Strathcona (provincial electoral district)

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This article is about a former provincial electoral district. For other uses, see Strathcona (disambiguation) § Canadian electoral districts.
Alberta electoral district
2004 boundaries
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
District created 1905
District abolished 1913
District re-created 2004
District re-abolished 2012
First contested 1905
Last contested 2008

Strathcona was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. It is not to be confused with Edmonton-Strathcona, a different provincial electoral district within the city of Edmonton created in 1971, nor with the federal electoral district Edmonton—Strathcona.

The constituency of Strathcona existed on two occasions in Alberta's history. The first time, the constituency, centred on the City of Strathcona in what is now Edmonton, was carried over from the Strathcona North-West territorial constituency from before Alberta became a province. The constituency disappeared in 1913 when it was split between Vegreville, Camrose and Edmonton South. Strathcona was the home constitiuency of Alberta's first premier, Alexander Rutherford.

The Edmonton-Strathcona constituency, of the 1971 to the present period, was re-created in roughly the same place as the 1905-1909 version, in what had formerly (1959-1967) been Strathcona Centre.

A constituency using just the name Strathcona was created in 2004 when it was carved out of the south portion of Redwater and a large chunk of north west Cloverbar-Fort Saskatchewan.

The riding is one of five that used a name from the original twenty five 1905 ridings. The other four are St. Albert, Peace River, Stony Plain and Medicine Hat.

The constituency of Strathcona was sometimes confused with Edmonton-Strathcona so was renamed Strathcona-Sherwood Park.

The constituency of Strathcona (2004-2012) bordered the east of Edmonton and was mixed rural, semi-rural and suburban, covering Strathcona County.

Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville bordered the riding to the north and east. Leduc-Beaumont-Devon bordered the riding to the south. Sherwood Park, Edmonton-Ellerslie, Edmonton-Mill Creek, Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview and Edmonton-Manning bordered to the west.


Boundary history[edit]

Election results[edit]

1905 general election[edit]

Returning Officer[2]
Leslie L. Fuller
1905 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout Unknown
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
  Liberal Alexander Rutherford 625 67.13%
  Conservative Frank W. Crang 306 32.87%
Total 931 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined Unknown

1909 general election[edit]

1909 Results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
  Liberal Alexander Rutherford 1,034 85.92%
     Conservative Rice Sheppard 173 14.08%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 50.51%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
  Progressive Conservative Rob Lougheed 6,871 49.09%
  Liberal Jon Friel 4,115 29.40%
  NDP Tom Elchuck 1,145 8.18%
Alberta Party Bruce Stubbs 773 5.52%
Alberta Alliance Ryan Ceto 467 3.34%
  Social Credit Brian Rembowski 329 2.35%
Separation Roberta Mcdonald 297 2.12%
Total 13,997 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 138

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Strathcona[5] Turnout 44.17%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
  Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,874 15.63% 47.41% 2
  Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,933 12.61% 38.26% 1
  Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 3,887 12.47% 37.81% 3
  Independent Link Byfield 3,765 12.07% 36.62% 4
  Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,789 8.94% 27.13% 6
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,686 8.61% 26.13% 7
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,354 7.55% 22.90% 8
  Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,343 7.51% 22.79% 5
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,285 7.33% 22.23% 10
  Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,266 7.28% 22.04% 9
Total Votes 31,182 100%
Total Ballots 10,281 3.03 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2,080

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2008 general election[edit]

Affiliation Candidate Votes %
  Progressive Conservative Dave Quest 9,951 66.2
  Liberal Jon Friel 2,995 19.9
  N.D.P. Denny Holmwood 911 6.1
Green Kate Harrington 763 5.1
  Social Credit Gordon Barrett 415 2.8

2004 Student Vote[edit]

Participating Schools[6]
Ardossan Elementary
Ardrossan Junior Senior High School
Bev Facey Community High School
Ministik Elementary
St. Luke School
Strathcona Christian Academy

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.

2004 Alberta Student Vote results[7]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
  Progressive Conservative Rob Lougheed 479 33.33%
  Liberal Jon Friel 238 16.56%
Separation Roberta Mcdonald 207 14.41%
Alberta Party Bruce Stubbs 171 11.90%
  NDP Tom Elchuck 157 10.93%
Alberta Alliance Ryan Ceto 119 8.28%
  Social Credit Brian Rembowski 66 4.59%
Total 1,437 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 144

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 69–70. 
  2. ^ "Territories Elections Ordinance; Province of Alberta". Vol VI No. 12. The Rocky Mountain Echo. October 30, 1905. p. 4. 
  3. ^ "Strathcona Official Results 1905 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 2008-08-16. 
  4. ^ "Strathcona Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  5. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  6. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  7. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 

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