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Grey North was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1968. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867, which divided the County of Grey into two ridings: Grey South and Grey North. The North Riding consisted of the Townships of Collingwood, Euphrasia, Holland, Saint-Vincent, Sydenham, Sullivan, Derby, and Keppel, Sarawak and Brooke, and the Town of Owen Sound.

In 1872, the County of Grey was divided into three ridings when Grey East was created. The North Riding consisted of the Townships of Holland, Sullivan, Sydenham, Derby, Sarawak, Keppel and the Town of Owen Sound.

In 1903, the Townships of Holland and Sullivan were excluded from the riding, and the townships of Keppel and St. Vincent and the town of Meaford were incorporated into the riding.

In 1914, the county of Grey was again divided into two ridings. The north riding consisted of the towns of Owen Sound, Meaford and Thornbury, and the townships of Sydenham, Keppel, Derby, Sarawak, St. Vincent, Collingwood and Euphrasia.

In 1924, the riding was redefined as consisting of the part of the county of Grey lying north of and including the townships of Derby, Sydenham, Euphrasia, and the town of Collingwood.

In 1933, the riding was redefined as consisting of the part of the county of Grey contained in the townships of Collingwood, Derby, Euphrasia, Holland, Keppel, Osprey, St. Vincent and Sydenham, and including the city of Owen Sound.

In 1947, the riding was redefined to include the township of Sarawak and Sydenham, and excluding the village of Chatsworth.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Bruce and Grey—Simcoe ridings.

Election resultsEdit

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George Snider 1,399
Unknown Mr. Bolton 1,143
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George Snider 1,124
Unknown J. Chisholm 983
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George Snider 1,320
Unknown Samuel Johnathan Lane 1,241
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Samuel Johnathan Lane 1,607
Liberal George Snider 1,394
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Benjamin Allen 1,457
Unknown Samuel Johnathan Lane 1,385
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative James Masson 2,128
Liberal Benjamin Allen 2,071
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MASSON, James 2,511
Liberal HORSEY, E.H. 2,264
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CLARK, John 2,559
Conservative MCLAUGHLIN, James 2,527

On Mr. Clark's death, 27 July 1896, before the opening of the 9th Parliament:

By-election on 25 August 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal PATERSON, Hon. Wm. 2,840
Conservative MCLAUGHLAN, Jas. 2,416
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal HORSEY, Edward H. 2,834
Conservative GORDON, Charles 2,815

On Mr. Horsey's death, 23 July 1902:

By-election on 24 February 1903
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative THOMSON, T.I. 3,018
Liberal KENNEDY, Matthew 2,855
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal TELFORD, William Pattison (Sr.) 2,975
Conservative THOMSON, Thomas Inkerman 2,952
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MIDDLEBRO, William Sora 2,923
Liberal TELFORD, William Pattison (Sr.) 2,777
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative MIDDLEBRO, William Sora 3,326
Liberal HARRISON, Frederick William 2,974
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) MIDDLEBRO, William Sora 5,815
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) DANARD, Arthur Leslie 3,521
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative DUNCAN, Matthew Robert 5,741
Progressive RUTHERFORD, Thomas John 5,538
Liberal TELFORD, William Pattison (Jr.) 3,675
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative DUNCAN, Matthew Robert 6,861
Progressive CARMICHAEL, Dougall 6,415
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal TELFORD, William Pattison (Jr.) 7,606
Conservative DUNCAN, Matthew Robert 7,042
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative PORTEOUS, Victor Clarence 7,617
Liberal TELFORD, William Pattison (Jr.) 7,430
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal TELFORD, William Pattison (Jr.) 8,060
Conservative PORTEOUS, Victor C. 6,740
Reconstruction TAYLOR, William Lawrence 1,792
Co-operative Commonwealth STOUT, Hudson 1,221
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal TELFORD, William Pattison (Jr.) 7,538
National Government PORTEOUS, Victor C. 5,771
  National Liberal Progressive CASE, W. Garfield 2,434

On Mr. Telford's resignation, 9 December 1944, to provide a vacancy for A.G.L. McNaughton:

By-election on 5 February 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative CASE, Wilfrid Garfield 7,333
Liberal MCNAUGHTON, Hon. Andrew George L. 6,097
Co-operative Commonwealth GODFREY, Albert Earl 3,118
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative CASE, Wilfrid Garfield 9,204
Liberal MACDONALD, Findlay 7,570
Co-operative Commonwealth WADDELL, David T. 1,145
Social Credit GOSTICK, Ronald 250
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BENNETT, Colin Emerson 9,949
Progressive Conservative CASE, Wilfrid Garfield 7,589
Co-operative Commonwealth MACNAB, Elgin 1,354
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal BENNETT, Colin Emerson 8,368
Progressive Conservative CASE, Wilfrid Garfield 7,293
Co-operative Commonwealth ELLIOTT, Lorna Ellen 1,417
Social Credit PATTERSON, Stanley Ross 342
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative NOBLE, Percy Vermer 12,240
Liberal SARGENT, Edward Carson 7,096
Co-operative Commonwealth HUTCHINSON, Stanley James 1,265
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative NOBLE, Percy Vermer 12,240
Liberal MARRON, George Arthur 5,990
Co-operative Commonwealth HUTCHINSON, Stanley James 1,265
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative NOBLE, Percy Vermer 9,890
Liberal BOVELL, Douglas Hay 6,078
New Democratic STEVENSON, John Carter 2,713
Social Credit WALKER, William Thomas 298
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative NOBLE, Percy Vermer 9,804
Liberal HARRISON, Arthur Pratt 6,819
New Democratic STEVENSON, John Carter 1,967
Social Credit CLARKE, David Almour 525
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative NOBLE, Percy Vermer 9,222
Liberal FINLEY, John Collins 7,003
New Democratic STEVENSON, John Carter 2,510

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