Bruce North

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Bruce North was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1935. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 which divided the county of Bruce into two ridings: Bruce North and Bruce South.

Geography[edit]

The North Riding of Bruce consisted initially of the Townships of Bury, Lindsay, Eastnor, Albermarle, Amabel, Arran, Bruce, Elderslie, and Saugeen, and the Village of Southampton.

In 1882, the riding was redefined to exclude the Townships of Bury, Bruce, and Saugeen, and include the township of St. Edmunds and the villages of Wiarton, Chesley, Tara, Paisley and Port Elgin. In 1892, it was redefined to include the Saugeen and Cape Croker Indian reserves.

In 1903, it was redefined as consisting of the townships of Albemarle, Amabel, Arran, Bruce, Eastnor, Kincardine, Lindsay, Saugeen and St. Edmunds, the towns of Kincardine and Wiarton, and the villages of Port Elgin, Southampton, Tara and Tiverton.

In 1924, it was redefined as consisting of the part of the county of Bruce lying north of and including the townships of Kincardine, Bruce, Saugeen and Arran.

The electoral district was abolished in 1933 when it was merged into Bruce riding.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Alexander Sproat 862
Unknown Mr. Douglas 852
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Gillies 974
Conservative Alexander Sproat 951
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Gillies acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Gillies 1,705
Conservative Alexander Sproat 1,549
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative MCNEILL, Alexander 1,250
Unknown GILLIES, John 1,162
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative MCNEILL, Alexander 1,796
Liberal BONNAR, Hector Alex 1,683
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative MCNEILL, Alexander 1,862
Liberal BONNAR, Hector Alex 1,832
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative MCNEILL, Alexander 1,702
Liberal BONNAR, Hector A. 1,671
Protestant Protective POTTS, Henry T. 991
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative MCNEILL, Alex 2,065
Liberal CAMPBELL, J.E. 2,064

On Mr. McNeill's election being declared void, 2 December 1901:

By-election on 20 March 1901
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative HALLIDAY, James 2,289
Liberal CAMPBELL, James E. 2,278
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative BLAND, L.T. 2,832
Liberal CAMPBELL, J.E. 2,725

On Mr. Bland's death, 19 August 1906:

By-election on 30 October 1906
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal TOLMIE, John 2,606
Conservative MCLELLAND, A. 2,135
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal TOLMIE, John 2,774
Liberal–Conservative MCNEIL, Alexander 2,435
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative CLARK, Hugh 2,526
Liberal TOLMIE, John 2,444
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) CLARK, Hugh 4,269
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) MACAULAY, John 2,579
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MALCOLM, James 4,178
Progressive STACEY, Richmond Earl 3,704
Conservative CLARK, Hugh 2,553
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MALCOLM, James 3,839
Conservative CLARK, Hugh 3,646
Progressive LANDON, Nathan Stevenson 2,351
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MALCOLM, James 5,447 |- Conservative CLARK, Hugh 4,959
Independent SMELLIE, William 53

On acceptance by James Malcolm of an office of emolument under the Crown, 22 October 1926:

By-election on 9 November 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MALCOLM, Hon. James acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MALCOLM, Hon. James 5,620
Conservative MITCHELL, William 5,543

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