Muskoka (electoral district)

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Muskoka was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1872 to 1882 and from 1904 to 1925. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was also a provincial electoral district represented in the Ontario Legislative Assembly from 1955 to 1987.

This riding was first created from part of Victoria North and from areas that until then were unrepresented.

It initially consisted of the Townships of Morrison, Ryde, Muskoka, Draper, Oakley, Wood, Monck, Macauley, McLean, Medora, Watt, Stephenson, Brunel, Humphrey, Cardwell, Stisted, Chaffey, Christie, Monteith, McMurrich, Matchitt, Ryerson, Spence, McKellar, McDougall, Ferguson, Carling, Hagerman, Croft, Chapman, Ferrie, Mackenzie, Wilson, Brown, Blair, Mowat Cowper, Conger, Parry Island, Parry Sound, Aumick Lake Territory, Maganetawan, and all other surveyed townships lying north of the North Riding of Victoria, and south of the Nipissing District.

The electoral district was abolished in 1882 when it was redistributed between Muskoka and Parry Sound, Ontario North and Simcoe East ridings.

It was re-created in 1903 from Muskoka and Parry Sound riding, and consisted of the territorial district of Muskoka.

The electoral district was abolished in 1924 when it was merged into Muskoka—Ontario riding.

Electoral history[edit]

1872-1882[edit]

1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alexander Peter Cockburn 651
Unknown D'Arcy Boulton 530
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alexander Peter Cockburn 876
Unknown J. Teviotdale 567
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alexander Peter Cockburn 1,259
Unknown William Edward O'Brien 1,196

1903-1924[edit]

1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative William Wright 2,121
Liberal Duncan Marshall 1,653
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative William Wright 2,248
Liberal MORRISON, Angus 1,531
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative William Wright 2,282
Liberal THOMAS, Geo. Henry Oakwood 1,262
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) MCGIBBON, Peter 3,457
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) THOMAS, George Henry Oakwood 1,878
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive HAMMELL, William James 3,651
Conservative MCGIBBON, Peter 3,517

MPPs[edit]

  1. Robert James Boyer, PC (1955–1971)
  2. Frank Miller, PC (1971–1987)

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