Alberta general election, 2008

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Alberta general election, 2008
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83 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
42 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 40.59%
  Majority party Minority party
  Ed Stelmach2.jpg Kevintaft.jpg
Leader Ed Stelmach Kevin Taft
Party Progressive Conservative Liberal
Leader since December 2, 2006 March 27, 2004
Leader's seat Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville Edmonton-Riverview
Last election 62 seats, 46.8% 16 seats, 29.4%
Seats before 60 16
Seats won 72 9
Seat change +12 -7
Popular vote 501,063 251,158
Percentage 52.7% 26.4
Swing +5.9% -3.0%

  Third party Fourth party
  Brian Mason.jpg Paul Hinman - Alberta Election 2012 - Wildrose Candidate.jpg
Leader Brian Mason Paul Hinman
Party New Democratic Wildrose Alliance
Leader since July 13, 2004 2008
Leader's seat Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood Cardston-Taber-Warner (lost re-election)
Last election 4 seats, 10.2% 1 seats, 8.7%
Seats before 4 1
Seats won 2 0
Seat change -2 -1
Popular vote 80,578 64,407
Percentage 8.5% 6.8%
Swing -1.7% -1.9%

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Map of Alberta's riding coloured in to indicate winning party and popular vote.

Premier before election

Ed Stelmach
Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta

Elected Premier

Ed Stelmach
Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta

The Alberta general election of 2008 was the twenty-seventh general election for the province of Alberta, Canada. It was held on March 3, 2008, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

It was expected to be called early because the governing Progressive Conservatives held a leadership election on December 2, 2006, in which Ed Stelmach was elected to replace Ralph Klein as party leader and Premier. The election was called when Stelmach formally advised Lieutenant Governor Norman Kwong to dissolve the Legislature, which happened on February 4, 2008.[1]

With 53% of the popular vote, the Progressive Conservatives won a decisive majority over the Liberal and other parties, despite early suggestions of a closer race.[citation needed]

The 2008 election had the lowest voter turnout in the province's history, with only 40.59% of eligible voters casting a ballot.[2]

Results[edit]

The Progressive Conservatives increased their majority at the expense of all other parties in the legislature. The Tories also increased their share of the popular vote, and even though the their share of the vote was still significantly less than it was in 2001, they managed to win just two fewer seats than they won in that election. This was largely a result of their continued widespread support in rural areas, as well as divided opposition support in Calgary and Edmonton. The Conservative gains came mostly in and around Edmonton, where the party recorded its best results since 1982.

The Liberals held on to official opposition status but sustained a net loss of seven seats. Bucking historic trends, the party was reduced to only three seats in Edmonton, but was able to win five seats in Calgary (a net gain of one seat and the largest total won by that party in that city in the past 50 years). The Liberals also held their existing seat in Lethbridge to win a total of nine seats.

The other parties that were represented in the legislature also suffered losses on election night. The New Democrats lost two of their four Edmonton seats, and the Wildrose Alliance Party was shut out of the legislature as their leader Paul Hinman was narrowly defeated in his own constituency of Cardston-Taber-Warner.

For the first time in history, a majority of the Liberal caucus were from Calgary and the combined number of Liberal and NDP MLAs from Edmonton did not exceed the number of those two parties' MLAs from Calgary.

Summary[edit]

e • d Summary of the March 3, 2008 Legislative Assembly of Alberta election results
Party Party leader Number of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
2004 Dissol. 2008 % Change # % Change (pp)
Progressive Conservative Ed Stelmach 83 621 60 72 +20% 501,063 52.72 +5.92%
Liberal Kevin Taft 82 161 16 9 -43.8% 251,158 26.43 -2.96%
New Democratic Brian Mason 83 4 4 2 -50% 80,578 8.48 -1.72%
Wildrose Alliance Paul Hinman 61 1 1 - -100% 64,407 6.78 -1.92%2
Greens George Read 79 - - - - 43,222 4.55 +1.80%
  Independent 7 - 1 - -100% 7,635 0.80 +0.69%
Social Credit Len Skowronski 8 - - - - 2,043 0.21 -1.02%
Separation Bruce Hutton 1 - - - - 119 0.01 -0.52%
Communist Naomi Rankin 2 - - - - 96 0.01 xx
Alberta Party Bruce Stubbs 1 - - - - 42 0.00 -0.28%
  Vacant 1  
Total 407 83 83 83 - 950,363 100.00  

Notes:

  • 1 Liberal Chris Kibermanis originally had a five-vote margin over Progressive Conservative Thomas Lukaszuk. A judicial recount on January 24, 2005, determined Thomas Lukaszuk the winner.
  • 2 Results change is compared to the Alberta Alliance in 2004.

