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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



ALBERTA (PROVISIONAL DISTRICT), Northwest Territories (1886 - 1908)


S.C. 1886, c.24

The Provisional Districts of Saskatchewan and Alberta, in the said Territories, as they were respectively constituted by an Order of the Governor in Council, bearing date the eighth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two, shall each be an electoral district and shall each return one member to the House of Commons of Canada.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
6 1887/02/22 DAVIS, Donald Watson Merchant  1,037 50.46% Cons. 
HARDISTY, Richard Charles   783 38.10% I Con 
LAFFERTY, J.D.   235 11.44% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
7 1891/03/05 DAVIS, Donald Watson Merchant  2,742 74.57% Cons. 
REILLY, James   935 25.43% Cons. 

S.C. 1892, c.11

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
8 1896/06/23 OLIVER, Frank   3,647 55.42% Lib 
COCHRANE, Thomas B.H.   2,863 43.50% Cons. 
CLARK, Simon I.   71 1.08% Ind. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
9 1900/11/07 OLIVER, Frank   5,203 56.36% Lib 
BENNETT, Richard Bedford   4,029 43.64% Cons. 

S.C. 1903, c.60

The electoral district of Alberta, bounded as follows:--Commencing at the south-east corner of the provisional district of Alberta; thence westerly along the southern boundary of the said provisional district of Alberta to the south-west corner thereof; thence northerly along the western boundary of the said provisional district of Alberta to where it is intersected by the north boundary of the seventeenth township; thence easterly along the north boundary of the seventeenth townships to the eastern boundary of the provisional district of Alberta; thence southerly along the said eastern boundary of the provisional district of Alberta to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
10 1904/11/03 HERRON, John   1,755 51.14% Lib.-Cons. 
MCKENZIE, Malcolm   1,677 48.86% Lib 

The electoral district of Alberta--as defined by Chapter 60, 3 E VII, 1903 (Northwest Territories, section 1)--was originally within the geographical region of the Northwest Territories. With the creation of the province of Alberta in 1905, Alberta continued as an electoral district within the province.

S.C. 1905, c.3, s.5

The said province and the province of Saskatchewan shall, until the termination of the Parliament of Canada existing at the time of the first readjustment hereinafter provided for, continue to be represented in the House of Commons as provided by chapter 60 of the statutes of 1903, each of the electoral districts defined in that part of the schedule to the said Act which relates to the North-west Territories, whether such district is wholly in one of the said provinces, or partly in one and partly in the other of them, being represented by one member.

S.C. 1905, c.27

The North-west Territories shall hereafter comprise the territories formerly known as Ruperts Land and the North-western Territory, except such portions thereof as form the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the district of Keewatin and the Yukon Territory, together with all British territories and possessions in North America and all islands adjacent to any such territories or possessions except the colony of Newfoundland and its dependencies.

From 1905 to 1947 - NWT not represented in Parliament

From 1947 to 1962 - NWT are represented only by the electoral districts of Yukon-Mackenzie and Mackenzie River

1962 - the electoral district of NWT created to represent entire territory.


See:ALBERTA (Northwest Territories)( - )


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