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Prince George-Mackenzie

2009 Results

PRINCE GEORGE-MACKENZIE
Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 112/112 polls
LIB Pat Bell 9,392 Elected
NDP Tobias Lawrence 6,101
GRN Kevin Creamore 1,175

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%

 
 
 

4,725 votes | 31.86%

10,105 votes | 68.14%

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

98/112 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 mountainous Northern Interior riding includes the northwest section of Prince George in the southeast corner. (The dividing line of Prince George into Prince George-Mackenzie and Prince George-Valemount is Highway 97.)
  • Highway 39 runs from Prince George in the south, through the northern part of the Fraser-Fort George Regional District including Summit Lake, Bear Lake, McLeod Lake and Mackenzie and to the northwest corner of the riding.
  • There are several native reserves in the riding including McLeod Lake IR1, Kerry Lake West IR8 and IR9, Parsnips IR5 and Weedon Carp IR6.
  • In 2006 census, aboriginal population was 9%.
  • Manufacturing (15%) was main industry.

Redistribution

  • Riding created in 2008 redistribution from: 79% Prince George North, 23% Prince George-Mount Robson and 26% Prince George-Omineca.

Political History

  • Prince George North: In 1986, New Democrat Lois Boone defeated Social Credit Gordon Springate by 526 votes.
  • New Democrat Paul Ramsey won in 1991 and 1996. Served as Minister of Health; Min responsible for Seniors; Minister of Education, Skills and Training; Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks; Minister of Education; Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs; Minister responsible for Northern Development.
  • In 2001, Liberal Pat Bell defeated New Democrat Bryan Llewellyn by 7,067 votes. Appointed Minister of State for Mining.
  • In 2005, Bell defeated New Democrat Deborah Poff by 2,099 votes. Apppointed Minister of Agriculture and Lands; Minister of Forests and Range.