Edmonton-Gold Bar
Alberta electoral district
Edmonton-Gold Bar 2017.svg
Edmonton-Gold Bar within the City of Edmonton, 2017 boundaries.
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Marlin Schmidt
New Democratic
District created1971
First contested1971
Last contested2019

Edmonton-Gold Bar is a provincial electoral district, in Alberta, Canada. The district is one of 87 in the province mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting.

The district is primarily urban and located in the central east portion of city of Edmonton. It was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution from part of Strathcona East.

In addition to its namesake neighborhood of Gold Bar, the riding also contains the neighborhoods of Capilano, Fulton Place, Terrace Heights, Forest Heights, Ottewell, Kenilworth, Holyrood, Avonmore, King Edward Park, Cloverdale, Bonnie Doon, Idylwylde & Strathearn.

The district is currently represented by Marlin Schmidt of the Alberta NDP.

History

The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution from the old electoral district of Strathcona East.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw significant changes to the riding. All the land north of the North Saskatchewan River was ceded to Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood, while the south boundary was moved from 92 Avenue to 82 Avenue to the Canadian Pacific Rail line to 63 Avenue into Edmonton-Mill Creek. The west boundary changed from Connors Road to travel through the Mill Creek Ravine further west in Edmonton-Strathcona.

Boundary history

Representation history

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Gold Bar[3]
Assembly Years Member Party
See: Strathcona East 1959-1971
17th 1971–1975 William Yurko Progressive Conservative
18th 1975–1979
1979 Vacant
19th 1979–1982 Al Hiebert Progressive Conservative
20th 1982–1986
21st 1986–1989 Bettie Hewes Liberal
22nd 1989–1993
23rd 1993–1997
24th 1997–2001 Hugh MacDonald
25th 2001–2004
26th 2004–2008
27th 2008–2012
28th 2012–2015 David Dorward Progressive Conservative
29th 2015–2019 Marlin Schmidt New Democratic
30th 2019–present

The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution. The election that year saw Strathcona East incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA William Yurko run here due to his old seat being abolished.

Yurko faced two other candidates in the election held that year and won the new district with a comfortable majority to pick up the seat for his party. After the election Premier Peter Lougheed appointed Yurko as a cabinet minister. He ran for a second term in the 1975 general election. Yurko won a bigger percentage despite losing some of his popular vote as the opposition vote collapsed.

Yurko resigned from his cabinet post in 1978 with the intention of seeking the nomination the Progressive Conservative nomination in Edmonton East for the 1979 federal election. He won the nomination and resigned his seat in early 1979.

The election in 1979 saw Progressive Conservative candidate Al Hiebert easily win a four cornered race to hold the open seat for his party. Hiebert was re-elected with a larger majority in the 1982 general election.

The 1986 election in the district saw a major upset with Hiebert getting defeated by Liberal candidate Bettie Hewes who managed to increase the Liberal vote in the district by over 5800 votes. Hewes won a stronger majority when she was re-elected to her second term in the 1989 general election. She won a landslide running for her third term winning the highest popular vote of any candidate in the 1993 general election. After the election Hewes briefly served as a leader of the opposition and of the Liberal party. She did not run for re-election in 1997 and retired at dissolution of the assembly.

The current representative is Marlin Schmidt of the Alberta New Democratic Party, who was first elected in 2015

