Parry Sound—Muskoka

Parry Sound—Muskoka is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1949.

Parry Sound—Muskoka
Ontario electoral district
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Parry Sound—Muskoka in relation to other Ontario electoral districts
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Scott Aitchison
Conservative
District created1947
First contested1949
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]91,263
Electors (2015)74,977
Area (km²)[2]14,402
Pop. density (per km²)6.3
Census divisionsParry Sound, Muskoka
Census subdivisionsHuntsville, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Muskoka Lakes, Parry Sound, Seguin, Lake of Bays, McDougall, Georgian Bay, Perry

The riding consists of the Territorial District of Parry Sound (excluding the Town of Powassan, the townships of Nipissing and North Himsworth, and the part of the Town of Killarney contained in the district), the District Municipality of Muskoka, and the part of the Town of Kearney lying in the Territorial District of Nipissing.

In 2004, Liberal Andy Mitchell was elected Member of Parliament for the district, and was the Minister of Agriculture. He was narrowly defeated in the 2006 election by Conservative Tony Clement, who was the President of the Treasury Board until November 4, 2015.

HistoryEdit

Parry Sound—Muskoka was created in 1947 from parts of Muskoka, Nipissing and Parry Sound ridings.

It consisted initially of the territorial districts of Parry Sound and Muskoka (excluding the township of Baxter), and the following townships in the territorial district of Nipissing: Ballantyne, Wilkes, Pentland, Boyd, Paxton, Biggar, Osler, Lister, Butt, Devine, Bishop, Freswick, McCraney, Hunter, McLaughlin, Bower, Finlayson, Peck, Canisbay and Sproule.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the territorial districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound, and Georgian Bay Islands National Park except Flower Pot Island.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the Territorial District of Parry Sound, the District Municipality of Muskoka, and the part of Territorial District of Nipissing lying south and west of and including the townships of Ballantyne, Boulter, Lauder, Boyd, Lister, Freswick, Bower and Sproule. In 1987, the Nipissing portions of the riding were removed.

In 1996, the riding was expanded to include the townships of Sherborne, McClintock, Livingstone, Lawrence and Nightingale in the County of Haliburton. The towns of Powassan and Trout Creek and the townships of Nipissing, North Himsworth and South Himsworth in the Territorial District of Parry Sound were excluded from the riding.

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above. There were no changes after the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Parry Sound—Muskoka
Riding created from Muskoka, Nipissing and Parry Sound
21st  1949–1953     Wilfred McDonald Liberal
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958     Gordon Aiken Progressive Conservative
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972
29th  1972–1974 Stan Darling
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     Andy Mitchell Liberal
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008     Tony Clement Conservative
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–2018
 2018–2019     Independent
43rd  2019–present     Scott Aitchison Conservative

