Thunder Bay—Rainy River

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Thunder Bay—Rainy River
Ontario electoral district
Thunder Bay—Rainy River.png
Thunder Bay—Rainy River in relation to the other area ridings
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Marcus Powlowski
Liberal
District created2003
First contested2004
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]82,984
Electors (2015)62,207
Area (km²)[2]39,545
Pop. density (per km²)2.1
Census divisionsThunder Bay District, Rainy River District
Census subdivisionsThunder Bay, Fort Frances, Oliver Paipoonge, Atikokan, Neebing

Thunder Bay—Rainy River is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. It first elected a member in the 2004 federal election.

History[edit]

It was created in 2003 from parts of Kenora—Rainy River and Thunder Bay—Atikokan ridings.

This riding gained a fraction of territory from Thunder Bay—Superior North during the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Geography[edit]

It consists of the Territorial District of Rainy River, and the part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay lying south and west of a line drawn from the western limit of the territorial district east along the 6th Base Line, south along longitude 90o00 W, Dog River and the western shoreline of Dog Lake, west along the northern boundary of the Township of Fowler, south along its western boundary, and east along its southern boundary, south along the Kaministiquia River, east along the northern limit of the Township of Oliver Paipoonge, south along its eastern limit and along Pole Line Road, north along Thunder Bay Expressway (Highways 11 and 17), east along Harbour Expressway and Main Street to 110th Avenue, and due east to the eastern limit of the City of Thunder Bay, along that limit to the northeast corner of the Township of Neebing, and southeast to the US border.

Member of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Member of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Thunder Bay—Rainy River
Riding created from Kenora—Rainy River and Thunder Bay—Atikokan
38th  2004–2006     Ken Boshcoff Liberal
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011     John Rafferty New Democratic
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–2019     Don Rusnak Liberal
43rd  2019–present Marcus Powlowski

Election results[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Marcus Powlowski 14,498 35.3 -8.71
Conservative Linda Rydholm 12,039 29.3 +8.21
New Democratic Yuk-Sem Won 11,944 29.1 -0.56
Green Amanda Moddejonge 1,829 4.5 -0.73
People's Andrew Hartnell 741 1.8
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,051 100.0
Total rejected ballots 333
Turnout 41,384 63.0
Eligible voters 65,689
Liberal hold Swing -8.46
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Don Rusnak 18,523 44.01 +22.31 $69,724.11
New Democratic John Rafferty 12,483 29.66 -18.99 $106,616.41
Conservative Moe Comuzzi 8,876 21.09 -6.12 $64,890.91
Green Christy Radbourne 2,201 5.23 +2.79 $3,586.52
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,083 100.0     $233,739.33
Total rejected ballots 176
Turnout 42,259 67.6 +7.5
Eligible voters 62,773
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +20.65
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2011 federal election redistributed results[7]
Party Vote %
  New Democratic 18,126 48.65
  Conservative 10,138 27.21
  Liberal 8,085 21.70
  Green 911 2.44
  Others 1 0.00
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic John Rafferty 18,085 48.7 +8.4
Conservative Maureen Comuzzi-Stehmann 10,097 27.2 +3.6
Liberal Ken Boshcoff 8,067 21.7 -10.6
Green Ed Shields 909 2.4 -1.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,158 100.0
Total rejected ballots 130 0.3
Turnout 37,288 60.1
Eligible voters 62,018
New Democratic hold Swing +2.4
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic John Rafferty 14,478 40.3 +6.9 $80,937
Liberal Ken Boshcoff 11,589 32.3 -2.8 $63,482
Conservative Richard Neumann 8,466 23.6 -3.6 $44,136
Green Russ Aegard 1,377 3.8 +0.7 $1,292
Total valid votes/Expense limit 35,910 100.0   $93,852
Total rejected ballots 105
Turnout 36,015 57.05
Eligible voters 63,128
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +4.85
Source: Elections Canada [8]
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ken Boshcoff 13,520 35.1 -4.3
New Democratic John Rafferty 12,862 33.4 +3.7
Conservative David Leskowski 10,485 27.2 +0.9
Green Russ Aegard 1,193 3.1 +0.7
Marijuana Doug MacKay 424 1.1 -0.4
Total valid votes 38,484 100.0
Total rejected ballots 134
Turnout 36,618 57.96
Eligible voters 63,180
Liberal hold Swing -4.00
Source: Elections Canada [9]}}
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Ken Boshcoff 14,290 39.4
New Democratic John Rafferty 10,781 29.7
Conservative David Leskowski 9,559 26.3
Green Russ Aegard 856 2.4
Marijuana Doug Thompson 547 1.5
Christian Heritage Johannes Scheibler 267 0.7
Total valid votes 36,300 100.0
Total rejected ballots 162
Turnout 36,462 57.22
Eligible voters 63,718
Source: Elections Canada [10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "(Code 35090) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-03.

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Coordinates: 49°50′0″N 91°50′0″W / 49.83333°N 91.83333°W / 49.83333; -91.83333