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Erie was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1979 to 1997. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1976 from parts of Lincoln and Welland ridings.

It initially consisted of the Townships of Wainfleet and West Lincoln, the City of Port Colborne and the Towns of Fort Erie and Pelham.

In 1987, it was redefined to include the part of the City of Welland lying south of a line drawn from west to east along the Welland River, east along Broadway Avenue, north along Regional Road No. 68, east along Ontario Road, and east in a straight line to Ridge Road.

The electoral district was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed between Erie—Lincoln, Niagara Centre and Niagara Falls ridings.

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Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Lincoln and Welland
31st  1979–1980     Girve Fretz Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     John David Maloney Liberal
Riding dissolved into Erie—Lincoln, Niagara Centre and Niagara Falls

Election resultsEdit

Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Girve Fretz 15,500
Liberal Pierre Lafontaine 11,175
New Democratic Clarence Gibson 6,985
Libertarian Jerry Kubias 180
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Girve Fretz 12,861
Liberal John M. Plyley 12,334
New Democratic Clarence Gibson 6,848
Marxist–Leninist Betty Blashill 105
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Girve Fretz 19,197
Liberal Pierre Lafontaine 9,316
New Democratic Elaine Havlin 5,868
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Girve Fretz 15,063
Liberal Allard Colyn 14,278
New Democratic Sean O'Flynn 8,168
Christian Heritage Cope Gritter 1,607
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John David Maloney 19,799
Reform Bob Lund 11,753
Progressive Conservative Bradd Wilson 5,894
New Democratic Lesley Penwarden 4,842
Christian Heritage Alfred Kiers 591
National Bill Robbins 586
Natural Law Jeffrey Ian Dreben 197

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