Jody Wilson-Raybould has won re-election as an Independent candidate in her riding of Vancouver Granville in the 2019 federal election.
The former attorney general had already had a profound impact on the federal election without a single vote being cast. The unfolding scandal around her demotion in cabinet, pressure from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the SNC Lavalin affair and her removal as a Liberal candidate led to questions over Trudeau’s integrity.
Wilson-Raybould finished with 32.3 per cent of the vote.
The Liberals ended up placing second with candidate Taleeb Noormohamed, who had 26.6 per cent of the vote. Conservative candidate Zach Segal came in third with 22.1 per cent. NDP candidate Yvonne Hanson and Green hopeful Louise Boutin in third and fourth place, respectively.
Four years ago it was a much different story. Vancouver Granville was a brand new riding and was seen as a three-way race between the Conservatives, Liberals and NDP. But when all the votes were cast, Wilson-Raybould came out with a decisive victory, collecting 23,643 votes (43.9 per cent). New Democrat Mira Oreck finished second with 14,462 votes (26.9 per cent), just ahead of Conservative Erinn Broshko with 14,028 votes (26.1 per cent).
Independent: Jody Wilson-Raybould
Liberal: Taleeb Noormohamed
Conservative: Zach Segal
NDP: Yvonne Hanson
Green: Louise Boutin
People’s Party of Canada: Naomi Chocyk
Rhinoceros: John Turner
The riding covers a huge stretch on Vancouver north to south from Second, Fourth and Sixth avenues to the Fraser River. From the Fraser River to 41 Avenue, the riding is bordered by West Boulevard on the west and Cambie on the east. From 41 Avenue north to Second, Fourth and Sixth avenues the riding is bordered by Arbutus Street on the west and Cambie or Ontario Street on the east.
European: 53,165, 52.1 per cent
Chinese: 32,015, 31.4 per cent
Filipino: 3,740, 3.7 per cent
South Asian: 3,330, 3.3 per cent