Kenora—Rainy River (provincial electoral district)

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Kenora—Rainy River
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Kenora—Rainy River in relation to other electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
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Sarah Campbell
New Democratic
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2001) 78,758
Electors (2007) 44,755
Area (km²) 336,783
Pop. density (per km²) 0.23
Census divisions Kenora, Rainy River, Thunder Bay District
Census subdivisions Chapple, Dryden, Emo, Fort Frances, Kenora, Rainy River, Sioux Lookout
For the former federal electoral district, see Kenora—Rainy River.

Kenora—Rainy River is a provincial electoral district (riding) in northwestern Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. It was created from Kenora, most of Rainy River and part of Lake Nipigon. The boundaries of the new district corresponded with the Kenora—Rainy River federal riding, until it was abolished in 2003. The provincial riding will continue to exist.

The riding is represented by Sarah Campbell for the NDP and was previously represented by Howard Hampton, former leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party. The riding includes the western three quarters of Kenora District, the western three quarters of the Rainy River District and the northwest corner of the Thunder Bay District.

History[edit]

In 1996, Ontario was divided into the same electoral districts as those used for federal electoral purposes. They were redistributed whenever a readjustment took place at the federal level.

In 2005, legislation was passed by the Legislature to divide Ontario into 107 electoral districts, beginning with the next provincial election in 2007. The eleven northern electoral districts, including Kenora—Rainy River, are those defined for federal purposes in 1996, based on the 1991 census (except for a minor boundary adjustment). The 96 southern electoral districts are those defined for federal electoral purposes in 2003, based on the 2001 census. Without this legislation, the number of electoral districts in northern Ontario would have been reduced from eleven to ten.[1]

Members[edit]

Kenora—Rainy River
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Kenora, Rainy River and Lake Nipigon
37th  1999 − 2003     Howard Hampton New Democratic
38th  2003 − 2007
39th  2007 − 2011
40th  2011 − 2014     Sarah Campbell New Democratic
41st  2014 − Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Sarah Campbell 12,889 55.65 +6.02
Progressive Conservative Randy Nickle 5,905 25.49 -12.16
Liberal Anthony Leek 3,652 15.77 +5.79
Green Tim McKillop 711 3.07 +1.30
Total valid votes 23,157 100.00
New Democratic hold Swing +9.02
Source:Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Sarah Campbell 10,949 49.62 -11.00
Progressive Conservative Rod McKay 8,307 37.65 +25.95
Liberal Anthony Leek 2,202 9.98 -14.44
Green Jo Jo Holiday 391 1.77 -1.49
Northern Ontario Heritage Charmaine Romaniuk 216 0.98
Total valid votes 22,065 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 65 0.29
Turnout 22,130 45.75
Eligible voters 48,369
New Democratic hold Swing -18.48
Source: Elections Ontario[3]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Howard Hampton 14,281 60.62 +0.87
Liberal Mike Wood 5,752 24.42 -1.31
Progressive Conservative Penny Lucas 2,757 11.70 -1.05
Green Jo Jo Holiday 769 3.26 +1.49
Total valid votes 23,559 100.00
     New Democrat hold Swing +1.09

^ Change is from redistributed results

Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Howard Hampton 15,666 60.12 +15.38
Liberal Geoff McClain 6,746 25.69 -9.45
Progressive Conservative Cathe Hoszowski 3,343 12.83 -4.36
Green Dan King 305 1.17
Total valid votes 26,060 100.0
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Howard Hampton 14,269 44.74
Liberal Frank Miclash 11,209 35.14
Progressive Conservative Lynn Beyak 5,483 17.19
Independent Richard Bruyere 934 2.93
Total valid votes 31,895 100.0

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 15,494 69.9
Mixed member proportional 6,684 30.1
Total valid votes 22,178 100.0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Elections Ontario web site, “New Electoral Boundaries”
  2. ^ Elections Ontario (2014). "General Election Results by District 035, Kenora-Rainy River". Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Kenora—Rainy River". Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 51°N 92°W / 51°N 92°W / 51; -92