Results

WHITBY-OSHAWA
Party Candidate Votes Status
279/279 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
PC Christine Elliott 23,985 Elected
LIB Ajay Krishnan 18,488
NDP Ryan Kelly 13,662
GRN Stacey Leadbetter 2,534
FP Douglas Thom 326

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Riding profile

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This middle- to upper-class riding runs along the shore of Lake Ontario within easy commuting distance of Toronto.

It includes all of the town of Whitby, plus the northwest section of Oshawa.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Whitby-Ajax combined two-thirds of Durham Centre with nearly one-third of Durham West and a small part of Durham East. The 2007 redistribution removed all the territory from Ajax while adding 20 per cent of the Oshawa riding and three per cent of Durham.

Population: 135,893 (2006 census; an increase of 20.5% since 2001)

Political history

In 2011 Progressive Conservative Christine Elliott beat Liberal Elizabeth Roy.

Elliott beat Liberal Laura Hammer by 4,134 votes in the 2007 election. She beat out Liberal Judi Longfield by 1,314 votes in a 2006 byelection in the old riding of Whitby-Oshawa.

The byelection was called after Elliott's husband, PC Jim Flaherty, gave up his seat in order to run in the federal Whitby-Oshawa riding. He won and was named finance minister under Stephen Harper.

Flaherty was first elected in 1995 in the old riding of Durham Centre and served as finance minister and deputy premier under Mike Harris.

After redistribution in 1999, Flaherty won in the newly created riding of Whitby-Ajax. He kept the seat in 2003, beating Liberal Aldo DiGiovanni by more than 11,000 votes.

2011 Provincial Election Results

Party

Candidate

Total votes

%

PC Christine Elliott 24,500 48.255
LIB Elizabeth Roy 16,934 33.35
NDP Maret Sadem-Thompson 7,815 15.39
GRN Bradley Gibson 1,159 2.28
PSN Dan King 213 0.42
FP Douglas Thom 160 0.32

 

Demographics

Unemployment Rate
5.8%
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Seniors
10.24%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
28.49%
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
$103,694
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Immigration
20%
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
35.10%
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Christine Elliott
Liberal   Ajay Krishnan
NDP   Ryan Kelly
Green   Stacey Leadbetter
Freedom Party of Ontario    Douglas Thom