Alberta Electoral Boundary Re-distribution, 2004

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From 2004–2012, electoral laws in Alberta, Canada fixed the number of legislature seats at 83. Prior to the 26th general election, the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission was given the task of re-distributing the province's electoral divisions. In February 2003, the Commission recommended 83 divisions as follows:

No. Name Pop. Var. to Prov. Avg. Var. to Cat. Avg.
1 Dunvegan-Central Peace 24,202 −32.70% N/A
2 Calgary-Bow 39,604 10.20% 5.10%
3 Calgary-Buffalo 39,357 9.50% 4.40%
4 Calgary-Cross 39,524 9.90% 4.90%
5 Calgary-Currie 39,340 9.40% 4.40%
6 Calgary-East 38,655 7.50% 2.60%
7 Calgary-Egmont 37,423 4.10% −0.70%
8 Calgary-Elbow 38,906 8.20% 3.20%
9 Calgary-Fish Creek 36,457 1.40% −3.30%
10 Calgary-Foothills 36,415 1.30% −3.40%
11 Calgary-Fort 39,155 8.90% 3.90%
12 Calgary-Glenmore 37,770 5.10% 0.20%
13 Calgary-Hays 36,258 0.90% −3.80%
14 Calgary-Lougheed 36,702 2.10% −2.60%
15 Calgary-Mackay 37,803 5.20% 0.30%
16 Calgary-McCall 36,458 1.40% −3.20%
17 Calgary-Montrose 39,276 9.20% 4.20%
18 Calgary-Mountain View 39,586 10.10% 5.10%
19 Calgary-North Hill 38,465 7.00% 2.10%
20 Calgary-North West 39,246 9.20% 4.20%
21 Calgary-Nose Hill 38,622 7.40% 2.50%
22 Calgary-Shaw 35,966 0.00% −4.60%
23 Calgary-Varsity 39,691 10.40% 5.30%
24 Calgary-West 38,187 6.20% 1.30%
25 Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview 37,797 5.10% 0.30%
26 Edmonton-Calder 37,190 3.40% −1.30%
27 Edmonton-Castle Downs 37,570 4.50% −0.30%
28 Edmonton-Centre 35,096 −2.40% −6.90%
29 Edmonton-Decore 35,570 −1.10% −5.60%
30 Edmonton-Ellerslie 35,707 −0.70% −5.20%
31 Edmonton-Glenora 36,766 2.30% −2.40%
32 Edmonton-Gold Bar 37,052 3.10% −1.70%
33 Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood 38,418 6.90% 2.00%
34 Edmonton Jasper Place 36,483 1.50% −3.20%
35 Edmonton Manning 37,410 4.10% −0.70%
36 Edmonton McClung 38,266 6.40% 1.50%
37 Edmonton Mill Creek 36,545 1.70% −3.00%
38 Edmonton-Mill Woods 38,339 6.60% 1.70%
39 Edmonton Riverview 37,059 3.10% −1.70%
40 Edmonton Rutherford 36,420 1.30% −3.30%
41 Edmonton-Strathcona 37,014 3.00% −1.80%
42 Edmonton-Whitemud 37,402 4.00% −0.70%
43 Airdrie-Chestermere 37,651 4.70% 5.70%
44 Athabasca-Redwater 34,772 −3.30% 4.70%
45 Banff-Cochrane 35,593 −1.00% −0.10%
46 Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock 35,086 −2.40% 5.60%
47 Battle River-Wainwright 31,042 −13.70% −6.50%
48 Bonnyville-Cold Lake 31,289 −13.00% −12.20%
49 Drayton Valley-Calmar 34,279 −4.70% 3.20%
50 Cardston-Taber-Warner 31,755 −11.70% −4.40%
51 Cypress-Medicine Hat 31,513 −12.30% −11.50%
52 Drumheller-Stettler 33,483 −6.90% 0.80%
53 Foothills-Rocky View 33,397 −7.10% 0.60%
54 Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville 36,172 0.60% 1.50%
55 Grande Prairie Smoky 36,178 0.60% 1.60%
56 Grande Prairie Wapiti 32,987 −8.20% −7.40%
57 Highwood 31,410 −12.60% −11.80%
58 Innisfail-Sylvan Lake 36,076 0.30% 8.60%
59 Lac La Biche-St. Paul 35,230 −2.00% 6.10%
60 Lacombe-Ponoka 35,065 −2.50% 5.60%
61 Leduc-Beaumont-Devon 37,378 4.00% 4.90%
62 Lesser Slave Lake 27,731 −22.90% −16.50%
63 Lethbridge East 34,684 −3.50% −2.60%
64 Lethbridge West 32,695 −9.10% −8.20%
65 Little Bow 32,897 −8.50% −1.00%
66 Livingstone-Macleod 33,534 −6.70% 1.00%
67 Medicine Hat 35,889 −0.20% 0.70%
68 Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills 32,738 −8.90% −1.40%
69 Peace River 31,655 −11.90% −4.70%
70 Red Deer North 36,115 0.50% 1.40%
71 Red Deer South 36,424 1.30% 2.30%
72 Rocky Mountain House 33,313 −7.30% 0.30%
73 Sherwood Park 35,360 −1.60% −0.70%
74 Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert 37,216 3.50% 4.50%
75 St. Albert 39,160 8.90% 9.90%
76 Stony Plain 37,410 4.10% 12.60%
77 Strathcona 36,435 1.30% 2.30%
78 Strathmore-Brooks 38,140 6.10% 7.10%
79 Vermilion-Lloydminster 30,675 −14.70% −13.90%
80 West Yellowhead 29,349 −18.40% −11.60%
81 Wetaskiwin-Camrose 37,750 5.00% 6.00%
82 Whitecourt-Ste. Anne 32,251 −10.30% −2.90%
83 Wood Buffalo 42,971 19.50% 20.60%

As a result of the re-distribution, Calgary gained two seats. Edmonton lost one seat, and one special consideration division was eliminated. Dunvegan is the sole remaining "special" division - due to its isolation it is allowed to have a population below 75% of the provincial average. Lesser Slave Lake is now considered to be a standard rural division as its boundaries were re-drawn so that its population is slightly above 75% of the provincial average. One urbanized division outside Calgary and Edmonton was added, and two rural seats were eliminated.

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