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Kenora—Rainy River was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1925 to 2004. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1924 from parts of Fort William and Rainy River and Port Arthur and Kenora ridings.

Kenora—Rainy River
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1924
District abolished2003
First contested1925
Last contested2000

It initially consisted of the parts of the territorial districts of Kenora and Rainy River lying west of the fifth meridian passing between the townships of Melgund and Revell.

In 1933, it was redefined as consisting of the part of the province of Ontario lying west of the fourth meridian including Sioux Lookout, Ignace and Atikokan.

In 1966, it was redefined as consisting of the western parts of the territorial districts of Rainy River and Kenora west of a line drawn (from south to north) beginning at the Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway bridge and ending at the northern limit of the province.

In 1976, it was redefined as consisting of the western parts of the Territorial Districts of Kenora, Rainy River and Thunder Bay.

The electoral district was abolished in 2003. Rainy River was merged with Thunder Bay—Atikokan to form Thunder Bay—Rainy River, while the rest of the riding became Kenora.

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Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Fort William and Rainy River
and Port Arthur and Kenora
15th  1925–1926     Peter Heenan Liberal
16th  1926–1926
 1926–1930
17th  1930–1934
 1934–1935 Hugh McKinnon
18th  1935–1940
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949 William Moore Benedickson
21st  1949–1953     Liberal–Labour
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968     John Mercer Reid Liberal
28th  1968–1972     Liberal–Labour
29th  1972–1974     Liberal
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988     John Edmund Parry New Democratic
34th  1988–1993     Bob Nault Liberal
35th  1993–1997
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2004
Riding dissolved into Kenora and Thunder Bay—Rainy River

Election resultsEdit

1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Peter Heenan 3,898
Conservative Harold Machin 3,707
Farmer Labour Roderick MacLean 762
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Peter Heenan 5,626
Conservative Arthur Dufferin George 5,016

Acceptance by Mr. Heenan of an office of emolument under the Crown, October 11, 1926:

By-election on 2 November 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Peter Heenan acclaimed
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Peter Heenan 6,313
Unknown Francis James McManus 5,811

On Mr. Heenan's resignation and on his election to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, July 10, 1934:

By-election on 24 September 1934
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hugh McKinnon 8,618
Conservative Joseph Derry 2,453
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hugh McKinnon 8,271
Conservative Francis James McManus 2,837
Co-operative Commonwealth John Fullerton Callan 2,169
Reconstruction George Geddes 1,326
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hugh McKinnon 10,595
National Government John Albert Dean 5,286
Co-operative Commonwealth William Ivens 3,173
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Moore Benedickson 7,309
Progressive Conservative Joseph Allan Sherrett 5,260
Co-operative Commonwealth Ralph Jackson James 4,762
Labor–Progressive Amos Tobias Hill 705
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Labour William Moore Benedickson 11,297
Progressive Conservative Joseph Victor Fregeau 5,024
Co-operative Commonwealth Ralph Jackson James 3,869
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Labour William Moore Benedickson 11,380
Progressive Conservative William John Gray 5,822
Co-operative Commonwealth Ralph Jackson James 2,411
Independent Albert Harold Farrington 369
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Labour William Moore Benedickson 10,701
Progressive Conservative William John Gray 7,087
Co-operative Commonwealth Jo Carter 4,689
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Labour William Moore Benedickson 11,956
Progressive Conservative John Alexander Robertson 11,773
Co-operative Commonwealth Andre Welsby 3,487
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Labour William Moore Benedickson 15,412
Progressive Conservative Victor K. Croxford 7,123
New Democratic Paul E. McRae 5,157
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Labour William Moore Benedickson 16,794
Progressive Conservative Jean Millar 10,221
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Mercer Reid 11,488
Progressive Conservative Jean Millar 7,789
New Democratic Thomas Moroz 6,650
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Labour John Mercer Reid 10,144
New Democratic Harvey H. Moats 5,711
Progressive Conservative T. Howard Webb 4,655
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Mercer Reid 9,241
Progressive Conservative Arnold Beebe 8,238
New Democratic Bill Watkins 5,263
Independent Bill Brown 272
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Mercer Reid 10,319
Progressive Conservative Arnold Beebe 7,821
New Democratic Bill Watkins 4,894
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Mercer Reid 11,793
New Democratic John Edmund Parry 10,844
Progressive Conservative Bob Kahoot 10,555
Social Credit Don Clink 253
Marxist–Leninist Jerry Sawanas 99
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Mercer Reid 14,688
New Democratic John Edmund Parry 14,322
Progressive Conservative Dan Kotz 5,571
Marxist–Leninist Jerry Sawanas 120
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic John Edmund Parry 13,319
Progressive Conservative Al Lugli 12,699
Liberal John Mercer Reid 9,928
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bob Nault 13,313
New Democratic John Edmund Parry 12,102
Progressive Conservative Dick Motlong 7,496
Christian Heritage Ed Carlson 1,477
Rhinoceros Julian Morelli 394
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bob Nault 22,157
Reform Mel Fisher 7,094
New Democratic Peter Kirby 2,194
Progressive Conservative George Hainsworth 2,062
National Harold Rowe 698
Not affiliated April I. McCormick 284
1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bob Nault 14,084
Reform Ken Hyatt 9,782
New Democratic Ruth Bergman 6,922
Progressive Conservative Gordon Lee 2,799
2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bob Nault 14,416
Alliance Ed Prefontaine 9,125
New Democratic Susan Barclay 6,868
Progressive Conservative Brian Barrett 1,476

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