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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



CALGARY CENTRE, Alberta (1968 - 2004)


See:CALGARY NORTH (Alberta)(1953 - 1997)
CALGARY SOUTH (Alberta)(1953 - 1988)

Representation Order, 1966

CALGARY CENTRE is contained within the boundary described as follows: Starting at the point where Highway number One (No. 1) intersects the east boundary of section twenty-four (24) township twenty-four (24) range two (2) west of the fifth (5th) meridian; thence easterly along Highway number One (No. 1) to Twenty-four (24) Street N.W.; thence easterly along Sixteen (16) Avenue N.W. to Centre Street; thence southerly along Centre Street, across the Bow River, to the north boundary of the Canadian Pacific Railway right-of-way; thence easterly along the said right-of-way boundary to Second (2nd) Street S.E.; thence south to Seventeen (17) Avenue S.E.; thence westerly along Seventeen (17) Avenue S.E. to Four (4) Street S.W.; thence southerly along Four (4) Street S.W. to Twenty-five (25) Avenue S.W.; thence westerly along Twenty-five (25) Avenue S.W. to Hillcrest Avenue; thence westerly along Hillcrest Avenue to Eight (8) Street S.W.; thence southerly along Eight (8) Street S.W. to Frontenac Avenue; thence northwesterly along Frontenac Avenue to Fourteen (14) Street S.W.; thence southerly along Fourteen (14) Street S.W. to Thirty-two (32) Avenue S.W.; thence westerly along Thirty-two (32) Avenue S.W. to its intersection with Richmond Road; thence southwesterly along Richmond Road to Forty-three (43) Street S.W.; thence northerly along Forty-three (43) Street S.W. to Twenty-six (26) Avenue S.W.; thence westerly along Twenty-six (26) Avenue S.W. to Forty-five (45) Street S.W.; thence northerly along Forty-five (45) Street S.W. to Seventeen (17) Avenue S.W.; thence easterly along Seventeen (17) Avenue S.W. to Thirty-seven (37) Street S.W.; thence northerly along Thirty-seven (37) Street S.W. and its northerly prolongation, across the Bow River, to the starting point.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
28 1968/06/25 HARKNESS, Douglas Scott Teacher and farmer  16,977 47.07% P.C. 
TAYLOR, Nick Business executive  16,676 46.24% Lib. 
JACKSON, Margaret I. Professor  2,413 6.69% N.D.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
29 1972/10/30 ANDRE, Harvie Chemical engineer  22,669 53.30% P.C. 
TAYLOR, Nick Businessman  13,110 30.82% Lib. 
JONES, David Ford Professor  5,538 13.02% N.D.P. 
WILLMOTT, Clifford M. Retired railwayman  1,081 2.54% S.C. 
COTTINGHAM, Frank F. Salesman  80 0.19% N/A 
CONSTANT, Colin Student  53 0.12% N/A 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
30 1974/07/08 ANDRE, Harvie Chemical engineer  23,810 63.15% P.C. 
WRIGHT, Frances Stock broker  9,912 26.29% Lib. 
MCGUIRE, George Teacher  3,072 8.15% N.D.P. 
WILLMOTT, Clifford Retired  646 1.71% S.C. 
WHITEFIELD, David G. Teacher  170 0.45% Comm. 
MAGEL, Dean Labourer  91 0.24% M.-L. 

Representation Order, 1976

CALGARY CENTRE consisting of that portion of the City of Calgary bounded as follows: commencing at the intersection of 16 Avenue NE with the Edmonton Trail; thence southerly along said Edmonton Trail and 4 Street NE to the right bank of the Bow River; thence easterly along said right bank to the left bank of the Elbow River; thence southerly and westerly along said left bank to the 25 Avenue Bridge; thence east across the bridge and along 25 Avenue SE to 1 Street SE; thence south along 1 Street SE to 34 Avenue SE; thence west along 34 Avenue SE, Mission Road and 34 Avenue SW and its westerly production to the left bank of the Elbow River; thence southerly and westerly along said left bank to the east boundary of Block A Community Reserve (River Park); thence north along the east boundary of said Block A to the north boundary of said block; thence north along 14 Street SW to 33 Avenue SE; thence west along 33 Avenue SW to the Crowchild Trail; thence north and northerly along the Crowchild Trail to the left bank of the Bow River; thence westerly along said left bank to 37 Street NW; thence north along 37 Street NW to the Trans-Canada Highway; thence east along the Trans-Canada Highway and 16 Avenue NW and NE to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
31 1979/05/22 ANDRE, Harvie Member of Parliament  22,124 59.10% P.C. 
WRIGHT, Frances Manager  10,555 28.19% Lib. 
HARASYMIW, Bohdan Professor  4,095 10.94% N.D.P. 
ERHART, Tom Carpenter  522 1.39% S.C. 
SWANN, Casey Pipefitter  74 0.20% Comm. 
NORTHRUP, Julie Factory worker  66 0.18% M.-L. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
32 1980/02/18 ANDRE, Harvie Chemical engineer  18,610 57.39% P.C. 
HO LEM, George Businessman  9,698 29.91% Lib. 
JONES, David Ford Associate professor  2,994 9.23% N.D.P. 
SAMOIL, Willy Student  766 2.36% Rhino 
ERHART, Thomas Carpenter  257 0.79% S.C. 
SWANN, Casey Sprinkler fitter  58 0.18% Comm. 
NORTHRUP, Julie Packing house worker  43 0.13% M.-L. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
33 1984/09/04 ANDRE, Harvie Member of Parliament  24,924 66.35% P.C. 
GAINER, Karen Lawyer  5,955 15.85% Lib. 
KEELEY, Susan Business agent  5,138 13.68% N.D.P. 
STAPLES, Glen Teacher  761 2.03% G.P. 
FERGUSON, Jean Retired teacher  604 1.61% C.R.W.P. 
KYRIAKAKIS, Joseph Playwright  180 0.48% Libert. 

