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Cape Breton South (federal electoral district)

Cape Breton South (French: Cap-Breton-Sud) was a federal electoral district in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1911 and from 1925 to 1968.

Cape Breton South
Nova Scotia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1924
District abolished1966
First contested1925
Last contested1965

HistoryEdit

This riding was created in 1903 from Cape Breton riding. It consisted of the southern part of the county of Cape Breton, i.e., the districts of Balls Creek Bateston, Big Pond, Bridgeport, Catalone, Dominion No. 1 and Reserve Mines, Fast Bay (South), Gabarus, Grand Mira, Hillside, Loch Lomond, Louisbourg, Main-à-Dieu, Port Morien, Sydney Forks, Trout Creek, Victoria Mines and Lingan, and the towns of Glace Bay, Louisbourg and Sydney.

It was abolished in 1914 when it was merged into Cape Breton South and Richmond.

It was created again in 1924 from Cape Breton South and Richmond. The new riding consisted of the part of the County of Cape Breton not included in the electoral district of Cape Breton North-Victoria and lying north of a line described as commencing in Mira Bay and following the Mira River and Mira Lake to Marion Bridge, the Mira Road to the Morley Road, the Morley Road to the main road between St. Peters and Sydney, that road to the road leading to East Bay and Gillisville, and that road to the waters of East Bay.

It 1933, it was redefined to consist of the part of the county of Cape Breton contained in the municipal districts of Dominion No. 6 (No. 11), Hillside (No. 3), Lingan (No. 20), Port-Morien (No. 12), Reserve Mines (No. 1) and South Forks (No. 18), and including the city of Sydney and the towns of Glace Bay, New Waterford and Dominion. In 1947, it was redefined to exclude Hillside and South Forks.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Cape Breton—East Richmond and Cape Breton—The Sydneys ridings.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Cape Breton South
Riding created from Cape Breton
10th  1904–1908     Alexander Johnston Liberal
11th  1908–1911     James William Maddin Liberal–Conservative
12th  1911–1917     William F. Carroll Liberal
Riding dissolved into Cape Breton South and Richmond
Riding re-created from Cape Breton South and Richmond
15th  1925–1926     Finlay MacDonald Conservative
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
18th  1935–1940     David James Hartigan Liberal
19th  1940–1945     Clarence Gillis Co-operative Commonwealth
20th  1945–1949
21st  1949–1953
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958     Donald MacInnis Progressive Conservative
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963     Malcolm MacInnis New Democratic
26th  1963–1965     Donald MacInnis Progressive Conservative
27th  1965–1968
Riding dissolved into Cape Breton—East Richmond
and Cape Breton—The Sydneys

Election resultsEdit

Cape Breton South, 1904–1917Edit

1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alexander Johnston 3,459
Conservative William McKay 3,154
Labour S.B. McNeil 869
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative James William Maddin 5,048
Liberal Alexander Johnston 4,823
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William F. Carroll 5,069
Liberal James William Maddin 4,965
Independent Alexander McKinnon 223

Cape Breton South, 1925–1968Edit

1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Finlay MacDonald 9,551
Liberal Laughlin Daniel Currie 4,510
Labour James Bryson MacLachlan 3,617
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Finlay MacDonald 8,924
Labour Daniel W. Morrison 6,412
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Finlay MacDonald 15,886
Liberal Daniel Alexander Cameron 9,268
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal David James Hartigan 10,409
Conservative Finlay MacDonald 7,355
Communist James Bryson McLachlan 5,365
Reconstruction Dan William Morrison 5,008
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Clarence Gillis 11,582
Liberal David James Hartigan 11,364
National Government Joseph Clyde Nunn 9,719
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Clarence Gillis 16,575
Liberal David James Hartigan 10,529
Progressive Conservative Donald Joseph Buckley 7,343
Labor–Progressive James Madden 917
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Clarence Gillis 15,057
Liberal George Benjamin Slaven 12,608
Progressive Conservative Perry Lewis Cadegan 5,618
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Clarence Gillis 14,971
Liberal Leo McIntyre 10,151
Progressive Conservative Layton Fergusson 4,726
Labor–Progressive Ronald George MacEachern 794
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Donald MacInnis 14,894
Liberal Leo McIntyre 11,539
Co-operative Commonwealth Clarence Gillis 10,447
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Donald MacInnis 17,636
Co-operative Commonwealth Clarence Gillis 13,044
Liberal J. Louis Dubinsky 7,754
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Malcolm Vic MacInnis 17,409
Progressive Conservative Donald MacInnis 13,602
Liberal Earl V. MacInnis 7,774
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Donald MacInnis 14,307
New Democratic Malcolm Vic MacInnis 13,327
Liberal Joe MacEachern 9,184
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Donald MacInnis 13,670
Liberal Joseph E. MacEachern 12,455
New Democratic Ed Johnston 10,846

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