Vaughan—Woodbridge

Vaughan—Woodbridge is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada. It covers the Woodbridge neighbourhood, previously included in the electoral district of Vaughan.[2]

Vaughan—Woodbridge
Ontario electoral district
Vaughan—Woodbridge 2015.svg
Vaughan—Woodbridge in relation to other Greater Toronto Area districts
Coordinates:43°47′N 79°35′W / 43.79°N 79.59°W / 43.79; -79.59Coordinates: 43°47′N 79°35′W / 43.79°N 79.59°W / 43.79; -79.59
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Francesco Sorbara
Liberal
District created2013
First contested2015
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]105,228
Electors (2015)73,190
Area (km²)[1]79.84
Pop. density (per km²)1,318
Census divisionsYork
Census subdivisionsVaughan

The riding has the highest percentage of Italian Canadians in all of Canada (53.5%).[1]

HistoryEdit

Vaughan—Woodbridge was first proposed as part of the 2012 electoral district redistribution. It would contain the City of Vaughan west of Highway 400 and south of the concession line which Major Mackenzie Drive follows.[3] It was legally defined in the 2013 representation order with no changes and came into effect upon the dropping of the writs for the 2015 federal election.[4]

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Vaughan—Woodbridge
Riding created from Vaughan
42nd  2015–2019     Francesco Sorbara Liberal
43rd  2019–present

Election resultsEdit

Graph of general election results in Vaughan—Woodbridge (minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)
2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Francesco Sorbara 25,810 51.3
Conservative Teresa Kruze 18,289 36.3
New Democratic Peter DeVita 3,910 7.8
Green Raquel Fronte 1,302 2.6
People's Domenic Montesano 852 1.7
Independent Muhammad Hassan Khan 165 0.3
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,328 100.0
Total rejected ballots 480
Turnout 50,808 63.7
Eligible voters 79,749
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Francesco Sorbara 23,131 48.90 +18.19 $79,166.04
Conservative Julian Fantino 20,647 43.64 -12.93 $157,901
New Democratic Adriana Marie Zichy 2,198 4.65 -6.05
Libertarian Anthony Gualtieri 731 1.55
Green Elise Boulanger 600 1.27 -0.76
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.0     $206,812.04
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters 73,190
Liberal notional gain from Conservative Swing +15.56
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]
2011 federal election redistributed results[9]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 21,750 56.57
  Liberal 11,806 30.71
  New Democratic 4,113 10.70
  Green 779 2.03

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census Woodbridge-Vaughan". Statistics Canada. 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  2. ^ Final Report – Ontario
  3. ^ Ontario Electoral Redistribution Commission (2012). "Proposed Electoral District Boundaries: York" (PDF). elections.ca. Elections Canada. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 11, 2017. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  4. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
  5. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Vaughan—Woodbridge, 30 September 2015
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
  9. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections