|Updated: Mar. 4, 2008 12:02 MST
||69 of 69 polls reporting
Current MLA: Harvey Cenaiko (PC)
||Antoni (Tony) Grochowski
This central Calgary riding is bordered on the north by the Bow River,
on the east by the Elbow River, on the south mostly by 17th Avenue,
and on the west by 45th and 37th Streets. In the 2004 redistribution,
the riding expanded east to take in voters formerly residing in Calgary-Fort.
Professional services and the food and accommodation industry are the
biggest employers here. The average household income — $48,136 — is
well under the Alberta average, and 20.7 per cent of families are low
income. Calgary-Buffalo has more immigrants, at 30.2 per cent, than
all but three other Alberta ridings. In the riding, 30.7 per cent of
residents were born in the province. About five per cent of residents
In 2004, Conservative Harvey Cenaiko was elected to his second term as MLA when he garnered 3,365 votes to Liberal Terry Taylor's 2,815. When Cenaiko won this seat in 2001 — with 5,582
votes to Liberal Brian Edy's 4,135 — the victory ended 15 years of Liberal
dominance here. Prior to Cenaiko's win, the seat had been held by Liberal
Gary Dickson, who came to office in a 1992 byelection. Dickson's subsequent
wins, in 1993 and 1997, were each by margins of fewer than 600 votes.
From 1986-92, Liberal Sheldon Chumir served here. He died in office,
prompting the byelection. Before that, the Tories typically won this seat
by wide margins.
In 2004, voter turnout was 31.5 per cent.
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