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ALGOMA EAST, Ontario (1904 - 1968)


See:ALGOMA (Ontario)(1867 - 1904)

S.C. 1903, c.60

The territorial districts of Algoma and Manitoulin, into two ridings, to be called respectively the east and west ridings of Algoma.

The east riding shall consist of the tract of territory described as follows: the whole of the territorial district of Manitoulin and all that portion of the territorial district of Algoma which lies to the east of a line described as follows:- Commencing at a point in the southerly limit of the territorial district of Algoma where it is intersected by the production in a straight line southerly of the limit between the townships of Lefroy and Plummer Additional; thence north along the said production and along the said limit to the north-west corner of the said township of Lefroy; thence due north to the northerly limit of the said territorial district of Algoma.

S.C. 1904, c.35

The territorial district of Algoma, the western boundary thereof being shifted westerly to the meridian of eighty-five degrees twenty minutes west, as provided by Section 2 of Chapter 12 of the statutes of Ontario of 1901, and the territorial district of Manitoulin, into two ridings, to be called respectively the east and west ridings of Algoma.

The east riding shall consist of the tract of territory described as follows: The whole of the territorial district of Algoma which lies to the east of a line described as follows:- commencing at a point in the southerly limit of the territorial district of Algoma where it is intersected by the production in a straight line southerly of the limit between the township of Lefroy and Plummer Additional; thence north along the said production and along the said limit to the north-west corner of the said township of Lefroy; thence due north to the northerly limit of the said territorial district of Algoma.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
10 1904/11/03 DYMENT, Albert Edward Lumber manufacturer  2,698 56.00% Lib 
TURNER, Byron H.   2,120 44.00% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
11 1908/10/26 SMYTH, William Ross Merchant and lumberman  2,849 50.36% Cons. 
DYMENT, Albert Edward Lumber manufacturer  2,808 49.64% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
12 1911/09/21 SMYTH, William Ross Merchant and lumberman  3,898 51.20% Cons. 
REGAN, John Lionel   3,716 48.80% Lib 

S.C. 1914, c.51

The territorial district of Algoma, excepting part thereof hereinbefore allotted to the electoral district of Temiskaming; that part of the territorial district of Sudbury lying west of the easterly limits of townships No. 67, No. 68, No. 69, Waters, Snider, Rayside, Lumsden, and a line drawn north astronomically from the northeast angle of the last mentioned township; and the territorial district of Manitoulin, shall form and constitute the electoral district of Algoma and shall be divided into two ridings to be called respectively the east and the west ridings of Algoma.

The east riding shall consist of parts of the territorial districts of Algoma and Sudbury, and the whole of the territorial district of Manitoulin, described as follows:- Commencing at a point in the southerly limit of the territorial district of Algoma, where it is intersected by the production in a straight line southerly of the limit between the townships of Lefroy and Plummer Additional; thence north along said production and along the said limit to the northwest corner of the said township of Lefroy; thence due north to the southerly limit of the township of Schofield; thence east astronomically along O. L. S. Speight's base line in latitude 49 degrees 12 minutes 6 seconds north, and continuing east astronomically in the production thereof 50 miles more or less to the intersection with a line drawn north astronomically from the northeast angle of the township of Buchan; thence south astronomically 23 miles more or less to the northeast angle of the said township of Buchan; thence continuing south astronomically along the east limits of the townships of Buchan, Davin and Lougheed 27 miles more or less to the southeast angle of the latter; thence east astronomically along O. L. S. Niven's base line in latitude 48 degrees 27 minutes 54 seconds north 36 miles more or less to the northwest angle of the township of Whitesides; thence south astronomically along the west limit of the townships of Whitesides, Keefer, Hilary and Pharand 24 miles more or less to the southwest angle of the latter; thence east astronomically along the north limits of the townships of Crothers, McBride, Hassard, Beemer, English, and Zavitz to the northeast angle of the latter; thence south astronomically along the east limits of the townships of Zavitz, Hutt, Halliday, Mond, Natal, MacMurchy, Fawcett, Ogilvie, Browning, Unwin, Leask, McNamara, Beaumont, Roberts, Kitchener, Bowell, Lumsden, Rayside, Snider, Waters, townships 69, 68, 67 and township of Humboldt; thence southerly, westerly and northwesterly following the easterly, southerly and westerly limits of the territorial district of Manitoulin to the intersection of the southerly limit of the territorial district of Algoma at the international boundary between the province of Ontario and the United States of America; thence westerly along said international boundary and along the southerly limit of the territorial district of Algoma to the point of intersection in Lake Huron with said international boundary with the southerly production of the limit between the townships of Lefroy and Plummer Additional, being the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
13 1917/12/17 NICHOLSON, George Brecken Lumberman  4,742 56.87% Union 
O'CONNOR, Lawrence   3,596 43.13% Opp 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
14 1921/12/06 CARRUTHERS, John Physician  5,007 40.72% Lib 
NICHOLSON, George Brecken Lumberman  4,194 34.11% Cons. 
WRIGHT, John Egerton   3,095 25.17%

