|Ontario electoral district|
Carleton–Mississippi Mills in relation to other Ottawa-area electoral districts
|Federal electoral district|
|Legislature||House of Commons|
|District webpage||profile, map|
|Pop. density (per km²)||96.6|
|Census divisions||Lanark, Ottawa|
|Census subdivisions||Ottawa, Mississippi Mills|
- For the provincial electoral district, see Carleton—Mississippi Mills (provincial electoral district). For the defunct provincial electoral district, see Lanark—Carleton (provincial electoral district).
Carleton—Mississippi Mills (formerly known as Lanark—Carleton and Carleton—Lanark) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1988.
This riding was created in 1987 from parts of Lanark–Renfrew–Carleton and Nepean–Carleton ridings. At first, it was named "Carleton–Lanark". The name was changed to the current name as of September 1, 2004. The riding consists of the former Townships of Ramsay and Pakenham in the Town of Mississippi Mills, the former Townships of Goulbourn and West Carleton, and the former city of Kanata all in the city of Ottawa.
Initially, the boundaries of the riding were contentious. According to a report of the House of Commons committee that reviewed all new riding boundaries created in that year’s redistribution of ridings, “the Township of Mississippi Mills has strenuously protested being placed within Carleton–Lanark. It feels it does not belong to, and should not be attached to, an Ottawa-focused riding.” In May 2004, Mississippi Mills town council voted to be moved out of the riding and into the same riding as the rest of Lanark County. Over 1,000 residents of the township mailed postcards to the Speaker of the House of Commons protesting the new boundaries.
Gordon O'Connor of the Conservative Party of Canada has been the riding's Member of Parliament since 2004. During this time, he has served as the Minister of National Revenue and the Minister of National Defence.
Following the Canadian federal electoral redistribution, 2012, the riding will be dissolved. The bulk of the riding--nearly all of the Ottawa portion--will become part of Kanata—Carleton, while a smaller portion will be transferred to Carleton. Mississippi Mills will become part of Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston.
Members of Parliament
Riding created from Lanark—Renfrew—Carleton and Nepean—Carleton
|34th||1988 − 1993||Paul Dick||Progressive Conservative|
|35th||1993 − 1997||Ian Murray||Liberal|
|36th||1997 − 2000|
|37th||2000 − 2003||Scott Reid||Alliance|
|2003 − 2004||Conservative|
|Riding renamed — Carleton—Mississippi Mills|
|38th||2004 − 2006||Gordon O'Connor||Conservative|
|39th||2006 − 2008|
|40th||2008 − 2011|
|41st||2011 − Present|
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Erin Peters||11,223||14.62||+4.98||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||76,773||100.00||–|
|Total rejected ballots||196||0.25||–|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Paul Arbour||6,583||9.64||-2.8||$14,025|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||61,575||100.00||$97,029|
|Total rejected ballots||–||–||–|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||Tasha Bridgen||8,677||12.5||+2.2||$14,836|
|Progressive Canadian||Tracy Parsons||408||0.6||*||$1,238|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||69,419||100.0||*|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|New Democratic||Rick Prashaw||6,758||10.4||+7.3|
|Total valid votes||65,272||100.0|
Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.
|Canadian federal election, 2000|
|Progressive Conservative||Bryan Brulotte||12,430||19.6||-1.7|
|New Democratic||Theresa Kiefer||1,946||3.1||-1.8|
|Canadian Action||Ross Elliott||388||0.6||0.1|
|Natural Law||Britt Roberts||107||0.2||-0.1|
|Total valid votes||–||100.0|
|Total valid votes||63,374||100.0|
Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.
|Canadian federal election, 1997|
|Progressive Conservative||Bryce Grayson Bell||13,213||21.3||-2.2|
|New Democratic||Gail Myles||3,022||4.9||+2.5|
|Canadian Action||Gerald W. Lepage||318||0.5|
|Natural Law||Britt Roberts||181||0.3||-0.1|
|Total valid votes||–||100.0|
|Total valid votes||62,113||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1993|
|Progressive Conservative||Paul Dick||16,604||23.5||-24.6|
|New Democratic||Judie McSkimmings||1,689||2.4||-12.3|
|Natural Law||Britt Roberts||264||0.4||*|
|Total valid votes||70,790||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1988|
|Progressive Conservative||Paul Dick||27,379||48.0|
|New Democratic||Bill Cox||8,359||14.7|
|Confederation of Regions||Robert Stratton||981||1.7|
|Total valid votes||56,994||100.0|
- "(Code 35012) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
- Campaign expense data from Elections Canada
- Federal riding history from the Library of Parliament:
- 2011 Results from Elections Canada