Antigonish (electoral district)

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Antigonish
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1867
District abolished 1914
First contested 1867
Last contested 1911
Demographics
Census divisions Antigonish

Antigonish was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1917. It was created in the British North America Act, 1867. The federal riding was dissolved in 1914 into the riding of Antigonish—Guysborough. It consisted of the County of Antigonish.

Geography[edit]

This riding was set by the British North America Act, 1867 to consist of Antigonish County. The boundaries were not changed during the electoral redistributions of 1872, 1882, 1892 or 1903. This riding was dissolved into Antigonish—Guysborough during the 1914 redistribution. The county was legally defined in 1828 (as Sydney County) as:

Commencing at a slate rock, on the Eastern side of the falls of the River Ekimsegam, and at a post and pile of stones marked on the west side CH on the Eastern side CS from thence running North twenty five miles and a quarter of a mile to a square post surrounded by a pile of stones marked SC on the East and HC on the West side from thence running South eighty five degrees East fourteen miles to a square post and pile of stones marked CS on the Eastern side and CH on the western side, thence running North twenty six miles to the shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence to a square post surrounded by a pile of stones and marked on the East side CS on the West side CH thence Easterly along the shore to the entrance of the Gut of Canso, and by a line drawn through the centre of said Gut Southerly to the Southern entrance of the same, thence Westerly and Southerly along the shores of Chedabucto Bay, and Easterly along the shore of said bay, and Westerly by the Southern shore of the Province, to Ekimsegum aforenamed comprehending all the Islands in front of the foregoing limits save the Island of Cape Breton, and its appendant Isles.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Antigonish
1st  1867–1869[nb 1]     Hugh McDonald Anti-Confederation
 1869–1872     Liberal–Conservative
2nd  1872–1873[nb 2]
 1873–1873[nb 3]
 1873–1874     Angus McIsaac Liberal
3rd  1874–1878
4th  1878–1882
5th  1882–1885[nb 4]
 1885–1887     John Sparrow David Thompson Liberal–Conservative
6th  1887–1891
7th  1891–1894[nb 5]
 1895–1896     Colin Francis McIsaac Liberal
8th  1896–1900
9th  1900–1904
10th  1904–1905[nb 6]
 1905–1908 William Chisholm
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917
Riding dissolved into Antigonish—Guysborough

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Chisholm 1,468
Conservative John J. Cameron 987
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Chisholm 1,291
Conservative E. Lavin Girroir 1,271
By-election on 22 November 1905

On Mr. McIsaac being appointed Railway Commissioner, 3 July 1905

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Chisholm 1,325
Conservative E. Lavin Girroir 1,090
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Colin Francis McIsaac 1,619
Conservative Hugh Cameron 810
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Colin Francis McIsaac 1,403
Conservative E. Lavin Girroir 1,137
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Colin Francis McIsaac 1,341
Conservative J.A. Chisholm 1,224
By-election on 17 April 1895

On Mr. Thompson's death, 12 December 1894

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Colin Francis McIsaac acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John Sparrow David Thompson 1,346
Unknown Angus McGillivray 1,119
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John Sparrow David Thompson 1,247
Liberal Angus McGillivray 1,207
By-election on 16 October 1885

On Mr. McIsaac being appointed County Court Judge for District No. 6, 24 September 1885

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John Sparrow David Thompson 1,020
Independent Conservative Alexander McIntosh 792
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Angus McIsaac 1,068
Unknown Charles B. Whidden 735
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Angus McIsaac 833
Unknown Charles B. Whidden 702
Unknown John J. McKinnon 315
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Angus McIsaac acclaimed
By-election on 20 December 1873

On Mr. McDonald being appointed Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, 5 November 1873

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Angus McIsaac acclaimed
By-election on 7 July 1873

On Mr. McDonald being appointed Minister of Militia and Defence, 1 July 1873

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Hugh McDonald acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Hugh McDonald acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes %
Anti-Confederation Hugh McDonald 1,238 76.04
Conservative William A. Henry 390 23.96
Total valid votes 1,628 100.0  
This electoral district was created by the British North America Act, 1867 from the colonial Province of Nova Scotia's Antigonish electoral district. William Alexander Henry was one of the incumbents, along with John McKinnon.
Source: Library of Parliament[1]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Anti-Confederation Party dissolved in 1869, and Hugh McDonald joined the Liberal–Conservative Party.
  2. ^ A by-election was called on Hugh McDonald being appointed Minister of Militia and Defence, 1 July 1873. He was acclaimed as the by-election victor on 7 July 1873.
  3. ^ Hugh McDonald was appointed Puisine Judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia on 5 November 1873. His successor was elected in a by-election on 20 December 1873.
  4. ^ Angus McIsaac was appointed as County Court Judge for District No. 6 on 24 September 1885. His successor was elected in a by-election on 16 October 1885.
  5. ^ John Sparrow David Thompson died in office on 12 December 1894. His successor was elected in a by-election on 17 April 1895.
  6. ^ Colin Francis McIsaac was appointed as Railway Commissioner on 3 July 1905. His successor was elected in a by-election on 22 November 1905.

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