Calgary Centre


Calgary Centre

Infobox Canada electoral district
province = Alberta

Calgary federal electoral districts map|

caption =
fed-status = active
fed-created = 1966
fed-abolished =
fed-election-first = 1968
fed-election-last = 2006
fed-rep = Lee Richardson
fed-rep-link =
fed-rep-party = Conservative
fed-rep-party-link = Conservative Party of Canada
demo-census-date = 2006
demo-pop = 124197
demo-electors = 88354
demo-electors-date = 2006
demo-area = 42
demo-cd = Division No. 6
demo-csd = Calgary

Calgary Centre (formerly known as Calgary South Centre) is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968. It is an 42 km² riding in the city of Calgary with 124,197 people. The riding has a relatively high average household income and education level although it has a low home ownership rate compared to the rest of Canada.

The original Calgary Centre was created in 1966 from parts of the former electoral districts of Calgary North and Calgary South. This riding was abolished in the 2003 Representation Order when parts of it went to the neighbouring electoral districts of Calgary North Centre and Calgary West and to Calgary South Centre. The latter was re-named Calgary Centre in 2004. When it was created in 2003 (as Calgary South Centre), it included 70,972 people from the abolished district of Calgary Centre, 38,889 people from Calgary West and 7,578 from Calgary Southwest.

The riding gained notoriety in 2000 when residents elected former Prime Minister Joe Clark, representing the Progressive Conservatives, making the riding one of the only areas in Alberta that did not elect someone from the similarly conservative Canadian Alliance.

Members of Parliament

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

# 1968-1972: Douglas Scott Harkness - Progressive Conservative
# 1972-1993: Harvie Andre - Progressive Conservative
# 1993-1997: Jim Silye - Reform
# 1997-2000: Eric Lowther - Reform (1997-2000), Canadian Alliance (2000).
# 2000-2004: Joe Clark - Progressive Conservative.
# 2004-present: Lee Richardson - Conservative

Current Member of Parliament

Its Member of Parliament is Lee Richardson, a former businessman. He was first elected to Parliament in 1988 and represents the Conservative Party of Canada. In the last parliamentary session he served as Vice-Chair on the "Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development".

Election results

Calgary Centre

-
Conservative
Lee Richardson
align="right"|30,213
align="right"|55.7%
align="right"|+4.5%
align="right"|$82,276
Liberal
Heesung Kim
align="right"|10,464
align="right"|19.3%
align="right"|-10.5%
align="right"|$36,623
style="width: 160px" |New Democratic Party
Brian Pincott
align="right"|7,227
align="right"|13.3%
align="right"|+4.8%
align="right"|$8,689
Green
John Johnson
align="right"|6,372
align="right"|11.7%
align="right"|+1.8%
align="right"|$3,431
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"
!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"

Calgary South Centre

-
Conservative
Lee Richardson
align="right"|26,192
align="right"|51.15%
align="right"|-33.41%
align="right"|$78,167
Liberal
Julia Turnbull
align="right"|15,305
align="right"|29.89%
align="right"|+20.06%
align="right"|$71,037
Green
Phillip K. Liesemer
align="right"|5,080
align="right"|9.92%
align="right"|+7.88%
align="right"|$1,898
style="width: 160px" |New Democratic Party
Keith Purdy
align="right"|4,350
align="right"|8.49%
align="right"|+5.69%
align="right"|$4,667
Action
Trevor Grover
align="right"|274
align="right"|0.53%
align="center"|*
align="right"|n/a
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|51,201!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"|- 6,041
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|202!align="right"|0.39%!align="right"|+0.02%
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|51,403!align="right"|57.54%!align="right"|+0.76%

Calgary Centre

-
Progressive Conservative
Joe Clark
align="right"|26,358
align="right"|46.04%
align="right"|+27.49%
align="right"|$67,789
Canadian Alliance
Eric Lowther
align="right"|22,054
align="right"|38.52%
align="right"|-1.55%
align="right"|$72,436
Liberal
Joanne Levy
align="right"|5,630
align="right"|9.83%
align="right"|-22.80%
align="right"|$45,827
New Democratic Party
Don LePan
align="right"|1,604
align="right"|2.80%
align="right"|-3.25%
align="right"|$1,780
Green
Michael Alvarez-Toye
align="right"|1,170
align="right"|2.04%
align="right"|+0.25%
align="right"|$1,062
Independent
Beverley Smith
align="right"|293
align="right"|0.51%
align="center"|*
align="right"|$5,223
Marxist-Leninist
Margaret Peggy Askin
align="right"|133
align="right"|0.23%
align="right"|-0.10%
align="right"|$284
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|57,242!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"|+7,501
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|213!align="right"|0.37%!align="right"|- 0.04%
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|57,455!align="right"|56.78%!align="right"|- 1.12%

