Nipissing (electoral district)

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For the current provincial electoral district, see Nipissing (provincial electoral district).
Nipissing
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
First contested 1896
Last contested 2004
Demographics
Census divisions Nipissing District, Parry Sound
Census subdivisions Bonfield, Callander, East Ferris, Mattawa, North Bay, Temagami, West Nipissing

Nipissing was a federal electoral district that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1896 to 2004. It was located in the northeastern part of Ontario, Canada.

When it was first created, the riding took in the eastern half of Northeastern Ontario, including the towns of North Bay and Sudbury. Before 1892, this region was part of the electoral district of Renfrew North.

It initially consisted of the temporary judicial district of Nipissing, and the townships of Head, Clara and Maria in the county of Renfrew, and a part of the district of Algoma.

In 1892, it was redefined to consist of the townships of Airey, Appleby, Awrey, Badgerow, Ballantyne, Biggar, Bishop, Blezard, Bonfield, Boulter, Bower, Boyd, Broder, Butt, Caldwell, Calvin, Cameron, Canisbay, Chisholm, Clara, Deacon, Devine, Dill, Dryden, Dunnet, Ferris, Field, Finlayson, Fitzgerald, French, Freswick, Grant, Hagar, Hawley, Head, Hugel, Hunter, Kirkpatrick, Lauder, Lister, Lorrain, Lyell, Maria, Mattawan, McCraney, McKim, McLaughlin, Merrick, Mulock, Murchison, Neelon, Olrig, Osler, Papineau, Paxton, Peck, Pentland, Phelps, Ratter, Robinson, Sabine, Springer, Widdifield and Wilkes, and a broad swath of northeastern Ontario between Georgian Bay and Hudson Bay/James Bay.

In 1903, it was redefined to consist of the territorial district of Nipissing, and the townships of Clara, Head and Maria in the county of Renfrew. In 1914, it was defined to consist of the territorial district of Nipissing, the eastern part of the territorial district of Sudbury, and the townships of Clara, Head and Maria in the county of Renfrew. In 1924, it was defined to consist of the southwest part of the territorial district of Nipissing, and the southeast part of the territorial district of Sudbury.

In 1947, it was defined to consist of the eastern part of the territorial district of Sudbury and the territorial district of Nipissing, excluding he townships of Ballantyne, Wilkes, Pentland, Boyd and Cameron and all townships south of them. Sudbury riding was created from the western portion of Nipissing.

In 1976, it was defined to consist of the northwest part of the Territorial District of Nipissing. In 1996, it was defined to consist of parts of the northeastern part of the Territorial District of Parry Sound, and the western part of the Territorial District of Nipissing.

The electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was merged into Nipissing—Timiskaming riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following members of the Canadian House of Commons:

Parliament Years Member Party
8th 1896–1900     James Klock Conservative
9th 1900–1905     Charles McCool Liberal
10th 1905–1908
11th 1908–1911     George Gordon Conservative
12th 1911
1911–1917     Francis Cochrane Conservative
13th 1917–1921     Charles Robert Harrison Unionist/Conservative
14th 1921–1925     Edmond Lapierre Liberal
15th 1925–1926
16th 1926–1930
17th 1930–1935     Raoul Hurtubise Liberal
18th 1935–1940
19th 1940–1945
20th 1949–1953     Léoda Gauthier Liberal
21st 1949–1953     Jack Garland Liberal
22nd 1953–1957
23rd 1957–1958
24th 1958–1962
25th 1962–1963
26th 1963–1964
1964–1965     Carl Legault Liberal
27th 1965–1968
28th 1968–1972
29th 1972–1974     Jean-Jacques Blais Liberal
30th 1974–1979
31st 1979–1980
32nd 1980–1984
33rd 1984–1988     Moe Mantha Progressive Conservative
34th 1988–1993     Bob Wood Liberal
35th 1993–1997
36th 1997–2000
37th 2000–2004
Nipissing—Timiskaming after 2004.

Electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative KLOCK, James Bell 2,477
Liberal CONMEE, James 1,513
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCCOOL, Charles Arthur acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCCOOL, Charles Arthur 2,747
Conservative GORDON, George 2,559
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative GORDON, George 4,301
Liberal MCCOOL, Charles Arthur 4,280
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative GORDON, George 5,872
Liberal YOUNG, Alfred James 5,327

On Mr. Gordon's resignation, 25 October 1911:

