Peace River (electoral district)

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For the provincial electoral district, see Peace River (provincial electoral district).
Peace River
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
Alberta federal ridings (rural) - Peace River.svg
Peace River in relation to the other Alberta federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Chris Warkentin
Conservative
District created 1924
First contested 1925
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 150,925
Electors (2011) 96,378
Area (km²)[2] 168,289.57
Pop. density (per km²) 0.9
Census divisions Division No. 10, Division No. 17, Division No. 19
Census subdivisions Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie County No. 1, Mackenzie County, Peace River, Big Lakes, Greenview No. 16, High Level, County of Northern Lights, Fairview, Opportunity No. 17

Peace River is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1925. It is a rural riding in northwest Alberta, representing Clear Hills County, Saddle Hills County, Birch Hills County, the County of Grande Prairie No. 1, the County of Northern Lights, Mackenzie County, most of Northern Sunrise County, the Municipal District of Fairview No. 136, the Municipal District of Peace No. 135, the Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133, the Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130 and the northern portion of the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16. For any general election held after May 1, 2014, this riding will be split between the new ridings of Grande Prairie—Mackenzie and Peace River—Westlock.

History[edit]

This riding was created in 1924 from Edmonton West riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the Canadian House of Commons:

Parliament Years Member Party
Peace River
Riding created from Edmonton West
15th  1925 − 1926     Donald MacBeth Kennedy Progressive
16th  1926 − 1930     United Farmers
17th  1930 − 1935
18th  1935 − 1940     René-Antoine Pelletier Social Credit
19th  1940 − 1945     John Sissons Liberal
20th  1945 − 1949     Solon Earl Low Social Credit
21st  1949 − 1953
22nd  1953 − 1957
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962     Ged Baldwin Progressive Conservative
25th  1962 − 1963
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
28th  1968 − 1972
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1984     Albert Cooper Progressive Conservative
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Charlie Penson Reform
36th  1997 − 2000
 2000 − 2000     Alliance
37th  2000 − 2003
 2003 − 2004     Conservative
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008     Chris Warkentin Conservative
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

See Chris Warkentin.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Chris Warkentin 36,334 75.76 +6.25 $103,279
New Democratic Jennifer Villebrun 7,740 16.14 +1.73 $23,470
Green Wayne John Kamieniecki 1,702 3.55 -3.14 $1,379
Liberal Corina Ganton 1,481 3.09 -4.68 $5,605
Independent Russ Toews 359 0.75 $204
Rhinoceros Donovan Eckstrom 345 0.72 $0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,961 100.00
Total rejected ballots 128 0.27 -0.03
Turnout 48,089 49.70 +4.99
Eligible voters 96,759
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Chris Warkentin 29,550 69.51 +12.54 $48,906
New Democratic Adele Boucher Rymhs 6,124 14.41 +3.28 $19,142
Liberal Liliane Coutu-Maisonneuve 3,303 7.77 +5.51 $8,462
Green Jennifer Villebrun 2,843 6.69 +4.43 $1,612
Canadian Action Edwin Siggelkow 373 0.88 $4,711
Libertarian Mélanie Simard 316 0.74 $1,312
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,509 100.00 $118,949
Total rejected ballots 129 0.30 +0.07
Turnout 42,638 44.71 -10.0
     Conservative hold Swing +4.63
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Chris Warkentin 27,785 56.97 -8.15 $61,636
Independent Bill Given 9,882 20.26 $101,905
New Democratic Susan Thompson 5,427 11.13 +0.02 $20,836
Liberal Tanya Kappo 4,573 9.38 -9.58 $4,298
Green Zane Lewis 1,102 2.26 -2.53 $0
Total valid votes 48,769 100.00
Total rejected ballots 113 0.23 -0.06
Turnout 48,882 54.7 +1.0
     Conservative hold Swing -14.2
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Charlie Penson 28,158 65.12 -12.44 $64,760
Liberal Lyle Carlstrom 8,200 18.96 +3.48 $93,798
New Democratic Susan Thompson 4,804 11.11 +4.17 $11,013
Green Benjamin Morrison Pettit 2,073 4.79 $1,300
Total valid votes 43,235 100.00
Total rejected ballots 125 0.29 +0.03
Turnout 43,360 53.73 -1.33
     Conservative hold Swing -7.96

