Grey North


Grey North was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1968. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867, which divided the County of Grey into two ridings: Grey South and Grey North. The North Riding consisted of the Townships of Collingwood, Euphrasia, Holland, Saint-Vincent, Sydenham, Sullivan, Derby, and Keppel, Sarawak and Brooke, and the Town of Owen Sound.

Grey North
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1867
District abolished1966
First contested1867
Last contested1965

In 1872, the County of Grey was divided into three ridings when Grey East was created. The North Riding consisted of the Townships of Holland, Sullivan, Sydenham, Derby, Sarawak, Keppel and the Town of Owen Sound.

In 1903, the Townships of Holland and Sullivan were excluded from the riding, and the townships of Keppel and St. Vincent and the town of Meaford were incorporated into the riding.

In 1914, the county of Grey was again divided into two ridings. The north riding consisted of the towns of Owen Sound, Meaford and Thornbury, and the townships of Sydenham, Keppel, Derby, Sarawak, St. Vincent, Collingwood and Euphrasia.

In 1924, the riding was redefined as consisting of the part of the county of Grey lying north of and including the townships of Derby, Sydenham, Euphrasia, and the town of Collingwood.

In 1933, the riding was redefined as consisting of the part of the county of Grey contained in the townships of Collingwood, Derby, Euphrasia, Holland, Keppel, Osprey, St. Vincent and Sydenham, and including the city of Owen Sound.

In 1947, the riding was redefined to include the township of Sarawak and Sydenham, and excluding the village of Chatsworth.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Bruce and Grey—Simcoe ridings.


Members of Parliament


This riding elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
1st  1867–1872     George Snider Liberal
2nd  1872–1874
3rd  1874–1878
4th  1878–1882     Samuel Johnathan Lane Conservative
5th  1882–1887     Benjamin Allen Liberal
6th  1887–1891     James Masson Conservative
7th  1891–1896
8th  1896–1896†     John Clark Liberal
 1896–1900 William Paterson
9th  1900–1902† Edward Henry Horsey
 1903–1904     Thomas Inkerman Thomson Conservative
10th  1904–1908     William Pattison Telford Sr. Liberal
11th  1908–1911     William Sora Middlebro Conservative
12th  1911–1917
13th  1917–1921     Government (Unionist)
14th  1921–1925     Matthew Robert Duncan Conservative
15th  1925–1926
16th  1926–1930     William Pattison Telford Jr. Liberal
17th  1930–1935     Victor Porteous Conservative
18th  1935–1940     William Pattison Telford Jr. Liberal
19th  1940–1944
 1945–1945     W. Garfield Case Progressive Conservative
20th  1945–1949
21st  1949–1953     Colin Emerson Bennett Liberal
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958     Percy Verner Noble Progressive Conservative
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
Riding dissolved into Bruce and Grey—Simcoe

Election results


1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
LiberalGeorge Snider1,399
UnknownMr. Bolton1,143
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
LiberalGeorge Snider1,124
UnknownJ. Chisholm983
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
LiberalGeorge Snider1,320
UnknownSamuel Johnathan Lane1,241
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeSamuel Johnathan Lane1,607
LiberalGeorge Snider1,394
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
LiberalBenjamin Allen1,457
UnknownSamuel Johnathan Lane1,385
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeJames Masson2,128
LiberalBenjamin Allen2,071
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeJames Masson2,511
LiberalEdward Henry Horsey2,264
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
LiberalJohn Clark2,559
ConservativeJames McLaughlin2,527

On Mr. Clark's death, 27 July 1896, before the opening of the 9th Parliament:

By-election on 25 August 1896
Party Candidate Votes
LiberalWilliam Paterson2,840
ConservativeJames McLaughlan2,416
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
LiberalEdward Henry Horsey2,834
ConservativeCharles Gordon2,815

On Mr. Horsey's death, 23 July 1902:

By-election on 24 February 1903
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeThomas Inkerman Thomson3,018
LiberalMatthew Kennedy2,855
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
LiberalWilliam Pattison Telford Sr.2,975
ConservativeThomas Inkerman Thomson2,952
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeWilliam Sora Middlebro2,923
LiberalWilliam Pattison Telford Sr.2,777
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeWilliam Sora Middlebro3,326
LiberalFrederick William Harrison2,974
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist)William Sora Middlebro5,815
Opposition (Laurier Liberals)Arthur Leslie Danard3,521
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeMatthew Robert Duncan5,741
ProgressiveThomas John Rutherford5,538
LiberalWilliam Pattison Telford Jr.3,675
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeMatthew Robert Duncan6,861
ProgressiveDougall Carmichael6,415
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
LiberalWilliam Pattison Telford Jr.7,606
ConservativeMatthew Robert Duncan7,042
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
ConservativeVictor Porteous7,617
LiberalWilliam Pattison Telford Jr.7,430
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
LiberalWilliam Pattison Telford Jr.8,060
ConservativeVictor Porteous6,740
ReconstructionWilliam Lawrence Taylor1,792
Co-operative CommonwealthHudson Stout1,221
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
LiberalWilliam Pattison Telford Jr.7,538
National GovernmentVictor Porteous5,771
National Liberal ProgressiveW. Garfield Case2,434

On Mr. Telford's resignation, 9 December 1944, to provide a vacancy for A.G.L. McNaughton:

By-election on 5 February 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive ConservativeW. Garfield Case7,333
LiberalAndrew McNaughton6,097
Co-operative CommonwealthAlbert Earl Godfrey3,118
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive ConservativeW. Garfield Case9,204
LiberalFindlay MacDonald7,570
Co-operative CommonwealthDavid T. Waddell1,145
Social CreditRon Gostick250
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
LiberalColin Emerson Bennett9,949
Progressive ConservativeW. Garfield Case7,589
Co-operative CommonwealthElgin MacNab1,354
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
LiberalColin Emerson Bennett8,368
Progressive ConservativeW. Garfield Case7,293
Co-operative CommonwealthLorna Ellen Elliott1,417
Social CreditStanley Ross Patterson342
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive ConservativePercy Verner Noble12,240
LiberalEdward Carson Sargent7,096
Co-operative CommonwealthStanley James Hutchinson1,265
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive ConservativePercy Verner Noble12,240
LiberalGeorge Arthur Marron5,990
Co-operative CommonwealthStanley James Hutchinson1,265
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive ConservativePercy Verner Noble9,890
LiberalDouglas Hay Bovell6,078
New DemocraticJohn Carter Stevenson2,713
Social CreditWilliam Thomas Walker298
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive ConservativePercy Verner Noble9,804
LiberalArthur Pratt Harrison6,819
New DemocraticJohn Carter Stevenson1,967
Social CreditDavid Almour Clarke525
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive ConservativePercy Verner Noble9,222
LiberalJohn Collins Finley7,003
New DemocraticJohn Carter Stevenson2,510

See also