Calgary-Currie
Alberta electoral district
Calgary-Currie 2017.svg
Calgary-Currie within the City of Calgary, 2017 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Nicholas Milliken
United Conservative
District created1971
First contested1971
Last contested2019

Calgary-Currie is a provincial electoral district in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It was created in 1971 and is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting.

The district is currently represented by Nicholas Milliken, a member of the United Conservative Party who was elected in the 2019 Alberta general election.

History

The Calgary-Currie electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution from parts of Calgary Glenmore and Calgary West.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw the riding significantly changed. The Electoral Boundary Commission originally tried to abolish the riding but several complaints were submitted to the Commission. Instead the riding was completely redrawn with the north boundary pushed up to the Bow River from 17 Avenue SW into land that was part of Calgary-Bow and Calgary-Buffalo. The east boundary which had gone as far as 1 Street SE was moved west to 14 Street SW losing land to Buffalo and Calgary-Elbow. The south boundary was significantly revised with Elbow causing the riding to gain and lose land with that constituency in a few different places and finally the west boundary was straightened out to run along Sarcee Trail causing the riding to gain land from Calgary-West.

Boundary history

Electoral history

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Currie[3]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Calgary Glenmore 1959-1971 and Calgary West 1959-1971
17th 1971-1975 Fred Peacock Progressive Conservative
18th 1975-1979
19th 1979-1982 Dennis Anderson
20th 1982-1986
21st 1986-1989
22nd 1989-1993 Jocelyn Burgener
23rd 1993-1997
24th 1997-2001
25th 2001-2004 Jon Lord
26th 2004-2008 Dave Taylor Liberal
27th 2008-2010
2010-2011 Independent
2011-2012 Alberta Party
28th 2012–2015 Christine Cusanelli Progressive Conservative
29th 2015–2019 Brian Malkinson New Democratic
30th 2019-present Nicholas Milliken United Conservative

The Calgary-Currie electoral district was created in the boundary redistribution of 1971. The electoral district was named after the former Currie Army Barracks which used to exist in Southwest Calgary. The district replaced large portions of Calgary West and Calgary Glenmore.

The first general election in 1971 saw Progressive Conservative candidate Fred Peacock win a tight race over incumbent Social Credit member Frederick Colborne who had previously represented Calgary Centre. His old electoral district was abolished and he decided to run in Currie instead of Calgary-Buffalo.

During his first term Peacock served as a cabinet minister in the Lougheed government. He was re-elected for a second term in 1975 before he retired from provincial politics in 1979.

The second MLA to represent the district was Dennis Anderson. He won a large majority in the 1979 election. He was re-elected in 1982 with the highest popular vote in the districts history. He was also easily re-elected in 1986 and again in 1989 before retiring in 1993.

The third MLA was Progressive Conservative candidate Jocelyn Burgener who won a hotly contested election in 1993 against Mark Waters son of Senator Stan Waters and leader of the Alberta Political Alliance. She was re-elected in 1997 before retiring in 2001.

Former Calgary Alderman Jon Lord became the fourth representative for the district. He was elected with a large majority in the 2001 election. Lord ran for a second term but was defeated by Liberal candidate Dave Taylor, who was a talk radio host in Calgary prior to running for office.

Taylor was re-elected to his second term in 2008. After the election he ran for leadership of the Liberal party but was defeated by David Swann. He left the Liberal caucus on April 11, 2010 to sit as an independent. On January 24, 2011, Taylor joined the Alberta Party.

Legislature results

1971 general election

1971 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Fred H. Peacock 5,255 49.00%
Social Credit Frederick C. Colborne 4,679 43.63%
New Democratic Margaret I. Jackson 791 7.38%
Total 10,725
Rejected, spoiled and declined 48
Eligible electors / turnout 14,475 74.42%
Progressive Conservative pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "Calgary-Currie Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1975 general election

1975 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Fred H. Peacock 6,068 73.06% 24.06%
Social Credit Edwin Ens 939 11.31% -32.32%
New Democratic Hiram Coulter 713 8.58% 1.21%
Liberal Ron Chahal 586 7.06%
Total 8,306
Rejected, spoiled and declined 23
Eligible electors / turnout 14,574 57.15% -17.28%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 28.19%
Source(s)
Source: "Calgary-Currie Official Results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1979 general election

1979 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Dennis L. Anderson 6,885 59.67% -13.38%
Social Credit Charles S. Dunkley 2,822 24.46% 13.15%
New Democratic Glenn Miller 1,042 9.03% 0.45%
Liberal Jerry Arshinoff 789 6.84% -0.22%
Total 11,538
Rejected, spoiled and declined 20
Eligible electors / turnout 19,309 59.86% 2.71%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -13.27%
Source(s)
Source: "Calgary-Currie Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1982 general election

1982 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Dennis L. Anderson 9,701 75.66% 15.99%
New Democratic Glenn Miller 1,417 11.05% 2.02%
Western Canada Concept Darwin M. Sorenson 1,018 7.94%
Liberal Rork Hilford 686 5.35% -1.49%
Total 12,822
Rejected, spoiled and declined 25
Eligible electors / turnout 19,805 64.87% 5.01%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 14.70%
Source(s)
Source: "Calgary-Currie Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1986 general election

1986 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Dennis L. Anderson 5,483 59.61% -16.05%
Liberal Rork Hilford 1,842 20.03% 14.68%
New Democratic Glenn Miller 1,654 17.98% 6.93%
Independent Peter Grizans 219 2.38%
Total 9,198
Rejected, spoiled and declined 14
Eligible electors / turnout 19,578 47.05% -17.81%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -12.51%
Source(s)
Source: "Calgary-Currie Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1989 general election

1989 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Dennis L. Anderson 5,072 49.62% -9.99%
Liberal Mairi Matheson 3,434 33.59% 13.57%
New Democratic Bruce McGuigan 1,716 16.79% -1.19%
Total 10,222
Rejected, spoiled and declined 34
Eligible electors / turnout 19,824 51.74% 4.68%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -11.78%
Source(s)
Source: "Calgary-Currie Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1993 general election

1993 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Jocelyn Burgener 6,699 47.87% -1.75%
Liberal Mairi Matheson 4,670 33.37% -0.23%
New Democratic Ilona Boyce 1,426 10.19% -6.60%
Alberta Alliance Mark Waters 1,200 8.57%
Total 13,995
Rejected, spoiled and declined 44
Eligible electors / turnout 24,327 57.71% 5.97%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -0.76%
Source(s)
Source: "Calgary-Currie Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1997 general election

1997 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Jocelyn Burgener 5,952 54.02% 6.15%
Liberal Mairi Matheson 3,636 33.00% -0.37%
New Democratic Liz Blackwood 712 6.46% -3.73%
Social Credit Jeff Townsend 610 5.54%
Natural Law Richard Shelford 109 0.99%
Total 11,019
Rejected, spoiled and declined 39
Eligible electors / turnout 22,464 49.23% -8.48%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 3.26%
Source(s)
Source: "Calgary-Currie Official Results 1997 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

2001 general election

2001 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Jon Lord 6,922 62.15% 8.14%
Liberal Pat Murray 2,667 23.95% -9.05%
New Democratic Garth Mundle 1,114 10.00% 3.54%
Independent J. Bruce Miller 434 3.90%
Total 11,137
Rejected, spoiled and declined 72
Eligible electors / turnout 23,220 48.27% -0.95%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 8.59%
Source(s)
Source: "Calgary-Currie Official Results 2001 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

2004 general election

2004 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Dave Taylor 5,046 45.51% 21.57%
Progressive Conservative Jon Lord 4,412 39.79% -22.36%
Green Kim Warnke 813 7.33%
New Democratic Robert Scobel 468 4.22% -5.78%
Alberta Alliance Ken Mazeroll 348 3.14%
Total 11,087
Rejected, spoiled and declined 58
Eligible electors / turnout 24,603 45.30% -2.97%
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing -16.24%

