Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.
Starting at the intersection of the north Calgary city boundary with Deerfoot Trail NE; then 1. east and south along the city boundary to McKnight Boulevard NE; 2. west along McKnight Boulevard NE to 36 Street NE; 3. south along 36 Street NE to 32 Avenue NE; 4. west along 32 Avenue NE to Deerfoot Trail NE; 5. generally north and northeast along Deerfoot Trail NE to the starting point.
The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution. The first election held in the district that year returned former Calgary Alderman George Ho Lem who ran as a Social Credit candidate. He won a tight race over future MLA and Member of Parliament John Kushner.
The 1975 election would see the riding change hands as Ho Lem would be defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Andrew Little in a landslide. Little ran for re-election in the 1979 general election and won easily taking over 70% of the popular vote. He retired at dissolution of the assembly in 1982.
The third representative of the riding was returned in the 1982 election. The race that year saw Progressive Conservative candidate Stan Nelson returned with a landslide majority of over 75% of the popular vote and over 17,000 votes. He was re-elected to his second term in 1986 with a substantially reduced number of votes but still with a landslide majority of around 63%. Nelson would win his third term in office in 1989 with just over half the popular vote. He would retire from the Assembly at dissolution in 1993.
McCall would elect Progressive Conservative candidate Harry Sohal in the 1993 election. The race was the first closely contested since 1971. Sohal held the seat with just under 45% of the popular vote. On November 15, 1994, while out jogging, Sohal had a heart attack. He did not survive, and the seat became vacant.
On April 20, 1995 a by-election was held to replace Sohal. The election was another closely contested race with voters returning Progressive Conservative candidate Shiraz Shariff with a plurality of just over 43% of the vote. Shariff won his second term with a large majority in 1997 and was returned to his third term with a majority in 2001.
Shariff's popularity started to slide after 2001. He was nearly defeated by Liberal candidate Darshan Kang in the 2004 election when he lost nearly half of his popular vote from 2001. He won less votes and percent than when he was first elected in the 1995 by-election. The two faced each other in the 2008 election with the reverse result. Shariff was defeated while Kang won his first term in office.
In 2015 NDP candidate Irfan Sabir was elected, with the Wildrose challenger finishing second.
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.