This urban district located in central east Calgary was created in the 1986 boundary redistribution from Calgary-McCall. The district elected Progressive Conservative candidates for its entire history.
The district has seen its share of controversial elections in recent years. The last representative is Manmeet Bhullar who won his first term in office in a controversial race over Independent Ron Leech in the 2008 general election. The previous representative was Hung Pham who served from 1993 to 2004.
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Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.
Starting at the intersection of 68 Street NE with 32 Avenue NE; then 1. east along 32 Avenue NE to the west boundary of Block 10, Plan 8411285 (Monterey Park Estates); 2. generally south, east and north along the block boundary to 32 Avenue NE; 3. east along 32 Avenue NE and its easterly extension to the east Calgary city boundary; 4. south along the east city boundary to 17 Avenue SE; 5. west along 17 Avenue SE to 52 Street SE; 6. north along 52 Street SE to 16 Avenue NE; 7. east along 16 Avenue NE to 68 Street NE; 8. north along 68 Street NE to the starting point.
Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Montrose
The electoral district was created in the 1986 boundary redistribution. The first election held that year saw Progressive Conservative candidate Rick Orman win a comfortable majority to pick up the seat for his party. He was easily re-elected in the 1989 general election with a larger majority. Orman retired from the legislature at dissolution in 1993.
The 1993 election saw Progressive Conservative candidate Hung Pham win a sizable majority to hold the seat for his party. He was re-elected three more times winning in the 1997, 2001 and 2004 general elections. He retired from the legislature in 2008 after a bitter fall out with the Progressive Conservatives.
The 2008 election saw Progressive Conservative candidate Manmeet Bhullar win a hotly contested race over Independent Ron Leech. The pair had been in a disputed nomination race before the general election.
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.