Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound


Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound (formerly known as Bruce, Bruce—Grey and Grey—Bruce—Owen Sound) is a federal electoral district that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1935.

Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
Ontario electoral district
Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound in relation to other Ontario electoral districts
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Alex Ruff
Conservative
District created1933
First contested1935
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]106,475
Electors (2015)81,389
Area (km²)[2]6,447
Pop. density (per km²)16.5
Census division(s)Bruce County, Grey County
Census subdivision(s) Cities:
Owen Sound
Towns:
Hanover
Townships:
Arran-Elderslie, Chatsworth, Georgian Bluffs, Grey Highlands, Meaford, Northern Bruce Peninsula, South Bruce Peninsula, Southgate, West Grey
First Nations reserves:
Neyaashiinigmiing, Saugeen 29

The riding has had a reputation of being a swing riding, but it has become more conservative in the last 10 years. It has produced many close results over the years.

History


The district was created in 1933 from Bruce North and Bruce South and was known as "Bruce" riding. Its name was changed in 1975 to "Bruce—Grey", to "Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound" in 2000, to "Grey—Bruce—Owen Sound" in 2003, and to Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound in 2004.

This riding was left unchanged after the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Bruce
Riding created from Bruce North and Bruce South
18th  1935–1940     William Rae Tomlinson Liberal
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949     Andrew Ernest Robinson Progressive Conservative
21st  1949–1953     Donald Buchanan Blue Liberal
22nd  1953–1957     Andrew Ernest Robinson Progressive Conservative
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965 John Loney
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972     Ross Whicher Liberal
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979 Crawford Douglas
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31st  1979–1980     Gary Gurbin Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988
34th  1988–1993 Gus Mitges
35th  1993–1997     Ovid Jackson Liberal
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2004
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38th  2004–2006     Larry Miller Conservative
Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
39th  2006–2008     Larry Miller Conservative
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–2019
43rd  2019–present Alex Ruff

Election results


Graph of election results in Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound (minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)

Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound

2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
ConservativeAlex Ruff26,83046.1+7.26$80,258.91
LiberalMichael Den Tandt17,48530.1-8.74$85,055.44
New DemocraticChris Stephen6,79711.7+0.57$6,077.71
GreenDanielle Valiquette5,1148.8+5.45none listed
People'sBill Townsend1,6142.8$0.00
LibertarianDaniel Little3210.6$0.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,161 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 303
Turnout 58,46465.6
Eligible voters 89,114
Conservative hold Swing +8.00
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
ConservativeLarry Miller26,29746.68-9.62$121,344.93
LiberalKimberley Love21,87938.84+22.77$77,135.87
New DemocraticDavid McLaren6,27011.13-6.51$28,809.26
GreenChris Albinati1,8873.35-6.64$4,346.25
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,333100.00 $218,310.52
Total rejected ballots 2120.37
Turnout 56,54568.91
Eligible voters 82,056
Conservative hold Swing -16.20
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
ConservativeLarry Miller28,74456.30+8.64
New DemocraticKaren Gventer9,00817.64+8.01
LiberalKimberley Love8,20316.07+1.77
GreenEmma Jane Hogbin5,0999.99-17.18
Total valid votes 51,054 100.00
Total rejected ballots 227 0.44+0.02
Turnout 51,281 65.04+3.68
Eligible voters 78,848
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
ConservativeLarry Miller22,97547.66-0.52$83,330
GreenDick Hibma13,09527.17+14.26$63,875
LiberalThomas Noble6,89214.30-13.26$39,399
New DemocraticJill McIllwraith4,6409.63-1.71$9,434
Christian HeritageJoel Kidd5991.24*$1,377
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,201 100.00$84,478
Total rejected ballots 204 0.42
Turnout 48,40561.36
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
ConservativeLarry Miller25,13348.18+3.2$72,117
LiberalVerona Jackson14,37827.56-8.2$52,377
GreenShane Jolley6,73512.91+8.7$17,349
New DemocraticJill McIllwraith5,91811.34-1.7$11,210
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,164100.00

Grey—Bruce—Owen Sound

2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
ConservativeLarry Miller22,41145.0-6.0
LiberalOvid Jackson17,82435.8-8.4
New DemocraticSebastian Ostertag6,51613.1+8.2
GreenAlex Drossos2,0764.2
Christian HeritageSteven J. Taylor9822.0
Total valid votes 49,809100.0

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Bruce—Grey

2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalOvid Jackson19,82244.2+7.4
AllianceMurray Peer15,96035.6+2.4
Progressive ConservativeAllen Wilford6,87215.3-7.6
New DemocraticKaren Gventer2,1664.8-2.3
Total valid votes 44,820100.0

