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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



YELLOWHEAD, Alberta (1979 - )


See:ATHABASCA (Alberta)(1968 - 2004)
EDMONTON WEST (Alberta)(1917 - 1988)
PEMBINA (Alberta)(1968 - 1988)
RED DEER (Alberta)(1908 - 2015)
ROCKY MOUNTAIN (Alberta)(1968 - 1979)
ST. ALBERT (Alberta)(1988 - 2004)
WETASKIWIN (Alberta)(1925 - 2015)
WILD ROSE (Alberta)(1988 - 2015)

Representation Order, 1976

YELLOWHEAD consisting of that portion of the province bounded as follows; commencing at the intersection of the north boundary of Tp 68 with the west boundary of said province; thence east along the north boundary of Tp 68 to the east boundary of R 19 W 5; thence north along the east boundary of R 19 to the north boundary of Tp 70; thence east along the north boundary of Tp 70 to the east boundary of R 8 W 5; thence south along the east boundary of R 8 to the north boundary of Tp 64; thence east along the north boundary of Tp 64 to the east boundary of R 2 W 5; thence south along the east boundary of R 2 to the north boundary of Tp 56; thence east along the north boundary of Tp 56 to the west boundary of R 27 W 4; thence south along the west boundary of R 27 W 4 to the northwest corner of Sec 18 in Tp 53 R 27 W 4; thence east along the north boundary of said Sec 18 and its easterly production to the western boundary of the City of Edmonton; thence southerly to the southwest corner of the corporate limits of said city; thence southwesterly along the right bank of the North Saskatchewan River to the north boundary of Tp 41 R 8 W 5; thence west along the north boundary of Tp 41 to the southeastern boundary of Jasper National Park; thence southwesterly along said boundary to the western boundary of the province; thence northwesterly along said western boundary and north along the west boundary of the province to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
31 1979/05/22 CLARK, Joe Journalist  28,849 70.00% P.C. 
SWITZER, Laurie Sales manager  7,083 17.19% Lib. 
RITCHIE, Bob Protection and safety co-ordinator  3,600 8.74% N.D.P. 
MILLER, Lex Chartered Accountant  1,535 3.72% N/A 
PLAUNT, Ronnie B. Student  143 0.35% Ind. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
32 1980/02/18 CLARK, Joe Journalist  27,953 69.47% P.C. 
SWITZER, Laurie Retired  7,302 18.15% Lib. 
MITCHELL, Laird Journalist  4,562 11.34% N.D.P. 
BROWER, Robert L.T. Businessman  249 0.62% Ind. 
FALLIS, Brian K. Lab technician  170 0.42% Ind. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
33 1984/09/04 CLARK, Joe University lecturer  37,462 74.01% P.C. 
HARDY, Rick Carpenter  6,906 13.64% N.D.P. 
JOY, Louis H. Retired businessman  4,097 8.09% Lib. 
SNOW, G.R. Heavy equipment operator  829 1.64% C.R.W.P. 
BUSH, Douglas Alan Painter  773 1.53% Rhino 
SWEIGARD, Audrey R.N.A.  553 1.09% S.C. 

Representation Order, 1987

YELLOWHEAD consisting of that portion of the Province of Alberta bounded as follows: commencing at the intersection of the north boundary of Tp 68 with the west boundary of said province; thence east along said north boundary to the west boundary of R 7 W 5; thence south along said west boundary to the north boundary of Tp 64; thence east along said north boundary to the east boundary of R 2 W 5; thence south along said east boundary to its intersection with the left bank of the North Saskatchewan River; thence southwesterly along said left bank to its intersection with the left bank of the Brazeau River; thence southwesterly along said left bank to its intersection with the eastern boundary of Jasper National Park; thence south and southwesterly along said eastern boundary to the western boundary of said province; thence northwesterly along said western boundary to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
34 1988/11/21 CLARK, Joe University lecturer  17,847 44.51% P.C. 
MANNING, Ernest Preston Management consultant  11,207 27.95% Ref. 
VENNE, Muriel STANLEY Consultant  6,172 15.39% N.D.P. 
HIGGERTY, John Lawyer  3,987 9.94% Lib. 
TORRINGA, John M. Contract handicap driver  708 1.77% C.H.P. 
HOPE, Peter E. Salesman  90 0.22% C.R.W.P. 
O'HARA, Pat Geo. A. Retired auctioneer  86 0.21% N/A 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
35 1993/10/25 BREITKREUZ, Cliff Agricultural producer, farmer  22,790 55.04% Ref. 
HIGGERTY, John Crown prosecutor  8,964 21.65% Lib. 
STECYK, Marilyn Political advisor  5,799 14.01% P.C. 
WOYTOWICH, Joe Public relations consultant  1,811 4.37% N.D.P. 
MANN, Alex S. Oilfield rig mechanic  1,147 2.77% Natl 
PIERS, Peter Farmer  441 1.07% C.H.P. 
MICHAELCHUK, Dennis Ronald Research project manager  251 0.61% N.L.P. 
PEDERSON, Douglas Bruce Computer programmer  202 0.49% Ind. 

