Calgary-Peigan
Alberta electoral district
Calgary-Peigan within the City of Calgary (2017 boundaries)
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Tanya Fir
United Conservative
District created2017
First contested2019
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]45,810
Area (km²)110.1
Pop. density (per km²)416.1

Calgary-Peigan is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. The district will be one of 87 districts mandated to return a single member (MLA) to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting. It will be contested for the first time in the 2019 Alberta election.

Geography

The district is located in eastern Calgary, containing the western part of Dover, the neighbourhoods of Ogden, Riverbend, Quarry Park, Douglasdale and Douglasglen, the northern part of McKenzie Lake, and the former hamlet of Shepard. It is bounded on the west by the Bow River and stretches to the eastern edge of Calgary, also including the sprawling industrial subdivisions around the CPR lands and Ralph Klein Park. It is named for Peigan Trail SE, which forms part of its northern boundary.

History

Members for Calgary-Peigan
Assembly Years Member Party
See Calgary-Fort 1997–2019 and Calgary-Hays 2004–2019
30th 2019 Tanya Fir United Conservative

The district was created in 2017 when the Electoral Boundaries Commission recommended abolishing Calgary-Fort and shifting the boundaries of Calgary-Hays southward. Calgary-Peigan was formed from most of Calgary-Fort, the northern neighbourhoods of Calgary-Hays, and a small part of Calgary-Acadia (the neighbourhood of Riverbend). As Fort Calgary was moved to the district of Calgary-Buffalo, the name Calgary-Fort could no longer be used.[2]

Electoral results

Redistributed results, 2015 Alberta election
Party Votes %
New Democratic 6,538 35.57
Progressive Conservative 5,820 31.66
Wildrose 5,041 27.43
Liberal 680 1.64
Others 302[a] 3.13
  1. ^ Includes an Alberta Party candidate in Calgary-Fort and Green and Social Credit candidates in Calgary-Hays.
2019 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Conservative Tanya Fir 13,353 59.8
New Democratic Joseph Pimlott 6,527 29.2
Alberta Party Ron Reinhold 1,534 6.9
Liberal Jaroslav Giesbrecht 425 1.9
Freedom Conservative Sheyne Espey 299 1.3
  Independence Will Hatch
180
0.8
Total valid votes 22,318
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Registered electors
Turnout

References

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2016
  2. ^ Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission (Oct 2017). "Final Report" (PDF). p. 21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-01-24. Retrieved 2018-02-01.