Port Arthur (electoral district)

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For the provincial electoral district, see Port Arthur (provincial electoral district).

Port Arthur was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1935 to 1979. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1933 from parts of Port Arthur—Thunder Bay riding.

It consisted initially of the parts of the territorial districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Kenora, and Thunder Bay not included in the electoral districts of Algoma West, Cochrane, Fort William, and Kenora-Rainy River herein defined, and including the city of Port Arthur, together with that part of the district of Patricia not included in the electoral districts of Kenora—Rainy River and Cochrane.

In 1966, it was defined as consisting of the part of the territorial district of Thunder Bay contained in the City of Port Arthur and the Townships of Adrian, Blackwell, Conmee, Forbes, Fowler, Goldie, Gorham, Horne, Jacques, Laurie, MacGregor, McIntyre, McTavish, Oliver, Sackville, Sibley and Ware.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was merged into Thunder Bay—Nipigon riding.

Members of Parliament for Port Arthur[edit]

Port Arthur elected the following Members of Parliament:

  1. C.D. Howe, Liberal (1935-1957)
  2. Doug Fisher, Co-operative Commonwealth Federation/New Democratic Party (1957-1965)
  3. Bob Andras, Liberal (1965-1979)

Electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1935: Port Arthur
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Clarence Decatur HOWE 6,591
     Conservative George WARDROPE 2,807
     Co-operative Commonwealth Alex GIBSON 1,357
Communist Albert Edward SMITH 1,161
Reconstruction Peter Allan LEGROW 519


Canadian federal election, 1940: Port Arthur
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Hon. Clarence Decatur HOWE 10,327
     National Government Alan A. BARTON 5,213
     Co-operative Commonwealth Alex GIBSON 3,128


Canadian federal election, 1945: Port Arthur
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Hon. Clarence Decatur HOWE 10,045
     Co-operative Commonwealth John Arthur THOMPSON 5,504
     Progressive Conservative George Calvin WARDROPE 3,516
Labor–Progressive Robert Melbourne AYLWARD 1,004


Canadian federal election, 1949: Port Arthur
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Rt. Hon. Clarence Decatur HOWE 12,646
     Co-operative Commonwealth James Thomas CAWLEY 6,401
     Progressive Conservative Robert Ainslie ROBINSON 5,068
Social Credit John Emil DAGSVIK 627


Canadian federal election, 1953: Port Arthur
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Rt. Hon. Clarence Decatur HOWE 12,272
     Co-operative Commonwealth Ronald Vincent WILMOT 5,865
     Progressive Conservative Bob ROBINSON 5,415
Labor–Progressive Bruce MAGNUSON 923


Canadian federal election, 1957: Port Arthur
Party Candidate Votes
     Co-operative Commonwealth Douglas M. FISHER 12,228
     Liberal Clarence Decatur HOWE 10,813
     Progressive Conservative Ina M. VIGARS 5,261


Canadian federal election, 1958: Port Arthur
Party Candidate Votes
     Co-operative Commonwealth Douglas M. FISHER 12,217
     Progressive Conservative Norman R. WILSON 10,215
     Liberal Edward V. ANTEN 9,043


Canadian federal election, 1962: Port Arthur
Party Candidate Votes
     New Democratic Party Douglas M. FISHER 13,437
     Liberal David W. MORGAN 11,502
     Progressive Conservative Norman R. WILSON 9,226
Communist Osmo R. LAHTI 418
Social Credit Gilbert HEATH 352


Canadian federal election, 1963: Port Arthur
Party Candidate Votes
     New Democratic Party Douglas M. FISHER 16,141
     Liberal Saul LASKIN 13,132
     Progressive Conservative Harvey W. SMITH 6,316


Canadian federal election, 1965: Port Arthur
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Robert ANDRAS 14,706
     New Democratic Party Gordon Oliver ROTHNEY 12,275
     Progressive Conservative Harvey SMITH 8,075


Canadian federal election, 1968: Port Arthur
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Robert K. ANDRAS 11,079
     New Democratic Party Gordon Oliver ROTHNEY 7,306
     Progressive Conservative Carl ROGERS 4,179
Communist Norman FREED 233


Canadian federal election, 1972: Port Arthur
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Bob ANDRAS 14,351
     New Democratic Party Chris FERGUSON 6,756
     Progressive Conservative John ERICKSON 6,027
     No affiliation Clifford WAHL 274


Canadian federal election, 1974: Port Arthur
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Bob ANDRAS 14,523
     New Democratic Party Dusty MILLER 8,591
     Progressive Conservative Frank WRIGHT 3,322
Communist Clifford WAHL 164
Marxist–Leninist Janina KLEE 54

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