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Simcoe North
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Simcoe North in relation to southern Ontario ridings

Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP       Bruce Stanton
Conservative
District created 1867
First contested 1867
Last contested 2008
District webpage profile, map
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP       Garfield Dunlop
Progressive Conservative
District created
First contested 1999
Last contested 2007
Demographics
Population (2006) 119,400
Electors (2007) 83,575
Area (km²) 2,381
Pop. density (per km²) 50.1
Census divisions Simcoe County
Census subdivisions Midland, Orillia, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Christian Island, Severn, Ramara, Oro-Medonte, Mnjikaning First Nation

Simcoe North is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. It was established as a federal riding in 1867, and as a provincial riding in 2003. Its population was 119,400 in 2006.

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Demographics

Ethnic groups: 92.3% White, 5.9% Native Canadian
Languages: 90.7% English, 9.2% both English and French
Religions: 48.3% Protestant, 30.1% Catholic, 1.7% Other Christian, 18.6% No affiliation
Average income: $28,062

Geography

The district includes all of the north and eastern parts of Simcoe County. The major municipalities include Midland, Orillia, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Christian Island, Severn, Ramara, Oro-Medonte and Mnjikaning First Nation The area is 2,381 sq. km.

History

The federal electoral district was created in 1867 by the British North America Act. In 1867, it included the townships of Nottawasaga, Sunnidale, Vespra, Flos, Oro, Medonte, Orillia and Matchedash, Tiny and Tay, Balaklava and Robinson, and the Towns of Barrie and Collingwood. In 1882], it lost Oro, Medonte, Orillia and Matchedash, Tiny and Tay, and Balaklava and Robinson. In 1903, it gained Oro, but lost Barrie. In 1947, it lost Oro and gained Barrie. In 1966, it lost Nottawasaga, Sunnidale and Flos and gained Penetanguishene, Matchedash, Medonte, Orillia, Oro, and Tay. In 1976, it gained the townships of Mara, Rama and Tiny but Lost Barrie and Vespra. In 1987, it gained Flos.

Members of Parliament

Simcoe North has elected the following Members of Parliament to represent it in the Canadian House of Commons:

  1. Thomas David McConkey, Liberal (1867-1872)
  2. Herman Henry Cook, Liberal (1872-1878)
  3. Dalton McCarthy, Conservative/Independent/McCarthyite (1878-1898)
  4. Leighton Goldie McCarthy, Independent (1898-1908)
  5. John Allister Currie, Conservative (1908-1921)
  6. Thomas Edwin Ross, Progressive (1921-1925)
  7. William Alves Boys, Conservative (1925-1930)
  8. John Thomas Simpson, Conservative (1930-1935)
  9. Duncan Fletcher McCuaig, Liberal (1935-1945)
  10. Julian Harcourt Ferguson, Progressive Conservative (1945-1957)
  11. Heber Smith, Progressive Conservative (1957-1968)
  12. P.B. Rynard, Progressive Conservative (1968-[1979)
  13. Doug Lewis, Progressive Conservative (1979-1993)
  14. Paul Devillers, Liberal (1993-2006)
  15. Bruce Stanton, Conservative (2006-present)

Federal election results

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Bruce Stanton 26,328 49.7% +9.3% $84,616
     Liberal Steve Clarke 14,670 27.7% -10.7% $87,766
     New Democrat Richard Banigan 6,207 11.7% -2.4% $6,265
     Green Valerie Powell 5,820 11.0% +5.0% $26,424
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,025 100.0% $90,754

Note: Results are preliminary as of 18 October 2008.

Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative Bruce Stanton 23,266 40.4% +2.7%
     Liberal Karen Graham 22,078 38.4% -5.0%
     New Democrat Jen Hill 8,132 14.1% +2.8%
     Green Sandy Agnew 3,451 6.0% -0.4%
     Christian Heritage Adrian Kooger 617 1.1% +0.1%
Total valid votes 57,544 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Paul Devillers 23,664 43.4% -7.4%
     Conservative Peter Stock 20,570 37.7% -6.2%
     New Democrat Jen Hill 6,162 11.3% +6.6%
     Green Mary Lou Kirby 3,486 6.4%
     Christian Heritage Adrian Kooger 544 1.0% +0.4%
     Canadian Action Ian Woods 145 0.3%
Total valid votes 54,571 100.0%

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Paul Devillers 24,510 50.8% +6.4%
     Canadian Alliance Peter Stock 14,283 29.6% +1.6%
     Progressive Conservative Lucy Stewart 6,914 14.3% -6.8%
     New Democrat Ann Billings 2,272 4.7% -0.1%
     Not affiliated Adrian P. Kooger 305 0.6%
Total valid votes 48,284 100.0%

