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Peace River
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
Alberta federal ridings (rural) - Peace River.svg


Peace River in relation to the other Alberta federal electoral districts

Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP       Chris Warkentin
Conservative
District created 1924
First contested 1925
Last contested 2008
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2006) 138,009
Electors (2006) 89,318
Area (km²) 162,871
Pop. density (per km²) 0.85
Census divisions Division No. 10, Division No. 17, Division No. 19
Census subdivisions Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie County No. 1, Mackenzie No. 23, Peace River, Big Lakes, Greenview No. 16, High Level, Northern Lights No. 22, Fairview, Opportunity No. 17

for the provincial electoral district, see Peace River (provincial electoral district)

Peace River is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1925. It is a rural riding in northwest Alberta, representing the counties of Saddle Hills, Birch Hills, Grande Prairie and the municipal districts of Mackenzie, Northern Lights, Clear Hills, Fairview, Peace, Spirit River, Smoky River, northern Greenview and most of Northern Sunrise.

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History

This riding was created in 1924 from Edmonton West riding.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following members of the Canadian House of Commons:

  1. 1925-1935: Donald MacBeth Kennedy - Progressive (1922-1926), United Farmers (1926-1935)
  2. 1935-1940: René-Antoine Pelletier - Social Credit
  3. 1940-1945: John Howard Sissons - Liberal
  4. 1945-1958: Solon Earl Low - Social Credit
  5. 1958-1980: Ged Baldwin - Progressive Conservative
  6. 1980-1993: Albert Cooper - Progressive Conservative
  7. 1993-2006: Charlie Penson - Reform (1993-2000), Canadian Alliance (2000-2003), Conservative (2003-2006)
  8. 2006-present: Chris Warkentin, Conservative

Current Member of Parliament

See Chris Warkentin.

Election results

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Chris Warkentin 29,550 69.51% +12.54% $48,906
     New Democrat Adele Boucher Rymhs 6,124 14.41% +3.28% $19,142
     Liberal Liliane Coutu-Maisonneuve 3,303 7.77% +5.51%
     Green Jennifer Villebrun 2,843 6.69% -2.69% $1,612
     Libertarian Mélanie Simard 316 0.74% $1,312
     Canadian Action Edwin Siggelkow 373 0.88% $4,711
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,509 100% $118,949
Total rejected ballots 129
Turnout 42,638 44.71%
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Chris Warkentin 27,785 56.97% -8.15% $61,636
     Independent Bill Given 9,882 20.26% - $101,905
     New Democrat Susan Thompson 5,427 11.13% +0.02% $20,836
     Liberal Tanya Kappo 4,573 9.38% -9.58% $4,298
     Green Zane Lewis 1,102 2.26% -2.53% $0
Total valid votes 48,769 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 113
Turnout 48,882 54.7%
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Charlie Penson 28,158 65.12% -12.44% $64,760
     Liberal Lyle Carlstrom 8,200 18.96% +3.48% $93,798
     New Democrat Susan Thompson 4,804 11.11% +4.17% $11,013
     Green Benjamin Morrison Pettit 2,073 4.79% $1,300
Total valid votes 43,235 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 125 0.29%
Turnout 43,360 53.73%

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance vote in 2000.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Canadian Alliance Charlie Penson 27,508 65.59% +6.66% $45,093
     Liberal Kim Ksenia Fenton 6,495 15.48% -3.61% $5,773
     Progressive Conservative Milton Hommy 5,021 11.97% -4.12% $10,973
     New Democrat Patricia Lawrence 2,914 6.94% +1.08% $6,931
Total valid votes 41,938 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 111 0.26%
Turnout 42,049 55.06%

