Yale (provincial electoral district)


Yale (provincial electoral district)

Yale was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia from the province's joining Confederation in 1871. It was a 3-member constituency and retained the name Yale until the 1894 election, at which time it was split into three ridings, Yale-East, Yale-North and Yale-West; other ridings in the southeast of the province had previously been split off, e.g., Fernie, Ymir, Grand Forks, which were later emerged or rearranged into the various Kootenay and Okanagan ridings. In 1903 the name Yale (by itself) was revived, this time as a one-member riding only, the new riding largely based upon Yale-West. Its last appearance on the hustings was 1963. In 1966, it was amalgamated into the new riding of Yale-Lillooet, which is still extant.

Demographics

Geography

The original Yale riding encompassed the whole of today's Kootenay, Okanagan, Similkameen, Thompson and Nicola regions, plus its original core in the Fraser Canyon, south from and including Lytton. The riding's name is from the town of Yale, British Columbia, then still an important centre in the new province and in fact one of the very few actual towns in the riding at the time.

History

Notable MLAs

*Charles Augustus Semlin (12th Premier 1915-1928, first elected 1871)
*John Andrew Mara
*Forbes George Vernon (namesake of the city of Vernon)
*Richard McBride (1909, incumbent/16th Premier 1903-1915)
*John Duncan MacLean (20th Premier, 1920-1921)
*William Leonard Hartley

Notable candidates

*Gilbert Malcolm Sproat, native claims commissioner

Election results

"Note: Winners of each election are in" bold.
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Independent
George Coxon 1
align="right"|29
align="right"|16.96%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent
William H. Kay
align="right"|8
align="right"|4.68%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent
Moses Lumby
align="right"|17
align="right"|9.94%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent
James Robinson
align="right"|35
align="right"|20.47%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent
Charles Augustus Semlin
align="right"|29
align="right"|16.96%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent
Robert Smith
align="right"|53
align="right"|30.99%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|171!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
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!align="right"
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- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=7|1 The Returning Officer cast the deciding vote for Semlin, who had the same number of votes.

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Reform
John F. Allison
align="right"|100
align="right"|15.82%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Reform caucus
John Andrew Mara
align="right"|130
align="right"|20.57%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent/Government
James Robinson
align="right"|59
align="right"|9.34%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent
James Ross
align="right"|7
align="right"|1.1%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent/Government
Charles Augustus Semlin
align="right"|94
align="right"|14.87%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent/Government
Robert Smith
align="right"|117
align="right"|18.57%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Reform caucus
Forbes George Vernon
align="right"|125
align="right"|19.78%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|632!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
-
Government
Preston Bennett
align="right"|158
align="right"|20.05%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Opposition
Dixon Joseph Lauder
align="right"|87
align="right"|11.04%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Opposition
William McCormack
align="right"|93
align="right"|11.80%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Government
John Andrew Mara
align="right"|172
align="right"|21.83%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Opposition
Charles Augustus Semlin
align="right"|120
align="right"|15.23%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Government
Forbes George Vernon
align="right"|158
align="right"|20.05%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|788!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
-
Government
Preston Bennett
align="right"|194
align="right"|19.56%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent
Henry Dodson Green-Armytage
align="right"|98
align="right"|9.88%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Government
William McGirr
align="right"|60
align="right"|6.05%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Government
John Andrew Mara
align="right"|240
align="right"|24.19%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Government
Edward Peason
align="right"|78
align="right"|7.86%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent
Charles Augustus Semlin
align="right"|254
align="right"|25.60%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent
Gilbert Malcolm Sproat
align="right"|68
align="right"|6.86%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|992!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"

-
Government
Thomas Basil Humphreys
align="right"|157
align="right"|39.15%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Opposition
George Bohun Martin
align="right"|244
align="right"|60.05%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|401!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=7|2 Death of Preston Bennett August 9 1882.

-
Government
Archibald Irwin
align="right"|196
align="right"|14.91%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Government
George Bohun Martin
align="right"|283
align="right"|21.54%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
(Opposition ?)
Henry Nicholson
align="right"|93
align="right"|7.08%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
(Opposition ?)
Thomas Roadley
align="right"|88
align="right"|6.77%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Opposition
Charles Augustus Semlin
align="right"|364
align="right"|27.70%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Government
Forbes George Vernon
align="right"|290
align="right"|22.07%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|1,314!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
-
Opposition
Irwin Archibald
align="right"|256
align="right"|13.17%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Government
George Bohun Martin
align="right"|445
align="right"|22.89%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Opposition
Charles Augustus Semlin
align="right"|396
align="right"|20.37%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Government
Forbes George Vernon
align="right"|496
align="right"|25.51%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Government
James Wardle
align="right"|351
align="right"|18.06%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|1,944!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"

7th British Columbia general election, 1894

split to three ridings:
*Yale-East
*Yale-West
*Yale-North

8th British Columbia general election, 1898

*Yale-East
*Yale-West
*Yale-North

9th British Columbia general election, 1900

*Yale-East
*Yale-West
*Yale-North

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Liberal
Stuart Alexander Henderson
align="right"|309
align="right"|60.59%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Conservative
Thomas Gray McManamon
align="right"|201
align="right"|39.41%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|510!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=6|4Restored seat reduced to one member only; successor to Yale-West

-
Liberal
Stuart Alexander Henderson
align="right"|289
align="right"|58.27%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Conservative
Charles Augustus Semlin
align="right"|207
align="right"|41.73%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|496!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
-
Liberal
Stuart Richard Henderson
align="right"|265
align="right"|36.81%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Conservative
Richard McBride
align="right"|455
align="right"|63.19%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|720!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
-
Conservative
Alexander Lucas
align="right"|524
align="right"|65.26%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Liberal
John P. McConnell
align="right"|279
align="right"|34.74%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|281!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|71.98%!align="right"
!align="right"
-
Conservative
Alexander Lucas
align="right"|609
align="right"|42.95%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Liberal
Joseph Walters
align="right"|809
align="right"|57.05%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|1,418!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
-
Liberal
James Robert Cameron
align="right"|737
align="right"|31.95%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Conservative
John McRae
align="right"|913
align="right"|39.58%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent Liberal
Joseph Walters
align="right"|657
align="right"|28.48%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|2,307!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
-
Provincial Party
James Sugrue Fagan
align="right"|578
align="right"|23.20%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Liberal
John Duncan MacLean
align="right"|1,148
align="right"|46.09%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Conservative
John McRae
align="right"|756
align="right"|30.71%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|2,491!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
-
Liberal
John Joseph Alban Gillis
align="right"|1,514
align="right"|57.22%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Conservative
Romald Helmerow Helmer
align="right"|1,132
align="right"|42.78%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|2,648!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|27!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
-
Liberal
John Joseph Alban Gillis
align="right"|1,193
align="right"|68.64%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Non-Partisan Independent Group
Romald Helmerow Helmer
align="right"|312
align="right"|17.95%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
John Wise Langley
align="right"|233
align="right"|13.41%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|1,738!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|23!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
-
Liberal
John Joseph Alban Gillis
align="right"|968
align="right"|59.94%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
John Wise Langley
align="right"|422
align="right"|26.13%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Conservative
John Wilson North
align="right"|225
align="right"|13.93%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|1,615!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|40!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
-
Conservative
Alexander Rennie Ross Craig
align="right"|616
align="right"|34.92%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Liberal
John Joseph Alban Gillis
align="right"|1,148
align="right"|65.08%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|1,764!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|55!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
-
Liberal
John Joseph Alban Gillis
align="right"|616
align="right"|34.92%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
Angus Hugh MacIsaac
align="right"|536
align="right"|33.23%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|1,613!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|63!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
-
Coalition
John Joseph Alban Gillis
align="right"|1,417
align="right"|46.90%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
Angus Hugh MacIsaac
align="right"|865
align="right"|28.83%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent
Hugh MacIsaac
align="right"|728
align="right"|24.27%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|3,000!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|42!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"

-
Progressive Conservative
Bernard (Ben) Cherry
align="right"|338
align="right"|10.74%
align="right"|-
align="right"|-%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
BC Social Credit League
Irvine Finlay Corbett
align="right"|1,024
align="right"|32.53%
align="right"|1,390
align="right"|51.46%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Liberal
John Joseph Allan Gillis
align="right"|1,067
align="right"|33.89%
align="right"|1,311
align="right"|48.54%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
Angus Hugh MacIsaac
align="right"|659
align="right"|20.93%
align="right"|-
align="right"| -%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Independent
George Murray
align="right"|60
align="right"|1.91%
align="right"|-
align="right"|-%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|3,148 !align="right"|%!align="right"|2,701!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|98!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=9|2 Preferential ballot - final count is between top two candidates from earlier counts; intermediary counts (of 4) not shown.

-
Social Credit
Irvine Finlay Corbett
align="right"|1,177
align="right"|39.86%
align="right"|1,354
align="right"|54.36%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
Evan Donald MacDougall
align="right"|835
align="right"|28.28%
align="right"|-
align="right"| - %
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|2,953 !align="right"|100.00%!align="right"|2,491 !align="right"|%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|278!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total Registered Voters!align="right"|5,933 (1952 list)!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|70.15%!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=9|3 Preferential ballot; final count is between top two candidates from first count; intermediary counts (of 3) not shown

-
Social Credit
Irvine Finlay Corbett
align="right"|1,315
align="right"|47.34
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
Joe Madden
align="right"|599
align="right"|21.56%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Liberal
Olga McLean
align="right"|703
align="right"|25.31%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Conservative
Kenneth Moyes
align="right"|161
align="right"|5.80%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|2,778!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|61!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
-
Liberal
John Allan Collett
align="right"|964
align="right"|27.30%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Social Credit
Irvine Finlay Corbett
align="right"|1,103
align="right"|31.24%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Conservative
William Joseph Lauder
align="right"|390
align="right"|11.05%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Co-operative Commonwealth Fed.
Evan Donald MacDougall
align="right"|1,074
align="right"|30.42%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|3,531!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|107!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
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Liberal
John Allan Collett
align="right"|599
align="right"|13.10%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Social Credit
Irvine Finlay Corbett
align="right"|1,691
align="right"|36.99%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Conservative
John Willison Green
align="right"|584
align="right"|12.78%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
New Democrat
William Leonard Hartley
align="right"|1,697
align="right"|37.43%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|4,571!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|58!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"

Before the 28th general election in 1966, parts of the former riding of Yale became incorporated into the new riding of Yale-Lillooet, which survives to the present.

ources

* [http://www.elections.bc.ca/elections/electoral_history/toc.html Elections BC website - historical election data]


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  • Columbia River (electoral district) — Columbia River was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia from 1966 to 1986. The riding s predecessor, which was named Columbia, appeared on the hustings from 1903 to 1963. The successor riding in this region …   Wikipedia