Peace River (provincial electoral district)


Peace River (provincial electoral district)

Infobox Canada electoral district
name =Peace River
province =Alberta


caption =2004 boundaries
prov-rep =Frank Oberle
prov-rep-link =Frank Oberle, Jr.
prov-rep-party =Progressive Conservative
prov-rep-party-link =Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
prov-status =active
prov-created =1905
prov-abolished =
prov-election-first =1905
prov-election-last =2008
.

The riding of Peace River is one of five ridings out of the original twenty five, that has existed since Alberta became a province in 1905. The other four surviving ridings are Medicine Hat, Strathcona, St. Albert and Stony Plain.

The riding occupies the extreme northwest corner of the province. During its 100 years the riding has only elected opposition members twice, this riding is one of the safest seats in the province for governments of the day, but will turn on a dime during government changes.

Major communities include Peace River, High Level and Rainbow Lake.

Nahendeh, Deh Cho districts in the Northwest Territories border to the North and Thebacha district in the Northwest Territories borders on the north east corner. Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo borders to the east. Lesser Slave Lake borders to the south. Dunvegan-Central Peace borders to the south and west. Peace River North in British Columbia border to the west.

Boundary history

The Peace River electoral district was created in 1905 when Alberta became a province after being created from the Northwest Territories. The electoral district in it's original boundaries was large and sparse covering a third of the entire province.

The district had two elections to decide the result of the 1905 general election. The first contest was held on election day November 9, 1905 between Conservative candidate Lucien Dubuc and well known local Liberal candidate James Cornwall. Dubuc who was living in Edmonton and working as a lawyer at the time had been parachuted into the district by the Conservative party to stand on the ballot.cite book|title=Foundations of Justice|pages=257|last=Mittlestadt|first=David|publisher=University of Calgary Press|isbn=1552381234] Cornwall was trader and business man well known in northern Canada. He established trading posts all over northern Canada.cite book|title=Peace River remembers : Peace River, Alberta, and adjacent districts|pages=69|last=Hunt|first=Katherine|publisher=Sir Alexander Mackenzie Historical Society|year=1984]

"Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot"

1993 - 2001

1961 - 1967

ingle transferable vote 1935

1905 - 1913

Plebiscite results

1948 Electrification Plebiscite

District results from the first province wide plebiscite on electricity regulation.

ee also

*Peace River Federal Electoral District

References

External links

* [http://www.canlii.org/ab/laws/sta/e-4.1/20050211/whole.html Electoral Divisions Act 2003]
* [http://www.finance.gov.ab.ca/aboutalberta/ped_profiles/2004_new_boundaries/Peace%20River.pdf Demographics for Peace River]
* [http://www.electionsalberta.ab.ca/maps%5Cnb%5C70_a1.pdf Riding Map of Peace River]
* [http://www.assembly.ab.ca/ Website of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta]
* [http://www.studentvote.ca/alberta/index.php Student Vote Alberta 2004]


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