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Prince George-Valemount

2009 Results

PRINCE GEORGE-VALEMOUNT
Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 127/127 polls
LIB Shirley Bond 8,663 Elected
NDP Julie Carew 6,313
GRN Andrej Joseph DeWolf 1,152
CON Gordon Wilfred Dickie 750
BCR Don Roberts 104

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%

 
 
 

5,529 votes | 33.50%

10,974 votes | 66.50%

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

126/127 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 Northern Interior riding is on the B.C./Alberta border.

  • The large and mostly remote riding stretches from Kinbasket Lake/Mount Robson Park in the south to Monkman Park in the north.
  • It includes the area from Prince George in the northwest as well as Valemont and McBride. The dividing line of Prince George into Prince George-Mackenzie and Prince George-Valemount is Highway 97.)
  • Highway 16 runs through the central part to Prince George, dividing the north and south parts of riding.
  • Several native reserves including Fort George (Shelley) IR2 are in the riding.
  • In 2006 census, aboriginal population was 12%.
  • Much of the population depends on the operations of forest product enterprises.

Redistribution

  • Riding created in 2008 redistribution from: 77% Prince George-Mount Robson; 34% Prince-George Omineca; 20% Prince George North and 1% Cariboo North.

Political History

  • Prince George-Mount Robson: New Democrat Lois Boone (Prince George North) won in 1991 and 1996. Served as Minister of Government Services; Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Minister of Transportation and Highways; Minister of Children and Families; Deputy Premier.
  • In 2001, Liberal Shirley Bond defeated Todd Whitcombe by 5,378 votes. Appointed Minister of Advanced Education; Deputy Premier; Minister of Health Services.
  • In 2005, Bond defeated Liberal Wayne Mills by 891 votes. Appointed Deputy Premier; Minister of Education; Minister responsibile for Early Learning and Literacy.