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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



CALGARY WEST, Alberta (1979 - 2015)


See:CALGARY CENTRE (Alberta)(1968 - 2004)
CALGARY NORTH (Alberta)(1953 - 1997)
CALGARY SOUTH (Alberta)(1953 - 1988)
MACLEOD (Alberta)(1988 - 2015)
PALLISER (Alberta)(1968 - 1979)

Representation Order, 1976

CALGARY WEST consisting of that portion of the City of Calgary which lies to the east of that portion of the west boundary of the City of Calgary which lies between its intersection with Crowchild Trail NW and the left bank of the Elbow river, and to the north of the left bank of the Elbow River and west of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of Crowchild Trail NW with the west boundary of said City of Calgary; thence southeasterly to the Trans-Canada Highway NW (16 Avenue NW); thence westerly along said highway to 37 Street NW; thence south along 37 Street NW to the left bank of the Bow River; thence easterly along said left bank to Crowchild Trail; thence southerly and south along Crowchild Trail and its southerly production to the left bank of the Elbow River (Glenmore Reservoir).

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
31 1979/05/22 HAWKES, Jim Businessman, academic  28,474 65.39% P.C. 
LAUCHLAN, Doug College president  10,762 24.71% Lib. 
PETERS, Jack Chiropractor  3,694 8.48% N.D.P. 
SHUPE, Dennis Realtor  512 1.18% S.C. 
JENKINS, Joan Car checker  104 0.24% Comm. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
32 1980/02/18 HAWKES, Jim Businessman  26,639 65.85% P.C. 
ARSHINOFF, Jerry Teacher  9,339 23.09% Lib. 
RITCHIE, Bob Small businessman  3,107 7.68% N.D.P. 
PETTI, Anthony G. University professor  1,027 2.54% Rhino 
MAJOR, Ada Homemaker  294 0.73% S.C. 
MUSGRAVE, John Scientific worker  45 0.11% M.-L. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
33 1984/09/04 HAWKES, Jim Businessman  37,565 74.70% P.C. 
CODE, Bill Barrister  5,749 11.43% Lib. 
SMITH, Ed Retired  5,409 10.76% N.D.P. 
MCDONALD, Martin--John Lawyer  605 1.20% G.P. 
GINN, Cliff Pharmacist  523 1.04% C.R.W.P. 
CERI, Frank Accountant  233 0.46% Libert. 
WILLIAMS, Doug Businessperson  201 0.40% S.C. 

Representation Order, 1987

CALGARY WEST consisting of that portion of the City of Calgary bounded as follows: commencing at the intersection of the westerly production of 50 Avenue SW with the western boundary of the City of Calgary (69 Street SW); thence northerly along said western boundary to Crowchild Trail NW; thence southeasterly along Crowchild Trail NW to the Trans-Cananda Highway No 1 (16 Avenue NW); thence westerly along the Trans-Canada Highway No 1 to its intersection with Shaganappi Trail; thence southerly and westerly along Shaganappi Trail to its intersection with Bowness Road; thence west (true bearing) to the left bank of the Bow River; thence southeasterly along the left bank of the Bow River to Crowchild Trail SW; thence southerly along Crowchild Trail SW to 33 Avenue SW; thence east along 33 Avenue SW to 20 Street SW; thence south along 20 Street SW to 50 Avenue SW; thence west along 50 Avenue SW to Crowchild Trail SW; thence south along Crowchild Trail SW to Glenmore Trail; thence northwesterly along Glenmore Trail to 37 Street SW; thence southerly along 37 Street SW and its southerly production to its intersection with the westerly boundary of the City of Calgary; thence westerly, northwesterly and easterly along said boundary to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
34 1988/11/21 HAWKES, Jim Member of Parliament  32,025 58.52% P.C. 
HARPER, Stephen Economist  9,074 16.58% Ref. 
PHILLIPS, John Lawyer  6,880 12.57% Lib. 
VANDERBERG, Richard D. Professor  6,355 11.61% N.D.P. 
FAREN, David Advertising consultant  225 0.41% Libert. 
MORIN, Brent Construction worker  170 0.31% C.R.W.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
35 1993/10/25 HARPER, Stephen Economist  30,209 52.25% Ref. 
GAINER, Karen Lawyer  15,314 26.49% Lib. 
HAWKES, Jim Professor  9,090 15.72% P.C. 
ROGERS, Rudy Accounting consultant  1,194 2.06% N.D.P. 
MCNEIL, Kathleen Student  1,068 1.85% Natl 
HAIKA, Frank Financial advisor  483 0.84% N.L.P. 
FRANCIS, Don Educator  347 0.60% G.P. 
HEATHER, Larry Receiver  116 0.20% C.H.P. 

