Thornhill (electoral district)

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Thornhill
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Thornhill 2015.svg
Thornhill in relation to other Greater Toronto ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Peter Kent
Conservative
District created1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2019
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2016) [1] 112,719
Electors (2015)80,288
Area (km²) [1] 62.90
Pop. density (per km²)1,792
Census divisions York
Census subdivisions Markham, Vaughan
Thornhill 2003 to 2015 Thornhill, riding.png
Thornhill 2003 to 2015
Map of Thornhill riding (2003 boundaries) Thornhill (riding map).png
Map of Thornhill riding (2003 boundaries)

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

Contents

It covers the Thornhill neighbourhood, which is split between Vaughan and Markham, and was created in 1996 from parts of Markham—Whitchurch—Stouffville and York North ridings.

It consists of the part of the city of Vaughan that is east of Highway 400 and south of Rutherford Road, and the part of the city of Markham west of Bayview Avenue.

It is one of only two ridings in Canada with a Jewish plurality (the other being Mount Royal in Montreal, Quebec), with 32.8% of the population identifying as Jewish, the highest in Canada. [2] Thornhill also has the highest percentage of Russians (12.9%) of all Canadian ridings (implying the presence of a strong community of Russian Jews [3] ).

The Thornhill riding has the highest percentage of population with an educational attainment of "University certificate or diploma above bachelor level" (i.e. above-bachelor-level certificate or diploma other than doctorate, master, or medicine etc. degrees) with 5.0%. [4]

The riding lost all of its territory east of Bayview Avenue to Markham—Thornhill, and gained a small fraction from York Centre in the 2012 redistribution.

Demographics

According to the Canada 2011 Census ; 2013 representation [5] [6]

Ethnic groups: 68.2% White, 7.6% Chinese, 6.5% South Asian, 4.6% Filipino, 3.7% Korean, 3.3% West Asian, 1.9% Black, 1.1% Southeast Asian
Languages: 49.9% English, 13.0% Russian, 6.2% Chinese, 3.1% Persian, 3.2% Korean, 3.7% Hebrew, 3.0% Italian, 2.2% Tagalog, 1.7% Spanish 1.4% French, 1.0% Gujarati
Religions: 37.5% Christian (18.8% Catholic, 6.2% Christian Orthodox, 2.0% Presbyterian, 1.6% Anglican, 1.5% United Church, 7.3% Other Christian), 37.1% Jewish, 4.3% Muslim, 3.4% Hindu, 2.0% Buddhist, 14.7% None.
Median income: $30,798 (2010)
Average income: $47,097 (2010)

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

ParliamentYearsMemberParty
Thornhill
Riding created from Markham—Whitchurch—Stouffville
and York North
36th  1997–2000   Elinor Caplan Liberal
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006 Susan Kadis
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011   Peter Kent Conservative
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–2019
43rd  2019–present

Election results

2019 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Conservative Peter Kent 29,18754.6-3.9
Liberal Gary Gladstone18,94635.4+1.6
New Democratic Sara Petrucci3,4696.5+1.3
Green Josh Rachlis1,6003.00+1.8
Rhinoceros Nathan Bregman2170.41-
Canada's Fourth FrontWaseem Malik770.1-
Total valid votes/Expense limit53,496100.0
Total rejected ballots583
Turnout54,07963.8
Eligible voters84,808
Source: Elections Canada [7] [8]
2015 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Conservative Peter Kent 31,91158.60-4.59$123,230.74
Liberal Nancy Coldham18,39533.80+11.31$55,910.58
New Democratic Lorne Cherry2,8145.20-6.29$6,832.09
Green Josh Rachlis6271.20-1.28
Libertarian Gene Balfour5871.10$202.00
SeniorsMargaret Leigh Fairbairn1570.30$4,584.13
Total valid votes/Expense limit54,491100.0   $216,565.52
Total rejected ballots324
Turnout67.20
Eligible voters81,106
Source: Elections Canada [9] [10]
2011 federal election redistributed results [11]
PartyVote%
  Conservative 29,14063.19
  Liberal 10,37322.49
  New Democratic 5,29911.49
  Green 1,1422.48
 Others1600.35
2011 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Conservative Peter Kent 36,62961.38+12.37$85,817.95
Liberal Karen Mock 14,12523.67-15.76$89,258.36
New Democratic Simon Strelchik7,14111.97+5.35$5,397.91
Green Norbert Koehl1,5622.62-2.32$11,470.40
Animal Alliance Liz White 2150.36$7,002.05
Total valid votes/Expense limit59,672 100.00$99,784.20
Total rejected ballots275 0.46
Turnout59,947 60.98
Eligible voters 98,312
2008 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Conservative Peter Kent 26,66049.01+15.30$91,400
Liberal Susan Kadis 21,44839.43-13.67$62,484
New Democratic Simon Strelchik3,6016.62-1.19$4,835
Green Norbert Koehl2,6864.94+1.51$7,314
Total valid votes/Expense limit54,395100.00 $95,547
2006 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Susan Kadis 29,93453.10-1.48
Conservative Anthony Reale19,00533.71-0.75
New Democratic Simon Strelchik4,4057.81+0.83
Green Lloyd Helferty1,9343.43+0.35
Progressive Canadian Mark Abramowitz1,0941.94
Total valid votes 56,372100.00

Source: CBC Ridings Results

2004 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Susan Kadis 28,70954.58-10.01
Conservative Josh Cooper18,12534.46+3.58
New Democratic Rick Morelli3,6716.98+3.05
Green Lloyd Helferty1,6223.08
Independent Benjamin Fitzerman2410.46
Independent Simion Iron2330.44
Total valid votes 52,601100.00

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

2000 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Elinor Caplan 27,15264.59+5.59
Alliance Robert Goldin6,64315.80+7.91
Progressive Conservative Lou Watson6,33815.08-11.31
New Democratic Nathan Rotman1,6533.93-0.67
Canadian Action Art Jaszczyk2540.60
Total valid votes42,040 100.00

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

1997 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Liberal Elinor Caplan 25,74759.00
Progressive Conservative Bill Fisch11,51726.39
Reform Aurel David3,4417.89
New Democratic Helen Breslauer2,0084.60
Independent Rick Levine3030.69
Natural Law Linda Martin2610.60
Independent Sid Soban2380.55
Independent Shel Bergson1240.28
Total valid votes43,639 100.00

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References

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  2. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED&Code1=35089&Data=Count&SearchText=Thornhill&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1
  3. http://www2.kolel.org/home.do;jsessionid=382A7EA91B61739609208258AB0A89AF?ch=events&state=organizationSearch&Submit=show&organization=1761
  4. "2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations | Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (14), Location of Study (5), Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs, 2000 (14), Age Groups (10A) and Sex (3) for the Population 15 Years and Over of Canada, Provinces, Territories and Federal Electoral Districts (2003 Representation Order), 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data". 2.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
  5. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=35104&Data=Count&SearchText=Thornhill&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1
  6. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=35104&Data=Count&SearchText=Thornhill&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1#tabs2
  7. "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  8. "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  9. Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Thornhill, 30 September 2015
  10. Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
  11. Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections

Sources

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