Alberta (Provisional District)

Alberta (Provisional District) was a federal electoral district in the Northwest Territories, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1887 to 1908.

Alberta (Provisional District)
Northwest Territories electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1886
District abolished1907
First contested1887
Last contested1904

HistoryEdit

The Alberta Provisional District was created in 1886 when the Northwest Territories gained representation in the House of Commons. It had the same boundaries of the District of Alberta, a subdivision of the Northwest Territories. In 1905, Alberta became a province of Canada, and the electoral district continued as an Alberta federal electoral district covering the southern part of the province until 1907, when the district was redistributed into Macleod and Medicine Hat.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Alberta (Provisional District)
Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created
6th  1887–1891     Donald Watson Davis Conservative
7th  1891–1896
8th  1896–1900     Frank Oliver Liberal
9th  1900–1904
10th  1904–1908     John Herron Liberal–Conservative
Riding dissolved into Macleod and Medicine Hat

Election resultsEdit

1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Donald Watson Davis 1,037 50.46
Independent Conservative Richard Hardisty 783 38.10
Liberal James Delamere Lafferty 235 11.44
Total valid votes 2,055 100.00
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Donald Watson Davis 2,742 74.57
Conservative James A. Reilly 935 25.43
Total valid votes 3,677 100.00
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Frank Oliver 3,647 55.42
Conservative Thomas Cochrane 2,863 43.50
Independent Simon Clark 71 1.08
Total valid votes 6,581 100.00
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Frank Oliver 5,203 56.36
Conservative Richard Bennett 4,029 43.64
Total valid votes 9,232 100.00
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal–Conservative John Herron 1,755 51.14
Liberal Malcolm McKenzie 1,677 48.86
Total valid votes 3,432 100.00

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