Sault Ste. Marie (provincial electoral district)

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Sault Ste. Marie
Ontario electoral district
Northern Ontario ridings 2018 - Sault Ste Marie.png
Sault Ste. Marie in relation to other Northern Ontario electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Ross Romano
Progressive Conservative
District created 1902
First contested 1902
Last contested 2017
Demographics
Population (2016) 73,368
Electors (2014) 59,385
Area (km²) 247
Pop. density (per km²) 297
Census divisions Algoma
Census subdivisions Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie is a provincial electoral district in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

History[edit]

The riding was created in 1902 from part of Algoma East, and originally consisted of a large section of Algoma District from the boundary of Thunder Bay District to the mouth of the Echo River. It has essentially had the same boundaries (that of the city of Sault Ste. Marie) since the 1966 redistribution.

Prior to 1996, Ontario was divided into the same electoral districts as those used for federal electoral purposes. They were redistributed whenever a readjustment took place at the federal level.

In 2005, legislation was passed by the Legislature to divide Ontario into 107 electoral districts, beginning with the next provincial election in 2007. The eleven northern electoral districts, including Sault Ste. Marie, are those defined for federal purposes in 1996, based on the 1991 census (except for a minor boundary adjustment). The 96 southern electoral districts are those defined for federal electoral purposes in 2003, based on the 2001 census. Without this legislation, the number of electoral districts in northern Ontario would have been reduced from eleven to ten.[1]

As a result, the provincial electoral district consists solely of the City of Sault Ste. Marie, while the federal electoral district also includes Prince Township, the Rankin, Garden River, Goulais Bay and Obadjiwan reserves, and a portion of Unorganized North Algoma District extending north to the Montreal River.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census[2][3]

  • Ethnic Groups: 89.2% White, 9.2% Aboriginal
  • Languages: 87.0% English, 4.9% Italian, 4.1% French
  • Religion: 74.4% Christian (40.6% Catholic, 9.7% United Church, 6.4% Anglican, 2.7% Lutheran, 1.8% Presbyterian, 1.7% Pentecostal, 1.6% Baptist, 9.8% Other Christian), 24.6% No religion.
  • Average household income: $69,456
  • Median household income: $56,051
  • Average individual income: $37,466
  • Median individual income: $30,118

