Thunder Bay—Atikokan (provincial electoral district)

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Thunder Bay—Atikokan
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Judith Monteith-Farrell
New Democratic
District created1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2018
Demographics
Population (2016) [1] 75,920
Electors (2007)55,007
Area (km²)25,653
Pop. density (per km²)3
Census divisions Thunder Bay District, Rainy River District

Thunder Bay—Atikokan is a provincial electoral district in northwestern Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

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The electoral district was created from Port Arthur, Fort William, Lake Nipigon and Rainy River in 1999 when Ontario was divided into the same electoral districts as those used for federal electoral purposes. They were redistributed whenever a readjustment took place at the federal level.

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.

Fort William was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of Ontario, active from 1908 to 1999. The district was created out of the former Fort William and Lake of the Woods district for the 1908 election, serving the city of Fort William and the surrounding area.

Rainy River was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of Ontario, which returned one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1908 to 1999.

In 2005, legislation was passed by the Legislature to divide Ontario into 107 electoral districts, beginning with the next provincial election in 2007. The eleven northern electoral districts, including Thunder Bay—Atikokan, are those defined for federal purposes in 1996, based on the 1991 census (except for a minor boundary adjustment). The 96 southern electoral districts are those defined for federal electoral purposes in 2003, based on the 2001 census. Without this legislation, the number of electoral districts in northern Ontario would have been reduced from eleven to ten. [2]

Members

Thunder Bay—Atikokan
AssemblyYearsMemberParty
Riding created from Port Arthur, Fort William, Lake Nipigon and Rainy River
37th  1999–2003   Lyn McLeod Liberal
38th  2003–2007 Bill Mauro
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2018
42nd  2018–present   Judith Monteith-Farrell New Democratic

Election results

2018 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Judith Monteith-Farrell 11,79336.26+8.10
Liberal Bill Mauro 11,71236.01-16.93
Progressive Conservative Brandon Postuma7,55523.22+10.05
Green John Northey8802.71-0.65
Northern Ontario David Bruno4691.44+0.98
Libertarian Dorothy Snell1160.36-1.54
Total valid votes32,525100.0  
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +12.51
Source: Elections Ontario [3]
2014 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Bill Mauro 15,17652.94+13.97
New Democratic Mary Kozorys8,05228.16-9.15
Progressive Conservative Harold Wilson3,77913.17-8.79
Green John Northey9643.36+1.93
Libertarian Joe Talarico5471.90
Northern Ontario Heritage Ed Deibel1290.46
Total valid votes28,647100.00
Liberal hold Swing +11.56
Source: Elections Ontario [4]
2011 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Bill Mauro 10,31938.97+1.28
New Democratic Mary Kozorys9,88137.31-0.21
Progressive Conservative Fred Gilbert5,81521.96+1.55
Green Jonathan Milnes3791.43-2.95
Independent Marvin Robert McMenemy860.32
Total valid votes 26,480100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots980.37
Turnout26,57846.61
Eligible voters57,027
Liberal hold Swing +0.75
Source: Elections Ontario [5]
2007 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Bill Mauro 10,92837.69-20.55
New Democratic John Rafferty 10,87837.52+15.88
Progressive Conservative Rebecca Johnson5,91820.41+2.78
Green Russ Aegard1,2704.38+1.89
Total valid votes 28,994 100.00
2003 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Bill Mauro 17,73558.25-5.78
New Democratic John Rafferty 6,58221.62+4.86
Progressive Conservative Brian McKinnon5,36517.62-1.59
Green Kristin Boyer7622.5
Total valid votes 30,444 100.00
1999 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Liberal Lyn McLeod 20,26864.03
Progressive Conservative John Henderson6,08119.21
New Democratic Jack Drewes5,30416.76
Total valid votes 31,653 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum

2007 Ontario electoral reform referendum
SideVotes%
First Past the Post19,15367.9
Mixed member proportional9,05632.1
Total valid votes28,209100.0

Notes

  1. https://voterinformationservice.elections.on.ca/en/electoral-district/105-Thunder%20Bay%E2%80%94Atikokan
  2. Elections Ontario web site, “New Electoral Boundaries” Archived 2006-12-08 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 11. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  4. Elections Ontario (2014). "General Election Results by District, 090 Thunder Bay-Atikokan". Archived from the original on 14 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  5. Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Thunder Bay—Atikokan" (PDF). Retrieved 1 June 2014.

Sources

Coordinates: 48°52′N90°02′W / 48.86°N 90.04°W / 48.86; -90.04

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