Scarborough East (provincial electoral district)

Scarborough East was a provincial electoral riding in Ontario, Canada. It was created prior to the 1963 provincial election and eliminated in 1996, when most of its territory was incorporated into the riding of Pickering—Scarborough East. Scarborough East riding was created from part of the former riding of York—Scarborough. It was in the former borough of Scarborough.

Scarborough East
Ontario electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Ontario
District created1963
District abolished2007
First contested1963
Last contested2003
Demographics
Census divisionsToronto
Census subdivisionsToronto

Seven Members of Provincial Parliament represented the riding during its history. Liberals Ed Fulton and Mary Anne Chambers and Conservatives Margaret Birch and Steve Gilchrist were all members of cabinet in their respective times.

BoundariesEdit

The riding was created in 1963 through an amendment to the Representation Act. It formed the eastern part of the former riding of York—Scarborough. The riding encompassed all of Scarborough to the east of Markham Road from Lake Ontario to the south and Steeles Avenue to the north.[1]

In 1975 was reduced to about half its 1963 territory. With the southern edge as Lake Ontario, The boundaries were as follows: it went north on Markham Road to the CNR right-of-way. It followed the tracks east to Scarborough Golf Club Road, north along this road to Ellesmere Road, west along this road back to Markham Road. It continued north along Markham Road to Highway 401. It then turned east following the highway which constituted the northern boundary to the city limits and then south along the Rouge River back to the lake.[2]

The boundaries were changed slightly in 1987. Highway 401, the Rouge River and Lake Ontario still served as the north, east and south borders respectively. The western border was changed as follows. Starting at the lake it headed north on Markham Road to Lawrence Avenue. It then followed Lawrence east until it met a tributary to Highland Creek. It followed the tributary northeast until it met another part of Highland Creek. It then followed this branch northwest until Highway 401. It then continued east on Highway 401 as per the 1975 boundary.[3]

Members of Provincial ParliamentEdit

Scarborough East
Assembly Years Member Party
Created from York—Scarborough in 1963
27th  1963–1967     Louis Hodgson Progressive Conservative
28th  1967–1971     Tim Reid Liberal
29th  1971–1975     Margaret Birch Progressive Conservative
30th  1975–1977
31st  1977–1981
32nd  1981–1985
33rd  1985–1987     Ed Fulton Liberal
34th  1987–1990
35th  1990–1995     Bob Frankford New Democratic
36th  1995–1999     Steve Gilchrist Progressive Conservative
37th  1999–2003
38th  2003–2007     Mary Anne Chambers Liberal
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[4]
Merged into Pickering—Scarborough East and Scarborough—Guildwood after 2007

Electoral resultsEdit

1963 boundariesEdit

1963 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[5] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Louis M. Hodgson 5,621 44.3
    Liberal Jack Drysdale 3,920 30.9
    New Democrat Harry Schofield 3,134 24.7
Total 12,675
1967 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[6] Vote %
    Liberal Tim Reid 6,534 34.24
    Progressive Conservative Louis Hodgson 6,318 33.1
    New Democrat Jack Ottaway 6,257 32.7
Total 19,109
1971 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[7] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Margaret Birch 13,196 41.0
    Liberal Tim Reid 12,420 38.6
    New Democrat Sean Regan 6,569 20.4
Total 32.185

1975 boundariesEdit

1975 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[8] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Margaret Birch 18,734 54.0
    Liberal John Coates 8,169 23.5
    New Democrat Ann Marie Hill 7,271 20.9
    Independent David Toothill 539 1.6
Total 34,713
1977 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[9] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Margaret Birch 14,792 50.9
    New Democrat Ann Marie Hill 7,218 24.8
    Liberal Ron Myatt 6,558 22.6
Libertarian John W. White 489 1.7
Total 29,057
1981 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[10] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Margaret Birch 16,380 56.0
    Liberal Charles Beer 7,287 24.9
    New Democrat Gordon Wilson 4,850 16.6
Libertarian Jim McIntosh 560 1.9
    Independent Jeff Nelles 181 0.6
Total 29,258
1985 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[11] Vote %
    Liberal Ed Fulton 15,855 48.1
    Progressive Conservative Verla Fiveash 11,245 34.1
    New Democrat Alawi Mohideen 4,373 13.3
Libertarian Jim McIntosh 1,478 4.5
Total 32,951

