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Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg Northwest Territories electoral district
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Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1962
District abolished 1976
First contested 1962
Last contested 1974
For the Canadian Territory, see Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1962 to 1979. It was composed of the territory of the Northwest Territories.

This riding was created in 1962 from Mackenzie River riding. It was abolished in 1976 when it was divided into Western Arctic and Nunatsiaq ridings.

From 1887 to 1905, the only areas of the NWT with representation in Parliament were those areas that became part of present-day provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan and western Manitoba). From 1905 to 1947, the NWT was not represented in Parliament. From 1947 to 1962, the southwestern NWT was represented only by the electoral district of Yukon—Mackenzie River and then Mackenzie River. In 1962, the electoral district of NWT was created to represent the entire territory, for the first time giving all Canadian territory a representative in Parliament.


Members of Parliament

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Election results

Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Isabel Hardie 3,842
     Progressive Conservative Eugène Rhéaume 3,519
     Unknown CAREY, A. Pat 948
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative Eugène Rhéaume 4,814
     Liberal Isabel Hardie 3,659
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Robert Orange 5,194
     Progressive Conservative Eugène Rhéaume 3,615
     New Democrat ERKELENS, Tieleman 431
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Robert Orange 6,018
     Progressive Conservative VAN NORMAN, R. 2,211
     New Democrat KENT, William Harvey 1,203
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
     New Democrat Wally Firth 5,597
     Progressive Conservative WARD, Bob 4,339
     Liberal HILL, Dick 4,121
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
     New Democrat Wally Firth 5,410
     Progressive Conservative WARD, Bob 4,271
     Liberal WHITFORD, Richard 3,173

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