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

Sault Ste. Marie
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created in 1902 from Algoma East
10th  1902–1903     Andrew Miscampbell Conservative
 1903–1904     Charles Napier Smith Liberal
11th  1904–1908
12th  1908–1911     William Hearst Conservative
13th  1911–1914
14th  1914–1919
15th  1919–1923     James Cunningham Labour
16th  1923–1926     James Lyons Conservative
17th  1926–1929
18th  1929–1934
19th  1934–1937     Augustus Roberts Liberal
20th  1937–1937 Richard McMeekin
 1937–1943 Colin Campbell
21st  1943–1945     George Isaac Harvey Co-operative Commonwealth
22nd  1945–1948
23rd  1948–1951
24th  1951–1955     Harry Lyons Progressive Conservative
25th  1955–1959
26th  1959–1962
 1962–1963 Arthur Wishart
27th  1963–1967
28th  1967–1971
29th  1971–1975 John Rhodes
30th  1975–1977
31st  1977–1978
 1978–1981 Russ Ramsay
32nd  1981–1985
33rd  1985–1987     Karl Morin-Strom New Democratic
34th  1987–1990
35th  1990–1995 Tony Martin
36th  1995–1999
37th  1999–2003
38th  2003–2007     David Orazietti Liberal
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2017
 2017–2018     Ross Romano Progressive Conservative
42nd  2018–Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Ross Romano 13,498 42.03 +1.66
New Democratic Michele McCleave-Kennedy 13,084 40.74 +7.92
Liberal Jaclynne Hamel 3,199 9.96 –13.05
Green Kara Flannigan 1,044 3.25 +1.26
Northern Ontario Sandy Holmberg 993 3.09
Libertarian Lance Brizard 299 0.93 +0.65
Total valid votes 32,117 100.0  
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots
Turnout 54.79
Eligible voters 58,616
Progressive Conservative hold Swing –3.13
Source: Elections Ontario[4]
Ontario provincial by-election, June 1, 2017
Resignation of David Orazietti
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Ross Romano 10,411 40.37 +27.98
New Democratic Joe Krmpotich 8,465 32.82 +7.35
Liberal Debbie Amaroso 5,935 23.01 –35.52
Green Kara Flannigan 512 1.99 –1.24
None of the Above Above Znoneofthe 313 1.21
Libertarian Gene Balfour 71 0.28 –0.11
Pauper John Turmel 47 0.18
Total valid votes 25,785 100.0  
Turnout 43.93
Registered electors 58,690
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +31.74
Source: Elections Ontario[5]
Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Orazietti 17,490 58.53 +3.59
New Democratic Celia Ross 7,610 25.47 -5.40
Progressive Conservative Rod Fremlin 3,704 12.39 +0.56
Green Kara Flannigan 965 3.23 +1.46
Libertarian Austin Williams 115 0.38
Total valid votes 29,884 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 266 0.88 +0.38
Turnout 30,150 50.77 +1.42
Eligible voters 59,385
Liberal hold Swing +4.47
Source: Elections Ontario[6]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Orazietti 16,109 54.95 -5.18
New Democratic Celia Ross 9,037 30.83 +4.44
Progressive Conservative Jib Turner 3,477 11.86 +4.55
Green Luke Macmichael 519 1.77 -2.52
Family Coalition Matthew Hunt 172 0.59 -1.30
Total valid votes 29,314 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 147 0.50 -0.01
Turnout 29,461 49.35 -6.21
Eligible voters 59,698
Liberal hold Swing -4.81
Source: Elections Ontario[7]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Orazietti 19,316 60.13 +3.09
New Democratic Jeff Arbus 8,475 26.38 -5.99
Progressive Conservative Josh Pringle 2,349 7.31 -0.29
Green André Riopel 1,377 4.29 +3.03
Family Coalition Bill Murphy 605 1.88 +0.16
Total valid votes 32,122 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 163 0.50
Turnout 32,285 55.56
Eligible voters 58,108
Liberal hold Swing +4.54
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Orazietti 20,050 57.04 +29.45
New Democratic Tony Martin 11,379 32.37 -10.86
Progressive Conservative Bruce Willson 2,674 7.61 -20.79
Family Coalition Al Walker 606 1.72
Green Dan Brosemer 441 1.25
Total valid votes 35,150 100.00
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +20.15
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Tony Martin 15,949 43.23 -0.10
Progressive Conservative James Caicco 10,477 28.40 +6.72
Liberal Terry Sheehan 10,180 27.59 -5.27
Natural Law Colleen Hibbs 288 0.78
Total valid votes 36,894 100.00
New Democratic hold Swing -3.41
Ontario general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Tony Martin 15,392 43.33 +7.03
Liberal Carmen Provenzano 11,672 32.86 -1.65
Progressive Conservative Lou Turco 7,699 21.67 +13.11
Green Paul Thompson 757 2.13
Total valid votes 35,520 100.00
New Democratic hold Swing +4.34
Ontario general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Tony Martin 14,013 36.30 -12.69
Liberal Don Macgregor 13,322 34.51 -7.59
Confederation of Regions Don Edwards 7,958 20.62
Progressive Conservative John Solski 3,308 8.57 -0.33
Total valid votes 38,601 100.00
New Democratic hold Swing -2.55
Ontario general election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Karl Morin-Strom 19,064 49.00 +4.15
Liberal Albert Ferranti 16,381 42.10 +28.86
Progressive Conservative Udo Rauk 3,464 8.90 -33.01
Total valid votes 38,900 100.00
New Democratic hold Swing -12.36
Ontario general election, 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Karl Morin-Strom 16,362 44.85 +20.51
Progressive Conservative Russ Ramsay 15,293 41.92 -8.08
Liberal Ray Youngson 4,830 13.24 -12.43
Total valid votes 36,485 100.00
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +14.29
Ontario general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Russ Ramsay 14,712 49.99 -5.29
Liberal Albert Ferranti 7,555 25.67 +14.98
New Democratic Susan Brothers 7,162 24.34 -9.22
Total valid votes 29,429 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -10.14

