Thunder Bay (electoral district)

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Thunder Bay was a federal electoral district in the northwestern part of the province of Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1968 to 1979.

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This riding was created in 1966 from parts of Fort William, Kenora—Rainy River and Port Arthur ridings.

Fort William was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1925 to 1979. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1924 from parts of Fort William and Rainy River riding.

Kenora—Rainy River was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1925 to 2004. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1924 from parts of Fort William and Rainy River and Port Arthur and Kenora ridings.

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.

It consisted of the eastern part of the territorial district of Rainy River; (b) the territorial district of Thunder Bay excluding the Cities of Fort William and Port Arthur and the Townships of Aldina, Blake, Crooks, Devon, Fraleigh, Gillies, Hartington, Lismore, Lybster, Marks, Neebing, O'Connor, Paipoonge, Pardee, Pearson, Scoble, Strange, Adrian, Blackwell, Conmee, Forbes, Fowler, Goldie, Gorham, Horne, Jacques, Laurie, MacGregor, McIntyre, McTavish, Oliver, Sackville, Sibley and Ware; the southeastern part of the territorial district of Kenora; part of the Patricia Portion of the territorial district of Kenora; and the western part of the territorial district of Algoma.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Cochrane North, Kenora—Rainy River, Thunder Bay—Atikokan and Thunder Bay—Nipigon ridings.

Cochrane was a federal electoral district in the province of Ontario, Canada. It was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1935 to 1997.

Thunder Bay—Atikokan was a federal electoral district in northwestern Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1979 to 2003 and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1999 to 2007. The federal riding was created in 1976, from parts of Fort William and Thunder Bay ridings. It became a provincial riding in 1999.

Electoral history

Canadian federal election, 1968
PartyCandidateVotes%±
  Liberal B. Keith PENNER 9,540
  New Democratic Party Douglas M. SLY 6,081
  Progressive Conservative George C. WARDROPE 4,904
Canadian federal election, 1972
PartyCandidateVotes%±
  Liberal Keith PENNER 11,048
  New Democratic Party Ike MUTCH 6,309
  Progressive Conservative Harvey SMITH 5,095
Canadian federal election, 1974
PartyCandidateVotes%±
  Liberal Keith PENNER 11,435
  New Democratic Party Carson HOY 5,475
  Progressive Conservative Berek KADIKOFF 4,021

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