Halton
Ontario electoral district
Halton, riding.png
Halton in relation to other Greater Toronto Area electoral districts
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Ontario
District created1867
District abolished2018
First contested1867
Last contested2014
Demographics
Population (2006)151,943
Electors (2007)102,730
Area (km²)568
Census division(s)Halton
Census subdivision(s)Oakville, Burlington, Milton

Halton was a provincial electoral district in Central Ontario, Canada. It elected one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

History

Until 1967, the electoral district was contiguous with the County of Halton.

Division (1967-1999)

The territory comprising Halton was redistributed on several occasions between 1967 and 1999:

  • The Representation Act, 1966[1] divided the County into Halton East (consisting of Georgetown, Milton, Oakville and the southern part of Esquesing Township) and Halton West (consisting of Acton, Burlington, Nassagaweya Township and the northern part of Esquesing).
  • The Representation Act, 1975[2] divided the new Regional Municipality of Halton into Burlington South, Halton-Burlington (consisting of Halton Hills, Milton and the northern part of Burlington) and Oakville.
  • The Representation Act, 1986[3] divided the Region into Burlington South, Halton Centre (consisting of the northern parts of Burlington and Oakville and a southern part of Milton), Halton North (consisting of Halton Hills and the northern part of Milton) and Oakville South.

Alignment with federal electoral district (1999)

With the passage of the Representation Act, 1996,[4] the electoral district of Halton was revived, and its boundaries were declared to be contiguous with those of the federal electoral district. Subsequent adjustments to boundaries have been consequential upon representation orders made under the federal Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act[5] that were subsequently incorporated into Ontario law.[6]

The new riding included all of the Regional Municipality of Halton north of a line following Dundas Street to Highway 407 to Upper Middle Road to Walkers Line to the QEW to Burlington City limits to Upper Middle Road.

In 2007, the riding lost all of the Town of Halton Hills to Wellington—Halton Hills. Also, the border following the 407 was altered so that it follows Guelph Line instead. Also, the territory east of Eighth Line and south of Dundas Street was also lost.

Abolition (2018)

In 2018, the riding was divided into Milton, Oakville North—Burlington, Burlington, Mississauga—Streetsville and Mississauga—Erin Mills.

Members of Provincial Parliament

Halton
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created on Confederation
1st  1867–1871     William Barber Liberal
2nd  1871–1874
3rd  1875–1875
 1875–1879 William Durie Lyon
4th  1879–1883 David Robertson
5th  1883–1886     William Kerns Conservative
6th  1886–1890
7th  1890–1894
8th  1894–1898
9th  1898–1902     John Roaf Barber Liberal
10th  1902–1905
11th  1905–1908     Alfred Westland Nixon Conservative
12th  1908–1911
13th  1911–1914
14th  1914–1919
15th  1919–1920     John Featherstone Ford United Farmers
 1920–1923 Ernest Charles Drury
16th  1923–1926     George Hillmer Conservative
17th  1926–1929
18th  1929–1934     Thomas Aston Blakelock[7][8] Liberal–Progressive
19th  1934–1937
20th  1937–1943
21st  1943–1945     Stanley Hall Progressive Conservative
22nd  1945–1948
23rd  1948–1951
24th  1951–1955
25th  1955–1959
26th  1959–1962
27th  1963–1967 George Albert Kerr
Riding divided (1967)
Riding re-created on realignment with federal electoral district (1999)
37th  1999–2003     Ted Chudleigh Progressive Conservative
38th  2003–2007
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2018     Indira Naidoo-Harris Liberal
Riding dissolved into Milton, Oakville North—Burlington, Burlington,
Mississauga—Streetsville and Mississauga—Erin Mills

Election results (1999-2014)

