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Sault Ste. Marie (electoral district)

Sault Ste. Marie is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1968.

Ontario electoral district
Sault Ste. Marie, riding.png
Sault Ste. Marie in relation to other northern Ontario electoral districts (2003 boundaries)
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Terry Sheehan
Liberal
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 82,052
Electors (2015) 63,555
Area (km²)[2] 5,921
Pop. density (per km²) 13.9
Census divisions Algoma
Census subdivisions Garden River 14, Goulais Bay 15A, Obadjiwan 15E, Prince, Sault Ste. Marie, Unorganized North Algoma, Whitefish Island

This riding is centred on the city of Sault Ste. Marie. It includes the adjacent communities of Rankin Location 15D, Garden River 14 and Prince, and covers a portion of Unorganized North Algoma District north to the Montreal River (including the communities of Goulais Bay 15A and Obadjiwan 15E).

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Electoral districtEdit

The riding was created in 1966 from parts of Algoma West riding. For most of its history, the riding included only the city of Sault Ste. Marie and some immediately surrounding communities.

It consisted initially of the City of Sault Ste. Marie and the Township of Prince. In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Sault Ste. Marie east of Allen's Side Road and south of the Second Line.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Sault Ste. Marie lying south of Third Line and the part of Rankin Location 15D lying within the city limits.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

In 2003, the geographic boundaries of this riding were expanded and defined as:

"Consisting of that part of the Territorial District of Algoma lying westerly and southerly of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the international boundary between Canada and the United States with the southeast corner of the Township of Plummer Additional; thence northerly and westerly along the easterly and northerly limits of said township to the southwest corner of the geographic Township of Galbraith; thence northerly along the westerly boundary of the geographic townships of Galbraith, Morin, Kane, Hurlburt, Jollineau, Menard, Pine, Hoffman and Butcher to the southerly limit of the Territorial District of Sudbury; thence westerly and northerly along the southerly and westerly limits of said territorial district to the Montreal River; thence generally westerly along said river to the northerly boundary of the geographic Township of Home; thence westerly along the northerly boundary of the geographic townships of Home and Peever to the northern shore of Lake Superior; thence S 45°00' W to the international boundary between Canada and the United States of America."

Current boundariesEdit

In the 2012 federal electoral redistribution, this riding was redefined, losing St. Joseph Island, Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional, Laird, Tarbutt and Tarbutt Additional, Johnson, Plummer Additional, Bruce Mines and a portion of Unorganized North Algoma to Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing. It is now defined as:

"Consisting of that part of the Territorial District of Algoma described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the international boundary between Canada and the United States of America with the southeasterly corner of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay; thence N45°00'E in a straight line to the intersection of the northern shoreline of Lake Superior with the northerly boundary of the geographic Township of Peever; thence easterly along the northerly boundary of the geographic townships of Peever and Home to the Montreal River; thence generally easterly along said river to the easterly limit of the Territorial District of Algoma; thence southerly and easterly along the limit of said territorial district to the easterly boundary of the geographic Township of Bracci; thence southerly along said boundary and the easterly boundary of the geographic townships of Gaudry, Nahwegezhic, Lamming, Hughes, Curtis, Gillmor and McMahon to the northerly boundary of the geographic Township of Aberdeen; thence westerly along said boundary to the northerly limit of the Township of MacDonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional; thence generally westerly along said limit to the international boundary between Canada and the United States of America; thence generally westerly and northwesterly along said boundary to the point of commencement."[3]

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Sault Ste. Marie
Riding created from Algoma West
28th  1968–1972     Terrence Murphy Liberal
29th  1972–1974     Cyril Symes New Democratic
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984     Ron Irwin Liberal
33rd  1984–1988     James Kelleher Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993     Steve Butland New Democratic
35th  1993–1997     Ron Irwin Liberal
36th  1997–2000 Carmen Provenzano
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006     Tony Martin New Democratic
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015     Bryan Hayes Conservative
42nd  2015–Present     Terry Sheehan Liberal

Election resultsEdit

Sault Ste. Marie, 2013 Representation OrderEdit

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Terry Sheehan 19,582 44.75 +25.02 $59,074.57
Conservative Bryan Hayes 13,615 31.12 –9.28 $114,243.06
New Democratic Skip Morrison 9,543 21.81 –15.63 $63,747.71
Green Kara Flannigan 934 2.13 +0.04 $127.42
Marxist–Leninist Mike Taffarel 83 0.19 +0.10 -
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,757 100.0     $198,539.65
Total rejected ballots 200 0.45 –0.06
Turnout 43,957 69.16 +4.97
Eligible voters 63,555
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +17.15
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]
2011 federal election redistributed results[6]
Party Votes  %
  Conservative 16,316 40.40
  New Democratic 15,123 37.44
  Liberal 7,967 19.73
  Green 845 2.09
  Others 138 0.34

