Nipissing (provincial electoral district)


Nipissing (provincial electoral district)
Nipissing
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Nipissing in relation to other electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
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Vic Fedeli
Progressive Conservative
District created 1890
First contested 1890
Last contested 2011
Demographics
Population (2001) 74,915
Electors (2007) 57,124
Area (km²) 8,383
Pop. density (per km²) 8.9
Census divisions Nipissing, Parry Sound
Census subdivisions
For the former federal electoral district, see Nipissing (electoral district)

Nipissing is a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of Ontario, which elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. It is located in the northeastern part of Ontario, centred on the city of North Bay.

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History

The district was first contested in the 1890 election, but was divided into the separate districts of Nipissing East and Nipissing West for the 1902 election. By 1908, however, demographic changes resulted in Nipissing West being divided into two new districts, Sudbury and Sturgeon Falls, and the single riding of Nipissing was thus reconstituted and has been represented consistently in the Legislative Assembly ever since.

In 1996, 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 provincial election in 2007. The eleven northern electoral districts 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]

In 1996, it was defined to consist of parts of the eastern part of territorial district of Parry Sound, and the western part of the Territorial District of Nipissing.

The federal electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was merged into Nipissing—Timiskaming riding.

Representation

Parliament Years Member Party
7th 1890-1894     John Loughrin Liberal
8th 1894-1898
9th 1898-1902
Riding dissolved into Nipissing East and Nipissing West from 1902 to 1908.
12th 1908-1911     Henri Morel Conservative
13th 1911-1914
14th 1914-1919
15th 1919-1923     Joseph Marceau Liberal
16th 1923-1926     Henri Morel Conservative
17th 1926-1929
18th 1929-1930
1930-1934     Charles Robert Harrison Conservative
19th 1934-1935     Théodore Legault Liberal
1935-1937     Joseph Marceau Liberal
20th 1937-1943     Joseph Élie Cholette Liberal
21st 1943-1945     Arthur Allen Casselman Cooperative Commonwealth Federation
22nd 1945-1948     Victor Martin Liberal
23rd 1948-1951     William Bruce Harvey Progressive Conservative
24th 1951-1954
1954-1955     Jean Marc Chaput Progressive Conservative
25th 1955-1959
26th 1959-1963     Leo Troy Liberal
27th 1963-1965
1965-1967     Richard Smith Liberal
28th 1967-1971
29th 1971-1975
30th 1975-1977
31st 1977-1981     Mike Bolan Liberal
32nd 1981-1985     Mike Harris Progressive Conservative
33rd 1985-1987
34th 1987-1990
35th 1990-1995
36th 1995-1998
37th 1999-2002
2002-2003     Al McDonald Progressive Conservative
38th 2003-2007     Monique Smith Liberal
39th 2007-2011
40th 2011-present     Vic Fedeli Progressive Conservative

Election results

Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Vic Fedeli 15,380 50.11 +9.74
     Liberal Catherine Whiting 8,774 28.59 -13.35
     New Democrat Henri Giroux 5,567 18.14 +5.41
     Green Scott Haig 971 3.16 -0.68
Total valid votes 100.00
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Monique Smith 13,730 41.94 -7.90
     Progressive Conservative Bill Vrebosch 13,373 40.85 -0.62
     New Democrat Henri Giroux 4,135 12.63 +5.40
     Green Amy Brownridge 1,258 3.84 +2.38
     Family Coalition Suzanne Plouffe 238 0.73 -  
Total valid votes 32,734 100.00
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Monique Smith 18,003 49.84 +6.70
     Progressive Conservative Al McDonald 14,978 41.47 -8.95
     New Democrat Terry O'Connor 2,613 7.23 +2.37
     Green Jaimie Board 528 1.46 +0.51
Total valid votes 36,122 100.00
By-election on May 2, 2002, resignation of Mike Harris
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Al McDonald 13,989 45.54 -4.88
     Liberal George Maroosis 13,970 45.48 +2.34
     New Democrat Wendy Young 1,821 5.93 +1.07
     Green Todd Lucier 940 3.06 +2.11
Total valid votes 30,720 100.00
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Mike Harris 19,498 50.42 -  
     Liberal George Maroosis 16,682 43.14 -  
     New Democrat Wendy Young 1,878 4.86 -  
     Green Jaimie Board 366 0.95 -  
     Natural Law Michaele Morris 246 0.64 -  
Total valid votes 38,670 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 23,095 72.9
Mixed member proportional 8,596 27.1
Total valid votes 31,691 100.0


Notes

  1. ^ Elections Ontario web site, “New Electoral Boundaries”

Sources


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