Representation Order, 1996

YELLOWHEAD consisting of that part of the Province of Alberta described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the north boundary of Tp 68 with the west boundary of said province; thence east along the north boundary of Tp 68 to the east boundary of R 8 W 5; thence south along the east boundary of R 8 W 5 to the north boundary of Tp 64; thence east along the north boundary of Tp 64 to the east boundary of R 2 W 5; thence south along the east boundary of R 2 W 5 to the northerly limit of the Summer Village of Edmonton Beach; thence southerly, westerly, southerly and easterly along the westerly and southerly limits of said summer village to the east limit of R 2 W 5; thence south along the east boundary of R 2 W 5 to the left bank of the North Saskatchewan River; thence generally southwesterly along the left bank of the North Saskatchewan River to the left bank of the Brazeau River; thence generally westerly and southwesterly along the left bank of the Brazeau River to the easterly boundary of Jasper National Park; thence generally southwesterly along the easterly boundary of said park to the westerly boundary of said province; thence generally northwesterly and northerly along the westerly boundary of said province to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
36 1997/06/02 BREITKREUZ, Cliff Farmer  22,960 64.82% Ref. 
LOVE CRAWFORD, Nancy High school principal  6,318 17.84% Lib. 
PUGH, Ross Douglas Businessman  4,383 12.37% P.C. 
ATKINSON, Dennis Organization co-ordinator  1,759 4.97% N.D.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
37 2000/11/27 MERRIFIELD, Rob Farmer  26,824 66.08% CA 
HIGGERTY, John Prosecutor  6,348 15.64% Lib. 
GALBRAITH, Dale F. Business manager  5,141 12.66% P.C. 
LAPIERRE, J. Noel Millwright  1,910 4.71% N.D.P. 
STRYDHORST, Jacob Dairy farmer  371 0.91% N/A 

Representation Order, 2003

YELLOWHEAD consisting of that part of the Province of Alberta described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the west boundary of said province with the north boundary of Tp 64; thence east along the north boundary of Tp 64 to the west boundary of R 18 W 5; thence north along the west boundary of R 18 W 5 to the north boundary of Tp 67; thence east along the north boundary of Tp 67 to the east boundary of R 8 W 5; thence south along the east boundary of R 8 W 5 to the north boundary of Tp 64; thence east along the north boundary of Tp 64 to the easterly limit of Woodlands County; thence generally southerly along the easterly limits of said county, Barrhead County No. 11 and Lac Ste. Anne County to the northerly limit of Parkland County; thence generally southwesterly along said limit to Range Road 20; thence southerly along said road to the right bank of the North Saskatchewan River; thence generally southwesterly along said bank to the south boundary of Tp 42; thence west along the south boundary of Tp 42 to the southeasterly boundary of Jasper National Park of Canada; thence generally southwesterly along said boundary to the westerly boundary of said province; thence generally northwesterly and northerly along said boundary to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
38 2004/06/28 MERRIFIELD, Rob Parliamentarian  26,503 68.61% C.P.C. 
CROSSLEY, Peter Lawyer  4,441 11.50% Lib. 
LAPIERRE, Noel Millwright  4,429 11.47% N.D.P. 
STIEGLITZ, Eric Manager  2,534 6.56% G.P. 
STRYDHORST, Jacob Dairy and grain farmer  721 1.87% C.H.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
39 2006/01/23 MERRIFIELD, Rob Parliamentarian  30,640 71.19% C.P.C. 
LAPIERRE, Noel Millwright  4,712 10.95% N.D.P. 
LOVE, Nancy Mediator  4,066 9.45% Lib. 
SCHAEFER, Monika Violin teacher  2,856 6.64% G.P. 
WIERENGA, John Marvin Journeyman Welder  765 1.78% C.H.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
40 2008/10/14 MERRIFIELD, Rob Self-employed  26,863 71.85% C.P.C. 
KUZMINSKI, Ken Carpenter  4,587 12.27% N.D.P. 
SCHAEFER, Monika Violin teacher  3,437 9.19% G.P. 
EL-RAFIH, Mohamed Tutor  1,489 3.98% Lib. 
WIERENGA, John M. Welder  606 1.62% C.H.P. 
BRADE, Melissa Homemaker  408 1.09% Action 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
41 2011/05/02 MERRIFIELD, Rob Parliamentarian  31,925 77.03% C.P.C. 
WELLS, Mark Law student  5,411 13.06% N.D.P. 
SCHAEFER, Monika Violin teacher/performer  2,132 5.14% G.P. 
SIEZMAGRAFF, Zack Business analyst  1,190 2.87% Lib. 
STRYDHORST, Jacob Farmer  404 0.97% C.H.P. 
BRADE, Melissa Homemaker  384 0.93% Action 

