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 House of Commons of Canada 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.

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.

Electoral history

1968 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
  Liberal B. Keith PENNER 9,540
  New Democratic Party Douglas M. SLY6,081
  Progressive Conservative George C. WARDROPE 4,904
1972 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
  Liberal Keith PENNER 11,048
  New Democratic Party Ike MUTCH6,309
  Progressive Conservative Harvey SMITH5,095
1974 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
  Liberal Keith PENNER 11,435
  New Democratic Party Carson HOY5,475
  Progressive Conservative Berek KADIKOFF4,021

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