Cape Breton North and Victoria

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Cape Breton North and Victoria
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1903
District abolished 1966
First contested 1904
Last contested 1965

Cape Breton North and Victoria (also known as North Cape Breton and Victoria and Cape Breton North—Victoria) was a federal electoral district in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1968.

History[edit]

This riding was created in 1903 as "North Cape Breton and Victoria"' riding from Cape Breton and Victoria ridings.

It consisted initially of the county of Victoria, the northern part of the County of Cape Breton: the districts of Boisdale, Boularderie, East Bay (North), French Vale, George's River, Grand Narrows, and Little Bras d'Or, and the towns of North Sydney and Sydney Mines.

In 1924, its name was changed to "Cape Breton North—Victoria", and then to "Cape Breton North and Victoria" in 1933. It was redefined to consist of the county of Victoria, and that part of the county of Cape Breton contained in the municipal districts of Balls Creek and Edwardsville (No. 2), Big Pond (No. 13), Boisdale (No. 9), Boularderie (No. 10), East Bay North (No. 19), East Bay South (No. 8), Enon (No. 21), Frenchvale (No. 22), George's River (No. 23), Grand Narrows (No. 14) and Little Bras d'Or (No. 4), and including the towns of Sydney Mines and North Sydney.

In 1947, the riding was expanded to include the municipal districts of Hillside (No. 3), and South Forks (No. 18).

It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Cape Breton Highlands—Canso, Cape Breton—East Richmond and Cape Breton—The Sydneys ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
North Cape Breton and Victoria
Riding created from Cape Breton and Victoria
10th  1904–1906     Daniel Duncan McKenzie Liberal
 1906–1908 Alexander Charles Ross
11th  1908–1911 Daniel Duncan McKenzie
12th  1911–1917
13th  1917–1921     Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1921     Liberal
 1922–1923
 1923–1925 Fenwick Lionel Kelly
Cape Breton North—Victoria
15th  1925–1926     Lewis Wilkieson Johnstone Conservative
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
Cape Breton North and Victoria
18th  1935–1937     Daniel Alexander Cameron Liberal
 1937–1940 Matthew MacLean
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949
21st  1944–1953
22nd  1953–1957 William Murdoch Buchanan
23rd  1957–1958     Robert Muir Progressive Conservative
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
Riding dissolved into Cape Breton Highlands—Canso, Cape Breton—East Richmond
and Cape Breton—The Sydneys

Election results[edit]

North Cape Breton and Victoria, 1904–1925[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Daniel Duncan McKenzie 2,583
Conservative John McCormick 2,519
By-election on 14 March 1906

On Mr. McKenzie being appointed judge, 16 February 1906

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alexander Charles Ross 2,922
Conservative John McCormick 2,088
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Daniel Duncan McKenzie 2,849
Conservative John McCormick 2,832
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Daniel Duncan McKenzie 3,418
Conservative John McCormack 2,803
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Daniel Duncan McKenzie 4,477
Government (Unionist) John McCormick 3,649
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Daniel Duncan McKenzie 7,399
Unknown Murdoch A. McKenzie 4,060
By-election on 19 January 1922

On Mr. McKenzie's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown, 29 December 1921

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Daniel Duncan McKenzie acclaimed
By-election on 31 July 1923

On Mr. McKenzie's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown, 11 April 1923

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Fenwick Lionel Kelly 4,839
Conservative Robert Hamilton Butts 4,215
Labour Daniel David MacDonald 1,652

Cape Breton North—Victoria, 1925–1935[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Lewis Wilkieson Johnstone 6,873
Liberal Fenwick Lionel Kelly 4,309
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Lewis Wilkieson Johnstone 6,284
Liberal Michael Dwyer 4,691
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Lewis Wilkieson Johnstone 7,075
Liberal Michael Dwyer 5,184

Cape Breton North and Victoria, 1935–1968[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Daniel Alexander Cameron 6,457
Conservative Lewis Wilkieson Johnstone 4,067
Reconstruction John Donald Nelson MacDonald 3,377
By-election on 18 October 1937

On Mr. Cameron's death, 4 September 1937

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Matthew Maclean acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Matthew Maclean 6,326
National Government John Michael MacDonald 5,156
Co-operative Commonwealth Robert Way 2,097
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Matthew Maclean 5,895
Progressive Conservative John Michael MacDonald 5,441
Co-operative Commonwealth Robert Waye 2,886
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Matthew Maclean 9,461
Progressive Conservative Thomas Price Slaven 5,083
Co-operative Commonwealth Sidney Oram 2,102
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Murdoch Buchanan 9,535
Progressive Conservative John Norman MacAskill 6,218
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Robert Muir 9,097
Liberal William Murdoch Buchanan 8,717
Co-operative Commonwealth Daniel Joseph MacEachern 1,753
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Robert Muir 12,046
Liberal William Murdock Buchanan 8,616
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Robert Muir 11,019
Liberal Malcolm A. Patterson 7,541
New Democratic Gerald A. Yetman 3,403
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Robert Muir 10,508
Liberal Robert France Ferguson 8,507
New Democratic Gerald A. Yetman 2,347
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Robert Muir 11,258
Liberal Robert France Ferguson 8,208
New Democratic David M. Guy 1,868

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