Vote and seat summaries[edit]

Popular vote
Conservative
  
52.72%
Liberal
  
26.43%
NDP
  
8.48%
Wild Rose Alliance
  
6.78%
Green
  
4.55%
Independents
  
0.80%
Others
  
0.23%


Seat totals
Conservative
  
86.7%
Liberal
  
10.8%
NDP
  
2.4%

Policy and other major announcements[edit]

Alberta Liberal Party[edit]

Map of election results
  • Immediate elimination of health care premiums
  • Increasing per capita spending on policy in Calgary from $16 to $20
  • Re-legislation of tuition policy so it is made in open session
  • Implementation of a public pharmacare program
  • Using tobacco taxes, spend approximately $200 million to create a Community Wellness Fund which will seek to expand Family & Community Support Services and fund healthy living and lifestyle programs
  • Redirect the $250 million Natural Gas Rebate Program towards incentives for energy efficiency
  • Triple funding for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts
  • Increase the number of health care workers
  • Investment of 30% of all natural resource revenues in:
  1. investment in the Heritage Fund so that income taxes can remain permanently low
  2. elimination of the infrastructure deficit by 2014
  3. establishment of an uncapped endowment for post-secondary education
  4. establishment of a $500 million endowment fund for arts, social sciences, and humanities
  • Elimination of the education section of the property tax for seniors (appox. $700 a year)
  • Increasing the tax credit for seniors' caregivers to $9,355 from $4,355.
  • Making both Calgary and Edmonton into independent cities via a "Big Cities" Charter
  • Hiring 300 more police officers for Calgary and Edmonton
  • Fixed election dates

Cost: Net costs are zero as a result of re-allocating existing dollars and increased royalty revenues.

New Democratic Party of Alberta[edit]

  • Making life affordable
    • Create 4,000 new child care spaces.
    • Cap rates of $25/day ($500/month) for infant care and $9/day ($180/month) for after school care.
    • Regulate after-school care for children.
    • Increase start-up grants for daycare centres and day homes.
    • Provide additional sustainable grants to day cares to increase wages for childcare workers.
    • Introduce rent controls.
    • Introduce limits on condominium conversions.
  • Full value royalties
    • Follow example set by Alaska and replace the royalty system.
    • Create an all-party, special committee of the legislature to investigate royalties and report back in three months.
    • Add a variable royalty structure that would increase the royalty revenues when oil prices pass a peak threshold.
    • Increase royalties on other non-renewable resources such as coal.
  • Green energy plan
    • Create a green energy fund that will receive $2 billion a year primarily through enhanced royalties. Use that money to fund energy efficient retro-fitting and alternative energy production systems for individual houses and building.
    • Fund alternative power generation projects such as solar and wind farms.
    • Place hard caps on greenhouse gas emissions with penalties for companies that exceed targets — details to be worked out later.
    • Slow down the pace of development
  • Big dollar signs out of politics
    • End campaign contributions from unions and corporations.
    • Table legislation binding all leadership and nomination contests to the same disclosure rules and donation limits of political parties.
  • Immediately end health-care premiums.
  • Create a new pharmaceutical agency to purchase drugs in bulk, negotiate prices with drug companies and find less costly options to brand-name drugs.
  • Roll back tuition levels to 1999–2000 levels.
  • Cap interest for student loans at prime.
  • Invest $100 million in student housing immediately.
  • Eliminate fees and fund-raising for learning essentials.
  • Phase out funding for private schools.
  • Hire 800 additional police officers
  • Mandate basic value-added and upgrading for all bitumen mined in Alberta to be done in the province.
  • Add an interim per barrel tax on all bitumen exported outside the province.
  • Establish a bitumen pricing system.
  • Start a public automobile insurance system.
  • Provide stable funding for non-profit First Nation and Metis agencies.
  • Tie AISH and social assistance rates to a market basket measure.
  • Introduce $30 million in new funding for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Cost: $477 million surplus, based on increased royalty rates, bitumen royalty premium and reverse corporate tax cuts.

Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta[edit]

  • Elimination of health care premiums over four years
  • Increase the number of health care workers
  • Construct 18 new schools in Calgary and Edmonton, including health focused schools
  • $6 billion a year to build and improve urban transit, highways, schools, parks and seniors facilities
  • Tax credits to businesses and homeowners who renovate to utilize energy efficient appliances
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 200 megatons by 2050
  • Increase oil and gas revenue by $2 billion
  • Introduce royalty that would increase with the price of oil
  • Create a secretariat for action on homelessness
  • Create a new cultural policy that includes recreation and sport along with arts and performance
  • Double the tax credit for those supporting dependent family members

Cost: Total commitments represent 4.2 per cent of the budget for 2008–09 or $1.5 billion.

Wildrose Alliance Party of Alberta[edit]

  • Immediately eliminate health care premiums
  • Raise the basic personal income tax exemption to $20,000
  • Cut the provincial corporate tax rate from 10% to 8%
  • Allow income splitting for taxpayers who care for dependents in times of medical or other crisis
  • Direct savings from slowing spending growth to the Heritage Fund so that personal income taxes can eventually be eliminated
  • Allow governance and service delivery at the municipal and community levels as much as possible
  • As part of the party's universal health care plan, implement a pilot program in one of the smaller health regions that will be modelled after funding following the patients rather than the per capita funding currently in place today. Similarly, establish a school choice voucher pilot.
  • Provide significant debt relief to Alberta-trained medical professionals who commit to practising in the province at least five years
  • Establish fixed election dates, allow for citizen initiatives via referendums, and enact the right to recall elected officials

Costs: Cost of promises not released.

