Thunder Bay—Rainy River

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Thunder Bay—Rainy River
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Thunder Bay—Rainy River in relation to the other area ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
John Rafferty
New Democratic
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Population (2011)[1] 82,984
Electors (2011) 62,018
Area (km²)[2] 32,696.83
Pop. density (per km²) 2.5
Census divisions Thunder Bay District, Rainy River District
Census subdivisions Thunder Bay, Fort Frances, Oliver Paipoonge, Atikokan, Neebing

Thunder Bay—Rainy River is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004. It first elected a member in the 2004 federal election.

It was created in 2003 from parts of Kenora—Rainy River and Thunder Bay—Atikokan ridings

It consists of the Territorial District of Rainy River, and the part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay lying south and west of a line drawn from the western limit of the territorial district east along the 6th Base Line, south along longitude 90o00( W, Dog River and the western shoreline of Dog Lake, west along the northern boundary of the Township of Fowler, south along its western boundary, and east along its southern boundary, 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, and due east to the eastern limit of the City of Thunder Bay, along that limit to the northeast corner of the Township of Neebing, and southeast to the US border.

Member of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Member of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Thunder Bay—Rainy River
Riding created from Kenora—Rainy River and Thunder Bay—Atikokan
38th  2004 − 2006     Ken Boshcoff Liberal
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011     John Rafferty New Democratic
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic John Rafferty 18,085 48.7 +8.4
Conservative Maureen Comuzzi-Stehmann 10,097 27.2 +3.6
Liberal Ken Boshcoff 8,067 21.7 -10.6
Green Ed Shields 909 2.4 -1.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,158 100.0
Total rejected ballots 130 0.3
Turnout 37,288 60.1
Eligible voters 62,018
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic John Rafferty 14,478 40.3 +6.9 $80,937
Liberal Ken Boshcoff 11,589 32.3 -2.8 $63,482
Conservative Richard Neumann 8,466 23.6 -3.6 $44,136
Green Russ Aegard 1,377 3.8 +0.7 $1,292
Total valid votes/Expense limit 35,910 100.0 $93,852
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Ken Boshcoff 13,525 35.1 -4.3
New Democratic John Rafferty 12,862 33.4 +3.7
Conservative David Leskowski 10,485 27.2 +0.9
Green Russ Aegard 1,189 3.1 +0.7
Marijuana Doug MacKay 424 1.1 -0.4
Total valid votes 38,485 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Ken Boshcoff 14,290 39.4
New Democratic John Rafferty 10,781 29.7
Conservative David Leskowski 9,559 26.3
Green Russ Aegard 856 2.4
Marijuana Doug Thompson 547 1.5
Christian Heritage Johannes Scheibler 267 0.7
Total valid votes 36,300 100.0

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Coordinates: 49°50′0″N 91°50′0″W / 49.83333°N 91.83333°W / 49.83333; -91.83333