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Cambridge
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Cambridge riding.PNG


Cambridge in relation to other federal electoral districts in southwestern Ontario

Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP       Gary Goodyear
Conservative
District created 1976
First contested 1979
Last contested 2008
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2001) 129,434
Electors (2001) 89,262
Area (km²) 323
Pop. density (per km²) 400.7
Census divisions Waterloo
Census subdivisions Cambridge, North Dumfries

Cambridge is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1979. Its population in 2001 was 119,140.

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Geography

The district consists of the city of Cambridge, Ontario and the Township of North Dumfries, Ontario.

History

The federal electoral district was created in 1976 and consisted of the city of Cambridge and the Township of North Dumfries. In 1987, part of the city of Kitchener was added to the district. In 1996, the boundaries were redrawn again to include a slightly different section of Kitchener. The current boundaries, which are the same as the original definition and contain no parts of Kitchener, were defined in 2003.

Members of Parliament

Parliament Years Member Party
Waterloo—Cambridge prior to 1976
31st 1979-1980     Chris Speyer Progressive Conservative
32nd 1980-1984
33rd 1984-1988
34th 1988-1993     Pat Sobeski Progressive Conservative
35th 1993-1997     Janko Peric Liberal
36th 1997-2000
37th 2000-2004
38th 2004-2006     Gary Goodyear Conservative
39th 2006-2008
40th 2008-
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Federal election results

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Gary Goodyear 24,895 48.6% +4.8% $83,772
     Liberal Gord Zeilstra 11,977 23.4% -10.2% $8,316
     New Democrat Max Lombardi(Wikinews interview) 10,044 19.6% +2.7% $12,035
     Green Scott Cosman 4,279 8.4% +3.2% $1,614
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,195 100% $93,018
Total rejected ballots 217
Turnout 51,412  %
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative (x)Gary Goodyear 25,337 43.8% +5.9%
     Liberal Janko Peric 19,419 33.6% -3.1%
     New Democrat Donna Reid 9,794 16.9% -3.3%
     Green Gareth White 3,017 5.2% +0.2%
     Canadian Action David Pelly 217 0.4%
Total valid votes 57,784 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative Gary Goodyear 19,123 37.9% -6.1%
     (x)Liberal Janko Peric 18,899 36.7% -9.9%
     New Democratic Party Gary Price 10,392 20.2% +11.6%
     Green Gareth White 2,506 5.0%
     Christian Heritage Party John Gots 395 0.8% +0.5%
     Independent John Oprea 134 0.3%
     Independent Alec Gryc 114 0.2%
Total valid votes 51,563 100.0%

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Janko Peric 22,148 46.6% +9.9%
     Canadian Alliance Reg Petersen 14,915 31.4% +9.0%
     Progressive Conservative John Housser 5,988 12.6% -6.7%
     New Democrat Pam Wolf 4,111 8.6% -11.8%
     Natural Law Thomas Mitchell 210 0.4%
     Not affiliated John Gots 160 0.3%
Total valid votes 47,532 100.0%

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Janko Peric 17,673 36.7% -2.4%
     Reform Bill Donaldson 10,767 22.4% -11.3%
     New Democrat Mike Farnan 9,813 20.4% +15.1%
     Progressive Conservative Larry Olney 9,299 19.3% +2.0%
     Independent John Long 311 0.6%
     Independent Jim Remnant 237 0.5%
Total valid votes 48,100 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Janko Peric 21,997 39.1% +12.3%
     Reform Reg Petersen 18,932 33.7%
     Progressive Conservative Pat Sobeski 9,776 17.4% -23.0%
     New Democrat Bill McBain 2,962 5.3% -22.8%
     National Ron Cooper 1,804 3.2%
     Christian Heritage Michael Picard 407 0.7% -3.8%
     Natural Law Thomas Mitchell 370 0.7%
Total valid votes 56,248 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Pat Sobeski 20,578 40.4% -20.2%
     New Democrat Bruce Davidson 14,298 28.1% +3.9%
     Liberal Ron Cooper 13,639 26.8% +12.1%
     Christian Heritage Rien Vanden Enden 2,305 4.5%
     Independent Shafiq Hudda 141 0.3%
Total valid votes 50,961 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Chris Speyer 22,963 60.6% +21.2%
     New Democrat Bill McBain 9,171 24.2% -7.0%
     Liberal Lyn Johnston 5,545 14.6% -14.3%
     Rhino John Jagiellowicz 103 0.3%
     Commonwealth Peter Harz 112 0.3%
Total valid votes 37,894 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Chris Speyer 14,314 39.4% -4.2%
     New Democrat Mike Farnan 11,346 31.2% +1.7%
     Liberal David Charlton 10,531 29.0% +2.6%
     Social Credit Regent Gervais 103 0.3% -0.1%
     Marxist-Leninist Anna Di Carlo 82 0.2% 0.0%
Total valid votes 36,376 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Chris Speyer 16,337 43.5%
     New Democrat Marc Sommerville 11,085 29.5%
     Liberal Lee Palvetzian 9,903 26.4%
     Social Credit Regent Gervais 150 0.4%
     Marxist-Leninist Anna Di Carlo 78 0.2%
Total valid votes 37,553 100.0%

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