Parry Sound—Muskoka (provincial electoral district)

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For the federal electoral district, see Parry Sound—Muskoka.
Parry Sound—Muskoka
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Parry Sound—Muskoka in relation to other Northern Ontario ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
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Norm Miller
Progressive Conservative
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2001) 84,836
Electors (2007) 62,109
Area (km²) 15,486
Pop. density (per km²) 5.5
Census divisions Parry Sound District, Muskoka District, Nipissing District
Census subdivisions Huntsville, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Muskoka Lakes, Parry Sound, Seguin, Lake of Bays, McDougall, Georgian Bay, Perry

Parry Sound—Muskoka is a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of Ontario.

The riding was once held by Ontario Premier Ernie Eves, and at present by Norm Miller, son of former Premier Frank Miller.

The district, which has existed since 1999, has identical boundaries to those of the federal district of Parry Sound—Muskoka.

The riding consists of the Territorial District of Parry Sound (excluding the Town of Powassan, the townships of Nipissing and North Himsworth, and the part of the Town of Killarney contained in the district), the District Municipality of Muskoka, and the part of the Town of Kearney lying in the Territorial Nipissing District.

History[edit]

Prior to the 1999 boundary realignment two ridings covered the area: Parry Sound and Muskoka. Parry Sound—Muskoka provincial electoral district was created in 1906, 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.

It initially consisted of the District Municipality of Muskoka, the Territorial District of Parry Sound (excluding the towns of Powassan and Trout Creek and the townships of Nipissing, North Himsworth and South Himsworth) and the township of Sherborne and Others (formerly Sherborne, McClintock, Livingstone, Lawrence and Nightingale) in the County of Haliburton.

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 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 of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Parry Sound—Muskoka
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Parry Sound and Muskoka
37th  1999 − 2001     Ernie Eves Progressive Conservative
 2001 − 2003 Norm Miller
38th  2003 − 2007
39th  2007 − 2011
40th  2011 − 2014
41st  2014 − Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Norm Miller 15,752 40.70 -13.39
Liberal Dan Waters 10,177 26.30 +8.09
Green Matt Richter 7,484 19.34 +10.28
New Democratic Clyde Mobbley 4,993 12.90 -5.28
Freedom Andy Stivrins 296 0.76 +0.29
Total valid votes 38,702 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -10.74
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Norm Miller 19,417 54.09 +6.92
Liberal Cindy Waters 6,537 18.21 -8.50
New Democratic Alex Zyganiuk 6,527 18.18 +4.54
Green Matt Richter 3,251 9.06 -3.42
Independent Andy Stivrins 167 0.47  
Total valid votes 35,896 100.0
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 171 0.47
Turnout 36,070 51.79
Eligible voters 69,651
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +7.71
Source: Elections Ontario[3]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Norm Miller 17,343 47.17 -1.34
Liberal Brenda Rhodes 9,819 26.71 -7.73
New Democratic Sara Hall 5,015 13.64 +3.72
Green Matt Richter 4,589 12.48 +6.6
Total valid votes 36,766 100.0
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Norm Miller 18,776 48.51 -0.79
Liberal Dan Waters 13,332 34.44 +0.13
New Democratic Jo-Anne Boulding 3,838 9.92 +6.53
Green Glen Hodgson 2,277 5.88 -6.46
Family Coalition Charlene Phinney 484 1.25  
Total valid votes 38,707 100.0
Ontario provincial by-election, February 8, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Norm Miller 12,903 49.30 -8.67
Liberal Evelyn Brown 8,979 34.31 +6.62
Green Richard Thomas 3,229 12.34  
New Democratic Joanne Bury 888 3.39 -10.1
Independent Anne Marsden 113 0.43  
Independent John Turmel 61 0.23  
Total valid votes 26,173 100.0
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Ernie Eves 22,967 57.97
Liberal Isabel Doxey 10,970 27.69
New Democratic Dan Waters 5,343 13.49
Natural Law Iris Tamssot 339 0.86
Total valid votes 39,619 100.0

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 24,430 67.9
Mixed member proportional 11,523 32.1
Total valid votes 35,953 100.0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Elections Ontario web site, “New Electoral Boundaries”
  2. ^ Elections Ontario (2014). "General Election Results by District, 069 Parry Sound-Muskoka". Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Parry Sound—Muskoka". Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 45°31′44″N 79°46′19″W / 45.529°N 79.772°W / 45.529; -79.772