Ontario South

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Ontario South was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1925. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867.

The South riding consisted initially of the Townships of Whitby and East Whitby, Pickering, the Town of Whitby and the Village of Oshawa.

In 1882, the Township of Reach and the village of Port Perry were added to the riding.

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

Electoral history[edit]

1867 Canadian federal election: South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal-Conservative Thomas Nicholson Gibbs 1,292
  Liberal George Brown 1,223


1872 Canadian federal election: South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal-Conservative Thomas Nicholson Gibbs 1,466
  Unknown P. White Trueman 1,373
  Unknown Mr. White  

Note: Newspaper for the time recorded the name of Gibbs' opponent as Truman P. White.[1]

By-election: On Mr. Gibbs being appointed Secretary of
State for the Provinces and Superintendent General
of Indian Affairs, 7 July 1873: South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal-Conservative Thomas Nicholson Gibbs acclaimed


1874 Canadian federal election: South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Malcolm Cameron 1,639
  Liberal-Conservative Thomas Nicholson Gibbs 1,488


By-election: On Mr. Cameron's death, 5 July 1876:
South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal-Conservative Thomas Nicholson Gibbs 1,665
  Unknown James D. Edgar 1,627


1878 Canadian federal election: South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Francis Wayland Glen 1,867
  Liberal-Conservative Thomas Nicholson Gibbs 1,661


1882 Canadian federal election: South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Francis Wayland Glen 1,668
  Conservative William Smith 1,618


1887 Canadian federal election: South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative William Smith 2,118
  Liberal Francis Rae 1,931


1891 Canadian federal election: South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal James Ironside Davidson 2,042
  Conservative William Smith 2,009


By-election: On election being declared void,
20 February 1892: South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative William Smith acclaimed


1896 Canadian federal election: South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Leonard Burnett 2,165
  Conservative William Smith 2,021


1900 Canadian federal election: South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal William Ross 1,970
  Conservative William Smith 1,876


1904 Canadian federal election: South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative Peter Christie 2,544
  Liberal William Ross 2,439


1908 Canadian federal election: South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal FOWKE, Fred Luther 2,939
  Conservative CHRISTIE, Peter 2,696


1911 Canadian federal election: South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative William Smith 2,917
  Liberal Frederick Luther Fowke 2,547


1917 Canadian federal election: South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Government William Smith 5,205
  Opposition W. E. N. Sinclair 2,682


1921 Canadian federal election: South riding of Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal CLIFFORD, Lawson Omar 5,102
  Conservative William Smith 4,923
Progressive Frank Mackenzie Chapman 3,102

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References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Election Meeting"". Ontario Reformer. 19 July 1872. Retrieved May 10, 2019.

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