Port Arthur (provincial electoral district)

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Port Arthur
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
District created1902
District abolished1996
First contested 1902
Last contested 1995
Demographics
Census division(s) Thunder Bay District
Census subdivision(s) Port ArthurThunder Bay

Port Arthur was an electoral riding in Ontario, Canada. In 1902 the riding was created as Port Arthur and Rainy River. Six years later it was split into two ridings: Port Arthur and Rainy River. In 1996, it was merged with the riding of Nipigon to form Thunder Bay—Superior North.

Contents

When the city of Port Arthur merged with the neighbouring city of Fort William in 1970 to create the current city of Thunder Bay, the riding of Port Arthur and the riding Fort William continued as separate districts serving the new city.

Members of Provincial Parliament

Port Arthur
AssemblyYearsMemberParty
Port Arthur and Rainy River
10th  1902–1904   James Conmee Liberal
11th  1905–1907Hugh W Kennedy
 1907–1908   William Alfred Preston Conservative
Port Arthur
12th  1908–1911   John James Carrick Conservative
13th  1911–1914 Donald Hogarth
14th  1914–1919
15th  1919–1923
16th  1923–1926 Francis Henry Keefer
17th  1926–1929   Donald Hogarth Independent Conservative
18th  1929–1934   Conservative
19th  1934–1937   Charles Winnans Cox Liberal
20th  1937–1943
21st  1943–1945   Frederick Oliver Robinson Co-operative Commonwealth
22nd  1945–1948
23rd  1948–1951
24th  1951–1955   George Wardrope Progressive Conservative
25th  1955–1959
26th  1959–1963
27th  1963–1967
28th  1967–1971   Ron Knight Liberal
29th  1971–1975   Jim Foulds New Democratic
30th  1975–1977
31st  1977–1981
32nd  1981–1985
33rd  1985–1987
34th  1987–1990   Taras Kozyra Liberal
35th  1990–1995   Shelley Wark-Martyn New Democratic
36th  1995–1999   Michael Gravelle Liberal
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly [1]
Merged into Thunder Bay—Superior North before the 1999 election

