Calgary-McCall

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Calgary-McCall
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
CalgaryMcCall in Calgary.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Darshan Kang
Liberal
District created 1971
First contested 1971
Last contested 2012

Calgary-McCall is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. It was created in 1971.

This district is the second most ethnically diverse district in the province. It was named after Frederick McCall and the McCall Industrial Park. As of the 2010 redistricting the industrial park is no longer in the boundaries.

The district includes the neighbourhoods of Castleridge, Falconridge, Martindale, Saddleridge, and Skyview Ranch.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution and was formed out of the north half of Calgary East.

The 2010 boundary redistribution significantly changed the riding. All land west of 36 Street NE was moved out of the district. The Calgary International Airport was moved into Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill while the McCall Industrial Park was moved into Calgary-Cross. A large chunk of land south of 80 Street NE and east of Falconridge Blvd NE was moved into the new Calgary-Greenway constituency.

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-McCall
Assembly Years Member Party
See Calgary East 1963-1971
17th 1971-1975 George Ho Lem Social Credit
18th 1975-1979 Andrew Little Progressive Conservative
19th 1979-1982
20th 1982-1986 Stan Nelson
21st 1986-1989
22nd 1989-1993
23rd 1993-1994 Harry Sohal
1994-1995 Vacant
1995-1997 Shiraz Shariff Progressive Conservative
24th 1997-2001
25th 2001-2004
26th 2004-2008
27th 2008-2012 Darshan Kang Liberal
28th 2012–present

The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution. The first election held in the district that year returned former Calgary Alderman George Ho Lem who ran as a Social Credit candidate. He won a tight race over future MLA and Member of Parliament John Kushner.

The 1975 election would see the riding change hands as Ho Lem would be defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Andrew Little in a landslide. Little ran for re-election in the 1979 general election and won easily taking over 70% of the popular vote. He retired at dissolution of the assembly in 1982.

The third representative of the riding was returned in the 1982 election. The race that year saw Progressive Conservative candidate Stan Nelson returned with a landslide majority of over 75% of the popular vote and over 17,000 votes. He was re-elected to his second term in 1986 with a substantially reduced number of votes but still with a landslide majority of around 63%. Nelson would win his third term in office in 1989 with just over half the popular vote. He would retire from the Assembly at dissolution in 1993.

McCall would elect Progressive Conservative candidate Harry Sohal in the 1993 election. The race was the first closely contested since 1971. Sohal held the seat with just under 45% of the popular vote. On November 15, 1994 Sohal had a heart attack of which he did not survive while out jogging causing the seat to become vacant.

On April 20, 1995 a by-election was held to replace Sohal. The election was another closely contested race with voters returning Progressive Conservative candidate Shiraz Shariff with a plurality of just over 43% of the vote. Shariff won his second term with a large majority in 1997 and was returned to his third term with a majority in 2001.

Shariff's popularity started to slide after 2001. He was nearly defeated by Liberal candidate Darshan Kang in the 2004 election when he lost nearly half of his popular vote from 2001. He won less votes and percent than when he was first elected in the 1995 by-election. The two face each other in the 2008 election with the reverse result. Shariff was defeated while Kang won his first term in office.

Legislature results[edit]

1971 general election[edit]

1971 Alberta general election results[2] Turnout 67.64% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Social Credit George Ho Lem 5,116 44.73% *
     Progressive Conservative John Kushner 4,187 36.61% *
     NDP Ted Takacs 1,984 17.34% *
     Liberal Natalie Chapman 151 1.32% *
Total 11,438 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 270
17,309 Eligible Electors
     Social Credit pickup new district Swing N/A

1975 general election[edit]

1975 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 50.68% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Andrew Little 9,102 65.10% 28.49% *
     Social Credit George Ho Lem 3,397 24.30% -20.43%
     NDP Doreen Heath 997 7.13% -10.21% *
     Liberal Garry Willis 440 3.14% 1.83% *
     Communist Colin Constant 46 0.33% *
Total 13,982 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 41
17,309 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from Social Credit Swing 24.46%

1979 general election[edit]

1979 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 51.93% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Andrew Little 7,918 70.54% 5.44%
     Social Credit Jim Richards 1,757 15.65% -8.65% *
     NDP Dave Hammond 838 7.47% -0.34% *
     Liberal Ron Chahal 691 6.16% 3.02% *
     Communist Michael Parker 20 0.18% 0.15% *
Total 11,224 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 25
17,309 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 7.05%

1982 general election[edit]

1982 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 53.84% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Stan Nelson 17,493 76.50% 5.96% *
     NDP Dennis Bennett 2,673 11.69% 4.22% *
     Western Canada Concept Terry Wolsey 1,728 7.56% *
     Independent Don Bryant 852 3.73% *
     Alberta Reform Movement Grand Majanja 120 0.52% *
Total 22,866 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 31
42,524 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 5.09%

