Nipissing (provincial electoral district)
|Ontario electoral district|
Nipissing in relation to other electoral districts
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Ontario|
|Pop. density (per km²)||9.2|
|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.
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.
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.
Members of Provincial Parliament
|Ontario general election, 2018|
|Progressive Conservative||Vic Fedeli||17,598||49.93||+8.12|
|New Democratic||Henri Giroux||12,994||36.87||+11.13|
|Northern Ontario||Trevor Holliday||738||2.09|
|Total valid votes||100.0|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|Ontario general election, 2014|
|Progressive Conservative||Vic Fedeli||13,085||41.81||-8.30||$ 68,985.53|
|New Democratic||Henri Giroux||8,057||25.74||+7.60||25,285.23|
|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|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-3.25|
|Ontario general election, 2011|
|Progressive Conservative||Vic Fedeli||15,381||50.11||+9.40|
|New Democratic||Henri Giroux||5,567||18.14||+5.50|
|Total valid votes||30,694||100.00||-6.21|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||152||0.49|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+11.46|
|Source: Election Ontario|
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|Progressive Conservative||Bill Vrebosch||13,323||40.71||-0.55|
|New Democratic||Henri Giroux||4,136||12.64||+5.45|
|Family Coalition||Suzanne Plouffe||238||0.73|
|Total valid votes||32,726||100.00||-9.40|
^ Changed based on redistributed results
|Ontario general election, 2003|
|Progressive Conservative||Al McDonald||14,978||41.47||-8.95|
|New Democratic||Terry O'Connor||2,613||7.23||+2.37|
|Total valid votes||36,122||100.00||+17.58|
|Ontario provincial by-election, May 2, 2002|
Resignation of Mike Harris
|Progressive Conservative||Al McDonald||13,989||45.54||-4.88|
|New Democratic||Wendy Young||1,821||5.93||+1.07|
|Total valid votes||30,720||100.00||-20.56|
|Ontario general election, 1999|
|Progressive Conservative||Mike Harris||19,498||50.42|
|New Democratic||Wendy Young||1,878||4.86|
|Natural Law||Michaele Morris||246||0.64|
|Total valid votes||38,670||100.00|
2007 electoral reform referendum
|Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007|
|First Past the Post||23,095||72.9|
|Mixed member proportional||8,596||27.1|
|Total valid votes||31,691||100.0|
- Elections Ontario web site, “New Electoral Boundaries” Archived 2006-12-08 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Candidate Search". Elections Ontario. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Nipissing" (PDF). Retrieved 1 June 2014.