Lesser Slave Lake (electoral district)

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Lesser Slave Lake
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
LesserSlaveLake in Alberta.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Pearl Calahasen
Progressive Conservative
District created 1971
First contested 1971
Last contested 2008

Lesser Slave Lake is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. It has existed since 1971 and is mandated to return a single member using the first past the post method of voting.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution from the electoral districts of Grouard and Peace River. The district remained largely unchanged until the 1993 boundary redistribution when the electoral district was extended north to the Northwest Territories, Alberta border.

The 2003 boundary redistribution saw the district revert to similar boundaries that existed prior to 1993. The 2010 boundary redistribution saw the district re-aligned with current municipal boundaries with a portion of land on the south end moved into Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock.[1]

Lesser Slave Lake is one of two districts in the province that are exempted from meeting the criteria regarding average population due to low population and distance between settlements.[1]

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Lesser Slave Lake
Assembly Years Member Party
See Grouard 1913-1971 and Peace River 1905-1971
17th 1971-1975 Dennis Barton Social Credit
18th 1975-1979 Larry Shaben Progressive Conservative
19th 1979-1982
20th 1982-1986
21st 1986-1989
22nd 1989-1993 Pearl Calahasen
23rd 1993-1997
24th 1997-2001
25th 2001-2004
26th 2004-2008
27th 2008–present

The electoral district was created in 1971. Prior to the districts creation the area had elected Social Credit MLA's. The first election saw a tight race between Social Credit candidate Dennis Barton and Progressive Conservative candidate Garth Roberts. Barton eke out a win with just 41% of the popular vote.

Barton would be defeated in the 1975 election by Progressive Conservative candidate Larry Shaben who rolled up a landslide majority. Shaben would serve four terms in office and hold three different cabinet portfolios under the governments of Peter Lougheed and Don Getty before retiring from office in 1989.

The third representative of the riding would be Progressive Conservative candidate Pearl Calahasen who was elected to her first term in 1989 in a tight three way race winning less than half the popular vote. She would also serve some ministerial portfolios from 1996 to 2006 in the government of Ralph Klein. She is currently representing the district in her sixth term.

Legislature results[edit]

1971 general election[edit]

1971 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 62.25% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Social Credit Dennis Barton 1,830 41.49% *
     Progressive Conservative Garth Roberts 1,434 32.51% *
     NDP Marie Carlson 670 15.19% *
     Liberal Stan Daniels 246 5.58% *
     Independent Allan Crawford 231 5.23% *
Total 4,411 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 55
7,174 Eligible Electors
     Social Credit pickup new district Swing N/A

1975 general election[edit]

1975 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 52.15% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Larry Shaben 2,387 58.23% 25.72% *
     Social Credit Dennis Barton 921 22.47% -19.02%
     NDP John Tomkins 791 19.30% 4.11% *
Total 4,099 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 23
7,904 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from Social Credit Swing 22.37%

1979 general election[edit]

1979 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 61.17% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Larry Shaben 2,313 46.02% -12.21%
     Social Credit Peter Moore 1,743 34.68% 12.21% *
     NDP Mike Poulter 799 15.90% -3.40% *
     Liberal Dan Backs 171 3.40% *
Total 5,026 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 22
8,252 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -12.21%

1982 general election[edit]

1982 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 56.69% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Larry Shaben 3,150 57.77% 11.75%
     NDP Gary Kennedy 914 16.76% 0.86% *
     Western Canada Concept Garth Lodge 607 11.13% *
     Liberal Joseph Blyan 466 8.55% 5.15% *
     Independent George Keay 316 5.79% *
Total 5,453 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 27
9,667 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 6.31%

1986 general election[edit]

1986 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 39.25% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Larry Shaben 2,529 57.20% -0.57%
     NDP Bert Dube 1,892 42.80% 26.04% *
Total 4,421 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 24
11,326 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -13.59%

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 56.63% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Pearl Calahasen 3,249 47.58% -9.62% *
     Liberal Denise Wahlstrom 2,286 33.47% *
     NDP Philip Lukken 1,294 18.95% -23.85% *
Total 6,829 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 9
12,074 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -16.74%

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[10] Turnout 60.48% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Pearl Calahasen 4,260 55.48% 7.90%
     Liberal Denise Wahlstrom 3,093 40.28% 6.81%
     NDP Larry Sakaluk 326 4.24% -14.71% *
Total 7,679 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 24
12,743 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 7.36%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[11] Turnout 42.09% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Pearl Calahasen 3,389 60.58% 5.10%
     Liberal Ralph Chalifoux 1,139 20.36% -19.92% *
     Social Credit Robert Alford 624 11.16% *
     NDP Glenn Laboucan 442 7.90% 3.66% *
Total 5,594 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 23
13,368 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 12.51%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[12] Turnout 45.64% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Pearl Calahasen 4,766 74.16% 13.58%
     Liberal Rick Noel 1,429 22.23% 1.87% *
     NDP Doris Bannister 232 3.61% -4.29% *
Total 6,427 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 47
14,185 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 7.73%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[13] Turnout 31.50% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Pearl Calahasen 3,903 64.94% -9.22%
     Alberta Alliance Valerie Rahn 969 16.12% *
     Liberal Jonathan Plackaitis 530 8.82% -13.41% *
     NDP Doris Bannister 354 5.89% 2.28%
Greens Ian Hopfe 254 4.23% *
Total 6,010 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 57
19,259 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -12.67%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[14] Turnout 25.78% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Pearl Calahasen 3,384 65.18% 0.24%
     Liberal Steve Noskey 1,109 21.36% 12.54% *
     NDP Habby Sharkawi 426 8.21% 2.32% *
Greens Bonnie Raho 273 5.26% 1.03% *
Total 5,192 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 43
20,310 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 6.39%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Pearl Calahasen 3,518 48.71% %
     Wildrose Darryl Boisson 2,847 39.42%
     NDP Steve Kaz 427 5.91% % * %
     Liberal Steven Townsend 235 3.25% % * %
     Independent Donald G. Bissell 195 2.70% *
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: Lesser Slave Lake[15] Turnout 30.88%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots 'Rank
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 2,431 15.19% 48.60% 2
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 2,324 14.52% 46.46% 1
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 1,850 11.56% 36.99% 3
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 1,539 9.62% 30.77% 6
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,513 9.46% 30.25% 5
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,388 8.68% 27.75% 7
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,364 8.52% 27.27% 8
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,335 8.34% 26.69% 10
     Independent Link Byfield 1,310 8.19% 26.19% 4
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 947 5.92% 18.93% 9
Total Votes 16,001 100%
Total Ballots 5,002 3.20 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 945

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

Student Vote results[edit]

2004 elections[edit]

Participating Schools[16]
Gift Lake School
Kinuso School
Mistassiniy School
Pelican Mountain School
Roland Michener Secondary School
Smith 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[17]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Pearl Calahasen 190 35.71%
     Liberal Jonathan Plackaitis 116 21.81%
Greens Ian Hopfe 98 18.42%
     NDP Doris Bannister 76 14.29%
     Alberta Alliance Valerie Rahn 52 9.77%
Total 532 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 21

2012 elections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta". Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission. June 2010. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 55–56. 
  3. ^ "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010. 
  4. ^ "Lesser Slave Lake Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Lesser Slave Lake Official Results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Lesser Slave Lake Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Lesser Slave Lake Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Lesser Slave Lake Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Lesser Slave Lake Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Lesser Slave Lake Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  11. ^ "1997 general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Lesser Slave Lake Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Lesser Slave Lake Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  14. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 462–467. 
  15. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  16. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-27. [dead link]
  17. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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