Gordon Kirkby

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Gordon Kirkby BSc, LLB (born 26 September 1958 in Melfort, Saskatchewan)[1] was a member of the Canadian House of Commons at the Prince Albert—Churchill River electoral district from 1993 to 1997. He is a lawyer by career, following studies at the University of Saskatchewan.


Kirkby was first elected to Prince Albert City Council as an alderman in October 1985. Kirkby was mayor of his home town Prince Albert from 1988 until 1993, when he began to campaign for a seat in Canadian Parliament with the Liberal party. He won his home riding in the 1993 federal election then served in the 35th Canadian Parliament. Kirkby lost to Reform party candidate Derrek Konrad in the 1997 election, finishing third in the riding which was by then restructured as Prince Albert.

After he left Canadian politics, Kirkby moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba and began a consulting career. He made an unsuccessful bid to become Winnipeg's mayor in 2004.[2]

Gordon Kirkby moved back to Prince Albert in June 2005 and started up his own law firm. Kirkby took on a partner later on in Philip Fourie, making their law firm Kirkby Fourie Law.

In the 2015 Canadian federal election, Kirkby attempted a federal political comeback in the riding of Prince Albert, which was unsuccessful. Running against Conservative incumbent Randy Hoback, Kirkby placed third.

Personal life[edit]

Kirkby is married to author Mary-Ann Kirkby.[3]

Federal political record[edit]

Electoral District of Prince Albert

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Randy Hoback 19,673 49.79 -12.63
New Democratic Lon Borgerson 11,244 28.46 -3.03
Liberal Gordon Kirkby 7,832 19.82 +16.38
Green Byron Tenkink 761 1.93 -0.29
Total valid votes/Expense limit 39,510 100.0     $209,243.37
Total rejected ballots 103
Turnout 39,613
Eligible voters 55,873
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Reform Derrek Konrad 12,508 38.1 $55,562
New Democratic Ray Funk 10,418 31.7 $59,376
Liberal Gordon Kirkby 6,965 21.2 $37,643
Progressive Conservative Brian Fripp 2,702 8.2 $13,911
Canadian Action John Hrapchak 275 0.8
Total valid votes 32,868 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 107 0.3
Turnout 32,975 64.5

Electoral District of Prince Albert--Churchill River (Abolished 1997)

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Gordon Kirkby 11,589
New Democratic Ray Funk 9,031
Reform J. Paul Meagher 5,694
Independent Rick V. Laliberte 1,499
Progressive Conservative Joyce Middlebrook 1,412
National Brian Baker 442
Canada Party Donald Kavanagh 125
Independent Richard Arthur Potratz 79


  1. ^ Listed birthdate is from the Parliament of Canada record, but one source claimed this was 16 September 1958 - see CBC Newsworld: Prince Albert riding profile, accessed 31 July 2006
  2. ^ New Winnipeg: Winnipeg 2004 election, accessed 31 July 2006
  3. ^ Donnelly, Pat (August 16, 2008). "A Saskatchewan Star: Mary-Ann Kirkby, author of I Am Hutterite". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Prince Albert, 30 September 2015
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 15 August 2015 at the Wayback Machine.

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Ray Funk
Member of Parliament for Prince Albert—Churchill River
Succeeded by
The electoral district was abolished in 1996.