Fort William (electoral district)

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Fort William
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created1924
District abolished1976
First contested 1925
Last contested 1974

Fort William was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from the year 1925 to 1979. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1924 from parts of Fort William and Rainy River riding.

Contents

It was initially defined to consist of the southern parts of the territorial districts of Rainy River, Kenora and Thunder Bay adjacent to the southern boundary of Canada.

In 1947, it was defined to consist of the city of Fort William and the southern parts of the territorial districts of Rainy River, Kenora and Thunder Bay adjacent to by the southern boundary of Canada.

In 1966, it was defined to consist of the City of Fort William and the Townships of Aldina, Blake, Crooks, Devon, Fraleigh, Gillies, Hartington, Lismore, Lybster, Marks, Neebing, O'Connor, Paipoonge, Pardee, Pearson, Scoble and Strange in the territorial district of Thunder Bay.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was merged into Thunder Bay—Atikokan riding.

History

S.C. 1924, c.63

Consisting of those parts of the territorial districts of Rainy River, Kenora and Thunder Bay bounded on the south by the southern boundary of Canada, and on the west, north and east by a line described as commencing on the said southern boundary at the intersection of the fifth meridian passing between the townships of Melgund and Revell; thence north along the said meridian to a point five miles north of the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence southeast parallel to and at a distance of five miles northerly from the said line of railway to a point five miles due north of the station of Poland, south to the said railway and continuing along the same to the intersection of the projection westerly to the north boundary of the township of Forbes; thence along the north and east boundaries of the said township, the north and east boundaries of the townships of Conmee and Oliver, and the north boundary of the townships of Paipoonge and Neebing, and their projection easterly to the eighty-ninth meridian; thence along the said meridian to the southern boundary of Canada.

S.C. 1933, c.54

Consisting of those parts of the territorial districts of Rainy River, Kenora and Thunder Bay bounded on the south by the southern boundary of Canada, on the west by the Fourth Meridan and on the north and east by a line described as commencing at a point on the said Fourth Meridian five miles north of the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence southeast parallel to and at a distance of five miles northerly from the said line of railway to a point five miles due north of the station of Poland; thence south to the said railway and continuing along the said railway to the intersection of the north boundary of the township of Goldie; thence along the north boundaries of the townships of Goldie and Forbes; thence south along the east boundaries of the townships of Forbes and Conmee; thence east and south along the north and east boundaries respectively of the township of Oliver; thence along the north boundaries of the townships of Paipoonge and Neebing and their projection easterly to the Eighty-ninth Meridian; thence south along the said meridian to the southern boundary of Canada.

S.C. 1947, c.71

Consisting of the city of Fort William and of those parts of the territorial districts of Rainy River, Kenora and Thunder Bay bounded on the south by the southern boundary of Canada; on the west by the Fourth Meridian; (excluding Atikokan Improvement District) and on the north and east by a line described as commencing at a point on the said Fourth Meridian five miles north of the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence southeast parallel to and at a distance of five miles northerly from the said line of railway to a point five miles due north of the former station of Poland, which was situated approximately at the intersection of the said railway line with the north boundary of the township of Fallis, five and one half miles westerly from Argon station; thence south to the said railway and continuing along the said railway to the intersection of the north boundary of the township of Goldie; thence along the north boundaries of the townships of Goldie and Forbes; thence south along the east boundaries of the townships of Forbes and Conmee; thence east and south along the north and east boundaries respectively of the township of Oliver; thence along the north boundaries of the townships of Paipoonge and Neebing and their prolongation easterly to the Eighty-ninth Meridian of west longitude; thence south along the said Meridian to the southern boundary of Canada.

