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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



CARLETON, Ontario (1867 - 1968)


British North America Act, 1867

Ontario shall be divided into the Counties, Ridings of Counties, Cities, Parts of Cities, and Towns enumerated in the First Schedule to this Act, each whereof shall be an Electoral District, each such District as numbered in that Schedule being entitled to return One Member.

Carleton County.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1 1867/08/07 HOLMES, John provincial land surveyor  1,087 51.94% Lib.-Cons. 
ROCHESTER, lumber manufacturer  1,006 48.06% Cons. 

S.C. 1872, c.13

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
2 1872/07/20 ROCHESTER, lumber manufacturer  1,024 52.97% Cons. 
HOLMES, J. provincial land surveyor  901 46.61% Unknown 
MONTGOMERY, Wm.   6 0.31% Unknown 
MILLS, J.   2 0.10% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
3 1874/01/22 ROCHESTER, lumber manufacturer  870 47.08% Cons. 
HOLMES, J.   631 34.15% Unknown 
WALLACE, J.   347 18.78% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
4 1878/09/17 ROCHESTER, lumber manufacturer  1,282 49.73% Cons. 
MAY, John   1,196 46.39% Unknown 
GRANT, J.A.   86 3.34% Unknown 
SPARKS, Nic.   14 0.54% Unknown 

S.C. 1882, c.3

The County of Carleton shall consist of the townships of Nepean, North Gower, Marlboro, March, Torbolton and Goulbourn, and the village of Richmond.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
5 1882/06/20 MACDONALD, Hon. Sir John A., K. lawyer  1,185 48.75% Lib.-Cons. 
MAY, John   629 25.87% Unknown 
BRONSON, E.H.   617 25.38% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
6 1887/02/22 MACDONALD, Hon. Sir John A., K. lawyer  1,691 73.62% Lib.-Cons. 
STEWART, John K.   606 26.38% Lib 

By-Election:   On the election of J.A. Macdonald to sit for Kingston

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1888/02/01 DICKINSON, George Lemuel mill owner  1,524 61.58% Cons. 
POWELL, W.F.   951 38.42% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
7 1891/03/05 HODGINS, W.T. farmer  1,494 50.73% Cons. 
DICKINSON, Geo. mill owner  1,451 49.27% Cons. 

S.C. 1892, c.11

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
8 1896/06/23 HODGINS, William T. farmer  1,337 47.51% Cons. 
MCKELLAR, John   1,128 40.09% Lib 
HENDRICKS, J.S.   299 10.63% Ind. 
BUTLER, Thos.   50 1.78% McC 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
9 1900/11/07 KIDD, Edward farmer and cheese manufacturer  1,611 64.57% Cons. 
MCKELLAR, John   884 35.43% Lib 

S.C. 1903, c.60

The county of Carleton, exclusive of the city of Ottawa and the townships of Gloucester and Osgoode.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
10 1904/11/03 KIDD, Edward farmer and cheese manufacturer  2,055 63.56% Cons. 
CALDWELL, James E.   1,178 36.44% Lib 

By-Election:   On Mr. Kidd's resignation, 19-1-1905, to provide a seat for Robert Laird Borden

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1905/02/04 BORDEN, R.L. lawyer  accl.   Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
11 1908/10/26 BORDEN, Robert Laird lawyer  2,667 67.28% Cons. 
CALDWELL, James Ernest   1,297 32.72% Lib 

By-Election:   On Mr. Borden being elected for Halifax and Carleton and on his choosing to sit for Halifax, 25-1-1909

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1909/02/22 KIDD, Edward farmer and cheese manufacturer  accl.   Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
12 1911/09/21 KIDD, Edward farmer and cheese manufacturer  2,616 66.14% Cons. 
MACLEAN, Donald Hector   1,339 33.86% Lib 

By-Election:   On Mr. Kidd's death, 16-9-1912

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1912/10/30 GARLAND, William Foster druggist  accl.   Cons. 

S.C. 1914, c.51

The county of Carleton, exclusive of that part of the city of Ottawa hereinafter provided as constituting the electoral district of Ottawa, Rideau Ward of the said city, and of the townships of Gloucester and Osgoode.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
13 1917/12/17 BOYCE, George farmer  5,290 66.47% Union 
HONEYWELL, Frederick Henry   2,669 33.53% Opp 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
14 1921/12/06 GARLAND, William Foster druggist  5,537 41.29% Cons. 
GOURLAY, William Lochead farmer  4,142 30.89% Lib 
HENRY, Bower farmer  3,474 25.91%
GOOD, Edward Hill   257 1.92% Ind. 

S.C. 1924, c.63

CARLETON consisting of the county of Carleton, excepting the townships of Gloucester and Osgoode and that part of the city of Ottawa lying east of a line described as commencing at the intersection of the Rideau Canal with the line of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and following the said line of railway, Somerset Street, Bayswater Avenue, Bayview Road, and Mason Street to the south bank of the Ottawa River.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
15 1925/10/29 GARLAND, William Foster druggist  7,757 57.44% Cons. 
CUMMINGS, Mortimer Newton manufacturer  5,748 42.56% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
16 1926/09/14 GARLAND, William Foster druggist  7,415 56.35% Cons. 
CUMMINGS, Mortimer Newton manufacturer  5,744 43.65% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
17 1930/07/28 GARLAND, William Foster druggist  7,317 43.78% Cons. 
CUMMINGS, Mortimer Newton manufacturer  7,027 42.05% Lib 
MORRIS, Robert Ormond merchant  2,369 14.17% I Con 

