Bonnyville-Cold Lake

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Bonnyville-Cold Lake
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
BonnyvilleColdLake in Alberta.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Genia Leskiw
Progressive Conservative
District created 1997
First contested 1997
Last contested 2008

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.

Prior to the 1997 boundary redistribution, the old district was just simply known as Bonnyville. It is currently represented by Progressive Conservative MLA Genia Leskiw who was first elected in 2008. The district has been a stronghold for the Progressive Conservatives in recent years with candidates from that party posting landslide majorities. The Liberals also got a candidate elected in the antecedent riding from 1993 to 1997.

This primarily rural electoral district exists in the north east portion of the province along the Saskatchewan border and is named after the town of Bonnyville and CFB Cold Lake. The riding in its current boundaries also includes the hamlet of Beaverdam and Hoselaw.

History[edit]

The electoral district of Bonnyville-Cold Lake was created in the 1997 Boundary redistribution from the electoral district of Bonnyville.

In the 2010 Boundary redistribution the riding remained unchanged with no boundary alterations from the 2003 boundaries.[1]

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

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

The electoral district of Bonnyville-Cold Lake was created from the old electoral district of Bonnyville in the 1997 boundary re-distribution. Progressive Conservative candidate Dennis Ducharme defeated incumbent Liberal MLA Leo Vasseur by a wide margin to pick up the new 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 and current representative of the district is Genia Leskiw. Sheo won her first election with a landslide of over 75% of the popular vote.

Legislature results[edit]

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 48.66% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Denis Ducharme 4,593 58.41% *
     Liberal Leo Vasseur 2,323 29.54% *
     Social Credit Robert Kratchmer 948 12.05% *
Total 7,864 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 11
16,185 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 48.11% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Denis Ducharme 5,641 70.65% 12.24%
     Liberal Ronald Young 1,755 21.98% -7.56% *
     NDP Ellen Ulfsten 313 3.92% *
     Independent James Skretteberg 275 3.45% *
Total 7,984 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 44
16,688 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 9.90%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 32.35% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     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% *
     NDP Denise Ogonoski 311 5.47% 1.55% *
Total 5,686 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 42
17,704 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -12.04%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 28.14% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Genia Leskiw 4,437 75.54% 12.06% *
     Liberal Justin Yassoub 698 11.88% -1.86% *
     NDP Jason Sloychuk 389 6.62% 1.15% *
Greens Jennifer Brown 350 5.96% *
Total 5,874 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 49
21,049 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 6.96%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Genia Leskiw 4,797 49.12 *
     Wildrose Roy Doonanco 4,106 42.05 %
     Liberal Hubert Rodden 533 %5.46 % *
     NDP Luanne Bannister 392 %3.37 % *
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: Bonnyville-Cold Lake[9] 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]

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%
     NDP 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 %
     Alberta Party %
     NDP Luanne Bannister %
Total ' 100%

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. 31–32. 
  3. ^ "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010. 
  4. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2001 Statement of Official results Bonnyville-Cold Lake". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Bonnyville-Cold Lake Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  8. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 381–385. 
  9. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  10. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-27. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

External links[edit]

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