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Peace River South

2009 Results

PEACE RIVER SOUTH
Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 63/63 polls
LIB Blair Morgan Lekstrom 4,514 Elected
NDP Pat Shaw 1,936
GRN Grant Fraser 479
IND Donna Young 209

All results are unofficial until final ballot counts are verified by Elections B.C.

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STV referendum results in this riding

Question: Which electoral system should British Columbia use to elect members to the provinical Legislative Assembly?

  • The existing system (First-Past-the-Post)
  • The single transferable vote electorial system (BC-STV) proposed by the Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform

BC-STV

First-Past-the-Post

MAJORITY 50%

 
 
 

2,309 votes | 33.39%

4,606 votes | 66.61%

Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT

63/63 polls reporting

What it needs to win:

For the referendum to be binding, the approval level must be:

  1. at least 60% of the total popular vote, province-wide, AND
  2. more than 50% of the votes in at least 51 of the province's 85 electoral districts.

If the two thresholds are met, government is required to introduce legislation to implement BC-STV in sufficient time for it to be in place for the May 2013 General Election.

Profile

  • This riding, in northeastern B.C., takes in the southern part of the Peace River Regional District and has the B.C./Alberta border as itseastern boundary.
  • Main population centres include the timber town of Chetwyd, the farming community of Dawson Creek as well as Tumbler Ridge and Pouce Coupe.
  • Vast agricultural area in Dawson Creek area/plains.
  • East Moberly Lake IR169 and West Moberly Lake IR168A are in the riding – in 2006 census, aboriginal population was 14%.

Redistribution

  • In 1989 redistribution, name changed to Peace River South.
  • In 2000 redistribution, lost area to Prince George North and gained area from Prince George North.
  • In 2008 redistribution, kept 90% of the riding.

Political History

  • Peace River South: Social Credit Jack Weisgerber won in 1986 and 1991. Served as Minister of Native Affairs; Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.
  • In March 1994, Weisgerber and 3 Socred members left the Social Credit caucus to sit as Reform MLA's. Weisgerber was named caucus leader. In Jan 1995, he elected leader of BC Reform Party.
  • In 1996, now Reform Weisgerber defeated New Democrat Patrick Michiel by 123 votes. Stepped down as Reform leader in 1997. Left the Reform Party to sit as an Independent in 1997.
  • In 2001, Liberal Blair Lekstrom defeated Social Credit Grant Mitton by 4,667 votes.
  • In 2005, Lekstrom defeated New Democrat Pat Shaw by 2,514 votes. Appointed Minister of Community Development; Minister of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources.