Parry Sound—Muskoka (provincial electoral district)
|Ontario electoral district|
Parry Sound—Muskoka in relation to other Northern Ontario ridings
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Ontario|
|Pop. density (per km²)||5.5|
|Census divisions||Parry Sound District, Muskoka District, Nipissing District|
|Census subdivisions||Huntsville, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Muskoka Lakes, Parry Sound, Seguin, Lake of Bays, McDougall, Georgian Bay, Perry|
The district, which has existed since 1999, has identical boundaries to those of the federal district of Parry Sound—Muskoka.
The riding consists of the Territorial District of Parry Sound (excluding the Town of Powassan, the townships of Nipissing and North Himsworth, and the part of the Town of Killarney contained in the district), the District Municipality of Muskoka, and the part of the Town of Kearney lying in the Territorial Nipissing District.
Prior to the 1999 boundary realignment two ridings covered the area: Parry Sound and Muskoka. Parry Sound—Muskoka provincial electoral district was created in 1906, 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.
It initially consisted of the District Municipality of Muskoka, the Territorial District of Parry Sound (excluding the towns of Powassan and Trout Creek and the townships of Nipissing, North Himsworth and South Himsworth) and the township of Sherborne and Others (formerly Sherborne, McClintock, Livingstone, Lawrence and Nightingale) in the County of Haliburton.
In 2005, legislation was passed by the Legislature to divide Ontario into 107 electoral districts, beginning with the next 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.
Members of Provincial Parliament
|Riding created from Parry Sound and Muskoka|
|37th||1999–2001||Ernie Eves||Progressive Conservative|
|Ontario general election, 2014|
|Progressive Conservative||Norm Miller||15,752||40.70||-13.39|
|New Democratic||Clyde Mobbley||4,993||12.90||-5.28|
|Total valid votes||38,702||100.00|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-10.74|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|Ontario general election, 2011|
|Progressive Conservative||Norm Miller||19,417||54.09||+6.92|
|New Democratic||Alex Zyganiuk||6,527||18.18||+4.54|
|Total valid votes||35,896||100.0|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||171||0.47|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||+7.71|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|Progressive Conservative||Norm Miller||17,343||47.17||-1.34|
|New Democratic||Sara Hall||5,015||13.64||+3.72|
|Total valid votes||36,766||100.0|
|Ontario general election, 2003|
|Progressive Conservative||Norm Miller||18,776||48.51||-0.79|
|New Democratic||Jo-Anne Boulding||3,838||9.92||+6.53|
|Family Coalition||Charlene Phinney||484||1.25|
|Total valid votes||38,707||100.0|
|Ontario provincial by-election, February 8, 2001|
|Progressive Conservative||Norm Miller||12,903||49.30||-8.67|
|New Democratic||Joanne Bury||888||3.39||-10.1|
|Total valid votes||26,173||100.0|
|Ontario general election, 1999|
|Progressive Conservative||Ernie Eves||22,967||57.97|
|New Democratic||Dan Waters||5,343||13.49|
|Natural Law||Iris Tamssot||339||0.86|
|Total valid votes||39,619||100.0|
2007 electoral reform referendum
|Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007|
|First Past the Post||24,430||67.9|
|Mixed member proportional||11,523||32.1|
|Total valid votes||35,953||100.0|
- Elections Ontario web site, “New Electoral Boundaries” Archived December 8, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
- Elections Ontario (2014). "General Election Results by District, 069 Parry Sound-Muskoka". Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Parry Sound—Muskoka" (PDF). Retrieved 1 June 2014.