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Algoma East was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1968. It was created in 1903 from parts of Algoma riding.

It initially consisted of the territorial district of Manitoulin and the part of the territorial district of Algoma lying east of a line drawn from south to north along the limit between the townships of Lefroy and Plummer Additional and due north to the northern limit of Algoma.

In 1904, the territorial district of Manitoulin was transferred out of the riding.

In 1914, it was redefined to consist of the eastern part of the territorial district of Algoma, excluding those parts included in Timiskaming, the western part of the territorial district of Sudbury, and the territorial district of Manitoulin

In 1933, it was redefined to consist of the territorial district of Manitoulin, and the parts of the territorial districts of Algoma and Sudbury.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Algoma, Nickel Belt and Timmins—Chapleau ridings.

Its most high-profile MP was Lester Pearson of the Liberal Party, who was Prime Minister 1963–68.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

  1. Albert Edward Dyment, Liberal (1904–1908)
  2. William Ross Smyth, Conservative (1908–1917)
  3. George Brecken Nicholson, Unionist (1917–1921)
  4. John Carruthers, Liberal (1921–1925)
  5. George Brecken Nicholson, Conservative (1925–1926)
  6. Beniah Bowman, United Farmers of Ontario (1926–1930)
  7. George Brecken Nicholson, Conservative (1930–1935)
  8. Thomas Farquhar, Liberal (1935–1948)
  9. Rt. Hon. Lester B. Pearson, Liberal (1948–1968)

Election resultsEdit

1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal DYMENT, Albert Edward 2,698
Conservative TURNER, Byron H. 2,120
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative SMYTH, William Ross 2,849
Liberal DYMENT, Albert Edward 2,808
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative SMYTH, William Ross 3,898
Liberal REGAN, John Lionel 3,716
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) NICHOLSON, George Brecken 4,742
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) O'CONNOR, Lawrence 3,596
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CARRUTHERS, John 5,007
Conservative NICHOLSON, George Brecken 4,194
Progressive WRIGHT, John Egerton 3,095
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative NICHOLSON, George Brecken 6,209
Liberal CARRUTHERS, John 5,665
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
United Farmers of Ontario BOWMAN, Beniah 6,909
Conservative NICHOLSON, George Brecken 6,143
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative NICHOLSON, George Brecken 7,231
Liberal BOWMAN, Beniah 6,934
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal FARQUHAR, Thomas 5,816
Conservative CARD, William James 2,541
Co-operative Commonwealth BROMLEY, Kenneth James Webb 1,362
Reconstruction PROVENCHER, Isadore Ernest 833
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal FARQUHAR, Thomas 5,565
National Government CAMPBELL, John Lorne 3,126
Co-operative Commonwealth MCVEY, J.W. 1,635
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal FARQUHAR, Thomas 4,855
Progressive Conservative AUSTIN, Allan McNiece 3,610
Co-operative Commonwealth STRAIN, William Luke 1,468

On Mr. Farquar being called to the Senate, 10 September 1948:

By-election on 25 October 1948
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PEARSON, Hon. Lester B. 4,685
Co-operative Commonwealth CALLAGHAN, Lorne D. 2,382
Social Credit FITZGERALD, John J. 1,236
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PEARSON, Hon. Lester B. 6,184
Progressive Conservative TURNER, Grant H. 2,908
Co-operative Commonwealth THORNTON, George 2,202
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PEARSON, Hon. Lester Bowles 7,494
Progressive Conservative BISHOP, George H. 3,877
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PEARSON, Lester B. 8,574
Progressive Conservative MULLIGAN, H. Merton 5,757
Co-operative Commonwealth REID, Martin S. 2,156
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PEARSON, Lester B. 11,240
Progressive Conservative SCULLY, Basil 8,208
Co-operative Commonwealth CORBETT, Walter James 2,309
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PEARSON, Lester B. 11,934
Progressive Conservative BERTHELOT, Alex 5,631
New Democratic CORK, Cam 3,168
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PEARSON, Lester B. 10,817
Progressive Conservative JEWELL, Paul 6,146
Social Credit QUENNEVILLE, Irénée John 2,016
New Democratic DONAHUE, Bennett 1,751
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PEARSON, Lester B. 9,268
Progressive Conservative ALDRED, Joel 5,793
New Democratic STUART, Walter 2,053

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Prince Albert
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1963-1968
Succeeded by
Mount Royal