Graph of election results in Halton (1999-2014). Omitted are minor parties consistently registering less than 2% of the vote, as well as those who campaigned intermittently.
2014 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Indira Naidoo-Harris 33,724 44.79 +5.66
Progressive Conservative Ted Chudleigh 27,937 37.10 -7.37
New Democratic Nik Spohr 9,758 12.96 -0.19
Green Susan Farrant 2,618 3.48 +1.30
Libertarian Kal Ghory 916 1.22
Family Coalition Gerry Marsh 346 0.46 -0.04
Total valid votes 75,299 100.0  
Eligible voters 149,633
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +6.52
Source: Elections Ontario[9]
2011 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Ted Chudleigh 26,228 44.47 +1.89
Liberal Indira Naidoo-Harris 23,080 39.13 -1.83
New Democratic Nik Spohr 7,757 13.15 +5.58
Green Karen Fraser 1,286 2.18 -5.78
Family Coalition Tony Rodrigues 296 0.50 -0.42
Freedom Gina Van Den Burg 168 0.28
Independent Phil Buck 166 0.28
Total valid votes 58,981 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 181 0.31
Turnout 59,162 45.99
Eligible voters 128,643
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +1.86
Source: Elections Ontario[10]
2007 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Ted Chudleigh 23,391 42.58 -5.62
Liberal Gary Zemlak 22,497 40.96 +0.64
Green Andrew Chlobowski 4,375 7.96 +6.10
New Democratic Pat Heroux 4,159 7.57 -0.44
Family Coalition Stan Lazarski 506 0.92 -0.69
Total valid votes 54,928 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -3.13
2003 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Ted Chudleigh 33,610 48.20 -16.75
Liberal Barbara Sullivan 28,112 40.32 +13.31
New Democratic Jay Jackson 5,587 8.01 +2.83
Green Matthew Raymond Smith 1,295 1.86 +0.39
Family Coalition Giuseppe Gori 1,123 1.61 +0.23
Total valid votes 68,432 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -15.03
1999 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Ted Chudleigh 35,505 64.95
Liberal Mohan Anand 14,767 27.01
New Democratic Jay Jackson 2,833 5.18
Green Bill Champ 806 1.47
Family Coalition Giuseppe Gori 755 1.38
Total valid votes 54,666 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum

2007 Ontario electoral reform referendum
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 33,302 62.5
Mixed member proportional 20,019 37.5
Total valid votes 53,321 100.0

Election results (1867-1967)