Sault Ste. Marie, 2003 Representation OrderEdit

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Bryan Hayes 18,328 41.14 +3.72 $80,142.96
New Democratic Tony Martin 16,467 37.23 -3.20 $81,906.09
Liberal Christian Provenzano 8,343 18.86 +2.10 $63,159.73
Green Luke MacMichael 945 2.14 -2.19 $3,129.72
Christian Heritage Randy Riauka 111 0.25 $105.54
Marxist–Leninist Mike Taffarel 38 0.09 -0.11 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,232 100.0     $86,404.40
Total rejected ballots 228 0.51 +0.11
Turnout 44,460 64.19 +4.77
Eligible voters 69,259
Conservative gain from New Democratic Swing +3.46
Sources:[7][8]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Tony Martin 16,572 40.43 +1.55 $83,799.84
Conservative Cameron Ross 15,461 37.72 +13.72 $79,518.05
Liberal Paul Bichler 6,870 16.76 -17.46 $35,533.07
Green Luke Macmichael 1,774 4.33 +2.28 $2,586.65
First Peoples National Cory McLeod 235 0.57 +0.08 $433.95
Marxist–Leninist Mike Taffarel 81 0.20 +0.13 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,993 100.0     $83,824
Total rejected ballots 165 0.40 -1.25
Turnout 41,158 59.42 -8.33
Eligible voters 69,272
New Democratic hold Swing -6.08
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Tony Martin 17,979 38.88 +0.59 $69,741.00
Liberal Christian Provenzano 15,825 34.22 -2.33 $66,957.47
Conservative Kenneth Walker 11,099 24.00 +0.88 $62,248.21
Green Mark Viitala 1,056 2.28 +0.39 $1,450.96
First Peoples National Guy Dumas 225 0.49 $419.75
Marxist–Leninist Mike Taffarel 59 0.13 -0.03 $184.15
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,243 100.0     $77,689
Total rejected ballots 192 1.65 +0.59
Turnout 46,435 67.75
Eligible voters 68,537
New Democratic hold Swing +1.46
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Tony Martin 16,512 38.29 +14.30 $66,870.00
Liberal Carmen Provenzano 15,760 36.55 -11.64 $46,534.02
Conservative Cameron Ross 9,969 23.12 -2.28 $47,437.02
Green Julie Emmerson 814 1.89 $379.80
Marxist–Leninist Mike Taffarel 67 0.16 $357.98
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,122 100.0     $75,828
Total rejected ballots 250 0.58
Turnout 43,372 63.36 +0.73
Eligible voters 68,454
New Democratic notional gain from Liberal Swing +12.97
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Change for the Conservative Party is based on the combined totals of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party.
2000 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 20,510 48.19
  New Democratic 10,211 23.99
  Alliance 9,287 21.82
  Progressive Conservative 1,522 3.58
  Others 1,030 2.42

Sault Ste. Marie, previous electionsEdit

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Carmen Provenzano 18,867 50.79 +6.30
New Democratic Bud Wildman 9,202 24.77 -2.35
Alliance David Ronald Rose 7,006 18.86 -1.01
Progressive Conservative Doug Lawson 1,168 3.14 -4.80
Green Kathie Brosemer 776 2.09
Canadian Action Martin Bruce Odber 128 0.34
Total 37,147 100.00

* Changes for the Canadian Alliance are from the Reform votes in 1997.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Carmen Provenzano 16,871 44.49 -8.42
New Democratic Phyllis Dietrich 10,283 27.12 +4.95
Reform David Rose 7,536 19.87 +3.64
Progressive Conservative Doug Lawson 3,010 7.94 +0.15
Natural Law Colleen Hibbs 219 0.58 +0.20
Total 37,919 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ron Irwin 21,407 52.91 +20.91
New Democratic Steve Butland 8,970 22.17 -13.11
Reform Paul Mathewson 6,566 16.23 +16.23
Progressive Conservative Gerry Nori 3,152 7.79 -24.93
National Henry A. Roess 209 0.52
Natural Law Chris Evans 155 0.38
Total 40,459 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Steve Butland 14,595 35.28 +3.76
Progressive Conservative Jim Kelleher 13,533 32.72 -5.88
Liberal Joe Sniezek 13,237 32.00 +2.70
Total 41,365 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Jim Kelleher 13,135 38.60 +25.68
New Democratic Karl Morin-Strom 10,726 31.52 -7.42
Liberal Ron Irwin 9,972 29.30 -18.66
Commonwealth of Canada Charles L. Rooney 198 0.58
Total 34,031 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ron Irwin 15,449 47.96 +12.29
New Democratic Cyril Symes 12,542 38.94 +1.68
Progressive Conservative Penny Hanson 4,161 12.92 -13.79
Marxist–Leninist Mike Taffarel 59 0.18 +0.06
Total 32,211 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Cyril Symes 12,089 37.26 -13.24
Liberal Terry Murphy 11,574 35.67 -5.41
Progressive Conservative Gord Cunningham 8,668 26.71 +18.49
Communist Richard Orlandini 79 0.24 +0.04
Marxist–Leninist Mike Taffarel 38 0.12
Total 32,448 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Cyril Symes 19,044 50.50 +13.79
Liberal Alex Sinclair 15,490 41.08 +5.12
Progressive Conservative Bob de Fazio 3,098 8.22 -19.10
Communist Gerrit van Houten 76 0.20
Total 37,708 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Cyril Symes 12,903 36.71 +13.51
Liberal C. Terrence Murphy 12,639 35.96 -3.87
Progressive Conservative L.B. Lou Lukenda 9,603 27.32 -9.34
Total 35,145 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal C. Terrence Murphy 12,527 39.83
Progressive Conservative Russ Ramsay 11,529 36.66
New Democratic Anne Valentine 7,297 23.20
Independent George Skov 102 0.32
Total 31,455 100.00

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