Results

PICKERING-SCARBOROUGH EAST
Party Candidate Votes Status
193/193 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
LIB Tracy MacCharles 23,128 Elected
PC Kevin Gaudet 12,623
NDP Eileen Higdon 6,599
GRN Anthony Navarro 1,548
LTN Scott Hoefig 590
FP Matt Oliver 192

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Riding profile

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This Toronto area riding contains part of the former city of Scarborough and part of Pickering. It runs from Lake Ontario in the south to Finch Avenue and Finch Avenue East in the north, between Valley Farm Road, Highway 401 and Brock Road in the east and Meadowvale Road, Sheppard Avenue East, Morningside Avenue and Highland Creek in the west.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge combined 18 per cent of Durham-York with 70 per cent of Durham West.

The 2007 redistribution added 42 per cent of Scarborough East to the renamed Pickering-Scarborough East riding.

Population: 107,910 (2011 census; an increase of 1.2% since 2006)

Political history

Liberal Wayne Arthurs held the seat for the Liberals from 2003 till his retirement in 2011. Tracy MacCharles carried the seat for the Liberals that election, beating the PCs Kevin Gaudet by more than 5,000 votes.

Arthurs beat Progressive Conservative Diana Hall by 6,878 votes in the 2007 election, and beat former Tory cabinet minister Janet Ecker by 1,011 votes in the 2003 election. Ecker beat Liberal Dave Ryan in 1999, and was first elected in 1995 in the old riding of Durham West, when she defeated New Democrat Jim Wiseman.

From 1971 to 1985, Scarborough East was the home riding of Tory Margaret Birch, who became Ontario's first female cabinet minister in 1972. Liberal Ed Fulton won the seat in 1985 and 1987, but lost it to the NDP's Robert Frankford in 1990.

Frankford was defeated in 1995 by Tory Steve Gilchrist, who was re-elected in 1999 and 2003. Liberal Mary Anne Chambers ousted Gilchrist in 2003, winning by 7,430 votes.

2011 Provincial Election Results

Party

Candidate

Total votes

%

LIB Tracy MacCharles 18,134 46.57
PC Kevin Gaudet 13,010 33.41
NDP Nerissa Cariño 6,433 16.52
GRN Kevin Smith 1,092 2.80
LTN Heath Thomas 269 0.69

 

Demographics

Unemployment Rate
6.7%
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Seniors
10.31%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
28.59%
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
$105,416
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Immigration
36%
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
37.16%
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Kevin Gaudet
Liberal   Tracy MacCharles
NDP   Eileen Higdon
Green   Anthony Navarro
Libertarian    Scott Hoefig
Freedom Party of Ontario    Matt Oliver