Markham - Unionville

Markham - Unionville

Riding Info

This ethnically diverse southern Ontario riding contains part of the town of Markham.

The riding stretches from Steeles Avenue East in the south to 16th Avenue, McCowan Road and Highway 7 in the north and lies between Highway 404 and 9th Line.

Markham-Unionville was created in 2004 when the eastern boundary of the former Markham riding moved west to Ninth Line. In the 1996 redistribution, the riding of Markham-Whitchurch-Stouffville was divided into three ridings, including Markham. Markham-Whitchurch-Stouffville was created in the 1986 redistribution from 53 per cent of York North and 12 per cent of York-Peel.

Population: 127,191 (2006 census; an increase of 13.5% since 2001)

Political History

Liberal John McCallum is serving his fourth term. In the 2008 election ,he held the seat with a win over Conservative Duncan Fletcher by 11,340 votes. In 2006, McCallum received 61 per cent of the vote and gained a substantial win over Conservative Joe Li.

In 2004, McCallum won two-thirds of the vote when he faced Li for the first time. McCallum was named minister of national defence in 2002 and minister of veteran's affairs in 2003. He became minister of national revenue in 2004.

In 1997, Tory Jim Jones was elected in Markham, but he was excluded from the PC caucus in 2000 and joined the Canadian Alliance. McCallum defeated him in 2000.

Liberal Jag Bhaduria was elected in 1993 but left the Liberal caucus to sit as an Independent in 1994. Party officials had challenged the initials he used after his name, which appeared to indicate he was a lawyer. Bhaduria said he never claimed to be lawyer.

Markham-Whitchurch-Stouffville:

  • 1988 - PC
  • 1993 - LIB

Markham:

  • 1997 - PC
  • 2000 - LIB

Markham-Unionville:

  • 2004, 2006, 2008 - LIB

 

Return to riding menu

Demographics

 

Return to riding menu

Candidate Info

We'll be updating these info pages as the campaign progresses. If you have any corrections, suggestions or new information to pass on, please email us.

CON – Bob Saroya

GRN – Adam Poon

LIB – John McCallum

LTN – Allen Small

NDP – Nadine Marie Hawkins

 

Bob Saroya

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

 

 

Contact Information:

Website

 

Marital Status:

Married to Roopa

Children:

Three - Rohin, Tarun and Shalin

Profession:

Businessperson

Political Career:

FEDERAL:  Defeated in Etobicoke North in 2008

Return to candidate listing

 

Adam Poon

Party: Green Party of Canada

 

 

Contact Information:

Website

Email

 

Birthplace:

Hong Kong

Profession:

Engineer

Education:

National Taiwan University - B.Sc. in mechanical engineering

Return to candidate listing

 

John McCallum

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

 

 

Contact Information:

Website

Twitter

Facebook

 

Age:

61

Birthplace:

Montreal

Marital Status:

Married to Nancy Lim

Children:

Three sons

Profession:

Economist

Education:

BA from Cambridge University in 1971

Diplôme d'études supérieures from Université de Paris in 1973

PhD in economics from McGill University in 1977.

Political Career:

FEDERAL: Elected in Markham in 2000. Won in Markham-Unionville in 2004, 2006, 2008

Return to candidate listing

 

Allen Small

Party: Libertarian Party

 

 

Contact Information:

Website

905-477-4357

 

Political Career:

FEDERAL:  Defeated in Markham-Unionville in 2008

Return to candidate listing

 

Nadine Marie Hawkins

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada

 

 

Contact Information:

 

 

Profession:

Businessperson

Education:

Honours degree in business administration from Brock University

Political Career:

FEDERAL:  Defeated in Markham-Unionville in 2008

Return to candidate listing

 

Return to riding menu