Alberta Greens[edit]

George Read, Leader of the Alberta Greens during the 2008 general election
  • Green tax shift (i.e. lower income and business taxes in exchange for higher resource taxes)
  • Community-based development
  • Balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility
  • Recovery of waste energy through co-generation
  • Assessing royalty waste on a reservoir by reservoir basis
  • Provide low interest loans to businesses for energy retrofits
  • Provide no interest loans to homes for energy conservation
  • Ban the use of cosmetic pesticides
  • Increase spending in the Child Welfare Department
  • Pass a Protected Lands Act that will clarify different land uses. The act will include:
  1. Increase land designated as protected
  2. Protect the Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) corridor
  3. Authority and resources to enforce the legislation for protected areas officers
  • Increasing the supply of affordable housing
  1. More housing cooperatives and co-housing type developments
  2. Ensuring units are maintained by organizations that have a vested interest in sustaining them
  • Working with the municipalities to make urban development plans that preserve farmland
  • Investing in public transit
  • Ensuring a continued supply of fresh water

Leader's statement

Results by region[edit]

Party name Cgy. Edm.1 Leth. R.D. North Central South Total
     Progressive Conservative Seats: 18 13 1 2 10 20 8 72
     Popular vote: 45.81% 42.74% 46.16% 55.46% 65.83% 65.13% 60.85% 52.66%
     Liberal Seats: 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 9
     Popular vote: 33.90% 33.47% 34.34% 25.30% 13.95% 16.60% 15.75% 26.37%
     New Democrats Seats: 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
     Popular vote: 4.21% 18.01% 8.87% 5.79% 11.00% 5.59% 3.74% 8.52%
Total seats: 23 18 2 2 10 20 8 83
Parties that won no seats:
     Wildrose Alliance Popular vote: 8.96% 1.51% 7.61% 7.74% 5.65% 5.86% 16.02% 6.77%
Greens Popular vote: 4.87% 3.16% 3.02% 5.71% 3.19% 6.12% 3.63% 4.58%
     Social Credit Popular vote: 0.20% 0.06% xx xx 0.39% 0.54% xx 0.22%
     Separation Popular Vote: xx xx xx xx xx 0.05% xx 0.01%
     Communist Popular vote: 0.02% 0.02% xx xx xx xx xx 0.01%
     Alberta Party Popular vote: xx 0.02% xx xx xx xx xx 0.01%
     Independents Popular vote: 2.04% 0.96% xx xx xx 0.12% xx 0.87%

1 "Edmonton" corresponds to only the city of Edmonton. (Only the ridings whose names begin with "Edmonton".) The four suburban ridings around the city as listed below are grouped with central Alberta in this table.

Opinion polls[edit]

Polling Firm Last Date of Polling Link Prog. Cons. Liberal New Democratic Alliance Green
Election results March 3, 2008 53% 26% 9% 7% 5%
Angus Reid Strategies February 29, 2008 [1] 43% 28% 13% 10% 7%
Strategic Counsel February 28, 2008 [2] 50% 25% 8% 10% 8%
Leger Marketing February 25, 2008 [3] 55% 24% 7% 8% 6%
Angus Reid Strategies February 20, 2008 [4] 42% 31% 9% 10% 8%
Ipsos-Reid February 17, 2008 [5] 49% 28% 14% 5% 4%
Environics February 7, 2008 [6] 52% 25% 10% 6% 7%
Leger Marketing January 24, 2008 [7] 49% 28% 11% 5% 8%
Strategic Counsel January 13, 2008 [8] 58% 19% 9% 5% 9%
Last election 22 November 2004 48.8% 29.4% 10.2% 8.7% 2.8%

Target ridings[edit]

The following is a list of ridings that were narrowly lost by the indicated party in the 2004 election. For instance, under the Liberal column are the nine seats in which they came closest to winning but did not. Listed is the name of the riding, followed by the party which was victorious (in parentheses) and the margin, in terms of percentage of the vote, by which the party lost.

These ridings were likely targeted by the specified party because the party lost them by a very slim margin in the 2004 election.

Up to ten are shown, with a maximum margin of victory of 15%.

* Indicates incumbent not running again.

Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Alberta Liberal Party
  1. Cardston-Taber-Warner, (WA) 1.5%
  2. Edmonton-Meadowlark, (Lib) 1.8%
  3. Edmonton-Ellerslie, (Lib) 2.0%
  4. Edmonton-Manning, (Lib) 2.6%
  5. St. Albert, (Lib) 2.7%
  6. Edmonton-Calder, (NDP) 3.0%
  7. Edmonton-McClung, (Lib) 4.1%
  8. Lethbridge-East, (Lib) 5.0%
  9. Calgary-Varsity, (Lib) 5.3%
  10. Calgary-Currie, (Lib) 5.7%
  1. Edmonton-Castle Downs, (PC) <0.1%
  2. Calgary-McCall, (PC) 4.1%
  3. Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert, (PC) 4.4%
  4. Edmonton-Whitemud, (PC) 5.7%
  5. Edmonton-Mill Creek, (PC) 6.5%
  6. Calgary-Buffalo, (PC) 7.7%
  7. Edmonton-Calder, (NDP) 9.6%
  8. Red Deer-South, (PC) 10.8%
  9. Sherwood Park, (PC) 11.2%
Alberta New Democratic Party Wildrose Alliance Party
  1. Edmonton-Glenora, (Lib) 4.2%
  2. Edmonton Ellerslie, (Lib) 11.7%
  3. Edmonton Manning, (Lib) 14.2%
  1. Dunvegan-Central Peace, (PC) 4.1%