Graph of election results in Halton (1867-1963). Omitted are minor parties consistently registering less than 2% of the vote, as well as those who campaigned intermittently.
1963 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative George Kerr 19,947 51.53 +8.30
Liberal Owen Mullin 13,575 35.07 -5.14
New Democratic William Gillies 5,188 13.40 -3.16
Total valid votes 38,710 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +6.72
Source: Elections Ontario
1959 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Stanley Hall 10,385 43.23 -4.08
Liberal Owen Mullin 9,658 40.21 +6.81
Co-operative Commonwealth Jack Henry 3,977 16.56 -2.73
Total valid votes 24,020 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -5.45
Source: Elections Ontario
1955 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Stanley Hall 8,373 47.31 -4.30
Liberal William Anderson 5,912 33.40 -2.48
Co-operative Commonwealth Stanley Allen 3,414 19.29 +6.78
Total valid votes 17,699 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -0.91
Source: Elections Ontario
1951 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Stanley Hall 9,063 51.61 +12.16
Liberal F. Murray Deans 6,301 35.88 -2.87
Co-operative Commonwealth Angus Langille 2,197 12.51 -9.29
Total valid votes 17,561 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +7.52
Source: The Georgetown Herald, November 28, 1951; Elections Ontario (misidentified as Hastings West)
1948 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Stanley Hall 6,377 39.45 -5.31
Liberal F. Murray Deans 6,264 38.75 +1.68
Co-operative Commonwealth W. Adamson 3,524 21.80 +3.63
Total valid votes 16,165 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -3.50
Source: Elections Ontario
1945 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Stanley Hall 6,914 44.76 +6.25
Liberal Mary Pettit 5,725 37.07 +5.72
Co-operative Commonwealth William Millward 2,806 18.17 -11.02
Total valid votes 15,445 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +0.27
Source: Elections Ontario
1943 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Stanley Hall 4,474 38.51 -3.71
Liberal Thomas Blakelock 3,642 31.35 -24.15
Co-operative Commonwealth Wilfred Tate 3,391 29.19 +27.50
Independent John Foster 111 0.96 +0.96
Total valid votes 11,618 100.00
Progressive Conservative gain Swing
Source: Elections Ontario
1937 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal–Progressive Thomas Blakelock 7,832 55.50 +5.50
Liberal–Conservative Lloyd Dingle 5,958 42.22 +1.61
Co-operative Commonwealth Wilfred Tate 238 1.69 -7.70
Independent Wallace Cross 83 0.59 +0.59
Total valid votes 14,111 100.00
Liberal–Progressive hold Swing +1.95
Source: Elections Ontario
1934 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal–Progressive Thomas Blakelock 6,929 50.00 -0.32
Liberal–Conservative William Davis 5,628 40.61 -9.07
Co-operative Commonwealth Robert Hetherington 1,301 9.39 +9.39
Total valid votes 13,858 100.00
Liberal–Progressive hold Swing
Source: Elections Ontario
1929 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal–Progressive Thomas Blakelock 5,696 50.32 +1.85
Conservative George Hillmer 5,624 49.68 -1.85
Total valid votes 11,320 100.00
Liberal–Progressive gain from Conservative Swing +1.85
Source: Elections Ontario
1926 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Hillmer 6,164 51.53 +6.10
Progressive Harry Pettit 5,799 48.47 +9.31
Total valid votes 11,963 100.00
Conservative hold Swing
Source: Elections Ontario
1923 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Hillmer 5,186 45.43 +14.64
United Farmers Ernest Drury 4,470 39.16 -1.17
Liberal Leroy Dale 1,760 15.42 -13.46
Total valid votes 11,416 100.00
Conservative gain from United Farmers Swing +7.91
Source: Elections Ontario


Ontario provincial by-election, February 16, 1920
upon the resignation of John Ford, MPP
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Farmers Ernest Drury 4,419 67.67
Soldier Edward J. Stephenson 2,111 32.33
Total valid votes 6,530 100.00
Source: "Official Record of Halton Ballots". The Georgetown Herald. February 25, 1920. p. 2.
1919 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Farmers John Ford 4,456 40.33 +40.33
Conservative Alfred Nixon 3,402 30.79 -22.38
Liberal Ellis Cleaver 3,190 28.88 -17.95
Total valid votes 11,048 100.00
United Farmers gain from Conservative Swing +31.36
Source: Elections Ontario
1914 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alfred Nixon 2,676 53.17 -0.57
Liberal William Fisher 2,357 46.83 +0.57
Total valid votes 5,033 100.00
Conservative hold Swing -0.57
Source: Elections Ontario
1911 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alfred Nixon 2,385 53.74 -0.12
Liberal Robert Warren 2,053 46.26 +0.12
Total valid votes 4,438 100.00
Conservative hold Swing -0.12
Source: Elections Ontario
1908 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alfred Nixon 2,449 53.86 -1.76
Liberal Robert Warren 2,098 46.14 +1.76
Total valid votes 4,547 100.00
Conservative hold Swing -1.76
Source: Elections Ontario
1905 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alfred Nixon 2,522 55.62 +5.79
Liberal Duncan Cameron 2,012 44.38 -5.79
Total valid votes 4,534 100.00
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.79
Source: Elections Ontario
1902 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Barber 2,365 50.17 -1.08
Conservative Alfred Nixon 2,349 49.83 +1.08
Total valid votes 4,714 100.00
Liberal hold Swing -1.08
Source: Elections Ontario
1898 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Barber 2,531 51.25 +2.50
Conservative William Kerns 2,408 48.75 -2.50
Total valid votes 4,939 100.00
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +2.50
Source: Elections Ontario
1894 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Kerns 2,269 51.25 -0.73
Liberal John Husband 2,158 48.75 +0.73
Total valid votes 4,427 100.00
Conservative hold Swing -0.73
Source: Elections Ontario
1890 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Kerns 2,377 51.98 +0.60
Liberal Henry Robinson 2,196 48.02 -0.60
Total valid votes 4,573 100.00
Conservative hold Swing +0.60
Source: Elections Ontario
1886 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Kerns 2,277 51.38 -0.55
Liberal Dr Anson Buck 2,155 48.62 +0.55
Total valid votes 4,432 100.00
Conservative hold Swing -0.55
Source: Elections Ontario
1883 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Kerns 2,004 51.93 +1.33
Liberal D. Robertson 1,855 48.07 -1.33
Total valid votes 3,859 100.00
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +1.33
Source: Canadian Parliamentary Companion, 1885[11]
1879 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal D. Robertson 1,776 50.60
Conservative W. C. Beatty 1,734 49.40
Total valid votes 3,510 100.00
Source: The Acton Free Press[12]