2008 general election

2008 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Dave Taylor 5,564 45.56% 0.05%
Progressive Conservative Arthur Kent 4,552 37.27% -2.52%
Green Graham Mackenzie 896 7.34% 0.01%
Wildrose Kenneth J.P. Mazeroll 670 5.49% 2.34%
New Democratic Marc Power 531 4.35% 0.13%
Total 12,213
Rejected, spoiled and declined 63 9 2
Eligible electors / turnout 31,842 38.56% -6.74%
Liberal hold Swing 1.28%
Source(s)
Source: "05 - Calgary-Currie, 2008 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

2012 general election

2012 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Christine Cusanelli 7,394 44.96% 7.69%
Wildrose Corrie Adolph 4,750 28.89% 23.40%
Liberal Norval Horner 2,646 16.09% -29.47%
New Democratic Robert Scobel 896 5.45% 1.10%
Alberta Party Norm Kelly 534 3.25%
Evergreen Dean N. Halstead 224 1.36% -5.64%
Total 16,444
Rejected, spoiled and declined 127
Eligible electors / turnout 30,415 54.48% 15.92%
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing 3.90%
Source(s)
Source: "07 - Calgary-Currie, 2012 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

2015 general election

2015 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Brian Malkinson 7,387 39.82% 34.37%
Progressive Conservative Christine Cusanelli 4,577 24.67% -20.29%
Wildrose Terry Devries 3,769 20.31% -8.57%
Liberal Shelley Wark-Martyn 1,441 7.77% -8.32%
Alberta Party Tony Norman 1,006 5.42% 2.17%
Green Nelson Berlin 373 2.01% 0.65%
Total 18,553
Rejected, spoiled and declined 82 48 7
Eligible electors / Turnout 37,342 49.92% -4.56%
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing -0.47%
Source(s)
Source: "07 - Calgary-Currie, 2015 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

2019 general election

Results by Polling Division
Results by Polling Division
2019 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Conservative Nicholas Milliken 9,960 43.70% -1.28%
New Democratic Brian Malkinson 9,769 42.86% 3.05%
Alberta Party Lindsay Luhnau 2,512 11.02% 5.60%
Liberal Joshua Codd 491 2.15% -5.61%
  Pro-Life Lucas C. Hernandez
60
0.26%
Total 22,792
Rejected, spoiled and declined 284
Eligible electors / Turnout 34,857 66.20% 16.28%
United Conservative gain from New Democratic Swing -7.15%
Source(s)
Source: "06 - Calgary-Currie, 2019 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

Senate nominee results

2004 Senate nominee election district results

2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-Currie[4] Turnout 45.35%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,813 15.73% 45.50% 1
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 3,628 14.97% 43.29% 5
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 3,159 13.03% 37.70% 2
  Independent Link Byfield 3,061 12.63% 36.53% 4
  Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,653 10.95% 31.66% 9
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,161 8.92% 25.79% 6
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 1,960 8.09% 23.39% 3
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,420 5.86% 16.95% 8
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,280 5.28% 15.28% 7
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,105 4.54% 13.19% 10
Total Votes 24,240 100%
Total Ballots 8,380 2.89 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2,778
24,603 Eligible Electors

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results

Student Vote results

2004 election

Participating Schools[5]
Alternative High School
Crescent Heights High School
Dr. Oakley School
St. Marys High School
Western Canada High School
Westmount Charter School

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[6]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
  Liberal Dave Taylor 266 32.96%
Progressive Conservative Jon Lord 203 25.16%
Green Kim Warnke 173 21.44%
New Democratic Robert Scobel 109 13.51%
Alberta Alliance Ken Mazeroll 56 6.93%
Total 807 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 37

2012 election

See also

References

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 7–8.
  2. ^ "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010.
  3. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
  4. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
  5. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved April 18, 2008.
  6. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved April 19, 2008.

Further reading

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