Oshawa (provincial electoral district)

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Oshawa
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Oshawa in relation to other Greater Toronto Area districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Jennifer French
New Democratic
First contested 1955
Last contested 2018
Demographics
Population (2016)159,458
Electors (2011)87,638
Area (km²)74
Pop. density (per km²)2,154.8
Census division(s) Durham
Census subdivision(s) Oshawa

Oshawa is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1955.

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History

In 2015 the provincial districts were updated, and Oshawa gained parts of the city which were previously part of the electoral district of Whitby-Oshawa. The 2018 provincial election was the first in which the new borders were used. The new borders include most of the actual city of Oshawa, although it excludes the mostly rural areas from Wards 4, 6, and 7 north of Taunton Road. [1] These northern parts are part of the Durham electoral district.

Previous electoral district of Oshawa, which excluded the north-western parts of the city. Oshawa (riding map).png
Previous electoral district of Oshawa, which excluded the north-western parts of the city.

Previously the district of Oshawa consisted of the southern and eastern parts of the City of Oshawa south and east of a line drawn from west to east along King Street West, north along Oshawa Creek, east along Rossland Road West, north along Simcoe Street North and east along Winchester Road East. The riding includes the communities of Kedron and Taunton and the eastern part of North Oshawa. In 1999, provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings. The federal district was also re-mapped to include the north-western sections.

Demographics

2017 estimates; figures derived from Canada 2016 Census: [2]

Members of Provincial Parliament

Oshawa
AssemblyYearsMemberParty
Riding created from Ontario
25th  1955–1963   T. D. Thomas Co-operative Commonwealth
26th  1959–1963
27th  1963–1967   Albert Walker Progressive Conservative
28th  1967–1971   Cliff Pilkey New Democratic
29th  1971–1975   Charles McIlveen Progressive Conservative
30th  1975–1977   Michael Breaugh New Democratic
31st  1977–1981
32nd  1981–1985
33rd  1985–1987
34th  1987–1990
35th  1990–1995 Allan Pilkey
36th  1995–1999   Jerry Ouellette Progressive Conservative
37th  1999–2003
38th  2003–2007
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2018   Jennifer French New Democratic
42nd  2018–Present

Election results

2018 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Jennifer French 24,30144.88-1.82
Progressive Conservative Bob Chapman22,59441.73+11.20
Liberal Makini Smith4,2787.90-11.12
Green Deborah Ellis1,9573.61-0.14
Libertarian Jeannette Gory5230.96+0.96
None of the Above Cheryl Kelly4900.91+0.91
Total valid votes 54,143100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots5761.06
Turnout54,71954.58
Eligible voters100,254
New Democratic hold Swing +6.61
Source: Elections Ontario [3]
2014 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Jennifer French 22,22746.70+10.52
Progressive Conservative Jerry Ouellette 14,53230.53-11.72
Liberal Esrick Quintyn9,05219.02+1.53
Green Becky Smit1,7853.75+1.13
Total valid votes 47,608100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots6501.37
Turnout48,25850.19
Eligible voters96,154
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +11.12
Source: Elections Ontario [4]
2011 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative Jerry Ouellette 16,71942.25+3.23
New Democratic Mike Shields14,31636.18+3.26
Liberal Jacquie Menezes6,92117.49-3.91
Green Stacey Leadbetter1,0352.62-3.42
Libertarian Matthew Belanger4351.10 
Freedom Ben Fudge1470.37 
Total valid votes 39,573100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots1620.41
Turnout39,73544.26
Eligible voters93,679
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -0.02
Source: Elections Ontario [5]
2007 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative Jerry Ouellette 15,97739.02+1.7
New Democratic Sid Ryan 13,48232.92-1.79
Liberal Faelyne Templer8,76221.40-2.64
Green Alexander Kemp2,4746.04+4.41
Family Coalition Jeffrey Streutker2530.62-0.36
Total valid votes40,948100.0
2003 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative Jerry Ouellette 14,56637.32-9.43
New Democratic Sid Ryan 13,54734.71+12.09
Liberal Chris Topple9,38324.04-4.98
Green Karen Tweedle6361.63 
Freedom Paul McKeever 5181.33 
Family Coalition Dale Chilvers3830.98 
Total valid votes39,033 100.0
1999 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Progressive Conservative Jerry Ouellette 18,91546.75
Liberal Chris Topple11,74029.02
New Democratic Colleen Twomey9,15422.62
Natural Law Garry Kotack6511.61
Total valid votes40,460 100.0

2007 electoral reform referendum

2007 Ontario electoral reform referendum
SideVotes%
First Past the Post25,55964.1
Mixed member proportional14,30535.9
Total valid votes39,864100.0

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References

  1. https://www.oshawa.ca/city-hall/resources/OWBR---2006-Ward-Boundary-Map.pdf
  2. https://www.oshawa.ca/business-and-investment/demographics.asp
  3. "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 December 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  4. "General Election Results by District, 061 Oshawa". Elections Ontario. 2014. Archived from the original on 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  5. "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Oshawa" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2014.

Coordinates: 43°54′03″N78°50′43″W / 43.9009°N 78.8454°W / 43.9009; -78.8454