Riding Profiles

Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Teresa Woo-Paw PC 6,249 48.40% X
Tianna Melnyk LIB 4,051 31.38%
Rob Gregory WAP 1,608 12.45%
Ryan Smith GRN 581 4.50%
Daena Diduck NDP 422 3.27%
Updated: Mar. 4, 2008 12:02 MST 98 of 98 polls reporting
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Current MLA: Gary Mar (PC)

PC Teresa Woo-Paw
LIB Tianna Melnyk
NDP Daena Diduck
WAP Rob Gregory
GRN Ryan Smith
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Riding Profile:

This relatively new northern Calgary riding is bordered on the north by the city limits, on the east by the Deerfoot Trail, on the south by the Beddington Trail, Beaconsfield Way and MacEwan Park View and on the west by Simons Valley Drive, Beddington Trail, Country Hills Boulevard and Shaganappi Trail. The riding was formed in the 2004 redistribution. Most of the voters here were formerly a part of Calgary-Nose Creek and a handful were part of the Calgary-Foothills riding.

Retail and professional services earn Calgary-Mackay residents an average annual income of $80,470 — well over the provincial average. Just under seven per cent are low income. A little more than 21 per cent of residents are immigrants — one in six are of Chinese origin, and just under half were born in Alberta.

Political History:

Conservative Gary Mar became the riding's first MLA in 2004 (the year it was created). Mar garnered 5,640 votes to beat out Liberal Darryl G. Hawkins's 2,615. It wasn't a surprising result, considering Mar had been the only MLA ever in the riding's precursor, Calgary-Nose Creek. It was formed in 1993 when Mar was elected over Liberal Yolande Gagnon. Mar beat the then-incumbent from Calgary-McKnight by more than 1,900 votes. In 1997, Mar beat Liberal Peter Willott by almost 5,000 votes, and in 2001 he defeated Willott again, this time by almost 9,000 votes. Mar has served in various cabinet positions over the past dozen years. In September 2007, he was appointed to be Alberta's trade representative in Washington.

In 2004, voter turnout was 35.8 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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