Markham—Unionville

Markham—Unionville is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004.

Markham—Unionville
Ontario electoral district
Markham—Unionville 2015.svg
Markham—Unionville in relation to other Greater Toronto ridings
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Paul Chiang
Liberal
District created2003
First contested2004
Last contested2021
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]123,318
Electors (2015)81,583
Area (km²)[2]89
Pop. density (per km²)1,385.6
Census division(s)York
Census subdivision(s)Markham
Markham-Unionville 2003 to 2015
Map of Markham-Unionville (2003 to 2015)

BoundariesEdit

Markham—Unionville is located in the City of Markham within an area bordered by a line commencing at the Highway 404-407 interchange, then east along Highway 407 to McCowan Road, north on McCowan Road to 16th Avenue, east on 16th to Highway 48, then to the northern city limit, then along the northern and western city boundaries to the 404-407 interchange.[3]

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2016 Canadian census[4]

Ethnic groups: 64.5% Chinese, 15.4% White, 9.9% South Asian, 1.7% Black, 1.6% Filipino, 1.2% Arab, 5.7% other
Languages: 52.8% Chinese, 29.2% English, 1.6% Tamil, 16.4% other
Religions (2011): 43.7% Christian (20.5% Catholic, 4.4% Christian Orthodox, 3.2% Baptist, 2.2% Anglican, 2.1% United Church, 1.0% Presbyterian, 10.4% Other), 5.2% Buddhist, 5.1% Muslim, 5.1% Hindu, 39.8% No religion
Median income (2015): $28,375
Average income (2015): $47,640

HistoryEdit

It is located in the province of Ontario and covers suburban areas north of Toronto. It was created in 2003 from the former Markham riding. The federal riding was first represented by John McCallum until he switched to the newly formed Markham—Thornhill riding for the 2015 election. Markham—Unionville was the only seat that the Liberals lost among those they held after the 2011 election, though the riding's boundaries changed considerably and would have been won by the Conservatives in 2011 based on the redistributed results.

54% of Markham—Unionville's territory (mostly south of Highway 407) was redistributed into the new Markham—Thornhill riding for the 2015 election. The area north of Highway 407 and west of McCowan Road remained in Markham—Unionville. The new Markham—Unionville riding also gained new territoryin the northwest corner of the city of Markham which were previously in the riding of Oak Ridges—Markham. 51% of the new riding came from Oak Ridges—Markham.

Members of ParliamentEdit

The riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Markham—Unionville
Riding created from Markham
38th  2004–2006     John McCallum Liberal
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–2019     Bob Saroya Conservative
43rd  2019–2021
44th  2021–present     Paul Chiang Liberal

Election resultsEdit

2015-presentEdit

Graph of general election results in Markham—Unionville (minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)
2021 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Paul Chaing 21,912 48.53 +10.17
Conservative Bob Saroya 18,993 42.07 -6.87
New Democratic Aftab Qureshi 3,000 6.64 +0.04
Green Elvin Kao 1,246 2.76 -1.72
Total valid votes 45,151
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 45,151 51.44 -9.46
Eligible voters
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +8.52
Source: Elections Canada[5]
2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Bob Saroya 26,133 48.94 -0.43 $105,729.16
Liberal Alan Ho 20,484 38.36 -4.97 $111,317.79
New Democratic Gregory Hines 3,524 6.60 +1.53 none listed
Green Elvin Kao 2,394 4.48 +2.25 $5,836.95
People's Sarah Chung 861 1.61 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,396 100.0
Total rejected ballots 523 0.97
Turnout 53,919 60.90 +0.22
Eligible voters 88,538
Conservative hold Swing +2.27
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Bob Saroya 24,605 49.37 +3.54 $148,191.54
Liberal Bang-Gu Jiang 21,596 43.33 +9.64 $105,134.99
New Democratic Colleen Zimmerman 2,528 5.07 -11.45 $3,111.82
Green Elvin Kao 1,110 2.23 -0.77 $4,322.49
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,839 100.00 $218,774.36
Total rejected ballots 246 0.49
Turnout 50,085 60.68
Eligible voters 82,534
Conservative notional hold Swing -6.10
Source: Elections Canada[8][9]
2011 federal election redistributed results[10]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 18,025 45.83
  Liberal 13,250 33.69
  New Democratic 6,500 16.53
  Green 1,179 3.00
  Others 376 0.96
Total 39,330 100.0

2004-2011Edit

Graph of general election results in Markham—Unionville (minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal John McCallum 19,429 38.9 -16.0 $73,376.21
Conservative Bob Saroya 17,734 35.5 +5.3 $87,364.37
New Democratic Nadine Hawkins 10,897 21.8 +11.6 $456.44
Green Adam Poon 1,597 3.2 -1.0 $10,810.65
Libertarian Allen Small 231 0.5 $1,384.33
Total valid votes/Expense Limit 49,888 100.0 $95,073.73
Total rejected ballots 290 0.6
Turnout 50,178 55.1 +2.8
Eligible voters 91,057
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal John McCallum 25,195 54.9 -6.7 $58,875
Conservative Duncan Fletcher 13,855 30.2 +3.2 $58,523
New Democratic Nadine Hawkins 4,682 10.2 +2.2 $4,250
Green Leonard Aitken 1,931 4.2 +2.0 $2,524
Libertarian Allen Small 229 0.5 N/A $348
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,892 100.0 $90,944.51
Turnout 52.31
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John McCallum 32,797 61.6 -4.7
Conservative Joe Li 14,357 27.0 +4.5
New Democratic Janice Hagan 4,266 8.0 -0.7
Green Wesley Weese 1,151 2.2 -0.3
Progressive Canadian Fayaz Choudhary 363 0.7
Independent Partap Dua 297 0.6
Total valid votes 53,231 100.0
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal John McCallum 30,442 66.3
Conservative Joe Li 10,325 22.5
New Democratic Janice Hagan 3,993 8.7
Green Ed Wong 1,148 2.5
Total valid votes 45,908 100.0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2017
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2012
  3. ^ "Voter Information Service - Find your electoral district".
  4. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census - Markham--Unionville [Federal electoral district], Ontario and Ontario [Province]". 8 February 2017.
  5. ^ "List of confirmed candidates – September 20, 2021 Federal Election". Elections Canada. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  6. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Markham—Unionville, 30 September 2015
  9. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 43°50′46″N 79°18′18″W / 43.846°N 79.305°W / 43.846; -79.305