Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke (provincial electoral district)

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For the federal electoral district, see Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke.
Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke (provincial electoral district)
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Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke shown within the Eastern Ontario region
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
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John Yakabuski
Progressive Conservative
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 98,803
Electors (2011) 75,223
Area (km²) 12,583
Pop. density (per km²) 7.9
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 provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

It is represented by John Yakabuski of the Progressive 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 agricultural and religious base has turned this into one of the most conservative areas in Ontario. It was the only riding the Liberals had and lost in the 2003 provincial election.

Geography[edit]

The riding 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.

History[edit]

The provincial electoral district was created in 1999 when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created
37th  1999 − 2003     Sean Conway Liberal
38th  2003 − 2007     John Yakabuski Progressive Conservative
39th  2007 − 2011
40th  2011 − 2014
41st  2014 − Present

Election Results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Yakabuski 25,241 61.06 -9.72
Liberal Rod Boileau 7,897 19.10 +3.12
New Democratic Brian Dougherty 5,978 14.46 +3.49
Green Benjamin Wright 1,337 3.23 +1.76
Confederation of Regions Murray Reid 490 1.19 +0.40
Independent Chad Beckwith-Smith 392 0.95
Total valid votes 41,335 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -6.42
Source: Elections Ontario[1]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Yakabuski 27,594 70.78 +8.43
Liberal John O'Leary 6,231 15.98 -8.73
New Democratic Brian Dougherty 4,277 10.97 +3.38
Green Kyle Jones 574 1.47 -2.96
Confederation of Regions Murray Reid 309 0.79 +0.59
Total valid votes 38,985 100.0
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 107 0.27
Turnout 39,092 52.69
Eligible voters 74,191
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +8.58
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Yakabuski 24,981 62.35 +18.21
Liberal Sean Kelly 9,902 24.71 -17.95
New Democratic Felicite Stairs 3,039 7.59 -4.07
Green Mark MacKenzie 1,773 4.43 +2.89
Family Coalition Bruce Dean 290 0.72  
Confederation of Regions Tilton Beaumont 80 0.20  
Total valid votes 40,065 100.0
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Yakabuski 19,274 44.14 +3.76
Liberal Derek Nighbor 18,629 42.66 -10.69
New Democratic Felicite Stairs 5,092 11.66 +6.44
Green Chris Walker 671 1.54 +0.89
Total valid votes 43,666 100.0
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Sean Conway 23,435 53.35
Progressive Conservative Leo Jordan 17,738 40.38
New Democratic Gerry Boyer 2,295 5.22
Green Thane C. Heins 287 0.65
Natural Law Andr Giordano 172 0.39
Total valid votes 43,927 100.0

2007 Electoral Reform Referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 28,818 74.5
Mixed member proportional 9,859 25.5
Total valid votes 38,677 100.0

Sources[edit]

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