Results, Ridings & Candidates


2009 Results

Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 63/63 polls
NDP Doug Donaldson 4,037 Elected
LIB Scott Groves 3,569
GRN Roger Benham 355

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





2,791 votes | 38.52%

4,454 votes | 61.48%

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

63/75 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.


  • This riding, which takes in NW corner of B.C., runs from the border with Yukon Territory in the north to population centres of Hazelton, New Hazelton, Gitanmaax, Smithers and Telkwa in south.
  • For the most part, it is made up of small, isolated communities and over 20 native reserves.
  • It is home to Gitkan Wet'suwet'en nation.
  • Manufacturing, logging and forestry are the main industries along with some agriculture and tourism.
  • In the 2006 census, the aboriginal population was 34.5%: the second highest in province.


  • Riding created in 1989 redistribution from parts of Atlin, Skeena and Omineca.
  • In 2000 redistribution, kept 100%; added parts of North Coast and Prince George-Omineca.
  • In 2008 redistribution, riding became Stikine; kept only 62% of Bulkley Valley-Stikine; added 4% Skeena; 2% North Coast.

Political History

  • Bulkley Valley-Stikine/Stikine: In 1991, New Democrat Jackie Pement defeated Liberal Alive Maitland by 265 votes; served as Minister of Transportation & Highways.
  • In 1996, New Democrat Bill Goodacre defeated Liberal Pat Beach by 1,053 votes.
  • In 2001, Liberal Dennis MacKay defeated Goodacre by 4,591 votes.
  • In 2005, MacKay defeated New Democrat Doug Donaldson by 1,102 votes.
  • Announced in June, 2008 that he wouldn't be running again.