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Kenora (electoral district)

Kenora is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004.

Kenora
Ontario electoral district
Kenora, riding.png
Kenora in relation to other Ontario electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Bob Nault
Liberal
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 55,977
Electors (2011) 42,138
Area (km²)[2] 321,741
Pop. density (per km²) 0.17
Census divisions Kenora, Thunder Bay
Census subdivisions Dryden, Kenora, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout

Of the federal electoral districts located in Ontario it is the largest by land mass, and the smallest by population. It encompasses most of Kenora District except for the eastern third, and a small section of the northwest corner of Thunder Bay District. It includes many remote First Nations reserves of extreme Northern Ontario. It succeeds the former federal riding of Kenora—Rainy River.

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GeographyEdit

It consists of the part of the Territorial District of Kenora lying west of a line drawn due north from the northeast corner of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay (Albany River) to Hudson Bay; and the part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay lying northwest of a line drawn east from the western limit of the territorial district along the 6th Base Line, north along eastern limit of the townships of Bertrand, McLaurin, Furlonge, Fletcher and Bulmer, and due north to the northern limit of the territorial district.

HistoryEdit

The federal riding was created in 2003 from parts of the Kenora—Rainy River riding. This riding was left unchanged after the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Member of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following members of the Canadian House of Commons:

Parliament Years Member Party
Kenora
Riding created from Kenora—Rainy River
38th  2004–2006     Roger Valley Liberal
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011     Greg Rickford Conservative
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–Present     Bob Nault Liberal

Election resultsEdit

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Bob Nault 10,918 35.50 +13.62 $79,378.88
New Democratic Howard Hampton 10,420 33.88 +6.00 $149,833.74
Conservative Greg Rickford 8,751 28.46 -18.59 $143,556.97
Green Ember C. McKillop 501 1.63 -0.96 $552.95
Independent Kelvin Boucher-Chicago 162 0.53 -0.07
Total valid votes/Expense limit 30,752 100.00   $227,087.75
Total rejected ballots 144 0.47
Turnout 30,896 72.61
Eligible voters 42,548
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +16.10
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Greg Rickford 11,567 47.05 +6.59
New Democratic Tania Cameron 6,855 27.88 +4.65
Liberal Roger Valley 5,381 21.89 -9.74
Green Mike Schwindt 636 2.59 -2.09
Independent Kelvin Chicago-Boucher 147 0.60
Total valid votes 24,586 100.00
Total rejected ballots 120 0.49 +0.09
Turnout 24,706 60.38 +5.01
Eligible voters 40,917
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Greg Rickford 9,395 40.46 +9.47 $80,724
Liberal Roger Valley 7,344 31.63 -4.89 $63,788
New Democratic Tania Cameron 5,394 23.23 -6.72 $59,298
Green JoJo Holiday 1,087 4.68 +2.14 $362
Total valid votes/Expense limit 23,220 100.00 $90,484
Total rejected ballots 94 0.40 +0.09
Turnout 23,314 55.37 -8.11
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing -7.18
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Roger Valley 9,937 36.52 +0.29 $75,329
Conservative Bill Brown 8,434 30.99 +3.07 $62,258
New Democratic Susan Barclay 8,149 29.95 -2.11 $79,469
Green Dave Vasey 692 2.54 -1.26 $0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 27,212 100.00
Total rejected ballots 85 0.31 -0.22
Turnout 27,297 63.48 +8.22
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Roger Valley 8,563 36.23 $66,623
New Democratic Susan Barclay 7,577 32.06 $34,796
Conservative Bill Brown 6,598 27.92 $27,132
Green Carl Chaboyer 898 3.80 $1,530
Total valid votes/Expense limit 23,636 100.00
Total rejected ballots 126 0.53
Turnout 23,762 55.26

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