1986 general election[edit]

1986 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 32.87% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Stan Nelson 5,418 63.12% -13.38%
     NDP Ken Richmond 2,435 28.37% 16.68% *
     Liberal John Gleason 730 8.51% *
Total 8,583 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 18
26,167 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -15.03%

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 39.24% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Stan Nelson 5,109 44.61% -18.51%
     NDP Ken Richmond 3,311 28.91% 0.54%
     Liberal Anil Giga 3,032 26.48% 17.97% *
Total 11,452 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 22
29,242 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -9.53%

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 49.38% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Harry Sohal 4,118 45.08% 0.47% *
     Liberal Anil Giga 2,921 31.98% 5.50%
     Independent Brian Newman 1,066 11.67% *
     NDP Sylvia Lille 900 9.85% -19.06% *
     Confederation of Regions Allen Maclennan 129 1.41% *
Total 9,134 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 80
18,658 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 2.99%

1995 by-election[edit]

April 20, 1995 by-election results[9] Turnout 27.97% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Shiraz Shariff 2,496 43.64% -1.44% *
     Liberal Jeet Shergill 1,980 34.61% 2.63% *
     NDP Anne McGrath 713 12.46% 2.61% *
     Social Credit Doug Cooper 470 8.22% *
     Confederation of Regions Peter Hope 61 1.07% -0.34% *
Total 5,720 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 17
20,514 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -2.04%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[10] Turnout 41.84% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Shiraz Shariff 5,118 58.86% 15.22%
     Liberal Amar Singh 2,701 31.06% -3.55% *
     Social Credit Rory Cory 876 10.08% 1.86% *
Total 8,695 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 28
20,847 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 9.39%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[11] Turnout 39.00% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Shiraz Shariff 6,558 70.15% 11.29%
     Liberal John Phillips 2,082 22.27% -8.79% *
     NDP Preet Sihota 449 4.80% *
     Alberta First Darryl Elvers 139 1.49% *
     Social Credit Rory Cory 121 1.29% -8.79%
Total 9,349 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 38
24,070 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 10.04%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[12] Turnout 33.96% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Shiraz Shariff 3,195 43.60% -26.55%
     Liberal Darshan Kang 2,891 39.45% 17.18% *
     Alberta Alliance Ina Given 576 7.86% *
Greens Sean Brocklesby 338 4.61% *
     NDP Preet Sihota 328 4.48% -0.32%
Total 7,328 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 86
21,831 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -21.87%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[13] Turnout 31.69% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Darshan Kang 4,279 44.38% 4.93%
     Progressive Conservative Shiraz Shariff 4,161 43.16% -0.44%
     Wildrose Alliance Ina Given 542 5.62% -2.24%
Greens Heather Brocklesby 385 3.99% -0.62% *
     NDP Preet Sihota 275 2.85% -1.63%
Total 9,642 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 68
32,531 Names on List of Electors
     Liberal pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing 2.69%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Darshan Kang 3,854 36.54% *
     Wildrose Grant Galpin 3,183 30.18% *
     Progressive Conservative Muhammad Rasheed 3,093 29.33% *
     NDP Collette Singh 226 2.14% *
Evergreen Heather Brocklesby 144 1.37% % *
Total ' 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Swing %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-McCall[14] Turnout 33.85%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,007 14.53% 47.53% 1
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 2,488 12.02% 39.32% 2
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,476 11.97% 39.13% 5
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,019 9.76% 31.91% 3
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 1,946 9.40% 30.76% 6
     Independent Link Byfield 1,938 9.37% 30.63% 4
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,803 8.71% 28.50% 10
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,726 8.34% 27.28% 7
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,721 8.32% 27.20% 8
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,569 7.58% 24.80% 9
Total Votes 20,693 100%
Total Ballots 6,327 3.27 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1,062
21,831 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[15]
Bethel Christian Academy
Grant MacEwan Elementary School
James Fowler High School
Terry Fox Junior High 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[16]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Shiraz Shariff 290 38.26%
     Liberal Darshan Kang 272 35.88%
Greens Sean Brocklesby 94 12.40%
     NDP Preet Sihota 68 8.97%
     Alberta Alliance Ina Given 34 4.49%
Total 758 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 32

2012 election[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 12. 
  2. ^ "Calgary-McCall Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Calgary-McCall Official Results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Calgary-McCall Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Calgary-McCall Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Calgary-McCall Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Calgary-McCall Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Calgary-McCall Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Calgary-McCall by-election official results". Elections Alberta. April 20, 1995. Retrieved February 6, 2012. 
  10. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Calgary-McCall Official Results 2001 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Calgary-McCall Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  13. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 230–233. 
  14. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  15. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-18. [dead link]
  16. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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