St. Catharines (electoral district)

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St. Catharines
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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St. Catharines in relation to other southern Ontario electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Rick Dykstra
Conservative
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 112,015
Electors (2011) 83,836
Area (km²)[2] 70.61
Pop. density (per km²) 1,586.4
Census divisions Niagara
Census subdivisions St. Catharines

St. Catharines is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1968.

It consists of the part of the City of St. Catharines lying north of a line drawn from west to east along St. Paul Street West, St. Paul Crescent, Twelve Mile Creek, Glendale Avenue, Merrit Street and Glendale Avenue.

History[edit]

It was created in 1966 from parts of Lincoln riding.

It consisted initially of the part of the City of St. Catharines bounded on the east by the eastern city limit, and on the north, west and south by a line drawn from the city limit southwest along Eastchester Avenue, south along Bunting Road, southwest along Rockwood Street, south along Hartzell Road, northwest along the Canadian National Railway (CNR) line, south along Glengarry Road, east along Glendale Avenue, south along Mountain Street and east along Bradley Street to the city limit.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of St. Catharines lying north of the Canadian National Railway.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of St. Catharines lying north of a line drawn from west to east along St. Paul Street West, St. Paul Street West to St. Paul Crescent, the old Welland Canal, Carter Creek, the first Canadian National Railway spur line and the main CNR line and Queenston Street.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of St. Catharines lying north and east of a line drawn from the western city limit along St. Paul Street West, St. Paul Crescent, the Old Welland Canal, Carter Creek, the first Canadian National Railway spur line, the most easterly Canadian National Railway spur line and the yard line to the southern city limit.

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

Federal riding associations[edit]

Riding associations are the local branches of the national political parties:

Party Association Name CEO HQ Address HQ City
     Christian Heritage Party of Canada Christian Heritage Party St. Catharines E.D.A. Bill Luchies 21 Forster Street St. Catharines
     Conservative Party of Canada St. Catharines Conservative Association Grace Pang 109 Magnolia Lane Welland
     Liberal Party of Canada St. Catharines Federal Liberal Association Jane M. Cornelius 90 Lakeshore Road St. Catharines
     New Democratic Party St. Catharines Federal NDP Riding Association Irene E. Lowell 5 Roehampton Avenue St. Catharines

Members of Parliament[edit]

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

Parliament Years Member Party
St. Catharines
Riding created from Lincoln
28th  1968 − 1972     James McNulty Liberal
29th  1972 − 1974     J. Trevor Morgan Progressive Conservative
30th  1974 − 1979     Gilbert Parent Liberal
31st  1979 − 1980     Joseph Reid Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993     Ken Atkinson Progressive Conservative
35th  1993 − 1997     Walt Lastewka Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008     Rick Dykstra Conservative
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Rick Dykstra 25,571 50.9 +5.1
New Democratic Mike Williams 11,973 23.8 +5.4
Liberal Andrew Gill 10,358 20.6 -8.0
Green Jennifer Mooradian 1,924 3.8 -3.0 $2,828.62
Christian Heritage Dave Bylsma 357 0.7 +0.7 $8,069.31
Communist Saleh Waziruddin 91 0.2 -0.0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,221 100.0 $89,890.78
Rejected ballots 226 0.4 +0.1
Turnout 50,500 60.9 -0.3
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Rick Dykstra 23,474 45.9 +8.4 $77,155
Liberal Walt Lastewka 14,652 28.6 -8.4 $85,551
New Democratic George Addision 9,428 18.4 -2.1 $21,329
Green Jim Fannon 3,477 6.8 +2.8 $3,511
Communist Sam Hammond 113 0.2 $410
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,144 100.0 $88,319
Rejected ballots 161 0.3
Turnout 51,305 61.2


Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Rick Dykstra 21,668 37.5 +2.8 $78,093.76
Liberal Walt Lastewka 21,424 37.0 -3.4 $76,408.07
New Democratic Jeff Burch 11,849 20.5 +1.2 $15,482.42
Green Jim Fannon 2,306 4.0 +0.3 $991.15
Christian Heritage Bill Bylsma 499 0.9 -0.5 $8,736.24
Marxist–Leninist Elaine Couto 100 0.2 +0.1
Total valid votes 57,846 100.0
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Walt Lastewka 21,277 40.4 -4.5 $67,606.54
Conservative Leo Bonomi 18,261 34.7 -13.2 $76,063.45
New Democratic Ted Mouradian 10,135 19.3 +13.1 $13,554.17
Green Jim Fannon 1,927 3.7 $1,145.69
Christian Heritage Linda Klassen 751 1.4 $15,303.13
Canadian Action Jane Elizabeth Paxton 204 0.4 $0.00
Marxist–Leninist Elaine Couto 61 0.1 -0.1 $6.90
Total valid votes 52,616 100.0
Total rejected ballots 240
Turnout 52,856 62.03
Electors on the lists 85,209
Percentage change figures are factored for redistribution.
Conservative Party percentages are contrasted with the combined Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative percentages from 2000.
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Walt Lastewka 20,992 44.9 +1.5 $48,037.11
Alliance Randy Taylor Dumont 15,871 34.0 +3.0 $65,538.72
Progressive Conservative Ken Atkinson 6,522 14.0 +0.6 $20,495.69
New Democratic John Bacher 2,878 6.2 -3.4 $12,153.96
Natural Law Jim Morris 203 0.4 -0.1 $0.00
Independent Tilly Bylsma 166 0.4 $4,942.92
Marxist–Leninist Elaine Couto 93 0.2 $8.00
Total valid votes 46,725 100.0
Total rejected ballots 223
Turnout 46,948 60.02
Electors on the lists 78,215
Sources: Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election
Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Walt Lastewka 21,081 43.5 -5.6 $46,896
Reform Rob Hesp 15,029 31.0 +2.2 $41,350
PCs Gregg Crealock 6,503 13.4 -1.6 $25,799
New Democratic Ed Gould 4,657 9.6 +3.8 $24,683
Christian Heritage Tristan Emmanuel 688 1.4 +0.2 $7,249
Canadian Action G.L. Malcolm 308 0.6 $2,976
Natural Law Helene Darisse 245 0.5 $0.00
Total valid votes 48,511 100.0
Total rejected ballots 272
Turnout 48,783 65.49
Electors on the lists 74,484
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Walt Lastewka 23,928 48.99 $49,786
Reform Rob Hesp 14,011 28.69 $31,523
Progressive Conservative Ken Atkinson 7,448 15.25 $40,187
New Democratic Jane Hughes 2,799 5.73 $10,877
Christian Heritage David W. Bylsma 568 1.16 $3,349
Abolitionist Kevin Doucet 86 0.18 $0
Total valid votes 45,652 100.0
Total rejected ballots 383
Total valid votes 49,223 68.44
Electors on the lists 71,919
Source: Thirty-fifth General Election, 1993: Official Voting Results, Published by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. Financial figures taken from official contributions and expenses provided by Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ken Atkinson 19,623 40.7 -9.0
Liberal Barbara Buchanan 16,043 33.3 +14.8
New Democratic Rob West 12,260 25.5 -5.2
Communist Eric Blair 241 0.5 +0.3
Total valid votes 48,167 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Joe Reid 26,621 49.7 +11.8
New Democratic Gerry Michaud 16,397 30.6 +4.2
Liberal Linus Hand 9,890 18.5 -16.5
Green Tom Ferguson 365 0.7
Social Credit Glen Hodgins 108 0.2
Communist Mel Doig 93 0.2 0.0
Commonwealth of Canada Lancelot Mottley 56 0.1
Total valid votes 53,530 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Joe Reid 18,622 37.9 -8.4
Liberal David Wiebe 17,173 34.9 +5.4
New Democratic Peter Elliott 13,006 26.5 +3.0
Rhinoceros Fred Horny Lake 230 0.2 -0.1
Communist Don Stewart 76 0.5
Marxist–Leninist Vicki Wiwcharyk 35 0.1 0.0
Total valid votes 49,142 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Joe Reid 23,444 46.3 +12.6
Liberal William Andres 14,990 29.6 -16.7
New Democratic Peter J. Elliott 11,897 23.5 +4.7
Libertarian Kenneth F. MacKay 186 0.4
Communist Melbourne Doig 111 0.2 0.0
Marxist–Leninist Victoria A. Wiwcharyk 40 0.1 -0.1
Total valid votes 50,668 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gilbert Parent 22,528 46.2 +8.0
Progressive Conservative Trevor Morgan 16,402 33.7 -6.3
New Democratic Fred Dickson 9,147 18.8 -1.3
Social Credit Jean Charles Hamelin 443 0.9 -0.2
Communist William Stewart 129 0.3
Marxist–Leninist Roger Ten Trey 69 0.1
Total valid votes 48,718 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Trevor Morgan 19,257 40.0 +3.5
Liberal James C. McNulty 18,442 38.3 -7.2
New Democratic Michael Inneq 9,683 20.1 +2.1
Social Credit R.H. James 538 1.1
Independent John Donald Clout 250 0.5
Total valid votes 48,170 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal James C. McNulty 18,100 45.4
Progressive Conservative Laura Sabia 14,544 36.5
New Democratic June E. Cook 7,185 18.0
Total valid votes 39,829 100.0

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Coordinates: 43°09′58″N 79°13′59″W / 43.166°N 79.233°W / 43.166; -79.233