Bruce Stubbs

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Bruce Stubbs
Leader of the Alberta Party
In office
2004–2009
Preceded by George Flake
Succeeded by Robert Leddy
Personal details
Born Nova Scotia
Political party Alberta Party, Reform Party
Children Shannon Stubbs, 4 others
Alma mater University of New Brunswick
Occupation Civil servant, Farmer

Bruce Stubbs is a farmer and political figure in Alberta, Canada.

Political career[edit]

He first came to public attention as a leading member of G.U.A.R.D. (Grassroots United Against Reform's Demise), a group opposed to the United Alternative process which formed the Canadian Alliance from the Reform Party of Canada. When the Canadian Alliance did eventually merge with the Progressive Conservatives, Stubbs declared he would not support the new Conservative Party.[1] Instead he moved to provincial politics, becoming leader of the Alberta Party in pursuit of Reform Party ideals, such as democratic reform.[2] He led the party through the provincial election of 2004, running in the riding of Strathcona, and the election of 2008, not contesting any riding.

Personal life[edit]

Stubbs is the son of former mayor of Dartmouth, NS, Eileen Stubbs. Born in Nova Scotia, he moved to Alberta in 1974.[3] He is the father of five children: Shannon (Conservative MP for Lakeland), Gordon, Melanie, Carter and Rachel. Along with his wife Kim, his family maintained a berry farm on Range Road 834, north of Hwy 16. In the summer of 2002, the family moved into Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Electoral results[edit]

Alberta general election, 2004: Strathcona
Party Candidate Votes %[4]
Progressive Conservative Rob Lougheed 6,871 49.09%
Liberal Jon Friel 4,115 29.40%
New Democratic Tom Elchuck 1,145 8.18%
Alberta Party Bruce Stubbs 773 5.52%
Alberta Alliance Ryan Ceto 467 3.34%
Social Credit Brian Rembowski 329 2.35%
Separation Roberta Mcdonald 297 2.12%
Total valid votes 13,997
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 138
Registered electors & turnout 27,983 50.51%
Progressive Conservative pickup new district.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former opponents of new party bow to inevitable". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  2. ^ "You've got a fight on the right for parties | Vue Weekly". www.vueweekly.com. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  3. ^ "Alberta Party Officials". 2008-04-12. Archived from the original on 2008-04-12. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Strathcona Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved 2008-04-18.