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

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Charlie Penson 27,508 65.59 +6.66 $45,093
Liberal Kim Ksenia Fenton 6,495 15.48 -3.61 $5,773
Progressive Conservative Milton Hommy 5,021 11.97 -4.12 $10,973
New Democratic Patricia Lawrence 2,914 6.94 +1.08 $6,931
Total valid votes 41,938 100.00
Total rejected ballots 111 0.26 +0.05
Turnout 42,049 55.06 +1.42

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Charlie Penson 22,351 58.93 -1.28 $55,260
Liberal David A. Biltek 7,241 19.09 +3.57 $60,269
Progressive Conservative John Simpson 6,104 16.09 +1.73 $39,665
New Democratic Ray A. Domeij 2,226 5.86 +0.38 $7,223
Total valid votes 37,922 100.00
Total rejected ballots 77 0.21
Turnout 37,999 53.64
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Charlie Penson 25,761 60.21 +45.05
Liberal Joshua Phillpotts 6,639 15.52 +2.14
Progressive Conservative Alan Y. Tanaka 6,144 14.36 -39.93
New Democratic Jacquie Gaboury 2,344 5.48 -11.69
National David Ridgeway 1,656 3.87
Natural Law Roni Shapka 241 0.56
Total valid votes 42,785 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Albert Cooper 23,363 54.29 -7.95
New Democratic Norman Dyck 7,389 17.17 +1.80
Reform Daniel H. Fletcher 6,525 15.16
Liberal Helen A. Rice 5,758 13.38 +0.23
Total valid votes 43,035 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Albert Cooper 25,648 62.24 +2.88
New Democratic Elroy Deiment 6,333 15.37 -1.66
Liberal Richard Marceau 5,419 13.15 -6.40
Confederation of Regions Ted Krause 2,877 6.98
Green Marion Loring 578 1.40
Social Credit Rob Sweigard 354 0.86 -0.59
Total valid votes 41,209 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Albert Cooper 18,953 59.35 -3.78
Liberal Linus H. Becher 6,243 19.55 +0.34
New Democratic Earle Joseph Guertin 5,436 17.02 -0.63
Rhinoceros Allan G.W. Cavanagh 547 1.71
Social Credit Ken Sweigard 462 1.45
Independent A. Wallace Robertson 291 0.91
Total valid votes 31,932 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 20,748 63.14 +2.55
Liberal Linus H. Becher 6,312 19.21 -2.49
New Democratic Earle J. Guertin 5,801 17.65 +0.78
Total valid votes 32,861 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 14,153 60.59 +4.52
Liberal Ed Kimpe 5,068 21.70 +8.62
New Democratic Anne Hemmingway 3,941 16.87 -5.46
Independent Michael Zuk 196 0.84 +0.55
Total valid votes 23,358 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 14,255 56.08 +0.49
New Democratic Jake Van Voorst 5,678 22.34 -0.37
Liberal Ed Kimpe 3,324 13.08 -8.64
Social Credit J. Donovan Ross 1,904 7.49
Independent Gertrude Bryan 119 0.47
Independent Michael Zuk 74 0.29
Independent Wayne Lovely 67 0.26
Total valid votes 25,421 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 11,825 55.58 1.47
New Democratic Phil Thompson 4,830 22.70 +6.75
Liberal Don Branigan 4,620 21.72 +8.77
Total valid votes 21,275 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 14,960 54.11 -4.49
Social Credit James A. Smith 4,700 17.00 -6.88
New Democratic Allan Frederick Bush 4,411 15.95 +9.55
Liberal Charlie MacDonell 3,578 12.94 +1.81
Total valid votes 27,649 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 16,111 58.60 +10.43
Social Credit James A. Smith 6,564 23.87 -4.52
Liberal Fred Noble 3,059 11.13 -2.58
New Democratic I.V. Macklin 1,760 6.40 -3.33
Total valid votes 27,494 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 12,897 48.17 -10.64
Social Credit Budd M. Dennis 7,603 28.39 +3.08
Liberal S.P. Tachit 3,671 13.71 +2.52
New Democratic Richard F. Brown 2,605 9.73 +5.03
Total valid votes 26,776 100.00

