|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|237/237 polls||Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT|
|GRN||George B. Singh||569||
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This riding in northeast Toronto is home to the Rouge Valley, the largest natural park in the Greater Toronto Area.
The riding extends from Steeles Avenue in the north to Sheppard Avenue and Highway 401 in the south. Its western boundary is the CN Rail line, and it stretches east to the city limits.
In the 1999 redistribution, the new Scarborough-Rouge River riding took in nearly all of the existing Scarborough North.
Population: 130,974 (2006 census an increase of 13.5% since 2001)
This riding and the old riding of Scarborough North have been in Liberal hands since 1985. Liberal Bas Balkissoon triumphed over Progressive Conservative Horace Gooden by a massive 17,347-vote margin in 2007. Balkissoon was able to retain his seat in the 2011 election, capturing 15,275 votes, enough to hold of a challenge from NDP candidate Neethan Shan of the NDP (13,130 votes) and Tory candidate Ken Kim (6,836 votes).
Balkissoon was first elected in a November 2005 byelection in which he secured almost 58 per cent of the vote.
His predecessor was Liberal Alvin Curling, who quit in August 2005 to become ambassador to the Dominican Republic.
Curling was elected in 1985 to the old riding of Scarborough North and kept it until 1999. After the 1999 redistribution, Curling continued his winning streak in the new riding of Scarborough-Rouge River.
2011 Provincial Election Results
|GRN||George B. Singh||448||1.23|
- Unemployment Rate
- Home Owners
- Avg Family Income
- Post-Secondary Degree
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census
|Green||George B. Singh|
|None of the Above Party (NOTA)||Amir Khan|