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Reform Charlie Penson 22,351 58.93% -1.28% $55,260
     Liberal David A. Biltek 7,241 19.09% +3.57% $60,269
     Progressive Conservative John Simpson 6,104 16.09% +1.73% $39,665
     New Democrat Ray A. Domeij 2,226 5.86% +0.38% $7,223
Total valid votes 37,922 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 77 0.21%
Turnout 37,999 53.64%
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Reform Charlie Penson 25,761 60.21% +45.05%
     Liberal Joshua Phillpotts 6,639 15.52% +2.14%
     Progressive Conservative Alan Y. Tanaka 6,144 14.36% -39.93%
     New Democrat Jacquie Gaboury 2,344 5.48% -11.69%
     National David Ridgeway 1,656 3.87%
     Natural Law Roni Shapka 241 0.56%
Total valid votes 42,785 100%
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Albert Cooper 23,363 54.29% -7.95%
     New Democrat Norman Dyck 7,389 17.17% +1.80%
     Reform Daniel H. Fletcher 6,525 15.16%
     Liberal Helen A. Rice 5,758 13.38% +0.23%
Total valid votes 43,035 100%
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Albert Cooper 25,648 62.24% +2.88%
     New Democrat Elroy Deiment 6,333 15.37% -1.66%
     Liberal Richard Marceau 5,419 13.15% -6.40%
     Confederation of Regions Ted Krause 2,877 6.98%
     Green Marion Loring 578 1.40%
     Social Credit Rob Sweigard 354 0.86% -0.59%
Total valid votes 41,209 100%
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Albert Cooper 18,953 59.35% -3.78%
     Liberal Linus H. Becher 6,243 19.55% +0.34%
     New Democrat Earle Joseph Guertin 5,436 17.02% -0.63%
     Rhino Allan G.W. Cavanagh 547 1.71%
     Social Credit Ken Sweigard 462 1.45%
     Independent A. Wallace Robertson 291 0.91%
Total valid votes 31,932 100%
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 20,748 63.14% +2.55%
     Liberal Linus H. Becher 6,312 19.21% -2.49%
     New Democrat Earle J. Guertin 5,801 17.65% +0.78%
Total valid votes 32,861 100%
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 14,153 60.59% +4.52%
     Liberal Ed Kimpe 5,068 21.70% +8.62%
     New Democrat Anne Hemmingway 3,941 16.87% -5.46%
     Independent Michael Zuk 196 0.84% +0.55%
Total valid votes 23,358 100%
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 14,255 56.08% +0.49%
     New Democrat Jake Van Voorst 5,678 22.34% -0.37%
     Liberal Ed Kimpe 3,324 13.08% -8.64%
     Social Credit J. Donovan Ross 1,904 7.49%
     Not affiliated Gertrude Bryan 119 0.47%
     Not affiliated Michael Zuk 74 0.29%
     Not affiliated Wayne Lovely 67 0.26%
Total valid votes 25,421 100%
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 11,825 55.58% 1.47%
     New Democrat Phil Thompson 4,830 22.70% +6.75%
     Liberal Don Branigan 4,620 21.72% +8.77%
Total valid votes 21,275 100%
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 14,960 54.11% -4.49%
     Social Credit James A. Smith 4,700 17.00% -6.88%
     New Democrat Allan Frederick Bush 4,411 15.95% +9.55%
     Liberal Charlie MacDonell 3,578 12.94% +1.81%
Total valid votes 27,649 100%
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 16,111 58.60% +10.43%
     Social Credit James A. Smith 6,564 23.87% -4.52%
     Liberal Fred Noble 3,059 11.13% -2.58%
     New Democrat I.V. Macklin 1,760 6.40% -3.33%
Total valid votes 27,494 100%
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 12,897 48.17% -10.64%
     Social Credit Budd M. Dennis 7,603 28.39% +3.08%
     Liberal S.P. Tachit 3,671 13.71% +2.52%
     New Democrat Richard F. Brown 2,605 9.73% +5.03%
Total valid votes 26,776 100%

Note: NDP vote is compared to CCF vote in 1958 election.

Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 13,328 58.81% +34.03%
     Social Credit Solon Earl Low 5,737 25.31% -18.36%
     Liberal John Howard McRae 2,535 11.19% -11.99%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Emil Trygve Sather 1,064 4.69% -2.80%
Total valid votes 22,664 100%
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Social Credit Solon Earl Low 10,393 43.67% -5.38%
     Progressive Conservative Ged Baldwin 5,896 24.77%
     Liberal John Howard McRae 5,515 23.17% -13.54%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Clarence John Lampert 1,783 7.49% -2.55%
     Independent Harry Wigiluk 212 0.89%
Total valid votes 23,799 100%
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Social Credit Solon Earl Low 10,151 49.05% +10.21%
     Liberal Clifford Bernard Carignan 7,599 36.72% -0.50%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Samuel David Simpson 2,079 10.05% -6.05%
     Labour-Progressive Bernhard Rudolf Swankey 867 4.19%
Total valid votes 20,696 100%
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Social Credit Solon Earl Low 7,727 38.84% -2.22%
     Liberal Clifford Bernard Carignan 7,404 37.22% +14.16%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Irvin Victor Macklin 3,202 16.09% -4.47%
     Progressive Conservative David Thomson Williamson 1,562 7.85% -7.47%
Total valid votes 19,895 100%
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Social Credit Solon Earl Low 7,319 41.06% +6.71%
     Liberal John Sissons 4,109 23.05% -18.23%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Irvin Victor Macklin 3,666 20.57% -0.68%
     Progressive Conservative Herbert Gordon Bessent 2,732 15.33%
Total valid votes 17,826 100%

Note: Progressive Conservative vote is compared to "National Government" vote in 1940 election. Social Credit vote is compared to New Democracy vote in 1940 election.

Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal John Sissons 6,426 41.28% +10.71%
     New Democracy René-Antoine Pelletier 5,347 34.35% -13.18%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Irwin Victor Macklin 3,307 21.24% +7.05%
     Independent Louis-Napoléon Brulotte 488 3.13%
Total valid votes 15,568 100%

Note: New Democracy vote is compared to Social Credit vote in 1935 election.

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Social Credit René-Antoine Pelletier 5,513 47.52%
     Liberal Joseph Patrick McIsaac 3,546 30.57% -14.56%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Donald MacBeth Kennedy 1,646 14.19% -40.69%
     Conservative Ernest Vincent Bergin 896 7.72%
Total valid votes 11,601 100%
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     United Farmers Donald MacBeth Kennedy 10,204 54.88% +11.82%
     Liberal John Ewing Thomson 8,390 45.12% +23.75%
Total valid votes 18,594 100%
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     United Farmers Donald MacBeth Kennedy 5,323 43.06% +9.56%
     Conservative James Arthur Collins 4,398 35.57% +2.22%
     Liberal Joseph Clarke 2,642 21.37% -11.78%
Total valid votes 12,363 100%

Note: UFA vote is compared to Progressive vote in 1925 election.

Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Donald MacBeth Kennedy 3,986 33.50%
     Conservative James Arthur Collins 3,969 33.36%
     Liberal William Archibald Rae 3,944 33.15%
Total valid votes 11,899 100%

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