Results

VAUGHAN
Party Candidate Votes Status
321/321 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
LIB Steven Del Duca 33,545 Elected
PC Peter Meffe 16,654
NDP Marco Coletta 7,105
GRN Matthew Pankhurst 1,336
LTN Paolo Fabrizio 1,277

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Riding profile

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This riding, located just north of Toronto, extends from Steeles Avenue in the south to King Township in the north. It stretches from the town of Aurora in the northeast to the city of Vaughan in south.

This riding is as diverse as it is large, including bungalows in the northeast section to the multimillion-dollar estates of King Township in the west. It also contains part of the city of Vaughan, including the Italian enclave of Woodbridge.

In the 2007 redistribution, Vaughan was created from parts of Vaughan-King-Aurora. The latter riding was created in 1999 using more than one-third of York Centre and 44 per cent of York-Mackenzie.

Population: 154,206 (2006 census; an increase of 37.6% since 2001)

 

Political history

This is a longtime Liberal riding and they managed to keep it in a 2012 byelection, when Steven Del Duca held off a challenge from Tony Genco of the PCs. The byelection was necessary when former finance minister Greg Sorbara stepped down in August of that year.

Sorbrara held his seat in 2011, beating Genco.

Sorbrara won by a whopping 20,205-vote margin over Progressive Conservative Gayani Weerasinghe in the 2007 election. Sorbara also won convincingly in the 2003 and a 2001 byelection, winning by 15,000 votes and 9,700 votes respectively over Tory candidates.

Sorbara was appointed finance minister from October 2003 to October 2005, when he left cabinet after being accused of involvement in a fraud case.

Sorbara was reinstated as Ontario's finance minister in May 2006 after an Ontario Superior Court judge ordered his name removed from the RCMP search warrant that had implicated him in a major fraud investigation. The judge ruled that the RCMP acted too quickly and did not have adequate information when they added Sorbara's name to the warrants.

2012 Provincial Byelection Results

Party

Candidate

Total votes

%

LIB Steven Del Duca 16,469 51.37
PC Tony Genco 10,674 33.29
NDP Paul Donofrio 3,647 11.38
GRN Paula Conning 564 1.76
LTN Paolo Fabrizio 300 0.94
FCP Bart Wysokinski 144 0.45
IND Stephen Tonner 118 0.37
FP Erin Goodwin 90 0.28
PPP Phil Sarazen 54 0.17

 

Demographics

Unemployment Rate
4.4%
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Seniors
9.88%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
26.84%
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
$111,473
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Immigration
42%
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
32.35%
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

 

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Peter Meffe
Liberal   Steven Del Duca
NDP   Marco Coletta
Green   Matthew Pankhurst
Libertarian    Paolo Fabrizio