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BURNABY--COQUITLAM, British Columbia (1953 - 1968)


See:BURNABY--RICHMOND (British Columbia)(1949 - 1970)

S.C. 1952, c.48

BURNABY-COQUITLAM consisting of the territory bounded as follows:commencing at the northwest corner of the municipality of Burnaby; thence southerly along the western boundary of the municipality of Burnaby to the intersection with Douglas Road; thence easterly and southeasterly along Douglas Road and Grandview Highway to the northwesterly limit of the city of New Westminster; thence northeasterly and southeasterly along the limits of aforesaid city to the channel of Fraser River; thence easterly along the said channel of the Fraser River passing north of Tree and Douglas Islands to the intersection of Pitt River; thence following the Pitt River passing east of Siwash Island and the centre of Pitt Lake passing west of Goose Island to a point in the northerly reach of the said Pitt Lake due south of the northwest corner of section thirty-five (35) township six (6) range five (5) west of the seventh (7) meridian; thence due north to a point due east of the northeast corner of section fifteen (15) township seven (7) range six (6) west of the seventh (7) meridian; thence due west to the said northeast corner of section fifteen (15); thence westerly along the north boundaries of sections fifteen (15) to eighteen (18) inclusive, township seven (7) range six (6) west of the seventh meridian to Hixon Creek; thence in a line due west to an intersection with Indian River; thence southerly along Indian River to the North Arm of Burrard Inlet; thence southerly along the centre line of the North Arm of Burrard Inlet, passing east of Croker Island and west of Racoon Island to an intersection with the northerly boundary of the municipality of Burnaby; thence westerly along the said northerly boundary of the municipality of Burnaby to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
22 1953/08/10 REGIER, Erhart Teacher  7,232 37.62% CCF 
GAMACHE, Rene Jules Foreman  4,987 25.94% S.C. 
BASTEDO, George Campbell Real estate salesman  4,256 22.14% Lib 
MILNE, John E. Barrister  2,124 11.05% P.C. 
KUCHER, Alexander Barber  627 3.26% LPP 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
23 1957/06/10 REGIER, Erhart Teacher  10,947 38.78% CCF 
GERHART, Clarence E. Pharmacist  7,552 26.76% S.C. 
KILMER, Jane Retired  4,949 17.53% P.C. 
PHILPS, Fred Appraiser  4,778 16.93% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
24 1958/03/31 REGIER, Erhart Teacher  12,917 43.08% CCF 
MORRISON, Murray Newspaper manager  11,422 38.09% P.C. 
COOPER, Robert James Business manager  3,533 11.78% Lib 
PERRETT, Morris Business executive, retired  2,113 7.05% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
25 1962/06/18 REGIER, Erhart Teacher  19,050 49.91% N.D.P. 
CLARK, Warren R. General insurance salesman  9,351 24.50% Lib 
DORFMAN, Maurice Merchant  5,206 13.64% P.C. 
KING, David C. Salesman  4,564 11.96% S.C. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Regier's resignation, 20-8-1962

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1962/10/22 DOUGLAS, Thomas Clement (Tommy) Political leader  16,313 50.43% N.D.P. 
CLARK, Warren R. Insurance counsellor  8,029 24.82% Lib 
GAMACHE, RenĂ© J. Lumber grader  5,282 16.33% S.C. 
GREENWOOD, Eric Engineer  2,562 7.92% P.C. 
BURNHAM, George D. Retired  162 0.50% Ind. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
26 1963/04/08 DOUGLAS, Thomas Clement (Tommy) National leader of NDP  19,067 46.37% N.D.P. 
KENT, Tom Economist  14,148 34.40% Lib 
MORROW, Lyn Publicist  3,990 9.70% P.C. 
GAMACHE, RenĂ©-J. Lumber grader  3,917 9.53% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
27 1965/11/08 DOUGLAS, Thomas Clement (Tommy) National leader of NDP  22,553 52.93% N.D.P. 
HAYES, Dick Law clerk  12,090 28.37% Lib 
KENNEDY, James Morris Realtor  5,308 12.46% S.C. 
ALLEN, Mike Motel operator  2,662 6.25% P.C. 

The electoral district was abolished in 1968.


See:BURNABY--SEYMOUR (British Columbia)(1968 - 1979)
FRASER VALLEY WEST (British Columbia)(1968 - 1997)
NEW WESTMINSTER (British Columbia)(1872 - 1979)


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