MLAs not running again[edit]

Timeline[edit]

  • November 19, 2005 Paul Hinman, Cardston-Taber-Warner MLA is elected leader of the Alberta Alliance Party replacing Randy Thorsteinson at a leadership convention in Red Deer, Alberta.
  • March 29, 2006 Premier Ralph Klein is given a 55% leadership review, he later announced his retirement for the fall of 2006.
  • September 20, 2006 Premier Ralph Klein gives notice to the Progressive Conservatives, announces he will leave when a new leader is picked.
  • November 23, 2006 Dan Backs is removed from the Liberal caucus and is forced to sit as an Independent
  • December 15, 2006 Ed Stelmach replaces Ralph Klein as premier.
  • January 15, 2007 Former Premier Ralph Klein and former Deputy Premier Shirley McClellan resign their legislature seats.
  • June 12, 2007 By-elections are held in the seats vacated on January 15. While Jack Hayden easily holds the Drumheller-Stettler riding for the Progressive Conservatives, Craig Cheffins takes Premier Klein's old seat, Calgary Elbow, for the Liberals.[9]
  • November 3, 2007 Len Skowronski is elected Leader of Social Credit replacing Lavern Ahlstrom
  • December 3, 2007 Gary Mar resigns his seat of Calgary Mackay after he was appointed as Alberta's representative to Washington, D.C..
  • January 19, 2008 The Wildrose Party of Alberta and the Alberta Alliance Party merge to form the Wildrose Alliance Party of Alberta.
  • February 4, 2008 The writ is dropped.
  • February 21, 2008 Stelmach, Taft, Mason, and Hinman square off in a leaders' debate.
  • March 3, 2008, 8:22 p.m.: CTV Calgary declares a PC majority barely twenty minutes after the polls close. A CTV reporter asks Ed Stelmach about it, but the Premier has no real answer.
    • 8:29 p.m.: Less than half an hour after the polls close, and less than 25 minutes after the first polling station reports, CBC News declares a PC majority; Ed Stelmach begins a brief speech thanking party workers in Calgary while the CBC anchor is making the declaration.
    • 9:45 p.m.: Kevin Taft concedes victory. Despite the poor result, he announces his intention to remain party leader.
    • 10:36 p.m.: Ed Stelmach formally claims victory in Edmonton.

Nominated candidates[edit]

Names in bold indicate party leaders and cabinet ministers. [3]

Northern Alberta[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   Liberal   NDP   Wildrose Alliance   Green   Other
Athabasca-Redwater Jeff Johnson
7,484 (67.99%)
Bill Bonko
1,379 (12.53%)
Peter Opryshko
1,225 (11.13%)
Mike Radojcic
517 (4.69%)
Phyllis Penchuk
403 (3.66%)
Mike Cardinal
Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock Ken Kowalski
8,312 (70.26%)
Leslie Penny
1,804 (15.25%)
Rod Olstad
927 (7.83%)
Dan Evans
479 (4.05%)
Carl Haugen (SC)
309 (2.61%)
Ken Kowalski
Bonnyville-Cold Lake Genia Leskiw
4,437 (75.54%)
Justin Yassoub
698 (11.88%)
Jason Sloychuk
389 (6.62%)
Jennifer Brown
350 (5.96%)
Denis Ducharme
Dunvegan-Central Peace Hector Goudreau
4,147 (51.99%)
Bob Woken
288 (3.61%)
Nathan Macklin
1,202 (15.07%)
Dale Lueken
2,339 (29.33%)
Hector Goudreau
Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo Guy Boutilier
4,519 (63.41%)
Ross Jacobs
1,758 (24.67%)
Mel Kraley
550 (7.72%)
Reginald (Reg) Normore
300 (4.21%)
Guy Boutilier
Grande Prairie Smoky Mel Knight
4,769 (59.44%)
John Croken
1,089 (13.57%)
Neil Peacock
832 (10.37%)
Todd Loewen
1,049 (13.07%)
Rebecca Villebrun
285 (3.55%)
Mel Knight
Grande Prairie Wapiti Wayne Drysdale
5,145 (66.70%)
Augustine Ebinu
1,304 (16.90%)
Manuella Campbell
829 (10.75%)
Art Proctor
436 (5.65%)
Gordon Graydon
Lac La Biche-St. Paul Ray Danyluk
6,527 (71.28%)
Alex Broadbent
1,627 (17.77%)
Della Drury
1,003 (10.95%)
Ray Danyluk
Lesser Slave Lake Pearl Calahasen
3,384 (65.18%)
Steve Noskey
1,109 (21.36%)
Habby Sharkawi
426 (8.20%)
Bonnie Raho
273 (5.26%)
Pearl Calahasen
Peace River Frank Oberle
3,265 (64.63%)
Adele Boucher Rymhs
1,248 (24.70%)
Georg Beinart
539 (10.67%)
Frank Oberle

