Gander—Grand Falls

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Gander—Grand Falls
Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1987
District abolished 2003
First contested 1988
Last contested 2004

Gander—Grand Falls was a federal electoral district in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 to 2004.

This riding was created in 1987 from parts of Gander—Twillingate and Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador ridings. It was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed into Bonavista—Exploits, Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte and Random—Burin—St. George's ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Gander—Grand Falls
Riding created from Gander—Twillingate and
Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador
34th  1988–1993     George Baker Liberal
35th  1993–1997
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2002
 2002–2004     Rex Barnes Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Bonavista—Exploits, Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte
and Random—Burin—St. George's

George Baker, a Liberal, represented the riding from the 1997 general election until he was appointed to the Canadian Senate in 2002. Rex Barnes, a Progressive Conservative, won the 2002 by-election held to replace Baker, and represented the riding for the remainder of that Parliament.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George Baker 20,314
Progressive Conservative Abe Schwartz 11,478
New Democratic Bryan Blackmore 4,618
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George Baker 24,202
Progressive Conservative Tom Rideout 6,063
New Democratic Dennis Whalen 530
Natural Law Nolan White 200
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George Baker 13,409
Progressive Conservative Todd Barker 8,652
New Democratic Mary Shortall 3,620
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George Baker 15,874
Progressive Conservative Roger K. Pike 8,191
New Democratic Bill Broderick 2,876
Alliance Orville Penney 1,912
By-election on 13 May 2002

On Mr. Baker being called to the Senate, 26 March 2002

Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Rex Barnes 9,273
Liberal Beaton Tulk 8,552
New Democratic John Lannon 873
Alliance Garry Hartle 422

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