St. Catharines (electoral district)


St. Catharines (electoral district)

Infobox Canada electoral district
name = St. Catharines
province = Ontario


caption = St. Catharines in relation to other southern Ontario electoral districts
fed-status = active
fed-district-number = 35076
fed-created = 1966
fed-abolished =
fed-election-first = 1968
fed-election-last = 2006
fed-rep = Rick Dykstra
fed-rep-link =
fed-rep-party = Conservative
fed-rep-party-link = Conservative Party of Canada
prov-status = active
prov-created =
prov-abolished =
prov-election-first = 1999
prov-election-last = 2007
prov-rep = James J. Bradley
prov-rep-link =
prov-rep-party = Liberal
prov-rep-party-link = Ontario Liberal Party
demo-census-date = 2006
demo-pop = 112869
demo-electors = 84967
demo-electors-date = 2006
demo-area = 77
demo-cd = Niagara
demo-csd = St. Catharines

St. Catharines is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

It consists of the part of the City of St. Catharines lying north of a line drawn from west to east along St. Paul Street West, St. Paul Crescent, Twelve Mile Creek, Glendale Avenue, Merrit Street and Glendale Avenue.

Federal electoral district

It was created in 1966 from parts of Lincoln riding. It consisted initially of the part of the City of St. Catharines bounded on the east by the eastern city limit, and on the north, west and south by a line drawn from the city limit southwest along Eastchester Avenue, south along Bunting Road, southwest along Rockwood Street, south along Hartzell Road, northwest along the Canadian National Railway (CNR) line, south along Glengarry Road, east along Glendale Avenue, south along Mountain Street and east along Bradley Street to the city limit.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of St. Catharines lying north of the Canadian National Railway.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of St. Catharines lying north of a line drawn from west to east along St. Paul Street West, St. Paul Street West to St. Paul Crescent, the old Welland Canal, Carter Creek, the first Canadian National Railway spur line and the main CNR line and Queenston Street.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of St. Catharines lying north and east of a line drawn from the western city limit along St. Paul Street West, St. Paul Crescent, the Old Welland Canal, Carter Creek, the first Canadian National Railway spur line, the most easterly Canadian National Railway spur line and the yard line to the southern city limit.

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following members of the Canadian House of Commons:
# James C. McNulty, Liberal (1968 - 1972)
# Trevor Morgan, Progressive Conservative (1972 - 1974)
# Gilbert Parent, Liberal (1974 - 1979)
# Joe Reid, Progressive Conservative (1979 - 1988)
# Ken Atkinson, Progressive Conservative (1988 - 1993)
# Walt Lastewka, Liberal (1993 - 2006)
# Rick Dykstra, Conservative (2006-present)

Provincial electoral district

The provincial electoral district was created in 1999 when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings.

Members of Provincial Parliament

This riding has elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
# James J. Bradley, Liberal (1977 - Present)

Federal election results

Provincial election results

Election box begin | title=Ontario general election, 2003
-
Jim Bradley
align="right"|25,319
align="right"|57.44
align="right"|+3.54
-
Mark Brickell
align="right"|12,932
align="right"|29.34
align="right"|-9.17
-
John Bacher
align="right"|3,944
align="right"|8.95
align="right"|+2.74
-
Jim Fannon
align="right"|1,167
align="right"|2.65
align="right"|+2.19
-
Linda Klassen
align="right"|714
align="right"|1.62

OntElec5|1999
-
Jim Bradley
align="right"|25,186
align="right"|53.9
-
Tom Froese
align="right"|17,994
align="right"|38.51
-
Gordon Coggins
align="right"|2,902
align="right"|6.21
-
Helene A. Darisse
align="right"|272
align="right"|0.58
-
Doug Woodard
align="right"|215
align="right"|0.46
-
Ron Walker
align="right"|154
align="right"|0.33

See also

* List of Canadian federal electoral districts
* Past Canadian electoral districts

External links

* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/hfer/hfer.asp?Language=E&Search=Det&Include=Y&rid=699 Riding history from the] Library of Parliament

* Elections Ontario [http://www.electionsontario.on.ca/results/1999_results/stat_summary.jsp?e_code=37&rec=0&
] and [http://www.electionsontario.on.ca/results/2003_results/stat_summary.jsp?e_code=38&rec=0&
]


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