BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Comox Valley

Don McRae BC Liberal

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 172 of 172
Candidate Votes Popular
Don McRae BC Liberal
12817 44.69%
Kassandra Dycke BC NDP
11024 38.44%
Chris Aikman BC Green
3292 11.48%
Diane Hoffmann BC Conservative
1548 5.40%

At a glance

BC Liberal and current Education Minister Don McRae took the central-east district of Vancouver Island's Comox Valley in 2009 with 47.3 per cent of the vote, after narrowly beating the BC NDP's Leslie McNabb who earned 42.6 per cent. The past two B.C. elections (2009 and 2005) in this district have been excitingly close between the two major provincial parties.

This election, McRae will attempt to defend his district from BC NDP candidate Kassandra Dycke, a deployment services coordinator at the Comox Military Family Resource Centre.

Chris Aikman, the BC Green candidate for the district, spent three decades on Little Saanich Mountain working as an astrophysicist for the National Research Council of Canada. He's since worked briefly for the Provincial Ministry of Health on seniors' housing.

Diane Hoffman is the BC Conservative candidate. Hoffman has a PhD in theology and has worked in small business and project management for 30 years.

Did you know?

BC Liberal Don McRae was a member of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, which introduced the HST. His district ultimately opposed the tax in the 2011 referendum.

No man is an island, yet the island can be a lonely place to be. In 2006, Comox Valley was in the top 10 districts with the highest divorce rates. About 15 per cent of census respondents recorded divorces (the provincial average is 11.6). Six of the other 10 districts are island-based.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 60.9%)
Candidate Votes %
Don McRae BC Liberal 13886 47.3%
Leslie McNabb BC NDP 12508 42.6%
Hazel Lennox BC Green 2577 8.8%
Paula Berard BC Refederation 266 0.9%

2005 Winner: Stan Hagen BC Liberal

2001 Winner: Stan Hagen BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Comox Valley

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 20% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 41% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 9% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 French: 0.9%, Chinese (all): 0.5%, German: 0.4% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $59,493 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 78/22 70/30

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