Pictou (electoral district)

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Pictou was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1968. It was created in the British North America Act of 1867. It consisted of the County of Pictou. It was abolished in 1966 when it was merged into the riding of Central Nova. It returned two members from 1872 to 1903.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

  1. James W. Carmichael, Anti-Confederate (1867–1872)
  2. Robert Doull, Liberal-Conservative (1872–1874) and James McDonald, Conservative (1872–1874)
  3. James W. Carmichael, Liberal (1874–1878) and John A. Dawson, Liberal (1874–1878)
  4. James McDonald, Conservative (1878–1881) and Robert Doull, Liberal-Conservative (1878–1882)
  5. John McDougald, Liberal-Conservative (1881–1896)
  6. Charles H. Tupper, Conservative (1882–1904)
  7. Adam C. Bell, Conservative (1896–1904)
  8. Edward M. Macdonald, Liberal (1904–1917)
  9. Alexander McGregor, Unionist (1917–1921)
  10. Edward M. Macdonald, Liberal (1921–1925)
  11. Thomas Cantley, Conservative (1925–1935)
  12. Henry B. McCulloch, Liberal (1935–1957)
  13. Russell MacEwan, Progressive Conservative (1957–1968)

Election results[edit]

County of Pictou (July 5, 1803)

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Anti-Confederation James William Carmichael 2,011
Conservative James McDonald 1,653
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal–Conservative Robert Doull 2,328 x
Conservative James McDonald 2,327 x
Liberal James William Carmichael 2,122
Unknown J. Kitchen 2,011
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal James William Carmichael 2,178 x
Liberal John A. Dawson 2,124 x
Liberal–Conservative Robert Doull 2,123
Conservative James McDonald 2,110
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Conservative James McDonald 2,747 x
Liberal–Conservative Robert Doull 2,681 x
Liberal James William Carmichael 2,433  
Liberal John A. Dawson 2,378  
By-election on 4 November 1878

On Mr. McDonald being appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General, 17 October 1878

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative James McDonald acclaimed
By-election on 18 June 1881

On Mr. McDonald being appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, 20 May 1881

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John McDougald acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal–Conservative John McDougald 2,709 x
Conservative Charles Hibbert Tupper 2,681 x
Liberal James William Carmichael 2,397
Liberal John A. Dawson 2,320
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal–Conservative John McDougald 3,413 x
Conservative Charles Hibbert Tupper 3,334 x
Conservative Adam Carr Bell 2,923  
Independent John D. McLeod 2,739  
By-election on 18 June 1888

On Mr. Tupper being appointed Minister of Marine and Fisheries, 30 June 1888

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Charles Hibbert Tupper acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Conservative Charles Hibbert Tupper 3,433 x
John McDougald 3,384 x
Liberal James A. Fraser 2,708  
Liberal John Yorston 2,594  
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Conservative Charles Hibbert Tupper 3,577 x
Conservative Adam C. Bell 3,503 x
Liberal E.M. McDonald 3,349  
Liberal J.W. Carmichael 3,337  
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Conservative Charles Hibbert Tupper 3,624 x
Conservative Adam Carr Bell 3,615 x
Liberal Edward Mortimer Macdonald 3,523  
Liberal James D. McGregor 3,438  
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward M. MacDonald 4,148
Conservative Adam Carr Bell 3,716
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Mortimer MacDonald 4,336
Conservative Charles E. Tanner 4,037
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Mortimer MacDonald 4,221
Conservative Adam Carr Bell 3,937
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) Alexander McGregor 6,800
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Robert Hugh Mackay 6,043
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Mortimer MacDonald 11,125
Conservative Thomas Cantley 7,567
Labour Robert McDonald Reid 1,271
By-election on 6 September 1923

On Mr. MacDonald's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown, 15 August 1923

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Mortimer MacDonald acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Thomas Cantley 9,693
Liberal Robert H. Mackay 7,731
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Thomas Cantley 9,304
Liberal James A. Fraser 7,920
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Thomas Cantley 9,672
Liberal Josiah H. MacQuarrie 9,174
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry Byron McCulloch 8,416
Conservative John Alexander Macgregor 6,513
Reconstruction Perley Chase Lewis 4,202
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry Byron McCulloch 9,983
National Government James M. Cameron 8,292
Independent Chad MacMillan 615
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry Byron Mcculloch 9,774
Progressive Conservative William Thomas Hayden 9,387
Co-operative Commonwealth Murray A. Bent 2,610
Labor–Progressive George MacEachern 323
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry Byron McCulloch 10,930
Progressive Conservative Ernest George Irish 9,236
Co-operative Commonwealth Florence William McCarthy 1,397
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Henry Byron McCulloch 10,626
Progressive Conservative Donald R. MacLeod 8,778
Co-operative Commonwealth G. Miller Dick 1,599
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Russell MacEwan 12,208
Liberal Henry Byron McCulloch 9,251
Social Credit Carl J. Bates 473
Co-operative Commonwealth Donald R. Murphy 459
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Russell MacEwan 13,618
Liberal Alex MacIntosh 8,911
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Russell MacEwan 10,837
Liberal James M. Cameron 9,153
New Democratic Alfred L. Matheson 1,539
Social Credit John J. Henderson 470
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Russell MacEwan 10,566
Liberal James M. Cameron 8,847
New Democratic John J. Markie 1,127
Social Credit Kenneth York Parker 181
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Russell MacEwan 11,289
Liberal Alistair Fraser 8,509
New Democratic John L. MacLean 1,568

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