Representation Order, 1987

CALGARY CENTRE consisting of that portion of the City of Calgary bounded as follows: commencing at the intersection of 33 Avenue SW and Crowchild Trail SW; thence easterly along 33 Avenue SW to 14 Street SW; thence south along 14 Street SW to the north boundary of Block A Community Reserve (River Park); thence east along the north boundary of said block to its northeast corner; thence southeasterly along the northeasterly boundary of said block to the Elbow river; thence easterly and northwesterly along the Elbow River to the westerly production of 34 Avenue SW; thence easterly along said westerly production and along 34 Avenue SW to 4 Street SW; thence northerly along 4 Street SW to 30 Avenue SW; thence easterly along 30 Avenue SW to Mission Road SW; thence southeasterly along Mission Road SW and Mission Road SE to Macleod Trail; thence northeasterly along Macleod Trail to 34 Avenue SE; thence east along 34 Avenue SE and its easterly production to the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence northerly along said railway to the Elbow River; thence northeasterly along the Elbow River to the right bank of the Bow River; thence easterly along the right bank of the Bow River to the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence northerly along the Canadian Pacific Railway to the easterly production of 24 Avenue NE; thence westerly along said easterly production and along 24 Avenue NE, 24 Avenue NW and its westerly production to 10 Street NW; thence south along 10 Street NW to the Trans-Canada 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 the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
34 1988/11/21 ANDRE, Harvie Member of Parliament  28,794 53.72% P.C. 
HUSBAND, Elaine Freelance journalist  10,731 20.02% N.D.P. 
HAMILTON, John A. Independent businessman  6,662 12.43% Ref. 
ROBINSON, Bob Lawyer  6,280 11.72% Lib. 
CONRAD, Norman C. Lawyer  670 1.25% G.P. 
KING, John Gordon Security  358 0.67% Libert. 
ASKIN, Margaret Peggy Telephone operator  107 0.20% N/A 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
35 1993/10/25 SILYE, Jim Businessman  22,600 45.08% Ref. 
BLAIR, Bob Professional engineer  15,157 30.23% Lib. 
O'NEIL, Sean Lawyer  7,466 14.89% P.C. 
MCCREARY, Catherine Lawyer  2,149 4.29% N.D.P. 
HOFF, Peter Arts administrator  1,743 3.48% Natl 
MATIOWSKY, Rebecca Student  484 0.97% G.P. 
ANDERSON, Annie Video producer  355 0.71% N.L.P. 
JACKMAN, Bruce Equipment operator  92 0.18% C.P. 
ASKIN, Margaret Peggy Telephone operator  91 0.18% M.-L. 

Representation Order, 1996

CALGARY CENTRE consisting of that part of the City of Calgary described as follows: commencing at the intersection of 50 Avenue SW with the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence westerly along 50 Avenue SW, its westerly production and 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 along Crowchild Trail NW to 24 Avenue NW; thence easterly along 24 Avenue NW to the westerly boundary of Confederation Park on 14 Street NW; thence southerly, easterly and northerly along the westerly, southerly and easterly boundaries of said park to the westerly production of 24 Avenue NW on 10 Street NW; thence easterly along the westerly production of 24 Avenue NW, 24 Avenue NW and 24 Avenue NE and its easterly production to the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence southerly along the Canadian Pacific Railway to the right bank of the Bow River; thence generally westerly along the right bank of the Bow River to the right bank of the Elbow River; thence generally southerly along the right bank of the Elbow River to the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence southeasterly, southwesterly and southerly along the Canadian Pacific Railway to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
36 1997/06/02 LOWTHER, Eric Telecommunications manager  19,936 40.08% Ref. 
LONGSTAFF, Bev City councillor  16,231 32.63% Lib. 
GRAY, Rob Businessman  9,230 18.56% P.C. 
GREEN, Duncan Instructor  3,011 6.05% N.D.P. 
WELLING, Andrea Legal research consultant  893 1.80% G.P. 
SHAPKA, Roni Property manager  273 0.55% N.L.P. 
ASKIN, Margaret Peggy Customer assistance  167 0.34% M.-L. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
37 2000/11/27 CLARK, Joe Parliamentarian  26,358 46.05% P.C. 
LOWTHER, Eric Sales manager  22,054 38.53% CA 
LEVY, Joanne Broadcaster  5,630 9.84% Lib. 
LEPAN, Don Book publisher  1,604 2.80% N.D.P. 
ALVAREZ-TOYE, Michael Artist  1,170 2.04% G.P. 
SMITH, Beverley Writer, tutor  293 0.51% Ind. 
ASKIN, Margaret Peggy Communications service rep  133 0.23% M.-L. 

The electoral district was abolished in 2004.


See:CALGARY EAST (Alberta)(1997 - 2015)
CALGARY NORTH CENTRE (Alberta)(2004 - 2004)
CALGARY SOUTH CENTRE (Alberta)(2004 - 2004)
CALGARY WEST (Alberta)(1979 - 2015)


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