Nipissing (electoral district)

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Nipissing
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
First contested1896
Last contested2004
Demographics
Census divisionsNipissing District, Parry Sound
Census subdivisionsBonfield, Callander, East Ferris, Mattawa, North Bay, Temagami, West Nipissing

Nipissing was a federal electoral district that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1896 to 2004. It was located in the northeastern part of Ontario, Canada.

When it was first created, the riding took in the eastern half of Northeastern Ontario, including the towns of North Bay and Sudbury. Before 1892, this region was part of the electoral district of Renfrew North.

It initially consisted of the temporary judicial district of Nipissing, and the townships of Head, Clara and Maria in the county of Renfrew, and a part of the district of Algoma.

In 1892, it was redefined to consist of the townships of Airey, Appleby, Awrey, Badgerow, Ballantyne, Biggar, Bishop, Blezard, Bonfield, Boulter, Bower, Boyd, Broder, Butt, Caldwell, Calvin, Cameron, Canisbay, Chisholm, Clara, Deacon, Devine, Dill, Dryden, Dunnet, Ferris, Field, Finlayson, Fitzgerald, French, Freswick, Grant, Hagar, Hawley, Head, Hugel, Hunter, Kirkpatrick, Lauder, Lister, Lorrain, Lyell, Maria, Mattawan, McCraney, McKim, McLaughlin, Merrick, Mulock, Murchison, Neelon, Olrig, Osler, Papineau, Paxton, Peck, Pentland, Phelps, Ratter, Robinson, Sabine, Springer, Widdifield and Wilkes, and a broad swath of northeastern Ontario between Georgian Bay and Hudson Bay/James Bay.

In 1903, it was redefined to consist of the territorial district of Nipissing, and the townships of Clara, Head and Maria in the county of Renfrew. In 1914, it was defined to consist of the territorial district of Nipissing, the eastern part of the territorial district of Sudbury, and the townships of Clara, Head and Maria in the county of Renfrew. In 1924, it was defined to consist of the southwest part of the territorial district of Nipissing, and the southeast part of the territorial district of Sudbury.

In 1947, it was defined to consist of the eastern part of the territorial district of Sudbury and the territorial district of Nipissing, excluding he townships of Ballantyne, Wilkes, Pentland, Boyd and Cameron and all townships south of them. Sudbury riding was created from the western portion of Nipissing.

In 1976, it was defined to consist of the northwest part of the Territorial District of Nipissing. In 1996, it was defined to consist of parts of the northeastern part of the Territorial District of Parry Sound, and the western part of the Territorial District of Nipissing.

The electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was merged into Nipissing—Timiskaming riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Renfrew North
8th  1896–1900     James Klock Conservative
9th  1900–1904     Charles McCool Liberal
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911     George Gordon Conservative
12th  1911–1911
 1911–1917 Francis Cochrane
13th  1917–1921     Charles Robert Harrison Government (Unionist)
14th  1921–1925     Edmond Lapierre Liberal
15th  1925–1926
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935 Raoul Hurtubise
18th  1935–1940
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949 Léo Gauthier
21st  1949–1953 Jack Garland
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1964†
 1964–1965 Carl Legault
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972
29th  1972–1974 Jean-Jacques Blais
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988     Moe Mantha Sr. Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993     Bob Wood Liberal
35th  1993–1997
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2004
Riding dissolved into Nipissing—Timiskaming

Electoral history[edit]

1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative James Klock 2,477
Liberal James Conmee 1,513
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles McCool acclaimed
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles McCool 2,747
Conservative George Gordon 2,559
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative George Gordon 4,301
Liberal Charles McCool 4,280
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative George Gordon 5,872
Liberal Alfred James Young 5,327

On Mr. Gordon's resignation, 25 October 1911:

