Cochrane (electoral district)

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Cochrane
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created1933
District abolished1976
First contested 1935
Last contested 1974

Cochrane (also known as Cochrane North and Cochrane—Superior) was a federal electoral district in the province of Ontario, Canada. It was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1935 to 1997.

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Electoral district

This riding was created in 1933 as "Cochrane" from parts of Timiskaming North riding. The electoral district was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed between Algoma, Kenora—Rainy River, Thunder Bay—Nipigon, Timiskaming—Cochrane and Timmins—James Bay ridings.

Geography

It initially consisted of the northern part of the territorial district of Timiskaming, and the eastern part of the territorial district of Cochrane and the district of Patricia. In Timiskaming, the riding included the part of the district lying north of and including the townships of Pontiac and Keefer and the townships in between them. In Cochrane, it included the part of the district lying east of a line drawn along the eastern boundaries of the townships of McCoig and Mulloy and north to the northern limit of the district. In Patricia, it included the part lying east of the projection north of the western boundary of the electoral district of Cochrane.

In 1947, it was redefined to consist of the northern part of the territorial district of Cochrane and the eastern part of the district of Patricia. In the 1960s, it was redefined to consist of the northern parts of the territorial district of Algoma, Cochrane, Kenora (Patricia Portion), Sudbury and Timiskaming.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Algoma, Cochrane North, Timiskaming and Timmins—Chapleau ridings.

"Cochrane North" was formed in 1976 from parts of Cochrane and Thunder Bay ridings. It consisted of the northern part of the Territorial District of Algoma, northwest part of the Territorial District of Cochrane, the eastern part of the Territorial District of Kenora (Patricia Portion), and the southeast part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay. The name of the electoral district was changed in 1977 to "Cochrane", and in 1980 to "Cochrane—Superior".

Cochrane—Superior initially consisted of the northern part of the Territorial District of Algoma, the north-west of the Territorial District of Cochrane, the eastern part of the Territorial District of Kenora (Patricia Portion), and the south-east part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay.

It was redefined in 1987 to consist of the north-east part of the Territorial District of Algoma, the north-west part of the Territorial District of Cochrane, the eastern part of the Territorial District of Kenora, and the eastern part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

ParliamentYearsMemberParty
Cochrane
Riding created from Timiskaming North
18th  1935–1940   Joseph-Arthur Bradette Liberal
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949
21st  1949–1953
22nd  1953–1957 Joseph-Anaclet Habel
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972 Ralph Stewart
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
Cochrane North
31st  1979–1980   Keith Penner Liberal
32nd  1980–1984
Cochrane—Superior
33rd  1984–1988   Keith Penner Liberal
34th  1988–1993 Réginald Bélair
35th  1993–1997
Riding dissolved into Algoma, Kenora—Rainy River,
Thunder Bay—Nipigon, Timiskaming—Cochrane
and Timmins—James Bay

Election results

Cochrane

1935 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Joseph-Arthur Bradette 12,719
Co-operative Commonwealth Harry Hughes Beach3,247
Reconstruction Andrew Patrick Murtagh2,593
Communist Thomas McEwen 1,004
1940 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Joseph-Arthur Bradette 16,785
National Government Robert Whitney Crumb5,652
  Farmer–Labour W. Garth Teeple3,922
1945 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Joseph-Arthur Bradette 13,285
Co-operative Commonwealth Wilfrid Parisien7,355
Progressive Conservative Joseph Wilfrid Spooner4,711
1949 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Joseph-Arthur Bradette 6,352
Progressive Conservative René-Joseph-Napoléon Brunelle3,885
Co-operative Commonwealth Elmo-Stanislas Lefebvre2,331
Union des électeurs Joseph-Apolidor-Flor Ayotte891
1953 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Joseph-Anaclet Habel 6,667
Progressive Conservative René Joseph Napoléon Brunelle5,194
Co-operative Commonwealth John Pereira Carter2,448
1957 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Joseph-Anaclet Habel 6,626
Progressive Conservative Elmo Lefebvre3,319
Co-operative Commonwealth Norman Lacasse2,552
Independent Social CreditAndré J. Filion2,351
1958 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Joseph-Anaclet Habel 7,851
Progressive Conservative René Brunelle6,941
Co-operative Commonwealth James Ballantyne2,729
1962 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Joseph-Anaclet Habel 7,969
New Democratic Ross A. Paterson4,814
Progressive Conservative François Bordeleau4,072
Social Credit Levi Albert1,459
1963 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Joseph-Anaclet Habel 7,809
New Democratic Ross A. Paterson5,498
Progressive Conservative Mike Palangio3,276
Social Credit Alphonse Brisson2,204
1965 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Joseph-Anaclet Habel 7,505
New Democratic Ross A. Paterson6,685
Progressive Conservative Bob Moore3,025
Social Credit Alphonse Brisson837
Independent Philip Kelly 316
1968 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Ralph Stewart 9,803
New Democratic Ross A. Paterson7,034
Progressive Conservative George W. Maybury2,875
Social Credit Jeanne Lavoie433
1972 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Ralph Stewart 10,405
New Democratic Bud Constantine5,405
Progressive Conservative Blair Brown4,626
Social Credit Emmanuel Petrin1,477
Independent Richard B. Mullins204
1974 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Ralph Stewart 11,379
New Democratic Carol Brixhe5,539
Progressive Conservative Alphonse Touchette2,957
Not affiliatedFrançois Gosselin1,099

Cochrane North

1979 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Keith Penner 12,889
New Democratic Robert Fortin11,080
Progressive Conservative Carole Kosowan5,001
1980 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Keith Penner 15,280
New Democratic Robert Fortin10,814
Progressive Conservative J. Elgin Turner2,852
Marxist–Leninist Doris Stevens111

Cochrane—Superior

1984 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Keith Penner 12,359
Progressive Conservative Guy Desjardins9,590
New Democratic Ray Brunet7,672
1988 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Réginald Bélair 11,954
New Democratic Len Wood 10,753
Progressive Conservative Guy Desjardins7,032
1993 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Réginald Bélair 19,511
Reform Don Banks2,590
Progressive Conservative Muriel J. Parent2,470
New Democratic Jean Paul Lajeunesse2,429

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