S.C. 1924, c.63

ALGOMA EAST consisting of the territorial district of Manitoulin and those parts of the territorial districts of Algoma and Sudbury bounded on the south by Lake Huron and the said district of Manitoulin, and on the west by a line described as commencing on the south boundary of Canada at the intersection (east of St. Joseph's Island in Lake Huron) of the projection southerly of the east boundary of the township of Plummer Additional and running north to and along the east boundary of the said township and of the line of townships lying north thereof to the south boundary of the twenty-first range of townships, east along the said south boundary to a point directly south of the southeast corner of the township of Lackner, and north to and along the east boundary of the said township and of the line of townships lying north thereof to the south boundary of the township of Kapuskasing; and bounded on the east and north by a line described as commencing on the south boundary of the said district of Sudbury at the southeast corner of the territorial district of Manitoulin and running north to the north boundary of the said district of Sudbury, and west and north along the said boundary and the south boundary of the townships of Lougheed and Kapuskasing to the north end of the west boundary as above described.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
15 1925/10/29 NICHOLSON, George Brecken Lumberman  6,209 52.29% Cons. 
CARRUTHERS, John Physician  5,665 47.71% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
16 1926/09/14 BOWMAN, Beniah Farmer  6,909 52.93% UFO 
NICHOLSON, George Brecken Lumberman  6,143 47.07% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
17 1930/07/28 NICHOLSON, George Brecken Lumberman  7,231 51.05% Cons. 
BOWMAN, Beniah Farmer  6,934 48.95% Lib 

S.C. 1933, c.54

ALGOMA EAST consisting of the territorial district of Manitoulin and those parts of the territorial districts of Algoma and Sudbury bounded on the south by Lake Huron, on the west by a line described as commencing on the south boundary of Canada at the intersection (east of St. Joseph's Island in Lake Huron) and the projection southerly of the east boundary of the township of Plummer Additional and running north and following along the east boundaries of the said township of Plummer Additional and the townships lying north thereof to the south boundary of the twenty-first (21) range of townships, then east along the said boundary to a point directly south of the southwest corner of township thirty-two (32) and then north along the west boundaries of the said township thirty-two (32) and the townships lying north thereof to the northeast corner of the township of Pelletier; and on the north and east by a line described as commencing at the northeast corner of the township of Pelletier and running easterly along the north boundaries of the township of Doherty and the townships east thereof to the northeast corner of the township of Shanly, then southerly along the east boundaries of the township of Shanly and the townships south thereof to the southeast corner of the township of Lougheed, then easterly along the boundary of the territorial district of Sudbury to the northeast corner of the township of Frey, then southerly along the east boundaries of the township of Frey and the townships south thereof to the southeast corner of the township of MacKinnon.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
18 1935/10/14 FARQUHAR, Thomas Farmer  5,816 55.12% Lib 
CARD, William James Locomotive engineer  2,541 24.08% Cons. 
BROMLEY, Kenneth James Webb Physician  1,362 12.91% CCF 
PROVENCHER, Isadore Ernest Merchant  833 7.89% Rec 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
19 1940/03/26 FARQUHAR, Thomas Farmer  5,565 53.89% Lib 
CAMPBELL, John Lorne Prospector  3,126 30.27% Na Gov 
MCVEY, J.W. Dispatcher  1,635 15.83% CCF 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
20 1945/06/11 FARQUHAR, Thomas Farmer  4,855 48.88% Lib 
AUSTIN, Allan McNiece Lumberman  3,610 36.34% P.C. 
STRAIN, William Luke Farmer  1,468 14.78% CCF 

By-Election:   On Mr. Farquar being called to the Senate, 10-9-1948

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1948/10/25 PEARSON, Lester Bowles Diplomat  4,685 56.43% Lib 
CALLAGHAN, Lorne D. Welder  2,382 28.69% CCF 
FITZGERALD, John J. Lumberman  1,236 14.89% S.C. 

