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Hastings—Frontenac was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1953 to 1968, and from 1979 to 1980.

Hastings—Frontenac
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1952, 1976
District abolished1966, 1981
First contested1953
Last contested1984

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Constituency boundariesEdit

This riding was originally created in 1952 from parts of Frontenac—Addington and Hastings—Peterborough ridings.

It consisted of:

(a) the county of Lennox and Addington (excluding the townships of Ernestown, Fredericksburg North and Fredericksburg South, Richmond, Adolphustown, and Amherst Island);

(b) the county of Frontenac (excluding the city of Kingston and the townships of Kingston, Storrington, Pittsburgh, Howe Island, Wolfe Island (including Simcoe Island, Horse Shoe Island and Mud Island)); and

(c) the part of county of Peterborough lying east of and including the townships of Anstruther, Burleigh, Dummer and Asphodel; and

(d) the part of county of Hastings lying north of and including the townships of Rawdon, Huntingdon, Madoc and Elzevir.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, Hastings, Peterborough and Victoria—Haliburton ridings.

Hastings—Frontenac was re-created in 1976 from parts of Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, Hastings, and Victoria—Haliburton ridings.

The new riding consisted of:

(a) the part of the County of Frontenac including and lying north of the Townships of Portland, Loughborough, Storrington and Pittsburg, but excluding the southwest part of the Township of Pittsburg;

(b) the part of the County of Hastings including and lying north of the Townships of Marmora, Madoc and Elzevir; and

(c) the County of Lennox and Addington, but excluding the Township of Armherst Island.

The electoral district changed name in 1981 to Hastings—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Frontenac—Addington and Hastings—Peterborough
22nd  1953–1957     George Stanley White Progressive Conservative
23rd  1957–1957
 1957–1958 Sidney Earle Smith
24th  1958–1959†
 1959–1962 Rod Webb
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
Riding dissolved into Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, Hastings,
Peterborough and Victoria—Haliburton
Riding re-created from Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, Hastings
and Victoria—Haliburton
31st  1979–1980     Bill Vankoughnet Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980–1984
Riding renamed Hastings—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington

Election resultsEdit

Hastings—Frontenac 1953-1968Edit

1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative George Stanley White 11,084
Liberal Cleworth Ward Foster 7,637
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative George Stanley White 11,602
Liberal John Elmer Wood 5,169
Social Credit Cecil Alexander Jenkins 1,941
Canadian federal by-election, 4 November 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Sidney Earle Smith 10,513
Labour Ross Dowson 266
Called upon Mr. White's appointment to the Senate, 20 August 1957.
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Sidney Earle Smith 13,983
Liberal William Arthur Shannon 5,564
Social Credit Cecil Alexander Jenkins 606

On Mr. Smith's death, 17 March 1959:

By-election on 5 October 1959
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Rod Webb 9,079
Liberal William Arthur Shannon 3,383
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Rod Webb 12,396
Liberal Thomas M. Neal 6,248
New Democratic John Page 2,078
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Rod Webb 12,321
Liberal William A. Shannon 6,479
New Democratic James Elliott 989
Social Credit R. H. James 738
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Rod Webb 11,290
Liberal Roy Cadwell 5,034
New Democratic Roy Frost 1,317

Hastings—Frontenac 1979-1980Edit

1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Bill Vankoughnet 17,537
Liberal Ron Vastokas 11,176
New Democratic Kevin Arseneault 5,691
Independent Ross Baker 417
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Bill Vankoughnet 14,211
Liberal Ron Vastokas 13,132
New Democratic Kevin Arseneault 5,895
Independent Ross Baker 342

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