Calgary-Currie

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Calgary-Currie
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
CalgaryCurrie in Calgary.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Christine Cusanelli
Progressive Conservative
District created 1971
First contested 1971
Last contested 2008

Calgary-Currie is a provincial electoral district in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It was created in 1971 and is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution from parts of Calgary Glenmore and Calgary West.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw the riding significantly changed. The Electoral Boundary Commission originally tried to abolish the riding but several complaints were submitted to the Commission. Instead the riding was completely redrawn with the north boundary pushed up to the Bow River from 17 Avenue SW into land that was part of Calgary-Bow and Calgary-Buffalo. The east boundary which had gone as far as 1 Street SE was moved west to 14 Street SW losing land to Buffalo and Calgary-Elbow. The south boundary was significantly revised with Elbow causing the riding to gain and lose land with that constituency in a few different places and finally the west boundary was straightened out to run along Sarcee Trail causing the riding to gain land from Calgary-West.

Boundary history[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Currie[3]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Calgary Glenmore 1959-1971 and Calgary West 1959-1971
17th 1971-1975 Fred Peacock Progressive Conservative
18th 1975-1979
19th 1979-1982 Dennis Anderson
20th 1982-1986
21st 1986-1989
22nd 1989-1993 Jocelyn Burgener
23rd 1993-1997
24th 1997-2001
25th 2001-2004 Jon Lord
26th 2004-2008 Dave Taylor Liberal
27th 2008-2010
2010-2011 Independent
2011-2012 Alberta Party
28th 2012–present Christine Cusanelli Progressive Conservative

The Calgary-Currie electoral district was created in the boundary redistribution of 1971. The electoral district was named after the former Currie Army Barracks which used to exist in Southwest Calgary. The district replaced large portions of Calgary West and Calgary Glenmore.

The first general election in 1971 saw Progressive Conservative candidate Fred Peacock win a tight race over incumbent Social Credit member Frederick Colborne who had previously represented Calgary Centre. His old electoral district was abolished and he decided to run in Currie instead of Calgary-Buffalo.

During his first term Peacock served as a cabinet minister in the Lougheed government. He was re-elected for a second term in 1975 before he retired from provincial politics in 1979.

The second MLA to represent the district was Dennis Anderson. He won a large majority in the 1979 election. He was re-elected in 1982 with the highest popular vote in the districts history. He was also easily re-elected in 1986 and again in 1989 before retiring in 1993.

The third MLA was Progressive Conservative candidate Jocelyn Burgener who won a hotly contested election in 1993 against Mark Waters son of Senator Stan Waters and leader of the Alberta Political Alliance. She was re-elected in 1997 before retiring in 2001.

Former Calgary Alderman Jon Lord became the fourth representative for the district. He was elected with a large majority in the 2001 election. Lord ran for a second term but was defeated by Liberal candidate Dave Taylor, who was a talk radio host in Calgary prior to running for office.

Taylor was re-elected to his second term in 2008. After the election he ran for leadership of the Liberal party but was defeated by David Swann. He left the Liberal caucus on April 11, 2010 to sit as an independent. On January 24, 2011, Taylor joined the Alberta Party.

Legislature results[edit]

1971 general election[edit]

1971 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 74.43% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Fred Peacock 5,255 49.00% *
     Social Credit Frederick Colborne 4,679 43.63% *
     NDP Margaret Jackson 791 7.37% *
Total 10,725 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 48
14,475 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

1975 general election[edit]

1975 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 57.15% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Fred Peacock 6,068 73.03% 24.04%
     Social Credit Edwin Ens 939 11.30% -32.33% *
     NDP Hiram Coulter 713 8.58% 1.21% *
     Liberal Ron Chahal 589 7.09% *
Total 8,309 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 20
14,574 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 28.19%

1979 general election[edit]

1979 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 59.88% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Dennis Anderson 6,885 59.64% -13.39% *
     Social Credit Charles Dunkley 2,822 24.45% 13.15% *
     NDP Glenn Miller 1,048 9.08% 0.50% *
     Liberal Jerry Arshinoff 789 6.83% -0.26% *
Total 11,544 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 14
19,303 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -13.27%

1982 general election[edit]

1982 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 64.87% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Dennis Anderson 9,701 75.66% 16.02%
     NDP Glenn Miller 1,417 11.05% 1.97%
     Western Canada Concept Peter Grizans 1,018 7.94% *
     Liberal Rork Hilford 686 5.35% -0.98% *
Total 12,822 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 25
19,805 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 9.00%

1986 general election[edit]

1986 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 47.05% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Dennis Anderson 5,483 59.61% -16.05%
     Liberal Rork Hilford 1,842 20.03% 14.68%
     NDP Glenn Miller 1,654 17.98% 6.93%
     Independent Peter Grizans 219 2.38% * -4.96%
Total 9,198 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 14
19,578 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -15.37%

