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Markham—Thornhill

Markham—Thornhill is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2015. It encompasses a portion of Ontario previously included in the electoral districts of Markham—Unionville and Thornhill.[3]

Markham—Thornhill
Ontario electoral district
Markham—Thornhill 2015.svg
Markham—Thornhill in relation to other Greater Toronto Area districts
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Mary Ng
Liberal
District created2013
First contested2015
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]99,078
Electors (2015)70,211
Area (km²)[2]44
Pop. density (per km²)2,251.8
Census divisionsYork
Census subdivisionsMarkham

Markham—Thornhill was created by 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.[4]

DemographicsEdit

Markham—Thornhill losses more people than any other federal electoral district in the 905 region. The population in 2016 was 99,078 which is a 3.1% drop from 102,221 in 2011.

According to the Canada 2011 Census[5][6]

Ethnic groups: 35.2% Chinese, 30.8% South Asian, 17.9% White, 4.1% Black, 3.0% Filipino, 2.3% West Asian, 1.2% Korean, 1.1% Southeast Asian
Languages: 36.2% English, 29.8% Chinese, 9.1% Tamil, 3.7% Urdu, 3.1% Punjabi, 2.5% Gujarati, 2.2% Farsi, 1.7% Tagalog, 1.2% Hindi, 1.0% Korean
Religions: 33.4% Christian (17.4% Catholic, 2.6% Christian Orthodox, 1.6% Pentecostal, 1.4% Anglican, 1.4% Baptist, 1.0% United Church, 8.0% Other Christian), 16.8% Hindu, 10.4% Muslim, 5.5% Buddhist, 4.9% Jewish, 2.7% Sikh, 25.7% None.
Median income: $22,619 (2010)
Average income: $33,775 (2010)

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Markham—Thornhill
Riding created from Markham—Unionville and Thornhill
42nd  2015–2017     John McCallum Liberal
 2017–2019 Mary Ng
43rd  2019–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 general electionEdit

2019 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Mary Ng 24,124 53.9
Conservative Alex Yuan 15,474 34.6
New Democratic Paul Sahbaz 3,264 7.3
Green Chris Williams 1,253 2.8
People's Peter Remedios 358 0.8
Independent Josephbai Macwan 277 0.6
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,750 100.0
Total rejected ballots 445
Turnout 45,195 62.8
Eligible voters 71,954
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]

2017 by-electionEdit

A by-election was held on April 3, 2017, following John McCallum's appointment as Ambassador to China on January 10, 2017.[9]


Canadian federal by-election, April 3, 2017
Resignation of John McCallum
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Mary Ng 9,856 51.53 −4.19
Conservative Ragavan Paranchothy 7,501 39.22 +6.91
New Democratic Gregory Hines 671 3.51 −7.21
Progressive Canadian Dorian Baxter 566 2.96
Green Caryn Bergmann 426 2.23 +0.98
Libertarian Brendan Thomas Reilly 118 0.62
Independent Above Znoneofthe 77 0.40
Total valid votes/Expense limit 19,125 100.0   –  
Total rejected ballots -
Turnout 27.51
Eligible voters 69,838
Liberal hold Swing −5.55

2015 general electionEdit

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal John McCallum 23,878 55.72 +18.61 $78,406.90
Conservative Jobson Easow 13,849 32.31 -4.08 $128,323.59
New Democratic Senthi Chelliah 4,595 10.72 -12.67 $48,598.52
Green Joshua Russell 535 1.25 -1.37
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,857 100.00   $203,953.81
Total rejected ballots 240 0.56
Turnout 43,097 61.14
Eligible voters 70,484
Liberal notional hold Swing +11.34
Source: Elections Canada[10][11]
2011 federal election redistributed results[12]
Party Vote %
  Liberal 14,128 37.11
  Conservative 13,856 36.39
  New Democratic 8,907 23.39
  Green 998 2.62
  Others 186 0.49

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2012
  3. ^ Final Report – Ontario
  4. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
  5. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=35055&Data=Count&SearchText=Markham&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1
  6. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=35055&Data=Count&SearchText=Markham&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1#tabs2
  7. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  9. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/three-new-faces-trudeau-cabinet-1.3928984
  10. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Markham—Thornhill, 30 September 2015
  11. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections

Coordinates: 43°50′06″N 79°18′47″W / 43.835°N 79.313°W / 43.835; -79.313