Port Arthur (electoral district)

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Port Arthur
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

Port Arthur was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1935 to 1979. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1933 from parts of Port Arthur—Thunder Bay riding.

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It consisted initially of the parts of the territorial districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Kenora, and Thunder Bay not included in the electoral districts of Algoma West, Cochrane, Fort William, and Kenora-Rainy River herein defined, and including the city of Port Arthur, together with that part of the district of Patricia not included in the electoral districts of Kenora—Rainy River and Cochrane.

In 1966, it was defined as consisting of the part of the territorial district of Thunder Bay contained in the City of Port Arthur and the Townships of Adrian, Blackwell, Conmee, Forbes, Fowler, Goldie, Gorham, Horne, Jacques, Laurie, MacGregor, McIntyre, McTavish, Oliver, Sackville, Sibley and Ware.

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

Members of Parliament

Port Arthur has elected the following Members of Parliament:

ParliamentYearsMemberParty
Riding created from Port Arthur—Thunder Bay
18th  1935–1940   C. D. Howe Liberal
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949
21st  1949–1953
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958   Doug Fisher Co-operative Commonwealth
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963   New Democratic
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968   Bob Andras Liberal
28th  1968–1972
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
Riding dissolved into Thunder Bay—Nipigon

Election results

1935 Canadian federal election: Port Arthur
PartyCandidateVotes
  Liberal C. D. Howe 6,591
  Conservative George Wardrope 2,807
  Co-operative Commonwealth Alex Gibson1,357
Communist Albert Edward Smith 1,161
Reconstruction Peter Allan Legrow519
1940 Canadian federal election: Port Arthur
PartyCandidateVotes
  Liberal C. D. Howe 10,327
  National Government Alan A. Barton5,213
  Co-operative Commonwealth Alex Gibson3,128
1945 Canadian federal election: Port Arthur
PartyCandidateVotes
  Liberal C.D. Howe 10,045
  Co-operative Commonwealth John Arthur Thompson5,504
  Progressive Conservative George Wardrope 3,516
Labor–Progressive Robert Melbourne Aylward1,004
1949 Canadian federal election: Port Arthur
PartyCandidateVotes
  Liberal C. D. Howe 12,646
  Co-operative Commonwealth James Thomas Cawley6,401
  Progressive Conservative Robert Ainslie Robinson5,068
Social Credit John Emil Dagsvik627
1953 Canadian federal election: Port Arthur
PartyCandidateVotes
  Liberal C. D. Howe 12,272
  Co-operative Commonwealth Ronald Vincent Wilmot5,865
  Progressive Conservative Bob Robinson5,415
Labor–Progressive Bruce Magnuson 923
1957 Canadian federal election: Port Arthur
PartyCandidateVotes
  Co-operative Commonwealth Doug Fisher 12,228
  Liberal C. D. Howe 10,813
  Progressive Conservative Ina M. Vigars5,261
1958 Canadian federal election: Port Arthur
PartyCandidateVotes
  Co-operative Commonwealth Doug Fisher 12,217
  Progressive Conservative Norman R. Wilson10,215
  Liberal Edward V. Anten9,043
1962 Canadian federal election: Port Arthur
PartyCandidateVotes
  New Democratic Doug Fisher 13,437
  Liberal David W. Morgan11,502
  Progressive Conservative Norman R. Wilson9,226
Communist Osmo R. Lahti418
Social Credit Gilbert Heath352
1963 Canadian federal election: Port Arthur
PartyCandidateVotes
  New Democratic Doug Fisher 16,141
  Liberal Saul Laskin 13,132
  Progressive Conservative Harvey W. Smith6,316
1965 Canadian federal election: Port Arthur
PartyCandidateVotes
  Liberal Bob Andras 14,706
  New Democratic Gordon Oliver Rothney12,275
  Progressive Conservative Harvey Smith8,075
1968 Canadian federal election: Port Arthur
PartyCandidateVotes
  Liberal Bob Andras 11,079
  New Democratic Gordon Oliver Rothney7,306
  Progressive Conservative Carl Rogers4,179
Communist Norman Freed233
1972 Canadian federal election: Port Arthur
PartyCandidateVotes
  Liberal Bob Andras 14,351
  New Democratic Chris Ferguson6,756
  Progressive Conservative John Erickson6,027
 No affiliationClifford Wahl274
1974 Canadian federal election: Port Arthur
PartyCandidateVotes
  Liberal Bob Andras 14,523
  New Democratic Dusty Miller8,591
  Progressive Conservative Frank Wright3,322
Communist Clifford Wahl164
Marxist–Leninist Janina Klee54

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