-
Reform
Eric Lowther
align="right"|19,936
align="right"|40.07%
align="right"|-4.69%
align="right"|$66,910
Liberal
Bev Longstaff
align="right"|16,231
align="right"|32.63%
align="right"|+2.17%
align="right"|$64,840
-
Progressive Conservative
Rob Gray
align="right"|9,230
align="right"|18.55%
align="right"|+3.81%
align="right"|$59,080
New Democratic Party
Duncan Green
align="right"|3,011
align="right"|6.05%
align="right"|+1.55%
align="right"|$8,377
Green
Andrea Welling
align="right"|893
align="right"|1.79%
align="right"|+0.82%
align="right"|$173
Natural Law
Roni Shapka
align="right"|273
align="right"|0.54%
align="right"|-0.17%
align="right"
Marxist-Leninist
Marg Askin
align="right"|167
align="right"|0.33%
align="right"|+0.15%
align="right"|$767
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|49,741!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"|- 25
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"|206!align="right"|0.41%!
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|49,947!align="right"|57.90%!

-
Reform
Jim Silye
align="right"|22,276
align="right"|44.76%
align="right"|+32.33%
-
Liberal
Bob Blair
align="right"|15,157
align="right"|30.46%
align="right"|+18.74%
Progressive Conservative
Sean O'Neil
align="right"|7,334
align="right"|14.74%
align="right"|-38.98%
New Democratic Party
Catherine McCreary
align="right"|2,237
align="right"|4.50%
align="right"|-15.52%
National
Peter Hoff
align="right"|1,743
align="right"|3.50%
align="center"|*
Green
Rebecca Matiowsky
align="right"|482
align="right"|0.97%
align="right"|-0.28%
Natural Law
Annie Anderson
align="right"|354
align="right"|0.71%
align="center"|*
Canada Party
Bruce Jackman
align="right"|93
align="right"|0.19%
align="center"|*
Marxist-Leninist
Margaret Askin
align="right"|90
align="right"|0.18%
align="right"|-0.02%
- bgcolor="white"!align="left" colspan=3|Total!align="right"|49,766!align="right"|100%!align="right"|-3,836

Progressive Conservative
Harvie Andre
align="right"|28,794
align="right"|53.72%
align="right"|-12.63%
New Democratic Party
Elaine Husband
align="right"|10,731
align="right"|20.02%
align="right"|+6.34%
Reform
John Hamilton
align="right"|6,662
align="right"|12.43%
align="center"|*
Liberal
Bob Robinson
align="right"|6,280
align="right"|11.72%
align="right"|-4.13%
Green
Norman Conrad
align="right"|670
align="right"|1.25%
align="right"|-0.78%
Libertarian
John King
align="right"|358
align="right"|0.67%
align="right"|+0.19%
No affiliation
Marg Askin
align="right"|107
align="right"|0.20%
align="center"|*
- bgcolor="white"!align="left" colspan=3|Total!align="right"|53,602!align="right"|100%!align="right"|+16,040

Progressive Conservative
Harvie Andre
align="right"|24,924
align="right"|66.35%
align="right"|+8.96%
Liberal
Karen Gainer
align="right"|5,955
align="right"|15.85%
align="right"|-14.06%
New Democratic Party
Susan Keeley
align="right"|5,138
align="right"|13.68%
align="right"|+4.45%
Green
Glen Staples
align="right"|761
align="right"|2.03%
align="center"|*
Confederation of Regions
Jean Ferguson
align="right"|604
align="right"|1.61%
align="center"|*
Libertarian
Joseph Kyriakakis
align="right"|180
align="right"|0.48%
align="center"|*
- bgcolor="white"!align="left" colspan=3|Total!align="right"|37,562!align="right"|100%!align="right"|+5,136

Progressive Conservative
Harvie Andre
align="right"|18,610
align="right"|57.39%
align="right"|-1.71%
Liberal
George Ho Lem
align="right"|9,698
align="right"|29.91%
align="right"|1.72%
New Democratic Party
David Jones
align="right"|2,994
align="right"|9.23%
align="right"|-1.71%
Rhinoceros
Willy Samoil
align="right"|766
align="right"|2.36%
align="center"|*
Social Credit
Thomas Erhart
align="right"|257
align="right"|0.79%
align="right"|-0.60%
Communist
Casey Swann
align="right"|58
align="right"|0.18%
align="right"|-0.02%
Marxist-Leninist
Julie Northrup
align="right"|43
align="right"|0.13%
align="right"|-0.05%
- bgcolor="white"!align="left" colspan=3|Total!align="right"|32,426!align="right"|100%!align="right"|- 5,010

