Edmonton Centre

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Edmonton Centre
Alberta electoral district
Edmonton Centre (federal electoral district).svg
Edmonton Centre in relation to other federal electoral districts in Edmonton (2013 boundaries)
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Randy Boissonnault
Liberal
District created2003
First contested2004
Last contested2021
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]109,941
Electors (2019)81,766
Area (km²)[2]46
Pop. density (per km²)2,390
Census division(s)Division No. 11
Census subdivision(s)Edmonton

Edmonton Centre (French: Edmonton-Centre) is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1979 and since 2004.

Geography[edit]

The riding is anchored in the heart of Downtown Edmonton. It also includes Spruce Avenue, Rossdale, Central McDougall, Prince Rupert, Oliver, Queen Mary Park, Westwood, Prince Charles, Sherbrooke, Dovercourt, Woodcroft, Inglewood, Westmount, North Glenora, Glenora, McQueen, Grovenor, Gagnon Estate, Canora, High Park, Crestwood, Jasper Park, Parkview, Laurier Heights, Lynnwood, Patricia Heights, Rio Terrace, and Quesnell Heights.

In geographic terms, Edmonton Centre is bounded by the North Saskatchewan River and Whitemud Drive to the south, 97 Street to the east, Alberta Highway 16 and CN Rail line to the north, and 156 Street to the west.

History[edit]

The electoral district was originally created in 1966 from Edmonton East and Edmonton West ridings.

It was abolished in 1976, with parts of it being transferred to Edmonton North, Edmonton East and Edmonton West ridings.

In was re-created in 2003 from Edmonton West, Edmonton Southwest and a small part of Edmonton Centre-East.

Edmonton Centre lost territory to Edmonton West and gained territory from Edmonton—Spruce Grove during the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Edmonton Centre
Riding created from Edmonton East and Edmonton West
28th  1968–1972     Steve Paproski Progressive Conservative
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
Riding dissolved into Edmonton North, Edmonton East
and Edmonton West
Riding re-created from Edmonton West, Edmonton Southwest
and Edmonton Centre-East
38th  2004–2006     Anne McLellan Liberal
39th  2006–2008     Laurie Hawn Conservative
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–2019     Randy Boissonnault Liberal
43rd  2019–2021     James Cumming Conservative
43rd  2021–present     Randy Boissonnault Liberal

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Randy Boissonnault of the Liberal Party has represented the riding in Parliament since the 2021 Canadian federal election.

Election results[edit]

Edmonton Centre (2003-present)[edit]

Graph of election results in Edmonton Centre (2003-present) (minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)
2021 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Randy Boissonnault 16,560 33.7 +0.6 $141,914
Conservative James Cumming 15,945 32.4 -9.05 $95,596
New Democratic Heather MacKenzie 14,171 28.8 +8.16 $51,256
People's Brock Crocker 2,094 4.3 +2.78 $3,638
Libertarian Valerie Keefe 266 0.5 - $60
Marxist–Leninist Merryn Edwards 112 0.2 +0.05 $0
Total valid votes 49,148
Total rejected ballots 342
Turnout 49,490
Eligible voters 78,769
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +4.83
Source: Elections Canada[3]
2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative James Cumming 22,006 41.45 +6.50 none listed
Liberal Randy Boissonnault 17,524 33.01 -4.18 none listed
New Democratic Katherine Swampy 10,959 20.64 -3.81 $53,174.12
Green Grad Murray 1,394 2.63 +0.00 none listed
People's Paul Hookham 805 1.52 - $5,550.42
Rhinoceros Donovan Eckstrom 206 0.39 -0.09 $0.00
Independent Adil Pirbhai 119 0.22 $3,475.90
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Morton 79 0.15 - $0.00
Total valid votes/expense limit 53,092 99.32
Total rejected ballots 362 0.68 +0.24
Turnout 53,454 64.32 -2.72
Eligible voters 83,112
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.34
Source: Elections Canada[4][5][6]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Randy Boissonnault 19,902 37.19 +13.46 $126,839.87
Conservative James Cumming 18,703 34.95 -11.25 $132,838.67
New Democratic Gil McGowan 13,084 24.45 -1.37 $109,525.67
Green David Parker 1,403 2.62 -0.94 $113.87
Rhinoceros Steven Stauffer 257 0.48
Independent Kat Yaki 163 0.30 $2,097.91
Total valid votes/expense limit 53,512 99.56   $211,594.41
Total rejected ballots 234 0.44
Turnout 53,746 67.04
Eligible voters 80,173
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +12.35
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]