S.C. 1933, c.54

CARLETON consisting of the county of Carleton excepting therefrom the township of Gloucester, the town of Eastview, the village of Rockcliffe Park and that part of the city of Ottawa lying east of the centre line of Parkdale Avenue.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
18 1935/10/14 HYNDMAN, Alonzo Bowen physician  6,872 42.36% Cons. 
ARKELL, Herbert Samuel farmer  5,919 36.49% Lib 
JAMES, Herman Ralph farmer  3,431 21.15% Rec 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
19 1940/03/26 HYNDMAN, Alonzo Bowen physician  7,736 53.90% Na Gov 
ARKELL, Herbert Samuel farmer  6,617 46.10% Lib 

By-Election:   On Mr. Hyndman's death, 9-4-1940

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1940/08/19 BOUCHER, George Russell barrister  6,045 80.30% Cons. 
MCCRACKEN, John Nelson store manager  1,483 19.70% ND 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
20 1945/06/11 BOUCHER, G. Russell barrister  10,916 62.26% P.C. 
DAVIS, Leonard Anthony farmer  5,309 30.28% Lib 
IRWIN, Douglas D. active service  1,309 7.47% CCF 

By-Election:   On Mr. Boucher's resignation, 1-11-1948

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1948/12/20 DREW, George barrister  12,284 76.27% P.C. 
FORSEY, Eugene research director  3,371 20.93% CCF 
MCCRACKEN, J. Nelson banknote engraver  451 2.80% S.C. 

S.C. 1947, c.71

CARLETON consisting of the county of Carleton excepting therefrom the township of Gloucester, the town of Eastview and the village of Rockcliffe Park; together with those parts of Victoria and Elmdale wards in the city of Ottawa lying west of Parkdale Avenue; that part of Dalhousie ward lying south of Carling Avenue; that part of Capital ward lying south of Carling Avenue and Linden Terrace; and that part of Riverdale ward lying south and west of a line commencing at the intersection of Riverdale Avenue and Echo Drive, thence following northeasterly along Riverdale Avenue to Main Street and thence southerly on Main Street to the city limit.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
21 1949/06/27 DREW, George A. barrister  18,141 52.99% P.C. 
MCDONALD, John H. barrister  13,937 40.71% Lib 
FORSEY, Eugene research director  2,155 6.30% CCF 

S.C. 1952, c.48

CARLETON consisting of that part of the county of Carleton (excepting therefrom the township of Gloucester, the town of Eastview and the village of Rockcliffe Park) and that part of the city of Ottawa which may be described as follows: commencing at a point where the prolongation northerly of the extreme western limit of the city intersects the interprovincial boundary between the provinces of Ontario and Quebec; thence easterly along the interprovincial boundary to its intersection with the prolongation northerly of Parkdale Avenue; thence southerly along the said prolongation of Parkdale Avenue and Parkdale Avenue to Carling Avenue; thence easterly along Carling Avenue to O'Connor Street; thence northerly along O'Connor Street to Linden Terrace; thence easterly along Linden Terrace and its prolongation east to the Rideau Canal; thence southerly along the Rideau Canal to the intersection of a line west from the junction of Riverdale Avenue and Echo Drive; thence east to the junction of Riverdale Avenue and Echo Drive; thence northeasterly along Riverdale Avenue to Main Street; thence southerly along Main Street to the Rideau River; thence southwesterly along the Rideau River to the intersection of the city limit; thence westerly, northerly, westerly, and northerly to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
22 1953/08/10 DREW, George Alexander barrister  20,137 55.25% P.C. 
MCDONALD, John H. barrister  14,676 40.26% Lib 
CRAWFORD, Stewart I.   1,075 2.95% CCF 
FALLIS, Eric Kingsley retail florist  562 1.54% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
23 1957/06/10 BELL, Richard Albert barrister  27,865 61.78% P.C. 
DUNLAP, Frank Egan barrister  15,298 33.92% Lib 
CRAWFORD, Stewart I. toolmaker  1,334 2.96% CCF 
FALLIS, Eric Kingsley retail florist  607 1.35% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
24 1958/03/31 BELL, Richard Albert barrister  32,741 67.47% P.C. 
HUMBLE, George businessman  13,652 28.13% Lib 
CRAWFORD, Stewart I. toolmaker  1,777 3.66% CCF 
GOUGH, Grace housewife  355 0.73% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
25 1962/06/18 BELL, Richard Albert barrister  32,125 51.66% P.C. 
FRANCIS, Lloyd economist  26,109 41.99% Lib 
HANLEY, Lewis engineer and lawyer  3,024 4.86% N.D.P. 
SPLETT, Harold Herbert electronics engineering technician  922 1.48% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
26 1963/04/08 FRANCIS, Lloyd economist  32,325 48.01% Lib 
BELL, Richard Albert barrister-at-law  31,168 46.29% P.C. 
HANLEY, Lewis engineer and lawyer  3,144 4.67% N.D.P. 
SPLETT, Harold Herbert electronics engineering technician  699 1.04% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
27 1965/11/08 BELL, Richard Albert barrister  32,456 43.90% P.C. 
FRANCIS, Lloyd economist  31,523 42.64% Lib 
STIRLING, Donald V. clergyman  9,953 13.46% N.D.P. 

The electoral district was abolished in 1968.


See:GRENVILLE--CARLETON (Ontario)(1968 - 1979)
LANARK AND RENFREW (Ontario)(1968 - 1970)
OTTAWA CENTRE (Ontario)(1968 - )
OTTAWA WEST (Ontario)(1935 - 1997)
OTTAWA--CARLETON (Ontario)(1968 - 1988)


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