Fort William (electoral district)

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Fort William
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1924
District abolished1976
First contested1925
Last contested1974

Fort William was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1925 to 1979. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1924 from parts of Fort William and Rainy River riding.

It was initially defined to consist of the southern parts of the territorial districts of Rainy River, Kenora and Thunder Bay adjacent to the southern boundary of Canada.

In 1947, it was defined to consist of the city of Fort William and the southern parts of the territorial districts of Rainy River, Kenora and Thunder Bay adjacent to by the southern boundary of Canada.

In 1966, it was defined to consist of the City of Fort William and the Townships of Aldina, Blake, Crooks, Devon, Fraleigh, Gillies, Hartington, Lismore, Lybster, Marks, Neebing, O'Connor, Paipoonge, Pardee, Pearson, Scoble and Strange in the territorial district of Thunder Bay.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was merged into Thunder Bay—Atikokan riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Fort William and Rainy River
15th  1925–1926     Robert James Manion Conservative
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1930
 1930–1935
18th  1935–1940     Dan McIvor Liberal
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949
21st  1949–1953
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962 Hubert Badanai
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972
29th  1972–1974 Paul McRae
30th  1974–1979
Riding dissolved into Thunder Bay—Atikokan

Election results[edit]

1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Hon. Robert James Manion 6,205
Liberal DeWitt Clinton Garver 2,830
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Hon. Robert James Manion 5,173
Labour William Nassau Welsh 2,440
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Hon. Robert James Manion 6,939
Liberal Charles White Wilson 3,262
Independent Albert Edward Smith 594

On Mr. Manion being named Minister of Railways and Canals, 7 August 1930:

Canadian federal by-election, 25 August 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Hon. Robert James Manion acclaimed
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Daniel McIvor 5,481
Conservative Hon. Robert James Manion 4,565
Reconstruction Clement Edward Chapple 2,030
Co-operative Commonwealth Garfield Anderson 1,635
Independent John Joseph Spooner 78
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Daniel McIvor 8,504
National Government Hon. Robert James Manion 6,768
Co-operative Commonwealth Garfield Anderson 1,778
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Daniel McIvor 7,209
Co-operative Commonwealth Wilfred Carson McKenzie 5,858
Progressive Conservative Robert Barclay Pow 4,945
Labor–Progressive Donald Stewart 772
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Daniel McIvor 9,569
Progressive Conservative J. Mac Spence 5,751
Co-operative Commonwealth Garfield Anderson 4,830
Labor–Progressive Alvin L. Johnson 746
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Daniel McIvor 10,402
Progressive Conservative Murray Babe 5,030
Co-operative Commonwealth William Johnson 3,847
Labor–Progressive Naomi Mara Powell 508
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Daniel McIvor 8,552
Progressive Conservative Art Widnall 7,926
Co-operative Commonwealth Michael Chicorli 5,903
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hubert Badanai 9,915
Progressive Conservative Art Widnall 9,798
Co-operative Commonwealth Michael Chicorli 4,953
Labor–Progressive Bruce Magnuson 224
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hubert Badanai 12,229
Progressive Conservative Bernard Black
New Democratic Edward G. Freeman 5,713
Social Credit Arthur W. Hutton 361
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hubert Badanai 11,765
New Democratic Edward G. Freeman 7,619
Progressive Conservative Ben Devlin 6,618
Social Credit Arthur W. Hutton 309
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hubert Badanai 12,432
New Democratic Charles A. Grant 8,993
Progressive Conservative Ben Devlin 4,773
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hubert Badanai 10,635
New Democratic Charles A. Grant 7,394
Progressive Conservative Lionel Hastings 7,284
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Paul McRae 11,545
Progressive Conservative Lionel Hastings 10,263
New Democratic Ian Stewart 7,497
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Paul McRae 13,789
New Democratic Ty Kaipio 8,094
Progressive Conservative Lawrence Timko 6,129
Communist Bruce Barrett 149
Marxist–Leninist Dianne Robinson 72

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