By-election on 8 November 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative COCHRANE, Hon. Francis acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) HARRISON, Charles Robert 6,411
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) LAPIERRE, Edmond Anthony 6,367
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal LAPIERRE, Edmond Anthony 9,886
Conservative HARRISON, Charles Robert 5,589
Progressive LEVERT, Benoni 3,280
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal LAPIERRE, Edmond Anthony 9,128
Conservative FERGUSSON, John 9,031
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal LAPIERRE, Edmond Anthony 11,587
Conservative LABERGE, Joseph Alfred 8,963
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HURTUBISE, Joseph Raoul 12,588
Conservative MOREL, Henri 10,437
Communist HILL, Amos Tobias 531
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HURTUBISE, Joseph Raoul 20,114
Conservative MCNAMARA, John Michael 7,991
Co-operative Commonwealth LEVERT, Joseph 2,236
Reconstruction STEWART, Kelvin Alexander 2,007
Communist HILL, Amos Tobias 931
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HURTUBISE, Joseph Raoul 26,916
National Government LAROCQUE, Onésime 11,229
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal GAUTHIER, Leoda 17,416
Co-operative Commonwealth LEVERT, J. Benonie 11,349
Progressive Conservative GEMMELL, Welland Stewart 10,437
Bloc populaire CAMPEAU, Lionel 3,538
Labor–Progressive SMITH, Clarence 1,525
Social Credit SHAW, John Loudon 1,379
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal GARLAND, John Richard 11,061
Progressive Conservative SEGUIN, Avit 4,836
Co-operative Commonwealth DICKERSON, Merle E. 3,663
Social Credit SHAW, John L. 1,552
Union des électeurs CHAMPAGNE, Rolland 489
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal GARLAND, John Richard 12,415
Progressive Conservative PALMER, Thomas Merton 5,329
Co-operative Commonwealth REID, MacDonald Hector 1,637
Independent Liberal LAFRAMBOISE, Lionel 216
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal GARLAND, John Richard 12,528
Progressive Conservative PALMER, Thomas Merton 7,351
Co-operative Commonwealth DICKINSON, William Arthur 1,999
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal GARLAND, John Richard 15,046
Progressive Conservative KENNEDY, Johnston Albert 10,422
Co-operative Commonwealth THOMAS, Leonard Herbert 1,242
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal GARLAND, John Richard 17,164
Progressive Conservative SHAW, Gary 7,127
New Democratic KOWALCHUK, Bill 2,573
Ralliement créditiste LAROCQUE, Raymond 631
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal GARLAND, John Richard 16,547
Progressive Conservative HEWITT, Cecil 7,283
New Democratic KOWALCHUK, Bill 2,351
Ralliement créditiste LAROCQUE, Raymond 1,587

On Mr. Garland's death, 14 March 1964:

By-election on 22 June 1964
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal LEGAULT, Carl 14,002
Progressive Conservative DONNELLY, Dick 8,581
New Democratic MACKAY, Harry 3,581
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal LEGAULT, Carl 14,025
Progressive Conservative LAVALLEE, Norman 5,653
New Democratic KOWALCHUK, Bill 4,763
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal LEGAULT, Carl 13,524
Progressive Conservative GOULET, Bruce J. 8,412
New Democratic PRICE, Bob 3,267
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BLAIS, Jean-Jacques 12,451
Progressive Conservative SMYLIE, Jack 10,812
New Democratic WYNTER, Jack 6,276
Ralliement créditiste LAROCHELLE, Clem 457
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BLAIS, Jean-Jacques 16,549
Progressive Conservative SMYLIE, Jack 8,609
New Democratic O'HALLARN, Mike 5,477
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BLAIS, Jean-Jacques 15,184
Progressive Conservative MARCHAND, Marie 12,987
New Democratic HUGHES, Patricia 5,681
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BLAIS, Jean-Jacques 16,394
Progressive Conservative MARCHAND, Marie 11,661
New Democratic PELTOMAA, Art 4,515
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative MANTHA, Moe 17,247
Liberal BLAIS, Jean-Jacques 14,558
New Democratic BENNETT, Lynne 4,735
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal WOOD, Bob 15,488
Progressive Conservative MANTHA, Moe 15,003
New Democratic PRATT, Dawson 6,479
Confederation of Regions QUINLAN, Tim 522
Independent BROWN, David C. 187
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal WOOD, Bob 25,285
Reform LIGHTFOOT, Geraldine 6,791
Progressive Conservative MANTHA, Moe 6,565
New Democratic CAMPBELL, Arthur James 1,324
Natural Law ISABELLE, Manon Charleen 214
Abolitionist HAMELIN, Alcide 73
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal WOOD, Bob 19,786
Reform KIDD, Laurie 7,390
Progressive Conservative MILLER, Gord 5,666
New Democratic CAMPBELL, Art 2,280
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal WOOD, Bob 18,888
Alliance FERRON, Ken 7,461
Progressive Conservative DAYES, Alan 4,192
New Democratic YOUNG, Wendy 2,572

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