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Paul Devillers 22,775 44.4% +3.9%
     Reform Peter Stock 14,363 28.0% -2.8%
     Progressive Conservative Sharon Henry 10,849 21.1% -2.0%
     New Democrat Ann Billings 2,488 4.8% +1.4%
     Green Adam Mazzara 388 0.8%
     Natural Law Peter Cameron 230 0.4% -0.1%
     Canadian Action Gloria Earl 213 0.4%
Total valid votes 51,306 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Paul Devillers 23,047 40.5% +2.7%
     Reform Ray Lyons 17,498 30.8%
     Progressive Conservative Doug Lewis 13,145 23.1% -20.9%
     New Democrat Marsha Mitzak 1,958 3.4% -14.7%
     National Brian Stewart 845 1.5%
     Natural Law Garry Foster 300 0.5%
     Abolitionist Bobby-Joe Edwards 67 0.1%
Total valid votes 56,860 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Doug Lewis 21,847 44.0% -10.9%
     Liberal Alan Martin 18,755 37.8% +11.2%
     New Democrat Mike McMurter 8,995 18.1% +1.0%
Total valid votes 49,597 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Doug Lewis 24,887 55.0% +18.5%
     Liberal Alan Martin 12,062 26.6% -9.6%
     New Democrat Tim Tynan 7,742 17.1% -10.2%
     Green John Brandon Letts 362 0.8%
     Libertarian Ian Mcteer 229 0.5%
Total valid votes 45,282 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Doug Lewis 14,874 36.4% -10.0%
     Liberal Alan Martin 14,808 36.3% +9.7%
     New Democrat Fayne Bullen 11,139 27.3% +0.3%
Total valid votes 40,821 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Doug Lewis 19,388 46.4% +6.2%
     New Democrat Fayne Bullen 11,284 27.0% +4.7%
     Liberal Walter Connell 11,099 26.6% +4.3%
Total valid votes 41,771 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative P.B. Rynard 18,950 40.2% -7.7%
     Liberal Janice Laking 17,068 36.2% +3.7%
     New Democrat Fayne Bullen 10,502 22.3% +2.8%
     Independent Stephen Ridley 330 0.7%
     Social Credit Bruce Arnold 267 0.6%
Total valid votes 47,117 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative P.B. Rynard 22,145 47.9% +2.1%
     Liberal Bruce Owen 15,038 32.6% -8.6%
     New Democrat Rich Partridge 9,016 19.5% +6.5%
Total valid votes 46,199 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative P.B. Rynard 16,619 45.8% +0.3%
     Liberal Bill A. Bell 14,936 41.2% 0.0%
     New Democrat Charles Perrie Rintoul 4,730 13.0% +5.0%
Total valid votes 36,285 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Heber Smith 9,513 45.5% -0.4%
     Liberal Bill Bell 8,590 41.1% +3.3%
     New Democrat Ed Genge 1,677 8.0% -0.8%
     Social Credit Mel Rowat 1,109 5.3% -3.6%
Total valid votes 20,889 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Heber Smith 10,157 45.9% -12.2%
     Liberal Ralph Snelgrove 8,374 37.8% +7.1%
     Social Credit Williard Kinzie 1,961 8.9% -2.4%
     New Democrat Russell Pogue 963 4.4%
     Independent Conservative Jack Browne 678 3.1%
Total valid votes 22,133 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Heber Smith 11,728 58.1% -12.1%
     Liberal Hank Howard 6,210 30.7% +0.9%
     New Democrat Russell Pogue 2,265 11.2%
Total valid votes 20,203 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Heber Smith 13,855 70.2% +7.7%
     Liberal William S. Campbell 5,890 29.8% -7.7%
Total valid votes 19,745 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Heber Smith 11,437 62.5% +10.9%
     Liberal William Seymour Campbell 6,860 37.5% -10.9%
Total valid votes 18,297 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Julian Harcourt Ferguson 8,316 51.6% +1.6%
     Liberal Ralph Trapnell Snelgrove 7,796 48.4% +5.2%
Total valid votes 16,112 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Julian Harcourt Ferguson 7,658 50.0% -3.0%
     Liberal J. Gladstone Currie 6,613 43.2% +2.7%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Reginald Edward Ayres 1,053 6.9% +0.3%
Total valid votes 15,324 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Julian Harcourt Ferguson 8,251 52.9% +7.0%
     Liberal Duncan Fletcher McCuaig 6,309 40.5% -13.6%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Arthur Eric Cresswell 1,027 6.6%
Total valid votes 15,587 100.0%

Note: Progressive Conservative vote is compared to "National Government" vote in 1940 election.

Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Duncan Fletcher McCuaig 7,096 54.1% +4.0%
     National Government Frederick Aylsworth Brock 6,030 45.9% +9.4%
Total valid votes 13,126 100.0%

Note: "National Government" vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1935 election.