Western and Central Alberta[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   Liberal   NDP   Wildrose Alliance   Green   Other
Banff-Cochrane Janis Tarchuk
4,727 (49.34%)
Patricia K. Robertson
2,753 (28.74%)
Anne Wilson
575 (6.00%)
Dan Cunin
1,353 (14.12%)
Zrinko Amerl (Ind.)
172 (1.80%)
Janis Tarchuk
Drayton Valley-Calmar Diana McQueen
5,931 (58.74%)
Norma Block
846 (8.38%)
Luanne Bannister
390 (3.86%)
Dean Schmale
1,053 (10.43%)
Edwin Erickson
1,877 (18.59%)
Tony Abbott
Foothills-Rocky View Ted Morton
6,916 (57.41%)
Herb Coburn
2,200 (18.26%)
Ricardo de Menezes
196 (1.63%)
Joseph McMaster
1,797 (14.92%)
Larry Ashmore
937 (7.78%)
Ted Morton
Innisfail-Sylvan Lake Luke Ouellette
6,967 (62.82%)
Garth Davis
1,539 (13.88%)
Tophie Davies
702 (6.33%)
Wayne Edmundson
1,215 (10.96%)
Lisa Grant
545 (4.91%)
Anthony Haggarty (Ind)
122 (1.10%)
Luke Ouellette
Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Richard Marz
7,837 (64.06%)
Tony Vonesch
1,038 (8.49%)
Andy Davies
268 (2.19%)
Curt Engel
2,572 (21.03%)
Kate Haddow
518 (4.23%)
Richard Marz
Red Deer North Mary Anne Jablonski
4,715 (57.94%)
Richard Farrand
1,770 (21.75%)
Shawn Nielsen
560 (6.88%)
Urs Lehner
630 (7.74%)
Rueben Tschetter
463 (5.69%)
  Mary Anne Jablonski
Red Deer South Cal Dallas
7,139 (56.18%)
Diane Kubanek
3,414 (26.86%)
Teresa Bryanton
597 (4.70%)
Ed Klop
949 (7.47%)
Evan Bedford
609 (4.79%)
Victor Doerksen
Rocky Mountain House Ty Lund
6,188 (62.30%)
Norm McDougall
849 (8.55%)
Jorge Souza
279 (2.81%)
Fanie van Heerden
1,156 (11.64%)
Jennifer Ripley
699 (7.03%)
Wilf Tricker (SC)
643 (6.47%)
Bruce Hutton (SPA)
119 (1.20%)
Ty Lund
Stony Plain Fred Lindsay
8,467 (63.38%)
Bill Fraser
2,552 (19.10%)
Shelina Brown
976 (7.31%)
Sandy Pariseau
793 (5.94%)
Nora Shea
571 (4.27%)
Fred Lindsay
West Yellowhead Robin Campbell
4,206 (53.83%)
Lisa Higgerty
1,932 (24.72%)
Ken Kuzminski
1,054 (13.49%)
Earle Cunningham
326 (4.17%)
Scott Pickett
296 (3.79%)
  Ivan Strang
Whitecourt-Ste. Anne George VanderBurg
6,019 (60.60%)
Mike Grey
1,106 (11.14%)
Leah Redmond
661 (6.65%)
Link Byfield
2,146 (21.61%)
    George VanderBurg

East Central Alberta[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   Liberal   NDP   Wildrose Alliance   Green   Other
Battle River-Wainwright Doug Griffiths
7,968 (78.57%)
Horst Schreiber
1,260 (12.42%)
Doris Bannister
431 (4.25%)
Will Munsey
483 (4.76%)
Doug Griffiths
Drumheller-Stettler Jack Hayden
6,986 (68.90%)
Tom Dooley
1,463 (14.43%)
Richard Bough
276 (2.72%)
Dave France
1,062 (10.47%)
Amanda Bolton
353 (3.48%)
Jack Hayden
Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville Ed Stelmach
11,169 (78.13%)
Earl J. Woods
1,343 (9.39%)
Clayton Marsden
1,233 (8.63%)
Ryan Scheie
551 (3.85%)
Ed Stelmach
Lacombe-Ponoka Ray Prins
8,202 (58.18%)
Edith McPhedran
1,200 (8.51%)
Steve Bradshaw
560 (3.97%)
Daniel Freisen
911 (6.46%)
Joe Anglin
3,226 (22.88%)
Ray Prins
Leduc-Beaumont-Devon George Rogers
9,045 (64.91%)
Joyce Assen
2,329 (16.72%)
Lisa Erickson
1,057 (7.59%)
Sharon MacLise
1,008 (7.23%)
Kevin Colton
495 (3.55%)
George Rogers
Vermilion-Lloydminster Lloyd Snelgrove
7,013 (80.75%)
Robert Sawatzky
826 (9.51%)
Wendy Myshak
482 (5.55%)
Ngaio Hotte
364 (4.19%)
  Lloyd Snelgrove
Wetaskiwin-Camrose Verlyn Olson
7,726 (65.89%)
Keith Elliott
1,646 (14.04%)
Sarah Mowat
1,078 (9.19%)
Tyler Knelsen
818 (6.98%)
Midge Lambert
458 (3.90%)
LeRoy Johnson

