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Encyclopedia > Simcoe North

Simcoe North is the name of a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. Its population is 111,057. (2001)



Ethnic Groups: 92.3% White, 5.9% Native Canadian
Languages: 90.7% English, 9.2% both English and French
Religions: 48.3% Protestant, 30.1% Catholic, 1.7% Other Christian, 18.6% No affiliation
Average Income: $28,062


The district includes all of the north and eastern parts of Simcoe County. The major municipalities include Midland, Orillia, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Christian Island, Severn, Ramara, Oro-Medonte and Mnjikaning First Nation The area is 2,381 sq. km.


The district was created in 1867 by the British North America Act. In 1867 it included the townships of Nottawasaga, Sunnidale, Vespra, Flos, Oro, Medonte, Orillia and Matchedash, Tiny and Tay, Balaklava and Robinson, and the Towns of Barrie and Collingwood. In 1882 it lost Oro, Medonte, Orillia and Matchedash, Tiny and Tay, and Balaklava and Robinson. In 1903 it gained Oro, but lost Barrie. In 1947 it lost Oro and gained Barrie. In 1966 it lost Nottawasaga, Sunnidale and Flos and gained Penetanguishene, Matchedash, Medonte, Orillia, Oro, and Tay. In 1976 it gained the townships of Mara, Rama and Tiny but Lost Barrie and Vespra. In 1987 it gained Flos.

List of members

  1. Thomas David McConkey, Liberal (1867-1872)
  2. Herman Henry Cook, Liberal (1872-1878)
  3. Dalton McCarthy, Conservative/Independent/McCarthyite (1878-1898)
  4. Leighton Goldie McCarthy, Independent (1898-1908)
  5. John Alister Currie, Conservative (1908-1921)
  6. Thomas Edwin Ross, Progressive (1921-1925)
  7. William Alves Boys, Conservative (1925-1930)
  8. John Thomas Simpson, Conservative (1930-1935)
  9. Duncan Fletcher McCuaig, Liberal (1935-1945)
  10. Julian Harcourt Ferguson, Prog. Cons. (1945-1957)
  11. Heber Smith, Prog. Cons. (1957-1968)
  12. P.B. Rynard, Prog. Cons. (1968-1979)
  13. Doug Lewis, Prog. Cons. (1979-1993)
  14. Paul Devillers, Liberal (1993-present)

Provincial riding

List of members

  1. Garfield Dunlop, Prog. Cons. (1999-present)

  Results from FactBites:
News Release: Province moves forward with Simcoe area transportation strategy (503 words)
The Simcoe Area Transportation Network Needs Assessment Study – which was launched in the summer of 2000 – recommends a number of infrastructure improvements for the area to accommodate future economic growth and travel demand.
With the Simcoe Study completed, the next step is to undertake the Environmental Assessment (EA) process for new facilities and for the proposed expansion of existing facilities.
The Simcoe Area Transportation Study is part of the government's province-wide vision for a balanced, integrated transportation system that promotes economic growth and job creation in Ontario.
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