Cariboo—Prince George

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Cariboo—Prince George
British Columbia electoral district
Cariboo-Prince George.png
Cariboo—Prince George in relation to other British Columbia federal electoral districts (2003 boundaries)
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Todd Doherty
Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 108,252
Electors (2015) 77,042
Area (km²)[1] 83,193
Pop. density (per km²) 1.3
Census divisions Fraser-Fort George, Bulkley-Nechako, Cariboo
Census subdivisions Agats Meadow 8, Alexandria, Alexis Creek 6, Alexis Creek 14, Alexis Creek 16, Alexis Creek 17, Alexis Creek 21, Alexis Creek 24, Alexis Creek 25, Alexis Creek 34, Alkali Lake 1, Alkali Lake 4A, Anahim's Flat 1, Anahim's Meadow, Baezaeko River 27, Baptiste Meadow 2, Betty Creek 18, Bulkley-Nechako F, Cahoose 10, Cahoose 12, Canoe Creek 3, Cariboo A, Cariboo B, Cariboo C, Cariboo D, Cariboo E, Cariboo F, Cariboo I, Cariboo J, Cariboo K, Charley Boy's Meadow 3, Chilco Lake 1, Chilco Lake 1A, Coglistiko River 29, Deep Creek 2, Dog Creek 1, Dog Creek 2, Euchinico Creek 17, Fishtrap 19, Fraser-Fort George C, Fraser-Fort George E, Garden, Johny Sticks 2, Kluskus 1, Lezbye 6, Little Springs, Lohbiee 3, Louis Squinas Ranch 14, Michel Gardens 36, Nazco 20, Prince George, Puntzi Lake 2, Quesnel, Quesnel 1, Redstone Flat 1, Salmon River Meadow 7, Sandy Harry 4, Seymour Meadows 19, Soda Creek 1, Squinas 2, Stone 1, Stoney Creek 1, Sundayman's Meadow 3, Swan Lake 3, Tanakut 4, Tatelkus Lake 28, Thomas Squinas Ranch 2A, Toby's Meadow 4, Toosey 1, Towdystan Lake 3, Trout Lake Alec 16, Tzetzi Lake 11, Ulkatcho 13, Ulkatcho 14A, Vanderhoof, Wells, Williams Lake, Williams Lake 1

Cariboo—Prince George is a federal electoral district in the province of British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004.

Geography[edit]

The riding of Cariboo—Prince George extends from near Williams Lake in the south to Prince George in the north and Vanderhoof in the west. Cities and towns in this area include Williams Lake, Quesnel, Wells, Prince George & Vanderhoof. Voters in the Vanderhoof and Prince George tend to vote more Conservative while voters in the Cariboo (Quesnel, Williams Lake) tend to lean towards the NDP.

History[edit]

This district was created in 2003 from parts of Cariboo—Chilcotin and Prince George—Bulkley Valley ridings.

The 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution concluded that the electoral boundaries of Cariboo—Prince George should be adjusted slightly, and a modified electoral district of the same name will be contested in future elections.[2] The redefined Cariboo—Prince George lost a small portion of its current territory in the upper Bella Coola Valley to the district of Skeena—Bulkley Valley but is otherwise unchanged. These new boundaries were legally defined in the 2013 representation order, came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015.[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Cariboo—Chilcotin and
Prince George—Bulkley Valley
38th  2004–2006     Dick Harris Conservative
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–Present Todd Doherty

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Todd Doherty 19,688 36.64 -19.62
Liberal Tracy Calogheros 16,921 31.49 +26.43
New Democratic Trent Derrick 13,879 25.83 -4.28
Green Richard Edward Jaques 1,860 3.46 -2.72
Independent Sheldon Clare 657 1.22
No affiliation Gordon Campbell 402 0.75
Christian Heritage Adam De Kroon 327 0.61
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,734 100.00   $263,421.38
Total rejected ballots 216 0.40
Turnout 53,950 68.85
Eligible voters 78,356
Conservative hold Swing -23.02
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]
2011 federal election redistributed results[6]
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 24,324 56.26
  New Democratic 13,016 30.10
  Green 2,673 6.18
  Liberal 2,190 5.07
  Others 1,033 2.39
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Richard Harris 24,443 56.17 +0.78
New Democratic Jon Van Barneveld 13,135 30.18 +4.29
Green Heidi Redl 2,702 6.21 -0.19
Liberal Sangeeta Lalli 2,200 5.06 -5.48
Christian Heritage Henry Thiessen 440 1.01
Independent Jon Ronan 394 0.91
Rhinoceros Jordan Turner 204 0.47
Total valid votes 43,518 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 171 0.39 +0.02
Turnout 43,689 58.00 +3.68
Eligible voters 75,329
Conservative hold Swing -1.76
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Dick Harris 22,637 55.39 +10.45 $73,476
New Democratic Bev Collins 10,581 25.89 +2.69 $14,990
Liberal Drew Adamick 4,309 10.54 -13.53 $5,010
Green Amber Van Drielen 2,614 6.40 +0.87 $10
Independent Douglas Gook 729 1.78
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,870 100.0     $92,328
Total rejected ballots 151 0.37 +0.1
Turnout 41,021 54.32
Conservative hold Swing +3.88
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Dick Harris 19,624 44.94 -1.77 $83,782
Liberal Simon Yu 10,509 24.07 +4.18 $16,389
New Democratic Alfred Trudeau 10,129 23.20 -3.29 $15,028
Green Alex Bracewell 2,416 5.53 +1.28 $4,952
Christian Heritage Chris Kempling 505 1.16 $3,910
Marxist–Leninist Carol Lee Chapman 279 0.64 +0.46
Canadian Action Bev Collins 109 0.25 -0.71 $1,326
First Peoples National Don Roberts 95 0.22
Total valid votes 43,666 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 119 0.27
Turnout 43,785 60
Conservative hold Swing -2.98
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Conservative Dick Harris 19,721 46.71 $49,767
New Democratic Rick Smith 11,183 26.49 $18,841
Liberal Gurbux Saini 8,397 19.89 $77,812
Green Douglas Gook 1,798 4.25
Independent Mike Orr 478 1.13 $1,388
Canadian Action Bev Collins 408 0.96 $1,188
Libertarian Jeff Paetkau 148 0.35 $400
Marxist–Leninist Carol Lee Chapman 79 0.18 $75
Total valid votes 42,212 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 160 0.38
Turnout 42,372 57.43
This riding was created from parts of Cariboo—Chilcotin and Prince George—Bulkley Valley, both of which elected a Canadian Alliance candidate in the previous election. Dick Harris was the incumbent from Prince George—Bulkley Valley.

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