Results

BRANT
Party Candidate Votes Status
256/256 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
LIB Dave Levac 19,346 Elected
PC Phil Gillies 16,041
NDP Alex Felsky 13,992
GRN Ken Burns 2,095
LTN Rob Ferguson 374
FP Brittni Mitchell 179
PPO John Turmel 61

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Riding profile

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This southwestern Ontario riding is located west of Hamilton and encompasses the city of Brantford, the rural municipalities of Paris and St. George, and the townships of Brantford and South Dumfries. The Six Nations and New Credit reserves are contained in the riding.

Created in 1999, this new riding absorbed the former Brantford riding as well as 30 per cent of the rural fringes of the city (which were in Brant-Haldimand).

Population: 125,136 (2006 census; an increase of 5.5% since 2001)

Political history

This riding has swung back and forth across the political spectrum since the 1970s. From 1975 to 1981, the Brantford riding was held by the NDP. Progressive Conservative candidate Phil Gillies won the riding in 1981 and went on to hold cabinet positions under Bill Davis. In 1987, the Liberals won, only to have the riding return to the NDP in 1990. The PCs under Mike Harris regained the seat in 1995.

Liberal Dave Levac won a narrow victory in 1999, beating PC Alayne Sokoloski despite a strong majority win for Harris's PC government. Levac beat Sokoloski in 2003 by a massive 10,618-vote margin.

Levac prevailed again in 2007, beating PC Daniel McCreary by 9,698 votes.

Levac was elected for a third time in 2011, beating PC Michael St. Amant by 1,046 votes.

2011 Provincial Election Results

Party

Candidate

Total votes

%

LIB Dave Levac 16,807 37.04
PC Michael St. Amant 15,761 34.74
NDP Brian Van Tilborg 10,948 24.13
GRN Ken Burns 957 2.11
IND Martin Sitko 244 0.54
FCP Daniel Hockley 237 0.52
LTN Rob Ferguson 193 0.43
FP Dustin Jenner 136 0.30
PPO John Turmel 87 0.19

 

Demographics

Unemployment Rate
6%
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Seniors
14.54%
Provincial 13.565
National 13.71
Home Owners
28.33%
Provincial 26.615
National 26.925
Avg Family Income
$78,589
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Immigration
13%
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
27.63%
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

 

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Phil Gillies
Liberal   Dave Levac
NDP   Alex Felsky
Green   Ken Burns
Libertarian   Rob Ferguson
Freedom Party of Ontario   Brittni Mitchell
Paupers    John Turmel