|Alberta electoral district|
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
Calgary-McCall is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. It was created in 1971, and was named after Frederick McCall and the McCall Industrial Park. As of the 2010 redistricting, the industrial park is no longer in the boundaries.
The district includes the neighbourhoods of Castleridge, Falconridge, Martindale, Saddleridge, and Skyview Ranch, and is noted for its high levels of ethnic diversity.
- 1 History
- 2 Legislature results
- 2.1 1971 general election
- 2.2 1975 general election
- 2.3 1979 general election
- 2.4 1982 general election
- 2.5 1986 general election
- 2.6 1989 general election
- 2.7 1993 general election
- 2.8 1995 by-election
- 2.9 1997 general election
- 2.10 2001 general election
- 2.11 2004 general election
- 2.12 2008 general election
- 2.13 2012 general election
- 2.14 2015 general election
- 3 Senate nominee results
- 4 Student Vote results
- 5 References
- 6 External links
The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution and was formed out of the north half of Calgary East.
The 2010 boundary redistribution significantly changed the riding. All land west of 36 Street NE was moved out of the district. The Calgary International Airport was moved into Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill while the McCall Industrial Park was moved into Calgary-Cross. A large chunk of land south of 80 Street NE and east of Falconridge Blvd NE was moved into the new Calgary-Greenway constituency.
|16 Calgary-McCall 2003 Boundaries|
|Airdrie-Chestermere and Foothills-Rocky View||Airdrie-Chestermere||Calgary-Mackay, Calgary-North Hill and Calgary-Nose Hill||Calgary-Cross, Calgary-East and Calgary-North Hill|
|riding map goes here|
|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.|
|20 Calgary-McCall 2010 Boundaries|
|Chestermere-Rocky View||Chestermere-Rocky View||Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill||Calgary-Cross and Calgary-Greenway|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2010, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-McCall|
|See Calgary East 1963-1971|
|17th||1971-1975||George Ho Lem||Social Credit|
|29th||2015–present||Irfan Sabir||New Democrat|
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.
1971 general election
|1971 Alberta general election results||Turnout 67.64%||Swing|
|Social Credit||George Ho Lem||5,116||44.73%|
|Progressive Conservative||John Kushner||4,187||36.61%|
|New Democratic||Ted Takacs||1,984||17.34%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||270|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||17,309||%|
|Social Credit gain||Swing||N/A|
1975 general election
|1975 Alberta general election results||Turnout 50.68%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Andrew Little||9,102||65.10%||28.49%|
|Social Credit||George Ho Lem||3,397||24.30%||-20.43%|
|New Democratic||Doreen Heath||997||7.13%||-10.21%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||41|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||17,309||%|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Social Credit||Swing||24.46%|
1979 general election
|1979 Alberta general election results||Turnout 51.93%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Andrew Little||7,918||70.54%||5.44%|
|Social Credit||Jim Richards||1,757||15.65%||-8.65%|
|New Democratic||Dave Hammond||838||7.47%||-0.34%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||25|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||17,309||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||7.05%|
1982 general election
|1982 Alberta general election results||Turnout 53.84%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Stan Nelson||17,493||76.50%||5.96%|
|New Democratic||Dennis Bennett||2,673||11.69%||4.22%|
|Western Canada Concept||Terry Wolsey||1,728||7.56%||*|
|Alberta Reform Movement||Grand Majanja||120||0.52%||*|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||31|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||42,524||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||5.09%|
1986 general election
|1986 Alberta general election results||Turnout 32.87%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Stan Nelson||5,418||63.12%||-13.38%|
|New Democratic||Ken Richmond||2,435||28.37%||16.68%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||18|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||26,167||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-15.03%|
1989 general election
|1989 Alberta general election results||Turnout 39.24%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Stan Nelson||5,109||44.61%||-18.51%|
|New Democratic||Ken Richmond||3,311||28.91%||0.54%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||22|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||29,242||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-9.53%|
1993 general election
|1993 Alberta general election results||Turnout 49.38%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Harry Sohal||4,118||45.08%||0.47%|
|New Democratic||Sylvia Lille||900||9.85%||-19.06%|
|Confederation of Regions||Allen Maclennan||129||1.41%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||80|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||18,658||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||2.99%|