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 51.74% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Dennis Anderson 5,072 49.62% -9.99%
     Liberal Mairi Matheson 3,434 33.59% 13.56% *
     NDP Bruce McGuigan 1,716 16.79% 1.19% *
Total 10,222 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 34
19,824 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -11.78%

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[10] Turnout 57.71% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Jocelyn Burgener 6,699 47.87% -1.75% *
     Liberal Mairi Matheson 4,670 33.37% -0.22%
     NDP Ilona Boyce 1,426 10.19% -6.60% *
     Alberta Political Alliance Mark Waters 1,200 8.57% *
Total 13,995 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 34
24,327 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -0.99%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[11] Turnout 49.23% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Jocelyn Burgener 5,952 54.02% 6.15%
     Liberal Mairi Matheson 3,636 33.00% -0.37%
     NDP Liz Blackwood 712 6.46% -3.73% *
     Social Credit Jeff Townsend 610 5.53% *
     Natural Law Richard Shelford 109 0.99% *
Total 11,019 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 39
22,464 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 3.26%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[12] Turnout 48.31% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Jon Lord 6,922 62.15% 8.13% *
     Liberal Pat Murray 2,667 23.95% -9.05% *
     NDP Garth Mundle 1,114 10.00% 3.54% *
     Independent Bruce Miller 434 3.90% *
Total 11,137 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 81
23,220 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 8.59%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[13] Turnout 45.34% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Dave Taylor 5,046 45.51% 21.56% *
     Progressive Conservative Jon Lord 4,412 39.79% -22.36%
Greens Kim Warnke 813 7.33% *
     NDP Robert Scobel 468 4.22% -5.78% *
     Alberta Alliance Ken Mazeroll 348 3.15% *
Total 11,087 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 68
24,603 Eligible Electors
     Liberal pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing 21.96%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[14] Turnout 35.42% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Dave Taylor 5,564 45.56% 0.05%
     Progressive Conservative Arthur Kent 4,552 37.27% -2.52% *
Greens Graham MacKenzie 896 7.34% 0.01% *
     Wildrose Alliance Ken Mazeroll 670 5.49% 2.34%
     NDP Marc Power 531 4.35% 0.13% *
Total 12,213 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 74
34,692 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing 1.29%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Christine Cusanelli 6,814 44.63% % *
     Wildrose Corrie Adolph 4,305 28.20% *
     Liberal Norval Horner 2,508 16.43% % %
     NDP Robert Scobel 826 5.41% % *
     Alberta Party Norm Kelly 556 3.64% % *
Evergreen Dean Halstead 259 1.70% % *
Total ' 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from Alberta Party Swing %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-Currie[15] Turnout 45.35%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,813 15.73% 45.50% 1
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 3,628 14.97% 43.29% 5
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 3,159 13.03% 37.70% 2
     Independent Link Byfield 3,061 12.63% 36.53% 4
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,653 10.95% 31.66% 9
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,161 8.92% 25.79% 6
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 1,960 8.09% 23.39% 3
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,420 5.86% 16.95% 8
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,280 5.28% 15.28% 7
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,105 4.54% 13.19% 10
Total Votes 24,240 100%
Total Ballots 8,380 2.89 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2,778
24,603 Eligible Electors

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

Student Vote results[edit]

2004 election[edit]

Participating Schools[16]
Alternative High School
Crescent Heights High School
Dr. Oakley School
St. Marys High School
Western Canada High School
Westmount Charter School

On November 19, 2004 a Student Vote was conducted at participating Alberta schools to parallel the 2004 Alberta general election results. The vote was designed to educate students and simulate the electoral process for persons who have not yet reached the legal majority. The vote was conducted in 80 of the 83 provincial electoral districts with students voting for actual election candidates. Schools with a large student body that reside in another electoral district had the option to vote for candidates outside of the electoral district then where they were physically located.

2004 Alberta Student Vote results[17]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Liberal Dave Taylor 266 32.96%
     Progressive Conservative Jon Lord 203 25.16%
Greens Kim Warnke 173 21.44%
     NDP Robert Scobel 109 13.51%
     Alberta Alliance Ken Mazeroll 56 6.93%
Total 807 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 37

2012 election[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 7–8. 
  2. ^ "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010. 
  3. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved March 1, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Calgary-Currie Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Calgary-Currie Official Results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Calgary-Currie Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Calgary-Currie Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Calgary-Currie Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Calgary-Currie Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Calgary-Currie Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  11. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Calgary-Currie Official Results 2001 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Calgary-Currie Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  14. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 186–189. 
  15. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  16. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-18. [dead link]
  17. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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