Results, Ridings & Candidates

Columbia River-Revelstoke

2009 Results

Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 92/93 polls
NDP Norm Macdonald 7,043 Elected
LIB Mark McKee 4,834
GRN Sarah Svensson 854

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





4,528 votes | 36.56%

7,857 votes | 63.44%

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

93/93 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, in southeastern BC, is partly in Columbia River-Shuswap Regional District and partly in East Kootenay Regional District.
  • It includes Kimberley, Revelstoke, Columbia, Invermere and Golden as well as Columbia Lake IR3 and Shuswap IR.
  • Economy is based on forestry, saw mills, mining and some agriculture.
  • Tourism comes from Hamber Provincial Park in the far north through the hot springs resorts of Radium and Fairmont to historic Fort Steele in the south.


  • Riding created in 1989 redistribution from Columbia River riding and part of Revelstoke-Shuswap.
  • No change in 2000 redistribution.
  • In 2008 redistribution, kept 99% of the riding.

Political History

  • Columbia River-Revelstoke: In 1991, New Democrat Jim Doyle defeated Social Credit Duane Crandall by 1,879 votes.
  • In 1996, Doyle defeated Liberal Brian McMahon by 1,092 votes; served as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister of Forests.
  • In 2001, Liberal Wendy McMahon defeated Doyle by 3,253 votes; served as Minister of State for Women's and Seniors' Services from December 14, 2004 until June, 2005.
  • In 2005, New Democrat Norm Macdonald defeated McMahon by 1,710 votes.