkham, Whitchurch–Stouffville,

Markham—Stouffville was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect upon the dropping of the writs for the 2015 federal election. Dr. Jane Philpott has represented the riding since the 2015 federal election.

GeographyEdit

The territory of the new riding (map[4]) consists of part of the Regional Municipality of York: (a) the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville; and (b) the part of the City of Markham lying easterly of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the northerly limit of Markham with Highway 48; then southerly along Highway 48 to 16th Avenue; then westerly to McCowan Road; then southerly to Highway 407; then easterly along Highway 407 to the Rouge River; then generally southeasterly along Rouge River to the southerly limit of Markham. The riding's population is estimated at 109,780.[5]

DemographicsEdit

Visible Minorities and Aboriginals[6]
Group 2011 Census
Population % of total
Aboriginal 925 0.9
Visible Minority 49,570 45.8
All other 57,845 53.3
Total 108,340 100.0

Ethnic groups: 16.4% Chinese, 15.3% South Asian, 3.8% Black, 3.7% Filipino

Population by mother tongue[7]
Group 2011 Census
Population % of total
English 66,020 60.7
French 1,105 1.0
English and French 265 0.2
All other 41,395 38.1
Total 108,785 100.0

Other languages: 12.9% Chinese, 3.9% Tamil, 2.5% Italian, 1.8% Tagalog, 1.6% Urdu, 1.4% French, 1.1% Greek, 1.0% Gujarati

Mobility over previous five years
Group 2011 Census
Population % of total
At the same address 56,075 55.7
In the same constituency 18,480 18.4
In the same province 22,330 22.2
From another province 815 0.8
From another country 2,970 2.9
Total aged 5 or over 100,670 100.0
  • Religions: 60.9% Christian (27.9% Catholic, 6.2% Anglican, 5.5% United Church, 4.8% Christian Orthodox, 2.4% Baptist, 2.2% Presbyterian, 1.5% Pentecostal, 10.5% Other), 8.0% Hindu, 4.9% Muslim, 1.8% Buddhist, 22.6% No religion
  • Median income (2010): $36,258
  • Average income (2010): $48,199

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Markham—Stouffville
Riding created from Markham—Unionville and Oak Ridges—Markham
42nd  2015–2019     Jane Philpott Liberal
 2019–2019     Independent
43rd  2019–present     Helena Jaczek Liberal

Election resultsEdit

2019 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Helena Jaczek 24,743 38.9
Conservative Theodore Antony 19,570 30.7
Independent Jane Philpott 13,216 20.8
New Democratic Hal Berman 4,013 6.3
Green Roy Long 1,581 2.5
People's Jeremy Lin 531 0.8
Total valid votes/Expense limit 63,654 100.0  
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters
Source: CBC News[8]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Jane Philpott 29,416 49.21 +20.26 $112,011.35
Conservative Paul Calandra 25,565 42.77 -7.72 $164,609.85
New Democratic Gregory Hines 3,647 6.10 -10.88 $7,176.28
Green Myles O'Brien 1,145 1.92 -0.81 $1,395.62
Total valid votes/Expense limit 59,773 100.00   $225,802.37
Total rejected ballots 189 0.32
Turnout 59,962 68.56
Eligible voters 87,460
Liberal notional gain from Conservative Swing +13.99
Source: Elections Canada[9][10]
2011 federal election redistributed results[11]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 23,820 50.49
  Liberal 13,662 28.96
  New Democratic 8,010 16.98
  Green 1,284 2.72
  Others 406 0.86
Total 47,182 100.00

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2012
  3. ^ Final Report – Ontario; Pundits' Guide to Canadian Federal Elections; see also Statistics Canada, National Household Survey Profile: Markham-Stouffville (2011).
  4. ^ Elections Canada Markham—Stouffville Boundaries Map and Description
  5. ^ Markham—Stouffville – Commission's Report.
  6. ^ in private households
  7. ^ excluding institutional residents
  8. ^ "Canada Votes 2019". CBC News. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  9. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Markham—Stouffville, 30 September 2015; Elections Canada, Electoral Districts, accessed Oct. 20, 2015.
  10. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections

Coordinates: 43°58′37″N 79°16′23″W / 43.977°N 79.273°W / 43.977; -79.273