ALBERTA VOTES 2008

Riding Profiles

DISTRICT: CALGARY-FORT
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Wayne Cao PC 4,119 49.83% X
Carole Oliver LIB 1,766 21.36%
Julie Hrdlicka NDP 1,178 14.25%
Travis Chase WAP 714 8.64%
J. Taylor GRN 489 5.92%
Updated: Mar. 4, 2008 12:02 MST 62 of 62 polls reporting
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CALGARY-FORT (11)


Current MLA: Wayne Cao (PC)

Candidates:
PC Wayne Cao
LIB Carole Oliver
NDP Julie Hrdlicka
WAP Travis Chase
GRN J. Mark Taylor
Riding Talk
Riding Profile:

This east-central Calgary riding is bordered on the east by the city limits, on the south by Glenmore Trail, on the west by the Bow River and the CPR line and on the north by 17th and 8th Avenues. The 2004 redistribution shifted many voters formerly of Calgary East into the north part of this riding, while voters formerly in the western part of Calgary-Fort now find themselves in Calgary-Egmont. With 41,392 residents, this is Alberta's third-most populous riding.

Manufacturing and retail are the major employers here, earning the average household $51,867 — significantly below the provincial average. In the riding, 18.3 per cent of residents are considered low income. About 16 per cent of the residents are immigrants, five per cent are aboriginal, and about 48 per cent were born in the province.


Political History:

This seat has been held by Conservative Wayne Cao since the 1997 election. In that race, Cao defeated Liberal Shirley-Anne Reuben by 1,593 votes. During the last election in 2004, Cao held onto the seat handily when he received 4,136 votes, while Liberal Gerry Hart received 1,784 votes. It was a much more decisive result in 2001, when Cao garnered 6,740 votes to Liberal Brian Huskins's 2,004. The five lowest vote-getters tallied fewer than 600 votes combined. Prior to 1996, voters in this riding had been divided between the old ridings of Calgary-Montrose and Calgary-Mountain View. The former had been solidly Tory, the latter swung between the NDP and Tory representation.

In 2004, voter turnout was 33.4 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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