Note: NDP vote is compared to CCF vote in 1958 election.

Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 13,328 58.81 +34.03
Social Credit Solon Earl Low 5,737 25.31 -18.36
Liberal John Howard McRae 2,535 11.19 -11.99
Co-operative Commonwealth Emil Trygve Sather 1,064 4.69 -2.80
Total valid votes 22,664 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Solon Earl Low 10,393 43.67 -5.38
Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 5,896 24.77
Liberal John Howard McRae 5,515 23.17 -13.54
Co-operative Commonwealth Clarence John Lampert 1,783 7.49 -2.55
Independent Harry Wigiluk 212 0.89
Total valid votes 23,799 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Solon Earl Low 10,151 49.05 +10.21
Liberal Clifford Bernard Carignan 7,599 36.72 -0.50
Co-operative Commonwealth Samuel David Simpson 2,079 10.05 -6.05
Labor–Progressive Bernhard Rudolf Swankey 867 4.19
Total valid votes 20,696 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Solon Earl Low 7,727 38.84 -2.22
Liberal Clifford Bernard Carignan 7,404 37.22 +14.16
Co-operative Commonwealth Irvin Victor Macklin 3,202 16.09 -4.47
Progressive Conservative David Thomson Williamson 1,562 7.85 -7.47
Total valid votes 19,895 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Solon Earl Low 7,319 41.06 +6.71
Liberal John Sissons 4,109 23.05 -18.23
Co-operative Commonwealth Irvin Victor Macklin 3,666 20.57 -0.68
Progressive Conservative Herbert Gordon Bessent 2,732 15.33
Total valid votes 17,826 100.00

Note: Progressive Conservative vote is compared to "National Government" vote in 1940 election. Social Credit vote is compared to New Democracy vote in 1940 election.

Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Sissons 6,426 41.28 +10.71
New Democracy René-Antoine Pelletier 5,347 34.35 -13.18
Co-operative Commonwealth Irwin Victor Macklin 3,307 21.24 +7.05
Independent Louis-Napoléon Brulotte 488 3.13
Total valid votes 15,568 100.00

Note: New Democracy vote is compared to Social Credit vote in 1935 election.

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit René-Antoine Pelletier 5,513 47.52
Liberal Joseph Patrick McIsaac 3,546 30.57 -14.56
Co-operative Commonwealth Donald MacBeth Kennedy 1,646 14.19 -40.69
Conservative Ernest Vincent Bergin 896 7.72
Total valid votes 11,601 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
United Farmers of Alberta Donald MacBeth Kennedy 10,204 54.88 +11.82
Liberal John Ewing Thomson 8,390 45.12 +23.75
Total valid votes 18,594 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
United Farmers of Alberta Donald MacBeth Kennedy 5,323 43.06 +9.56
Conservative James Arthur Collins 4,398 35.57 +2.22
Liberal Joseph Clarke 2,642 21.37 -11.78
Total valid votes 12,363 100.00

Note: UFA vote is compared to Progressive vote in 1925 election.

Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Donald MacBeth Kennedy 3,986 33.50
Conservative James Arthur Collins 3,969 33.36
Liberal William Archibald Rae 3,944 33.15
Total valid votes 11,899 100.00

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