Legislature results

1971 general election

1971 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative William Yurko 5,789 54.36%
Social Credit William F. Young 3,778 35.48%
New Democratic Tom Hennessey 1,082 10.16%
Total 10,649
Rejected, spoiled and declined 51
Eligible electors / Turnout 14,401 74.30%
Progressive Conservative pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "Edmonton-Gold Bar 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 William Yurko 5,247 64.40% 10.03%
New Democratic Grant Arnold 1,312 16.10% 5.94%
Social Credit Larry Latter 982 12.05% -23.43%
Liberal Don Hoyda 579 7.11%
Communist Harry J. Strynadka 28 0.34%
Total 8,148
Rejected, spoiled and declined 33
Eligible electors / Turnout 14,191 57.65% -16.65%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 14.70%
Source(s)
Source: "Edmonton-Gold Bar 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 Alois Paul Hiebert 6,044 56.04% -8.36%
New Democratic Kathleen Wright 2,343 21.72% 5.62%
Social Credit Ace Cetinski 1,397 12.95% 0.90%
Liberal Laurie Switzer 1,002 9.29% 2.18%
Total 10,786
Rejected, spoiled and declined 20
Eligible electors / Turnout 17,599 61.40% 3.75%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -6.99%
Source(s)
Source: "Edmonton-Gold Bar 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 Alois Paul Hiebert 7,223 56.71% 0.68%
New Democratic Allen Eng 3,563 27.98% 6.25%
Western Canada Concept Joe Wanner 996 7.82%
Liberal Laurie Switzer 567 4.45% -4.84%
Independent Chuck Bolton 387 3.04%
Total 12,736
Rejected, spoiled and declined 15
Eligible electors / Turnout 17,838 71.48% 10.08%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -2.79%
Source(s)
Source: "Edmonton-Gold Bar Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1986 general election

1986 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bettie Hewes 6,378 43.48% 39.02%
Progressive Conservative Alois Paul Hiebert 4,150 28.29% -28.42%
New Democratic Randy Morse 4,142 28.23% 0.26%
Total 14,670
Rejected, spoiled and declined 27
Eligible electors / Turnout 23,659 62.12% -9.36%
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing -6.77%
Source(s)
Source: "Edmonton-Gold Bar Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1989 general election

1989 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bettie Hewes 7,833 54.25% 10.77%
Progressive Conservative Cathy Wyatt 4,381 30.34% 2.05%
New Democratic Chris Tomaschuk 2,170 15.03% -13.21%
Communist Naomi J. Rankin 55 0.38%
Total 14,439
Rejected, spoiled and declined 23
Eligible electors / Turnout 22,708 63.69% 1.57%
Liberal hold Swing 4.36%
Source(s)
Source: "Edmonton-Gold Bar Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1993 general election

1993 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bettie Hewes 10,605 59.19% 4.94%
Progressive Conservative John Szumlas 4,721 26.35% -3.99%
New Democratic Lorraine Crawford 1,820 10.16% -4.87%
Social Credit David H. Friesen 516 2.88%
Greens David J. Parker 165 0.92%
Natural Law Roni Shapka 90 0.50%
Total 17,917
Rejected, spoiled and declined 36
Eligible electors / Turnout 27,205 65.99% 2.30%
Liberal hold Swing 4.47%
Source(s)
Source: "Edmonton-Gold Bar Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1997 general election

1997 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hugh MacDonald 7,528 48.62% -10.57%
Progressive Conservative Susan Green 5,819 37.58% 11.23%
New Democratic Walter Heneghan 1,970 12.72% 2.56%
Greens David J. Parker 92 0.59% -0.33%
Natural Law Maury Shapka 75 0.48% -0.02%
Total 15,484
Rejected, spoiled and declined 18 33 5
Eligible electors / Turnout 23,145 67.00% 1.01%
Liberal hold Swing -10.90%
Source(s)
Source: "Edmonton-Gold Bar Official Results 1997 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

2001 general election

2001 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hugh MacDonald 7,654 51.07% 2.45%
Progressive Conservative David Fletcher 5,981 39.91% 2.33%
New Democratic Peter Cross 1,159 7.73% -4.99%
Greens Margaret Marean 193 1.29% 0.69%
Total 14,987
Rejected, spoiled and declined 16 16 5
Eligible electors / Turnout 23,337 64.31% -2.69%
Liberal hold Swing 0.06%
Source(s)
Source: "Edmonton-Gold Bar Official Results 2001 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.[4]

2004 general election

2004 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hugh MacDonald 8,798 62.65% 11.58%
Progressive Conservative Manjit Dhaliwal 2,572 18.32% -21.59%
New Democratic Keith Turnbull 1,967 14.01% 6.27%
Alberta Alliance Delmar Hunt 538 3.83%
Independent Dave Dowling 167 1.19%
Total 14,042
Rejected, spoiled and declined 74 27 5
Eligible electors / Turnout 25,326 55.76% -8.55%
Liberal hold Swing 16.59%
Source(s)
Source: [5]

