Port Arthur (electoral district)

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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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