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Shelburne—Yarmouth—Clare was a federal electoral district in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1935 to 1949 and from 1953 to 1968.

This riding was created in 1933 from parts of Digby and Annapolis and Shelburne—Yarmouth ridings. It consisted of the counties of Shelburne and Yarmouth, and the municipality of Clare in the county of Digby. It was abolished in 1947 when it was redistributed into Digby—Yarmouth and Queens—Shelburne ridings.

It was re-created in 1952 from those two ridings, and was abolished again in 1966 into South Shore and South Western Nova ridings.

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Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Shelburne—Yarmouth—Clare
Riding created from Digby and Annapolis
and Shelburne—Yarmouth
18th  1935–1940     Vincent Pottier Liberal
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949 Loran Baker
Riding dissolved into Digby—Yarmouth
and Queens—Shelburne
21st  1953–1957     Felton Legere Conservative
22nd  1957–1958     Thomas Kirk Liberal
23rd  1958–1962     Felton Legere Conservative
24th  1962–1963
25th  1963–1965     Frederick Armstrong Liberal
26th  1965–1968     John Bower Conservative
Riding dissolved into South Shore
and South Western Nova

Election resultsEdit

1935–1949Edit

1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Vincent Joseph Pottier 11,102
Conservative René-Wilfrid-Emilien Landry 5,086
Reconstruction James Donald Burton 1,594
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Vincent-Joseph Pottier 10,851
National Government James Marven Walker 6,569
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Loran Ellis Baker 9,341
Progressive Conservative Ulric Gathorne Dawson 8,595
Co-operative Commonwealth Ronald Grantham 1,071

1953–1968Edit

1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Andrew Murray Kirk 11,556
Progressive Conservative Donald Farish Filleul 7,392
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Andrew Murray Kirk 10,734
Progressive Conservative James Douglas Trefry 9,806
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Felton Fenwick Legere 12,071
Liberal Thomas Andrew Murray Kirk 10,187
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Felton Fenwick Legere 11,162
Liberal Frederick Thomas Armstrong 10,665
Social Credit Ashley Allen Crowell 374
New Democratic Arthur P. Monahan 329
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frederick Thomas Armstrong 11,607
Progressive Conservative John O. Bower 10,380
Social Credit Ashley Allen Crowell 220
New Democratic Victor A. Ross 215
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John O. Bower 10,744
Liberal Frederick T. Armstrong 9,884
New Democratic A. Boyd MacGillivray 1,538

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