Central Edmonton[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   Liberal   NDP   Wildrose Alliance   Green   Other
Edmonton Beverly Clareview Tony Vandermeer
4,182 (39.63%)
Dawit Isaac
1,996 (18.92%)
Ray Martin
3,845 (36.44%)
Brian Dell
289 (2.74%)
Frederick Pivot
183 (1.73%)
Robin Porteous (SC)
57 (0.54%)
Ray Martin
Edmonton Centre Bill Donahue
3,291 (29.36%)
Laurie Blakeman
5,042 (44.98%)
Deron Bilous
2,163 (19.30%)
James Iverson
200 (1.78%)
David Parker
472 (4.21%)
Margaret Saunter (AP)
42 (0.37%)
Laurie Blakeman
Edmonton-Glenora Heather Klimchuk
4,604 (39.90%)
Bruce Miller
4,508 (39.07%)
Arlene Chapman
1,743 (15.11%)
Elden Van Hauwaert
275 (2.38%)
Peter Johnston
408 (3.54%)
Bruce Miller
Edmonton Gold Bar David Dorward
5,261 (37.61%)
Hugh MacDonald
6,279 (44.89%)
Sherry McKibben
1,923 (13.75%)
David Zylstra
525 (3.75%)
Hugh MacDonald
Edmonton Highlands-Norwood Andrew Beniuk
2,978 (31.92%)
Brad Smith
1,132 (12.13%)
Brian Mason
4,754 (50.95%)
Travis Loewen
245 (2.63%)
Mohamad Maie
221 (2.37%)
Brian Mason
Edmonton Mill Creek Gene Zwozdesky
6,857 (50.78%)
Aman Gill
4,058 (30.05%)
Stephen Anderson
1,822 (13.49%)
Glen Argan
726 (5.38%)
Naomi Rankin (Com)
41 (0.30%)
Gene Zwozdesky
Edmonton-Mill Woods Carl Benito
4,752 (43.87%)
Weslyn Mather
3,996 (36.89%)
Christina Gray
1,474 (13.61%)
Robert Leddy
321 (2.95%)
David Hruska
289 (2.68%)
Weslyn Mather
Edmonton Riverview Wendy Andrews
5,171 (35.03%)
Kevin Taft
7,471 (50.61%)
Erica Bullwinkle
1,284 (8.70%)
Kyle Van Hauwaert
329 (2.23%)
Cameron Wakefield
506 (3.43%)
Kevin Taft
Edmonton Rutherford Fred Horne
5,225 (42.49%)
Rick Miller
5,167 (42.02%)
Mike Butler
1,178 (9.58%)
John Baloun
379 (3.08%)
Kate Wyrostok
348 (2.83%)
Rick Miller
Edmonton Strathcona T.J. Keil
3,031 (25.50%)
Tim Vant
2,452 (20.63%)
Rachel Notley
5,862 (49.32%)
Adrian Cole
540 (4.55%)
Raj Pannu

Suburban Edmonton and environs[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   Liberal   NDP   Wildrose Alliance   Green   Other
Edmonton-Calder Doug Elniski
4,557 (40.86%)
Jim Kane
1,839 (16.49%)
David Eggen
4,356 (39.05%)
Mike Brown
402 (3.60%)
  David Eggen
Edmonton Castle Downs Thomas Lukaszuk
7,159 (51.55%)
Chris Kibermanis
5,090 (36.65%)
Ali Haymour
1,341 (9.66%)
Bob Reckhow
297 (2.14%)
Thomas Lukaszuk
Edmonton Decore Janice Sarich
4,577 (45.71%)
Bill Bonko
3,895 (38.89%)
Sidney Sadik
1,301 (12.99%)
Trey Capenhurst
241 (2.41%)
Bill Bonko
Edmonton Ellerslie Naresh Bhardwaj
4,581 (41.90%)
Bharat Agnihotri
3,592 (32.86%)
Marilyn Assheton-Smith
1,891 (17.30%)
Krista Leddy
471 (4.31%)
Paul Boos
335 (3.06%)
Cheryl Ullah (SC)
62 (0.57%)
Bharat Agnihotri
Edmonton Manning Peter Sandhu
4,107 (35.79%)
Sandeep Dhir
2,260 (19.70%)
Rick Murti
2,307 (20.11%)
Phil Gamache
289 (2.52%)
Odette Boily
235 (2.05%)
Dan Backs (Ind.)
2,275 (19.83%)
Dan Backs
Edmonton McClung David Xiao
7,173 (48.94%)
Mo Elsalhy
5,947 (40.57%)
Bridget Stirling
924 (6.30%)
Kristine Jassman
272 (1.86%)
Bryan Wyrostok
342 (2.33%)
Mo Elsalhy
Edmonton Meadowlark Raj Sherman
6,174 (54.83%)
Debbie Cavaliere
3,423 (30.40%)
Pascal Ryffel
1,010 (8.97%)
Richard Guyon
306 (2.72%)
Amanda Doyle
347 (3.08%)
Maurice Tougas
Edmonton-Whitemud David Hancock
12,054 (58.47%)
Nancy Cavanaugh
6,997 (33.94%)
Hana Razga
1,023 (4.96%)
Valerie Kennedy
543 (2.63%)
David Hancock
Sherwood Park Iris Evans
9,312 (63.14%)
Louise Rogers
3,843 (26.06%)
Katharine Hay
904 (6.13%)
Rick Hoines
689 (4.67%)
Iris Evans
Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert Doug Horner
9,369 (60.83%)
Ray Boudreau
4,528 (29.40%)
Peter Cross
960 (6.23%)
Allan West
545 (3.54%)
Doug Horner
St. Albert Ken Allred
8,403 (54.09%)
Jack Flaherty
5,598 (36.03%)
Katy Campbell
959 (6.17%)
Ross Vincent
576 (3.71%)
  Jack Flaherty
Strathcona Dave Quest
9,951 (66.19%)
Jon Friel
2,995 (19.92%)
Denny Holmwood
911 (6.06%)
Kate Harrington
763 (5.07%)
Gordon Barrett (SC)
415 (2.76%)
Rob Lougheed

