ALBERTA VOTES 2008

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DISTRICT: EDMONTON-CALDER
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Doug Elniski PC 4,534 40.75% X
David Eggen NDP 4,356 39.15%
Jim Kane LIB 1,839 16.53%
Michael Brown GRN 398 3.58%
Updated: Mar. 4, 2008 12:02 MST 71 of 71 polls reporting
Unofficial results were updated at the time shown. For more recent results, visit Elections Alberta. The CBC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external sites. External links will open in a new window.

EDMONTON-CALDER (26)


Current MLA: David Eggen (NDP)

Candidates:
PC Doug Elniski
LIB Jim Kane
NDP David Eggen
GRN Mike Brown
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Riding Profile:

This northwest Edmonton riding is bordered on the west by the city limits, on the north mostly by 137th Avenue, on the east by 97th Street and on the south by Stony Plain Road, 118th Avenue and 111th Avenue. In the 2004 redistribution, the riding lost some area to Edmonton-Glenora and gained parts of Edmonton-Glengarry and Edmonton-Norwood.

The average home makes $47,199 a year. Almost 16 per cent of residents are low income, and 15 per cent are older than 65. Retail and manufacturing are the biggest employers. Almost 16 per cent of people living here are immigrants, eight per cent are aboriginal, and 57 per cent were born in the province.


Political History:

Since its creation in 1971, Edmonton-Calder has been represented by Conservatives, New Democrats and Liberals. In 2004, New Democrat David Eggen took office when he defeated incumbent Tory Brent Rathgeber. Eggen garnered 4,055 votes to Rathgeber's 3,680 votes. Rathgeber had won office in 2001, unseating Liberal Lance White by 474 votes. White was elected in 1993, when the riding was called Edmonton-Mayfield, with a 2,000-vote win over Conservative Lynn Faulder. In a rematch four years later, White's margin over Faulder narrowed to 942 votes. From 1971-86, Conservative Tom Chambers held this riding. The NDP's Christie Mjolsness served here from 1986-93.

In 2004, voter turnout was 49 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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