Cape Breton—Canso

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Cape Breton—Canso
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg Nova Scotia electoral district
Cape Breton-Canso.png
Cape Breton—Canso in relation to the other Nova Scotia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Rodger Cuzner
Liberal
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 68,435
Electors (2011) 57,753
Area (km²)[1] 8,225.84
Pop. density (per km²) 8.3
Census subdivisions Cape Breton, Guysborough, Port Hawkesbury

Cape Breton—Canso is a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. Its population in 2001 was 75,221. It is the successor to Bras d'Or (later known as Bras d'Or—Cape Breton, which was represented in the House of Commons from 1997 to 2004.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 75,221 —    
2006 71,968 −4.3%
2011 68,435 −4.9%

From the 2006 census [2]

Ethnic groups:

Languages:

Religions:

Education:

  • No certificate, diploma or degree: 32.1%
  • High school certificate: 22.0%
  • Apprenticeship or trade certificate or diploma: 14.5%
  • Community college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma: 16.4%
  • University certificate or diploma: 14.8%

Median Age:

  • 45.5

Median total income:

  • $20,392

Average total income:

  • $26,406

Median household income:

  • $42,853

Average household income:

  • $51,812

Median family income:

  • $52,692

Average family income:

  • $60,211

Unemployment:

  • 15.8%

Geography[edit]

The district includes eastern Guysborough County, and the western, southern and eastern coasts of Cape Breton Island. Communities include Glace Bay, Louisbourg, Inverness, Cheticamp, St. Peters, Port Hawkesbury, Mulgrave, Guysborough, Dominion and Canso. The area is 9,438 km2.

Political geography[edit]

In 2008, the Liberals won most of their support on Cape Breton Island, whereas the mainland portion of the riding voted Conservative with a few Liberal and NDP pockets The Conservatives and the NDP both won a small handful of polls on the island, and the Greens won a poll containing Judique. [1]

History[edit]

The riding of Bras d'Or was created in 1996 from parts of Cape Breton Highlands—Canso and Cape Breton—East Richmond ridings.

Bras d'Or was renamed "Bras d'Or—Cape Breton" in 1998. It was abolished in 2003. Most of its territory (except for the community of Sydney River) was incorporated into a new riding called "Cape Breton—Canso", and it also added a portion of Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough on the mainland.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Cape Breton Highlands—Canso, Cape Breton—East Richmond prior to 1997
Bras d'Or
36th 1997–2000     Michelle Dockrill New Democratic
Bras d'Or—Cape Breton
37th 2000–2004     Rodger Cuzner Liberal
Cape Breton—Canso
38th 2004–2006     Rodger Cuzner Liberal
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present

Election results[edit]

Cape Breton–Canso[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Rodger Cuzner 16,478 46.45 -1.61
Conservative Clarence Derrick Kennedy 10,873 30.65 +7.10
New Democratic Marney Simmons 6,984 19.69 -1.41
Green Glen Carabin 1,141 3.22 -4.06
Total valid votes/Expense limit 35,476 100.00
Total rejected ballots 336 0.94
Turnout 35,812 62.79
Eligible voters 57,033
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Rodger Cuzner 17,444 48.06 -5.00 $35,546
Conservative Allan Murphy 8,549 23.55 -0.57 $51,512
New Democratic Mark MacNeill 7,659 21.10 +1.03 $6,482
Green Dwayne MacEachern 2,642 7.28 +4.54 $3,315
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,294 100.00 $80,776
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Rodger Cuzner 21,428 53.06 -0.20
Conservative Kenzie MacNeil 9,741 24.12 +3.88
New Democratic Hector Morrison 8,106 20.07 -4.25
Green Rob Hines 1,106 2.74 +0.57
Total valid votes 40,381 100.00
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Rodger Cuzner 20,139 53.26 -0.29
New Democratic Shirley Hartery 9,197 24.32 +5.46
Conservative Kenzie MacNeil 7,654 20.24 -5.05
Green Seumas Gibson 820 2.17
Total valid votes 37,810 100.00

Change from 2000 is based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.

Bras d'Or–Cape Breton[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Rodger Cuzner 20,815 54.85 +16.41
Progressive Conservative Alfie MacLeod 8,114 21.38 +1.12
New Democratic Michelle Dockrill 7,537 19.86 -21.44
Alliance John Currie 1,483 3.91
Total valid votes 37,949 100.00

Bras d'Or[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Michelle Dockrill 17,575 41.30
Liberal David Dingwall 16,358 38.44
Progressive Conservative Frank Crowdis 8,620 20.26
Total valid votes 42,553 100.00

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