2008 general election

2008 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hugh MacDonald 6,279 44.89% -17.77%
Progressive Conservative David C. Dorward 5,261 37.61% 19.29%
New Democratic Sherry McKibben 1,923 13.75% -0.26%
Green Dave Zylstra 525 3.75%
Total 13,988
Rejected, spoiled and declined 51 28 2
Eligible electors / Turnout 29,343 47.85% -7.91%
Liberal hold Swing -18.53%
Source(s)
Source: "32 - Edmonton-Gold Bar, 2008 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.[6]

2012 general election

2012 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative David C. Dorward 6,701 32.97% -4.64%
New Democratic Marlin Schmidt 5,836 28.71% 14.96%
Liberal Josipa Petrunic 4,078 20.06% -24.83%
Wildrose Alliance Linda Carlson 3,169 15.59%
Alberta Party Dennis O'Neill 345 1.70%
Evergreen David J. Parker 198 0.97%
Total 20,327
Rejected, spoiled and declined 144 18 1
Eligible electors / turnout 32,868 62.29% 14.43%
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing -1.51%
Source(s)
Source: "35 - Edmonton-Gold Bar, 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 Marlin Schmidt 15,349 68.89% 40.17%
Progressive Conservative David C. Dorward 4,147 18.61% -14.35%
Wildrose Justin J. James 1,422 6.38% -9.21%
Liberal Ronald Brochu 702 3.15% -16.91%
Alberta Party Cristina Stasia 662 2.97% 1.27%
Total 22,282
Rejected, spoiled and declined 96 25 16
Eligible electors / turnout 36,688 61.04% -1.25%
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing 23.01%
Source(s)
Source: "35 - Edmonton-Gold Bar, 2015 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

2019 general election

2019 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Marlin Schmidt 14,562 59.48% -9.40%
United Conservative David C. Dorward 7,174 29.30% +4.31%
Alberta Party Diana Ly 2,008 8.20% 5.23%
Liberal Steve Kochan 315 1.29% -1.86%
Green Tanya Herbert 247 1.01%
Alberta Independence Vincent Loyer 176 0.72%
Total 24,482
Rejected, spoiled and declined 27 64 16
Eligible electors / turnout 35,555 68.98% 7.94%
New Democratic hold Swing -10.05%
Source(s)
Source: "33 - Edmonton-Gold Bar, 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: Edmonton-Gold Bar[7] Turnout 55.03%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,350 15.59% 44.84% 2
  Independent Link Byfield 3,970 14.23% 40.92% 4
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 2,986 10.70% 30.78% 1
  Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,895 10.37% 29.84% 9
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,875 10.30% 29.64% 3
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,594 9.30% 26.74% 7
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,342 8.39% 24.14% 8
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,251 8.07% 23.20% 10
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 1,956 7.01% 20.16% 6
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,688 6.04% 17.40% 5
Total Votes 27,907 100%
Total Ballots 9,701 2.88 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 4,235

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results

Student Vote results

2004 election

Participating Schools[8]
Austin OBrien School
Braemar School
McNally High School
Ottewell School
St. Gabriel 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[9]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
  Liberal Hugh MacDonald 477 47.23%
  NDP Keith Turnbull 214 21.19%
Progressive Conservative Manjit Dhaliwal 202 20.00%
Alberta Alliance Delmar Hunt 89 8.81%
  Independent Dave Dowling 28 2.77%
Total 1,010 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 43

2012 election

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative David Dorward %
Wildrose Linda Carlson
  Liberal Josipa Petrunic %
Alberta Party Dennis O’Neill
  NDP Marlin Schmidt %
Total 100%

References

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 18.
  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 September 30, 2007. Retrieved February 27, 2010.
  4. ^ "Edmonton-Gold Bar Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  5. ^ "Edmonton-Gold Bar Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved April 7, 2010.
  6. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 298–301.
  7. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
  8. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved April 18, 2008.
  9. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved April 19, 2008.

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