|Alberta electoral district|
Calgary Heritage in relation to other Alberta federal electoral districts as of the 2013 Representation Order.
|Federal electoral district|
|Legislature||House of Commons|
|District webpage||profile, map|
|Pop. density (per km²)||1,547.4|
|Census divisions||Division No. 6|
Calgary Heritage was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect upon the calling of the 42nd Canadian federal election, which was held on 19 October 2015. It is essentially a reconfigured version of Calgary Southwest, the former riding of Stephen Harper, who served as the Prime Minister of Canada from 2006 until his party was defeated in 2015. Territory from the former Calgary Southwest comprises 99% of the new riding, while territory from Calgary Southeast makes up 1%.
While Calgary as a whole has long been considered heartland for the Conservative Party of Canada and its antecedents, Calgary Heritage is located in a particularly conservative area of Calgary. Its predecessor, Calgary Southwest, frequently gave Conservative candidates some of the highest margins in the nation. Had it existed under its current boundaries in 2011, Harper would have won over 74 percent of the vote.
While Harper was handily re-elected to this riding in the 2015 election, his Conservatives lost their bid for a fresh mandate. Harper resigned as prime minister on November 4, 2015, shortly before the new prime minister Justin Trudeau's swearing-in. Harper resigned as MP for Calgary Heritage on August 26, 2016. A by-election to fill the seat was held on April 3, 2017; Bob Benzen retained it for the Conservatives.
The riding is located in the southwestern corner of Calgary. It contains the neighbourhoods of Bayview, Braeside, Bridlewood, Canyon Meadows, Cedarbrae, Chinook Park, Eagle Ridge, Evergreen, Haysboro, Kelvin Grove, Kingsland, Lakeview, North Glenmore Park (south of Glenmore Trail), Oakridge, Palliser, Pump Hill, Shawnee Slopes, Southwood, Woodbine and Woodlands.
Ethnic groups: 75.9% White, 5.8% Filipino, 4.7% Chinese, 3.1% South Asian, 2.4% Aboriginal, 2.2% Latin American, 2.1% Black
Languages: 74.9% English, 3.7% Chinese, 3.0% Tagalog, 2.3% Spanish, 1.9% Russian, 1.8% French, 1.1% German
Religions: 61.6% Christian (26.1% Catholic, 7.7% United Church, 4.8% Anglican, 2.9% Christian Orthodox, 2.5% Lutheran, 1.5% Presbyterian, 1.5% Baptist, 1.3% Pentecostal, 12.6% Other Christian), 2.5% Muslim, 2.4% Jewish, 1.2% Hindu, 31.4% None.
Median income: $39,383 (2010)
Average income: $57,511 (2010)
Riding associations are the local branches of political parties:
|Party||Association Name||CEO||HQ Address|
|Conservative||Calgary Heritage Conservative Association||Barb Zabrowski||2525 Woodview Drive SW|
|Green||Calgary Heritage Federal Green Party Association||Kelly J. Christie||491 Queen Charlotte Road SE|
|Liberal||Calgary Heritage Federal Liberal Association||Eric Peters||1301-8880 Horton Road SW|
|New Democratic||Calgary Heritage Federal NDP Riding Association||Roger Moreau||648 Parkvalley Road SE|
Members of Parliament
This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:
Riding created from Calgary Southeast and Calgary Southwest
|Canadian federal by-election, April 3, 2017|
Resignation of Stephen Harper
|New Democratic||Khalis Ahmed||784||2.89||−4.39|
|Christian Heritage||Jeff Willerton||383||1.41|
|National Advancement||Stephen J. Garvey||79||0.29|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||27,121||100.0||–|
|Total rejected ballots||-|
|Canadian federal election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Matt Masters||4,255||7.28||–4.84||$38,181.16|
|Independent||Larry R. Heather||114||0.20||–||$16.50|
|Independent||Nicolas Duchastel de Montrouge||61||0.10||–||$277.12|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||58,430||100.00||$215,236.37|
|Total rejected ballots||228||0.39||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2011 federal election redistributed results|
- Statistics Canada: 2011
- Report – Alberta
- Levitz, Stephanie (August 26, 2016). "Stephen Harper leaves politics, gives up House of Commons seat". CBC News. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
- "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Calgary Heritage (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.
- Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections