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Waterloo South was a federal electoral district and a provincial electoral district in Canada.

Federally, it was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1968. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867 using an 1859 definition of the "South Riding of Waterloo", which consisted of the Town of Galt and the Villages of Preston, New Hamburg, and Hespeler, as well as the Townships of South Waterloo, North Dumfries and Wilmot.

In 1903, it was redefined to consist of the townships of North Dumfries, South Waterloo and Wilmot, and the towns of Ayr, Galt, Hespeler, New Hamburg and Preston. Beginning in 1924, the riding was called "Waterloo South".

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Kitchener, Perth and Waterloo ridings.

The Waterloo South provincial electoral district was represented in the Ontario legislature from 1867 until 1975.

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Members of ParliamentEdit

Parliament Years Member Party
1st  1867–1872     James Young Liberal
2nd  1872–1874
3rd  1874–1878
4th  1878–1882     Samuel Merner Conservative
5th  1882–1887     James Livingston Liberal
6th  1887–1891
7th  1891–1896
8th  1896–1900
9th  1900–1904     George Adam Clare Conservative
10th  1904–1908
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1915
 1915–1917 Frank Stewart Scott
13th  1917–1921     Government (Unionist)
14th  1921–1925     William Elliott Progressive
15th  1925–1926     Alexander Edwards Conservative
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
18th  1935–1938
 1935–1938 Karl Homuth
19th  1940–1945     National Government
20th  1945–1949     Progressive Conservative
21st  1949–1951
 1951–1953 Howie Meeker
22nd  1953–1957     Arthur White Liberal
23rd  1957–1958     William Anderson Progressive Conservative
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963 Gordon Chaplin
26th  1963–1964
 1964–1965     Max Saltsman New Democratic
27th  1965–1968
Riding dissolved into Kitchener, Perth and Waterloo

Members of Provincial ParliamentEdit

Waterloo South
Assembly Years Member Party
1st  1867–1871     Isaac Clemens Liberal
2nd  1871–1875
3rd  1875–1877 John Fleming
 1877–1879 Isaac Master
4th  1879–1883
5th  1883–1886
6th  1886–1890
7th  1890–1894 John Douglas Moore
8th  1894–1898
9th  1898–1902     William Abram Kribs Conservative
10th  1902–1905
11th  1905–1908 George Pattinson
12th  1908–1911
13th  1911–1914
14th  1914–1919 Zachariah Adam Hall
15th  1919–1923     Karl Homuth Labour-United Farmers
16th  1923–1926     Labour
17th  1926–1929
18th  1929–1930     Conservative
 1930–1934     Norman Hipel Liberal
19th  1934–1937
20th  1937–1943
21st  1943–1945     Leonard Grieve Robinson Co-operative Commonwealth
22nd  1945–1948     Gordon Chaplin Progressive Conservative
23rd  1948–1951     Theodore Isley Co-operative Commonwealth
24th  1951–1955     Raymund Munro Myers Progressive Conservative
25th  1955–1959
26th  1959–1963
27th  1963–1967 Alan Edward Reuter
28th  1967–1971
29th  1971–1975
Riding dissolved