^ Change from general election

Ontario provincial by-election, December 14, 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Russ Ramsay 15,960 52.14 -3.14
New Democratic Ron Moreau 10,145 33.14 -0.42
Liberal Ron Luciano 4,505 14.72 +4.03
Total valid votes 30,610 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -1.36
Ontario general election, 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative John Rhodes 19,209 55.28 +12.83
New Democratic Don Burgess 11,660 33.56 -6.12
Liberal John Nelson 3,715 10.69 -6.49
Communist Arlene Bovingdon 162 0.47 -0.22
Total valid votes 34,746 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +9.47
Ontario general election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative John Rhodes 14,415 42.46 -0.54
New Democratic Ron Moreau 13,470 39.67 -0.35
Liberal Bob Gernon 5,835 17.19 +0.21
Communist Gordon Massie 232 0.68
Total valid votes 33,952 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -0.09
Ontario general election, 1971
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative John Rhodes 14,983 43.00 +0.79
New Democratic Anne Valentine 13,948 40.03 +5.01
Liberal Jim Hilsinger 5,915 16.97 -5.80
Total valid votes 34,846 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -2.11
Ontario general election, 1967
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Arthur Wishart 11,807 42.21
New Democratic Earl Orchard 9,797 35.02
Liberal Frank Shunnock 6,371 22.71
Total valid votes 27,975 100.00
Ontario general election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Arthur Wishart 11,559 42.24
Liberal Frank Ianni 9,359 34.20
New Democratic Lloyd B. Hetherington 6,446 23.56
Total valid votes 27,364 100.00
Ontario general election, 1959
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Harry Lyons 8,260 40.10
Liberal Joseph Hussey 6,955 33.76
Co-operative Commonwealth Leslie C. Woodckcok 5,386 26.14
Total valid votes 20,601 100.00
Ontario general election, 1955
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Harry Lyons 7,716 41.77
Co-operative Commonwealth Harvey C. Willoughby 5,785 31.32
Liberal Wylie A. Rodman 4,517 24.45
Labor–Progressive Edward Bain 453 2.45
Total valid votes 18,471 100.00
Ontario general election, 1951
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Harry Lyons 7,359 39.42
Liberal Norman S. Currie 6,051 32.42
Co-operative Commonwealth George Isaac Harvey 5,257 28.16
Total valid votes 18,667 100.00
Ontario general election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Co-operative Commonwealth George Isaac Harvey 6,514 41.77
Progressive Conservative Wesley W. Hill 5,081 32.58
Liberal W. A. Rodman 4,000 25.65
Total valid votes 15,595 100.00
Ontario general election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes %
Co-operative Commonwealth George Isaac Harvey 5,623 34.69
Progressive Conservative W. J. McMeeken 5,447 33.61
Liberal T. McGee 5,138 31.70
Total valid votes 16,208 100.00
Ontario general election, 1943
Party Candidate Votes %
Co-operative Commonwealth George Isaac Harvey 7,173 55.70
Liberal Colin Campbell 3,069 23.83
Progressive Conservative Earl Dinsmore 2,637 20.48
Total valid votes 12,879 100.00
Ontario provincial by-election, November 23, 1937
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Colin Campbell acclaimed
Ontario general election, 1937
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Richard McMeekin 7,134 49.47
Conservative James W. Lyons 6,488 44.99
Co-operative Commonwealth Herman J. Lefave 798 5.53
Total valid votes 14,420 100.00
Ontario general election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Augustus Roberts 7,530 55.47
Conservative James W. Lyons 5,719 42.13
Co-operative Commonwealth George Curry 327 2.41
Total valid votes 13,576 100.00
Ontario general election, 1929
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative James W. Lyons 6,216 76.94
Liberal Ernest DeCourcy 1,863 23.06
Total valid votes 8,079 100.00
Ontario general election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative James W. Lyons 5,497 77.38
Prohibition James Bertram Cunningham 1,607 22.62
Total valid votes 7,104 100.00
Ontario provincial by-election, 1923
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative James W. Lyons acclaimed
Ontario general election, 1923
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative James W. Lyons 2,839 43.27
Liberal John A. McPhail 2,395 36.50
Labour James Bertram Cunningham 1,327 20.23
Total valid votes 6,561 100.00
Ontario general election, 1919
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour James Bertram Cunningham 4,444 59.11
Conservative William Howard Hearst 3,074 40.89
Total valid votes 7,518 100.00
Ontario general election, 1914
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative William Howard Hearst 2,231 60.92
Liberal Francis E. Crawford 1,431 39.08
Total valid votes 3,662 100.00
Ontario general election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative William Howard Hearst Acclaimed
Ontario general election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative William Howard Hearst 1,406 54.69
Liberal Charles Napier Smith 1,165 45.31
Total valid votes 2,571 100.00
Ontario general election, 1905
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Charles Napier Smith 1,396 52.05
Conservative M. McFadden 1,286 47.95
Total valid votes 2,682 100.00
Ontario provincial by-election, October 27, 1903
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Charles Napier Smith 1,254 55.46
Conservative Andrew Miscampbell 1,007 44.54
Total valid votes 2,261 100.00
Ontario general election, 1902
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Andrew Miscampbell 1,359 53.95
Liberal Charles Napier Smith 1,160 46.05
Total valid votes 2,519 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 22,830 73.79
Mixed member proportional 8,110 26.21
Total valid votes 30,940 100.00

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Coordinates: 46°32′31″N 84°20′41″W / 46.5419°N 84.3448°W / 46.5419; -84.3448