Burin—Burgeo

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Burin—Burgeo
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1949
District abolished 1976
First contested 1949
Last contested 1974

Burin—Burgeo was a federal electoral district in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1949 to 1979.

This riding was created in 1949 when Newfoundland joined the Canadian Confederation.

It was abolished in 1976 when it was merged into Burin—St. George's riding.

It initially consisted of the Districts of Placentia West, Burin, Fortune Bay-Hermitage, and Burgeo and LaPoile and all the unorganized territory bounded on the North and West by the District of Grand Falls, on the South by the Districts of Burgeo and LaPoile and Fortune Bay-Hermitage, on the East by the Districts of Trinity North, Bonavista South and Bonavista North.

In 1952, it was redefined to consist of the Districts of Placentia West excluding the Iona Islands, Burin, Fortune Bay and Hermitage and Burgeo and LaPoile.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the provincial districts of Placentia West, Burin, Burgeo and LaPoile, and those parts of the provincial districts of Fortune Bay, Hermitage, Grand Falls and St. George's not included in the electoral districts of Gander-Twillingate, Grand Falls-White Bay-Labrador and Humber-St. George's-St. Barbe.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Chesley William Carter 12,590
Progressive Conservative Grace Margaret Sparkes 1,053
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Chesley William Carter 11,017
Progressive Conservative Grace Margaret Sparkes 1,480
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Chesley William Carter acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Chesley William Carter 11,360
Progressive Conservative Harvey Cole 4,847
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Chesley William Carter 12,533
Progressive Conservative Alec Gordon Stacey 3,163
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Chesley William Carter 12,167
Progressive Conservative Samuel Walters 2,439
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Chesley William Carter 11,350
Progressive Conservative Mervin E. Pond 3,360
Social Credit Eric Dixon Cave Hiscock 444
By-election on 19 September 1966

On Mr. Carter being called to the Senate, 8 July 1966

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Don Jamieson 9,215
Progressive Conservative Eric Dixon Cave Hiscock 1,107
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Don Jamieson 8,674
Progressive Conservative Robert Michael McGrath 5,440
New Democratic Donald Barton 758
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Don Jamieson 13,883
Progressive Conservative Max Keeping 4,746
New Democratic Lowell Paulson 336
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Don Jamieson 13,530
Progressive Conservative Max Strong 2,254
New Democratic Lowell Paulson 721

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