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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



OTTAWA (CITY OF), Ontario (1867 - 1935)


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.

OTTAWA.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1 1867/08/07 CURRIER, Joseph Merrill Lumberman  974 96.92% Lib.-Cons. 
GIBB,   25 2.49% Unknown 
MCGILLIVRAY,   5 0.50% Unknown 
MARTINEAU,   1 0.10% Unknown 
DICKINSON,   0 0.00% Unknown 
THOMPSON, Andrew Thorburn   0 0.00% Unknown 

S.C. 1872, c.13

The city of Ottawa shall return two members.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
2 1872/07/20 CURRIER, Joseph Merrill Lumberman  accl.   Lib.-Cons. 
LEWIS, John Bower Lawyer  accl.   Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
3 1874/01/22 CURRIER, Joseph Merrill Lumberman  1,458 38.57% Lib.-Cons. 
ST. JEAN, Pierre Physician  1,213 32.09% Lib 
AUMAND, Lumber merchant  1,101 29.13% Unknown 
SWEETLAND, Physician  8 0.21% Unknown 

By-Election:   On Mr. Currier's resignation, 16-4-1877, for having infringed the Indepen dence of Parliament Act by conducting business dealings with the government,

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1877/05/09 CURRIER, Joseph Merrill Lumberman  2,035 72.50% Lib.-Cons. 
FEATHERSTON, Joseph   772 27.50% Unknown 

while still a member

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
4 1878/09/17 CURRIER, Joseph Merrill Lumberman  1,854 29.93% Lib.-Cons. 
TASSÉ, Joseph Journalist  1,748 28.22% Cons. 
ST. JEAN, Pierre Physician  1,353 21.84% Lib 
BANGS, C.W.   1,239 20.00% Unknown 

S.C. 1882, c.3

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
5 1882/06/20 MACKINTOSH, Charles Herbert Journalist  1,692 29.73% Cons. 
TASSÉ, Joseph Journalist  1,557 27.36% Cons. 
MCINTYRE, A.F.   1,229 21.60% Lib 
ST. JEAN, Pierre Physician  1,213 21.31% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
6 1887/02/22 PERLEY, William Goodhue Lumberman  3,339 29.54% Cons. 
ROBILLARD, Honoré Contractor  3,207 28.37% Lib.-Cons. 
MCINTYRE,   2,389 21.14% Lib 
ST. JEAN, Pierre Physician  2,368 20.95% Lib 

By-Election:   On Mr. Perley's death, 1-4-1890

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1890/04/26 MACKINTOSH, Charles Herbert Journalist  2,454 46.36% Cons. 
HAY,   1,597 30.17% EqR 
CHRYSLER,   1,242 23.46% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
7 1891/03/05 MACKINTOSH, Charles Herbert Journalist  3,029 32.05% Cons. 
ROBILLARD, Honoré Contractor  2,363 25.01% Lib.-Cons. 
BELCOURT, Napoléon Antoine Lawyer  1,946 20.59% Lib 
PATTERSON, J.W.   1,287 13.62% Lib 
LEWIS, W.H.   770 8.15% EqR 
NAGLE, R.   55 0.58% Lib 

By-Election:   On Mr. Mackintosh's resignation, 31-10-1893

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1893/12/07 GRANT, James Alexander Physician  accl.   Cons. 

S.C. 1892, c.11

The electoral district of the city of Ottawa shall consist of the city of Ottawa, except that part thereof known as New Edinburgh.

S.C. 1893, c.9

The paragraph lettered (p) of the said subsection two of Section two is hereby repealed and the following substituted therefor:-

"(p.) The electoral district of the city of Ottawa shall consist of the city of Ottawa, except that part thereof known as New Edinburgh, and shall return two members."

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
8 1896/06/23 HUTCHINSON, William H. Flourmill owner  3,333 24.19% Lib 
BELCOURT, Napoléon Antoine Lawyer  2,942 21.35% Lib 
ROBINSON, Hiram   2,751 19.96% Cons. 
CHAMPAGNE, N.   2,654 19.26% Cons. 
MCVEITY, Taylor   2,100 15.24% P.P.A. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
9 1900/11/07 BIRKETT, Thomas Businessman  4,897 26.69% Cons. 
BELCOURT, Napoléon Antoine Lawyer  4,524 24.66% Lib 
CHAMPAGNE, Napoléon   4,507 24.57% Cons. 
STEWART, Robert   4,419 24.09% Lib 

S.C. 1903, c.60

The city of Ottawa, exclusive of Rideau Ward, shall constitute the electoral district of Ottawa, and shall return two members.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
10 1904/11/03 BELCOURT, Napoléon Antoine Lawyer  6,275 29.17% Lib 
STEWART, Robert Insurance and financial agent  5,871 27.29% Lib 
BIRKETT, Thomas Businessman  4,818 22.40% Cons. 
CHAMPAGNE, N.   4,547 21.14% Cons. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Belcourt being called to the Senate, 22-11-1907

