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Fort McMurray
Alberta electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
District created1986
District abolished2003
First contested1986
Last contested2001

Fort McMurray was a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada, mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using first-past-the-post balloting from 1986 to 2004.[1]

Boundary history

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Fort McMurray
Assembly Years Member Party
See Lac La Biche-McMurray 1971-1986
21st 1986–1989 Norm Weiss Progressive
Conservative
22nd 1989–1993
23rd 1993–1997 Adam Germain Liberal
24th 1997–2001 Guy Boutilier Progressive
Conservative
25th 2001–2004
See Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo 2004-present

The district was created for the 1986 election out of Lac La Biche-McMurray, consisting of the city of Fort McMurray. Its boundaries remained unchanged until it was replaced by the much larger Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo in 2004.

Representation history

The riding's first MLA was Norm Weiss, who had already served two terms in the abolished Lac La Biche-McMurray district for the Progressive Conservatives. He retired after serving two more terms.

The open seat was picked up by Liberal candidate Adam Germain in 1993, coinciding with an increase in voter turnout. After serving one term, he decided to run in federal politics, leaving the seat open again.

The riding returned to the Progressive Conservatives in 1997, with candidate Guy Boutilier decisively defeating his Liberal challenger. He was re-elected with a much larger majority in 2001. When the riding was abolished at the end of his second term, he would continue on as MLA for the new riding of Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo.

Election results

1986 general election

1986 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Norm Weiss 4,152 48.54%
New Democratic Ann Dort MacLean 3,391 39.65%
Liberal Shane Davis 1,010 11.81%
Total 8,553
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 9
Eligible electors / Turnout 22,467 38.11%
Progressive Conservative pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "Fort McMurray 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 Norm Weiss 4,245 49.41% 0.87%
New Democratic Ann Dort-MacLean 2,740 31.89% -7.75%
Liberal James Carbery 1,606 18.69% 6.89%
Total 8,591
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 19
Eligible electors / Turnout 20,385 42.24%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 4.31%
Source(s)
Source: "Fort McMurray 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 Adam Germain 4,261 42.42% 23.73%
Progressive Conservative Connie MacRae 2,738 27.26% -22.15%
Independent Wendell MacEachern 1,563 15.56%
New Democratic Ann Dort-MacLean 1,483 14.76% -17.13%
Total 10,045
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 15
Eligible electors / Turnout 20,583 48.88%
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing -1.18%
Source(s)
Source: "Fort McMurray 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 Guy C. Boutilier 5,420 55.83% 28.57%
Liberal John Vyboh 4,008 41.29% -1.13%
New Democratic Rodney McCallum 280 2.88% -11.88%
Total 9,708
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 34
Eligible electors / Turnout 21,289 45.76%
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing -0.31%
Source(s)
Source: "Fort McMurray 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 Guy C. Boutilier 5,914 64.49% 8.66%
Liberal John S. Vyboh 1,759 19.18% -22.11%
New Democratic Lyn Gorman 1,498 16.33% 13.45%
Total 9,171
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 18
Eligible electors / Turnout 24,170 38.02%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 15.38%
Source(s)
Source: "Fort McMurray Official Results 2001 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Election results for Fort McMurray". abheritage.ca. Heritage Community Foundation. Archived from the original on 8 December 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  2. ^ Electoral Divisions Amendment Act, S.A. 1985, c. 24

Further reading

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