Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke

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Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke shown within the Eastern Ontario region
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Cheryl Gallant
Conservative
District created 1976
First contested 1979
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 102,537
Electors (2011) 75,223
Area (km²)[2] 11,452.85
Pop. density (per km²) 9
Census divisions Nipissing, Renfrew
Census subdivisions Arnprior, Bonnechere Valley, Deep River, Laurentian Valley, Madawaska Valley, McNab/Braeside, Pembroke, Petawawa, Renfrew, Whitewater Region

Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons since 1979.

It is represented by Cheryl Gallant of the Conservative Party.

The population of the riding in 2006 was 98,803.

Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke includes all of Renfrew County and a small section of Nipissing District around Algonquin Provincial Park.

The largest community in the riding is the city of Pembroke; other communities include Arnprior, Barry's Bay, Chalk River, Cobden, Deep River, Eganville, Killaloe, Petawawa and Renfrew.

Until recently, the riding was a Liberal stronghold both federally and provincially; however, a growing religious and agricultural population has turned this district into one of the most conservative areas of Ontario. It was the only riding Dalton McGuinty's Liberals won in the 1999 provincial election that they lost in the subsequent 2003 election.

Geography[edit]

It consists of

  • the County of Renfrew; and
  • the part of the Territorial District of Nipissing lying south and east of and including the townships of Deacon, Lister, Anglin, Dickson, Preston and Airy.

Political geography[edit]

Most of the riding is fairly Conservative. In the 2006 election, Deep River was the only significant community which voted Liberal. Pikwakanagan, a First Nations reserve, also voted Liberal, and the Township of Wylie had a tie vote. A small handful of polls in Pembroke voted Liberal, but most of the city voted Conservative.

History[edit]

Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke was created in 1976 from parts of Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, Lanark—Renfrew—Carleton and Renfrew North—Nipissing East ridings.

It consisted of the County of Renfrew, excluding the Townships of Bagot and Blythfield and McNab, and the part of the Territorial District of Nipissing including and lying easterly of the Townships of Mattawan, Papineau, Cameron, Deacon, Anglin, Dickson, Preston, Airy and Sabine.

The electoral district was abolished in 1987 when it was redistributed into Renfrew riding. In 1989, Renfrew riding was renamed "Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke".

The new riding consisted of the County of Renfrew, and the part of the Territorial District of Nipissing lying east of and including the townships of Deacon and Lister, and east of but excluding the townships of Freswick, Bower and Sproule, and east of and including the townships of Airy and Sabine.

In 1996, the Nipissing part was redefined as being the part of the district lying east of and including the townships of Deacon and Lister, east of and excluding the townships of Freswick, Bower, Sproule and Nightingale, and east of and including the Township of Sabine.

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke
Riding created from Frontenac—Lennox and Addington,
Lanark—Renfrew—Carleton and Renfrew North—Nipissing East
31st  1979 − 1980     Len Hopkins Liberal
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997
36th  1997 − 2000     Hec Clouthier Liberal
37th  2000 − 2003     Cheryl Gallant Alliance
 2003 − 2004     Conservative
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, 1993 – present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Cheryl Gallant 27,462 53.43 -7.66
Independent Hec Clouthier 9,611 18.70
New Democratic Eric Burton 6,903 13.43 +2.50
Liberal Christine Tabbert 6,545 12.73 -7.84
Green Rosanne Van Schie 877 1.71 -5.05
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,398 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 166 0.32 -0.08
Turnout 51,564 66.89 +3.74
Eligible voters 77,082
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Cheryl Gallant 28,908 61.09 +3.4 $56,541
Liberal Carole Devine 9,737 20.57 -3.5 $67,673
New Democratic Sue McSheffrey 5,175 10.93 -1.6 $31,328
Green Ben Hoffman 3,201 6.76 +5.7 $7,564
Independent Denis Gagné 293 0.61
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,314 100.0   $87,348
Total rejected ballots 188 0.4
Turnout 47,502 63.15
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Cheryl Gallant 29,992 57.7 +2.6
Liberal Don Lindsay 12,551 24.1 -5.5
New Democratic Sue McSheffrey 6,505 12.5 +1.0
Green Gordon S. McLeod 1,601 3.1 +0.7
Independent Paul Kelly 1,338 2.6 *
Total valid votes 51,987 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Cheryl Gallant 27,494 55.1 -0.4
Liberal Rob Jamieson 14,798 29.6 -9.4
New Democratic Sue McSheffrey 5,720 11.5 +8.0
Green Gordon S. McLeod 1,191 2.4
Marijuana Stanley Sambey 714 1.4 -0.2
Total valid votes 49,917 100.0

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Alliance Cheryl Gallant 20,634 44.2 +17.4
Liberal Hec Clouthier 18,211 39.0 -1.3
Progressive Conservative Bob Amaron 5,287 11.3 -14.1
New Democratic Ole Hendrickson 1,607 3.4 -3.2
Marijuana Stanley E. Sambey 762 1.6
Independent Thane C. Heins 121 0.3 *
Natural Law André Giordano 78 0.2 -0.2
Total valid votes 46,700 100.0

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Hec Clouthier 19,569 40.3 -10.3
Reform Ed Pinnell 13,035 26.8 +14.6
Progressive Conservative Bob Gould 12,352 25.4 +11.6
New Democratic Barbara Clarke 3,242 6.7 +4.0
Canadian Action Gay Curran-Desmond 236 0.5
Natural Law André Giordano 183 0.4 +0.1
Total valid votes 48,617 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Len Hopkins 25,725 50.5 -3.8
Independent Hec Clouthier 10,287 20.2
Progressive Conservative Milton Stevenson 7,039 13.8 -18.2
Reform Edward Pinnell 6,209 12.2
New Democratic Barbara Clarke 1,345 2.6 -9.9
Abolitionist Murray Reid 145 0.3
Natural Law Daphne Quance 143 0.3
Total valid votes 50,893 100.0

Renfrew, 1988 – 1993[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Len Hopkins 25,558 54.3 +9.2
Progressive Conservative Ben Hoffman 15,081 32.1 -13.0
New Democratic Elizabeth Ives-Ruyter 5,879 12.5 +2.7
Confederation of Regions Murray Reid 520 1.1
Total valid votes 47,038 100.0

Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, 1979 – 1988[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Len Hopkins 19,502 45.1 -6.6
Progressive Conservative Don Whillans 19,464 45.0 +12.4
New Democratic Gavin Murphy 4,253 9.8 -5.8
Total valid votes 43,219 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Len Hopkins 20,529 51.7 +2.5
Progressive Conservative Bob Amaron 12,966 32.7 -0.8
New Democratic Don Breault 6,200 15.6 -1.7
Total valid votes 39,695 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Len Hopkins 20,286 49.2
Progressive Conservative Don Sutherland 13,781 33.4
New Democratic Don Breault 7,133 17.3
Total valid votes 41,200 100.0

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Coordinates: 45°38′N 77°25′W / 45.63°N 77.41°W / 45.63; -77.41