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1907/12/23 CARON, Jean-Baptiste Thomas Lawyer  4,474 79.62% Lib 
MORRIS, W.D.   1,145 20.38% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
11 1908/10/26 LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  6,584 26.53% Lib 
MCGIVERIN, Harold Buchanan Lawyer  6,388 25.74% Lib 
BIRKETT, Thomas   5,959 24.01% Cons. 
CHABOT, John Léo Physician  5,890 23.73% Cons. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Laurier's resignation

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1910/01/29 ALLARD, Albert Merchant  5,779 53.02% Lib 
CHABOT, John Léo Physician  5,121 46.98% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
12 1911/09/21 FRIPP, Alfred Ernest Lawyer  7,062 26.00% Cons. 
CHABOT, John Léo Physician  6,892 25.38% Cons. 
MCGIVERIN, Harold Buchanan Lawyer  6,540 24.08% Lib 
PINARD, Joseph Albert   6,366 23.44% Lib 
MCCALLUM, Allan Gordon   298 1.10% Soc 

S.C. 1914, c.51

The city of Ottawa, exclusive of that part thereof, described as follows:- Commencing at a point where the original line between lots thirty-three and thirty-four intersects the southerly limit of the Canadian Pacific Railway, said point being the extreme northwesterly point of the city, thence southeasterly along the said dividing line between lots thirty-three and thirty-four to the south side of Carling Avenue, thence easterly along the southerly limit of the Carling Avenue to its intersection with the westerly limit of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway, thence northerly along the westerly limit of the said railway to the centre of Somerset Street, thence westerly along the centre of Somerset Street to the centre of Bayswater Avenue, thence northerly along the centre of Bayswater Avenue and Bayview Road to the centre of Mason Street, thence northerly along the centre of Mason Street and Mason Street produced to its intersection with the interprovincial boundary line, thence westerly along the interprovincial boundary line to Parkdale Avenue produced, thence southerly along Parkdale Avenue to its intersection with the northerly side of Scott Street, thence westerly along the northerly side of Scott Street to Skead's Road, the place of commencement, comprising that part of the city of Ottawa formerly known as Hintonburgh, Bayswater and Mechanicsville, and also exclusive of Rideau Ward; shall constitute the electoral district of Ottawa, and shall return two members.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
13 1917/12/17 FRIPP, Alfred Ernest Lawyer  18,547 29.33% Union 
CHABOT, John Léo Physician  18,312 28.96% Union 
LAURIER, Wilfrid Lawyer  13,289 21.02% Opp 
MCGIVERIN, Harold Buchanan Lawyer  13,077 20.68% Opp 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
14 1921/12/06 MCGIVERIN, Harold Buchanan   22,087 26.23% Lib 
CHEVRIER, Edgar Rodolphe Eugène Lawyer  21,107 25.06% Lib 
FRIPP, Alfred Ernest Lawyer  15,829 18.80% Cons. 
CHAMPAGNE, Napoléon Lawyer  15,450 18.35% Cons. 
LOUGHNAN, David Journalist  5,302 6.30%
BOURQUE, Edmond Physician  4,444 5.28%

S.C. 1924, c.63

OTTAWA consisting of the city of Ottawa, excepting Rideau Ward and that part of the city lying west 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 Ottawa River, which shall return two members.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
15 1925/10/29 MCCLENAGHAN, Stewart Merchant  21,604 26.42% Cons. 
CHABOT, John Léo Physician  21,281 26.02% Cons. 
CHEVRIER, Edgar Rodolphe Eugène Barrister-at-law  19,725 24.12% Lib 
WILSON, Norman Frank Lumberman  19,165 23.44% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
16 1926/09/14 CHEVRIER, Edgar Rodolphe Eugène Barrister-at-law  23,012 25.71% Lib 
EDWARDS, Gordon Cameron Lumberman  22,950 25.64% Lib 
MCCLENAGHAN, Stewart Merchant  21,917 24.49% Cons. 
CHABOT, John Léo Physician  21,614 24.15% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
17 1930/07/28 CHEVRIER, Edgar Rodolphe Eugène Barrister-at-law  25,721 26.49% Lib 
AHEARN, Thomas Franklin Agent  25,632 26.40% Lib 
PLANT, Frank Henry Manufacturer  23,166 23.86% Cons. 
LAFORTUNE, Frank Merchant  22,579 23.25% Cons. 

The electoral district was abolished in 1935.


See:OTTAWA EAST (Ontario)(1935 - 1973)
OTTAWA WEST (Ontario)(1935 - 1997)


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