Progressive Conservative
Harvie Andre
align="right"|22,124
align="right"|59.10%
align="right"|-4.05%
Liberal
Frances Wright
align="right"|10,555
align="right"|28.19%
align="right"|+1.90%
New Democratic Party
Bohdan Harasymiw
align="right"|4,095
align="right"|10.94%
align="right"|+2.79%
Social Credit
Thomas Erhart
align="right"|522
align="right"|1.39%
align="right"|-0.32%
Communist
Casey Swann
align="right"|74
align="right"|0.20%
align="right"|-0.25%
Marxist-Leninist
Julie Northrup
align="right"|66
align="right"|0.18%
align="right"|-0.06%
- bgcolor="white"!align="left" colspan=3|Total!align="right"|37,436!align="right"|100%!align="right"|- 265

Progressive Conservative
Harvie Andre
align="right"|23,810
align="right"|63.15%
align="right"|+9.85%
Liberal
Frances Wright
align="right"|9,912
align="right"|26.29%
align="right"|-4.53%
New Democratic Party
George McGuire
align="right"|3,072
align="right"|8.15%
align="right"|-4.87%
Social Credit
Clifford Willmott
align="right"|646
align="right"|1.71%
align="right"|-0.83%
Communist
David Whitefield
align="right"|170
align="right"|0.45%
align="center"|*
Marxist-Leninist
Dean Magel
align="right"|91
align="right"|0.24%
align="center"|*
- bgcolor="white"!align="left" colspan=3|Total!align="right"|37,701!align="right"|100%!align="right"

Progressive Conservative
Harvie Andre
align="right"|22,669
align="right"|53.30%
align="right"|+6.23%
Liberal
Nick Taylor
align="right"|13,110
align="right"|30.82%
align="right"|-15.42%
New Democratic Party
David Jones
align="right"|5,538
align="right"|13.02%
align="right"|+6.33%
Social Credit
Clifford Willmott
align="right"|1,081
align="right"|2.54%
align="center"|*
No affiliation
Frank Cottingham
align="right"|80
align="right"|0.19%
align="center"|*
No affiliation
Colin Constant
align="right"|53
align="right"|0.12%
align="center"|*
- bgcolor="white"!align="left" colspan=3|Total!align="right"|42,531!align="right"|100%!align="right"

Progressive Conservative
Douglas Harkness
align="right"|16,977
align="right"|47.07%
Liberal
Nick Taylor
align="right"|16,676
align="right"|46.24%
New Democratic Party
Margaret Jackson
align="right"|2,413
align="right"|6.69%
- bgcolor="white"!align="left" colspan=3|Total!align="right"|36,066!align="right"|100%

ee also

* Calgary Centre Provincial Electoral District
* List of Canadian federal electoral districts
* Past Canadian electoral districts
* Alberta federal electoral districts

External links

* [http://www.cambrianhouse.com/blog/2008-cc-debate-transcript/ Calgary Centre Riding All Candidate Debate (Video and Transcript) for Canadian 2008 Election]
* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/hfer/hfer.asp?Language=E&Search=Det&Include=Y&rid=98 Library of Parliament Riding Profile (1966 - 2003)]
* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/hfer/hfer.asp?Language=E&Search=Det&Include=Y&rid=1280 Library of Parliament Riding Profile (2003 - 2004)]
* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/hfer/hfer.asp?Language=E&Search=Det&Include=Y&rid=1429 Library of Parliament Riding Profile (2004 - present)]
* [http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census01/products/standard/fedprofile/RetrieveTable.cfm?R=FED96&G=48002 Canadian Census, 2001 profile of Calgary Centre]
* [http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census01/products/standard/fedprofile/RetrieveTable.cfm?R=FED03&G=48006 Canadian Census, 2001 profile of Calgary South Centre]
* [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=48002 Expenditures - 2000]
* [http://www.elections.ca/eccandidates/district.asp?ran=65713.32&objectType=district&action=display&ElectionID=191&ul=1 Expenditures - 1997]
* [http://canadagazette.gc.ca/partII/2003/20030829-x/html/si154-e.html 2003 Representation Order]
* [http://www.elections.ca/cir/tran/transpop.pdf 2003 Representation Order Transposition of Population]


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