Electoral HistoryEdit

FederalEdit

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal James Young 1,324 58.02
Unknown James Cowan 958 41.98
Total valid votes 2,282 100.0
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Young acclaimed
Total valid votes
Liberal hold Swing
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Young acclaimed
Total valid votes
Liberal hold Swing
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Samuel Merner 1,468 50.76
Liberal James Young 1,424 49.24
Total valid votes 2,892 100.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Livingston 1,580 53.52 +4.28
Conservative Samuel Merner 1,372 46.48 -4.28
Total valid votes 2,952 100.0
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +4.28
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Livingston 2,254 54.44 +0.88
Conservative Samuel Merner 1,886 45.56 -0.92
Total valid votes 4,140 100.0
Liberal hold Swing +0.90
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Livingston 2,228 53.76 -0.68
Conservative George Adam Clare 1,916 46.24 +0.68
Total valid votes 4,144 100.0
Liberal hold Swing -0.68
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Livingston 2,543 50.89 -2.87
Conservative George Adam Clare 2,454 49.11 +2.87
Total valid votes 4,144 100.0
Liberal hold Swing -2.87
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Adam Clare 2,708 52.10 +1.21
Liberal Peter Shantz 2,490 47.90 -1.21
Total valid votes 5,198 100.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +1.21
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Adam Clare 2,785 53.51 +1.41
Liberal George Laird 2,420 46.49 +1.41
Total valid votes 5,205 100.0
Conservative hold Swing +1.41
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Adam Clare 3,015 51.72 -1.79
Liberal Sylvester Moyer 2,815 48.28 +1.79
Total valid votes 5,830 100.0
Conservative hold Swing -1.79
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Adam Clare 3,492 56.96 +5.24
Liberal Sylvester Moyer 2,639 43.04 -5.24
Total valid votes 6,131 100.0
Conservative hold Swing +5.24
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
Canadian federal by-election, February 1, 1915
Death of George Adam Clare
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Stewart Scott acclaimed
Total valid votes
Conservative hold Swing
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Government (Unionist) Frank Stewart Scott 5,681 56.98
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Adam Thomson 2,894 29.02
Labour Thomas Hall 1,396 14.00
Total valid votes 9,971 100.0
Government (Unionist) hold Swing
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive William Elliott 7,429 52.85
Conservative Frank Stewart Scott 6,629 47.15 -9.83
Total valid votes 14,058 100.0
Progressive gain Swing
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alexander Edwards 8,089 61.06 +13.91
Progressive William Elliott 5,158 38.94 -13.91
Total valid votes 13,247 100.0
Conservative gain from Progressive Swing +13.91
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alexander Edwards 7,220 59.40 -1.66
Liberal Charles Widdifield 4,935 40.60
Total valid votes 12,155 100.0
Conservative hold Swing
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alexander Edwards 8,999 64.51 +5.11
Liberal Charles Widdifield 4,950 35.49 -5.11
Total valid votes 13,949 100.0
Conservative hold Swing +5.11
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alexander Edwards 6,731 40.15 -24.36
Liberal David S. Charlton 6,606 39.41 +3.92
Co-operative Commonwealth Felix Lazarus 2,426 14.47
Reconstruction Harvey Orton Hawke 1,000 5.97
Total valid votes 16,763 100.0
Conservative hold Swing -14.14
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
Canadian federal by-election, November 14, 1938
Death of Alexander Edwards
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Karl Homuth 7,776 51.67 +11.52
Liberal R. Kenneth Serviss 3,730 24.78 -14.63
Unknown John Mitchell 3,544 23.55
Total valid votes 15,050 100.00
Conservative hold Swing +13.08
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Government Karl Homuth 7,432 46.58 -5.09
Liberal Patrick Joseph Flynn 6,975 43.71 +18.93
Co-operative Commonwealth Vardon Stanley Latsch 2,426 9.71
Total valid votes 15,956 100.0
National Government hold Swing -12.01
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Karl Homuth 9,201 46.42 -0.16
Liberal Patrick Joseph Flynn 5,824 29.38 -14.33
Co-operative Commonwealth Frank Alexander Ferguson 4,795 24.19 +14.48
Total valid votes 19,820 100.0
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +7.09
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Karl Homuth 8,740 38.74 -7.68
Liberal J. Mel Moffatt 8,397 37.22 +7.84
Co-operative Commonwealth Paul Dufresne 5,425 24.04 -0.15
Total valid votes 22,562 100.0
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -15.52
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
Canadian federal by-election, June 25, 1951
Death of Karl Homuth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Howie Meeker 8,950 42.24 +3.50
Liberal J. Mel Moffatt 6,483 30.60 -6.62
Co-operative Commonwealth Margaret Geens 5,754 27.16 +3.12
Total valid votes 21,187 100.0
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +5.06
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Arthur White 9,058 41.78 +11.18
Progressive Conservative Robert Ross Barber 7,309 33.71 -8.53
Co-operative Commonwealth Peggy Geens 4,039 18.63 -8.53
Social Credit Jim Johannes 1,275 5.88
Total valid votes 21,681 100.0
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +9.86
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative William Anderson 11,699 47.38 +5.60
Liberal Arthur White 7,450 30.17 -3.54
Co-operative Commonwealth Theodore Isley 4,009 16.24 -2.39
Social Credit George Hancock 1,532 6.20 +0.32
Total valid votes 24,690 100.0
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +4.57
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative William Anderson 15,624 60.48 +13.10
Liberal Marjorie Oliver 5,793 22.43 -7.74
Co-operative Commonwealth Theodore Isley 4,415 17.09 +0.85
Total valid votes 25,832 100.0
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +10.42
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Chaplin 11,648 42.31 -18.17
Liberal Donald Shaver 8,132 29.54 +7.11
New Democratic Rod Stewart 7,186 26.10 +9.01
Social Credit Peter Fast 566 2.06
Total valid votes 27,532 100.0
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -12.64
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Chaplin 11,479 40.93 -1.38
Liberal Donald Shaver 8,792 31.35 +1.81
New Democratic Rod Stewart 7,403 26.40 +0.30
Social Credit Ted Bezan 372 1.33 -0.73
Total valid votes 28,046 100.0
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -1.60
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
Canadian federal by-election, November 9, 1964
Death of Gordon Chaplin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Max Saltsman 12,417 44.25 +17.85
Progressive Conservative Jim Chaplin 10,078 35.92 -5.01
Liberal Rod Stewart 5,563 19.83 -11.52
Total valid votes 28,058 100.0
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +11.43
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Max Saltsman 13,337 46.15 +1.90
Progressive Conservative Jim Chaplin 9,678 33.49 -2.43
Liberal Reid Menary 5,886 20.37 +0.54
Total valid votes 28,901 100.0
New Democratic hold Swing +2.17
Source(s)
"Waterloo South, Ontario (1867-1968)". History of Federal Ridings Since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 7 September 2015.

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