Timiskaming (electoral district)

Timiskaming
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1914, 1933
District abolished 1924, 1987
First contested 1917
Last contested 1984

Timiskaming (later known as Timiskaming—French River) was a federal electoral district in the northeastern part of Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1917 to 1925, and from 1935 to 1997.

It was created in 1914 from parts of Algoma East and Nipissing ridings.

Territorial evolution

The riding generally covered the Timiskaming District, but also incorporated parts of Nipissing District, Sudbury District, Algoma District and Cochrane District at various times.

In 1914, it consisted of the whole of the territorial district of Timiskaming and part of the territorial district of Algoma.

The electoral district was abolished in 1924 when it was divided into Timiskaming North and Timiskaming South ridings.

In 1933, the two ridings were re-united, and the new Timiskaming riding consisted of the territorial district of Timiskaming (excluding the township of Keefer and all townships east of Keefer and adjacent to the north boundary of Timiskaming district); and part of the territorial district of Nipissing. In 1947 and 1952, it was redefined to consist of the southern part of Timiskaming.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of parts of the territorial districts of Timiskaming, Sudbury and Nipissing. In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the southeastern part of the Territorial District of Cochrane, the northern part of the Territorial District of Nipissing; and the Territorial District of Timiskaming (excluding that part lying westerly of the Townships of Cleaver and Fallon).

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the southeastern part of the Territorial District of Cochrane; the northern part of the Territorial District of Nipissing; the eastern part of the Territorial District of Sudbury; and the Territorial District of Timiskaming (excluding the part lying west of the west boundary of the geographic Townships of Cleaver and Fallon.)

The electoral district was renamed in 1993 to "Timiskaming—French River", and abolished in 1996 when it was incorporated into Timiskaming—Cochrane riding.

Members of Parliament

Parliament Years Member Party
Timiskaming
Riding created from Nipissing and Algoma East
13th  1917–1919†     Francis Cochrane Government (Unionist)
 1920–1921     Angus McDonald Independent
14th  1921–1925
Riding dissolved into Timiskaming North and Timiskaming South
Timiskaming
Riding re-created from Timiskaming North and Timiskaming South
18th  1935–1940     Walter Little Liberal
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949
21st  1949–1953
22nd  1953–1957 Ann Shipley
23rd  1957–1958     Arnold Peters Co-operative Commonwealth
24th  1958–1961
 1961–1962     New Democratic
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1982†     Bruce Lonsdale Liberal
 1982–1984     John MacDougall Progressive Conservative
33rd  1984–1988
34th  1988–1993
Timiskaming—French River
35th  1993–1997     Benoît Serré Liberal
Riding dissolved into Timiskaming—Cochrane

Election results

Timiskaming, 1917–1925

By-election: On Mr. Cochrane's death, 7 April 1920
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Independent Angus McDonald 5,797
  Liberal Arthur Graeme Slaght 3,090
  Independent Conservative Ernest Fleetwood Pullen 2,996
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Independent Angus McDonald 5,797
  Liberal Donald McEachren 5,703
  Conservative Angus John Kennedy 5,130
  Independent David Bertrand 197

Timiskaming, 1935–1993

1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Walter Little 5,905
  Conservative Wesley Ashton Gordon 5,456
  Co-operative Commonwealth Walter John Hill 4,185
Reconstruction Jack Percy Dransfield 168
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Walter Little 10,455
  Liberal Gerald Daniel O'Meara 4,906
     Farmer–Labour Tommy Church 4,204
  Co-operative Commonwealth Walter John Hill 2,481
  Unknown Albert Edward Swift 110
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Walter Little 7,818
  Co-operative Commonwealth Colborne Campbell Ames 6,330
  Progressive Conservative Frank Herbert Todd 4,373
Labor–Progressive William Garth Teeple 565
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Walter Little 8,528
  Co-operative Commonwealth Colborne Campbell Ames 6,961
  Progressive Conservative John Fenton Richardson Akehurst 5,512
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Ann Shipley 7,497
  Co-operative Commonwealth Colbert Campbell Ames 6,259
  Progressive Conservative Ted Kenrick 4,611
Labor–Progressive Joseph Billings 335
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Co-operative Commonwealth Arnold Peters 7,544
  Progressive Conservative C. Foster Rice 7,318
  Liberal Ted J. Miron 6,118
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  New Democratic Arnold Peters 7,055
  Progressive Conservative Joseph Mavrinac 6,053
  Liberal Ann Shipley 5,969
Social Credit Gérard Michaud 2,665
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  New Democratic Arnold Peters 7,356
  Liberal Mervyn Lavigne 6,763
  Progressive Conservative John Cram 5,540
Social Credit Camil Samson 2,033
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  New Democratic Arnold Peters 9,986
  Liberal Mervyn Lavigne 5,885
  Progressive Conservative Bruce Besley 3,823
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  New Democratic Arnold Peters 8,482
  Liberal Louis-R. Vannier 7,728
  Progressive Conservative George L. Cassidy 4,443
Social Credit Alcide-J. Hamelin 288
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  New Democratic Arnold Peters 11,327
  Liberal Dick Duff 7,768
  Progressive Conservative Alf Guppy 3,317
Social Credit Albert Breton 718
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  New Democratic Arnold Peters 10,263
  Liberal Guy Iannucci 6,598
  Progressive Conservative Murray Watts 4,615
Social Credit Maurice Cure 492
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  New Democratic Arnold Peters 11,595
  Liberal Pierre Belanger 10,900
  Progressive Conservative Grant Sirola 6,036
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Bruce Lonsdale 11,135
  New Democratic Arnold Peters 10,661
  Progressive Conservative Grant Sirola 4,901
Marxist–Leninist Claudia Irons 93
Canadian federal by-election, October 12, 1982
Party Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative John MacDougall 9,029 35.74
Liberal Pierre Bélanger 8,341 33.02
New Democratic Arnold Peters 7,654 30.30
     Independent Richard Peever 236 0.93
Total valid votes 25,260 100.00
Total rejected ballots 111
Turnout 25,371 69.00
Electors on the lists 36,771
Called after Mr. Lonsdale's death.
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative John MacDougall 15,359
  New Democratic Jim Morrison 6,685
  Liberal Lorraine Robazza 6,308
Social Credit Ken Sweigard 151
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative John MacDougall 11,230
  Liberal Ben Serré 10,284
  New Democratic Earl Evans 7,831
Confederation of Regions Fred Field 1,207
  Independent Richard Peever 160

Timiskaming—French River, 1993–1997

1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Ben Serré 17,462
  Progressive Conservative Bob Mantha 4,510
Reform Dan Louie 3,868
  New Democratic Party Steve Yee 2,573
  Independent Gary Whitman 483
  Natural Law Anne Belanger 296

See also

External links

Riding history from the Library of Parliament:

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