G F2; Annex 1
Date of the items: 1984-1995
Physical description: 1 metre
Title: Hastings-Peterborough New Democratic Party Riding Association Fonds
Creator: Hastings-Peterborough New Democratic Party Riding Association
Repository: Trent Valley Archives
Reference number: TVA Fonds 801
Scope and contents: The fonds consists of correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, photographs, promotional material, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, and signage created by the Hastings-Peterborough New Democratic Party Riding Association, pertaining to their administration, campaigns and history.
Access Conditions: No Restrictions
Finding aid: None, see file listing below
Accruals: No further accruals are expected
Custodial history: Donated by Mary Smith, former member of the Peterborough-Hastings New Democratic Party Riding Association executive, on February 15, 2019.
Administrative history: Hastings—Peterborough was a provincial electoral district represented in the Ontario Legislature from 1975 to 1999. It consisted of the part of Peterborough County lying east of and including the townships of Anstruther, Burleigh, Dummer and Asphodel; and the part of the county of Hastings lying north of and including the townships of Rawdon, Huntingdon, Madoc and Elzevir. The provincial electoral district continued until the redistribution of 1999 when it was abolished, and the respective areas migrated into Peterborough, Northumberland Quinte West, and Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington electoral districts.
Throughout much of this period, Elmer Buchannan was the candidate for the riding. He was born in Havelock, Ontario, in 1946 and spent his early career as a school teacher. Buchanan helped form the NDP Riding Association in Hastings in 1972. He campaigned for provincial office five times before his election in 1990. He was Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding from 1990-1995 during the premiership of Bob Rae. He also served as Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for the entirety of the Rae government. In 1995, he lost to Progressive Conservative Harry Danford and that party formed the next provincial government.
Related fonds at TVA: There are several fonds at TVA related to Peterborough politics and politicians, including F277 John Turner; F287 Peter Adams; F343 J. Paul Rexe; F395 Jenny Carter; F611 Conservative Party Peterborough Riding and F812 Mary Smith.
Elmer Buchanan; M.P.P. Ontario 1990-1995
Mary Smith; municipal councilor for Selwyn Township and its antecedents 1997-2018 (Mayor 2011-2018)
Robert Rae (Bob); Premier of Ontario 1990-1995
William Domm, (Bill), M.P.
Gillian Sandeman (Gill); M.P.P. Ontario 1975-1977