Calgary East

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For the provincial electoral district, see Calgary-East.
Calgary East
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
Calgary East in relation to the other Calgary ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Deepak Obhrai
Conservative
District created 1997
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 111,223
Electors (2011) 75,298
Area (km²)[2] 113.34
Pop. density (per km²) 981.3
Census divisions Division No. 6
Census subdivisions Calgary

Calgary East is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1925 to 1953, 1979 to 1988, and since 1997. It is a lower income urban riding in Calgary, with a sizable visible minority population.

History[edit]

This riding was originally created in 1924 from East Calgary riding.

It was abolished in 1952 when it was redistributed between Calgary North, Calgary South and Macleod ridings.

It was re-created in 1976 from parts of Calgary North, Calgary South and Palliser ridings.

It was again abolished in 1987 when it was redistributed between Calgary Centre, Calgary Northeast, Calgary Southeast, Crowfoot and Calgary Southwest ridings.

This electoral district was again created in 1996 from Calgary Centre, Calgary Northeast, Calgary Southeast, and Wild Rose ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Calgary East
Riding created from East Calgary
15th  1925 − 1926     Fred Davis Conservative
16th  1926 − 1930     Herbert Bealey Adshead Labour
17th  1930 − 1935     George Douglas Stanley Conservative
18th  1935 − 1940     John Landeryou Social Credit
19th  1940 − 1945     George Henry Ross Liberal
20th  1945 − 1949     Douglas Harkness Progressive Conservative
21st  1949 − 1953
Riding dissolved
Riding re-created from Calgary North, Calgary South and Palliser
31st  1979 − 1980     John Kushner Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988     Alex Kindy Progressive Conservative
36th  1997 − 2000     Deepak Obhrai Reform
 2000 − 2000     Alliance
37th  2000 − 2003
 2003 − 2004     Conservative
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Deepak Obhrai, a former businessman. He was first elected in 1997. He was re-elected in 2000, 2004, and 2006. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. He previously served as the Conservative critic for multiculturalism and was a member of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

He is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Election results[edit]

Calgary East, 1997 - present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Deepak Obhrai 23,372 67.43 +0.96 $81,882
New Democratic Al Brown 4,894 14.12 +2.37
Liberal Josipa Petrunic 4,102 11.83 +1.68 $43,497
Green Scott Milton 2,047 5.91 -4.70 $3,246
Communist Jason Devine 246 0.71 -0.30 $502
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,661 100.00
Total rejected ballots 186 0.53
Turnout 34,847 46.16
Eligible voters 75,496

Total number of votes:

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Deepak Obhrai 21,311 66.47 -0.63 $77,330
New Democratic Ian Vaughan 3,768 11.75 +0.88 $831
Green Nathan Coates 3,403 10.61 +3.20 $2,722
Liberal Bernie Kennedy 3,255 10.15 -2.95 $6,934
Communist Jason Devine 323 1.01 +0.41 $417
Total valid votes/Expense limit 32,060 100.00 $83,826
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
     Conservative hold Swing -0.8
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Deepak Obhrai 26,766 67.10 +5.99 $79,928
Liberal Dobie To 5,410 13.56 -7.71
New Democratic Patrick Arnell 4,338 10.87 +1.01 $2,762
Green J. Mark Taylor 2,955 7.41 +0.36 $1,910
Communist Jason Devine 239 0.60 -0.08 $279
Canadian Action Ghazanfar Khan 183 0.46 $99
Total valid votes 39,890 100.00
Total rejected ballots 181 0.45
Turnout 40,071 50.45
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Deepak Obhrai 21,897 61.11 -9.61 $55,864
Liberal James Maxim 7,621 21.27 +0.81 $50,725
New Democratic Elizabeth Thomas 3,535 9.86 +5.55 $5,211
Green Dean Kenneth Christie 2,529 7.05 $1,526
Communist Jason Devine 245 0.68 +0.14 $750
Total valid votes 35,827 100.00
Total rejected ballots 207 0.57
Turnout 36,034 47.79

