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Eglinton was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1935 to 1979. This riding was created in 1933 from parts of Toronto Northeast riding.

Eglinton
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1933
District abolished1976
First contested1935
Last contested1974

It initially consisted of Ward Nine of the city of Toronto.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the part of Metropolitan Toronto bounded as follows: from the intersection of the Canadian National Railway line and Yonge Street, north along Yonge Street, west along Cameron Avenue, north along Easton Street, west along Sheppard Avenue West, south along Bathurst Street, southwest along Highway 401, south along the Spadina Expressway, Beechmount Avenue and Benner Avenue, east along Briar Hill Avenue, south along Castlewood Road, east along Eglinton Avenue, south along Elmsthorpe Avenue, and southeast along the C.N.R. line to Yonge Street.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Eglinton—Lawrence, St. Paul's and Willowdale ridings.

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Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Toronto Northeast
18th  1935–1940     Richard Langton Baker Conservative
19th  1940–1945     Frederick Hoblitzell Liberal
20th  1945–1949     Donald Fleming Progressive Conservative
21st  1949–1953
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965     Mitchell Sharp Liberal
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1978
 1978–1979     Rob Parker Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Eglinton—Lawrence, St. Paul's and Willowdale

Election resultsEdit

1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Richard Langton Baker 13,786
Liberal Egerton Lovering 9,574
Reconstruction A. Carman Douglas 5,868
Co-operative Commonwealth Ben H. Spence 2,474
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick Hoblitzell 17,166
National Government Richard Langton Baker 16,926
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Donald Fleming 21,476
Liberal Frederick William Rayfield 13,586
Co-operative Commonwealth Russell Gee 4,435
Labor–Progressive Leslie Varley 382
Social Credit Edgar Shipley Birrell 367
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Donald Fleming 19,853
Liberal Jack Roy Longstaffe 16,426
Co-operative Commonwealth David Cass-Beggs 4,305
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Donald Fleming 17,354
Liberal Jack Roy Longstaffe 11,190
Co-operative Commonwealth Douglas Weldon McEntee 2,337
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Donald Fleming 25,046
Liberal Albert John Wilson 9,468
Co-operative Commonwealth Gwenyth Grube 2,765
  Liberal Conservative Coalition George Rolland 252
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Donald Fleming 28,565
Liberal Albert J. Wilson 9,468
Co-operative Commonwealth Gwenyth Grube 2,646
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Donald Fleming 18,648
Liberal Mitchell Sharp 17,888
New Democratic David Gauthier 4,113
Social Credit Basil Duggan 341
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Mitchell Sharp 22,215
Progressive Conservative Eric Hardy 13,984
New Democratic Malcolm Bowles Mitchell 5,151
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Mitchell Sharp 18,719
Progressive Conservative Dalton Camp 16,777
New Democratic Malcolm Mitchell 5,538
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Mitchell Sharp 23,215
Progressive Conservative Murray R. Maynard 11,155
New Democratic James T. Lemon 4,654
Independent Arthur L. B. Smialowski 164
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Mitchell Sharp 19,389
Progressive Conservative Murray R. Maynard 17,819
New Democratic Eleanor Pelrine 5,245
Not affiliated Hardial Bains 132
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Mitchell Sharp 19,951
Progressive Conservative Murray Maynard 16,812
New Democratic Betty Kehoe 3,798
Communist Shane Parkhill 137
Independent Kate A. Alderice 110
Marxist–Leninist Hardial Bains 60

On Mr. Sharp's resignation, 2 May 1978:

By-election on 16 October 1978
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Rob Parker 19,485
Liberal Doris Anderson 7,996
New Democratic Jim Tait 2,246

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