|Alberta provincial by-election, April 20, 1995|
|Progressive Conservative||Shiraz Shariff||2,496||43.64||−1.44|
|New Democratic||Anne McGrath||713||12.46||2.61|
|Social Credit||Doug Cooper||470||8.22|
|Confederation of Regions||Peter Hope||61||1.07||−0.34|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||17|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||20,514||27.97|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||−2.04|
|Source: "Calgary-McCall by-election official results". Elections Alberta. April 20, 1995. Retrieved February 6, 2012.|
1997 general election
|1997 Alberta general election results||Turnout 41.84%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Shiraz Shariff||5,118||58.86%||15.22%|
|Social Credit||Rory Cory||876||10.08%||1.86%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||28|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||20,847||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||9.39%|
2001 general election
|2001 Alberta general election results||Turnout 39.00%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Shiraz Shariff||6,558||70.15%||11.29%|
|New Democratic||Preet Sihota||449||4.80%|
|Alberta First||Darryl Elvers||139||1.49%|
|Social Credit||Rory Cory||121||1.29%||-8.79%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||38|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||24,070||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||10.04%|
2004 general election
|Alberta general election, 2004|
|Progressive Conservative||Shiraz Shariff||3,195||43.60%||-26.55%|
|Alberta Alliance||Ina Given||576||7.86%|
|New Democratic||Preet Sihota||328||4.48%||-0.32%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||86|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||21,831||33.96%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-21.87%|
|"Calgary-McCall Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2012.|
2008 general election
|Alberta general election, 2008|
|Progressive Conservative||Shiraz Shariff||4,161||43.16%||-0.44%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Ina Given||542||5.62%||-2.24%|
|New Democratic||Preet Sihota||275||2.85%||-1.63%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||68|
|Eligible electors / turnout||32,531||31.69%|
|Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||2.69%|
|The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 230–233.|
2012 general election
|Alberta general election, 2012|
|Progressive Conservative||Muhammad Rasheed||3,085||29.29|
|New Democratic||Collette Singh||227||2.15|
2015 general election
|Alberta general election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Irfan Sabir||3,783||29.9|
|Progressive Conservative||Jagdeep Sahota||2,319||18.3|
|Total valid votes||12670|
|New Democratic gain from Liberal||Swing||+27.75%|
Senate nominee results
2004 Senate nominee election district results
|2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-McCall||Turnout 33.85%|
|Affiliation||Candidate||Votes||% Votes||% Ballots||Rank|
|Progressive Conservative||Bert Brown||3,007||14.53%||47.53%||1|
|Progressive Conservative||Betty Unger||2,488||12.02%||39.32%||2|
|Progressive Conservative||Jim Silye||2,476||11.97%||39.13%||5|
|Progressive Conservative||Cliff Breitkreuz||2,019||9.76%||31.91%||3|
|Progressive Conservative||David Usherwood||1,946||9.40%||30.76%||6|
|Alberta Alliance||Gary Horan||1,803||8.71%||28.50%||10|
|Alberta Alliance||Michael Roth||1,726||8.34%||27.28%||7|
|Alberta Alliance||Vance Gough||1,721||8.32%||27.20%||8|
|Total Ballots||6,327||3.27 Votes Per Ballot|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||1,062|
|21,831 Eligible Electors|
Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot
2012 Senate nominee election district results
Student Vote results
2004 student election
|Bethel Christian Academy|
|Grant MacEwan Elementary School|
|James Fowler High School|
|Terry Fox Junior 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|
|Progressive Conservative||Shiraz Shariff||290||38.26%|
|Alberta Alliance||Ina Given||34||4.49%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||32|
- Howell, Trevor (April 28, 2015). "Riding: Calgary-McCall". Calgary Herald. Postmedia. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
- "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 12.
- "Calgary-McCall Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- "Calgary-McCall Official Results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- "Calgary-McCall Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- "Calgary-McCall Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- "Calgary-McCall Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- "Calgary-McCall Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- "Calgary-McCall Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012.
- "Calgary-McCall Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
- "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
- "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
- "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-19.
- Website of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
- Electoral Divisions Act 2003
- Demographics for Calgary McCall
- Riding Map for Calgary McCall
- Website of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta