Haldimand (electoral district)

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Haldimand was a federal electoral district in the province of Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1892 and from 1904 to 1953. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867.

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It initially consisted of the Townships of Oneida, Seneca, Cayuga North, Cayuga South, Rainham, Walpole, and Dunn. In 1872, the Township of Dunn was excluded from the riding. In 1882, it was defined to consist of the townships of Walpole, Oneida, Rainham, Seneca and North Cayuga, and the villages of Cayuga and Caledonia.

The electoral district was abolished in 1892 when it was merged into Haldimand and Monck riding.

Haldimand and Monck was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1892 to 1904. It was located in the province of Ontario.

Haldimand riding was recreated in 1903, consisting of the county of Haldimand.

The electoral district was abolished in 1952 when it was merged into Brant—Haldimand riding.

Brant—Haldimand was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1953 to 1968, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1987 to 1999.

Election results

1867 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal David Thompson 1,391
UnknownMr. McKinnon1,022
1872 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal David Thompson acclaimed
1874 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal David Thompson acclaimed
1878 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal David Thompson 1,566
Conservative Nicholas Flood Davin 1,400
UnknownThomas Lester30
1882 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal David Thompson 1,490
UnknownWilliam H. Merritt1,364
By-election on 8 September 1886

On Mr. Thompson's death, 18 April 1886

PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Charles Wesley Colter acclaimed
1887 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Walter Humphries Montague 1,746
Liberal Charles Wesley Colter 1,745
By-election on 12 November 1887

On the election being declared void

PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Walter Humphries Montague 1,828
Liberal Charles Wesley Colter 1,811
By-election on 30 January 1889

On the election being declared void

PartyCandidateVotes
Liberal Charles Wesley Colter 1,803
Conservative Walter Humphries Montague 1,757
By-election on 20 February 1890

On the election being declared void

PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Walter Humphries Montague unknown
Liberal Charles Wesley Colter unknown
1891 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Walter Humphries Montague 1,896
Liberal Charles Wesley Colter 1,818
By-election on 17 April 1895

On Mr. Montague being appointed Secretary of State, 26 March 1895

PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Walter Humphries Montague acclaimed
1904 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Francis Ramsey Lalor 2,548
Liberal Andrew Thorburn Thompson 2,289
1908 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Francis Ramsey Lalor 2,644
Liberal Robert Francis Miller2,398
1911 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Francis Ramsey Lalor 2,817
Liberal Robert Francis Miller2,138
1917 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Government (Unionist) Francis Ramsey Lalor 3,696
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) John James Parsons2,480
1921 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Mark Cecil Senn 4,517
Progressive Samuel Adam Beck3,800
Liberal David Zealand Gibson1,467
1925 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Mark Cecil Senn 5,415
Liberal Thomas Marshall4,266
1926 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Mark Cecil Senn 5,511
Progressive Warren Stringer4,028
1930 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Mark Cecil Senn 6,171
Liberal William Whyte Camelford4,864
1935 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Mark Cecil Senn 5,750
Liberal Frank Laidlaw5,031
Reconstruction John James Parsons554
1940 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Mark Cecil Senn 5,515
Liberal Basil North Macaulay4,712
1945 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Progressive Conservative Mark Cecil Senn 5,844
Liberal Edgar Fraser Raney4,255
Co-operative Commonwealth William Ernest Jones695
1949 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes
Progressive Conservative A. Earl Catherwood5,432
Liberal G. Garfield Disher5,124
Co-operative Commonwealth Howard Elis Brown 978

See also

Library of Parliament library of parliament of Canada in Ottawa

The Library of Parliament is the main information repository and research resource for the Parliament of Canada. The main branch of the library sits at the rear of the Centre Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, and is the last untouched part of that larger building's original incarnation after it burned down in 1916. The library has been augmented and renovated a number of times since its construction in 1876, the last between 2002 and 2006, though the form and decor remain essentially authentic. The building today serves as a Canadian icon, and appears on the obverse of the Canadian ten-dollar bill.

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