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Whitby—Oshawa was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. Following the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution, the bulk of the district became part of the new Whitby district, while parts of it will be transferred to Oshawa and Durham.

Whitby—Oshawa
Ontario electoral district
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Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created2003
District abolished2015
First contested2004
Last contested2011
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)146,307
Electors (2011)99,155
Area (km²)222.30
Census divisionsDurham
Census subdivisionsWhitby, Oshawa

HistoryEdit

The riding was created in 2003 and consists of 68 percent of the Whitby—Ajax district, 20 percent of the Oshawa district and three percent of the Durham district.[1] The provincial electoral district was created from the same ridings in 2007.

The riding consisted of the Town of Whitby and northwestern section of the City of Oshawa (specifically, the portion of the city lying north and west of a line drawn from the western city limit east along King Street West, north along the Oshawa Creek, east along Rossland Road West, north along Simcoe Street North, and east along Winchester Road East to the eastern city limit).

DemographicsEdit

According to the Canada 2011 Census

  • Population: 146,307
  • Ethnic Groups: 81.4% White, 5.5% Black, 4.3% South Asian, 1.7% Chinese, 1.7% Filipino, 1.4% Aboriginal
  • Languages: 85.3% English, 2.1% French, 1.5% Italian, 1.1% Chinese
  • Religion: 71.2% Christian (32.6% Catholic, 10.3% United Church, 8.3% Anglican, 2.6% Presbyterian, 2.4% Christian Orthodox, 2.1% Baptist, 10.4% Other Christian), 2.6% Muslim, 1.4% Hindu, 23.6% No religion.
  • Average household income: $104,969
  • Median household income: $89,608
  • Average individual income: $48,444
  • Median individual income: $37,099

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Whitby—Oshawa
Riding created from Durham, Oshawa and Whitby—Ajax
38th  2004–2006     Judi Longfield Liberal
39th  2006–2008     Jim Flaherty Conservative
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2014
 2014–2015 Pat Perkins
Riding dissolved into Whitby, Durham and Oshawa

Pat Perkins was elected in a November 17, 2014 by-election following the death of Jim Flaherty who died in office on April 10, 2014.[2]

Election resultsEdit

Canadian federal by-election, November 17, 2014
Death of Jim Flaherty
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Pat Perkins 17,082 49.31 −9.11 –  
Liberal Celina Caesar-Chavannes 14,083 40.65 +26.54 –  
New Democratic Trish McAuliffe 2,801 8.08 −14.19 –  
Green Craig Cameron 500 1.44 −3.45 –  
Independent John "The Engineer" Turmel 101 0.29 –  
Independent Josh Borenstein 77 0.22 –  
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.0      
Total rejected ballots      
Turnout 34,644 31.79 −31.45
Eligible voters 108,969   +6.87
Conservative hold Swing −17.89
Source: "By-election Results". Elections Canada. November 20, 2014.
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Jim Flaherty 37,525 58.42 +7.43 $ 89,309.88
New Democratic Trish McAuliffe 14,305 22.27 +8.01 22,721.23
Liberal Trevor Bardens 9,066 14.11 -11.57 45,888.64
Green Rebecca Harrison 3,143 4.89 -3.53 13,040.87
Libertarian Josh Insang 198 0.31 +0.31 0.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 64,237 100.00 +6.69 $102,342.39
Total rejected ballots 244 0.38 +0.07
Turnout 64,481 63.24 +1.78
Eligible voters 101,961   +3.76
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Jim Flaherty 30,704 50.99 +7.13 $ 91,047.86
Liberal Brent Fullard 15,460 25.68 -13.07 77,624.55
New Democratic David Purdy 8,584 14.26 +1.21 4,335.08
Green Doug Anderson 5,067 8.42 +4.82 8,056.85
Christian Heritage Yvonne Forbes 395 0.66   1,744.08
Total valid votes/Expense limit 60,210 100.0   -9.85 $ 97,412.66
Total rejected ballots 190 0.31 -0.04
Turnout 60,400 61.46 -9.14
Electors on the lists 98,270   +3.51
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Jim Flaherty 29,294 43.86 +7.80 $ 88,591.06
Liberal Judi Longfield 25,882 38.75 −6.29 78,783.33
New Democratic Maret Sadem-Thompson 8,716 13.05 −1.00 9,898.30
Green Ajay Krishnan 2,407 3.60 −1.25 238.56
Libertarian Marty Gobin 274 0.41   258.75
Canadian Action Tom Cochrane 217 0.32   120.18
Total valid votes/Expense limit 66,790 100.0   +17.30 $ 88,730.91
Total rejected ballots 237 0.35 −0.14
Turnout 67,027 70.60 +6.52
Electors on the lists 94,938   +6.32
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Judi Longfield 25,649 45.04 $80,842
Conservative Ian MacNeil 20,531 36.06 $30,004
New Democratic Maret Sadem-Thompson 8,002 14.05 $13,477
Green Michael MacDonald 2,759 4.85 $0
Total valid votes 56,941 100.00
Total rejected ballots 283 0.49
Turnout 57,224 64.08
Electors on the lists 89,296
Percentage change figures are factored for redistribution. Conservative Party percentages are contrasted with the combined Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative percentages from 2000.
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Canada Votes 2006: Whitby-Oshawa". CBC. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
  2. ^ Erika Tucker (April 10, 2014). "Jim Flaherty passes away at 64". Global News. Retrieved April 10, 2014.

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