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Brampton West

Brampton West
Ontario electoral district
Brampton West in relation to other Greater Toronto Area electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
Kamal Khera
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Population (2011)[1] 101,762
Electors (2015) 68,796
Area (km²)[1] 61
Pop. density (per km²) 1,668.2
Census divisions Peel
Census subdivisions Brampton
Map of Brampton West

Brampton West (French: Brampton-Ouest) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004. Its population was 170,422 in 2006- making it the most populous riding in Canada.[2]

The district includes the western part of the city of Brampton excluding the neighbourhood of Madoc.

The electoral district was created in 2003: 72.8% of the population of the riding came from Brampton West—Mississauga, and 27.2% from Brampton Centre. As a result of the 2012 electoral redistribution, this riding lost just over half of its territory, mostly to Brampton South, with portions going to Brampton North.

The Toronto Real Estate Board labels this section as "W24" in their studies.[3]

People of Jamaican ethnic origin make up 13.0% of the riding's population, the highest such percentage in Canada.[4]


  • Member of Parliament 1
  • Election results 2
    • 2015 2.1
    • 2011 2.2
    • 2008 2.3
    • 2006 2.4
    • 2004 2.5
  • See also 3
  • References 4
    • Notes 4.1

Member of Parliament

The riding has elected the following Member of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Brampton West
Riding created from Brampton West—Mississauga
and Brampton Centre
38th  2004–2006     Colleen Beaumier Liberal
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011     Andrew Kania Liberal
41st  2011–2015     Kyle Seeback Conservative
42nd  2015–Present     Kamal Khera Liberal

Election results


Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Kamal Khera 24,256 55.9 +19.82
Conservative Ninder Thind 13,068 30.1 -11.92
New Democratic Adaoma Patterson 5,400 12.4 -7.22
Green Karthika Gobinath 674 1.6 +0.02
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,398 100.0     $202,391.14
Total rejected ballots 245
Turnout 43,643
Eligible voters 68,796
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2011 federal election redistributed results[7]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 11,977 42.02
  Liberal 10,285 36.08
  New Democratic 5,594 19.62
  Green 449 1.58
  Others 201 0.71


Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Kyle Seeback 28,320 44.75 +4.9
Liberal Andrew Kania 22,128 34.97 -5.3
New Democratic Jagtar Shergill 11,225 17.74 +4.1
Green Avtaar Soor 1,224 1.93 -4.3
Independent Theodore Koum Njoh 387 0.61
Total valid votes 63,284 100%
Total rejected ballots 400 0.63
Turnout 63,684 55.12
Eligible voters 115,545


Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Andrew Kania 21,746 40.3 -8.8 $101,467
Conservative Kyle Seeback 21,515 39.9 +4.2 $103,283
New Democratic Jagtar Shergill 7,334 13.6 +2.5 $21,521
Green Patti Chemelyk 3,329 6.2 +2.1 $92
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,924 100.0 $103,318
Total rejected ballots 347 0.6
Turnout 54,271

Note: As certified on 5 November 2008 after a recount.

Stéphane Dion makes a speech on October 10, 2008 in Brampton West. Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien was among notable Liberals at this rally; this was his first time campaigning for anyone, since retirement.

The 2008 federal election in this riding featured candidates from the four main national parties. The Greens' Patti Chemelyk is an administrator in the health care industry; Jagtar Shergill of the NDP was a registered insurance broker who had run for the party in 2006 and for Brampton City Council the same year;[8] Conservative Kyle Seeback is a commercial litigation lawyer and former national-level swimmer;[9] and winner Andrew Kania, a Liberal, practiced family law.

Seeback was nominated by the Conservatives in April 2008.[10]

Liberal incumbent Colleen Beaumier announced her retirement from the politics. This left the riding without an incumbent, and the Brampton West Federal Liberal Riding Association without a candidate to run. The hopefuls for the Liberal nomination were Dipika Damerla, Raj Jhajj, and Andrew Kania.[11] Jhajj was the riding president, but stepped down from the position, to be considered.[12] Kania had previously sought the party's nomination in Brampton—Springdale, but then-Prime Minister Paul Martin placed Dr. Ruby Dhalla as the candidate.[12] On September 12, the riding association gathered at the Marriott Courtyard Convention Centre, where Kania's selection was announced.[11][12]

Kania won by a small margin, with the election being one of the last to be called, with Kania not taking the lead until midnight;[10] the election was so tight, The Toronto Star declared Seeback the winner in a published article, latter retracted. The Conservatives won nationally, with the Liberals losing around 20 seats. Kania commented, "I am very thankful to the people of Brampton West for trusting me to represent them in circumstances where the Liberal Party lost about 20 seats. Nobody will work harder, or care more. They will not be disappointed and much good will come from this win."[10] Seeback commented that, "I said it was going to be under a thousand votes; I didn't expect it to be this close, though."[10]

On October 23, 2008, Elections Canada announced that a judicial recount had been granted in Brampton West, under an Ontario Superior Court judge. It is the fifth recount ordered, post-election.[13][14][15]


Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Colleen Beaumier 27,988 49.1 +4.7
Conservative Bal Gosal 20,345 35.7 -4.3
New Democratic Jagtar Singh Shergill 6,310 11.1 +0.6
Green Jaipaul Massey-Singh 2,340 4.1 +0.7
Total valid votes 56,983 100.0


Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Colleen Beaumier 21,254 45.4
Conservative Tony Clement 18,768 40.0
New Democratic Chris Moise 4,920 10.5
Green Sanjeev Goel 1,603 3.4
Independent Tom Bose 371 0.8
Total valid votes 46,916 100.0

See also


  • "(Code 35008) Census Profile".  
  • Riding history from the Library of Parliament
  • 2011 Results from Elections Canada
  • Campaign expense data from Elections Canada


  1. ^ a b Statistics Canada
  2. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and federal electoral districts (2003 Representation Order), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data (sorted by 2006 population)". Federal electoral districts (FEDs) – 2003 Representation Order. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "2Profile of Ethnic Origin and Visible Minorities for Canada, Provinces, Territories and Federal Electoral Districts (2003 Representation Order), 2006 Census". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Brampton West, 30 September 2015
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
  7. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections
  8. ^ "Jagtar Shergill". Ottawa, Ontario: New Democratic Party of Canada. October 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  9. ^ "Meet Kyle". Kyle Seeback Brampton West. Brampton, Ontario: Brampton West Conservative Association. October 2008. Archived from the original on 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Cliffhanger in Brampton West, but Liberals win by a hair". The Brampton Guardian (Brampton, Ontario: Metroland Media Group Ltd.). 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  11. ^ a b "Brampton West Federal Liberal Riding Association". Brampton West Federal Liberal Riding Association. Brampton, Ontario: Brampton West Federal Liberal Riding Association. October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  12. ^ a b c "Andrew Kania will run for Liberals in Brampton West". The Brampton Guardian (Brampton, Ontario: Metroland Media Group Ltd.). 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  13. ^ "Judicial recount ordered in Brampton West". cnews Politics (Canoe, Inc.). The Canadian Press. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  14. ^ "Ont. riding joins 4 others in recounts". (Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  15. ^ Douglas, Pam (2008-10-11). "Judge orders recount in Brampton West riding". The Brampton Guardian (Brampton, Ontario: Metroland Media Group). p. 1. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 

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