Antigonish (electoral district)

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For the provincial riding, see Antigonish (provincial electoral district).

Antigonish was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1917. It was created in the British North America Act in 1867. The federal riding was dissolved in 1914 into the riding of Antigonish—Guysborough. It consisted of the County of Antigonish.

Members of Parliament[edit]

  1. Hugh McDonald, Anti-Confederate/Liberal-Conservative (1867–1873)
  2. Angus McIsaac, Liberal (1873–1885)
  3. Sir John Sparrow David Thompson, Liberal-Conservative (1885–1894)
  4. Colin Francis McIsaac, Liberal (1895–1905)
  5. William Chisholm, Liberal (1905–1917)

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Anti-Confederation Hugh McDonald 1,238
Conservative William A. Henry 390
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Hugh McDonald acclaimed
By-election on 7 July 1873

On Mr. McDonald being appointed Minister of Militia and Defence, 1 July 1873

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Hugh McDonald acclaimed
By-election on 20 December 1873

On Mr. McDonald being appointed Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, 5 November 1873

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Angus McIsaac acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Angus McIsaac acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Angus McIsaac 833
Unknown Charles B. Whidden 702
Unknown John J. McKinnon 315
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Angus McIsaac 1,068
Unknown Charles B. Whidden 735
By-election on 16 October 1885

On Mr. McIsaac being appointed County Court Judge for District No. 6, 24 September 1885

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John Sparrow David Thompson 1,020
Independent Conservative Alexander McIntosh 792
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John Sparrow David Thompson 1,247
Liberal Angus McGillivray 1,207
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John Sparrow David Thompson 1,346
Unknown Angus McGillivray 1,119
By-election on 17 April 1895

On Mr. Thompson's death, 12 December 1894

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Colin Francis McIsaac acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Colin Francis McIsaac 1,341
Conservative J.A. Chisholm 1,224
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Colin Francis McIsaac 1,403
Conservative E. Lavin Girroir 1,137
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Colin Francis McIsaac 1,619
Conservative Hugh Cameron 810
By-election on 22 November 1905

On Mr. McIsaac being appointed Railway Commissioner, 3 July 1905

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Chisholm 1,325
Conservative E. Lavin Girroir 1,090
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Chisholm 1,291
Conservative E. Lavin Girroir 1,271
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Chisholm 1,468
Conservative John J. Cameron 987

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