A snapshot of the riding of Sarnia-Lambton

Journal Staff

The riding of Sarnia-Lambton is home to 105,337 residents, with 85,266 voters eligible to cast ballots by Sept. 20.

Immigrants make up more than 10% of the population, and Dutch and Italian are the most common non-official languages, according to 2016 census data.

The riding includes the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, which has about 2,400 members, including 850 living on reserve.

The average age is 43.7 years, which is 2.7 years older than the provincial average.

Households in Sarnia-Lambton average 2.3 people, and the median household income was $71,267 in 2015.

The riding has voted Conservative since 2006, with two-term incumbent Marilyn Gladu taking over from Pat Davidson in 2015.

In the last election, in 2019, Gladu took 49% of the vote. NDP runner-up Adam Kilner had 22% and Liberal candidate Carmen Lemieux 21%.

The Green’s Party’s Peter Smith received 4% of the vote, Brian Everaert of the People’s Party had 3%, and Thomas Laird of Christian Heritage had less than 1%.

In the coming weeks, watch The Journal for a Q&A on the issues and personal profiles of the current candidates: Stefanie Bunko (Green Party); Brian Everaert (People’s Party); Marilyn Gladu (Conservative); Adam Kilner (NDP); and Lois Nantais (Liberal).