1987 boundariesEdit

1987 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[12][nb 1] Vote %
    Liberal Ed Fulton 17,393 55.0
    New Democrat Mary Cook 7,320 23.1
    Progressive Conservative Russ Bastow 5,799 18.3
Libertarian Jim McIntosh 780 2.5
Green Greg Knittl 354 1.1
Total 25,954
1990 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[13] Vote %
    New Democrat Bob Frankford 11,699 35.6
    Liberal Ed Fulton 9,925 30.2
    Progressive Conservative Steve Gilchrist 9,878 30.0
Libertarian Jim McIntosh 1.8 0.9
Green Cara Mumford 455 1.4
    Independent Darryl McDowell 367 1.1
Total 32,901
1995 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[14] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Steve Gilchrist 19,166 55.7
    New Democrat Bob Frankford 7,212 21.0
    Liberal Bhagat Taggar 7,197 20.9
Libertarian Sam Apelbaum 319 0.9
    Independent Neville Berry 270 0.8
    Natural Law Jim Hill 234 0.7
Total 34,398
1999 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[15] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Steve Gilchrist 20,686 50.3
    Liberal Peter Vanderyagt 17,084 41.3
    New Democrat Terry Maley 2,853 6.9
Libertarian Sam Apelbaum 368 0.9
    Independent Heath Thomas 205 0.5
    Natural Law Loucas Cafe 135 0.3
Total 41,331
2003 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[16] Vote %
    Liberal Mary Anne Chambers 21,798 51.5
    Progressive Conservative Steve Gilchrist 14,323 33.8
    New Democrat Gary Dale 5,250 12.4
Green Hugh McNeil 668 1.6
Libertarian Sam Apelbaum 285 0.7
Total 42,324

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 163 out of 200 polls reporting.

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Redistribution of Districts with statistics from the records 1867-1982 (Electoral History of Ontario). Office of the Chief Election Officer. 1984.
  2. ^ Howard, Ross (September 16, 1975). "Candidates grow bitter in battle for Scarborough East votes". Toronto Star. p. A7.
  3. ^ Page, Shelley (August 27, 1987). "Two newcomers challenge veteran". Toronto Star. p. A7.
  4. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For Louis Hodgson's Legislative Assembly information see "Louis M. Hodgson, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
    • For Timothy Reid's Legislative Assembly information see "Timothy Escott Reid, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
    • For Margaret Birch's Legislative Assembly information see "Margaret Birch, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
    • For Ed Fulton's Legislative Assembly information see "Edward A. Fulton, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
    • For Bob Frankford's Legislative Assembly information see "Robert T.S. Frankford, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
    • For Steve Gilchrist's Legislative Assembly information see "Steve Gilchrist, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
    • For Mary Anne Chambers's Legislative Assembly information see "Mary Anne V. Chambers, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  5. ^ Canadian Press (1963-09-26). "Who Won Which Seats In P.C.s Ontario Sweep". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 20.
  6. ^ Canadian Press (1967-10-18). "Provincial election results in Metro ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 66.
  7. ^ Canadian Press (1971-10-22). "Here's who won on the Metro ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 12.
  8. ^ Canadian Press (1975-09-19). "Results from the 29 ridings in Metro". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. A18.
  9. ^ Canadian Press (1977-06-10). "How they voted in Metro area". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. A10.
  10. ^ Canadian Press (1981-03-20). "Election results for Metro Toronto ridings". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 22. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  11. ^ Canadian Press (1985-05-03). "The night the Tories tumbled; riding by riding results". Ottawa Citizen. Toronto. p. 43. Retrieved 2012-05-10.
  12. ^ "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1987-09-11. p. A12.
  13. ^ "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1990-09-07. p. A10.
  14. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. 1995-06-08. Retrieved 2012-09-04.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. 1999-06-03. Retrieved 2012-09-04.[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections oNtario. 2003-10-02. Retrieved 2012-09-04.[permanent dead link]