Bruce East

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Bruce East was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1882 to 1904. This riding was created in 1882 from parts of Bruce North and Bruce South ridings.

The East Riding of the county of Bruce consisted of the townships of Culross, Greenock, Brant and Carrick, the town of Walkerton, and the village of Teeswater.

The electoral district was abolished in 1903 when it was redistributed between Bruce North and Bruce South ridings.

Election results[edit]

1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Rupert Mearse Wells 1,558
Unknown Alexander Shaw 1,497
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Henry Cargill 2,182
Liberal Rupert Mearse Wells 1,812

On Mr. Cargill's resignation, as he was already holding a Crown appointment (postmaster), and on his resignation as postmaster:

By-election on 2 April 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Henry Cargill 2,009
Liberal Richard Truax 1,886
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Reuben Eldridge Truax 2,045
Conservative Henry Cargill 1,931

On Mr. Truax being unseated:

By-election on 11 February 1892
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative CARGILL, Henry acclaimed
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative CARGILL, Henry 2,048
Patrons of Industry TOLTON, James 1,881
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative CARGILL, Henry 1,806
Liberal COUMANS, John 1,763

On Mr. Cargill's death, 1 October 1903:

By-election on 16 February 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative DONNELLY, James J. 1,821
Liberal ROBB, Alexander W. 1,650

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