Alberta (Provisional District)

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Alberta (Provisional District) was a federal electoral district in the Northwest Territories, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1887 to 1908.


The Alberta Provisional District was created in 1886 when the Northwest Territories gained representation in the House of Commons. It had the same boundaries of the District of Alberta, a subdivision of the Northwest Territories. In 1905, Alberta became a province of Canada, and the electoral district continued as an Alberta federal electoral district covering the southern part of the province until 1907, when the district was redistributed into Macleod and Medicine Hat.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

  1. Donald Watson Davis, Conservative (1887–1896)
  2. Frank Oliver, Liberal (1896–1904)
  3. John Herron, Liberal-Conservative (1904–1908)

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Donald Watson Davis 1,037
Independent Conservative Richard Hardisty 783
Liberal James Delamere Lafferty 235
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Donald Watson Davis 2,742
Conservative James A. Reilly 935
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frank Oliver 3,647
Conservative Thomas Cochrane 2,863
Independent Simon Clark 71
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Frank Oliver 5,203
Conservative Richard Bennett 4,029
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John Herron 1,755
Liberal Malcolm McKenzie 1,677

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