|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Ontario|
|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.
|Riding created from Port Arthur, Fort William, Lake Nipigon and Rainy River|
|42nd||2018–present||Judith Monteith-Farrell||New Democratic|
|2018 Ontario general election|
|New Democratic||Judith Monteith-Farrell||11,793||36.26||+8.10|
|Progressive Conservative||Brandon Postuma||7,555||23.22||+10.05|
|Northern Ontario||David Bruno||469||1.44||+0.98|
|Total valid votes||32,525||100.0|
|New Democratic gain from Liberal||Swing||+12.51|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|2014 Ontario general election|
|New Democratic||Mary Kozorys||8,052||28.16||-9.15|
|Progressive Conservative||Harold Wilson||3,779||13.17||-8.79|
|Northern Ontario Heritage||Ed Deibel||129||0.46|
|Total valid votes||28,647||100.00|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|2011 Ontario general election|
|New Democratic||Mary Kozorys||9,881||37.31||-0.21|
|Progressive Conservative||Fred Gilbert||5,815||21.96||+1.55|
|Independent||Marvin Robert McMenemy||86||0.32|
|Total valid votes||26,480||100.00|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||98||0.37|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|2007 Ontario general election|
|New Democratic||John Rafferty||10,878||37.52||+15.88|
|Progressive Conservative||Rebecca Johnson||5,918||20.41||+2.78|
|Total valid votes||28,994||100.00|
|2003 Ontario general election|
|New Democratic||John Rafferty||6,582||21.62||+4.86|
|Progressive Conservative||Brian McKinnon||5,365||17.62||-1.59|
|Total valid votes||30,444||100.00|
|1999 Ontario general election|
|Progressive Conservative||John Henderson||6,081||19.21|
|New Democratic||Jack Drewes||5,304||16.76|
|Total valid votes||31,653||100.00|
|2007 Ontario electoral reform referendum|
|First Past the Post||19,153||67.9|
|Mixed member proportional||9,056||32.1|
|Total valid votes||28,209||100.0|
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