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Ontario electoral district
Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing electoral district
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
Carol Hughes
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Population (2011)[1] 79,801
Electors (2015) 62,230
Area (km²)[2] 100,103
Pop. density (per km²) 0.8
Census divisions Algoma District, Cochrane District, Manitoulin District, Sudbury District
Census subdivisions Blind River, Chapleau, Elliot Lake, Espanola, Hearst, Kapuskasing, Manitouwadge, Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands, Sables-Spanish Rivers, Wawa

Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. The area was represented by the riding of Algoma from 1867 to 1904 and from 1968 to 1996 and then by Algoma—Manitoulin from 1996 to 2004.


  • Ethnic groups: 84.3% White, 14.6% Native Canadian
  • Languages: 60.1% English, 32.1% French, 6.1% Other, 1.7% Multiple responses
  • Religions: 58.5% Catholic, 26.6% Protestant, 1.6% Other Christian, 10.2% No affiliation
  • Average income: $25,976


The district includes the eastern, northern and central parts of Algoma District, the extreme northwestern part and extreme southwestern part of Sudbury District, the extreme southeastern part of Thunder Bay District, all of Manitoulin District, and western Cochrane District along the Trans Canada highway. Large communities include Elliot Lake, Kapuskasing, Hearst, Espanola, Wawa, Manitouwadge, Blind River, Sables-Spanish Rivers, Chapleau, and Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands. The area is 103,364 km2.


The electoral district was created in 2003. 71.7% of the population of the riding came from Algoma—Manitoulin, and 28.3% from Timmins—James Bay.

Algoma was created in the British North America Act and consisted of the Provisional Judicial District of Algoma District. In 1882, the district consisted of the area between the Provisional Thunder Bay District and the Province of Manitoba. In 1892, it consisted of all areas of Ontario west of the Nipissing electoral district, and also included Manitoulin Island and the islands around it. The district was abolished in 1903 when it was redistributed into Algoma East and Algoma West ridings.

A new Algoma district was created from Algoma East and Algoma West in 1966. It consisted of most of Algoma District except the extreme north and northwestern portions, and Sault Ste. Marie. It also included Manitoulin Island, nearby islands, and the southwestern corner of Sudbury. In 1976, the district was expanded to the north, and to include the suburbs of Sault Ste. Marie, Whitefish River Indian Reserve, and more of the southwestern part of Sudbury District.

In 1987, it was expanded to include part of the city of Sault Ste. Marie, the part of Rankin Indian Reserve within city limits, more of western Sudbury District, all of Manitoulin District, and much of southcentral Sudbury District. There were also some boundary changes in the north part of the Algoma district.

In 1996, the district consisted of all of Algoma District except Sault Ste. Marie, the northwestern corner and the southwestern corner of Sudbury District, Manitoulin District, and the southeastern corner of Thunder Bay District.

In 1997, the name of the district was changed to Algoma—Manitoulin.

Most of the riding was redistributed in 2003 into Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, with small parts going to Nickel Belt and Sault Ste. Marie ridings.

This riding gained territory from Sault Ste. Marie and Nickel Belt during the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
 1867–1871     Wemyss Mackenzie Simpson Conservative
2nd  1872–1874     John Beverley Robinson
3rd  1874–1878     Edward Borron
Riding re-created from Algoma East and Algoma West

Election results

Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing (2004–present)

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Carol Hughes 16,569 40% −9.93%
Conservative André Robichaud 9820 23.7% −8.81%
Green Calvin John Orok 927 2.2% −0.88%
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.0     $246,425.16
Turnout 41,427
Eligible voters 62,230
Source: Elections Canada[3][4][5]
2011 federal election redistributed results[6]
Party Vote %
  New Democratic 19,561 49.93
  Conservative 12,734 32.51
  Liberal 5,660 14.45
  Green 1,208 3.08
  Others 11 0.03

|- | style="background:#F4A460; width: 16px"| | style="width: 180px; text-align:left;" | New Democratic||Carol Hughes ||style="text-align:right;"|18,747 ||style="text-align:right;"|51.73 ||style="text-align:right;"| +6.24 ||style="text-align:right;"|–

|- | style="background:#6495ED; width: 16px"| | style="width: 180px; text-align:left;" | Conservative||Ray Sturgeon ||style="text-align:right;"|10,943 ||style="text-align:right;"|30.19 ||style="text-align:right;"| +12.55 ||style="text-align:right;"|–

|- | style="background:#EA6D6A; width: 16px"| | style="width: 180px; text-align:left;" | Liberal||François Cloutier ||style="text-align:right;"|5,375 ||style="text-align:right;"|14.83 ||style="text-align:right;"| -17.70 ||style="text-align:right;"|–

|- | style="background:#99C955; width: 16px"| | style="width: 180px; text-align:left;" | Green||Lorraine Rekmans ||style="text-align:right;"|1,212 ||style="text-align:right;"|3.34 ||style="text-align:right;"| -0.98 ||style="text-align:right;"|– |- style="background-color:white" |colspan=3 style="text-align:right;border-top:1px solid darkgray;"|Total valid votes/Expense limit |style="text-align:right;border-top:1px solid darkgray;"|36,242||style="text-align:right;border-top:1px solid darkgray;"| 100.00 |- style="background-color:white" |colspan=3 style="text-align:right;border-top:1px solid darkgray;"|Total rejected ballots |style="text-align:right;border-top:1px solid darkgray;"|179 ||style="text-align:right;border-top:1px solid darkgray;"| 0.49 |- style="background-color:white" |colspan=3 style="text-align:right;border-top:1px solid darkgray;"|Turnout |style="text-align:right;border-top:1px solid darkgray;"|36,421 ||style="text-align:right;border-top:1px solid darkgray;"| 62.76 |- |bgcolor="sandybrown"|     |align="left" colspan=2|New Democratic Party hold |align="right"|Swing |align="right"| -3.2 |align="right"| |}

