Kootenay (electoral district)

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British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1903
District abolished 1914
First contested 1904
Last contested 1912

Kootenay was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1917.

This riding was created in 1903 from the eastern part of Yale—Cariboo riding, namely areas part of the Kootenay Land District, whose boundaries formed the federal electoral district boundary, and also defined the Kootenay provincial riding's boundaries.

The federal Kootenay riding was abolished in 1914 when it was redistributed into Kootenay East and Kootenay West ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Yale—Cariboo
10th  1904–1908     William Alfred Galliher Liberal
11th  1908–1911     Arthur Samuel Goodeve Conservative
12th  1911–1912
 1912–1917     Robert Francis Green Conservative
Riding dissolved into Kootenay East and Kootenay West

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, 30 May 1912
On the appointment of Arthur Goodeve to Railway Commissioner for Canada, 4 May 1912
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative R.F. Green acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Samuel Goodeve 4,113 57.51 +10.54
Liberal James Horace King 3,039 42.49 +9.66
Total valid votes 7,152 100.0  
Conservative hold Swing +0.44
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Samuel Goodeve 3,109 46.97 +10.98
Liberal Smith Curtis 2,173 32.83 -18.63
Socialist William Davidson 1,337 20.20
Total valid votes 6,619 100.0  
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +14.80
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal William A. Galliher 2,551 51.46
Conservative Chas.H. Mackintosh 1,784 35.99
Unknown James A. Baker 622 12.55
Total valid votes 4,957 100.0  
This riding was created from Yale—Cariboo, where Liberal William Alfred Galliher was the incumbent.

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