Peace River (electoral district)


Peace River (electoral district)

Infobox Canada electoral district
name = Peace River
province = Alberta


caption = Peace River in relation to the other Alberta federal electoral districts
fed-status = active
fed-district-number = 48022
fed-created = 1924
fed-abolished =
fed-election-first = 1925
fed-election-last = 2006
fed-rep = Chris Warkentin
fed-rep-link =
fed-rep-party = Conservative
fed-rep-party-link = Conservative Party of Canada
demo-census-date = 2006
demo-pop = 138009
demo-electors = 89318
demo-electors-date = 2006
demo-area = 162871
demo-cd = Division No. 10, Division No. 17, Division No. 19
demo-csd = Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie County No. 1, Mackenzie No. 23, Peace River, Big Lakes, Greenview No. 16, High Level, Northern Lights No. 22, Fairview, Opportunity No. 17

"for the provincial electoral district, see Peace River (provincial electoral district)"

Peace River is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1925. It is a rural riding in northwest Alberta, representing the counties of Saddle Hills, Birch Hills, Grande Prairie and the municipal districts of Mackenzie, Northern Lights, Clear Hills, Fairview, Peace, Spirit River, Smoky River, northern Greenview and most of Northern Sunrise.

History

This riding was created in 1924 from Edmonton West riding.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following members of the Canadian House of Commons:

#1925-1935: Donald MacBeth Kennedy - Progressive (1922-1926), United Farmers (1926-1935)
#1935-1940: René-Antoine Pelletier - Social Credit
#1940-1945: John Howard Sissons - Liberal
#1945-1958: Solon Earl Low - Social Credit
#1958-1980: Gerald Baldwin - Progressive Conservative
#1980-1993: Albert Cooper - Progressive Conservative
#1993-2006: Charlie Penson - Reform (1993-2000), Canadian Alliance (2000-2003), Conservative (2003-2006)
#2006-present: Chris Warkentin, Conservative

Current Member of Parliament

Its Member of Parliament is Charlie Penson, a former grain farmer. He was first elected in 1993. He represents the Conservative Party of Canada. In the last parliamentary session he served as vice-chair on the 'Standing Committee on Finance'.

Election results

See also

* List of Canadian federal electoral districts
* Alberta federal electoral districts
* Past Canadian electoral districts

External links

* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/hfer/hfer.asp?Language=E&Search=Det&Include=Y&rid=537 Library of Parliament Riding Profile]
* [http://www.elections.ca/scripts/webpep/fin/select_election.aspx?entity=1&lang=e Expenditures - 2004]
* [http://www.elections.ca/scripts/ecCandidates2/Default.asp?L=E&Page=SearchByEdResult&DB=AsSubmitted&EL=226&ST=ED&ID=48021 Expenditures - 2000]
* [http://www.elections.ca/eccandidates/district.asp?ran=2008.092&objectType=district&action=provinces&ul=1&ElectionID=191 Expenditures - 1997]
* [http://www.elections.ca/ Elections Canada]
* Website of the [http://www.parl.gc.ca/ Parliament of Canada]


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