Cape Breton Highlands—Canso

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Cape Breton Highlands—Canso
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1966
District abolished 1996
First contested 1968
Last contested 1993

Cape Breton Highlands—Canso was a federal electoral district in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1968 to 1997.

History[edit]

This riding was created in 1966 from Antigonish—Guysborough, Inverness—Richmond and North Cape Breton and Victoria ridings.

It consisted initially of:

  • the counties of Antigonish and Inverness, and
  • parts of the counties of Guysborough, Victoria and Richmond.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the County of Antigonish, and
  • parts of the Counties of Inverness, Victoria, Richmond and Guysborough lying to the east of the meridian of Longitude 62(30'00" West.

It was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed into Bras d'Or, Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough and Sydney—Victoria ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Cape Breton Highlands—Canso
Riding created from Antigonish—Guysborough, Inverness—Richmond
and North Cape Breton and Victoria
28th  1968–1972     Allan MacEachen Liberal
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988     Lawrence O'Neil Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993     Francis LeBlanc Liberal
35th  1993–1997
Riding dissolved into Bras d'Or, Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough
and Sydney—Victoria

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Allan J. MacEachen 13,725
Progressive Conservative D. Hugh Gillis 13,195
New Democratic Ieva Jessens 445
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Allan J. MacEachen 16,929
Progressive Conservative Angus MacIsaac 14,463
New Democratic Robert Schwaab 1,929
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Allan J. MacEachen 17,977
Progressive Conservative Angus MacIsaac 12,401
New Democratic Alick Mackenzie Slater 1,819
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Allan J. MacEachen 17,047
Progressive Conservative F.B. William Bill Kelly 13,736
New Democratic William J. Woodfine 4,657
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Allan J. MacEachen 18,262
Progressive Conservative F.B. William Bill Kelly 12,799
New Democratic William J. Woodfine 4,902
Independent Elizabeth May 272
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Lawrence O'Neil 19,371
Liberal Kenzie MacKinnon 15,026
New Democratic Daniel W. MacInnes 4,308
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Francis LeBlanc 20,318
Progressive Conservative Lawrence O'Neil 17,557
New Democratic Wilf Cude 2,036
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Francis LeBlanc 22,713
Progressive Conservative Lewis MacKinnon 7,916
Reform Henry Van Berkel 2,972
New Democratic Junior Bernard 1,375
Natural Law Earl Lafford 337

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