Bruce South

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Bruce South was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1882 and from 1903 to 1935.

The original district was created by the British North America Act of 1867. It consisted of the Townships of Kincardine (including the Village of Kincardine), Greenock Brant, Huron, Kinloss, Culross, and Carrick. It was abolished in 1882 when it was redistributed between Bruce East and Bruce West ridings.

It was recreated in 1903 from those two ridings. The second incarnation of the south riding consisted of the townships of Brant, Carrick, Culross, Elderslie, Greenock, Huron, and Kinloss, the town of Walkerton, and the villages of Chelsey, Lucknow, Paisley and Teeswater in the county of Bruce.

In 1924, it was redefined to consist of the part of the county of Bruce lying south of and including the townships of Huron, Kinloss, Greenock and Elderslie.

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

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

1867-1882[edit]

  1. Francis Hurdon, Conservative (1867–1872)
  2. Edward Blake, Liberal (1872–1878)
  3. Alexander Shaw, Liberal-Conservative (1878–1882)

1904-1935[edit]

  1. Peter H. McKenzie, Liberal (1904–1908)
  2. James J. Donnelly, Conservative (1908–1913)
  3. Reuben Eldridge Truax, Liberal (1913–1921)
  4. John Walter Findlay, Progressive (1921–1925)
  5. Walter Allan Hall, Liberal (1925–1935)

Election results[edit]

1867-1882[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Francis Hurdon 1,777
Unknown Mr. Rastall 1,624
Unknown Mr. Hall 5
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Blake 1,878
Conservative Francis Hurdon 190

On Mr. Blake's appointment as Minister without Portfolio, 7 November 1873:

By-election on 14 December 1873
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Blake acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Blake 2,312
Unknown R. Baird 1,991

By-Election: On Mr. Blake's appointment as Minister of Justice, 19 May 1875:

By-election on 2 June 1875
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Blake acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative Alexander Shaw 2,673
Liberal Edward Blake 2,598

1904-1935[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MCKENZIE, Peter H. 3,082
Conservative DONNELLY, James J. 2,938
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative DONNELLY, James J. 3,005
Liberal MCKENZIE, Peter H. 2,812
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative DONNELLY, James J. 2,878
Liberal TRUAX, R.E. 2,775

Mr. J.J. Donnelly summoned to the Senate, 26 May 1913:

By-election on 30 October 1913
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal TRUAX, R.E. 2,948
Conservative CARGILL, W.D. 2,833
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) TRUAX, Reuben Eldridge 3,628
Government (Unionist) MCNAB, Alexander Eugene 3,456
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive FINDLAY, John Walter 4,762
Liberal TRUAX, Reuben Eldridge 3,849
Conservative PURVIS, John 2,232
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HALL, Walter Allan 3,965
Conservative LIPPERT, Frederick William 3,362
Progressive FINDLAY, John Walter 2,128
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HALL, Walter Allan 5,050
Conservative FOWLER, George S. 3,504
Progressive WEIGEL, John 1,791
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HALL, Walter Allan 5,738
Conservative MOFFAT, Foster Graham 4,837

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