Southern Alberta[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   Liberal   NDP   Wildrose Alliance   Green   Other
Airdrie-Chestermere Rob Anderson
9,374 (62.58%)
John Burke
1,973 (13.17%)
Bryan Young
609 (4.07%)
Jeff Willerton
2,362 (15.77%)
David Brandreth
660 (4.41%)
Carol Haley
Cardston-Taber-Warner Broyce Jacobs
4,374 (46.02%)
Ron Hancock
436 (4.59%)
Suzanne Sirias
190 (2.00%)
Paul Hinman
4,325 (45.50%)
Billy Turner
180 (1.89%)
  Paul Hinman
Cypress-Medicine Hat Leonard Mitzel
5,640 (63.34%)
Dick Mastel
2,023 (22.72%)
Manuel Martinez
347 (3.90%)
Dan Pierson
679 (7.63%)
Bright Pride
215 (2.41%)
Leonard Mitzel
Highwood George Groeneveld
7,715 (65.11%)
Stan Shedd
1,647 (13.90%)
Carolyn Boulton
391 (3.30%)
Daniel Doherty
1,405 (11.86%)
John Barret
691 (5.83%)
George Groeneveld
Lethbridge East Jason Herasemluk
4,715 (39.21%)
Bridget Pastoor
5,582 (46.42%)
Tom Moffatt
687 (5.71%)
Grant Shaw
748 (6.22%)
Helen McMenamin
292 (2.44%)
Bridget Pastoor
Lethbridge West Greg Weadick
5,002 (43.68%)
Bal Boora
4,022 (35.13%)
James Moore
1,179 (10.30%)
Matt Fox
855 (7.47%)
Brennan Tilley
392 (3.42%)
Clint Dunford
Little Bow Barry McFarland
5,150 (58.06%)
Everett Tanis
1,080 (12.18%)
Duane Petluk
322 (3.63%)
Kevin Kinahan
2,051 (23.12%)
Marie Read
267 (3.01%)
Barry McFarland
Livingstone-Macleod Evan Berger
6,037 (64.18%)
Mike Judd
1,534 (16.31%)
Phil Burpee
476 (5.06%)
Jack Macleod
988 (10.50%)
Bryan Hunt
371 (3.95%)
David Coutts
Medicine Hat Rob Renner
5,388 (51.18%)
Karen Charlton
3,625 (34.43%)
Diana Arnott
484 (4.60%)
Clint Rabb
746 (7.08%)
Karen Kraus
285 (2.71%)
Rob Renner
Strathmore-Brooks Arno Doerksen
7,623 (74.55%)
Gerry Hart
991 (9.69%)
Brian Stokes
313 (3.06%)
Amanda Shehata
935 (9.14%)
Chris Bayford
362 (3.55%)
Lyle Oberg

Suburban Calgary[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   Liberal   NDP   Wildrose Alliance   Green   Other
Calgary-Bow Alana DeLong
6,687 (45.16%)
Greg Flanagan
5,173 (34.93%)
Teale Phelps Bondaroff
507 (3.42%)
Barry Holizki
1,425 (9.62%)
Randy Weeks
845 (5.71%)
Len Skowronski (SC)
171 (1.16%)
Alana DeLong
Calgary-Cross Yvonne Fritz
4,004 (56.82%)
Rob Reinhold
1,567 (22.24%)
Shelina Hassanali
476 (6.75%)
Gordon Huth
605 (8.59%)
Susan Stratton
395 (5.60%)
  Yvonne Fritz
Calgary-Foothills Len Webber
6,088 (48.20%)
Mike Robinson
4,909 (38.86%)
Stephanie Sundburg
251 (1.99%)
Kevin Legare
972 (7.70%)
Ian Groll
411 (3.25%)
  Len Webber
Calgary-Fort Wayne Cao
4,123 (49.81%)
Carole Oliver
1,770 (21.39%)
Julie Hrdlicka
1,178 (14.23%)
Travis Chase
715 (8.64%)
J. Mark Taylor
491 (5.93%)
Wayne Cao
Calgary-Hays Arthur Johnston
6,968 (54.23%)
Bill Kurtze
3,586 (27.91%)
Tyler Kinch
366 (2.84%)
Devin Cassidy
1,366 (10.63%)
Keeley Bruce
564 (4.39%)
  Arthur Johnston
Calgary-Lougheed David Rodney
7,190 (52.51%)
Lori Czerwinski
3,926 (28.68%)
Clint Marko
336 (2.45%)
Derrick Jacobson
1,620 (11.83%)
Bernie Amell
520 (3.80%)
Gordon Laurie (Ind.)
100 (0.73%)
David Rodney
Calgary-Mackay Teresa Woo-Paw
6,247 (48.40%)
Tianna Melnyk
4,048 (31.36%)
Daena Diduck
426 (3.30%)
Rob Gregory
1,609 (12.46%)
Ryan Smith
578 (4.48%)
Vacant
Calgary-McCall Shiraz Shariff
4,161 (43.16%)
Darshan Kang
4,279 (44.38%)
Preet Sihota
275 (2.85%)
Ina Given
542 (5.62%)
Heather Brocklesby
385 (3.99%)
  Shiraz Shariff
Calgary-Montrose Manmeet Bhullar
2,627 (34.45%)
Michael Embaie
1,396 (18.31%)
Al Brown
512 (6.71%)
Said Abdulbaki
818 (10.73%)
Fred Clemens
262 (3.44%)
Ron Leech (Ind)
2,010 (26.36%)
Hung Pham
Calgary-North West Lindsay Blackett
8,415 (46,21%)
Dale Martin D'Silva
5,552 (30.49%)
Colin Anderson
637 (3.50%)
Chris Jukes
2,703 (14.85%)
George Read
902 (4.95%)
  Greg Melchin
Calgary-Shaw Cindy Ady
7,010 (58.12%)
John Roggeveen
2,958 (24.53%)
Jenn Carlson
334 (2.77%)
Richard P. Dur
1,268 (10.51%)
Jennifer Oss-Saunders
491 (4.07%_
Cindy Ady
Calgary-West Ron Liepert
8,428 (47.97%)
Beth Gignac
5,693 (32.41%)
Chantelle Dubois
401 (2.28%)
Bob Babcock
2,273 (12.94%)
James Kohut
773 (4.40%)
  Ron Liepert

