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Yale–Cariboo was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1896 to 1917.

British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1896
District abolished1917
First contested1896
Last contested1911

This riding was created in 1896 by combining the former Yale and Cariboo ridings. A redistribution in 1903 split off the eastern portion of the riding as the Kootenay riding from the Yale portion of Yale–Cariboo. It was abolished in 1914 and the Yale riding name restored, although on a smaller scale and actually without the town of Yale in the riding (it was in Fraser Valley), and also excluding Salmon Arm and Kamloops, which were part of the Cariboo portion of Yale–Cariboo, were reassigned to the Cariboo riding.

Major communities in the ridingEdit




Boundary Country:

The following communities were split off from Yale–Cariboo in the redistribution of 1903, to form the new riding of Kootenay.


Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Yale and Cariboo
8th  1896–1900     Hewitt Bostock Liberal
9th  1900–1904 William Alfred Galliher
10th  1904–1908 Duncan Ross
11th  1908–1911     Martin Burrell Conservative
12th  1911–1911
Riding dissolved into Cariboo and Yale

Election resultsEdit

Canadian federal by-election, 4 November 1911
On Martin Burrell being appointed Minister of Agriculture, 10 October 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Martin Burrell acclaimed
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Burrell 3,851 63.56 +10.42
Liberal Kenneth Cattanach MacDonald 1,962 32.38 -6.85
Socialist James Foulds Johnson 246 4.06
Total valid votes 6,059 100.0  
Conservative hold Swing +8.64
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Burrell 3,413 53.14 +10.49
Liberal Duncan Ross 2,520 39.23 -7.12
Unknown Charles Bunting 490 7.63
Total valid votes 6,423 100.0  
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +8.80
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Duncan Ross 2,019 46.35 +9.07
Conservative Martin Burrell 1,858 42.65 +11.70
Unknown Ernest Mills 479 11.00
Total valid votes 4,356 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -1.32
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Wm. A. Galliher 3,112 37.28 -17.94
Labour Chris Foley 2,652 31.77
Conservative John McKane 2,583 30.95 -13.83
Total valid votes 8,347 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -24.86
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal H. Bostock 1,824 55.22
Conservative J.A. Mara 1,479 44.78
Total valid votes 3,303 100.0  
This riding was created from Yale and Cariboo, which both elected Conservatives in the previous election. John Andrew Mara was the incumbent from Yale.

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