2011 federal election redistributed results[9]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 19,908 46.20
  New Democratic 11,127 25.82
  Liberal 10,226 23.73
  Green 1,534 3.56
  Others 296 0.69
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Laurie Hawn 23,625 48.03 −1.00 $78,297
New Democratic Lewis Cardinal 12,480 25.37 +10.70 $71,055
Liberal Mary Macdonald 11,037 22.44 −4.99 $73,942
Green David Parker 1,676 3.41 −4.70 $1,779
Pirate Mikkel Paulson 289 0.59 *
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Morton 81 0.16 −0.27
Total valid votes/expense limit 49,188 100.00
Total rejected ballots 201 0.41 +0.09
Turnout 49,389 58.06 +6.49
Eligible voters 84,725
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Laurie Hawn 22,634 49.03 +4.21 $86,008
Liberal Jim Wachowich 12,661 27.43 −11.14 $88,061
New Democratic Donna Martyn 6,912 14.97 +4.20 $36,132
Green David Parker 3,746 8.11 +2.86 $2,244
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Morton 203 0.43 +0.23
Total valid votes/expense limit 46,156 100.00   $90,809
Total rejected ballots 146 0.32
Turnout 46,302 51.57 −12.1
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Laurie Hawn 25,811 44.82 +3.68
Liberal Anne McLellan 22,221 38.57 −3.92
New Democratic Donna Martyn 6,201 10.77 +1.66
Green David J. Parker 3,022 5.25 +0.39
Independent John Baloun 217 0.47 +0.06
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Morton 116 0.20 +0.06
Total valid votes 57,588 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 63.7 +2.9
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Anne McLellan 22,560 42.49 $79,849
Conservative Laurie Hawn 21,839 41.14 $81,655
New Democratic Meghan McMaster 4,836 9.11 $21,577
Green David J. Parker 2,584 4.86 $310
Marijuana Lyle Kenny 509 0.95
Progressive Canadian Sean Tisdall 456 0.85
Independent John Baloun 221 0.41 $2,803
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Morton 78 0.14 $26
Total valid votes 53,083 100.00
Total rejected ballots 234 0.44
Turnout 53,317 59.77

Edmonton Centre (1968–1979)[edit]

Graph of election results in Edmonton Centre (1966-1976) (minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Steve Paproski 18,165 54.29 +6.83
Liberal Branny Schepanovich 10,501 31.39 +6.67
New Democratic George Labercane 3,717 11.11 −2.54
Social Credit Gerry Beck 766 2.29 −11.36
Libertarian Reg Jacklin 125 0.37
Communist Noah Jarbeau 116 0.35
Marxist–Leninist Daniel Nelson 68 0.20
Total valid votes 33,458 100.00
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Steve Paproski 21,443 47.46 +12.84
Liberal Branny Schepanovich 11,165 24.71 −9.19
New Democratic George Labercane 6,166 13.65 +4.88
Social Credit Martin Hattersley 6,166 13.65
Independent Glenn Pylypa 134 0.30
Independent Diane Robichaud 106 0.23
Total valid votes 45,180 100.00
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Steve Paproski 12,062 34.62
Liberal Donald Gray 11,811 33.90
Independent Liberal William Hawrelak 7,912 22.71
New Democratic Norman Dolman 3,054 8.77
Total valid votes 34,839 100.00

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "(Code 48012) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  • Riding history for Edmonton Centre (1966 - 1976) from the Library of Parliament
  • Riding history for Edmonton Centre (2003 - present) from the Library of Parliament
  • Expenditures - 2008
  • Expenditures - 2004

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011
  3. ^ "List of confirmed candidates – September 20, 2021 Federal Election". Elections Canada. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  4. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Official Voting Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  6. ^ "Candidate Campaign Returns". Elections Canada. Retrieved September 7, 2020.
  7. ^ "Official Voting Results". Elections Canada. February 29, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections

Coordinates: 53°32′N 113°34′W / 53.54°N 113.56°W / 53.54; -113.56