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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



WATERLOO NORTH, 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.

North Riding of Waterloo.

1859 22 Vic., C.2, S.8 (13)

The North Riding shall consist of the Townships of North Waterloo, Woolwich and Wellesley, and the Town of Berlin and Village of Waterloo.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1 1867/08/07 BOWMAN, Isaac Erb Businessman  accl.   Lib. 

S.C. 1872, c.13

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
2 1872/07/20 BOWMAN, Isaac Erb Businessman  accl.   Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
3 1874/01/22 BOWMAN, Isaac Erb Businessman  accl.   Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
4 1878/09/17 KRANZ, Hugo   1,412 52.47% Cons. 
BOWMAN, Isaac Erb Businessman  1,279 47.53% Lib. 

S.C. 1882, c.3

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
5 1882/06/20 KRANZ, Hugo   1,459 51.00% Cons. 
BOWLBY, Dr. D.S. Physician  1,402 49.00% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
6 1887/02/22 BOWMAN, Isaac Erb Businessman  2,080 53.05% Lib. 
KRANZ, Hugo   1,841 46.95% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
7 1891/03/05 BOWMAN, Isaac Erb Businessman  2,289 50.95% Lib. 
KRANZ, Hugo   2,204 49.05% Cons. 

S.C. 1892, c.11

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
8 1896/06/23 SEAGRAM, Joseph Emm Distiller  2,706 53.03% Cons. 
SNIDER, E.W.R.   2,397 46.97% Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
9 1900/11/07 SEAGRAM, Joseph Emm Distiller  accl.   Cons. 

S.C. 1903, c.60

The county of Waterloo, into two ridings, to be called respectively the north and the south ridings of Waterloo.

The north riding shall consist of the townships of North Waterloo, Wellesley and Woolwich, the towns of Berlin and Waterloo, and the village of Elmira.

The township of Waterloo shall be divided, for the purposes of representation, into two townships, to be called respectively the township of North Waterloo and the township of South Waterloo: The township of North Waterloo shall include and consist of that part of the township of Waterloo lying within the following limits, that is to say: commencing at the southwest angle of lot forty-six in said township, thence easterly along the southerly limits of said lot, and of lots number forty-seven, forty-eight, fifty, fifty-one and fifty-three, and the prolongation thereof, to the middle of the Grand River; thence along the middle of the said river against the stream to the prolongation of the limit between lots number one-hundred and thirteen and one hundred and fourteen, and along the prolongation of the limit between the said lots number one-hundred and thirteen and one hundred and fourteen, and along the limit between said lots number one-hundred and thirteen and one hundred and fourteen, northerly and easterly, to the westerly limit of lot number one hundred and seven; thence along the westerly limit of said lot number one hundred and seven, northerly, to the northerly limit thereof; thence along the northerly limits of said lot number one hundred and seven, and of lots number one hundred and six, eighty-four and ninety-six, easterly, to the easterly boundary of said township; thence along the easterly, northerly and westerly boundaries of said township, in a northerly, westerly and southerly direction respectively, to the place of beginning; and the township of South Waterloo shall include and consist of all the remaining part of the said township of Waterloo.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
10 1904/11/03 SEAGRAM, Joseph Emm Distiller  2,769 52.92% Cons. 
CLEMENT, Edwin P.   2,463 47.08% Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
11 1908/10/26 KING, William Lyon Mackenzie Lawyer  3,469 51.58% Lib. 
REID, Richard   3,206 47.67% Cons. 
HUBUR, Allen   50 0.74% Ind. 

By-Election:   On Mr. King being appointed Minister of Labour, (2-6-1909)

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1909/06/21 KING, William Lyon Mackenzie Lawyer  accl.   Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
12 1911/09/21 WEICHEL, William George Merchant  3,774 52.18% Cons. 
KING, William Lyon Mackenzie Lawyer  3,459 47.82% Lib. 

S.C. 1914, c.51

The county of Waterloo, into two ridings, to be called respectively the north and the south ridings of Waterloo.

The north riding shall consist of the townships of North Waterloo, Wellesley and Woolwich, the city of Berlin, the town of Waterloo, and the village of Elmira.