S.C. 1947, c.71

ALGOMA EAST consisting of the territorial district of Manitoulin and those parts of the territorial districts of Algoma and Sudbury bounded on the south by Lake Huron; on the west by a line described as commencing on the south boundary of Canada at its intersection (east of St. Joseph's Island in Lake Huron) with the projection southerly of the east boundary of the township of Plummer Additional; thence northerly and following along the east boundaries of the said township of Plummer Additional and the townships lying north thereof to the south boundary of the twenty-first (21) range of townships; thence east along the said boundary to a point directly south of the southwest corner of township thirty-two (32); thence northerly along the west boundaries of the said township thirty-two (32) and the townships lying north thereof to the northeast corner of the township of Pelletier; and on the north and east by a line described as commencing at the northeast corner of the township of Pelletier and running easterly along the north boundaries of the township of Doherty and the townships east thereof to the northeast corner of the township of Shanly; thence southerly along the east boundaries of the township of Shanly and the townships south thereof to the north boundary of the territorial district of Sudbury; thence easterly along the north boundary of the territorial district of Sudbury to the northeast corner of the township of Frey; thence southerly along the east boundaries of the township of Frey and the townships south thereof to the southeast corner of the township of MacKinnon.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
21 1949/06/27 PEARSON, Lester Bowles Secretary of State for External Affairs  6,184 54.75% Lib 
TURNER, Grant H. Merchant  2,908 25.75% P.C. 
THORNTON, George Insurance agent  2,202 19.50% CCF 

S.C. 1952, c.48

ALGOMA EAST consisting of the territorial district of Manitoulin and those parts of the territorial districts of Algoma and Sudbury bounded on the south by Lake Huron; on the west by a line described as commencing on the south boundary of Canada at its intersection with the prolongation southerly of the east boundary of the township of Plummer Additional; thence northerly along said prolongation and the east boundary of the said township of Plummer Additional and the townships lying north thereof to the south boundary of the twenty-first range of townships; thence easterly along the said boundary to a point due south of the southwest corner of township thirty-two (32); thence northerly along the west boundaries of the said township thirty-two (32) and the townships lying north thereof to the northeast corner of the township of Missinaibi; thence easterly along the north boundaries of the townships of Admiral and Busby; thence southerly along the east boundary of the township of Busby to the northwest corner of the township of Lipsett; thence easterly along the north boundaries of the townships of Lipsett and Copperfield to the northeast corner of the township of Copperfield; thence southerly along the east boundaries of the townships of Copperfield, Alcorn, and Collins to the southeast corner of the township of Collins; thence easterly along the north boundaries of the township of Sandy and the township east thereof to the northeast corner of the township of Whigham; thence southerly along the east boundaries of the townships of Whigham and Coppell to the southeast corner of the township of Coppell; thence easterly along the north boundary of the township of Heenan to the northeast corner thereof; thence southerly along the east boundaries of the townships of Heenan and Benton to the southeast corner of the township of Benton; thence easterly along the north boundary of the townships of Osway and Huffman to the northeast corner of the township of Huffman; thence southerly along the east boundary of the townships of Huffman and Arbutus to the southeast corner of the township of Arbutus; thence easterly along the north boundaries of the townships of Smuts and Invergarry to the northeast corner of the township of Invergarry; thence southerly along the east boundaries of the township of Invergarry and the townships lying south thereof to the southeast corner of the township of Acheson; thence easterly along the north boundaries of the townships of Vernon and Totten to the northeast corner of the township of Totten; thence southerly along the east boundaries of the township of Totten and the townships lying south thereof to the north boundary of the territorial district of Manitoulin.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
22 1953/08/10 PEARSON, Lester Bowles Secretary of State for External Affairs  7,494 65.90% Lib 
BISHOP, George H. Farmer and camp operator  3,877 34.10% P.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
23 1957/06/10 PEARSON, Lester Bowles Secretary of State for External Affairs  8,574 52.00% Lib 
MULLIGAN, H. Merton Accountant  5,757 34.92% P.C. 
REID, Martin S. Construction superintendent  2,156 13.08% CCF 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
24 1958/03/31 PEARSON, Lester Bowles Leader of the Opposition  11,240 51.66% Lib 
SCULLY, Basil Television supervisor  8,208 37.73% P.C. 
CORBETT, Walter James Mechanical supervisor  2,309 10.61% CCF 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
25 1962/06/18 PEARSON, Lester Bowles Leader of the Opposition  11,934 57.56% Lib 
BERTHELOT, Alex Insurance agent  5,631 27.16% P.C. 
CORK, Cam Garage operator  3,168 15.28% N.D.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
26 1963/04/08 PEARSON, Lester Bowles Public servant  10,817 52.18% Lib 
JEWELL, Paul Lawyer  6,146 29.65% P.C. 
QUENNEVILLE, Irénée John Heavy equipment operator  2,016 9.73% S.C. 
DONAHUE, Bennett Laboratory technician  1,751 8.45% N.D.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
27 1965/11/08 PEARSON, Lester Bowles Prime Minister  9,268 54.15% Lib 
ALDRED, Joel W. Businessman and farmer  5,793 33.85% P.C. 
STUART, Walter High school principal  2,053 12.00% N.D.P. 

The electoral district was abolished in 1968.


See:ALGOMA (Ontario)(1968 - 1997)
NICKEL BELT (Ontario)(1953 - )
TIMMINS--CHAPLEAU (Ontario)(1979 - 1997)


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