Calgary-Fort

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Calgary Fort
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
CalgaryFort in Calgary.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Wayne Cao
Progressive Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2008

Calgary Fort is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada.

The Electoral District is named after historical Fort Calgary. The district lies in the Central SE of the city.

The first election in Calgary Fort was held in 1997, it was created out of Calgary East. The Riding covers some of the cities older blue collar neighborhoods including Forest Lawn, Dover, Inglewood, Lynwood Ridge, Ogden, Erinwoods and the Foothills Industrial Park. The riding is largely broken with three distinct residential sections surrounded by industrial areas.

The riding has suffered from a number of environmental problems in recent years caused by heavy industry. Soil contamination from the old oil refinery in Lynwood Ridge has created a ghost town of houses in limbo. Canadian Pacific Railway has also been to blame for heavy soil contamination affecting residents along the tracks in Ogden by a chemical known as Trichloroethylene used as a track degreaser. In 1999 the Hub Oil refinery just east of Erin Woods exploded raining contamination on the neighborhood. The riding also has a quarantined site where the Inglewood Refinery used to be for soil contamination problems.

The riding has been a Progressive Conservative stronghold since its creation in 1997 and only held by Wayne Cao, however support dipped in the last election. The Liberals have managed to finish second in every election, but have lost significant votes in the last two. No candidate has run more than once to oppose the incumbent.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1996 boundary redistribution out of Calgary-East. The riding had significant changes in the 2010 boundary redistribution. It was expanded to meet the new boundaries of the city of Calgary and gained some rural portions that had belonged to Foothills-Rocky View. It also gained the neighborhoods of Ramsay that was previously in Calgary-Egmont and East Village which was in Calgary-Buffalo. The riding also expanded south into industrial land that was formerly part of Calgary-Hays.

Boundary history[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Fort[2]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Calgary-East 1993-1997
24th 1997–2001 Wayne Cao Progressive Conservative
25th 2001–2004
26th 2004–2008
27th 2008–present

The electoral district of Calgary-Fort was created in the boundary redistribution of 1997. The district covers central south east Calgary and was carved primarily from Calgary-East. Progressive Conservative Wayne Cao won the district in the first election held in 1997 with just under half the popular vote.

Cao would run for his second term in 2001 and win a landslide victory winning almost 69% of the popular vote over a crowded field of eight candidates. He was re-elected in 2004 with a significantly reduced margin of victory taking just over half the popular vote.

Cao stood for a fourth term in the 2008 election and for the first time since 1997 he won less than half of the popular vote in one of the lowest voter turnout races in the province.

Legislature results[edit]

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 41.40% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Wayne Cao 4,410 48.82% *
     Liberal Shirley-Anne Reuben 2,817 31.18% *
     Social Credit Bren Blanchet 916 10.14% *
     NDP Ken Sahil 891 9.86% *
Total 9,034 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 53
21,947 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 43.19% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Wayne Cao 6,740 68.38% 19.56%
     Liberal Brian Huskins 2,004 20.39% -10.79% *
     NDP Vinay Dey 501 5.10% -4.76% *
     Social Credit Raymond Hurst 160 1.61% -8.53% *
Greens Michael Alvarez-Toye 121 1.27% *
     Independent Metro Demchynski 102 1.04% *
     Independent Brian Slater 100 1.02% *
     Alberta First Wyatt McIntyre 99 1.01% *
Total 9,827 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 56
22,882 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 15.18%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 33.42% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Wayne Cao 4,139 53.89% -14.49%
     Liberal Gerry Hart 1,786 23.25% 2.86% *
     NDP Elizabeth Thomas 584 7.60% 2.50% *
     Alberta Alliance Travis Chase 524 6.82% *
Greens Tyler Charkie 439 5.72% 4.45% *
     Separation Leo Ollenberger 211 2.72% 1.71%1 *
Total 7,681 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 95
23,271 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -8.68%
  1. Results change compared to Alberta First Party in the 2001 general election.

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 28.68% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Wayne Cao 4,123 49.81% -4.08%
     Liberal Carole Oliver 1,770 21.39% -1.86 *
     NDP Julie Hrdlicka 1,178 14.23% 6.63% *
     Wildrose Alliance Travis Chase 715 8.64% 1.82%
Greens Mark Taylor 491 5.93% 0.21% *
Total 8,277 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 32
28,974 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -2.97%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Wayne Cao 4,829 40.77% %
     Wildrose Jeevan Mangat 4,719 39.84% %
     Liberal Said Abdulbaki 1,185 10.01% *
     NDP Don Monroe 799 6.75% *
Evergreen Janice Dixon 312 2.63% *
Total ' 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-Fort[7] Turnout 33.21%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,587 16.92% 52.83% 1
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 2,797 13.19% 41.23% 2
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,665 12.57% 39.28% 5
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,274 10.73% 33.52% 3
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,028 9.57% 29.89% 6
     Independent Link Byfield 1,869 8.82% 27.55% 4
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,511 7.13% 22.27% 9
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,509 7.12% 22.24% 8
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,491 7.03% 21.98% 7
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,470 6.92% 21.67% 10
Total Votes 21,201 100%
Total Ballots 6,784 3.13 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 945
23,271 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[8]
Ian Bazalgette Jr. High School
Sherwood 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[9]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Wayne Cao 53 38.13%
Greens Tyler Charkie 40 28.78%
     Liberal Gerry Hart 25 17.99%
     Alberta Alliance Travis Chase 8 5.75%
     Separation Leo Ollenberger 7 5.04%
     NDP Elizabeth Thomas 6 4.31%
Total 139 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 0

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Jason Luan %
     Wildrose Jeevan Mangat %
     Liberal Said Abdulbaki %
     Alberta Party %
     NDP Don Monroe %
     Social Credit %
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 10–11. 
  2. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2001 Statement of Official results Calgary-Fort". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Calgary-Fort Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Calgary-Fort Statement of Official Results 2008 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. pp. 210–212. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  8. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-18. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°00′00″N 113°58′01″W / 51.00°N 113.967°W / 51.00; -113.967