Thunder Bay—Atikokan (provincial electoral district)

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Thunder Bay—Atikokan
Ontario electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Bill Mauro
Liberal
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2001) 76,009
Electors (2007) 55,007
Area (km²) 24,660
Pop. density (per km²) 3.1

Thunder Bay—Atikokan is a provincial electoral district in northwestern Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

The electoral district was created from Port Arthur, Fort William, Lake Nipigon and Rainy River in 1999 when 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 next provincial election in 2007. The eleven northern electoral districts, including Thunder Bay—Atikokan, 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.[1]

Members[edit]

Thunder Bay—Atikokan
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Port Arthur, Fort William, Lake Nipigon and Rainy River
37th  1999–2003     Lyn McLeod Liberal
38th  2003–2007     Bill Mauro Liberal
39th  2007–2011
40th  2001–2014
41st  2014–Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bill Mauro 15,177 52.94 +13.97
New Democratic Mary Kozorys 8,072 28.16 -9.15
Progressive Conservative Harold Wilson 3,776 13.17 -8.79
Green John Northey 964 3.36 +1.93
Libertarian Joe Talarico 546 1.90
Northern Ontario Heritage Ed Deibel 131 0.46
Total valid votes 28,666 100.00
Liberal hold Swing +11.56
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bill Mauro 10,319 38.97 +1.28
New Democratic Mary Kozorys 9,881 37.31 -0.21
Progressive Conservative Fred Gilbert 5,815 21.96 +1.55
Green Jonathan Milnes 379 1.43 -2.95
Independent Marvin Robert McMenemy 86 0.32
Total valid votes 26,480 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 98 0.37
Turnout 26,578 46.61
Eligible voters 57,027
Liberal hold Swing +0.75
Source: Elections Ontario[3]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bill Mauro 10,928 37.69 -20.55
New Democratic John Rafferty 10,878 37.52 +15.88
Progressive Conservative Rebecca Johnson 5,918 20.41 +2.78
Green Russ Aegard 1,270 4.38 +1.89
Total valid votes 28,994 100.00
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bill Mauro 17,735 58.25 -5.78
New Democratic John Rafferty 6,582 21.62 +4.86
Progressive Conservative Brian McKinnon 5,365 17.62 -1.59
Green Kristin Boyer 762 2.5
Total valid votes 30,444 100.00
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Lyn McLeod 20,268 64.03
Progressive Conservative John Henderson 6,081 19.21
New Democratic Jack Drewes 5,304 16.76
Total valid votes 31,653 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 19,153 67.9
Mixed member proportional 9,056 32.1
Total valid votes 28,209 100.0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Elections Ontario web site, “New Electoral Boundaries”
  2. ^ Elections Ontario (2014). "General Election Results by District, 090 Thunder Bay-Atikokan". Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Thunder Bay—Atikokan" (PDF). Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

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