Nipissing—Timiskaming

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Nipissing—Timiskaming
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Nipissing—Timiskaming.png
Nipissing—Timiskaming in relation to the other Ontario ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Jay Aspin
Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 90,995
Electors (2011) 70,178
Area (km²)[2] 13,901.92
Pop. density (per km²) 6.5
Census divisions Nipissing District, Parry Sound District
Census subdivisions North Bay, Temiskaming Shores, East Ferris, Powassan, Callander, Bonfield, Mattawa

Nipissing—Timiskaming is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004. The riding was formed by the amalgamation of the former Nipissing riding with the southeastern portion of the former Timiskaming—Cochrane riding. The 2011 electoral results in this riding were challenged in court on the grounds that there were "irregularities, fraud or corrupt or illegal practices that affected the result of the election".[3]

Nipissing—Timiskaming consists of:

  • the Territorial District of Nipissing, excluding:
    • the Municipality of West Nipissing;
    • the southeast part of the district;
    • the Town of Kearney;
  • in the Territorial District of Parry Sound, the Town of Powassan and the townships of Nipissing and North Himsworth; and
  • the part of the Territorial District of Timiskaming lying south and east of a line drawn from the eastern limit of the district west along the northern border of the Townships of Harris, Dymond, Hudson, Lundy, Auld and Speight, south along the western border of the townships of Speight, Van Nostrand, Leo and Medina to the southern limit of the district.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups: 91.8% White, 6.6% Native Canadian
Languages: 76.7% English, 18.0% French
Average income: $23,848

Member of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following member of the Canadian House of Commons:

Parliament Years Member Party
Nipissing—Timiskaming
Riding created from Nipissing and Timiskaming—Cochrane
38th  2004 − 2006     Anthony Rota Liberal
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Jay Aspin Conservative

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Anthony Rota
Conservative Jay Aspin
New Democratic Kat Jodouin
Libertarian Derek Elliott
Total valid votes/Expense limit  
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters

Despite the fact that 99% of this riding stays the same after the 2012 redistribution, the minor boundary changes were enough to make the seat a notional Liberal riding, based on the results of the 2011 election. The riding loses two Conservative voting areas in the north (Hudson Township and Harris Township) while gaining the Nipissing 10 Indian Reserve, where the Tories finished third.

2011 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 15,405 36.49
  Conservative 15,369 36.41
  New Democratic Party 8,919 21.13
  Green 2,520 5.97
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Jay Aspin 15,495 36.7 +4.4
Liberal Anthony Rota 15,477 36.6 -8.0
New Democratic Rona Eckert 8,781 20.8 +5.0
Green Scott Daley 2,518 6.0 -0.8
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,271 100.0
Total rejected ballots 225 0.5 +0.1
Turnout 42,496 60.5 +6.8
Eligible voters 70,244

Note: This vote was subject to mandatory recount due to the margin of win being less than 1/1000 of the total votes.

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Anthony Rota 18,510 44.6 –0.1 $77,997
Conservative Joe Sinicrope 13,432 32.3 –2.2 $81,801
New Democratic Dianna Allen 6,582 15.8 –1.5 $8,409
Green Craig Bridges 2,808 6.8 +3.3 $10,803
Canadian Action Andrew Moulden 204 0.5
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,536 100.0 $87,383
Total rejected ballots 167 0.4 0.0
Turnout 41,703 ~58.2 -9.4
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Anthony Rota 21,393 44.7 +2.4
Conservative Peter Chirico 16,511 34.5 –2.6
New Democratic Dave Fluri 8,268 17.3 +0.3
Green Meg Purdy 1,698 3.5 +0.4
Total valid votes 47,870 100.0
Total rejected ballots 211 0.4 -0.1
Turnout 48,081 67.6 +5.2
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Anthony Rota 18,254 42.3
Conservative Al McDonald 16,001 37.1
New Democratic Dave Fluri 7,354 17.0
Green Les Wilcox 1,329 3.1
Canadian Action Ross MacLean 204 0.5
Total valid votes 43,142 100.0
Total rejected ballots 222 0.5
Turnout 43,364 62.4

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References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stastistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ Stastistics Canada: 2012
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Meagan (27 March 2012). "Robocalls trigger legal challenges in 7 ridings". CBC News. Retrieved 29 March 2012.