By-Election:   On Mr. Merrifield's resignation, 17-09-2014

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
2014/11/17 EGLINSKI, Jim Retired RCMP  7,884 62.57% C.P.C. 
MAGUHN, Ryan Heinz Teacher  2,518 19.98% Lib. 
ROSENDAHL, Eric Retired  1,203 9.55% N.D.P. 
WILLIAMS, Dean Documentarian/photographer  622 4.94% Ind. 
LYSTANG, Cory Pressure truck driver  374 2.97% Libert. 

Representation Order, 2013 (SI/2013-102)

Consisting of that part of the Province of Alberta described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the west boundary of said province with the north boundary of Tp 64; thence east along the north boundary of Tp 64 to the east boundary of R 24 W 5; thence south along the east boundary of R 24 W 5 to the northerly limit of Yellowhead County; thence generally easterly along said limit to the westerly limit of Lac Ste. Anne County; thence generally northerly, generally easterly and generally southerly along the westerly and northerly limits of said county to Highway No. 764; thence southerly along said highway to Highway No. 43; thence generally southeasterly along said highway to the northerly boundary of Alexis Indian Reserve No. 133; thence easterly and southerly along the northerly and easterly boundaries of said Indian reserve to Highway No. 43; thence generally southeasterly and southerly along said highway to the northerly limit of Parkland County; thence easterly along said limit to Range Road 20-Lake Eden Road; thence southerly along said road and Range Road 20 to Township Road 510; thence easterly along said road to the northerly production of Range Road 20; thence southerly along said production, Range Road 20 and its southerly production to the right bank of the North Saskatchewan River; thence generally southeasterly along said bank to the northerly production of Range Road 10; thence southerly along said production, Range Road 10 and its intermittent productions to Township Road 482; thence generally westerly along said road to Range Road 20; thence southerly along said road to Highway No. 616; thence westerly along said highway to Highway No. 771; thence southerly along said highway to Township Road 474; thence westerly along said road to Range Road 22; thence southerly along said road to the northerly limit of Wetaskiwin County No. 10; thence westerly along said limit to the easterly limit of Clearwater County; thence generally southerly, westerly and generally northwesterly along the easterly, southerly and westerly limits of said county to the southerly boundary of Jasper National Park of Canada; thence generally northwesterly and generally southwesterly along said boundary to the west boundary of the Province of Alberta; thence generally northwesterly and northerly along said boundary to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
42 2015/10/19 EGLINSKI, Jim Parliamentarian  37,950 72.25% C.P.C. 
MAGUHN, Ryan Teacher/town councillor  7,467 14.22% Lib. 
KUZMINSKI, Ken Carpenter  4,753 9.05% N.D.P. 
WOLF LANGE, Sandra Designer  1,538 2.93% G.P. 
LYSTANG, Cory Pressure truck operator  817 1.56% Libert. 

See:ATHABASCA (Alberta)(1968 - 2004)
EDMONTON--SPRUCE GROVE (Alberta)(2004 - 2015)
PEACE RIVER (Alberta)(1925 - 2015)
WESTLOCK--ST. PAUL (Alberta)(2004 - 2004)
WETASKIWIN (Alberta)(1925 - 2015)


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