Cochrane (electoral district)

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For the defunct provincial electoral district in Alberta, see Cochrane (provincial electoral district).

Cochrane (also known as Cochrane North and Cochrane—Superior) was a federal and provincial electoral district in the province of Ontario, Canada. It was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1935 to 1997 and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1914 until 1998.

Federal electoral district[edit]

This riding was created in 1933 as "Cochrane" from parts of Timiskaming North riding. The electoral district was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed between Algoma, Kenora—Rainy River, Thunder Bay—Nipigon, Timiskaming—Cochrane and Timmins—James Bay ridings.

Geography[edit]

It initially consisted of the northern part of the territorial district of Timiskaming, and the eastern part of the territorial district of Cochrane and the district of Patricia. In Timiskaming, the riding included the part of the district lying north of and including the townships of Pontiac and Keefer and the townships in between them. In Cochrane, it included the part of the district lying east of a line drawn along the eastern boundaries of the townships of McCoig and Mulloy and north to the northern limit of the district. In Patricia, it included the part lying east of the projection north of the western boundary of the electoral district of Cochrane.

In 1947, it was redefined to consist of the northern part of the territorial district of Cochrane and the eastern part of the district of Patricia. In the 1960s, it was redefined to consist of the northern parts of the territorial district of Algoma, Cochrane, Kenora (Patricia Portion), Sudbury and Timiskaming.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Algoma, Cochrane North, Timiskaming and Timmins—Chapleau ridings.

"Cochrane North" was formed in 1976 from parts of Cochrane and Thunder Bay ridings. It consisted of the northern part of the Territorial District of Algoma, northwest part of the Territorial District of Cochrane, the eastern part of the Territorial District of Kenora (Patricia Portion), and the southeast part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay. The name of the electoral district was changed in 1977 to "Cochrane", and in 1980 to "Cochrane—Superior".

Cochrane—Superior initially consisted of the northern part of the Territorial District of Algoma, the north-west of the Territorial District of Cochrane, the eastern part of the Territorial District of Kenora (Patricia Portion), and the south-east part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay.

It was redefined in 1987 to consist of the north-east part of the Territorial District of Algoma, the north-west part of the Territorial District of Cochrane, the eastern part of the Territorial District of Kenora, and the eastern part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay.

Federal election results[edit]

Cochrane[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BRADETTE, Joseph Arthur 12,719
Co-operative Commonwealth BEACH, Harry Hughes 3,247
Reconstruction MURTAGH, Andrew Patrick 2,593
Communist EWEN, Thomas Alexander 1,004
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BRADETTE, Joseph Arthur 16,785
National Government CRUMB, Robert Whitney 5,652
     Farmer-Labour TEEPLE, W. Garth 3,922
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BRADETTE, Joseph A. 13,285
Co-operative Commonwealth PARISIEN, Wilfrid 7,355
Progressive Conservative SPOONER, Joseph Wilfrid 4,711
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BRADETTE, Joseph-Arthur 6,352
Progressive Conservative BRUNELLE, René-Joseph-Napoléon 3,885
Co-operative Commonwealth LEFEBVRE, Elmo-Stanislas 2,331
Union des électeurs AYOTTE, Joseph-Apolidor-Flor 891
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HABEL, Joseph Alphonse Anac 6,667
Progressive Conservative BRUNELLE, René Joseph Napoléon 5,194
Co-operative Commonwealth CARTER, John Pereira 2,448
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HABEL, J.A. Anaclet 6,626
Progressive Conservative LEFEBVRE, Elmo 3,319
Co-operative Commonwealth LACASSE, Norman 2,552
Independent Social Credit FILION, André J. 2,351
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HABEL, J. Anaclet 7,851
Progressive Conservative BRUNELLE, René 6,941
Co-operative Commonwealth BALLANTYNE, James 2,729
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HABEL, Joseph-Anaclet 7,969
New Democratic PATERSON, Ross A. 4,814
Progressive Conservative BORDELEAU, François 4,072
Social Credit ALBERT, Levi 1,459
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HABEL, Joseph-Anaclet 7,809
New Democratic PATERSON, Ross A. 5,498
Progressive Conservative PALANGIO, Mike 3,276
Social Credit BRISSON, Alphonse 2,204
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HABEL, Joseph-Anaclet 7,505
New Democratic PATERSON, Ross A. 6,685
Progressive Conservative MOORE, Bob 3,025
Social Credit BRISSON, Alphonse 837
Independent KELLY, Philip T. 316
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal STEWART, Ralph W. 9,803
New Democratic PATERSON, Ross A. 7,034
Progressive Conservative MAYBURY, George W. 2,875
Social Credit LAVOIE, Jeanne 433
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal STEWART, Ralph W. 10,405
New Democratic CONSTANTINE, Bud 5,405
Progressive Conservative BROWN, Blair 4,626
Social Credit PETRIN, Emmanuel 1,477
Independent MULLINS, Richard B. 204
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal STEWART, Ralph 11,379
New Democratic BRIXHE, Carol 5,539
Progressive Conservative TOUCHETTE, Alphonse 2,957
Not affiliated GOSSELIN, François 1,099
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PENNER, Keith 12,889
New Democratic FORTIN, Robert 11,080
Progressive Conservative KOSOWAN, Carole 5,001
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PENNER, Keith 15,280
New Democratic FORTIN, Robert 10,814
Progressive Conservative TURNER, J. Elgin 2,852
Marxist–Leninist STEVENS, Doris 111

Cochrane—Superior[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PENNER, Keith 12,359
Progressive Conservative DESJARDINS, Guy 9,590
New Democratic BRUNET, Ray 7,672
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BÉLAIR, Réginald 11,954
New Democratic WOOD, Len 10,753
Progressive Conservative DESJARDINS, Guy 7,032
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BÉLAIR, Réginald 19,511
Reform BANKS, Don 2,590
Progressive Conservative PARENT, Muriel J. 2,470
New Democratic LAJEUNESSE, Jean Paul 2,429

Provincial electoral district[edit]

From the 1987 election until its abolition, Cochrane North included most of the District of Cochrane (except Timmins, the geographic townships bordering Timmins on the west, Iroquois Falls, and all the communities and townships south of a line extending east from the northern boundary of Iroquois Falls to Lake Abitibi and then all communities and townships south of Lake Abitibi). The riding also included the two geographic townships in Algoma District immediately south of Hearst and all of Kenora District east of the prolongation of the westerly border of Cochrane District. The riding was abolished in 1998 into Timmins—James Bay, Algoma—Manitoulin and Timiskaming—Cochrane. Prior to 1926, the riding was known as Cochrane.

Members[edit]

  1. Malcolm Lang, Liberal (1914–1926)
  2. Albert Waters, Conservative (1926–1934)
  3. Joseph-Anaclet Habel, Liberal (1934–1948)
  4. John Carrère, Progressive Conservative (1948)
  5. Marcel Léger, Progressive Conservative (1949–1951)
  6. Philip Kelly, Progressive Conservative (1951–1958)
  7. René Brunelle, Progressive Conservative (1958–1981)
  8. René Piché, Progressive Conservative (1981–1985)
  9. René Fontaine, Liberal (1985–1990)
  10. Len Wood, New Democratic Party (1990–1999)

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