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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



CALGARY, Alberta (1908 - 1917)


See:CALGARY (Northwest Territories)(1904 - 1908)

The electoral district of Calgary 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 provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta in 1905, Calgary continued as an electoral district which crossed the boundary between these two provinces.

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. 1903, c.60

The electoral district of Calgary, bounded as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the eastern boundary of the provisional district of Alberta by the north boundary of the seventeenth township; thence northerly along the said eastern boundary of the provisional district of Alberta to the Red Deer River; thence along the said Red Deer River downstream to its junction with the South Saskatchewan River; thence along the said South Saskatchewan River down stream to where it is intersected by the meridian between the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth ranges west of the third meridian; thence northerly along the said meridian between the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth ranges to the north boundary of the thirty-fourth township; thence westerly along the north boundary of the thirty-fourth townships to the western boundary of the provisional district of Alberta; thence in a southerly direction and along the said western boundary of the provisional district of Alberta to the north boundary of the seventeenth township; thence easterly along the north boundary of the seventeenth townships to the point of commencement.

Maitland S. McCarthy (Con) was the sitting Member of the constituency.

S.C. 1907, c.41

Under this Representation Act, the electoral district of Calgary came uniquely within the boundaries of Alberta.

The electoral district of Calgary, bounded as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the meridian between the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth ranges west of the fourth meridian by the north boundary of the twenty-second township; thence northerly along the said meridian between the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth ranges west of the fourth meridian to the north boundary of the thirtieth township; thence westerly along the north boundary of the thirtieth townships to the western boundary of the province of Alberta; thence in a southerly direction along the said western boundary of the province of Alberta to the north boundary of the twenty-second township; thence easterly along the north boundary of the twenty-second townships to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
11 1908/10/26 MCCARTHY, Maitland Stewart Lawyer  4,105 49.66% Cons. 
STEWART, Charles John Physician  3,418 41.35% Lib. 
SHERMAN, Frank Henry   743 8.99% Soc 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
12 1911/09/21 BENNETT, Richard Bedford Lawyer  7,671 58.15% Cons. 
VAN WART, Isaac Stephen Gerow   4,805 36.42% Lib. 
MASTERS, Arthur   716 5.43% Unknown 

The electoral district was abolished in 1917.


See:CALGARY WEST (Alberta)(1917 - 1953)
EAST CALGARY (Alberta)(1917 - 1925)
MACLEOD (Alberta)(1908 - 1968)


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