Thunder Bay—Superior North

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Thunder Bay—Superior North
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Thunder Bay—Superior North.png
Thunder Bay—Superior North in relation to other northern Ontario electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Bruce Hyer
Green
District created 1976
First contested 1976
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 80,702
Electors (2011) 60,879
Area (km²)[2] 70,478.20
Pop. density (per km²) 1.1
Census divisions Thunder Bay District
Census subdivisions Thunder Bay, Greenstone, Marathon, Shuniah
For the current provincial electoral district, see Thunder Bay—Superior North (provincial electoral district).

Thunder Bay—Superior North (formerly known as Thunder Bay—Nipigon) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1976.

It is in the northwestern part of the province of Ontario. It was created in 1976 as "Thunder Bay—Nipigon" from parts of Port Arthur and Thunder Bay ridings. It was renamed "Thunder Bay—Superior North" in 1998.

It consists of the eastern part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay including the northern part of the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

13.7% of the population of the riding are of Finnish ethnic origin, the highest such percentage in Canada.[3]

Geography[edit]

Thunder Bay—Superior North consists of the part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay

  • lying east of a line drawn from the northern limit the territorial district due south to the northeast corner of the Township of Bulmer, and south along the eastern boundaries of the townships of Bulmer, Fletcher, Furlonge, McLaurin and Bertrand, east along the 6th Base Line, south along longitude 90o00( W, Dog River and the western shoreline of Dog Lake, west, along the north, west and south boundaries of the Township of Fowler, south along the Kaministiquia River, east along the northern limit of the Township of Oliver Paipoonge, south along its eastern limit and along Pole Line Road, north along Thunder Bay Expressway (Highways 11 and 17), east along Harbour Expressway and Main Street to 110th Avenue, then due east to the eastern limit of the City of Thunder Bay, along that limit to the northeast corner of the Township of Neebing, then southeast to the US border; and
  • excluding the part lying south and east of a line drawn from the southwest corner of the Township of Downer due west to a line drawn due south from the southeast corner of the Township of Bain, due south to a line drawn due west from the southwest corner of the Township of McGill, due east to longitude 86o00( W, south along that longitude, and west along the White River to Lake Superior.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Thunder Bay—Nipigon
Riding created from Port Arthur and Thunder Bay
31st  1979 − 1980     Bob Andras Liberal
32nd  1980 − 1984     Jack Masters Liberal
33rd  1984 − 1988     Ernie Epp New Democratic
34th  1988 − 1993     Joe Comuzzi Liberal
35th  1993 − 1997
Riding renamed — Thunder Bay—Superior North
36th  1997 − 2000     Joe Comuzzi Liberal
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2007
 2007 − 2007     Independent
 2007 − 2008     Conservative
40th  2008 − 2011     Bruce Hyer New Democratic
41st  2011 − 2012
 2012 − 2013     Independent
 2013 − Present     Green

Election results[edit]

Thunder Bay—Superior North[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Bruce Hyer 18,334 49.9 +12.9 $89,828.18
Conservative Richard Harvey 10,894 29.7 +2.9 $74,902.87
Liberal Yves Fricot 6,117 16.7 -11.8 $75,441.94
Green Scot Kyle 1,115 3.0 -3.9 $1,186.13
Marijuana Denis Andrew Carrière 265 0.7 -0.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,725 100.0
Total rejected ballots 156 0.
Turnout 36,881
Eligible voters 60,879
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Bruce Hyer 13,187 37.0 +2.1 $85,186
Liberal Don McArthur 10,083 28.3 -7.7 $74,762
Conservative Bev Sarafin 9,556 26.8 +4.7 $56,069
Green Brendan Hughes 2,463 6.9 +1.1 $10,885
Marijuana Denis Andrew Carrière 327 0.9 -0.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 35,616 100.0 $98,240
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joe Comuzzi 13,983 36.0 -7.0
New Democratic Bruce Hyer 13,575 34.9 +5.6
Conservative Bev Sarafin 8,575 22.1 +0.9
Green Dawn Kannegiesser 2,241 5.8 +1.2
Marijuana Denis A. Carrière 487 1.3 -0.5
Total valid votes 38,861 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joe Comuzzi 15,022 43.0 -5.1
New Democratic Bruce Hyer 10,230 29.3 +9.8
Conservative Bev Sarafin 7,394 21.2 -7.3
Green Carl Rose 1,614 4.6 +2.6
Marijuana Denis A. Carrière 645 1.8 0.0
Total valid votes 34,905 100.0

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 % ∆%
Liberal Joe Comuzzi 15,241 48.1 -3.7
Alliance Doug Pantry 6,278 19.8 +3.5
New Democratic John Rafferty 6,169 19.5 -1.3
Progressive Conservative Richard Neumann 2,753 8.7 -2.4
Green Carl Rose 648 2.0
Marijuana Denis A. Carrière 581 1.8
Total valid votes 31,670 100.0

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

Thunder Bay—Nipigon[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joe Comuzzi 16,745 51.8 -13.2
New Democratic Chris Mather 6,705 20.8 +11.7
Reform Doug Pantry 5,286 16.4 +1.4
Progressive Conservative Doug Guinn 3,569 11.0 +1.5
Total valid votes 32,305 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joe Comuzzi 24,249 65.1 +24.8
Reform Bob Reynolds 5,567 14.9
Progressive Conservative Marlene Hogarth 3,567 9.6 -16.1
New Democratic David James Ramsay 3,363 9.0 -25.1
National Wayne Hill 439 1.2
Commonwealth of Canada Brian Aalto 80 0.2
Total valid votes 37,265 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joe Comuzzi 15,346 40.2 +6.2
New Democratic Ernie Epp 13,019 34.1 -3.0
Progressive Conservative Fred Stille 9,782 25.6 -2.7
Total valid votes 38,147 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Ernie Epp 13,901 37.2 +0.7
Liberal Jack Masters 12,736 34.0 -12.6
Progressive Conservative Jim Simpson 10,601 28.3 +11.8
Libertarian Sally Hayes 180 0.5
Total valid votes 37,418 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jack Masters 16,582 46.6 +1.7
New Democratic Bruce McKay 12,950 36.4 +4.1
Progressive Conservative Rene Larson 5,865 16.5 -5.7
Communist Walter E. Rogers 109 0.3 -0.2
Marxist–Leninist Dennis Deveau 68 0.2 +0.1
Total valid votes 35,574 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Bob Andras 15,674 44.9
New Democratic Bruce McKay 11,288 32.3
Progressive Conservative Robert R. Lingman 7,749 22.2
Communist Nancy McDonald 174 0.5
Marxist–Leninist Dianne Robinson 50 0.1
Total valid votes 34,935 100.0

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Coordinates: 49°51′N 88°51′W / 49.85°N 88.85°W / 49.85; -88.85