Bonnyville-Cold Lake

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Bonnyville-Cold Lake
Alberta electoral district
BonnyvilleColdLake in Alberta.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Scott Cyr
Wildrose
District created 1997
First contested 1997
Last contested 2015

Bonnyville-Cold Lake is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. The district is one of 87 current districts mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting. It is currently represented by Wildrose MLA Scott Cyr, who was first elected in 2015.

Geography[edit]

Municipalities within Bonnyville-Cold Lake.

This primarily rural electoral district is found in northeastern Alberta along the Saskatchewan border. The riding is coterminous with the Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87, and also contains the following municipalities:

The district borders Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills to the North, West and Southwest, and Vermilion-Lloydminster to the Southeast.

History[edit]

The district was created in the 1997 Boundary redistribution from the electoral district of Bonnyville, retaining the same boundaries as the old district. The riding had been held from its creation until 2015 by the Progressive Conservatives, although the Liberals held the antecedent riding from 1993 to 1997.

Boundary history[edit]

The 2003 redistribution saw the riding lose some uninhabited territory in its north, part of the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range, to Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills. This gave Bonnyville-Cold Lake the same boundaries as the Municipal District.

In the 2010 Boundary redistribution the riding remained unchanged with no boundary alterations from the 2003 boundaries.[2]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Bonnyville-Cold Lake[4]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Bonnyville 1952-1997
24th 1997–2001 Denis Ducharme Progressive Conservative
25th 2001–2004
26th 2004–2008
27th 2008–2012 Genia Leskiw Progressive Conservative
28th 2012–2015
29th 2015–present Scott Cyr Wildrose

In the district's first election in 1997, Progressive Conservative candidate Dennis Ducharme defeated incumbent Liberal MLA Leo Vasseur by a wide margin to pick up the newly-renamed district for his party.

Ducharme was re-elected with landslides in 2001 with over 70% of the vote and in 2004 with almost 65% of the vote. He was appointed to the cabinet briefly in 2006 under the government of Ralph Klein. He retired in 2008.

The second representative of the district was Genia Leskiw. She won her first election with a landslide of over 75% of the popular vote, and held the riding from Wildrose challenger Roy Doonanco in 2012 by only a 7% margin.

In the 2015 election, Wildrose candidate Scott Cyr won by a significant margin over Progressive Conservative candidate Craig Copeland, who was running during a hiatus from being the mayor of Cold Lake.

Legislature results[edit]

1997 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%[5]
Progressive Conservative Denis Ducharme 4,593 58.41% +12.81%
Liberal Leo Vasseur 2,323 29.54% -17.66%
Social Credit Robert Kratchmer 948 12.05%
Total 7,864
Rejected, spoiled and declined 11
Eligible electors / Turnout 16,185 48.66% -6.54%
Progressive Conservative notional gain from Liberal Swing +15.24%

2001 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%[6]
Progressive Conservative Denis Ducharme 5,641 70.65% +12.24%
Liberal Ronald Young 1,755 21.98% -7.56%
New Democratic Ellen Ulfsten 313 3.92%
Independent James Skretteberg 275 3.45%
Total 7,984
Rejected, spoiled and declined 44
Eligible electors / Turnout 16,688 48.11% -0.55%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +9.90%

2004 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%[7]
Progressive Conservative Denis Ducharme 3,621 63.68% -6.97%
Alberta Alliance Shane Gervais 973 17.11%
Liberal Lloyd Mildon 781 13.74% -8.24%
New Democratic Denise Ogonoski 311 5.47% 1.55%
Total 5,686
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 42
Eligible electors / Turnout 17,704 32.35% -15.76%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -12.04%

2008 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Genia Leskiw 4,437 75.54% +12.06%
Liberal Justin Yassoub 698 11.88% -1.86%
New Democratic Jason Sloychuk 389 6.62% +1.15%
Green Jennifer Brown 350 5.96%
Total 5,874
Rejected, spoiled and declined 49
Eligible electors / Turnout 21,049 28.14% -4.21%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 6.96%
Source: The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 381–385. 

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Genia Leskiw 4,816 49.09% -26.45%
Wildrose Roy Doonanco 4,128 42.08%
Liberal Hubert Rodden 535 5.45% -6.43%
New Democratic Luanne Bannister 330 3.36% -3.26%
Total valid votes 9,809
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 85
Eligible electors / Turnout 22,170 44.63% +16.49%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -34.27%

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Wildrose Scott Cyr 5,452 46.55% +4.47%
Progressive Conservative Craig Copeland 3,594 30.43% -18.66%
New Democratic Josalyne Head 2,136 18.09% +14.73%
Alberta Party Rob Fox 628 5.32%
Total valid votes 11,810
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 45
Eligible electors / Turnout 24,714 47.97% +3.34%
Wildrose gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +11.57%

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Bonnyville-Cold Lake[8] Turnout 32.32%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 2,250 14.94% 48.23% 2
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 2,098 13.93% 44.97% 1
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 1,832 12.17% 39.27% 3
     Independent Link Byfield 1,484 9.86% 31.81% 4
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 1,446 9.60% 31.00% 6
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,344 8.93% 28.81% 7
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,296 8.61% 27.78% 5
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,265 8.40% 27.76% 8
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,217 8.08% 26.09% 10
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 825 5.48% 17.69% 9
Total Votes 15,057 100%
Total Ballots 4,665 3.23 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1,056

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2012 Senate nominee election results: Bonnyville-Cold Lake[9] Turnout 43.85%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
Wildrose Raymond Germain 4,043 18.68% 46.02% 5
Progressive Conservative Doug Black 3,518 16.25% 40.05% 1
Progressive Conservative Scott Tannas 3,098 14.31% 35.26% 2
Progressive Conservative Mike Shaikh 2,601 12.02% 29.61% 3
Wildrose Rob Gregory 2,548 11.77% 29.00% 4
Wildrose Vitor Marciano 2,180 10.07% 24.82% 6
Evergreen Elizabeth Johannson 855 3.95% 9.73% 7
Independent David Fletcher 672 3.10% 7.65% 9
Independent Len Bracko 487 2.25% 5.54% 8
Independent Ian Urquhart 469 2.17% 5.34% 10
Independent Paul Frank 465 2.15% 5.29% 11
Independent William Exelby 366 1.69% 4.17% 12
Independent Perry Chahal 344 1.59% 3.92% 13
Total Votes 21,646 100%
Total Ballots 8,785 2.46 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 944

Voters had the option of selecting 3 Candidates on the Ballot

Student Vote results[edit]

2004 election[edit]

Participating Schools[10]
Assumption Jr/Sr High School
Elizabeth School
LeGoff School
Notre Dame High 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[11]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Denis Ducharme 257 38.07%
     Liberal Lloyd Mildon 173 25.63%
New Democratic Denise Ogonoski 152 22.52%
Alberta Alliance Shane Gervais 93 13.78%
Total 675 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 30

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Genia Leskiw %
Wildrose Roy Doonanco
     Liberal Hubert Rodden %
     NDP Luanne Bannister %
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 31–32. 
  2. ^ a b "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta" (PDF). Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission. June 2010. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010. 
  4. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2010. Retrieved February 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2001 Statement of Official results Bonnyville-Cold Lake" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Bonnyville-Cold Lake Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2012 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  10. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  11. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 

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Coordinates: 54°01′44″N 110°27′29″W / 54.029°N 110.458°W / 54.029; -110.458