Nickel Belt is an informal nickname for the Sudbury region in Northern Ontario, because of the belt of nickel ore deposits found in the area. It is also the name of one of the two federal and provincial electoral districts serving the city.
Nickel Belt has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1953.
It consists of:
It consisted initially of parts of the territorial districts of Sudbury and Algoma, and excluding the city of Sudbury, town of Copper Cliff, and the township of McKim. In 1966, it was redefined to consist of parts of the territorial districts of Sudbury excluding the City of Sudbury and the Town of Copper Cliff, and the northeast part of the territorial district of Manitoulin.
In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the southern part of Regional Municipality of Sudbury, the southeast part of the Territorial District of Sudbury, and the part of the Territorial District of Manitoulin including and lying east of the Townships of Killarney, and Rutherford and George Island.
In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the southern part of the Regional Municipality of Sudbury; the geographic townships of Cartier, Cascaden, Foy, Hart, Harty, Hess and Moncrieff and that part of the geographic Township of Trill not within the Town of Walden in the Territorial District of Sudbury; Wahnapitei Indian Reserve No. 11; and Whitefish Lake Indian Reserve No. 6.
In 1996, it was redefined to consist of:
In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above.
|Algoma East, Algoma—Manitoulin, Nipissing, Parry Sound—Muskoka, Sudbury and Timiskaming—Cochrane prior to 1952|
|27th||1965-1968||Norman Fawcett||New Democrat|
|29th||1972-1974||John Rodriguez||New Democrat|
|33rd||1984-1988||John Rodriguez||New Democrat|