Peel South

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Peel South
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1966
District abolished1976
First contested1968
Last contested1974

Peel South (also known as Mississauga riding) was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1974. It was located in the province of Ontario. The riding was created in 1966 from parts of the Peel riding.

It consisted of the Township of Toronto in the County of Peel, and the part of Metropolitan Toronto lying west of the Etobicoke River.

The electoral district's name was changed in late 1973 to Mississauga, on a request by then MP Don Blenkarn, to coincide with the creation of the City of Mississauga.[1] It was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Brampton—Halton Hills, Mississauga North and Mississauga South ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Peel South
Riding created from Peel
28th  1968–1972     Hyliard Chappell Liberal
29th  1972–1974     Don Blenkarn Progressive Conservative
Mississauga
30th  1974–1979     Anthony Abbott Liberal
Riding dissolved into Brampton—Halton Hills, Mississauga North
and Mississauga South

Election results[edit]

1968 Canadian federal election: Peel South
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Hyliard Chappell 24,255
  Progressive Conservative Earl K. Brownridge 19,065
  New Democratic Keith Wollard 8,498
1972 Canadian federal election: Peel South
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative Don Blenkarn 31,981
  Liberal Bill Kent 30,305
  New Democratic David Busby 18,553
  Independent Michael Houlton 461
1974 Canadian federal election: Mississauga
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Anthony Abbott 38,517
  Progressive Conservative Don Blenkarn 34,080
  New Democratic David Busby 14,276
  Independent Richard C. Darwin 227
Marxist–Leninist David A. Starbuck 113

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mississauga riding official", Mississauga Times, 12 December 1973.

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