Nipissing (provincial electoral district)

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For the former federal electoral district, see Nipissing (electoral district).
Nipissing
Ontario electoral district
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Nipissing in relation to other electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
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Vic Fedeli
Progressive Conservative
District created 1890
First contested 1890
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2001) 74,915
Electors (2007) 57,124
Area (km²) 8,383
Pop. density (per km²) 8.9
Census divisions Nipissing, Parry Sound

Nipissing is a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of Ontario, which elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. It is located in the northeastern part of Ontario, centred on the city of North Bay.

History[edit]

The district was first contested in the 1890 election, but was divided into the separate districts of Nipissing East and Nipissing West for the 1902 election. By 1908, however, demographic changes resulted in Nipissing West being divided into two new districts, Sudbury and Sturgeon Falls, and the single riding of Nipissing was thus reconstituted and has been represented consistently in the Legislative Assembly ever since.

In 1996, Ontario was divided into the same electoral districts as those used for federal electoral purposes. They were redistributed whenever a readjustment took place at the federal level.

In 2005, legislation was passed by the Legislature to divide Ontario into 107 electoral districts, beginning with the provincial election in 2007. The eleven northern electoral districts are those defined for federal purposes in 1996, based on the 1991 census (except for a minor boundary adjustment). The 96 southern electoral districts are those defined for federal electoral purposes in 2003, based on the 2001 census. Without this legislation, the number of electoral districts in northern Ontario would have been reduced from eleven to ten.[1]

In 1996, it was defined to consist of parts of the eastern part of territorial district of Parry Sound, and the western part of the Territorial District of Nipissing.

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

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Nipissing
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created
7th  1890–1894     John Loughrin Liberal
8th  1894–1898
9th  1898–1902
Riding split into Nipissing East and Nipissing West from 1902 to 1908
Nipissing East split into Sudbury and Sturgeon Falls — Nipissing restored
12th  1908–1911     Henri Morel Conservative
13th  1911–1914
14th  1914–1919
15th  1919–1923     Joseph Marceau Liberal
16th  1923–1926     Henri Morel Conservative
17th  1926–1929
18th  1929–1930
 1930–1934     Charles Robert Harrison Conservative
19th  1934–1935     Théodore Legault Liberal
 1935–1937     Joseph Marceau Liberal
20th  1937–1943     Joseph Élie Cholette Liberal
21st  1943–1945     Arthur Allen Casselman Co-operative Commonwealth
22nd  1945–1948     Victor Martin Liberal
23rd  1948–1951     William Bruce Harvey Progressive Conservative
24th  1951–1954
 1954–1955     Jean Marc Chaput Progressive Conservative
25th  1955–1959
26th  1959–1963     Leo Troy Liberal
27th  1963–1965
 1965–1967     Richard Smith Liberal
28th  1967–1971
29th  1971–1975
30th  1975–1977
31st  1977–1981     Mike Bolan Liberal
32nd  1981–1985     Mike Harris Progressive Conservative
33rd  1985–1987
34th  1987–1990
35th  1990–1995
36th  1995–1998
37th  1999–2002
 2002–2003     Al McDonald Progressive Conservative
38th  2003–2007     Monique Smith Liberal
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014     Vic Fedeli Progressive Conservative
41st  2014–Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Progressive Conservative Vic Fedeli 13,085 41.81 -8.30 $ 68,985.53
Liberal Catherine Whiting 8,382 26.78 -1.81 19,619.56
New Democratic Henri Giroux 8,057 25.74 +7.60 25,285.23
Green Nicole Peltier 1,188 3.80 +0.64 227.04
Libertarian Derek Elliott 377 1.20   0.00
Independent Patrick Clement 208 0.66   14.45
Total valid votes/Expense limit 31,297 100.0   +1.96 $ 77,340.16
Total rejected, unmarked, and declined ballots 416 1.31 +0.82
Turnout 31,713 52.49 +0.63
Eligible voters 60,422   +1.58
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -3.25
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Vic Fedeli 15,381 50.11 +9.40
Liberal Catherine Whiting 8,775 28.59 -13.52
New Democratic Henri Giroux 5,567 18.14 +5.50
Green Scott Haig 971 3.16 -0.65
Total valid votes 30,694 100.00 -6.21
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 152 0.49
Turnout 30,846 51.86
Eligible voters 59,481
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +11.46
Source: Election Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Monique Smith 13,781 42.11 -7.49
Progressive Conservative Bill Vrebosch 13,323 40.71 -0.55
New Democratic Henri Giroux 4,136 12.64 +5.45
Green Amy Brownridge 1,248 3.81 *
Family Coalition Suzanne Plouffe 238 0.73
Total valid votes 32,726 100.00 -9.40
  Liberal hold Swing -3.47

^ Changed based on redistributed results

Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Monique Smith 18,003 49.84 +6.70
Progressive Conservative Al McDonald 14,978 41.47 -8.95
New Democratic Terry O'Connor 2,613 7.23 +2.37
Green Jaimie Board 528 1.46 +0.51
Total valid votes 36,122 100.00 +17.58
Ontario provincial by-election, May 2, 2002
Resignation of Mike Harris
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Al McDonald 13,989 45.54 -4.88
Liberal George Maroosis 13,970 45.48 +2.34
New Democratic Wendy Young 1,821 5.93 +1.07
Green Todd Lucier 940 3.06 +2.11
Total valid votes 30,720 100.00 -20.56
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Mike Harris 19,498 50.42
Liberal George Maroosis 16,682 43.14
New Democratic Wendy Young 1,878 4.86
Green Jaimie Board 366 0.95
Natural Law Michaele Morris 246 0.64
Total valid votes 38,670 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 23,095 72.9
Mixed member proportional 8,596 27.1
Total valid votes 31,691 100.0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Elections Ontario web site, “New Electoral Boundaries”
  2. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Nipissing" (PDF). Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

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