The township of Waterloo shall be divided, for the purposes of representation, into two townships, to be called respectively the township of North Waterloo and the township of South Waterloo: The township of North Waterloo shall include and consist of that part of the township of Waterloo lying within the following limits, that is to say: commencing at the southwest angle of lot forty-six in said township, thence easterly along the southerly limits of said lot, and of lots number forty-seven, forty-eight, fifty, fifty-one and fifty-three, and the prolongation thereof, to the middle of the Grand River; thence along the middle of the said river against the stream to the prolongation of the limit between lots number one-hundred and thirteen and one hundred and fourteen, and along the prolongation of the limit between the said lots number one-hundred and thirteen and one hundred and fourteen, and along the limit between said lots number one-hundred and thirteen and one hundred and fourteen, northerly and easterly, to the westerly limit of lot number one hundred and seven; thence

along the westerly limit of said lot number one hundred and seven, northerly, to the northerly limit thereof; thence along the northerly limits of said lot number one hundred and seven, and of lots number one hundred and six, eighty-four and ninety-six, easterly, to the easterly boundary of said township; thence along the easterly, northerly and westerly boundaries of said township, in a northerly, westerly and southerly direction respectively, to the place of beginning; and the township of South Waterloo shall include and consist of all the remaining part of the said township of Waterloo.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
13 1917/12/17 EULER, William Daum Editor  5,435 58.91% Opp 
WEICHEL, William George Merchant  3,571 38.71% Union 
SMITH, Mervyn   220 2.38% Lab. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
14 1921/12/06 EULER, William Daum Editor  7,466 59.92% Lib. 
HETT, John Emil Physician and surgeon  4,994 40.08% Prog. 

S.C. 1924, c.63

WATERLOO NORTH consisting of the townships of Wellesley and Woolwich, and that part of the township of Waterloo lying north of a line described as commencing at the southwest corner of Lot Forty-Six and following the southerly boundaries of the said Lot and of Lots Forty-Seven, Forty-Eight, Fifty, Fifty-One and Fifty-Three, the projection of the boundary of the last mentioned Lot, the centre line of the Grand River upstream, the projection of the boundary between Lots One Hundred and Thirteen and One Hundred and Fourteen, and the said boundary, the westerly and northerly boundaries of Lot One Hundred and Seven, and the northerly boundary of Lots One Hundred and Six, Eighty-Four and Ninety-Six, to the east boundary of the said township.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
15 1925/10/29 EULER, William Daum Publisher  8,868 65.57% Lib. 
SCULLY, Edwin Hamilton Gentleman  4,657 34.43% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
16 1926/09/14 EULER, William Daum Publisher  10,394 62.02% Lib. 
GROSS, David Manufacturer  6,365 37.98% Cons. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Euler being appointed Minister of Customs and Excise, 5-10-1926

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1926/11/02 EULER, William Daum Publisher  accl.   Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
17 1930/07/28 EULER, William Daum Publisher  12,785 56.78% Lib. 
HOMUTH, Karl Manufacturer  9,732 43.22% Cons. 

S.C. 1933, c.54

WATERLOO NORTH consisting of that part of the county contained in the townships of Wellesley and Woolwich, and that part of the township of Waterloo lying north of a line described as commencing at the southwest corner of lot forty-six (46) and following the southerly boundaries of the said lot and of lots forty-seven (47), forty-eight (48), fifty (50), fifty-one (51) and fifty-three (53), the projection of the boundary of the last mentioned lot, the centre line of the Grand River upstream, the projection of the boundary between lots one hundred and thirteen (113) and one hundred and fourteen (114), and the said boundary, the westerly and northerly boundaries of lot one hundred and seven (107), and the northerly boundary of lots one hundred and six (106), eighty-four (84) and ninety-six (96), to the east boundary of the said township.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
18 1935/10/14 EULER, William Daum Publisher  12,832 63.43% Lib. 
HAHN, Charles Casper Gentleman  4,084 20.19% Cons. 
WALTER, John Manager  3,313 16.38% CCF 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
19 1940/03/26 EULER, William Daum Publisher  14,172 63.09% Lib. 
LEAVINE, Stanley Francis Physician  6,694 29.80% Nat. Gov. 
HONSBERGER, Enoch Lumber merchant  1,597 7.11% CCF 

By-Election:   On Mr. Euler being appointed to the Senate, 9-5-1940

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1940/08/19 BREITHAUPT, Louis Orville Manufacturer  8,826 61.88% Lib. 
LEAVINE, Stanley Francis Medical doctor  5,436 38.12% Unknown 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
20 1945/06/11 BREITHAUPT, Louis Orville Manufacturer  15,791 55.60% Lib. 
BAILEY, John William Manufacturer  7,635 26.88% P.C. 
LAUTENSCHLAGER, Stanton Teacher  4,394 15.47% CCF 
URBANZ, George Machinist  581 2.05% LPP 

