Thunder Bay—Superior North (provincial electoral district)

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Thunder Bay—Superior North
Ontario electoral district
Northern Ontario ridings 2018 - Thunder Bay—Superior North.png
Thunder Bay—Superior North in relation to the other northern Ontario electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Michael Gravelle
Liberal
District created1999
First contested1999
Last contested2014
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]70,475
Electors (2011)51,421
Area (km²)92,928
Pop. density (per km²)0.76
Census division(s)Thunder Bay District
Census subdivision(s)Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay—Superior North is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

The district is in the northwestern part of the province of Ontario.

It consists of the eastern part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay including the northern part of the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

The current Member of Provincial Parliament for this riding is Michael Gravelle from the Ontario Liberal Party.

Geography[edit]

Thunder Bay—Superior North consists of the part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay

  • lying east of a line drawn from the northern limit the territorial district due south to the northeast corner of the Township of Bulmer, and south along the eastern boundaries of the townships of Bulmer, Fletcher, Furlonge, McLaurin and Bertrand, east along the 6th Base Line, south along longitude 90o00( W, Dog River and the western shoreline of Dog Lake, west, along the north, west and south boundaries of the Township of Fowler, south along the Kaministiquia River, east along the northern limit of the Township of Oliver Paipoonge, south along its eastern limit and along Pole Line Road, north along Thunder Bay Expressway (Highways 11 and 17), east along Harbour Expressway and Main Street to 110th Avenue, then due east to the eastern limit of the City of Thunder Bay, along that limit to the northeast corner of the Township of Neebing, then southeast to the US border; and
  • excluding the part lying south and east of a line drawn from the southwest corner of the Township of Downer due west to a line drawn due south from the southeast corner of the Township of Bain, due south to a line drawn due west from the southwest corner of the Township of McGill, due east to longitude 86o00( W, south along that longitude, and west along the White River to Lake Superior.

History[edit]

The district was created from Port Arthur and Lake Nipigon in 1999 when 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 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.[2]

Members[edit]

Thunder Bay—Superior North
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Port Arthur and Lake Nipigon
37th  1999–2003     Michael Gravelle Liberal
38th  2003–2007
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2018
42nd  2018–present

Election results[edit]

2018 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Michael Gravelle 11,973 39.86 -16.14
New Democratic Lise Vaugeois 11,160 37.16 +7.74
Progressive Conservative Derek Parks 5,395 17.96 +10.79
Green Amanda Moddejonge 838 2.79 -0.8
Northern Ontario Andy Wolff 376 1.25 +0.76
Libertarian Tony Gallo 148 0.49 -2.84
Trillium Louise Ewen 145 0.48
Total valid votes 30,035 100.0  
Turnout 55.0
Eligible voters 54,627
Liberal hold Swing -11.93
Source: Elections Ontario[3]
2014 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Michael Gravelle 15,519 56.00 +11.00
New Democratic Andrew Foulds 8,169 29.42 -5.43
Progressive Conservative Derek Parks 1,991 7.17 -10.34
Green Joseph LeBlanc 997 3.59 +1.47
Libertarian Tamara Johnson 922 3.33 +2.82
Northern Ontario Heritage Paul Sloan 127 0.49
Total valid votes 27,725 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 262 0.94
Turnout 27,945 50.41
Eligible voters 55,436
Source: Elections Ontario[4]
2011 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Michael Gravelle 11,765 45.00 -1.78
New Democratic Steve Mantis 9,111 34.85 -3.41
Progressive Conservative Anthony LeBlanc 4,578 17.51 +8.11
Green Scot Kyle 555 2.12 -3.43
Libertarian Tony Gallo 133 0.51  
Total valid votes 26,142 100.0
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 97 0.37
Turnout 26,239 48.20
Eligible voters 54,443
Source: Elections Ontario[5]
2007 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Michael Gravelle 13,373 46.78 -25.28
New Democratic Jim Foulds 10,938 38.26 +23.32
Progressive Conservative Scott Hobbs 2,688 9.40 -0.16
Green Dawn Kannegiesser 1,586 5.55 +2.11
Total valid votes 28,585 100.0  
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 169 0.59
Turnout 28,754 53.91
Eligible voters 53,341
Source: Elections Ontario[6]
2003 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Michael Gravelle 21,938 72.45 +11.55
New Democratic Bonnie Satten 4,548 15.02 -3.53
Progressive Conservative Brent Sylvester 2,912 9.62 -8.36
Green Carl Rose 882 2.91 +1.70
Total valid votes 30,280 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 160 0.53
Turnout 30,440 55.60
Eligible voters 54,753
Source: Elections Ontario[7]
1999 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Michael Gravelle 19,249 60.9 +11.98
New Democratic Nathalie Galesloot 5,864 18.55 -7.11
Progressive Conservative Ed Linkewich 5,683 17.98 -4.47
Independent Robert Woito 431 1.36
Green Carl Rose 382 1.21
Total valid votes 31,609 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 232 0.73
Turnout 31,841 54.94
Eligible voters 57,961
Source: Elections Ontario[8]

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

2007 Ontario electoral reform referendum
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 18,643 67.7
Mixed member proportional 8,903 32.3
Total valid votes 27,546 100.0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ https://voterinformationservice.elections.on.ca/en/electoral-district/106-Thunder%20Bay%E2%80%94Superior%20North
  2. ^ Elections Ontario web site, “New Electoral Boundaries” Archived 2006-12-08 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 11. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  4. ^ Elections Ontario (2014). "General Election Results by District, 091 Thunder Bay-Superior North". Archived from the original on 14 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  5. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Thunder Bay—Superior North" (PDF). Retrieved 1 June 2014.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Elections Ontario (2007). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Thunder Bay—Superior North" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 May 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  7. ^ Elections Ontario (2003). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Thunder Bay—Superior North". Retrieved 1 June 2014.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Elections Ontario (1999). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Thunder Bay—Superior North". Retrieved 1 June 2014.[permanent dead link]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 49°50′N 88°52′W / 49.84°N 88.86°W / 49.84; -88.86