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalOvid Jackson17,89636.8-12.3
ReformMurray Peer16,16133.2+8.5
Progressive ConservativeJohn Middlebro11,13922.9+4.1
New DemocraticColleen Anne Purdon3,4467.1+2.8
Total valid votes 48,642100.0
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalOvid Jackson25,69349.1+10.2
ReformAlan Aston12,93924.7
Progressive ConservativeStew O'Keefe9,83618.8-22.1
New DemocraticCathy Hird2,2594.3-14.7
NationalStuart Marwick1,0011.9
GreenJim Garrity3200.60.0
Natural LawJohn Wolter1580.3
LibertarianRalph Hanke1520.3
Total valid votes 52,358 100.0
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeGus Mitges19,74840.9-23.9
LiberalDouglas M. Thompson18,79638.9+15.6
New DemocraticCathy Hird9,18319.0+7.0
GreenDon Cianci3170.7
Commonwealth of CanadaGeorge Bothwell2670.6
Total valid votes 48,311100.0
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeGary M. Gurbin27,61164.7+17.4
LiberalRon Oswald9,93123.3-17.3
New DemocraticNorma Peterson5,11212.0+0.7
Total valid votes 42,654100.0
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeGary M. Gurbin18,32647.3-5.1
LiberalRodger D. Schwass15,73540.6+5.2
New DemocraticMalcolm A. Kennett4,39111.3-0.3
LibertarianJim Turner2990.8+0.2
Total valid votes 38,751100.0
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeGary M. Gurbin21,21952.4+9.9
LiberalCrawford Douglas14,31435.4-12.2
New DemocraticJohn Giese4,72311.7+1.7
LibertarianNorman Helen Watson2230.6
Total valid votes 40,479100.0

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1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalCrawford Douglas17,15847.5+2.2
Progressive ConservativeJohn Loney15,34642.5-0.7
New DemocraticGene Kiviaho3,5869.9-1.5
Total valid votes 36,090 100.0
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalRoss Whicher14,97445.3-1.4
Progressive ConservativeJohn Loney14,29743.3+0.6
New DemocraticThomas Thompson3,77211.4+0.8
Total valid votes 33,043100.0
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalRoss Whicher12,77546.7+7.1
Progressive ConservativeJohn Loney11,67442.7-7.3
New DemocraticEric Nelson2,91110.6+0.1
Total valid votes 27,360 100.0
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeJohn Loney6,84649.9-1.6
LiberalKent Lamont5,42439.6-4.7
New DemocraticThomas Morris1,44310.5
Total valid votes 13,713 100.0
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeJohn Loney7,45151.5-0.1
LiberalJohn H. Mackenzie6,40144.3+2.6
IndependentAlex Scarrow6114.2
Total valid votes 14,463 100.0
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeAndrew E. Robinson7,60451.6-10.7
LiberalJohn H. Mackenzie6,14141.7+4.0
Co-operative CommonwealthLorne Richards7064.8
Social CreditSandy Macdonald2791.9
Total valid votes 14,730100.0
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeAndrew E. Robinson8,22562.3+4.8
LiberalChester M. Merriam4,97537.7-4.8
Total valid votes 13,200100.0
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeAndrew E. Robinson8,22557.5+6.3
LiberalDonald B. Blue6,08942.5-6.3
Total valid votes 14,314 100.0
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeAndrew E. Robinson7,13251.2+1.0
LiberalDonald B. Blue6,80848.8+4.3
Total valid votes 13,940100.0
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalDonald B. Blue7,51750.1+5.8
Progressive ConservativeAndrew E. Robinson6,68544.6-3.2
Co-operative CommonwealthAubrey John Mercer7955.3
Total valid votes 14,997 100.0
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativeAndrew E. Robinson6,93347.8+6.3
LiberalCarl Whicher6,43044.3-14.1
Co-operative CommonwealthMoffatt Jamieson1,1377.8
Total valid votes 14,500 100.0

Note: Progressive Conservative vote is compared to "National Government" vote in 1940 election.

1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalWilliam Rae Tomlinson7,42058.4+12.8
National GovernmentLeigh H. Snider5,27541.6+7.1
Total valid votes 12,695 100.0

Note: "National Government" vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1935 election.

1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%
LiberalWilliam Rae Tomlinson6,83145.7
ConservativeGideon H. Ruttle5,14934.4
ReconstructionWilliam Guy Nicholson2,97319.9
Total valid votes 14,953100.0

See also


References


  • "(Code 35026) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-01.

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