British Columbia Southern Interior

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This article is about the federal electoral district. For the larger region it is part of, see British Columbia Interior.
British Columbia Southern Interior
British Columbia electoral district
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British Columbia Southern Interior in relation to other British Columbia federal electoral districts
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 97,952
Electors (2011) 74,996
Area (km²)[2] 26,248.34
Census divisions Okanagan-Similkameen, Kootenay Boundary, Central Kootenay
Census subdivisions Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Osoyoos, Oliver, Grand Forks, Okanagan-Similkameen C, Central Kootenay E, Central Kootenay F, Central Kootenay H,

British Columbia Southern Interior (formerly known as Southern Interior, Kootenay—Boundary—Okanagan and West Kootenay—Okanagan) was a federal electoral district in the province of British Columbia, Canada, that had been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1997 to 2015.

Description[edit]

Regions included in the riding are the Similkameen, the southern half of the South Okanagan region, the Boundary Country, all of the West Kootenay region, the Slocan Valley, Lower (but not Upper) Arrow Lake, and including the east shore of Kootenay Lake from opposite Kaslo northwards.

Municipalities within the riding are Princeton, Keremeos, Oliver, Osoyoos, Greenwood, Grand Forks, Trail, Rossland, Warfield, Montrose, Fruitvale, Castlegar, Nelson, Salmo, Slocan, New Denver, Silverton, and Kaslo.

History[edit]

This riding was created in 1996 as "West Kootenay—Okanagan" from parts of Kootenay West—Revelstoke and Okanagan—Similkameen—Merritt ridings.

It consisted of:

  • Kootenay Boundary Regional District;
  • subdivisions A and B of Central Kootenay Regional District; and
  • the eastern part of Subdivision B of Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District.

It was renamed "Kootenay—Boundary—Okanagan" in 1998.

In the 2003 redistribution, the riding was replaced by the new riding of Southern Interior, with a small part being redistributed into Kootenay—Columbia and a small part added from Okanagan—Coquihalla.

In 2004, its name was changed to "British Columbia Southern Interior".

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
West Kootenay—Okanagan
Riding created from Kootenay West—Revelstoke and
Okanagan—Similkameen—Merritt
36th  1997–2000     Jim Gouk Reform
 2000–2000     Alliance
Kootenay—Boundary—Okanagan
37th  2000–2003     Jim Gouk Alliance
 2003–2004     Conservative
Southern Interior
38th  2004–2006     Jim Gouk Conservative
British Columbia Southern Interior
39th  2006–2008     Alex Atamanenko New Democratic
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
Riding dissolved into South Okanagan—West Kootenay,
Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola and Kootenay—Columbia

Election results[edit]

British Columbia Southern Interior[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Alex Atamanenko 25,176 50.9 +3.4
Conservative Stephen Hill 19,276 38.9 +3.1
Green Bryan Hunt 3,173 6.4 -3.2
Liberal Shannon (Shan) Lavell 1,872 3.8 -3.1
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,674 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Alex Atamanenko 22,693 47.5 -1.5 $66,606
Conservative Rob Zandee 17,122 35.9 +16.6 $76,704
Green Andy Morel 4,573 9.6 -1.7 $8,439
Liberal Brenda Jagpal 3,292 6.9 -13.3 $28,430
Marxist–Leninist Brian Sproule 80 0.2 -0.1 --
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,915 100.0 $92,328
Total rejected ballots 155 0.3 -0.2
Turnout 47,915 63.89
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Alex Atamanenko 22,742 49.0 +13.9 $72,595
Liberal Bill Profili 9,383 20.2 +2.2 $40,534
Conservative Derek Zeisman 8,948 19.3 -17.3 $53,470
Green Scott Leyland 5,258 11.3 +3.4 $14,334
Marxist–Leninist Brian Sproule 123 0.3 +0.2 $0
Total valid votes 46454 100.0
Total rejected ballots 236 0.5
Turnout 46,690 66.4
     NDP gain from Conservative Swing +15.6

Southern Interior[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Jim Gouk 16,940 36.6 * $55,553
New Democratic Alex Atamanenko 16,260 35.1 +25.3 $22,019
Liberal Doug Stanley 8,310 18.0 -9.4 $74,051
Green Scott Leyland 3,663 7.9 +1.4 $16,098
Independent Robert Schuster 591 1.3 * $9,264
Marijuana Karine Cyr 391 0.8 *
Canadian Action Farlie Paynter 87 0.2 * $454
Marxist–Leninist Brian Sproule 39 0.1 *
Total valid votes 46,281 100.0
Total rejected ballots 163 0.4
Turnout 46,444 60.0

Kootenay—Boundary—Okanagan[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Jim Gouk 19,386 46.69 -0.09 $42,724
Liberal Bill Barlee 11,357 27.35 +9.88 $32,709
New Democratic Don Scarlett 4,091 9.85 -12.04 $7,473
Green Andrew Shadrack 2,689 6.47 +0.42 $14,652
Progressive Conservative Michele Elise Duncan 2,147 5.17 -0.39 $3,532
Marijuana Dan Loehndorf 889 2.14 $978
Canadian Action Bev Collins 762 1.84 +0.91 $3,220
Natural Law Annie Holtby 191 0.46 ±0 $886
Total valid votes 41,512 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 238 0.57
Turnout 41,750 64.86
Alliance hold Swing -4.98
Change for the Canadian Alliance is based on the Reform Party.

West Kootenay—Okanagan[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Reform Jim Gouk 18,954 46.78 $45,047
New Democratic Kirk Duff 8,869 21.89 $40,603
Liberal John A. Greaves 7,078 17.47 $17,158
Green Andy Shadrack 2,455 6.05 $6,527
Progressive Conservative Blair Suffredine 2,255 5.56 $23,236
Canadian Action Beverly Bev Collins 377 0.93 $2,816
Christian Heritage Brian J. Zacharias 340 0.83 $1,372
Natural Law Ruth Anne Taves 187 0.46 $498
Total valid votes 40,515 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 185 0.45
Turnout 40,700 66.68
This riding was created from parts of Kootenay West—Revelstoke and Okanagan—Similkameen—Merritt, both of which elected a Reform candidate in the previous election. Reform candidate Jim Gouk was the incumbent from Kootenay West—Revelstoke.

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