Election resultsEdit

2019 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Scott Aitchison 22,845 41.8 -1.50
Liberal Trisha Cowie 16,615 30.4 -8.48
Green Gord Miller 8,409 15.4 +8.18
New Democratic Tom Young 6,417 11.7 +1.59
Independent Daniel Predie Jr 377 0.7
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,663 100.0
Total rejected ballots 392
Turnout 55,055 66.4
Eligible voters 82,930
Conservative hold Swing +3.49
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Tony Clement 22,206 43.30 -12.43 $135,346.97
Liberal Trisha Cowie 19,937 38.88 +27.40 $54,044.00
New Democratic Matthew McCarthy 5,183 10.11 -14.06 $14,429.33
Green Glen Hodgson 3,704 7.22 -0.92 $9,993.57
Pirate Duncan Bell 121 0.24  
Canadian Action Gordie Merton 88 0.17  
Marxist–Leninist Albert Gray Smith 40 0.08 -0.04
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,279 100.00 +10.49 $221,183.08
Total rejected ballots 134 0.26 -0.03
Turnout 51,413 67.96 +2.85
Eligible voters 75,642   +4.43
Conservative hold Swing -19.92
Source(s)
"Election Night Results – Parry Sound—Muskoka". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
"Final Candidate Election Expenses Limits — 42nd General Election — October 19, 2015".
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Tony Clement 25,864 55.73 +5.55 $ 68,527.11
New Democratic Wendy Wilson 11,217 24.17 +11.86 16.583.78
Liberal Cindy Waters 5,330 11.48 -13.51 25,599.58
Green Glen Hodgson 3,776 8.14 -3.63 12,055.16
Independent David Carmichael 168 0.36   1,086.61
Marxist–Leninist Albert Gray Smith 54 0.12  
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,409 100.00 +6.68 $ 89,717.72
Total rejected ballots 133 0.29 +0.07
Turnout 46,542 65.11 +2.40
Eligible voters 71,477   +2.82
Conservative hold Swing -3.16
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Tony Clement 21,831 50.19 +10.09 $ 85,379.18
Liberal Jamie McGarvey 10,871 24.99 −15.05 53,208.34
New Democratic Jo-Anne Boulding 5,355 12.31 +0.46 11,360.08
Green Glen Hodgson 5,119 11.77 +3.75 9,469.06
Independent David Rowland 325 0.75   620.00
Total valid votes/Expense Limit 43,501 100.0   -5.78 $ 86,569.39
Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 93 0.21 −0.10
Turnout 43,594 62.71 −4.83
Electors on the lists 69,514   +1.37
Conservative hold Swing +12.57
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Tony Clement 18,513 40.10 +3.75 $ 78,455.14
Liberal Andy Mitchell 18,485 40.04 −3.82 76,877.80
New Democratic Jo-Anne Boulding 5,472 11.85 +0.08 17,712.85
Green Glen Hodgson 3,701 8.02 –   4,700.60
Total valid votes 46,171 100.0   +5.09 $ 80,177.85
Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 147 0.32 +0.03
Turnout 46,318 67.54 +3.51
Electors on the lists 68,577   -0.35
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +3.78
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Andy Mitchell 19,271 43.86 −3.73 $73,114
Conservative Keith Montgomery 15,970 36.35 −7.57 $64,246
New Democratic Jo-Anne Boulding 5,171 11.77 +7.31 $10,914
Green Glen Hodgson 3,524 8.02 +3.99 $4,271
Total valid votes 43,936 100.00
Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 126 0.29 −0.07
Turnout 44,062 64.03 +5.33
Electors on the lists 68,819
Percentage change figures are factored for redistribution. Conservative Party percentages are contrasted with the combined Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative percentages from 2000.
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Andy Mitchell 17,911 47.52 +5.92 $50,894
Alliance George Stripe 9,569 25.39 −0.17 $27,742
     Progressive Conservative Keith Montgomery 7,055 18.72 −8.07 $32,500
New Democratic Joanne Bury 1,665 4.42 +0.44 $4,021
Green Richard Thomas 1,495 3.97 +2.77 $1,893
Total valid votes 37,695 100.00
Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 134 0.35 +0.04
Turnout 37,829 58.70 −10.41
Electors on the lists 64,448
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Andy Mitchell 17,752 41.60 −2.39 $50,060
     Progressive Conservative Lewis MacKenzie 11,435 26.79 +6.13 $57,680
Reform Peter Spadzinski 10,909 25.56 −2.71 $37,010
New Democratic Carl Wirth 1,700 3.98 −0.77 $9,543
Green Glen Hodgson 513 1.20 $1,385
Canadian Action Jackie Raney 236 0.55 $1,277
Natural Law Rick Alexander 133 0.31 $0
Total valid votes 42,678 100.00
Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 135 0.32 −0.15
Turnout 42,813 69.11 +0.01
Electors on the lists 61,951
Percentage change figures are factored for redistribution.
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Andy Mitchell 20,427 44.22 +13.13 $35,935
  Reform Jim Newman 13,022 28.19 $33,012
  Progressive Conservative Terry Clarke 9,529 20.63 −22.62 $47,594
  New Democratic Party Shirley Davy 2,164 4.68 −20.98 $22,828
  National John Marshall 581 1.26 $529
  Natural Law Russell Guest 263 0.57 $0
  Independent John Farr 181 0.39 $0
  Abolitionist Jim Journeau 26 0.06 $0
Total valid votes 46,193 100.00
Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 215 0.46 0.00
Turnout 46,408 69.11 −0.63
Electors on the lists 67,150
Source: Thirty-fifth General Election, 1993: Official Voting Results, Published by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. Financial figures taken from official contributions and expenses provided by Elections Canada.
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Stan Darling 17,232 43.25 $39,582
Liberal Jamie McGarvey 12,386 31.09 $28,035
New Democratic Joanne Malchuk 10,225 25.66 $47,108
Total valid votes 39,843 100.00
Total rejected ballots 187 0.47
Turnout 40,030 69.74
Electors on the lists 57,396
Source: Report of the Chief Electoral Officer, Thirty-fourth General Election, 1988.
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Stan Darling 22,739 57.2 +15.2
Liberal Ed Fisher 9,555 24.1 -11.6
New Democratic Dennis Hay 7,113 17.9 -4.4
Independent John Kellock 316 0.8
Total valid votes 39,723 100.0
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Stan Darling 14,333 42.1 -10.5
Liberal Ed Fisher 12,149 35.6 +5.4
New Democratic Dennis Hay 7,603 22.3 +5.2
Total valid votes 34,085 100.0
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Stan Darling 19,223 52.6 +8.3
Liberal Ed Fisher 11,070 30.3 -6.0
New Democratic Dennis Hay 6,270 17.1 -2.3
Total valid votes 36,563 100.0
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Stan Darling 14,030 44.2 -3.2
Liberal Ted Leslie 11,499 36.3 +6.9
New Democratic Anne Malton 6,178 19.5 -3.7
Total valid votes 31,707 100.0
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Stan Darling 14,297 47.5 -0.2
Liberal Al Knapp 8,828 29.3 -8.8
New Democratic Anne Malton 6,983 23.2 +9.1
Total valid votes 30,108 100.0
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Harvey Aiken 12,045 47.7 -4.7
Liberal Gerald M. Taylor 9,622 38.1 +7.3
New Democratic Hugh A. Bishop 3,568 14.1 -2.7
Total valid votes 25,235 100.0
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Harvey Aiken 11,777 52.4 +5.6
Liberal Charles Barnett 6,922 30.8 -10.1
New Democratic Hugh A. Bishop 3,773 16.8 +8.4
Total valid votes 22,472 100.0
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Harvey Aiken 12,132 46.8 -4.5
Liberal Gerald M. Taylor 10,598 40.9 +3.2
New Democratic Ward Agnew 2,169 8.4 -2.6
Social Credit Alex S. MacDonald 1,033 4.0
Total valid votes 25,932 100.0
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Harvey Aiken 13,135 51.3 -10.4
Liberal Jim Jordan 9,646 37.7 +9.4
New Democratic Hugh Bishop 2,817 11.0 +1.0
Total valid votes 25,598 100.0

Note: NDP vote is compared to CCF vote in 1958 election.

1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Harvey Aiken 14,888 61.7 +3.7
Liberal Earl McDonald 6,833 28.3 -13.7
Co-operative Commonwealth Hugh A. Bishop 2,414 10.0
Total valid votes 24,135 100.0
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Harvey Aiken 14,014 58.0 +13.9
Liberal Gerald M. Taylor 10,161 42.0 -7.7
Total valid votes 24,175 100.0
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bucko McDonald 10,940 49.8 +1.3
Progressive Conservative Stan Darling 9,690 44.1 +3.2
Co-operative Commonwealth Edward John Lawrence 1,352 6.2 -4.4
Total valid votes 21,982 100.0
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Bucko McDonald 11,636 48.5
Progressive Conservative James M. MacDonnell 9,816 40.9
Co-operative Commonwealth Earle Torrie Taylor 2,535 10.6
Total valid votes 23,987 100.0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2012
  3. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 30, 2019.

Coordinates: 45°31′44″N 79°46′19″W / 45.529°N 79.772°W / 45.529; -79.772