ALBERTA VOTES 2008

Riding Profiles

DISTRICT: CALGARY-FISH CREEK
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Heather Forsyth PC 6,883 52.24% X
Laura Shutiak LIB 4,052 30.76%
Jamie Buchan WAP 1,261 9.57%
Kerry Fraser GRN 556 4.22%
Eric Leavitt NDP 423 3.21%
Updated: Mar. 4, 2008 12:02 MST 66 of 66 polls reporting
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CALGARY-FISH CREEK (9)


Current MLA: Heather Forsyth (PC)

Candidates:
PC Heather Forsyth
LIB Laura Shutiak
NDP Eric Leavitt
WAP Jamie Buchan
GRN Kerry Fraser
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Riding Profile:

Created in 1979, this south-central Calgary riding is bordered on the south by Fish Creek, on the east by the Bow River, on the west by Elbow Drive and on the north by Anderson Road. The 2004 redistribution expanded the riding slightly west, taking in an area that was formerly part of Calgary-Lougheed.

The main occupations in Calgary-Fish Creek are professional services and retail. The average household earns $90,399 a year, far above the provincial average, while 7.6 per cent of residents are low income. Sixteen per cent of people in the riding are immigrants, while another 48 per cent of residents were born in Alberta.


Political History:

This solidly Conservative riding has had only two MLAs since it was created 25 years ago. The incumbent, Heather Forsyth, has held this seat since 1993, when she defeated Liberal Marie Cameron by more than 2,500 votes. In 1997, Forsyth, once again challenged by Cameron, doubled her margin of victory. In 2001, Forsyth won 9,716 votes to Liberal Marc Doll's 2,853. And in 2004, Forsyth won with another decisive lead of about 4,000 votes over Liberal Tore Badenduck. Forsyth's predecessor, Bill Paine, served here from 1979-93.

In 2004, voter turnout was 45.3 per cent.

2003 Results Interactive Map

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Overall Election Results
Party Elected Leading Total Vote Share
PC 72 0 72 52.66%
LIB 9 0 9 26.37%
NDP 2 0 2 8.52%
WAP 0 0 0 6.77%
GRN 0 0 0 4.58%
OTH 0 0 0 1.11%
  • Updated: Mar 4, 2008, 12:02 MST

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