Cape Breton South (federal electoral district)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Cape Breton South was a federal electoral district in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1911 and from 1925 to 1968.

History[edit]

This riding was created in 1903 from Cape Breton riding. It consisted of the southern part of the county of Cape Breton, i.e., the districts of Balls Creek Bateston, Big Pond, Bridgeport, Catalone, Dominion No. 1 and Reverse Mines, Fast Bay (South), Gabarus, Grand Mira, Hillside, Loch Lomond, Louisbourg, Main-à-Dieu, Port Morien, Sydney Forks, Trout Creek, Victoria Mines and Lingan, and the towns of Glace Bay, Louisbourg and Sydney.

It was abolished in 1914 when it was merged into Cape Breton South and Richmond.

It was created again in 1924 from Cape Breton South and Richmond. The new riding consisted of the part of the County of Cape Breton not included in the electoral district of Cape Breton North-Victoria and lying north of a line described as commencing in Mira Bay and following the Mira River and Mira Lake to Marion Bridge, the Mira Road to the Morley Road, the Morley Road to the main road between St. Peters and Sydney, that road to the road leading to East Bay and Gillisville, and that road to the waters of East Bay.

It 1933, it was redefined to consist of the part of the county of Cape Breton contained in the municipal districts of Dominion No. 6 (No. 11), Hillside (No. 3), Lingan (No. 20), Port-Morien (No. 12), Reserve Mines (No. 1) and South Forks (No. 18), and including the city of Sydney and the towns of Glace Bay, New Waterford and Dominion. In 1947, it was redefined to exclude Hillside and South Forks.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Cape Breton—East Richmond and Cape Breton—The Sydneys ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

1904-1911

  1. Alexander Johnston, Liberal (1904–1908)
  2. James William Maddin, Liberal-Conservative (1908–1911)
  3. William F. Carroll, Liberal (1911–1917)

1925-1968

  1. Finlay MacDonald, Conservative (1925–1935)
  2. David James Hartigan, Liberal (1935–1940)
  3. Clarence Gillis, Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (1940–1957)
  4. Donald MacInnis, Progressive Conservative (1957–1962)
  5. Malcolm Vic MacInnis, New Democratic Party (1962–1963)
  6. Donald MacInnis, Progressive Conservative (1963–1968)

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alexander Johnston 3,459
Conservative William McKay 3,154
Labour S.B. McNeil 869
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative James William Maddin 5,048
Liberal Alexander Johnston 4,823
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William F. Carroll 5,069
Liberal James William Maddin 4,965
Independent Alexander McKinnon 223
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Finlay MacDonald 9,551
Liberal Laughlin Daniel Currie 4,510
Labour James Bryson MacLachlan 3,617
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Finlay MacDonald 8,924
Labour Daniel W. Morrison 6,412
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Finlay MacDonald 15,886
Liberal Daniel Alexander Cameron 9,268
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal David James Hartigan 10,409
Conservative Finlay MacDonald 7,355
Communist (historical) James Bryson McLachlan 5,365
Reconstruction Dan William Morrison 5,008
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Clarence Gillis 11,582
Liberal David James Hartigan 11,364
National Government Joseph Clyde Nunn 9,719
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Clarence Gillis 16,575
Liberal David James Hartigan 10,529
Progressive Conservative Donald Joseph Buckley 7,343
Labor–Progressive James Madden 917
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Clarence Gillis 15,057
Liberal George Benjamin Slaven 12,608
Progressive Conservative Perry Lewis Cadegan 5,618
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Clarence Gillis 14,971
Liberal Leo McIntyre 10,151
Progressive Conservative Layton Fergusson 4,726
Labor–Progressive Ronald George MacEachern 794
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Donald MacInnis 14,894
Liberal Leo McIntyre 11,539
Co-operative Commonwealth Clarence Gillis 10,447
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Donald MacInnis 17,636
Co-operative Commonwealth Clarence Gillis 13,044
Liberal J. Louis Dubinsky 7,754
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Malcolm Vic MacInnis 17,409
Progressive Conservative Donald MacInnis 13,602
Liberal Earl V. MacInnis 7,774
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Donald MacInnis 14,307
New Democratic Malcolm Vic MacInnis 13,327
Liberal Joe MacEachern 9,184
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Donald MacInnis 13,670
Liberal Joseph E. MacEachern 12,455
New Democratic Ed Johnston 10,846

See also[edit]

External links[edit]