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For the Ontario provincial electoral division, see St. Catharines (provincial electoral district).
St. Catharines
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St. Catharines in relation to other southern Ontario electoral districts

Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP       Rick Dykstra
Conservative
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2008
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2006) 112,869
Electors (2006) 84,967
Area (km²) 77
Pop. density (per km²) 1,465.8
Census divisions Niagara
Census subdivisions St. Catharines

St. Catharines is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968.

It consists of the part of the City of St. Catharines lying north of a line drawn from west to east along St. Paul Street West, St. Paul Crescent, Twelve Mile Creek, Glendale Avenue, Merrit Street and Glendale Avenue.

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History

It was created in 1966 from parts of Lincoln riding.

It consisted initially of the part of the City of St. Catharines bounded on the east by the eastern city limit, and on the north, west and south by a line drawn from the city limit southwest along Eastchester Avenue, south along Bunting Road, southwest along Rockwood Street, south along Hartzell Road, northwest along the Canadian National Railway (CNR) line, south along Glengarry Road, east along Glendale Avenue, south along Mountain Street and east along Bradley Street to the city limit.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of St. Catharines lying north of the Canadian National Railway.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of St. Catharines lying north of a line drawn from west to east along St. Paul Street West, St. Paul Street West to St. Paul Crescent, the old Welland Canal, Carter Creek, the first Canadian National Railway spur line and the main CNR line and Queenston Street.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of St. Catharines lying north and east of a line drawn from the western city limit along St. Paul Street West, St. Paul Crescent, the Old Welland Canal, Carter Creek, the first Canadian National Railway spur line, the most easterly Canadian National Railway spur line and the yard line to the southern city limit.

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following members of the Canadian House of Commons:

  1. James C. McNulty, Liberal (1968 - 1972)
  2. Trevor Morgan, Progressive Conservative (1972 - 1974)
  3. Gilbert Parent, Liberal (1974 - 1979)
  4. Joe Reid, Progressive Conservative (1979 - 1988)
  5. Ken Atkinson, Progressive Conservative (1988 - 1993)
  6. Walt Lastewka, Liberal (1993 - 2006)
  7. Rick Dykstra, Conservative (2006-present)

Election results

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Rick Dykstra 23,474 45.9% +8.4% $77,155
     Liberal Walt Lastewka 14,652 28.6% -8.4% $85,551
     New Democrat George Addision 9,428 18.4% --2.1% $21,329
     Green Jim Fannon 3,477 6.8% +2.8% $3,511
     Communist Sam Hammond 113 0.2% $410
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,144 100.0% $88,319
Rejected ballots 161
Turnout 51,305
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Conservative Rick Dykstra 21,668 37.5% +2.8%
     Liberal Walt Lastewka 21,424 37.0% -3.4%
     New Democrat Jeff Burch 11,849 20.5% +1.2%
     Green Jim Fannon 2,306 4.0% +0.3%
     Christian Heritage Bill Bylsma 499 0.9% -0.5%
     Marxist-Leninist Elaine Couto 100 0.2% +0.1%
Total valid votes 57,846 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Walt Lastewka 21,277 40.4% -4.5%
     Conservative Leo Bonomi 18,261 34.7% -13.2%
     New Democrat Ted Mouradian 10,135 19.3% +13.1%
     Green Jim Fannon 1,927 3.7%
     Christian Heritage Linda Klassen 751 1.4%
     Canadian Action Jane Elizabeth Paxton 204 0.4%
     Marxist-Leninist Elaine Couto 61 0.1% -0.1%
Total valid votes 52,616 100.0%

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 Walt Lastewka 20,992 44.9% +1.5%
     Canadian Alliance Randy Taylor Dumont 15,871 34.0% +3.0%
     Progressive Conservative Ken Atkinson 6,522 14.0% +0.6%
     New Democrat John Bacher 2,878 6.2% -3.4%
     Natural Law Jim Morris 203 0.4% -0.1%
     Not affiliated Tilly Bylsma 166 0.4%
     Marxist-Leninist Elaine Couto 93 0.2%
Total valid votes 46,725 100.0%

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Walt Lastewka 21,081 43.5% -5.6%
     Reform Rob Hesp 15,029 31.0% +2.2%
     Progressive Conservative Gregg Crealock 6,503 13.4% -1.6%
     New Democrat Ed Gould 4,657 9.6% +3.8%
     Christian Heritage Tristan Emmanuel 688 1.4% +0.2%
     Canadian Action G.L. Malcolm 308 0.6%
     Natural Law Helene Darisse 245 0.5%
Total valid votes 48,511 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Walt Lastewka 22,402 49.1% +15.8%
     Reform Rob Hesp 13,130 28.8%
     Progressive Conservative Ken Atkinson 6,831 15.0% -25.8%
     New Democrat Jane Hughes 2,659 5.8% -19.6%
     Christian Heritage David W. Bylsma 549 1.2%
     Abolitionist Kevin Doucet 81 0.2%
Total valid votes 45,652 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Ken Atkinson 19,623 40.7% -9.0%
     Liberal Barbara Buchanan 16,043 33.3% +14.8%
     New Democrat Rob West 12,260 25.5% -5.2%
     Communist Eric Blair 241 0.5% +0.3%
Total valid votes 48,167 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Joe Reid 26,621 49.7% +11.8%
     New Democrat Gerry Michaud 16,397 30.6% +4.2%
     Liberal Linus Hand 9,890 18.5% -16.5%
     Green Tom Ferguson 365 0.7%
     Social Credit Glen Hodgins 108 0.2%
     Communist Mel Doig 93 0.2% 0.0%
     Commonwealth Lancelot Mottley 56 0.1%
Total valid votes 53,530 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Joe Reid 18,622 37.9% -8.4%
     Liberal David Wiebe 17,173 34.9% +5.4%
     New Democrat Peter Elliott 13,006 26.5% +3.0%
     Rhino Fred Horny Lake 230 0.2% -0.1%
     Communist Don Stewart 76 0.5%
     Marxist-Leninist Vicki Wiwcharyk 35 0.1% 0.0%
Total valid votes 49,142 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Joe Reid 23,444 46.3% +12.6%
     Liberal William Andres 14,990 29.6% -16.7%
     New Democrat Peter J. Elliott 11,897 23.5% +4.7%
     Libertarian Kenneth F. MacKay 186 0.4%
     Communist Melbourne Doig 111 0.2% 0.0%
     Marxist-Leninist Victoria A. Wiwcharyk 40 0.1% -0.1%
Total valid votes 50,668 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Gilbert Parent 22,528 46.2% +8.0%
     Progressive Conservative Trevor Morgan 16,402 33.7% -6.3%
     New Democrat Fred Dickson 9,147 18.8% -1.3%
     Social Credit Jean Charles Hamelin 443 0.9% -0.2%
     Communist William Stewart 129 0.3%
     Marxist-Leninist Roger Ten Trey 69 0.1%
Total valid votes 48,718 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Trevor Morgan 19,257 40.0% +3.5%
     Liberal James C. McNulty 18,442 38.3% -7.2%
     New Democrat Michael Inneq 9,683 20.1% +2.1%
     Social Credit R.H. James 538 1.1%
     Not affiliated John Donald Clout 250 0.5%
Total valid votes 48,170 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
     Liberal James C. McNulty 18,100 45.4%
     Progressive Conservative Laura Sabia 14,544 36.5%
     New Democrat June E. Cook 7,185 18.0%
Total valid votes 39,829 100.0%

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