Peel South

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Peel South (also known as Mississauga riding) was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1968 to 1974. It was located in the province of Ontario. The riding was created in 1966 from parts of the Peel riding.

It consisted of the Township of Toronto in the County of Peel, and the part of Metropolitan Toronto lying west of the Etobicoke River.

The electoral district's name was changed in late 1973 to Mississauga, on a request by then MP Don Blenkarn, to coincide with the creation of the City of Mississauga.[1] It was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Brampton—Halton Hills, Mississauga North and Mississauga South ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Peel South
Riding created from Peel
28th  1968–1972     Hyl Chappell Liberal
29th  1972–1974     Don Blenkarn Progressive Conservative
30th  1974–1979     Tony Abbott Liberal
Riding dissolved into Brampton—Halton Hills, Mississauga North
and Mississauga South

Electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1968: Peel South
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal CHAPPELL, Hyl 24,255
  Progressive Conservative BROWNRIDGE, Earl K. 19,065
  New Democratic Party WOLLARD, Keith 8,498

Canadian federal election, 1972: Peel South
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative BLENKARN, Don 31,981
  Liberal KENT, Bill 30,305
  New Democratic Party BUSBY, David 18,553
  Independent HOULTON, Michael 461

Canadian federal election, 1974: Mississauga
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal ABBOTT, Tony 38,517
  Progressive Conservative BLENKARN, Don 34,080
  New Democratic Party BUSBY, David 14,276
  Independent DARWIN, Richard C. 227
Marxist–Leninist STARBUCK, David A. 113

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mississauga riding official", Mississauga Times, 12 December 1973.

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