Representation Order, 1996

CALGARY WEST consisting of that part of the City of Calgary lying northerly and westerly of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of Glenmore Trail SW with the westerly limit of said city (37 Street SW); thence easterly and southerly along Glenmore Trail SW to Crowchild Trail SW; thence northerly along Crowchild Trail SW to 50 Avenue SW; thence easterly along 50 Avenue SW to 20 Street SW; thence northerly along 20 Street SW to 33 Avenue SW; thence westerly along 33 Avenue SW to Crowchild Trail SW; thence northerly along Crowchild Trail SW to the left bank of the Bow River; thence generally northwesterly along the left bank of the Bow River to a line drawn due west from the intersection of Bowness Road with Shaganappi Trail NW; thence due east to the last-mentioned intersection; thence northerly along Shaganappi Trail NW to 16 Avenue NW (Trans-Canada Highway); thence easterly along 16 Avenue NW (Trans-Canada Highway) to Crowchild Trail NW; thence northerly and northwesterly along Crowchild Trail NW to the westerly limit of said city.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
36 1997/06/02 ANDERS, Rob Administrator  24,878 47.20% Ref. 
BRONCONNIER, Dave Alderman  15,277 28.99% Lib. 
SCURFIELD, Sergei Businessman  9,594 18.20% P.C. 
KOZAKAVICH, Michael Student  2,105 3.99% N.D.P. 
LOCKE, Jack Marketing and promotions  557 1.06% G.P. 
HAIKA, Frank Financial advisor  293 0.56% N.L.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
37 2000/11/27 ANDERS, Rob Parliamentarian  33,222 54.05% CA 
SILYE, Jim Businessman  13,259 21.57% P.C. 
BRUSEKER, Frank Teacher  11,181 18.19% Lib. 
KLASSEN, Greg Student  2,350 3.82% N.D.P. 
OSENTON, Evan Student  1,456 2.37% G.P. 

Representation Order, 2003

CALGARY WEST consisting of that part of the City of Calgary lying southerly and westerly of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the westerly limit of said city with Crowchild Trail NW (Highway No. 1A); thence southeasterly and southerly along said trail to Bow Trail SW; thence generally westerly along Bow Trail SW to Sarcee Trail SW; thence southerly along Sarcee Trail SW to Glenmore Trail SW; thence easterly along Glenmore Trail SW to the westerly limit of said city.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
38 2004/06/28 ANDERS, Rob Parliamentarian  31,322 55.90% C.P.C. 
THOMPSON, Justin Manager  16,402 29.27% Lib. 
ROBERTS, Danielle Student  4,274 7.63% G.P. 
PATTERSON, Tim Student  3,632 6.48% N.D.P. 
KOHUT, James S. Junior surveyor  315 0.56% Action 
VACHON, André Construction worker  87 0.16% M.-L. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
39 2006/01/23 ANDERS, Rob Parliamentarian  38,020 58.71% C.P.C. 
POLLOCK, Jennifer Lawyer  14,328 22.12% Lib. 
ROBERTS, Danielle Student  6,653 10.27% G.P. 
PHELPS BONDAROFF, Teale Student  5,370 8.29% N.D.P. 
CAYZER, Tim Computer programmer  265 0.41% Action 
VACHON, André Construction worker  125 0.19% M.-L. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
40 2008/10/14 ANDERS, Rob Parliamentarian  34,579 57.36% C.P.C. 
POLLOCK, Jennifer Lawyer  13,204 21.90% Lib. 
WEEKS, Randy Auditor  6,722 11.15% G.P. 
PHELPS BONDAROFF, Teale Student  3,832 6.36% N.D.P. 
SCHMIDT, Kirk IT analyst  1,790 2.97% Ind. 
VACHON, André Pipeline worker  155 0.26% M.-L. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
41 2011/05/02 ANDERS, Rob Parliamentarian  39,996 62.16% C.P.C. 
KINCH, Janice University assistant professor  11,374 17.68% Lib. 
KNOWLES, Shawna GMHBC operator (Canada Safeway)  6,679 10.38% N.D.P. 
WAGNER, Anna Lisa Program advisor, post secondary  6,070 9.43% G.P. 
VACHON, André Pipeline worker  227 0.35% M.-L. 

The electoral district was abolished in 2015.


See:CALGARY CONFEDERATION (Alberta)(2015 - )
CALGARY ROCKY RIDGE (Alberta)(2015 - )
CALGARY SIGNAL HILL (Alberta)(2015 - )
CALGARY SOUTH CENTRE (Alberta)(2004 - 2004)


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