By-election on 8 November 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Francis Cochrane acclaimed
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) Charles Robert Harrison 6,411
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Edmond Lapierre 6,367
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edmond Lapierre 9,886
Conservative Charles Robert Harrison 5,589
Progressive Benoni Levert 3,280
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edmond Lapierre 9,128
Conservative John Fergusson 9,031
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edmond Lapierre 11,587
Conservative Alfred Laberge 8,963
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Raoul Hurtubise 12,588
Conservative Henri Morel 10,437
Communist Amos Tobias Hill 531
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Raoul Hurtubise 20,114
Conservative John Michael McNamara 7,991
Co-operative Commonwealth Joseph Levert 2,236
Reconstruction Kelvin Alexander Stewart 2,007
Communist Amos Tobias Hill 931
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Raoul Hurtubise 26,916
National Government Onésime Larocque 11,229
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Léo Gauthier 17,416
Co-operative Commonwealth J. Benonie Levert 11,349
Progressive Conservative Welland Gemmell 10,437
Bloc populaire Lionel Campeau 3,538
Labor–Progressive Clarence Smith 1,525
Social Credit John Loudon Shaw 1,379
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jack Garland 11,061
Progressive Conservative Avit Seguin 4,836
Co-operative Commonwealth Merle Dickerson 3,663
Social Credit John L. Shaw 1,552
Union des électeurs Rolland Champagne 489
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jack Garland 12,415
Progressive Conservative Thomas Merton Palmer 5,329
Co-operative Commonwealth MacDonald Hector Reid 1,637
Independent Liberal Lionel Laframboise 216
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jack Garland 12,528
Progressive Conservative Thomas Merton Palmer 7,351
Co-operative Commonwealth William Arthur Dickinson 1,999
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jack Garland 15,046
Progressive Conservative Johnston Albert Kennedy 10,422
Co-operative Commonwealth Leonard Herbert Thomas 1,242
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jack Garland 17,164
Progressive Conservative Gary Shaw 7,127
New Democratic Bill Kowalchuk 2,573
Ralliement créditiste Raymond Larocque 631
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jack Garland 16,547
Progressive Conservative Cecil Hewitt 7,283
New Democratic Bill Kowalchuk 2,351
Ralliement créditiste Raymond Larocque 1,587

On Mr. Garland's death, 14 March 1964:

By-election on 22 June 1964
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Carl Legault 14,002
Progressive Conservative Dick Donnelly 8,581
New Democratic Harry MacKay 3,581
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Carl Legault 14,025
Progressive Conservative Norman Lavallee 5,653
New Democratic Bill Kowalchuk 4,763
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Carl Legault 13,524
Progressive Conservative Bruce J. Goulet 8,412
New Democratic Bob Price 3,267
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean-Jacques Blais 12,451
Progressive Conservative Jack Smylie 10,812
New Democratic Jack Wynter 6,276
Ralliement créditiste Clem Larochelle 457
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean-Jacques Blais 16,549
Progressive Conservative Jack Smylie 8,609
New Democratic Mike O'Hallarn 5,477
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean-Jacques Blais 15,184
Progressive Conservative Marie Marchand 12,987
New Democratic Patricia Hughes 5,681
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jean-Jacques Blais 16,394
Progressive Conservative Marie Marchand 11,661
New Democratic Art Peltomaa 4,515
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Moe Mantha Sr. 17,247
Liberal Jean-Jacques Blais 14,558
New Democratic Lynne Bennett 4,735
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bob Wood 15,488
Progressive Conservative Moe Mantha Sr. 15,003
New Democratic Dawson Pratt 6,479
Confederation of Regions Tim Quinlan 522
Independent David C. Brown 187
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bob Wood 25,285
Reform Geraldine Lightfoot 6,791
Progressive Conservative Moe Mantha Sr. 6,565
New Democratic Arthur James Campbell 1,324
Natural Law Manon Charleen Isabelle 214
Abolitionist Alcide Hamelin 73
1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bob Wood 19,786
Reform Laurie Kidd 7,390
Progressive Conservative Gord Miller 5,666
New Democratic Art Campbell 2,280
2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bob Wood 18,888
Alliance Ken Ferron 7,461
Progressive Conservative Alan Dayes 4,192
New Democratic Wendy Young 2,572

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Coordinates: 46°11′N 79°08′W / 46.19°N 79.14°W / 46.19; -79.14