Central Calgary[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   Liberal   NDP   Wildrose Alliance   Green   Other
Calgary-Buffalo Sean Chu
3,646 (38.85%)
Kent Hehr
4,583 (48.83%)
Robert Lawrence
387 (4.12%)
Stephen Ricketts
611 (6.51%)
Antoni Grochowski (SC)
158 (1.69%)
Harvey Cenaiko
Calgary-Currie Arthur Kent
4,552 (37.27%)
Dave Taylor
5,564 (45.56%)
Marc Power
531 (4.35%)
Ken Mazeroll
670 (5.49%)
Graham MacKenzie
896 (7.34%)
Dave Taylor
Calgary-East Moe Amery
4,583 (53.85%)
Bill Harvey
2,433 (28.59%)
Christopher Dovey
425 (4.99%)
Mike McCraken
681 (8.00%)
Ross Cameron
333 (3.91%)
Bonnie Collins (Com)
55 (0.66%)
Moe Amery
Calgary-Egmont Jonathan Denis
5,415 (43.61%)
Cathie Williams
3,289 (26.49%)
Jason Nishiyama
447 (3.60%)
Barry Chase
676 (5.44%)
Mark McGillvray
582 (4.69%)
Craig Chandler (Ind.)
2,008 (16.17%)
Denis Herard
Calgary-Elbow Alison Redford
6,130 (42.08%)
Craig Cheffins
5,711 (39.20%)
Garnet Wilcox
290 (1.99%)
Dale Nelson
963 (6.61%)
Jonathon Sheffield
526 (3.61%)
Barry Erskine (Ind)
948 (6.51%)
Craig Cheffins
Calgary-Fish Creek Heather Forsyth
6,884 (52.30%)
Laura Shutiak
4,038 (30.68%)
Eric Leavitt
423 (3.22%)
Jamie Buchan
1,261 (9.58%)
Kerry Fraser
556 (4.22%)
  Heather Forsyth
Calgary-Glenmore Ron Stevens
6,436 (50.67%)
Avalon Roberts
4,213 (33.17%)
Holly Heffernan
477 (3.76%)
Ryan Sadler
1,025 (8.07%)
Arden Bonokoski
550 (4.33%)
Ron Stevens
Calgary-Mountain View Leah Lawrence
4,252 (30.91%)
David Swann
7,086 (51.51%)
John Donovan
661 (4.81%)
Cory Morgan
892 (6.48%)
Juliet Burgess
865 (6.29%)
David Swann
Calgary-North Hill Kyle Fawcett
4,281 (38.22%)
Pat Murray
3,573 (31.99%)
John Chan
1,381 (12.36%)
Jane Morgan
976 (8.74%)
Kevin Maloney
732 (6.55%)
Jim Wright (SC)
228 (2.04%)
Richard Magnus
Calgary-Nose Hill Neil Brown
4,586 (49.24%)
Len Borowski
2,761 (29.65%)
Tristan Ridley
388 (4.17%)
John Murdoch
954 (10.24%)
Nick Burman
624 (6.70%)
Neil Brown
Calgary-Varsity Jennifer Diakiw
5,353 (36.69%)
Harry B. Chase
6,907 (47.33%)
Tim Stock-Bateman
530 (3.63%)
Brennan Ltyle
1,043 (7.15%)
Sean Maw
758 (5.19%)
Harry B. Chase

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albertans to vote March 3". CBC News. February 4, 2008. Retrieved May 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ Election Alberta (July 28, 2008). 2008 General Report. p. 158. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ Erickson, Edwin (2006-10-03). "Candidate Update". Alberta Greens. Retrieved November 3, 2006. [dead link]

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