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Duncan Fletcher McCuaig 7,244 50.1%
     Conservative John Thomas Simpson 5,290 36.6% -16.5%
     Reconstruction Herbert James Crawford 1,324 9.2%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Seymour Cornwall Cooper 608 4.2%
Total valid votes 14,466 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative John Thomas Simpson 7,295 53.0% +2.3%
     Progressive Ernest Charles Drury 6,459 47.0% -2.3%
Total valid votes 13,754 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative William Alves Boys 7,058 50.7% -1.5%
     Progressive Ernest Charles Drury 6,865 49.3% +1.5%
Total valid votes 13,923 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative William Alves Boys 6,885 52.2% +8.7%
     Progressive Ernest Drury 6,295 47.8% -3.6%
Total valid votes 13,180 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Thomas Edwin Ross 5,298 51.4%
     Conservative John Allister Currie 4,489 43.5% -21.4%
     Independent William John Holden 527 5.1%
Total valid votes 10,314 100.0%

Note: Conservative vote is compared to Government vote in 1917 election.

Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Government John Allister Currie 4,240 64.9% +13.2%
     Opposition Ernest Drury 2,293 35.1% -13.2%
Total valid votes 6,533 100.0%

Note: Government vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1911 election, and Opposition vote is compared to Liberal vote.

Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative John Allister Currie 2,648 51.7% +1.2%
     Liberal Leighton Goldie McCarthy 2,476 48.3% -1.2%
Total valid votes 5,124 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative John Allister Currie 2,756 50.5% +0.9%
     Liberal Daniel Wilson 2,705 49.5%
Total valid votes 5,461 100.0%

 

Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Independent Leighton Goldie McCarthy 2,486 50.4% -6.2%
     Conservative John Allister Currie 2,444 49.6% +6.2%
Total valid votes 4,930 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Independent Leighton Goldie McCarthy 2,524 56.6%
     Conservative Charles Cameron 1,936 43.4% +25.2
Total valid votes 4,460 100.0%

  Note: popular vote compared to vote in 1896 general election.

By-election on 14 December 1898

On Mr. McCarthy's death, 11 May 1898

Party Candidate Votes
     Independent Leighton Goldie McCarthy elected
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     McCarthyite Dalton McCarthy 2,517 52.4% -0.8%
     Liberal Elihu Stewart 1,410 29.4% -17.4%
     Conservative Houghton Lennox 875 18.2%
Total valid votes 4,802 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Independent Dalton McCarthy 2,417 53.3% -0.4%
     Liberal H.H. Cook 2,121 46.7% +0.5%
Total valid votes 4,538 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative Dalton McCarthy 2,362 53.7% -0.1%
     Liberal T.W. Anglin 2,033 46.3%
Total valid votes 4,395 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative Dalton McCarthy 1,761 53.8% +3.4%
     Independent Charles Drury 1,511 46.2%
Total valid votes 3,272 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative Dalton McCarthy 2,943 50.4% +1.2%
     Liberal Herman Henry Cook 2,893 49.6% -1.2%
Total valid votes 5,836 100.0%
By-election on 26 December 1874

On Mr. Cook being unseated on petition, 11 November 1874

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Herman Henry Cook 2,355 50.8% -1.0%
     Conservative Dalton McCarthy 2,281 49.2% +1.0%
Total valid votes 4,636 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Herman Henry Cook 2,279 51.7% +1.0%
     Conservative Dalton McCarthy 2,125 48.3% -1.0%
Total valid votes 4,404 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes %
     Liberal Herman Henry Cook 1,908 50.7%
     Conservative Dalton McCarthy 1,852 49.3%
Total valid votes 3,760 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Thomas David McConkey acclaimed

Members of Provincial Parliament

Simcoe North has elected the following Members of Provincial Parliament to represent it in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

  1. Garfield Dunlop, Progressive Conservative (1999-present)

Provincial election results

Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Garfield Dunlop 22,987 49.8
     Liberal Laura Domsy 14,093 30.5
     Green Wayne Varcoe 4,709 10.2
     New Democrat Andrew Hill 4,239 9.2
     Libertarian Dane-Train Reybould 112 0.2
Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 28,215 62.6%
Mixed member proportional 16,883 37.4%
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Garfield Dunlop 23,393 46.13 -7.02
     Liberal Paul Sloan 19,713 38.87 -0.16
     New Democrat John Niddery 5,515 10.87 +4.95
     Green Nina Pruesse 1,540 3.04 +1.75
     Family Coalition Blaine Scott 453 0.89
     Independent Karnail Singh 101 0.2
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Garfield Dunlop 26,160 53.15
     Liberal George J. Macdonald 19,209 39.03
     New Democrat Ann Billings 2,913 5.92
     Green Harry Promm 633 1.29
     Natural Law William Robert Ayling 305 0.62

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