Cariboo—Prince George

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Cariboo—Prince George
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
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Cariboo—Prince George in relation to other British Columbia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Dick Harris
Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 108,840
Electors (2011) 75,516
Area (km²)[2] 86,993.40
Pop. density (per km²) 1.3
Census subdivisions Prince George, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Cariboo A, Cariboo B, Cariboo E, Cariboo F, Vanderhoof, Fraser-Fort George C, Bulkley-Nechako F

Cariboo—Prince George is a federal electoral district in the province of British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004.

Geography[edit]

The riding of Cariboo—Prince George extends from near Williams Lake in the south to Prince George in the north and Vanderhoof in the west. Cities and towns in this area include Williams Lake, Quesnel, Wells, Prince George & Vanderhoof. Voters in the Vanderhoof and Prince George tend to vote more Conservative while voters in the Cariboo (Quesnel, Williams Lake) tend to lean towards the NDP.

History[edit]

This district was created in 2003 from parts of Cariboo—Chilcotin and Prince George—Bulkley Valley ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
38th 2004–2006     Dick Harris Conservative
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Dick Harris, a former businessman. He was first elected in the 1993 election. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. During the 40th Parliament, he was a member of the Standing Committee on International Trade.

Future[edit]

The 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution concluded that the electoral boundaries of Cariboo—Prince George should be adjusted slightly, and a modified electoral district of the same name will be contested in future elections.[3] The redefined Cariboo—Prince George loses a small portion of its current territory in the upper Bella Coola Valley to the district of Skeena—Bulkley Valley but is otherwise unchanged. These new boundaries will be legally defined in the 2013 representation order, which is likely to come into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015. In the unlikely event an election is called prior to April 2014, the current electoral boundaries would remain in effect.[4]

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Richard Harris 24,443 56.17 +0.78
New Democratic Jon Van Barneveld 13,135 30.18 +4.29
Green Heidi Redl 2,702 6.21 -0.19
Liberal Sangeeta Lalli 2,200 5.06 -5.48
Christian Heritage Henry Thiessen 440 1.01
Independent Jon Ronan 394 0.91
Rhinoceros Jordan Turner 204 0.47
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,518 100.00
Total rejected ballots 171 0.39 +0.02
Turnout 43,689 58.00 +3.68
Eligible voters 75,329
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Dick Harris 22,637 55.39 +10.45 $73,476
New Democratic Bev Collins 10,581 25.89 +2.69 $14,990
Liberal Drew Adamick 4,309 10.54 -13.53 $5,010
Green Amber Van Drielen 2,614 6.40 +0.87 $10
Independent Douglas Gook 729 1.78 --
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,870 100.00 $92,328
Total rejected ballots 151 0.37 +0.1
Turnout 41,021 54.32
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Dick Harris 19,624 44.94 -1.77 $83,782
Liberal Simon Yu 10,509 24.07 +4.18 $16,389
New Democratic Alfred Trudeau 10,129 23.20 -3.29 $15,028
Green Alex Bracewell 2,416 5.53 +1.28 $4,952
Christian Heritage Chris Kempling 505 1.16 $3,910
Marxist–Leninist Carol Lee Chapman 279 0.64 0.46 N/A
Canadian Action Bev Collins 109 0.25 -0.71 $1,326
First Peoples National Don Roberts 95 0.22
Total valid votes 43,666 100.00
Total rejected ballots 119 0.27
Turnout 43,785 60
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Dick Harris 19 721 46.71 $49,767
New Democratic Rick Smith 11 183 26.49 $18,841
Liberal Gurbux Saini 8 397 19.89 $77,812
Green Douglas Gook 1 798 4.25
Independent Mike Orr 478 1.13 $1,388
Canadian Action Bev Collins 408 0.96 $1,188
Libertarian Jeff Paetkau 148 0.35 $400
Marxist–Leninist Carol Lee Chapman 79 0.18 $75
Total valid votes 42,212 100.00
Total rejected ballots 160 0.38
Turnout 42,372 57.43

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