Timiskaming (electoral district)

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Timiskaming (later known as Timiskaming—French River ) was a federal electoral district in the northeastern part of Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1917 to 1925, and from 1935 to 1997.

It was created in 1914 from parts of Algoma East and Nipissing ridings.

Territorial evolution[edit]

The riding generally covered the Timiskaming District, but also incorporated parts of Nipissing District, Sudbury District, Algoma District and Cochrane District at various times.

In 1914, it consisted of the whole of the territorial district of Timiskaming and part of the territorial district of Algoma.

The electoral district was abolished in 1924 when it was divided into Timiskaming North and Timiskaming South ridings.

In 1933, the two ridings were re-united, and the new Timiskaming riding consisted of the territorial district of Timiskaming (excluding the township of Keefer and all townships east of Keefer and adjacent to the north boundary of Timiskaming district); and part of the territorial district of Nipissing. In 1947 and 1952, it was redefined to consist of the southern part of Timiskaming.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of parts of the territorial districts of Timiskaming, Sudbury and Nipissing. In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the southeastern part of the Territorial District of Cochrane, the northern part of the Territorial District of Nipissing; and the Territorial District of Timiskaming (excluding that part lying westerly of the Townships of Cleaver and Fallon).

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the southeastern part of the Territorial District of Cochrane; the northern part of the Territorial District of Nipissing; the eastern part of the Territorial District of Sudbury; and the Territorial District of Timiskaming (excluding the part lying west of the west boundary of the geographic Townships of Cleaver and Fallon.)

The electoral district's name was changed in 1993 to "Timiskaming—French River", and abolished in 1996, when it was incorporated into Timiskaming—Cochrane riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Timiskaming[edit]

See Timiskaming North and Timiskaming South for 1925-1935.

Timiskaming—French River[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Timiskaming[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
     Government Hon. Francis COCHRANE 7,025
     Opposition Arthur Wentworth ROEBUCK 4,868
By-election: On Mr. Cochrane's death, 7 April 1920
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Independent Angus MCDONALD 5,797
     Liberal Arthur Graeme SLAGHT 3,090
     Independent Conservative Ernest Fleetwood PULLEN 2,996
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
     Independent Angus MCDONALD 5,797
     Liberal Donald MCEACHREN 5,703
     Conservative Angus John KENNEDY 5,130
     Independent David BERTRAND 197
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Walter LITTLE 5,905
     Conservative Hon. Wesley Ashton GORDON 5,456
     Co-operative Commonwealth Walter John HILL 4,185
     Reconstruction Jack Percy DRANSFIELD 168
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Walter LITTLE 10,455
     Liberal Gerald Daniel O'MEARA 4,906
     Farmer-Labour Tommy CHURCH 4,204
     Co-operative Commonwealth Walter John HILL 2,481
     Unknown Albert Edward SWIFT 110
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Walter LITTLE 7,818
     Co-operative Commonwealth Colborne Campbell AMES 6,330
     Progressive Conservative Frank Herbert TODD 4,373
     Labour-Progressive William Garth TEEPLE 565
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Walter LITTLE 8,528
     Co-operative Commonwealth Colborne Campbell AMES 6,961
     Progressive Conservative John Fenton Richardson AKEHURST 5,512
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Ann SHIPLEY 7,497
     Co-operative Commonwealth C.C. Doc AMES 6,259
     Progressive Conservative Ted KENRICK 4,611
     Labour-Progressive Joseph BILLINGS 335
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
     Co-operative Commonwealth Arnold PETERS 6,936
     Liberal Ann SHIPLEY 6,896
     Progressive Conservative C. Foster RICE 5,645
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
     Co-operative Commonwealth Arnold PETERS 7,544
     Progressive Conservative C. Foster RICE 7,318
     Liberal Ted J. MIRON 6,118
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
     New Democratic Party Arnold PETERS 7,055
     Progressive Conservative Joseph MAVRINAC 6,053
     Liberal Ann SHIPLEY 5,969
     Social Credit Gérard MICHAUD 2,665
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
     New Democratic Party Arnold PETERS 7,356
     Liberal Mervyn LAVIGNE 6,763
     Progressive Conservative John CRAM 5,540
     Social Credit Camil SAMSON 2,033
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
     New Democratic Party Arnold PETERS 9,986
     Liberal Mervyn LAVIGNE 5,885
     Progressive Conservative Bruce BESLEY 3,823
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
     New Democratic Party Arnold PETERS 8,482
     Liberal Louis-R. VANNIER 7,728
     Progressive Conservative George L. CASSIDY 4,443
     Social Credit Alcide-J. HAMELIN 288
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
     New Democratic Party Arnold PETERS 11,327
     Liberal Dick DUFF 7,768
     Progressive Conservative Alf GUPPY 3,317
     Social Credit Albert BRETON 718
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
     New Democratic Party Arnold PETERS 10,263
     Liberal Guy IANNUCCI 6,598
     Progressive Conservative Murray WATTS 4,615
     Social Credit Maurice CURE 492
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
     New Democratic Party Arnold PETERS 11,595
     Liberal Pierre BELANGER 10,900
     Progressive Conservative Grant SIROLA 6,036
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Bruce LONSDALE 11,135
     New Democratic Party Arnold PETERS 10,661
     Progressive Conservative Grant SIROLA 4,901
     Marxist-Leninist Claudia IRONS 93


Canadian federal by-election, October 12, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative John MacDougall 9,029 35.74
Liberal Pierre Bélanger 8,341 33.02
     New Democratic Party Arnold Peters 7,654 30.30
     Independent Richard Peever 236 0.93
Total valid votes 25,260 100.00
Total rejected ballots 111
Turnout 25,371 69.00
Electors on the lists 36,771
Called after Mr. Lonsdale's death.
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative John A. MACDOUGALL 15,359
     New Democratic Party Jim MORRISON 6,685
     Liberal Lorraine ROBAZZA 6,308
     Social Credit Ken SWEIGARD 151
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative John A. MACDOUGALL 11,230
     Liberal Ben Serré 10,284
     New Democratic Party Earl EVANS 7,831
     Confederation of Regions Fred FIELD 1,207
     Independent Richard PEEVER 160

Timiskaming—French River[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Ben Serré 17,462
     Progressive Conservative Bob Mantha 4,510
     Reform Dan Louie 3,868
     New Democratic Party Steve Yee 2,573
     Independent Gary Whitman 483
     Natural Law Anne Belanger 296

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament: