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Ontario electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
District created 1926
District abolished 1967
First contested 1926
Last contested 1965

Bracondale was a provincial electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that had been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1926 to 1967. It's most notable achievement, was electing one of two women Members of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) to share the title "first-woman MPP" in 1943. In 1965, Bracondale's MPP, Joseph Gould, died in office sparking the final election held in the constituency. George Ben won the by-election, and became the constituency's last MPP. The constituency was then dissolved for the 1967 Ontario provincial election, and redistributed into the Dovercourt and Bellwoods electoral districts.

History[edit]

The constituency was first contested during Ontario's 17th general election on 1 December 1926.[1] Arthur Russell Nesbitt, was elected its first Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA).[2] He was a member of Ontario Conservative Party.[2] The first Ontario Liberal MLA was Lionel Conacher, a famous Canadian athlete that retired from the NHL hockey league to start a career in politics. He was elected on 6 October 1937. Soon after he was elected as an MLA, the legislature changed the designation for its members to Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) in 1938.

Bracondale's biggest claim to fame came in 1943. Its residents elected Rae Luckock, one of two Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) female MPPs to share the title "first-female MPP"; the other was Agnes Macphail in York East.

Geography[edit]

It is in the west-end of Toronto. The riding has a largely working class and immigrant population. The riding is made up largely of the old City of York, a southwestern portion of the old city of North York, and parts of the old city of Toronto north ofHigh Park.

It consists of the part of the City of Toronto bounded by a line drawn from Humber River east along Highway 401, south along the Canadian National Railway situated west of Caledonia Road, west along Rogers Road, southeast along Old Weston Road, west along Lavender Road, south along Keele Street, southeast along the Canadian National/Canadian Pacific Railway, west along the Canadian Pacific Railway, and north along the Humber River to Highway 401.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
17th 1926–1929     Arthur Nesbitt Conservative
18th 1929–1934
19th 1934-1937
20th 1937-1943 Lionel Conacher Liberal
21st 1943-1945 Rae Luckock CCF
22nd 1945-1948 Harry Hyndman Conservative
23rd 1948-1951 Harry Walters CCF

Election results[edit]

Ontario provincial by-election, 25 September 1965}
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal George Ben
New Democratic
Progressive Conservative
Green
Total valid votes 100.0
Ontario general election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gould 13,812 42.9 +1.5
New Democratic Paul Ferreira 13,343 41.4 -1.9
Progressive Conservative Karen McMillan-Aver 3,249 10.1 -0.2
Green Anthony Gratl 1,225 3.8 +2.4
Libertarian Marco Dias 382 1.2
Family Coalition Mariangela Sanabria 214 0.7 0.0
Total valid votes 32,225 100.0
Ontario general election, 1959
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Paul Ferreira 8,188 43.3 +24.0
Liberal Laura Albanese 7,830 41.4 -20.2
Progressive Conservative Pina Martino 1,941 10.3 -4.9
Green Mir Kamal 262 1.4 -1.1
Independent Kevin Clarke 220 1.2
Independent Mohammed Choudhary 142 0.8
Family Coalition Mariangela Sanabria 139 0.7 -0.8
Libertarian Venuto 98 0.5
Freedom Wayne Simmons 77 0.4
Total valid votes 18,897 100.0
Ontario general election, 1955
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joseph Cordiano 19,932 61.6 +8.2
New Democratic Brian Donlevy 6,247 19.3 -0.8
Progressive Conservative Stephen Halicki 4,930 15.2 -6.7
Green Enrique Palad 794 2.5 +2.0
Family Coalition Mariangela Sanabria 475 1.5 -0.1
Total valid votes 32,378 100.0
Ontario general election, 1951
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joseph Cordiano 18,205 53.4
Progressive Conservative Alan Hofmeister 7,471 21.9
Co-operative Commonwealth Arthur George Frost 6,850 20.1
Family Coalition Enzo Granzotto 542 1.6
Independent David Gershuny 486 1.4
Communist Hassan Husseini 261 0.8
Green Alma Subasic 147 0.4
Natural Law Erica Kindl 139 0.4
Total valid votes 34,101 100.0
Ontario general election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joseph Cordiano 18,205 53.4
Progressive Conservative Alan Hofmeister 7,471 21.9
New Democratic Arthur George Frost 6,850 20.1
Family Coalition Enzo Granzotto 542 1.6
Independent David Gershuny 486 1.4
Communist Hassan Husseini 261 0.8
Green Alma Subasic 147 0.4
Natural Law Erica Kindl 139 0.4
Total valid votes 34,101 100.0
Ontario general election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joseph Cordiano 18,205 53.4
Progressive Conservative Alan Hofmeister 7,471 21.9
New Democratic Rosana Pellizzari 6,850 20.1
Family Coalition Enzo Granzotto 542 1.6
Independent David Gershuny 486 1.4
Communist Hassan Husseini 261 0.8
Green Alma Subasic 147 0.4
Natural Law Erica Kindl 139 0.4
Total valid votes 34,101 100.0
Ontario general election, 1943
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joseph Cordiano 18,205 53.4
Progressive Conservative Alan Hofmeister 7,471 21.9
New Democratic Rosana Pellizzari 6,850 20.1
Family Coalition Enzo Granzotto 542 1.6
Independent David Gershuny 486 1.4
Communist Hassan Husseini 261 0.8
Green Alma Subasic 147 0.4
Natural Law Erica Kindl 139 0.4
Total valid votes 34,101 100.0
Ontario general election, 1937
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joseph Cordiano 18,205 53.4
Progressive Conservative Alan Hofmeister 7,471 21.9
New Democratic Rosana Pellizzari 6,850 20.1
Family Coalition Enzo Granzotto 542 1.6
Independent David Gershuny 486 1.4
Communist Hassan Husseini 261 0.8
Green Alma Subasic 147 0.4
Natural Law Erica Kindl 139 0.4
Total valid votes 34,101 100.0
Ontario general election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joseph Cordiano 18,205 53.4
Progressive Conservative Alan Hofmeister 7,471 21.9
New Democratic Rosana Pellizzari 6,850 20.1
Family Coalition Enzo Granzotto 542 1.6
Independent David Gershuny 486 1.4
Communist Hassan Husseini 261 0.8
Green Alma Subasic 147 0.4
Natural Law Erica Kindl 139 0.4
Total valid votes 34,101 100.0
Ontario general election, 1929
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joseph Cordiano 18,205 53.4
Progressive Conservative Alan Hofmeister 7,471 21.9
New Democratic Rosana Pellizzari 6,850 20.1
Family Coalition Enzo Granzotto 542 1.6
Independent David Gershuny 486 1.4
Communist Hassan Husseini 261 0.8
Green Alma Subasic 147 0.4
Natural Law Erica Kindl 139 0.4
Total valid votes 34,101 100.0
Ontario general election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joseph Cordiano 18,205 53.4
Progressive Conservative Alan Hofmeister 7,471 21.9
New Democratic Rosana Pellizzari 6,850 20.1
Family Coalition Enzo Granzotto 542 1.6
Independent David Gershuny 486 1.4
Communist Hassan Husseini 261 0.8
Green Alma Subasic 147 0.4
Natural Law Erica Kindl 139 0.4
Total valid votes 34,101 100.0

References and notes[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "All Members serving in Parliament: 17 -- December 01, 1926 - September 17, 1929". Past and Present MPPs. Toronto: Ontario Legislative Assembly. 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Arthur Russell Nesbitt, MPP". Past and Present MPPs. Toronto: Ontario Legislative Assembly. 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-29. 

References[edit]

Bracondale riding was first contested in the Ontario Legislature during election 17, 1 December 1926. The first MLA was

Arthur Russell Nesbitt, MPP Conservative Dates of service as an MPP December 1, 1926—August 25, 1937

Lionel Pretoria Conacher, MPP Liberal Party Dates of service as an MPP October 6, 1937—June 30, 1943

Rae Luckock, MPP Co-opertive Commonwealth Federation Parliamentary History Dates of service as an MPP August 4, 1943—March 24, 1945

Harry Hyland Hyndman, MPP Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario Parliamentary History Dates of service as an MPP June 4, 1945—April 27, 1948

Harry Lindley Walters, MPP Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Parliamentary History Dates of service as an MPP June 7, 1948—October 6, 1951

Arthur George Frost, MPP Progressive Conservative Parliamentary History Dates of service as an MPP November 22, 1951—June 10, 1959

Joseph M. Gould, MPP Ontario Liberal Party Parliamentary History Dates of service as an MPP June 11, 1959—May 8, 1965 (died in Office)

George Ben, MPP Parliamentary History Dates of service as an MPP September 15, 1965—September 5, 1967