Note: Conservative vote is compared to total of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Deepak Obhrai 18,141 54.25 +9.27 $50,082
Liberal Doug Perras 6,843 20.46 -2.34 $13,817
Progressive Conservative Roger Richard 5,510 16.47 -8.15 $26,576
New Democratic Kaie Jones 1,444 4.31 -2.18 $4,528
Marijuana Grant Adam Krieger 1,222 3.65 $1,331
Communist Jason Devine 152 0.54 $415
Natural Law Neeraj Varma 124 0.37 -0.73
Total valid votes 33,436 100.00
Total rejected ballots 118 0.35
Turnout 33,554 48.19

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to Reform vote in 1997.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Deepak Obhrai 13,348 44.98 $47,624
Progressive Conservative Roger Richard 7,306 24.62 -34.23 $40,312
Liberal Nagah Hage 6,766 22.80 -0.77 $20,633
New Democratic Kaie Jones 1,926 6.49 -7.19 $6,993
Natural Law Santo Esposito 329 1.10
Total valid votes 29,675 100.00
Total rejected ballots 175 0.59
Turnout 29,850 47.88

Calgary East, 1979 - 1988[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Alex Kindy 36,825 58.85 +6.02
Liberal Rod Sykes 14,749 23.57 -3.13
New Democratic Barry Pashak 8,558 13.68 +3.40
Independent Dave G. Wereschuk 993 1.59
Confederation of Regions Nora Galenzoski 658 1.05
Social Credit Jim Othen 343 0.55 -0.42
Libertarian Wayne Kollinger 324 0.52
Communist Bruce Potter 122 0.19 +0.06
Total valid votes 62,572 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Kushner 23,073 52.84 -8.05
Liberal Albert Ludwig 11,662 26.71 +3.02
New Democratic Barry Pashak 4,490 10.28 -0.84
Independent Jim C. Young 3,271 7.49
Rhinoceros Philip J. Pazdor 638 1.46
Social Credit Jim Othen 422 0.97 -0.76
Communist Bruce Potter 58 0.13 -0.01
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Askin 55 0.13 +0.01
Total valid votes 43,669 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative John Kushner 28,320 60.88
Liberal Albert Ludwig 11,019 23.69
New Democratic Barry Pashak 5,172 11.12
Independent George Barber 1,080 2.32
Social Credit Ted Hammond 805 1.73
Communist Bruce Potter 65 0.14
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Askin 54 0.12
Total valid votes 46,515 100.00

Calgary East, 1925 - 1952[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Douglas Harkness 9,641 35.87 +4.35
Liberal Donald Hugh Mackay 8,555 31.83 +12.55
Social Credit Clifford Norman Clarke 5,597 20.83 -2.83
Co-operative Commonwealth Warwick Freeman Kelloway 3,083 11.47 -11.35
Total valid votes 26,876 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Douglas Harkness 7,799 31.52 +7.91
Social Credit Clifford Menzies Willmott 5,854 23.66 -1.58
Co-operative Commonwealth Peter Newton Russell Morrison 5,646 22.82 -0.79
Liberal George Henry Ross 4,771 19.28 -8.25
Labor–Progressive Lionel Frank Edwards 672 2.72
Total valid votes 24,742 100.00

Note: Progressive Conservative vote is compared to National Government vote in 1940.

Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal George Henry Ross 5,815 27.54 +13.21
Social Credit John Landeryou 5,330 25.24 -21.34
National Government Hugh Farthing 4,987 23.61 -9.80
Co-operative Commonwealth Warwick Freeman Kelloway 4,986 23.61 +17.94
Total valid votes 21,118 100.00

Note: National Government vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1940.

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit John Landeryou 8,376 46.58
Conservative George Douglas Stanley 6,009 33.42 -31.98
Liberal Joseph Tweed Shaw 2,576 14.33
Co-operative Commonwealth Edith Patterson 1,020 5.67
Total valid votes 17,981 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative George Douglas Stanley 11,344 65.40 +22.64
Labour Herbert Bealey Adshead 6,002 34.60 -21.28
Total valid votes 17,346 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Labour Herbert Bealey Adshead 6,707 55.88 +24.41
Conservative Fred Davis 5,132 42.76 -4.40
Independent William Edward Wood Guy 163 1.36
Total valid votes 12,002 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Fred Davis 5,560 47.16
Labour William Irvine 3,710 31.47
Liberal William McCartney Davidson 2,519 21.37
Total valid votes 11,789 100.00

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