Ontario (provincial electoral district)

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Ontario
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
District created 1867
District abolished 1975
First contested 1867
Last contested 1971
Demographics
Census divisions Ontario County
Census subdivisions Ajax (until 1954), Oshawa (until 1954), Pickering (until 1967), Reach Township (from 1886), Scugog Township (from 1886). Whitby (until 1967)

Ontario was a provincial riding in the Canadian province of Ontario. Called Ontario South until 1933, it was active from 1867 to 1975. For its entire existence, the riding contained parts of or all of Ontario County, a now-defunct county which comprised most, but not all, of the contemporary Regional Municipality of Durham, including the municipalities of Ajax, Oshawa, Pickering and Whitby. After 1955, however, a separate riding called Oshawa was created to serve the city of Oshawa, Ajax and parts of Pickering and Whitby, while the Ontario riding continued to serve the more rural areas in the county. In 1966 a new Ontario South was created to represent Ajax, Pickering and Whitby. The remainder of the riding was divided into the new ridings of Durham West, Durham East and Durham—York in 1975.

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Members of the Legislative Assembly

Ontario South
AssemblyYearsMemberParty
1st  1867–1871   William McGill Liberal
2nd  1871–1875 Abram Farewell
3rd  1875–1879   Nicholas W. Brown Conservative
4th  1879–1883   John Dryden Liberal
5th  1883–1886
6th  1886–1890
7th  1890–1894
8th  1894–1898
9th  1898–1898   Charles Calder Conservative
 1898–1902   John Dryden Liberal
10th  1902–1905
11th  1905–1908   Charles Calder Conservative
12th  1908–1911
13th  1911–1914   W. E. N. Sinclair Liberal
14th  1914–1919   Charles Calder Conservative
15th  1919–1923   W. E. N. Sinclair Liberal
16th  1923–1926
17th  1926–1929
18th  1929–1934
Ontario
AssemblyYearsMemberParty
19th  1934–1937   W. E. N. Sinclair Liberal
20th  1937–1943 Gordon Daniel Conant
21st  1943–1945   Arthur Henry Williams Co-operative Commonwealth
22nd  1945–1948   Thomas Kelso Creighton Progressive Conservative
23rd  1948–1951   T.D. Thomas Co-operative Commonwealth
24th  1951–1955
25th  1955–1959   Matthew Dymond Progressive Conservative
26th  1959–1963
27th  1963–1967
28th  1967–1971
29th  1971–1975
Merged into Durham West, Durham East and Durham North after 1975

Election results (1934-1963)

Ontario general election, 1934
PartyCandidateVotes%
Liberal W. E. N. Sinclair 11,409 56.63
Conservative Ernest L. Marks 6,363 31.58
Co-operative Commonwealth Andrew Glen 2,375 11.79
Ontario general election, 1937
PartyCandidateVotes%
Liberal Gordon Daniel Conant 9,834 44.13
Conservative Grant L. Bird 7,775 34.89
Co-operative Commonwealth Finley M. Dafoe 4,598 20.63
Socialist Labour E. G. Forest 79 0.35
Ontario general election, 1943
PartyCandidateVotes%
Co-operative Commonwealth Arthur Henry Williams 8,745 44.07
Liberal Jacob C. Anderson 5,575 28.09
Progressive Conservative George Hart 5,525 27.84
Ontario general election, 1945
PartyCandidateVotes%
Progressive Conservative Thomas Kelso Creighton 9,130 35.49
Liberal W. H. Gifford 8,051 31.30
Co-operative Commonwealth Arthur Henry Williams 7,693 29.90
Labour W. R. Cambers 852 3.31
Ontario general election, 1948
PartyCandidateVotes%
Co-operative Commonwealth Tommy Thomas 11,758 42.23
Progressive Conservative Thomas Kelso Creighton 9,027 32.42
Liberal Wilfred E. Dunn 7,058 25.35
Ontario general election, 1951
PartyCandidateVotes%
Co-operative Commonwealth Tommy Thomas 12,054 40.17
Progressive Conservative Michael Starr 9,876 32.92
Liberal Walter C. Thomson 7,806 26.02
Independent Evelyn M. Bateman 268 0.89
Ontario general election, 1955
PartyCandidateVotes%
Progressive Conservative Matthew Dymond 7,248 49.97
Liberal Thomas Harris 5,366 36.99
Co-operative Commonwealth Roy Scott 1,892 13.04
Ontario general election, 1959
PartyCandidateVotes%
Progressive Conservative Matthew Dymond 9,018 59.67
Liberal Thomas Harris 4,196 27.76
Co-operative Commonwealth Thomas Edwards 1,900 12.57
Ontario general election, 1963
PartyCandidateVotes%
Progressive Conservative Matthew Dymond 9,903 60.29
Liberal Samuel Hollingsworth 4,298 26.17
New Democratic Thomas Edwards 2,224 13.54

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