246 Calgary-Nose Hill
This largely suburban riding is in Calgary's northwest end. It is bounded
by 144th Avenue Northwest in the north, by Centre Street North, Harvest
Hills Boulevard North and Beddington Trail Northwest in the east, by Berkshire
Boulevard Northwest, 14th Street Northwest, John Laurie Boulevard Northwest
and Shaganappi Trail Northwest in the south, and by Crowchild Trail Northwest,
112th Avenue Northwest and Rocky Ridge Road Northwest in the west.
More than 27 per cent of people here are immigrants, and more than 13
per cent list Chinese as their first language.
Industry in the riding is mainly small businesses. More than 21 per cent
of people hold a university degree, and incomes are high: $91,212 for
the average family, according to the 2001 census. Unemployment was five
The riding of Calgary North was established in 1952. The riding of Calgary-Nose
Hill was established in the 1996 redistribution. In 2004, Calgary-Nose
Hill lost about 30 per cent of its population, while gaining about 2,300
residents from Calgary Northeast.
Diane Ablonczy has won the past four elections here with the Reform, Canadian
Alliance and Conservative parties. In her 2004 victory, she defeated Liberal
Ted Haney by more than 21,000 votes.
Prior to Ablonczy, Tories had dominated for 40 years. For nearly
half of that time, the seat was held by Doug Harkness, who served as John
Diefenbaker's defence minister. Eldon Woolliams took over from Harkness
in 1968 and was MP until 1980. Tories Bill Wright, Paul Gagnon and Al Johnson
each served single terms after that.
1953-88 inclusive - PC
1993 - REF
1997 - REF
2000 - CA
2004 - CON
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth date: May 6, 1949
Birthplace: Peoria, Ill.
Education: Holds a B.Ed. and a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Calgary
Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Ron Sauer
Children: One daughter, Tanya, and four stepchildren
Career background: She started out as an elementary school teacher in Lac La Biche school district. She has also managed a grain farm operation. From 1981-1991 she had her own private law practice, and in 1991, she was special assistant to the leader/manager of communications for the Reform party.
Party: She was a founding member of the Reform party in 1987. She was chair of the executive council in 1987. She was co-chair of the United Alternative policy development committee, and a member of the party expansion committee.
Provincial: Ran and was defeated as Independent in Calgary-Mountain View in 1982
Federal: Elected in Calgary North in 1993 and in Calgary-Nose Hill in 1997, 2000 and 2004
Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Committee: Former vice-chair: Citizenship and Immigration. Former member: Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities; Member: Citizenship and Immigration
Caucus: Former member: Canadian Alliance (CA)/Reform shadow cabinet; CA/Reform party strategy committee; CA/Reform family caucus. Former critic areas: Health; Human Resources Development Deputy Justice; Atlantic Issues. Former caucus whip. CA critic for Citizenship and Immigration. Has been the Conservative party's Citizenship and Immigration critic since January 2004.
#23, 7750 Ranchview Drive NW
217 West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0A6
Tel: (613) 996-2756
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Career background: Working to advance skills as a photographer
Community activities: Has been involved in local activism since a young age, including election campaign work with the Green Party. She is also involved as a member of an independent theatre company in Calgary, and volunteers with local human rights organizations
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Year of Birth 1960
Birthplace: Lethbridge, Alta.
Education: Holds a B.Sc. in agriculture and an M.Sc. in agriculture economics from the University of Alberta
Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Lori
Career background: He was been both a research assistant and a consultant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells Associates in Calgary, and was also a dairy consultant with the World University Services of Canada in Burma. He has also been a senior consultant with AFC Agra Services Ltd., a senior development officer with Agriculture Canada, and has worked with the Canada Beef Export Federation, both as director of Canadian operations and as executive director. He is currently president of Ranch 4 Management Ltd. and the Canada Beef Export Federation. In the community, he is a member of the international agriculture committee for the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, as well as a supporter of the United Way of Calgary, cancer research, respiratory research and the United Church of Canada.
Community activities: Has been involved with the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede and YMCA for seven years. He is also a committed financial supporter of the United Way of Calgary, cancer research, respiratory research and his church
Federal: Defeated in Calgary-Nose Hill in 2004
209 Ranchlands Village
1829 Ranchlands Blvd, NW
Calgary, Alta. T3G 2A7
Tel: (403) 668-5068
Party: New Democratic Party
Education: Studied physical education at the University of Calgary
Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Sonia Tyhonchuk
Career background: Between 1984 and 1986 worked in Young Offender Facilities for the Alberta Solicitor General as a Recreation Therapist and Youth Worker. Between 1986 and 1990 worked as a Social Worker for McMahon Youth Services in the Supported Independent Living Program helping youth learn skills necessary to be contributing members of society. Began teaching in 1991 in elementary schools. At present, is a teacher of Grade 7 and 8 students at Chestermere Lake Middle School
Community activities: An active member of the Council of Canadians, Oxfam, Friends of Medicare and the local level of the Alberta Teachers Association. For 25 years has taught courses and led trips in cross-country skiing, white water kayaking, backpacking and canoeing.
321, 3132-26 St. NE,