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Simcoe—Grey is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997.

Simcoe—Grey
Ontario electoral district
Simcoe—Grey 2015.svg
Simcoe—Grey in relation to Southern Ontario ridings
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Terry Dowdall
Conservative
District created1996
First contested1997
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]116,307
Electors (2015)95,511
Area (km²)[2]1,950
Pop. density (per km²)59.6
Census divisionsSimcoe, Grey
Census subdivisionsNew Tecumseth, Springwater, Collingwood, Essa, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Adjala-Tosorontio, Blue Mountains

It was created in 1996 from parts of Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford, Bruce—Grey, Simcoe Centre, Simcoe North, Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Simcoe and York—Simcoe.

It consists of the municipalities of Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Clearview, Wasaga Beach, Springwater, Essa, New Tecumseth and Adjala-Tosorontio. It had a population of 117,505 in 2001, and an area of 2,515 km².

HistoryEdit

It consisted initially of:

  • the part of the County of Simcoe lying to the west of and including the Town of New Tecumseth and the Township of Essa, to the west of and excluding the City of Barrie, to the east of and including the townships of Vespra and Flos, and to the south of and excluding the Township of Tiny;
  • in the County of Grey, the Town of Thornbury, the villages of Flesherton and Markdale, and the townships of Artemesia, Collingwood and Osprey.

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above.

This riding lost territory to Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte during the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Riding associationsEdit

Riding associations are the local branches of the national political parties:

Party Association Name CEO HQ Address HQ City
  Christian Heritage Party of Canada Simcoe—Grey Christian Heritage Party Association Iain Morris PO Box 692 Alliston
  Conservative Party of Canada Simcoe—Grey Conservative Association PO Box 235 Collingwood
  Liberal Party of Canada Simcoe—Grey Federal Liberal Association Rob Glozier PO Box 779 Alliston
  New Democratic Party Simcoe—Grey Federal NDP Riding Association Denny Oliver 7 Truax Crescent Angus
Green Simcoe—Grey Federal Green Party Association Jace Metheral 211 Aspen Ridge Dr. Stayner

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Simcoe—Grey
Riding created from Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford, Bruce—Grey,
Simcoe Centre, Simcoe North,
Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Simcoe and York—Simcoe
36th  1997–2000     Paul Bonwick Liberal
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006     Helena Guergis Conservative
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2010
 2010–2011     Independent
41st  2011–2015     Kellie Leitch Conservative
42nd  2015–2019
43rd  2019–present Terry Dowdall

Election resultsEdit

2019 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Terry Dowdall 32,812 43.5
Liberal Lorne Kenney 23,925 31.7
Green Sherri Jackson 8,589 11.4
New Democratic Ilona Matthews 8,462 11.2
People's Richard Sommer 1,416 1.9
Veterans Coalition Tony D'Angelo 305 0.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 75,509 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 492
Turnout 76,001
Eligible voters 115,193
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Kellie Leitch 30,612 46.6 -1.8 $101,505.22
Liberal Mike MacEachern 25,352 38.6 +25.9 $55,545.97
New Democratic David Matthews 6,332 9.6 -7.8 $5,106.83
Green JoAnne Fleming 2,923 4.4 -1.1 $5,324.15
Christian Heritage Len Noordegraaf 528 0.8 $3,879.16
Total valid votes/Expense limit 65,747 100.0     $242,062.43
Total rejected ballots 225
Turnout 65,972
Eligible voters 97,145
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2011 federal election redistributed results[7]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 26,764 48.43
  New Democratic 9,631 17.43
  Others 8,806 15.94
  Liberal 7,000 12.67
  Green 3,058 5.53
2011 Canadian federal election: Simcoe-Grey
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Kellie Leitch 31,784 49.36 -5.68 $96,128.50
New Democratic Katy Austin 11,185 17.38 +6.18 7,993.48
Independent Helena Guergis 8,714 13.50 57,289.66
Liberal Alex Smardenka 8,207 12.75 -8.80 83,148.92
Green Jace Metheral 3,482 5.41 -4.71 8,522.13
Christian Heritage Peter Vander Zaag 757 1.18 4,385.89
Canadian Action Gord Cochrane 244 0.38 2,512.75
Total valid votes/Expense limit 64,373 100.00 $99,651.72
Total rejected ballots 269 0.42 +0.08
Turnout 64,642 66.13 +6.03
Eligible voters 97,755
Conservative hold Swing -5.93
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Helena Guergis 30,897 55.04 +5.2 $71,239
Liberal Andrea Matrosovs 12,099 21.55 -9.3 $36,810
New Democratic Katy Austin 6,288 11.20 0.0 $6,077
Green Peter Ellis 5,685 10.12 +4.5 $9,015
Christian Heritage Peter Vander Zaag 1,018 1.81 -0.6 $4,175
Libertarian Caley McKibbin 143 0.25 $20
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,130 100.00 $94,127
Total rejected ballots 189 0.34
Turnout 56,319 60.10
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Helena Guergis 30,135 49.8 +9.1 $84,182
Liberal Elizabeth Kirley 18,689 30.9 -9.5 $92,500
New Democratic Katy Austin 6,784 11.2 +1.2 $10,777
Green Peter Ellis 3,372 5.6 +1.8 $2,361
Christian Heritage Peter Vander Zaag 1,585 2.6 -1.5 $14,302
Total valid votes 60,565 100.0
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Helena Guergis 22,496 40.6 -9.3
Liberal Paul Bonwick 22,396 40.4 -4.3
New Democratic Colin Mackinnon 5,532 10.0 +6.7
Green Peter Ellis 2,668 4.8
Christian Heritage Peter Vander Zaag 2,285 4.1
Total valid votes 55,377 100.0

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Paul Bonwick 22,224 44.8 +9.6
Alliance George Demery 16,113 32.5 -1.8
Progressive Conservative Bill Dunkley 8,655 17.4 -5.7
New Democratic Michael Kennedy 1,646 3.3 -2.8
Canadian Action James McGillivray 751 1.5
Independent Victor Carvalho 246 0.5
Total valid votes 49,635 100.0

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Paul Bonwick 17,895 35.2
Reform Paul Shaw 17,414 34.3
Progressive Conservative Shawn Mitchell 11,761 23.1
New Democratic Marty Wilkinson 3,090 6.1
Christian Heritage Mia Colaris 664 1.3
Total valid votes 50,824 100.0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "(Code 35085) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
  • Riding history from the Library of Parliament
  • 2011 results from Elections Canada
  • Campaign expense data from Elections Canada

NotesEdit

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