David Yurdiga

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David Yurdiga

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Fort McMurray—Cold Lake
Fort McMurray—Athabasca (2014-2015)
Assumed office
June 30, 2014
Preceded byBrian Jean
Personal details
Born (1964-03-26) March 26, 1964 (age 55)
Lac la Biche, Alberta, Canada
Political partyConservative
ResidenceGrassland, Alberta[1]

David Yurdiga MP (born March 26, 1964) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Fort McMurray-Athabasca in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2014 by-election. He was subsequently elected to the newly formed riding of Fort McMurray-Cold Lake in the 42nd Canadian general election. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.


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Personal background[edit]

Yurdiga studied power engineering at a technical school in Alberta.[3] Beginning in the early 1990s, Yurdiga sold industrial chemicals and safety equipment out of Fort McMurray. He then branched out and created a consulting and property management business in Lac La Biche.

In 2007, Yurdiga was elected to Athabasca County’s council, representing Grassland. He was named deputy reeve in 2008, and then served as reeve from 2009 to 2013.[1]

He is married, and has a son and daughter.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

With the departure of Brian Jean in 2014, Yurdiga was selected to be the Conservative candidate in the by-election to represent Fort McMurray-Athabasca.[1]

2015 Canadian federal election: Fort McMurray-Cold Lake
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative David Yurdiga 28,625 60.6 -11.91
Liberal Kyle Harrietha 13,403 28.4 +17.61
New Democratic Melody Lepine 3,663 7.7 -5.43
Green Brian Deheer 743 1.6 -1.97
Libertarian Scott Berry 552 1.2
Christian Heritage Roelof Janssen 280 0.6
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,266 100.0   $260,378.41
Total rejected ballots 158
Turnout 47,424 62.02
Eligible voters 76,190
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]

Canadian federal by-election, June 30, 2014: Fort McMurray—Athabasca
Resignation of Brian Jean
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Yurdiga 5,991 46.71 −25.13
Liberal Kyle Harrietha 4,529 35.31 +24.89
New Democratic Lori McDaniel 1,472 11.48 −1.77
Green Brian Deheer 453 3.53 −0.96
Libertarian Tim Moen 381 2.97
Total valid votes/Expense limit 12,826 100.0
Total rejected ballots 34 0.26
Turnout 12,860 15.37 −25.38
Eligible voters 83,647
Conservative hold Swing −25.01
Source: Elections Canada[6]


  1. ^ a b c McDermott, Vincent (April 26, 2014). "Conservatives elect David Yurdiga as byelection candidate". Fort McMurray Today. Archived from the original on May 3, 2014. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  2. ^ The Office of the Secretary to the Governor. "The Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to The Right Honourable Stephen Joseph Harper, P.C., M.P."
  3. ^ a b "Q and A: MP David Yurdiga on the challenges that face an oilsands community". Ottawa Citizen. September 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Fort McMurray—Cold Lake (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 26 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Elections Canada". Elections Canada. June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014.

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