Thunder Bay—Superior North (provincial electoral district)

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Thunder Bay—Superior North
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Thunder Bay—Superior North in relation to the other northern Ontario electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Michael Gravelle
Liberal
District created1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2016) [1] 70,475
Electors (2011)51,421
Area (km²)92,928
Pop. density (per km²)0.76
Census divisions Thunder Bay District
Census subdivisions Thunder Bay

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

Electoral district (Canada) federal or provincial electoral district in Canada

An electoral district in Canada, also known as a "constituency" or a "riding", is a geographical constituency upon which Canada's representative democracy is based. It is officially known in Canadian French as a circonscription, but frequently called a comté (county).

Ontario Province of Canada

Ontario is a province of Canada. Located in Central Canada, it is Canada's most populous province, with 38.3 percent of the country's population, and is the second-largest province in total area. Ontario is fourth-largest jurisdiction in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto, which is also Ontario's provincial capital.

Canada Country in North America

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Contents

The district is in the northwestern part of the province of Ontario.

Provinces and territories of Canada Top-level subdivisions of Canada

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It consists of the eastern part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay including the northern part of the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Thunder Bay City in Ontario, Canada

Thunder Bay is a city in, and the seat of, Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada. It is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario with a population of 107,909 as of the Canada 2016 Census, and the second most populous in Northern Ontario after Greater Sudbury. Located on Lake Superior, the census metropolitan area of Thunder Bay has a population of 121,621, and consists of the city of Thunder Bay, the municipalities of Oliver Paipoonge and Neebing, the townships of Shuniah, Conmee, O'Connor, and Gillies, and the Fort William First Nation.

The current Member of Provincial Parliament for this riding is Michael Gravelle from the Ontario Liberal Party.

Michael Gravelle Canadian politician

Michael Gravelle is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who has represented the riding of Thunder Bay—Superior North since 1995. He served as a member of cabinet during the Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne governments.

The Ontario Liberal Party is a provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. The party is ideologically aligned with the Liberal Party of Canada but the two parties are organizationally independent and have separate, though overlapping, memberships.

Geography

Thunder Bay—Superior North consists of the part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay

History

The district was created from Port Arthur and Lake Nipigon 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.

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 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—Superior North
AssemblyYearsMemberParty
Riding created from Port Arthur and Lake Nipigon
37th  1999–2003   Michael Gravelle Liberal
38th  2003–2007
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2018
42nd  2018–present

Election results

2018 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Michael Gravelle 11,97339.86-16.14
New Democratic Lise Vaugeois11,16037.16+7.74
Progressive Conservative Derek Parks5,39517.96+10.79
Green Amanda Moddejonge8382.79-0.8
Northern Ontario Andy Wolff3761.25+0.76
Libertarian Tony Gallo1480.49-2.84
Trillium Louise Ewen1450.48
Total valid votes30,035100.0  
Turnout55.0
Eligible voters54,627
Liberal hold Swing -11.93
Source: Elections Ontario [3]
2014 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Michael Gravelle 15,51956.00+11.00
New Democratic Andrew Foulds8,16929.42-5.43
Progressive Conservative Derek Parks1,9917.17-10.34
Green Joseph LeBlanc9973.59+1.47
Libertarian Tamara Johnson9223.33+2.82
Northern Ontario Heritage Paul Sloan1270.49
Total valid votes27,725100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots2620.94
Turnout27,94550.41
Eligible voters55,436
Source: Elections Ontario [4]
2011 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Michael Gravelle 11,76545.00-1.78
New Democratic Steve Mantis 9,11134.85-3.41
Progressive Conservative Anthony LeBlanc4,57817.51+8.11
Green Scot Kyle5552.12-3.43
Libertarian Tony Gallo1330.51 
Total valid votes 26,142100.0
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots970.37
Turnout26,23948.20
Eligible voters54,443
Source: Elections Ontario [5]
2007 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Michael Gravelle 13,37346.78-25.28
New Democratic Jim Foulds10,93838.26+23.32
Progressive Conservative Scott Hobbs2,6889.40-0.16
Green Dawn Kannegiesser1,5865.55+2.11
Total valid votes 28,585 100.0  
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots1690.59
Turnout28,75453.91
Eligible voters53,341
Source: Elections Ontario [6]
2003 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Michael Gravelle 21,93872.45+11.55
New Democratic Bonnie Satten4,54815.02-3.53
Progressive Conservative Brent Sylvester2,9129.62-8.36
Green Carl Rose8822.91+1.70
Total valid votes30,280 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots1600.53
Turnout30,44055.60
Eligible voters54,753
Source: Elections Ontario [7]
1999 Ontario general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Michael Gravelle 19,24960.9+11.98
New Democratic Nathalie Galesloot5,86418.55-7.11
Progressive Conservative Ed Linkewich5,68317.98-4.47
Independent Robert Woito4311.36
Green Carl Rose3821.21
Total valid votes 31,609 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots2320.73
Turnout31,84154.94
Eligible voters57,961
Source: Elections Ontario [8]

2007 electoral reform referendum

2007 Ontario electoral reform referendum
SideVotes%
First Past the Post18,64367.7
Mixed member proportional8,90332.3
Total valid votes27,546100.0

Notes

  1. https://voterinformationservice.elections.on.ca/en/electoral-district/106-Thunder%20Bay%E2%80%94Superior%20North
  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, 091 Thunder Bay-Superior North". 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—Superior North" (PDF). Retrieved 1 June 2014.[ permanent dead link ]
  6. Elections Ontario (2007). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Thunder Bay—Superior North" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 May 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  7. Elections Ontario (2003). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Thunder Bay—Superior North" . Retrieved 1 June 2014.[ permanent dead link ]
  8. Elections Ontario (1999). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Thunder Bay—Superior North" . Retrieved 1 June 2014.[ permanent dead link ]

Sources

Coordinates: 49°50′N88°52′W / 49.84°N 88.86°W / 49.84; -88.86

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