Fort McMurray—Athabasca

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Fort McMurray—Athabasca
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
Alberta federal ridings (rural) - Fort Mac-Athabasca.svg
Fort McMurray—Athabasca in relation to the other Alberta federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
David Yurdiga
Conservative
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 115,372
Electors (2011) 71,621
Area (km²)[1] 176,648.51
Pop. density (per km²) 0.65
Census divisions Division No. 12, Division No. 13, Division No. 16, Division No. 17
Census subdivisions Allison Bay 219, Athabasca, Athabasca County, Beaver Lake 131, Big Lakes, Bondiss, Boyle, Charles Lake 225, Chipewyan 201A, Desmarais, Dog Head 218, Drift Pile River 150, Fort Mackay, For McKay 174, Gregoire Lake 176, Gregoire Lake 176A, Heart Lake 167, High Prairie, Improvement District No. 24 Wood Buffalo, Island Lake, Island Lake South, Janvier 194, Jean Baptiste Gambler 183, Kapawe'no First Nation (Freeman 150B), Kapawe'no First Nation (Grouard 230), Kapawe'no First Nation (Halcro 150C), Kapawe'no First Nation (Pakashan 150D), Lac La Biche County, Lesser Slave River No. 124, Loon Lake 235, Mewatha Beach, Namur Lake 174B, Namur River 174A, Northern Sunrise County, Opportunity No. 17, Sawridge 150G, Sawridge 150H, Slave Lake, South Baptiste, Sucker Creek 150A, Sunset Beach, Swan River 150E, Thabacha Náre 196A, Thebathi 196, Utikoomak Lake 155, Utikoomak Lake 155A, Wabasca 166, Wabasca 166A, Wabasca 166B, Wabasca 166C, Wabasca 166D, West Baptiste, Whispering Hills, Wood Buffalo, Woodlands County

Fort McMurray—Athabasca (formerly Athabasca) is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1968. It is a rural riding in northeast Alberta, representing the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17, the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124, the Municipal District of Big Lakes, Lac La Biche County, Athabasca County and the southeast part of Northern Sunrise County.

For the next general election, 69% of this riding will be redistributed into the new riding of Fort McMurray—Cold Lake, 19% to of Peace River—Westlock (notably the towns of Slave Lake and High Prairie among others) and 11% to Lakeland.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census

Ethnic groups: 65.8% White, 22.1% Aboriginal, 3.8% South Asian, 2.5% Filipino, 1.9% Black, 1.2% Arab
Languages: 80.7% English, 4.9% Cree, 3.1% French, 1.6% Tagalog
Religions: 67.3% Christian (33.4% Catholic, 7.3% Anglican, 5.0% United Church, 3.8% Pentecostal, 1.5% Lutheran, 1.4% Baptist, 1.3% Christian Orthodox, 13.6% Other Christian), 3.4% Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 26.2% No religion
Median income (2010): $47,348

History[edit]

It was created as "Athabasca" riding in 1966 from Athabaska and Peace River ridings.

In 2004, it was renamed "Fort McMurray—Athabasca".

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
28th 1968–1972     Paul Yewchuk Progressive Conservative
29th 1972–1974
30th 1974–1979
31st 1979–1980
32nd 1980–1984     Jack Shields Progressive Conservative
33rd 1984–1988
34th 1988–1993
35th 1993–1997     David Chatters Reform
36th 1997–2000
2000     Canadian Alliance
37th 2000–2003
2003–2004     Conservative
38th 2004–2006     Brian Jean Conservative
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–2014
2014–present     David Yurdiga Conservative

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Election results[edit]

Fort McMurray—Athabasca, 2004–present[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, June 30, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative David Yurdiga 5,991 46.71 -25.13
Liberal Kyle Harrietha 4,529 35.31 +24.89
New Democratic Lori McDaniel 1,472 11.48 -1.77
Green Brian Deheer 453 3.53 -0.96
Libertarian Tim Moen 381 2.97
Total valid votes/Expense limit 12,826 100.0
Total rejected ballots 34 0.26
Turnout 12,860 15.37 -25.38
Eligible voters 83,647
Conservative hold Swing -25.01
By-election due to the resignation of Brian Jean.
Source: Elections Canada[2]


Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Brian Jean 21,988 71.84 +4.73 $68,113
New Democratic Berend Wilting 4,053 13.24 +0.34 $24
Liberal Karen Young 3,190 10.42 -0.18 $20,825
Green Jule Asterisk 1,374 4.49 -1.88 $2,734
Total valid votes/Expense limit 30,605 100.00
Total rejected ballots 144 0.47 +0.13
Turnout 30,749 40.75 +5
Eligible voters 75,456
Conservative hold Swing +2.20
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Brian Jean 17,160 67.12 +2.67 $48,046
New Democratic Mark Voyageur 3,300 12.91 -1.58 $1,853
Liberal John Webb 2,710 10.60 -4.17 $5,459
Green Dylan Richards 1,628 6.37 +1.47
Independent Shawn Reimer 350 1.37 $666
First Peoples National John Malcolm 233 0.91 -0.47
Christian Heritage Jacob Strydhorst 186 0.73 $733
Total valid votes/Expense limit 25,567 100.00 $101,823
Total rejected ballots 86 0.34 +0.03
Turnout 25,653 36 -12
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Brian Jean 20,342 64.45 +4.16 $59,027
Liberal Mel H. Buffalo 4,663 14.77 -9.28 $3,333
New Democratic Roland Lefort 4,573 14.49 +4.03 $19,091
Green Ian Hopfe 1,547 4.90 -0.28 $8
First Peoples National John Malcolm 437 1.38
Total valid votes 31,549 100.00
Total rejected ballots 97 0.31 -0.06
Turnout 31,646 48.32 +0.47

Athabasca, 1968–2004[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Brian Jean 17,942 60.3 -6.40 $84,096
Liberal Doug Faulkner 7,158 24.05 -4.35 $52,713
New Democratic Robert Cree 3,115 10.46 +7.94 $4,942
Green Ian Hopfe 1,542 5.18 +4.18 $112
Total valid votes 29,757 100.00
Total rejected ballots 112 0.37 +0.07
Turnout 29,869 47.85 -8.43
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance David Chatters 18,775 54.45 -0.16 $34,623
Liberal Harold Cardinal 9,793 28.40 -1.62 $66,236
Progressive Conservative Doug Faulkner 4,224 12.25 +3.10 $26,660
New Democratic Alysia Erickson 872 2.52 -2.17
Marijuana Reginald Normore 469 1.36
Green Harvey Alex Scott 345 1.00 -0.50 $194
Total valid votes 34,478 100.00
Total rejected ballots 104 0.30 +0.03
Turnout 34,582 56.28 +6.86
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform David Chatters 14,673 54.61 +7.47 $48,747
Liberal Adam Germain 8,066 30.02 +5.42 $59,100
Progressive Conservative Don McGladdery 2,459 9.15 -9.96 $17,026
New Democratic Bryan Nelson 1,262 4.69 -2.87
Green Dave Gregory 405 1.50 +0.53 $1,206
Total valid votes 26,865 100.00
Total rejected ballots 72 0.27
Turnout 26,937 49.42
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform David Chatters 15,348 47.14 +41.68
Liberal Lawrence Courtoreille 8,011 24.60 +12.26
Progressive Conservative Jack Shields 6,223 19.11 -33.70
New Democratic Ian Thorn 2,461 7.56 -19.73
Green Harvey A. Scott 315 0.97
Natural Law Roger Shapka 202 0.62
Total valid votes 32,560 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jack Shields 17,248 52.81 -15.50
New Democratic Ian Thorn 8,911 27.28 +10.20
Liberal Dan Meakes 4,031 12.34 +0.32
Reform Betty Lebsack 1,781 5.45
Christian Heritage Simone Middelkoop 585 1.79
Communist Laurent St. Denis 104 0.32
Total valid votes 32,660 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jack Shields 23,997 68.31 +20.83
New Democratic Ann Dort-MacLean 6,001 17.08 +2.01
Liberal Mike Woodward 4,222 12.02 -23.08
Confederation of Regions Fred W. Borger 578 1.65
Social Credit Rudolph Michetti 332 0.95 -0.71
Total valid votes 35,130 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jack Shields 13,287 47.48 -11.19
Liberal Chuck Knight 9,822 35.10 +6.30
New Democratic Harry W. Daniels 4,218 15.07 +4.90
Social Credit Clayton Eberhart 463 1.65 -0.71
Independent Herman Huizingh 196 0.70
Total valid votes 27,986 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Paul Yewchuk 15,978 58.67 -4.68
Liberal C.A. Chuck Knight 7,843 28.80 +3.56
New Democratic Robert Godbout 2,770 10.17 -1.25
Social Credit Clayton Eberhart 645 2.37
Total valid votes 27,236 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Paul Yewchuk 13,15 63.34 +3.10
Liberal Yvon Mahé 5,243 25.24 +2.56
New Democratic Peter Opryshko 2,372 11.42 -1.05
Total valid votes 20,772 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Paul Yewchuk 12,936 60.24 +13.14
Liberal Jim Ducharme 4,871 22.68 -17.89
New Democratic Peter Eugene Opryshko 2,677 12.47 +0.15
Social Credit Albert V. Bourcier 989 4.61
Total valid votes 21,473 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Paul Yewchuk 8,852 47.10
Liberal Michael Maccagno 7,626 40.58
New Democratic Terry Anderson 2,315 12.32
Total valid votes 18,793 100.00

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References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stastistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ "Elections Canada". Elections Canada. June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 

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