S.C. 1947, c.71

WATERLOO NORTH consisting of that part of the city of Kitchener and the town of Waterloo and that part of the county of Waterloo contained in the townships of Wellesley and Woolwich, and that part of the township of Waterloo lying north of a line described as commencing at the southwest corner of lot forty-six (46) and following the southerly boundaries of the said lot and of lots forty-seven (47), forty-eight (48), fifty (50), fifty-one (51) and fifty-three (53), the projection of the boundary of the last mentioned lot, the centre line of the Grand River upstream, the projection of the boundary between lots one hundred and thirteen (113) and one hundred and fourteen (114), and the said boundary, the westerly and northerly boundaries of lot one hundred and seven (107), and the northerly boundary of lots one hundred and six (106), eighty-four (84) and ninety-six (96), to the east boundary of the said township of Waterloo.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
21 1949/06/27 BREITHAUPT, Louis Orville Manufacturer  17,715 55.21% Lib. 
GRABER, Harvey J. Coal merchant  7,229 22.53% P.C. 
WAGNER, John S. Carpenter  7,141 22.26% CCF 

By-Election:   On Mr. Bretihaupt's resignation to become Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, 1-4-1952

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1952/05/26 SCHNEIDER, Norman C. Vice-president  12,436 44.37% Lib. 
JANZEN, Elizabeth Secretary  10,892 38.86% P.C. 
SCHROEDER, Leonard Organizer  4,701 16.77% CCF 

S.C. 1952, c.48

WATERLOO NORTH consisting of that part of the city of Kitchener and the town of Waterloo and that part of the county of Waterloo contained in the townships of Wellesley and Woolwich, and that part of the township of Waterloo lying north of a line described as commencing at the southwest corner of lot forty-six (46) and following the southerly boundaries of the said lot and of lots forty-seven (47), forty-eight (48), fifty (50), fifty-one (51) and fifty-three (53), the projection of the boundary of the last mentioned lot, the centre line of the Grand River upstream, the projection of the boundary between lots one hundred and thirteen (113) and one hundred and fourteen (114), and the said boundary, the westerly and northerly boundaries of lot one hundred and seven (107), and the northerly boundary of lots one hundred and six (106), eighty-four (84) and ninety-six (96), to the east boundary of the said township of Waterloo.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
22 1953/08/10 SCHNEIDER, Norman C. Factory manager  16,139 50.10% Lib. 
JANZEN, Elizabeth Secretary, manager  10,751 33.37% P.C. 
ISLEY, Theodore H. Farmer  4,654 14.45% CCF 
EMEL, Henry Herbert Sigmund Realtor  671 2.08% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
23 1957/06/10 SCHNEIDER, Norman C. Manufacturer  15,972 42.32% Lib. 
COSTELLO, Frank Lawyer  13,458 35.66% P.C. 
HONSBERGER, Russell Lumber dealer  7,406 19.63% CCF 
KOEHLER, Ethel Kleinknecht Apartment owner  901 2.39% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
24 1958/03/31 WEICHEL, Oscar William Retired postmaster  24,526 54.65% P.C. 
SCHNEIDER, Norman C. Manufacturer  15,206 33.88% Lib. 
HONSBERGER, Russell Lumber dealer  5,148 11.47% CCF 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
25 1962/06/18 WEICHEL, Oscar William Retired postmaster  21,262 44.29% P.C. 
PAIKIN, Harold General insurance  17,762 37.00% Lib. 
HONSBERGER, Russell President of lumber company  7,722 16.09% N.D.P. 
PAVLIK, William Minister  1,260 2.62% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
26 1963/04/08 WEICHEL, Oscar William Retired postmaster  22,007 43.38% P.C. 
WEBER, Donald Managing director  21,366 42.12% Lib. 
WALTER, John Manufacturer  6,200 12.22% N.D.P. 
LAUER, M. Salesman  1,157 2.28% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
27 1965/11/08 HYMMEN, Kieth Reinhardt Chemical engineer  24,733 46.15% Lib. 
SPECKEEN, Fred University dean  17,790 33.19% P.C. 
ROSENBERG, Morley Lawyer  11,074 20.66% N.D.P. 

The electoral district was abolished in 1968.


See:KITCHENER (Ontario)(1968 - 1997)
WATERLOO (Ontario)(1968 - 1973)
WELLINGTON--GREY (Ontario)(1968 - 1970)


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