Riding to Watch: Vancouver Granville BC

Riding to Watch: Vancouver Granville BC


WATCH ABOVE: CPAC’s Ed Watson reports from Vancouver Granville

Can former Liberal justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould can get herself re-elected as an independent?

Wilson-Raybould’s exit from the Liberal party, along with that of her colleague Jane Philpott, was the culmination of the SNC-Lavalin scandal that rocked Parliament Hill and kept Canadians riveted for months.

Taleeb Noormohamed, a hi-tech entrepreneur, is the Liberal candidate this time. Former ministerial aide Zach Segal is the Conservative and climate activist Yvonne Hanson is running for the NDP.

 
IN 2015:

Jody Wilson-Raybould (Liberal) won with 43.9% support — and a 17.1% margin of victory (12,784 votes) over NDP runner-up Mira Oreck.

Vancouver Granville was the 192nd closest race out of all 338 ridings.

Voter turnout was 66.2%.


 
THE RIDING IN NUMBERS (CENSUS 2016):

SIZE: 22.4 km2

POPULATION: 103,456 people in 2016: a change of 3.6% from 2011. The average age is 41.7, with 11.1% age 14 and under and 15.8% 65 and older.

CITIZENSHIP: 85.5% are Canadian citizens. 40.8% are immigrants. 1.5% indicated Aboriginal identity. 47.9% are visible minorities. 46.4% are 1st generation Canadians. 25.6% are 2nd generation. 28.1% are 3rd generation and older.

HOUSING: The average home value in 2016 was $1,724,518. Renters paid an average of $1342 per month, with 7.3% in subsidized housing. 18.5% of dwellings are single-detached houses; 34.1% are condos. 6.1% of all homes were built between 2011 and 2016.

INCOME: Median total income in 2015 was $38,101. 18.6% of people were classified as low-income (after tax) — 20.2% of children and 17.3% of seniors.

IDENTITY: Top reported ethnic origins are Chinese: 32475 / English: 20620 / Scottish: 14960 / Irish: 13565 / Canadian: 12605

IMMIGRATION: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, United Kingdom are the top birth origins for immigrants. China is the top origin for recent immigrants (2011 to 2016).

LANGUAGE: Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino), and Japanese are the most common non-official languages. Official Mother Tongues: 55.1% English and 1.6% French.

EDUCATION: 7.7% have no degree, diploma, or certificate. 48.5% have a university bachelor’s degree or above.

-Compiled by Andrew Thomson