Riding Profiles

Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Art Johnston PC 6,959 54.21% X
Bill Kurtze LIB 3,582 27.91%
Devin Cassidy WAP 1,364 10.63%
Keely Bruce GRN 564 4.39%
Tyler Kinch NDP 367 2.86%
Updated: Mar. 4, 2008 12:02 MST 82 of 82 polls reporting
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Current MLA: Art Johnston (PC)

PC Arthur Johnson
LIB Bill Kurtze
NDP Tyler Kinch
WAP Devin Cassidy
GRN Keely Bruce
Riding Talk
Riding Profile:

This new southeast Calgary riding is bordered on the west and south by the Bow River, on the east by the city limits and on the north by Glenmore Trail. The riding was created in the 2004 redistribution by splitting Calgary-Shaw, the eastern two-thirds of which are now Calgary-Hays.

Calgary-Hays contains Alberta's third-highest average household income — $103,608 a year — and the least amount of money coming from government transfer payments, at three per cent. Approximately one in 20 residents are low income. The biggest employers are professional services and retail trade. About 48 per cent of residents were born in Alberta, while 14 per cent are immigrants.

Political History:

In 2004, Progressive Conservative Art Johnson won this new riding handily with 5,529 votes to Liberal Sharon L. Howe's 1,925. This riding's predecessor, Calgary-Shaw, has voted Conservative since it was formed in 1986. The incumbent there, Cindy Ady, won office in 2001 with 20,306 votes — more than five times that of Liberal Jim McPherson. Calgary-Shaw has a tradition of decisive Tory majorities: in 1993 and 1997, Jon Havelock easily beat Liberals Bill Walker and Sharon Howe. Before Havelock, Jim Dinning occupied this seat, holding several cabinet portfolios.

In 2004, voter turnout was 34.8 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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