Ontario provincial by-election, November 15, 1875
upon the unseating of William Barber MPP
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal W. D. Lyon 1,363 53.26 +0.78
Progressive Conservative Col. Wm. Clay 1,196 46.74 -0.78
Total valid votes 2,559 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +0.78
Source: Canadian Parliamentary Companion and Annual Register, 1878[13]
1875 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal W. Barber 1,609 52.48 +8.46
Conservative William C. Beatty 1,457 47.52 N/A
Total valid votes 3,066 100.0  
Source: Canadian Parliamentary Companion, 1875[14]
1871 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Liberal W. Barber 1,194 55.98 N/A
Liberal W. D. Lyon 939 44.02 -12.60
Total valid votes 2,133 100.0  
Source: Canadian Parliamentary Companion, 1874[15]
1867 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal W. Barber 1,556 56.62
Conservative Simcoe Kerr[16] 1,192 43.38
Total valid votes 2,748 100.0  
Source: Canadian Parliamentary Companion, 1869[17]

Sources

  1. ^ The Representation Act, 1966, S.O. 1966, c. 137
  2. ^ The Representation Act, 1975, S.O. 1975, c. 13
  3. ^ Representation Act, 1986, S.O. 1986, c. 30
  4. ^ Representation Act, 1996, S.O. 1996, c. 28 , Schedule
  5. ^ Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. E-3
  6. ^ Election Statute Law Amendment Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c. 35, Sch. 1 , s.2, and Electoral Boundaries Act, 2015, S.O. 2015, c. 31, Sch. 1 , s.2
  7. ^ "Halton Election". The Georgetown Herald. November 13, 1929. p. 3.
  8. ^ "Blakelock again unanimous choice". The Georgetown Herald. September 8, 1937. p. 2.
  9. ^ Elections Ontario (2014). "Summary of valid votes cast for each candidate" (PDF). p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 12, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  10. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Summary of valid votes cast for each candidate" (PDF). p. 6. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  11. ^ Gemmill, J.A., ed. (1885). The Canadian parliamentary companion. Ottawa: J. Durie & Son. p. 220. hdl:2027/aeu.ark:/13960/t1jh48t0s.
  12. ^ "Ontario Elections". The Acton Free Press. June 12, 1879.
  13. ^ C.H. Mackintosh, ed. (1878). The Canadian parliamentary companion and annual register, 1878. Citizen Print. and Pub. Co.
  14. ^ Henry J. Morgan, ed. (1875). The Canadian parliamentary companion. J. Lovell. hdl:2027/aeu.ark:/13960/t6qz2zj7h.
  15. ^ Henry J. Morgan, ed. (1874). The Canadian parliamentary companion. J. Lovell.
  16. ^ son of William Johnson Kerr and grandson of Joseph Brant
  17. ^ Henry J. Morgan, ed. (1869). The Canadian parliamentary companion. J. Lovell. p. 159. hdl:2027/aeu.ark:/13960/t0pr8hg3j.

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