Acadia (electoral district)

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Not to be confused with Acadie (electoral district).

Acadia was a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1925 to 1968.

History[edit]

Acadia was created in 1924 from Battle River and Bow River ridings. It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Battle River, Crowfoot, Medicine Hat, Palliser and Red Deer ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

  1. Robert Gardiner, Progressive/United Farmers (1925–1935)
  2. Victor Quelch, Social Credit (1935–1958)
  3. Jack Horner, Progressive Conservative (1958–1968)

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Robert Gardiner 5,362
Liberal Robert Eaton 1,552
Conservative George Harrison Wade 1,481
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
United Farmers of Alberta Robert Gardiner 7,041
Conservative George Harrison Wade 1,803
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
United Farmers of Alberta Robert Gardiner acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Victor Quelch 6,166
Co-operative Commonwealth Robert Gardiner 1,859
Liberal Arthur Melville Day 1,444
Conservative Cyril Augustin Coughlin 1,024
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Victor Quelch 3,767
Liberal Arthur M. Day 3,740
Co-operative Commonwealth George B. Smith 802
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Victor Quelch 5,556
Liberal Lawrence Edgar Helmer 2,035
Co-operative Commonwealth John Kenneth Sutherland 1,903
Progressive Conservative John Albert Williams 1,211
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Victor Quelch 5,897
Liberal Isber Frank Shacker 4,186
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Victor Quelch 7,956
Liberal Arthur M. Day 7,503
Co-operative Commonwealth Stuart McRae 1,856
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Victor Quelch 10,348
Liberal Crawford Ferguson 5,825
Progressive Conservative William R. Kent 1,852
Co-operative Commonwealth Stuart McRae 1,520
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jack Horner 9,669
Social Credit Meredith P. Bergman 5,597
Liberal Crawford Ferguson 2,995
Co-operative Commonwealth Kenn S. Tory 942
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jack H. Horner 8,440
Social Credit G. Marshall Hewson 7,565
Liberal Walter Peter Hourihan 2,150
New Democratic Floyd A. Johnson 1,021
Independent Liberal James A. Robinson 311
Independent John Darby Naismith 189

† John Naismith campaigned under the All Canadian Party designation, the only candidate ever to do so.

Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jack Horner 10,616
Social Credit G. Marshall Hewson 7,018
Liberal Walter Peter Hourihan 1,995
New Democratic Floyd A. Johnson 840
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jack Horner 10,813
Social Credit Arthur Wiebe 5,384
Liberal Walter Peter Hourihan 1,786
New Democratic Art Bunney 911

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