Election results

1902 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Liberal James Conmee 1,12466.55
Conservative Joseph King56533.45
Total valid votes1,689100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots160.94
Turnout1,70546.50
Eligible voters3,667
1905 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Hugh Kennedy1,28550.27-16.28
Conservative William Alfred Preston 1,27149.73+16.28
Total valid votes2,556100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots441.69+0.75
Turnout2,60052.63+6.13
Eligible voters4,940
Liberal hold Swing -16.28
1908 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John James Carrick 1,24155.16+4.89
Independent ConservativeGeorge Mooring86138.27-
Socialist Leopold English1486.58-
Total valid votes2,250100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots411.79+0.10
Turnout2,29161.04+8.41
Eligible voters3,753
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +21.58
1911 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Donald Hogarth 1,51572.56+17.40
Socialist Frederick Urry57327.44+20.86
Total valid votes2,088100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots381.79-
Turnout2,12642,79-18.25
Eligible voters4,968
Conservative hold Swing +19.13
1914 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Donald Hogarth 2,21949.45-23.11
Liberal Isaac Matthews1,43031.87-
Independent Frank Sangster83818.68-
Total valid votes4,487100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots691.51-0.28
Turnout4,55659.70+16.91
Eligible voters7,631
Conservative hold Swing -27.49
1919 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Donald Hogarth 2,57841.33-8.12
Liberal John Mooney2,09533.59+1.72
Independent Edward Blaquier1,56425.08-
Total valid votes6,237100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots1552.42 +0.91
Turnout6,39270.97+11.27
Eligible voters9,006
Conservative hold Swing -4.92
1923 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Francis Henry Keefer 2,33140.27-1.06
Liberal Alexander McComber1,60427.71-5.88
United Farmers James Southern1,34623.25-
Independent Edward Blaquier2844.91-20.17
Independent Henry Bryan2243.87-
Total valid votes5,789100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots470.80-1.62
Turnout5,83658.19-12.78
Eligible voters10,030
Conservative hold Swing -3.47
1926 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Independent Conservative Donald Hogarth 2,68338.31-
Conservative Francis Henry Keefer 2,51135.85-4.42
Liberal George Eakins1,81025.84+2.59
Total valid votes7,004100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots420.60-0.20
Turnout7,04660.40+2.21
Eligible voters11,666
Independent Conservative gain from Conservative Swing +21.36
1929 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes
Conservative Donald Hogarth Acclaimed
1934 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Liberal Charles Winnans Cox 7,51458.93
Conservative Donald Clark4,28633.62
Farm-LabourJohn Gillbanks6084.77
Co-operative Commonwealth Samuel Wright3422.68
Total valid votes12,750100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots1590.60
Turnout12,90981.96
Eligible voters15,750
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing -
1937 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Charles Winnans Cox 8,00656.34-2.59
Conservative George Wardrope 4,94034.77+1.15
Co-operative Commonwealth John McKevitt1,2638.89+6.21
Total valid votes14,209100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots1451.01+0.41
Turnout14,35473.92-8.04
Eligible voters19,418
Liberal hold Swing -1.87
1943 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Co-operative Commonwealth Frederick Robinson 7,92954.28+45.39
Liberal Charles Winnans Cox 4,01027.45-26.39
Progressive Conservative Harold Oakes2,66818.26-16.51
Total valid votes14,607100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots1200.81-0.20
Turnout14,72773.97+0.05
Eligible voters19,910
Co-operative Commonwealth gain from Liberal Swing +35.89
1945 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Co-operative Commonwealth Frederick Robinson 6,40334.90-19.38
Liberal Hobart Styffe4,37523.85-3.60
Progressive Conservative Herbert Cook3,25417.74-0.52
Independent Liberal Charles Winnans Cox 2,82815.41-
Labor–Progressive Bruce Magnuson 1,4868.10-
Total valid votes18,346100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots2121.15+0.34
Turnout18,41973.01-0.96
Eligible voters25,419
Co-operative Commonwealth hold Swing
1948 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Co-operative Commonwealth Frederick Robinson 8,73444.93+10.03
Liberal Hobart Styffe6,13231.55+8.03
Progressive Conservative George Wardrope 4,57223.52+5.78
Total valid votes19,438100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots1910.97-0.18
Turnout19,62962.77-10.24
Eligible voters31,273
Co-operative Commonwealth hold Swing
1951 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative George Wardrope 7,75837.38+13.86
Co-operative Commonwealth Frederick Robinson 6,17229.74-15.19
Liberal Frederick Kelly5,44726.25-5.3
Independent Liberal Bruce Magnuson 1,3756.63-
Total valid votes20,752100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots3331.58+0.61
Turnout21,08564.02+1.25
Eligible voters32,934
Progressive Conservative gain from Co-operative Commonwealth Swing +14.52
1955 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative George Wardrope 9,51742.52+5.14
Co-operative Commonwealth Ronald Wilmot7,74134.59+4.85
Liberal Charles MacDonnell4,34719.42-6.83
Labor–Progressive Bruce Magnuson 7753.46-
Total valid votes22,380100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots2771.22-0.36
Turnout22,65768.38+4.36
Eligible voters33,132
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +4.99
1959 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative George Wardrope 10,88140.88-1.64
Liberal Daniel Coghlan8,85933.29+13.87
Co-operative Commonwealth Oliver Breton6,87425.83-8.76
Total valid votes26,614100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots3331.24+0.02
Turnout26,94771.06+2.68
Eligible voters37,919
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -7.75
1963 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative George Wardrope 13,58050.56+9.68
New Democratic Joseph Shannon6,73125.06-0.77
Liberal Paul Le May6,14322.87-10.42
Communist Bruce Magnuson 4071.51-
Total valid votes26,861100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots1750.65-0.59
Turnout27,03666.70-4.36
Eligible voters40,533
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +5.22
1967 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Ron Knight 7,63637.56+14.69
Progressive Conservative George Wardrope 6,82633.58-16.98
New Democratic May Seaman5,86628.86+3.80
Total valid votes20,328100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots1220.60-0.05
Turnout20,45071.21+4.51
Eligible voters28,716
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +15.83
1971 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Jim Foulds 11,46145.06+16.20
Progressive Conservative Charles Johnston10,09239.68+6.10
Liberal Rita Ubriaco3,88015.26-22.30
Total valid votes25,433100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots1150.45-0.15
Turnout25,54875.47+4.26
Eligible voters33,854
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +11.15
1975 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Jim Foulds 12,21349.74+4.68
Progressive Conservative William Morgan7,59530.93-8.75
Liberal Joseph Vander Wees4,49918.32+3.06
Communist Nancy McDonald2471.01-
Total valid votes24,554100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots950.38-0.07
Turnout24,64966.36-9.11
Eligible voters37,144
New Democratic hold Swing +6.71
1977 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Jim Foulds 9,62940.14-9.60
Progressive Conservative Allan Laakkonen9,29038.72-7.79
Liberal Juha Siimes4,81820.08+1.76
Communist Philip Harris2541.06+0.05
Total valid votes23,991100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots1040.43+0.05
Turnout24,09561.46-4.90
Eligible voters39,207
New Democratic hold Swing -8.69
1981 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Jim Foulds 12,25846.10+5.96
Progressive Conservative Allan Laakkonen10,88440.93+2.21
Liberal Kenneth Tilson3,24712.21-7.87
Communist Paul Pugh1030.39-0.67
Total valid votes26,592100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots1250.47+0.04
Turnout26,71761.22-0.24
Eligible voters43,644
New Democratic hold Swing +4.08
1985 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Jim Foulds 13,08444.99-1.11
Progressive Conservative Clarence Johnson9,82633.79-7.14
Liberal John Ranta6,16921.21+9.00
Total valid votes29,079100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots1440.47+0.04
Turnout29,22363.06+1.84
Eligible voters46,344
New Democratic hold Swing -4.12
1987 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Taras Kozyra 13,74745.62+24.41
New Democratic Christopher Southcott11,82839.25-5.74
Progressive Conservative Evelyn Dodds4,41914.66-19.13
Total valid votes29,994100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots1420.47-
Turnout30,13667.85-
Eligible voters44,414
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +15.07
1990 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Shelley Wark-Martyn 11,91942.88+3.63
Liberal Taras Kozyra 10,88539.16-6.46
Progressive Conservative Anthony Stehmann3,85413.86-0.80
Family Coalition Claude Wyspianski1,1404.10-
Total valid votes27,798100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots5031.78+1.31
Turnout28,30162.22-5.63
Eligible voters45,482
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +5.04
1995 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Michael Gravelle 14,28148.92+9.76
New Democratic Shelley Wark-Martyn 7,49025.66-17.22
Progressive Conservative Jim Doherty6,55422.45+8.59
Family Coalition Anita Harris6832.34-1.76
Independent Paul Weber180.62-
Total valid votes29,190100.00-
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots3221.09-0.69
Turnout29,51261.91-0.31
Eligible voters47,672
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +13.49

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References

  1. For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For James Conmee's Legislative Assembly information see "James Conmee, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Hugh W Kennedy's Legislative Assembly information see "Hugh W Kennedy, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For William Alfred Preston's Legislative Assembly information see "William Alfred Preston, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For John James Carrick's Legislative Assembly information see "John James Carrick, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Francis Henry Keefer's Legislative Assembly information see "Francis Henry Keefer, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Donald Hogarth's Legislative Assembly information see "Donald Hogarth, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Charles Winnans Cox's Legislative Assembly information see "Charles Winnans Cox, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Frederick Oliver Robinson's Legislative Assembly information see "Frederick Oliver Robinson, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For George Wardrope's Legislative Assembly information see "George Wardrope, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Ron Knight's Legislative Assembly information see "Ron Knight, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Jim Foulds's Legislative Assembly information see "Jim Foulds, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Taras Kozyra's Legislative Assembly information see "Taras Kozyra, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Shelley Wark-Martyn's Legislative Assembly information see "Shelley Wark-Martyn, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.
    • For Michael Gravelle's Legislative Assembly information see "Michael Gravelle, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2017.