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Carol Hughes 15,249 45.49 +10.98 $91,893
Liberal Brent St. Denis 10,902 32.53 -5.65 $90,379
Conservative Dianne Musgrove 5,914 17.64 -5.70 $8,989
Green Lorraine Rekmans 1,451 4.32 +1.65 $5,448
Total valid votes/Expense limit 33,516 100.00 $97,228
Total rejected ballots 175 0.52
Turnout 33,691 56.53 New Democratic Party gain from Liberal Swing +8.3

* Preliminary results

Canadian federal election, 2006: Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Brent St. Denis 14,652 38.18 −2.76 $52,836
New Democratic Carol Hughes 13,244 34.51 +2.82 $51,642
Conservative Ian West 8,957 23.34 +0.13 $65,745
Green Stan Hutchinson 1,025 2.67 −1.40 $647
First Peoples National Will Morin 338 0.88 $829
Independent Donald Polmateer 164 0.43 none listed
Total valid votes 38,380 100.00
Total rejected ballots 216 0.56
Turnout 38,596 63.99
Electors on the lists 60,311
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Brent St. Denis 14,276 40.94
New Democratic Carol Hughes 11,051 31.69
Conservative Blaine Armstrong 8,093 23.21
Green Lindsay Killen 1,449 4.16
Total 34,869 100.00

Algoma—Manitoulin (1997–2004)

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Brent St. Denis 15,000 48.36
Alliance Ron Swain 8,992 28.99
New Democratic Grant Buck 4,326 13.95
Progressive Conservative Dale Lapham 2,269 7.32
Green Alexander Jablanczy 428 1.38
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Brent St. Denis 13,810 41.31
Reform Jim Jeffery 8,353 24.99
New Democratic Jody Wildman 7,897 23.62
Progressive Conservative Roseanne MacDonald 3,367 10.07

Algoma (1968–1997)

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Brent St. Denis 18,218 58.05
Reform Ken Leffler 6,623 21.10
Progressive Conservative David Mair 3,613 11.51
New Democratic Gayle Erma Broad 2,696 8.59
Natural Law Bernard Brégaint 235 0.75
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Maurice Foster 16,766 53.24
Progressive Conservative Jim Reed 7,383 23.45
New Democratic Lloyd Greenspoon 7,341 23.31
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Maurice Foster 14,113 38.26
Progressive Conservative Jim Reed 12,811 34.73
New Democratic Rocco Frangione 9,499 25.75
style="width: 180px; text-align:left;" Harold Bruzas 462 1.25
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Maurice Foster 17,432 50.54
New Democratic Jim Dinner 11,262 32.65
Progressive Conservative Bernt Gilbertson 5,633 16.33
Libertarian Leslie T. Reid 113 0.33
Marxist–Leninist David Grey 49 0.14
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Maurice Foster 15,277 45.04
New Democratic Jim Dinner 10,989 32.40
Progressive Conservative Fred Sagle 7,531 22.20
Marxist–Leninist Wayne Derrah 121 0.36
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Maurice Foster 11,360 52.02
New Democratic Hughene MacDonald 5,240 24.00
Progressive Conservative Ron Ritchie 5,136 23.52
Independent Fernand Trottier 100 0.46
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Maurice Foster 10,160 45.89
Progressive Conservative Dale Burley 6,721 30.36
New Democratic Kelly Sweeney 4,599 20.77
Social Credit Nil F. Cote 508 2.29
Independent George Washington Strain 150 0.68
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Maurice Foster 9,542 50.57
Progressive Conservative John D. McPhail 5,270 27.93
New Democratic Len Lefebvre 4,057 21.50

Algoma (1867–1904)

Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Albert Edward Dyment 3,083 53.09
Conservative A. C. Boyce 2,724 46.91
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Albert Edward Dyment 3,176 70.19
Conservative George H. MacDonell 1,349 29.81
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative George H. MacDonell 2,251 55.39
Unknown Daniel F. Burk 1,813 44.61
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Simon James Dawson 1,428 50.32
Unknown Daniel F. Burk 1,410 49.68
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Simon James Dawson 1,707 60.55
Liberal William McDougall 1,112 39.45
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Simon James Dawson 885 64.84
Unknown Mr. Rankin 480 35.16
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Edward Borron 436 61.24
Unknown W. J. Scott 258 36.24
Unknown P. J. Brown 18 2.53
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative John Beverly Robinson 300 57.80
Unknown G. J. Denison, Jr. 219 42.20
On Mr. Simpson's resignation to become Indian Commissioner for the North:
By-election on 30 June 1871
Party Candidate Votes

Conservative Frederick William Cumberland acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Wemyss Mackenzie Simpson 250 47.26
Unknown William Beatty 241 45.56
Unknown Mr. MacDonell 38 7.18

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