S.C. 1952, c.48

Consisting of the city of Fort William and of those parts of the territorial districts of Rainy River, Kenora and Thunder Bay bounded on the south by the southern boundary of Canada; on the west by the Fourth Meridian; (excluding Atikokan Improvement District) and on the north and east by a line described as commencing at a point on the said Fourth Meridian five miles north of the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence southeast parallel to and at a distance of five miles northerly from the said line of railway to a point five miles due north of the former station of Poland, which was situated approximately at the intersection of the said railway line with the north boundary of the township of Fallis, five and one half miles westerly from Argon station; thence south to the said railway and continuing along the said railway to the intersection of the north boundary of the township of Goldie; thence along the north boundaries of the townships of Goldie and Forbes; thence south along the east boundaries of the townships of Forbes and Conmee; thence east and south along the north and east boundaries respectively of the township of Oliver; thence along the north boundaries of the townships of Paipoonge and Neebing and their prolongation easterly to the Eighty-ninth Meridian of west longitude; thence south along the said Meridian to the southern boundary of Canada.

Representation Order, 1966

Consisting of that part of the territorial district of Thunder Bay contained in the City of Fort William and the Townships of Aldina, Blake, Crooks, Devon, Fraleigh, Gillies, Hartington, Lismore, Lybster, Marks, Neebing, O'Connor, Paipoonge, Pardee, Pearson, Scoble and Strange. [1]

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

ParliamentYearsMemberParty
Riding created from Fort William and Rainy River
15th  1925–1926   Robert James Manion Conservative
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1930
 1930–1935
18th  1935–1940   Dan McIvor Liberal
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949
21st  1949–1953
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962 Hubert Badanai
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972
29th  1972–1974 Paul McRae
30th  1974–1979
Riding dissolved into Thunder Bay—Atikokan

Election results

1925 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Hon. Robert James Manion 6,205
Liberal DeWitt Clinton Garver2,830
1926 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Hon. Robert James Manion 5,173
Labour William Nassau Welsh2,440
1930 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Hon. Robert James Manion 6,939
Liberal Charles White Wilson3,262
Independent Albert Edward Smith594

On Mr. Manion being named Minister of Railways and Canals, 7 August 1930:

Canadian federal by-election, 25 August 1930
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Hon. Robert James Manion acclaimed
1935 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Daniel McIvor 5,481
Conservative Hon. Robert James Manion 4,565
Reconstruction Clement Edward Chapple2,030
Co-operative Commonwealth Garfield Anderson 1,635
Independent John Joseph Spooner78
1940 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Daniel McIvor 8,504
National Government Hon. Robert James Manion 6,768
Co-operative Commonwealth Garfield Anderson 1,778
1945 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Daniel McIvor 7,209
Co-operative Commonwealth Wilfred Carson McKenzie5,858
Progressive Conservative Robert Barclay Pow 4,945
Labor–Progressive Donald Stewart772
1949 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Daniel McIvor 9,569
Progressive Conservative J. Mac Spence5,751
Co-operative Commonwealth Garfield Anderson 4,830
Labor–Progressive Alvin L. Johnson746
1953 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Daniel McIvor 10,402
Progressive Conservative Murray Babe5,030
Co-operative Commonwealth William Johnson3,847
Labor–Progressive Naomi Mara Powell508
1957 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Daniel McIvor 8,552
Progressive Conservative Art Widnall7,926
Co-operative Commonwealth Michael Chicorli5,903
1958 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Hubert Badanai 9,915
Progressive Conservative Art Widnall9,798
Co-operative Commonwealth Michael Chicorli4,953
Labor–Progressive Bruce Magnuson 224
1962 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Hubert Badanai 12,229
Progressive Conservative Bernard Black
New Democratic Edward G. Freeman 5,713
Social Credit Arthur W. Hutton361
1963 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Hubert Badanai 11,765
New Democratic Edward G. Freeman 7,619
Progressive Conservative Ben Devlin6,618
Social Credit Arthur W. Hutton309
1965 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Hubert Badanai 12,432
New Democratic Charles A. Grant8,993
Progressive Conservative Ben Devlin4,773
1968 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Hubert Badanai 10,635
New Democratic Charles A. Grant7,394
Progressive Conservative Lionel Hastings7,284
1972 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Paul McRae 11,545
Progressive Conservative Lionel Hastings10,263
New Democratic Ian Stewart7,497
1974 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Paul McRae 13,789
New Democratic Ty Kaipio8,094
Progressive Conservative Lawrence Timko6,129
Communist Bruce Barrett149
Marxist–Leninist Dianne Robinson72

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